Box 3-31

Less than 3 hours after returning from a shed fire in the same area, E33 and E31 were responding for another shed fire in the area of School House Avenue. Units arrived with a large shed with multiple exposures and requested the working fire dispatch. (Pictures from FF J. Tyler and Carroll Fire Wire)

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3-13 Rescue

During the monthly meeting, units were dispatched to the intersection of Route 482 and Route 27 for a vehicle collision with one trapped. Engine 31 arrived and advised of one trapped. Chief 3-1 arrived and established the command. Engine 33 assisted on scene and then went to establish a landing zone. Engine 33 handled the LZ for both troopers. Engine 31 with the assistance of Rescue Squad 4 (Manchester) working on extricating the patient. The passenger side of the vehicle was removed along with the roof. The dash was then lifted allowing access to the patient. IMG_0084IMG_0088IMG_0085IMG_0093

Engine runs 4 Box

Engine 33 and Chief 3-1 responded to a house fire in Manchester. Initial units arrived to find fire through the roof of the home. Westminster units assisted in extinguishment and overhaul. IMG_3474IMG_2292

3-3 House Fire

Crews responded for a house fire in the 3-3 box. Units arrived with a hose fully involved. A tanker task force was requested to assist in extinguishment. IMG_7953

2015 Annual Breathing Apparatus Refresher

This year, firefighters had to, while in full turnout gear and BA, climb a ladder to the second floor of the training tower that was filled with smoke.  Enter the window checking the safety of the floor, begin a room search for victims.  During the search, netting was dropped on you to simulate ceiling collapsing on you and trapping you.  The firefighter then has to properly call for a MAYDAY providing all the correct information for personnel to rescue them.

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A great night of training with fellow departments

Training session with Union Bridge FD.  Training is how we keep our skills sharp and working with other departments is essential since we rarely handle a fire incident without at least a second department responding.    Photos by FF Marques Price.

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Tractor Trailer Rollover

Rescue alarm 3-35 was dispatched for a tractor trailer rollover with entrapment in the area of Rt. 27 and Bond Street. Chief 3-1 (Starry) arrived on scene to find the same and established command. Medic 37 and Engine 31 arrived on location shortly after. After finding no entrapment, command placed the rescue squad in service and then requested hazmat units to assist in off loading fuel.

Westminster Volunteer Fire Department

Westminster Volunteer Fire Department