Christmas Tree donation

  • The Westminster Fire Department extend a big thank you to Douglas
    Lawn and Landscaping and the Zepp Tree Farm for donating a
    Christmas tree to the station to help celebrate the season.

Rescue on 140

Engine 31 assisted with an extrication on Route 140. Units from company 9 (Reese) arrived with one overturned confirming a working rescue.

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Minor Accident & First Due House Fire

Engine 31 and Medic 38 handled a minor vehicle collision on Main Street around noon. They found 1 vehicle into a pole with one patient who was transported to a local hospital. Approximately 1 hour later, Box alarm 3-33 was dispatched for the house fire around the corner from the station. Units arrived to find smoke and fire showing from the house. Units found fire in the walls and extinguished the same without incident. 

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Tragic Accident in the First Due Claims the Life of a Friend

The Westminster Fire Co extends its sympathy to the family of Jeannie Vogel of JeannieBird Baking Co who died in today’s traffic accident.

Friday evening, February 19, 2016

By the men and woman of the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department

The Westminster Fire Engine and Hose Company No.1 extends its sympathy to the family and loved ones of Jeannie Vogel of the JeannieBird Baking Co., our neighbor on Main St in Westminster, who died in today’s traffic accident.

Ms. Vogel was a lovely person who steadfastly supported the Westminster community and the Westminster Fire Department. We lift Jeannie and her family, co-workers, and friends into our hearts and pray for comfort and healing at this terrible time. She will be greatly missed.

We also say a prayer for the firefighters, EMS personnel, state highway workers, and police officers who left their homes in the middle of night to respond to this terrible accident. They fought the fire, freezing temperatures, ice, and multiple dangers of the accident this morning at Rt. 27 and Kate Wagner Road.

God of earth and air, water and fire, height and depth, we pray for those who work in danger, Who rush in to bring hope and help and comfort when others flee to safety, Whose mission is to seek and save, serve and protect, and whose presence embodies the protection of the Good Shepherd.

Give them caution and concern for one another, so that in safety they may do what must be done, under your watchful eye. Support them in their courage and dedication that they may continue to save lives, ease pain, and mend the torn fabric of lives and social order. Amen.

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Items For Sale!!!

2 O2 cascade systems and 2 positive pressure fans are for sale. Please Contact Chief Starry at 410-848-1800 and make an offer!!!

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Fully Involved Dwelling 6-16 Box

Company 6 was dispatched for an investigation of fire in the woods in the area of Leppo Road and Old Hanover Road. Shortly after responding, Carroll upgraded the call to now a reported house fire. Units arrived to find a 2 story dwelling fully involved. Engine 33 assisted in fire attack and water supply.

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Company Stays Busy With the Blizzard

Company 3 handled numerous calls throughout the blizzard. Crews were maintained from Friday morning until Monday morning making sure everything was staffed and able to respond to all calls for assistance.

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Some Stats for Company 3

Stats for the year 2015

7,660 total calls

Top ten responders responded on 3,350 of these calls

1,408.5 hours of training

10,332.17 hours of standby

Triple Flyout


Engine 33 and medic 37 were dispatched to the area of Route 140 and Cranberry Road for a vehicle collision involving a motorcycle. While Enroute, a second medic unit was added due to numerous calls advising 2 patients. Units arrived finding a motorcycle that had struck a pedestrian with all 3 patients suffering from serious injuries. Command requested a 3rd transport unit and Engine 92 (Reese) to set up a landing site. A total of 2 helicopters were requested to fly all 3 patients to Maryland Shock Trauma.

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1 Trapped one Rt. 140

Company 3 handled a serious accident one Rt. 140 near Rt. 31. Engine 31 and Medic 38 were dispatched to the area for a vehicle collision with reported entrapment. Units arrived to find one patient trapped and requested and additional 3 ALS transport units as well as aviation for one patient. Units stabilized the vehicle and began extrication. Squad 6 arrived and assisted with the final parts of extrication. Engine 63 handled the landing site for the trooper at the air port.

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