Saturday afternoon mulch fire at KFC in the Westminster TownMall, Carroll County Maryland

Saturday afternoon mulch fire at KFC in the Westminster TownMall, Carroll County Maryland

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Staff report: Sat. afternoon, June 11, 2016 Westminster, Carroll County Maryland – [Sta 3 Fire] 13:50 CT: BUILDING FIRE 400 N CENTER ST @KFC BOX: 0380 DUE: E31 E91 E61 E43 RS9 TO3 T2 X39 CS6

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Pictures by Kim Royer, Caroline Babylon, a bystander, and Kevin Dayhoff. “Firefighters responded to a mulch fire at Kentucky Fried Chicken in the 400 block of Center St. on Saturday afternoon, according to Westminster Volunteer Fire Company spokesman Kevin Dayhoff,” as reported in the Carroll County Times by Jacob deNobel on June 11, 2016

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“Though an exact cause has not been determined, Dayhoff urged residents to exercise caution in the summer months when extinguishing small flames and cigarettes, taking care to dispose of them in proper receptacles.” Click here for more information: http://www.carrollcountytimes.com/news/westminster/ph-cc-kfc-fire-20160611-story.html June 11, 2016 By Jacob deNobel, Carroll County Times “Mulch fire extends to KFC exterior in Westminster”

Box 3-31

Box 3-31 for the working building fire with reported entrapment. Units arrived with fire showing but negative entrapment.

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2 Serious Accidents

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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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Tower on 9-17 Box

Box alarm 9-17 was dispatched for a “vacant house” on fire. First arriving units found fire showing from a rancher style home and a large brush fire in the back yard. Tower 3 responded with 4 and Duty 3 responded as command support.

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Photos from Randy Panos

Late Night House Fire

On 3-16-2016, units were dispatched to the first due of Pleasant Valley for a house fire. While responding, units were advised that one person was initially trapped on the roof and neighbors were attempting to assist him down. Chief 6-1 arrived with fire showing from the second floor and everyone out of the house and accounted for. First in units made a quick knock of the fire and held it to the second floor.

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1 Pinned for the Engine

E31 with the assistance of Rescue Squad 4 (Manchester) extricated one in a 3-11 box. Units arrived to find one patient heavily pinned. After extrication, aviation transported the patient to Shock Trauma. [Read more…]

3-27 MVC

Units were alerted for a vehicle collision with rescue at Rt. 140 and Rt. 31. E31 (W5), E33(W6), M37, M38, D3, and Chief 3 responded on the call. Chief 3 had the command and found 2 patients unable to open their doors. Patients were found to be unharmed and able to self extricate.

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Beautiful Weather for Training

Company 3 spent a total of 6 hours the past 2 days at the training center working on vehicle extrication techniques.

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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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