Live Burn Training

Engine 33 was invited to join other units in New Windsor for a training involving a house burn. Thank you to all who participated and made the day fun and a good learning experience for all.

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Bus Accident on Route 27

Engine 33, Medic 48 (Manchester), Medic 49 (Manchester), Medic 28 (Hampstead), Engine 91 (Reese), and Rescue Squad 9 (Reese) were dispatched to Rt. 27 and Old Manchester Road for a reported bus accident involving a loaded school bus. Engine 33 arrived and advised of one school bus off the road and Lt 3-5 (Price) setting up Rt. 27 command. After a quick triage of the students and others involved, the assignment was scaled back to Engine 33 and the two medics from Manchester.

During this incident, numerous other car accidents and medical calls were dispatched in Westminster’s first due. Thank you to the mutual aide companies that assisted in handling those calls!

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One Trapped on Rt. 27

Rescue alarm 3-3 was dispatched bringing E33, M38, M109, RE102 (New Windsor), and RS9 (Reese) to Rt. 27 for a vehicle collision with one trapped. Chief 3-1 (Starry) was first arriving reporting one vehicle on its side off the road. He requested aviation and advised one trapped. All units worked together to extricate the patient.

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First due With Fire From a Deck

In the early morning of October 24th, Westminster and surrounding companies were alerted for a deck on fire. Engine 33 arrived on location to find a grill and deck on fire to the rear of a residence. Engine 33 stretched the line and put a quick knock on the fire. Tower 3 arrived moments later, and overhauled the deck. The assignment was quickly scaled back to Company 3 units only.

Odor of Electrical Behind the Station

Structure alarm 3-66 was alerted for the odor of electrical in a mid-rise behind the station. Units arrived and began investigating a strong odor of burning on multiple floors. After approximately 20 minutes of searching the structure, crews found the odor to be burnt up equipment in the elevator. Lt 3-1 (Krionderis) had the command.

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First Due Basement Fire

Box alarm 3-24 was dispatched bringing Westminster and surrounding companies for a report of fire in the basement. Engine 33 arrived with smoke showing from side alpha and fire from side charlie. Crews stretched a line and made a quick knock down of the fire.  Lt 3-1 (Krionderis) had the command.

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Chimney Fire in a 6 Box

Tower 3 and engine 33 assisted company 6 on a chimney fire. Units arrived to find the fire contained in the chimney and extinguished the same.

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Unusual Rescue for the Engine

Station 3 was alerted to assist the police with a dog trapped in a pool. Engine 33 arrived and found a puppy that had wondered in and fell into a swimming pool. The dog was in a small amount of water making him cold, scared, and was unable to get out of the pool on his own. Crew members quickly devised a plan to calm the dog allowing them to approach the dog and remove them from the pool. Even though this was an unusual call for the crew, they showed the dedication and commitment to the community that the members of Westminster Fire Department instills in all its members.

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Steel Beam From 9-11 Arrives in Carroll County

Tower 3 stood outside the Carroll County Training Center flying the American Flag waiting the arrival of a steel beam from New York. The beam is from the 9-11 attacks on the World Trade Center. The beam will be put on display at the Carroll County Training Center as a memorial for those who made the ultimate sacrifice on that day.

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Girl Scout Cookie Detail

Engine 31 and Duty 3 with a crew of 6 volunteers participated in an Girl Scout rally on 9-27-2015. Engine 31 was there for display as kids were able to learn about fire prevention, sit in the fire truck, and try on some of the fire gear. At the end of the day, the troops graciously donated 5 cases of girl scout cookies for the firehouse to enjoy.

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