Earleigh Heights Volunteer Fire Company Station 12
P.O. Box 547 161 Ritchie Highway
Severna Park, MD 21146
Hall Rental: 410-544-2880
Thursday, January 9, 2014
At 1924 hrs, 2ND Battalion units were dispatched to 340 Sherman Ave in the 2315 box for a dump truck on fire next to a garage. E171 arrived with a dump truck on fire and did not appear there was extension to the dwelling or garage. E121 arrived with E171 and operated the only attack line and extinguished the fire. Command held engines 17,19 and 12 and squad 23. Engine 121 returned to service at 2000 hrs.
Credit to photographer
Thursday, December 26, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of life member and friend Mr. Bill Wietzell. There will be a Memorial service in the hall of the Earleigh Heights VFC on Monday, December 30th at 11am .
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
Around 1800 hours a citizen found a dog cold and scared sitting on Rt. 2. They picked the dog up and brought him to the firehouse because everywhere else was closed. We took the dog in with open arms and started trying to find his home. We all put pictures and descriptions of Mongo (not his real name) on every social media site we could to try to find his home. About 6 hours later his owners called station 12 and were relieved to know that we had him safe. The reunion was the best Christmas gift they could ask for. We were glad to see Oscar (His real name) make it home safe to his family.
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.
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.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
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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.
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
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.
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.
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