Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company Station 12
P.O. Box 547 161 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146 
Phone: 410-647-1990
Fax: 410-647-9463
Hall Rental: 410-544-2880 

info@ehvfc.org

ENGINE RUNS WORKING FIRE DISPATCH

Monday, November 25, 2013  Around 2330 hrs E121 was alerted on the "working fire dispatch" on Box 0519 in the 700 block of RT3 in Gambrills for an out-building and multiple vehicles on fire. E121 arrived and establishing a secondary water supply while the crew assisted in extinguishment and overhaul. E121 remained on location for 1.5 hrs. 

     



 

ENGINE COMPANY HANDLES MULTIPLE LANDING SITES

Friday, November 22, 2013  While clearing a MVC in Company 26s are on I97 & New Cut Rd, E121 was alerted on a  two vehicle MVC with entrapment on I97N/RT100 just after 0830hrs. Command (BC4) advised the engine company to handle the landing zone for two MSP helicopters. The crews from E121 and E341 secured both travel lanes of northbound and southbound I-97 and exit ramps at the RT100 interchange. Troopers 1 & 7 safely landed to handle the transport of two patients. A mid-20's, category alpha, female who had life-threatening injuries was flown to Shock Trauma in Baltimore. The second patient, a three year old female, was transported to Johns Hopkins with non-life-threatening injuries. One male patient was prounced dead at the scene by paramedics. E121 remained on scene for just under an hour before being released by command.

E121 was alert for the 2nd time Friday morning to handle another landing zone, this time on Ritchie Hwy. SQ23 & PM12 were earlier dispatched to Ritchie Hwy S/McKinsey Rd for a single vehicle collision. The pt suffered a medical emergency behind the wheel and crashed into a tree. Due to the patients mental status and the extreme mechanism MSP aviation was requested bringing E121 to the scene to handle the LZ. E121 shut down both lanes of travel on Ritchie Hwy and secured the exits to 3 separate businesses. Trooper 6 safely landed on the northbound lanes of Ritchie Hwy and assisted PM12 with patient packaging. The mid 20's male was ultimately transported Pri-1 to Shock Trauma in Baltimore with possibly life-threatening injuries. E121 remained on scene for approximately 30 minutes.

     
I97 LZ

I97 LZ

I97 LZ

I97 LZ



 

FIRST DUE HOUSE GOING THROUGHOUT

Saturday, October 19, 2013 

     



 

SQUAD RUNS HOUSE FIRE IN COMPANY 11'S FIRST DUE

Photo from Facebook

Photo from Facebook

Saturday, October 5, 2013  At 1236 hours Squad 12 was dispatched to 1200 Hilltop Rd in the 11-07 box for a house fire with multiple calls. Engine 112 arrived on the scene with fire through the roof. Crews are currently still working this fire, more details to follow.

   


 

FIRST DUE DWELLING FIRE DUMPS THE HOUSE

Thursday, September 12, 2013  Around 1830 hrs Engine 121 (Capt. Krok), Squad 12 (Lt. Derrossett) and Chief 12 (Chief Detwilier) cleared back to back calls for odor of smoke inside after a strong storm came through the area. While Engine 121 was returning to the station, the crew noticed a strong smell of smoke which smelled like a house fire. Engine 121 investigated the odor for about 10 minutes but  found nothing and returned to the station after the odor had seem to dissipate . At 1849 hrs the 1206 box was dropped for a dwelling fire at  McQuay Rd and Baltimore Annapolis Blvd.(about 5 blocks from where the odor was found). As units went en route, Chief 19 (coming from station 12) reported he could see a column. Engine 121 dropped a line for a split lay at McQuay and Rt. 648. Chief 12 arrived on the scene with a 10x12 shed well off and established command. Engine 121 arrived and ran the 150' front bumper line. Approx. 5 Min's into the incident, Capt. 12 recommending holding 1 and 1. The box was scaled back to Co. 12 units (staffing of 11 personnel). Chief  12 placed the fire under control and the units from company 12 returned to service at 1952 hrs.

* Company 12 ran 20 calls in a 5 hour period during the storm

     



 

SQUAD 12 TAKES IN DWELLING FIRE

Monday, September 9, 2013  At 2004 hrs Squad 12 went to work at 1711 Woolford Ln in the 7-24 box. More details to follow.

   


 

PASSING OF A LIFE MEMBER NORMAN WINSTEAD

Sunday, September 8, 2013  Norman Douglass Winstead was born July 1, 1924 and  left this earth on September 8, 2013.  He was born in North Carolina.  He was raised in Baltimore, MD.  He graduated from Dunbar High School in 1943.  He was one of the first Afro-American bus drivers in New Jersey where he worked for 36 years with New Jersey Transit.  During his retirement he was a driving school instructor and worked at the  Ames Department Store.  He was a volunteer firefighter at the Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years.  He was a musician and played for various churches and also had is own Singing Group "The Winstead Singers".  Among his favorite songs were "He Brought Ne From a Mighty Long Ways" and "The Lord is Blessing Me".

 

He Leaves behind his wife of 50 years, Margie, surviving children; Tracey, Stephen, Norma, Saundra, Terrence, Carolyn and Gary; and A host of grandchildren , great children, nieces and nephews.

 

His life will be celebrated for many years to come.  He was father to many and mentor to even more.  He was loved by all whom he came in contact with.  He will be greatly missed.

   


 

FIRST DUE RESCUE BOX

Friday, August 30, 2013  At 1555, Squad 12 was on the air and alerted for the rescue box at Benfield Rd and Kensington Ave in the 12-19 for a single vehicle reported into a pole and on its side with a patient trapped.  Squad 12 quickly went to work stabilizing the vehicle. Squad 12's crew proceeded to flap the roof to extricate the patient.  The extrication took approximately 14 mins. 


 

     



 

ENGINE (2ND DUE) AND CHIEF GO TO TACO BELL FOR A BUILDING FIRE

Friday, August 30, 2013  At 0304, station 12 was alerted for the commercial building fire "Taco Bell", with multiple calls and fire through the roof.  E122 was first arriving laying out and E122 OIC got 12's crew quickly going to work. Crews made entry through one of the windows and put a quick knock to the seat of the fire.  Luckily Taco Bell was able to be back in service the following day.  

     
Photo by Shawn Coleman

Photo by Shawn Coleman

Photo by Shawn Coleman

Photo by Shawn Coleman



 

SQUAD 12 GOES TO WORK ON A GARAGE FIRE

Thursday, July 18, 2013  AT 2330HRS SQUAD 12 RESPONDED FOR THE REPORTED GARAGE FIRE IN THE 10-17 BOX.  ENGINE 101 ARRIVED TO A GARAGE 30% INVOLVED.  SQUAD 12 SEARCHED THE SECOND STORY FOR EXTENSION AND PULLED A SECOND LINE TO COOL COMPRESSED CYLINDERS  AS WELL AS HIT HOT SPOTS IN THE GARAGE.  

     



 
 
 

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