Westminster Fire Department

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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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Box 3-33

Sunday, April 13, 2014  On 4-13-2014, Box alarm 3-33 was dispatched in the area of Main Street and Bishop Street North for a building fire. Chief 9-2 was first on scene advising fire showing from a 2 story building. Units arrived and extinguished the fire on the exterior and opened up the inside to expose the rest of the fire. Units were clear with in 2 hours.



Door Pop on Rt. 32

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  On 4-8-13 Engine 31, Medic 38, Chief 3, and Rescue Squad 9 ?(Reese) were dispatched to the area of Rt. 32 near Bullocks restaurant for a vehicle collision with entrapment. Chief 3 arrived on scene advising two vehicles in the road way with a door pop needed to free one of the patients. Units arrived on scene and completed extrication moving the patient to EMS. Units were clear within the hour.



Busy Few Hours

Saturday, April 5, 2014  Engine 31, Medic 38, Engine 101 (New Windsor) and Rescue Squad 6 (Pleasant Valley) was dispatched for a vehicle collision with entrapment in the area of Stone Chapel Road and Rt. 31. As units were arriving at the vehicle collision, Box alarm 3-33 was sounded for the house fire on Main St. near Colonial Avenue. Engine 31 advised of no rescue at the vehicle collision and diverted Engine 101 and the Squad to the house fire. Chief 3-1 arrived shortly behind EMS 10-2 advising smoke showing from a 2 story dwelling. Chief 3-1 assumed the command and the RID was requested. Units made a quick knock of the fire in the attic. While units were operating on the house fire, structure alarm 3-7 was dispatched for the odor of burning in a building on Airport Drive. Units arrived at that location advising of a strong odor of burning inside the building. Also, while this was going on numerous medical calls were handled in the Westminster area by various crews. Great job by all crews who assisted in any way shape or form during the busy few hours!



Engine runs 2 Box

Sunday, March 16, 2014  Engine 33 was dispatched to head to Hampstead for a field fire with possible extension into a house. Engine 23 arrived with a large field fire, a burnt patient, and a working house fire. Command requested a brush and tanker task force to assist with operations. Engine 33 arrived as the second in engine and laid in to Engine 23. The crew from engine 33 assisted with pulling the initial attack lines and working on controlling the fire in the house. Early in the fire attack crews were evacuated from the house due to a large amount of fire and lack of water. A water shuttle was quickly established and secured allowing crews to re enter the structure and gain control of the fire. ***All crews on the fire ground worked very well together and did and exceptionally good job facing the strong winds, fast moving fire, lack of water in the area, and extremely long lane to get to the fire***



First Due House

Thursday, March 13, 2014  Box alarm 3-22 was dispatched bringing units to the area of Washington Lane for a house on fire. Chief 3-1 was first on scene confirming the fire was on Washington lane and advised he had a tri-level home with fire showing from side Charlie. Engine 33 arrived stretching a line knocking down the fire in the kitchen. Engine 31 arrived behind Engine 33 stretching another line to the second floor knocking down the fire in the attic. Units were on scene for approximately 2 hours.



Engine Runs Barn Fire

Thursday, March 13, 2014  Engine 33 was alerted for the 6-9 box reporting a barn fire on Littlestown Pike in the area of Old Hanover Road. As Engine 33 was approaching the scene they observed a large barn fully involved and requested a tanker task force. Engine 63 pulled down the lane and Engine 33's crew assisted in stretching lines off 63. The bulk of the fire was knocked down within the hour.



Heavy Fog Brings Door Pop

Friday, February 21, 2014  Engine 31 and Medic 38 were dispatched for a vehicle collision in the area of Rt. 31 and Tahoma Farms Road. While responding, dispatch advised that police were on scene with multiple injuries and they were adding a second ambulance. Units arrived on scene to find 2 vehicles involved in a T-bone collision. One driver was unable to exit the transport bus due to his injuries. Engine 31's crew stabilized the bus and removed the door allowing access to the patient. Crews were available within the hour.



Big Thanks to Company 13

Monday, February 17, 2014  The members of the Westminster Fire Department would like to extend a big thanks to the members of the Gamber Fire Department (Carroll County Company 13.) Gamber Fire Department was gracious enough to lend Company 3 Engine 131 to run as our second out engine while Engine 33 was out for repairs.



House Fire then Serious MVC

Thursday, February 6, 2014  On 2-5-2014 box alarm 3-24 was dispatched for a house fire in "the greens." Engine 33 arrived with nothing evident from side alpha. As units began to advance a line towards the house, smoke began pushing out of the vents from side charlie. Crews made entry to find thick smoke throughout the house. The fire was found in the basement and contained to the room of origin. Shortly after returning from the fire, units were alerted to respond to Bachman Valley road for a vehicle collision with entrapment. Westminster units arrived to find one vehicle overturned with no entrapment and one injured patient. The medic requested aviation and the patient was transported to Shock Trauma via Maryland State Police Aviation.



Now Hiring Full-Time Paramedic

Monday, February 3, 2014  We are seeking a Full-Time Paramedic with the appropriate certifications to include but not be limited to Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials Operations, successful completion of an Emergency Vehicle Operator course and have NIMS 100, 200, 700 & 800.  The successful candidate must be able to complete a pre-employment medical examination, the Carroll County Protocols, a background check, fire skills and other pre-employment skills evaluations.  The position works a 24/72 schedule with 24 hours on duty followed by 72 hours off duty. Excellent benefits package and starting pay.  Please submit your resume and certifications to the Attention of: Administrator, P.O. Box 357, Westminster, MD 21158.



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