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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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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Small Fire in Pleasant Valley

Box alarm 6-12 dispatched bringing Engine 33, Duty 3, Chief 3, and Tower 3 to Pleasant Valley for a possible house fire. The caller stated she was at an intersection in the neighborhood and could see the side of a house on fire. Duty 3 arrived to find a house with burnt siding and smoke showing from side D. Engine 33 arrived shortly after finding the fire was contained to the outside of the dwelling with no extension inside. Units were clear within the hour.

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