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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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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)

Aug
8
2014

Bob Evans Fundraiser

IMG_0516Bob Evans Community Fundraiser “Dine to make a difference”. This event supports the Westminster Fire Department. It will be held on Saturday August 9, 2014 8am-9pm. Valid on Din in or Carry Out. Bob Evans will donate 15% of sales when you present this flyer at the restaurant.  Bob Evans is located at 206 Malcolm Drive in Westminster. ***Flyer must be presented at time of check out***

Jul
31
2014

Training with the BA

Members stay busy training with a house generously donated. Units were allowed to use a smoke machine in the donated house and practice techniques with buddy breathing.

Jul
24
2014

First Due Bedroom Fire

johann 2Box alarm 3-4 was dispatched for fire in a bedroom on the second floor. Chief 10-1 arrived to find nothing evident from the exterior of the home. As he entered the home he upgraded to smoke inside the structure with fire in the bedroom. Engine 33 arrived and stretched a line inside as Tower 3 was pulling up. Units found a small fire on the second floor which was quickly extinguished.

Jul
3
2014

Box on Main Street

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Thursday, July 3, 2014 Units were dispatched for smoke in a building on Main Street in the first due. Engine 33 arrived within minutes finding a multi story building with nothing evident from the exterior. They nosed into the hydrant and secured their water supply. Duty 3 and Tower 3 arrived behind Engine 33 and set up on Main Street. The tower’s crew set up the tower and went to the roof as the engine company was investigating the interior. Mutual aide units arrived shortly after and assisted on the scene. No hazards were found and the box was placed in service.