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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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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.

Jun
30
2014

Dump Truck Vs. Car

Monday, June 30, 2014 Engine 31, Medic 38, Brush 35, and Rescue Squad 6 were alerted for a vehicle collision with reported entrapment in the area of Route 140 and Royer Road. Lt 3-5 (Bangerd) arrived finding a dump truck vs. car with one trapped in the car. Engine 31 arrived with assistance from the squad to extricate the patient. Hazmat 30 was alerted for the hydraulic fluid leaking from the dump truck. Squad 6 cleared the scene and handled the landing zone for trooper 3 who transported the patient to Shock Trauma. (photos from Carroll Fire Wire)

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Jun
28
2014

Roll Over With Rescue

Saturday, June 28, 2014 On Saturday around 1100 hours, Engine 31, Medic 38, and Rescue Squad 6 were alerted for a vehicle collision with rollover and reported entrapment. Units from Westminster arrived to find an SUV on its roof with one trapped. Units worked quickly to stabilize and extricate the patient to awaiting EMS. Units were in service within the hour.

Jun
19
2014

Extrication for the Engine

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Pic from Carroll Fire Wire

Thursday, June 19, 2014 Engine 31, Duty 3, and Medic 38 responded for a vehicle collision with rollover on Route 27 near Lucabaugh Mill Road. Duty 3 arrived with one vehicle that had rolled over with one patient trapped. Duty 3 (Evans) set up command and requested Rescue Squad 9 (Reese) and aviation. Engine 31 arrived and began extrication. Engine 33 arrived shortly after and assisted with extrication. Rescue 9 handled the landing site for the helicopter.

Jun
16
2014

Working House Fire

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Monday, June 16, 2014 On 6-16-2014, the assignment for a house fire in Westminster first due was alerted bringing E33, E31, Chief 3-1, Duty 3, Medic 38, and Lt 3-3 to the scene. Lt 3-3. (Krionderis) arrived to find a two story dwelling with smoke from the roof. While conducting his size-up, he observed fire on side C spreading up towards the attic. He requested the RID and advised of a working fire. Interior crews encountered fire in the walls of the basement, 1st, and 2nd floor.

Jun
13
2014

Crab Feed

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Friday, June 13, 2014 CRAB FEED Sponsored by the WESTMINSTER VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT Saturday, July 19, 2014 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM Doors Open at 5:30 PM Held at 28 John Street Food Served 6:00 – 900 Steamed Crabs, Pit Ham & Beef, Sides Dessert, Sodas, Water Beer ADDMISSION – $ 45.00 PER PERSON (Reserved seating for Groups of 8 or More Written Request – Please) Crabs by CRABBY SCOTTS NO OUTSIDE COOLERS Per Carroll County Liquor Board Regulations For Tickets & Info call …. 410-848-1800 – 410-848-8004 – 443-340-5527 Dance to the tunes of BRETT PEARCE

Jun
6
2014

Multiple Rescues for Engine 31

Friday, June 6, 2014 The morning started with a vehicle collision with rescue in the 600 block of Littlestown Pike. Engine 31 and Medic 38 arrived finding multiple cars with one trapped. Engine 31′s crew removed the door and lifted the dash off the patient allowing access to the patient. Later on in the afternoon, company 3 units were alerted for a vehicle collision serious at Route 27 and Hahn Road. Engine 31 arrived with 2 cars with 2 patients trapped in one of the vehicles. The crew removed the passenger side doors to free the patients.

May
15
2014

House Explosion With Multiple Patients

Thursday, May 15, 2014 In the early afternoon, box alarm 6-15 was alerted for a building explosion with people trapped and people burned. While responding, units were advised that a building exploded and was now on fire with possibly 2 people still trapped inside and burn patients. With that information Trooper 3 (Maryland State Police Aviation) was requested. Trooper 1 heard the call and also responded. Both helicopters were used to transport patients to burn and trauma centers. Engine 63 (Pleasant Valley) arrived with a building well involved and requested a 2nd alarm. Engine 33 arrived behind Engine 63 and began establishing a water site from a near by stream. Engine 31 was alerted to complete the first alarm assignment. As medic crews from Westminster tending to the burned patients the crews from 31 and 33 assisted with extinguishing the fire.

May
14
2014

We Wish You Well!!!!

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 At the meeting for March 2014, the members and officers of the Westminster Fire Department paid tribute to Wayne Staley. Wayne Staley was hired by Westminster Fire Department in 1971 and retired after 43 dedicated years to the firehouse and the community. During his time here at Westminster, he responded to just under 7,000 emergency incidents. The members and officers will miss him greatly but wish him the best on his retirement. Thank you Whip!!!

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