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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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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Engine Assists on Rescue

On September 9th, 2015, Engine 31 was alerted to assist units in the area of Route 27 and Sullivan Road with a vehicle collision with one trapped. Engine 31 arrived and assisted with extrication efforts. (photo from Hampsteadvfd.org)

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Fire Alarm Turns into Working Fire

Engine 33 and Duty 3 were responding to a fire alarm when dispatch advised them that a firefighter was on scene with smoke showing. Duty 3 arrived shortly after advising smoke showing from the second floor and roof of a 2 story house. The engine crew stretched a line to the second floor where they began searching for the fire. Fire was located on the first floor and was extinguished by crews from 3 and 10. Chief 3-1 (Starry) had the command.

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1 Trapped on 97

On 9-12-15, units were alerted for a vehicle collision with rescue on Route 97. Chief 3-1 arrived with command and advised one trapped. Units arrived and removed the driver’s side of the vehicle to make access to the patient.

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Tower 3 runs 14 Box

On 8-28-2015, Tower 3 was alerted to assist company 14 on a house fire. Tower 3 arrived and assisted on the fire ground with various tasks before being placed in service. (photos from Carroll County Fire and Weather Watch)

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Head on Collision with Ejection

On 8-11-2015, Engine 31 and Medic 38 were dispatched for a vehicle collision in the area of Rt. 27 and Kate Wagner Road. Units arrived finding two vehicles head on with one patient partially ejected. Units began patient care and requested aviation for one patient. Engine 33 responded to handle the landing site but aviation was cancelled due to the weather and medics transported to a local trauma center.

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Another Rescue on Rt. 27

On 8-14-2015 during early rush hour, Engine 31 and Medic 38 were dispatched to the area of Rt. 27 and Old Manchester Road for a vehicle collision. Units arrived to find 2 vehicles in the roadway with one trapped. Lt. 3-3 (Bangerd) set up command and requested a squad, a second medic unit, and aviation. Engine 31 stabilized the vehicle and removed the door gaining access to the patient. Engine 33 responded on the assignment and set up a landing site at the airport.

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