Emergency Calls

REISTERSTOWN RD & GWYNNBROOK AV RESCUE

Just before 9pm on July 5th, Engine 312, Truck 313 and Medic 315 responded to a motor vehicle collision with entrapment at Reisterstown Road and Gwynnbrook Ave. Crews assisted patients out of the vehicles and provided medical care until additional medic units from Franklin Station and the Reisterstown VFCo arrived to transport the other injured parties to local hospitals. Reisterstown Road reopened after the police investigation. Photo courtesy of Ivan Opher.

Truck 313 Responds to Rescue

Just before 10:30pm last night, Truck 313 responded to the report of a car accident with rescue in the Chestnut Ridge area of Owings Mills.  The 911 caller stated that a vehicle struck a pole and went off the road in the 11600 block of Greenspring Avenue.  The crew of Truck 313 assisted units with removing the patients from the vehicle and with patient care.

High Winds Bring High Call Volume to Station 31

The last 24 hours have been extremely busy for all units in Baltimore County.  And the volunteers at OMVFCo have experienced a high amount of emergency calls.  Crews from station 31 have responded to approximately 20 calls since the wind storm began, most of which have been weather related.  These have included several reports of downed trees and electrical wires.  Below are photos from some of these incidents. 

Wednesday Afternoon Overturned Vehicle on Reisterstown Road

On February 7th, 2018, just before 1:30pm, units from OMVFCo, Garrison, Glydon, and Reisterstown were alerted for a possible motor vehicle crash with rescue.  Callers to 911 stated that a vehicle had flipped over and that someone was trapped, near the intersection of Reisterstown Road and Pleasant Hill Road.

The patient was extricated and transported to a local hospital for treatment.

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Owings Mills Townhouse Fire

Just after 1:00pm on Friday, December 15, 2017, units from OMVFCo, Garrison, Franklin, Glyndon, Chestnut Ridge, and others, were alerted for a townhouse fire on Gwynnswood Road in Owings Mills.  First arriving units found smoke and fire coming from the 2nd story and roof.  A working fire assignment was quickly dispatched, and crews remained on the scene for 3+ hours.  

Photos and video courtesy of William Montgomery

December 7th Fatal Crash on Painters Mill Road

On December 7, 2017, just before 5:30pm, units from OMVFCo and surrounding stations were alerted for a serious car crash at the intersections off Painters Mill Road at Grand Central Avenue. Truck 313, Engine 312, and Ambulance 315 responded.  

After an investigation, Baltimore County Police released the following information:

"... police responded to the location after a 2003 Ford Taurus struck a concrete median while traveling southbound on Painters Mill Road. After hitting the median, the Ford continued into a 2001 Pontiac Grand Am which was traveling on Grand Central Avenue. The driver of the Grand Am was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. He has been identified as Charles Layne Taylor, 54, of the unit-block of Byers Court, 21133. Crash investigators are continuing their inquiry into the crash at this time."

3 Working Fires and an Auto Fire in 24 Hours

The last 24 hours have been extremely busy for the members of OMVFCo.  The first fire was dispatched on March 7th around 11:30pm as a dwelling fire in Garrison.  Units found and extinguished a vehicle that was on fire next to a house.  After clearing that fire, Truck 313 was alerted for a second alarm fire in Lutherville.  T313's crew first assumed RIT, and then was assigned to  roof operations and assisted with ventilation.

Just after 2:30pm on March 8th, units from OMVFCO were alerted for a dwelling fire in Chestnut Ridge VFC's district.  And after that fire, unites were alerted for a second fire in Station 50's area.

In total, our crews were on active fire scene's for more then 8 hours today.

Reisterstown Dwelling Fire

Around 2045 hours on February 10, 2017, stations in the northwest corridor were alerted for a dwelling fire on Austin road in Reisterstown. This call brought units from Franklin (station 56), Reisterstown VFC (station 41) and Owings mills VFC (station 31). First arriving units found smoke showing and an active kitchen fire. Engine 312 and Truck 313 (both from OMVFCO) assumed duties of ventilation and laddering the dwelling. The fire was quickly extinguished and units operated approximately 45 minutes before returning to service.