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The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Co. 1, is dedicated to providing quality Emergency Services to our community through the combined team efforts of our members, the local government organizations, and the citizens of our community to enhance our ability to protect life, property, and the environment.



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Oct
6
2014

Rescue Alarm 3-32

Engine 31, medic 38, and rescue squad 9 (Reese) were dispatched to the area of Rt. 31 and Uniontown Rd. for a vehicle collision with reported entrapment. Captain 3 (Haddad) arrived finding one vehicle overturned in the woods and established Rt. 31 command. Command found no entrapment with 4 patients with minor injuries. Command held the assignment with engine 31, medic 38, utility 3, and chief 3-1.
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Oct
6
2014

Busy Few Days

On 10-5-2014 the medics stayed very busy as usual handling a variety of calls Medic 38 was diispached to the area of Baugher Road and Route 140 for a vehicle collision with rescue in company 6′s area. The initial dispatch assignment was medic 69, medic 38, rescue squad 6, and engine 63. Units arrived to find multiple patients and requested a 3rd transport unit. Hearing this with a crew in the station, ambulance 37 advised they had a crew and were requested on the assignment. After leaving that call, medic 38 and 39 handled a injured subject with lacerations to his neck. Engine 31 and medic 99 also handled a minor vehicle collision at Rt. 140 and Market Street.

On 10-6-2014, members arrived early at the firehouse to get ready for fire prevention. During the day engine 31, engine 33 and medic 38 were dispatched to the area of Malcolm Drive and Rt. 140 for a vehicle collision. Engine 33 arrived with numerous patients and requested 3 additional transport units. Units also handled a vehicle collision at Lucabaugh Mill Road and Rt. 27 and a vehicle collision involving rollover with a vehicle through a telephone pole on Sulivan Road.

Oct
6
2014

Downtime Spent Training

Between house chores and the never ending sound of the ambulance tones going off, members use their downtime to train and improve on their skills. This week, members trained on pulling hose lines from Engine 31 and setting up different scenarios. Members assisted newer members with completing their “engine check off sheets” and getting them ready to ride as 3rd and 4th’s. “Let no mans ghost ever come back and say his training failed him.”

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Sep
26
2014

Structure Alarm 3-7

IMG_7423Structure alarm 3-7 was dispatched for a shed fire. Engine 33, Tower 3, and Chief 3-1 went enroute within minutes of dispatch. Units arrived to find a well involved shed with no exposure problems. Engine 33 stretched a line and began knocking down the fire as the tower crew assisted with gaining access to hot spots. Units were clear within the hour.

Sep
8
2014

Chief 3-1 runs 6 box

Chief 3-1 was in the area as box alarm 6-13 was dispatched for smoke coming from the windows of a house. Chief 3-1 arrived finding nothing evident from the exterior of the home. He upgraded to smoke showing as he approached the house. Crews arrived with a working kitchen fire which was contained quickly. Chief 3-1 assisted with various fire ground operations before going in service.

Sep
8
2014

One trapped in the 3-3 box

picture from www.nwfd10.org

picture from www.nwfd10.org

picture from www.nwfd10.org

picture from www.nwfd10.org

Engine 31 and medic 38 responded for a vehicle collision in the area of Nicodemus Road and Rt. 27. This location has been the scene of numerous working rescues in the past. Units arrived to find a vehicle well of the road up against a tree. The crew requested the rescue squad from 9 (Reese) and began stabilizing the vehicle for extrication. Engine 102 arrived as the crew from engine 31 was removing the door to make access to the patient. A stoakes basket was used to remove the victim up the hill to awaiting EMS.

Sep
8
2014

Box 3-28

Box 3-28 was dispatched for a building fire in the area of Rt. 27 and Hahn Road. Duty 3 (evans) arrived to find smoke showing from side B. Units encountered a burning transformer on the exterior of the structure. Hazmat units were called due to the possibility of chemicals in the building due to the power outage. Once it was confirmed there was no extension in the interior of the building command held with company 3, 9, and hazmat units.

Aug
28
2014

Auto Fire Near a Structure

imagephoto from Carroll fire wire Engine 33 was dispatched with surrounding companies for an auto fire close to a structure. Engine 33 was pulling into the neighborhood when they observed a vehicle fully involved near a structure. Engine 33 laid in and began to knock down the fire. After confirming the fire was contained to the auto the incident was scaled back to company 3.

Aug
25
2014

3-8 Box

imageBox alarm 3-8 was dispatched for a reported townhouse. Chief 3-1 (Starry) arrived with nothing showing from a 3 story townhouse. While he was arriving, engine 33 arrived laying out from the closest hydrant and secured their water source. Engine 101 (New Windsor) arrived next bringing engine 33 a secondary water supply. Chief 3-1 established command and upgraded to smoke showing from the second floor. Crews from 3 and 10 made entry finding fire in the kitchen with minimal extension.

Aug
19
2014

Engine and Tower on 9 Box

10330422_10204535226080698_1466931462435944624_n10488082_10204535226360705_4177430348125245940_nEngine 33 and Tower 3 assisted company 9 (Reese) with a working house fire. Engine 33 established a water supply while the tower assisted with fire ground operations. Chief 3-1 also responded and had operations. Units arrived with fire through the roof of a 2 story dwelling. Tower operations were set up to knock down the majority of the fire and then crews entered to open up and extinguish the remaining fire. (photos from www.Gambervfd.org)