LRVFC would like to wish one of our most entertaining members a very Happy Birthday. Evoria aka Rockstar has been a member of the company since January and has completed all of her pre-requisites to ride on calls. She most recently has completed the EMR class prior to taking her next class to be a firefighter.
Our Department is currently collecting items on the list below to help our Brothers and Sisters of West Virginia VFD who were impacted by the terrible floods. We will be taking donations at the station to send out to West Virigina this weekend. Donations can be dropped off Saturday during the flea market!!
- Hand sanitizer
- Disinfecting wipes
- Work gloves
- First aid supplies – BLS items, e.g. band aids, gauze, tape, 4 x 4s,
- slings, cardboard splints, rubber gloves, BP cuffs, stethoscopes,
- glucometers, Hydrogen Peroxide, topical antibiotics, etc. & first out bags (to put kits together)
- We are trying to put together jump kits that first responders can use when they are going out into areas on ATVs/UTVs so that we can decrease our load on ALS units. Our basic first aid supplies in some areas have been decimated by the need. We don’t need ALS supplies or IV equipment.
- Square pointed shovels
- Wheel barrows
- Garden hoses & nozzles
- Extension cords/power strip bars (with ground faults)
- Industrial type brooms (Items #3, 4, 5, 6. & 7 will be used by fire departments to help clean out homes and buildings from the mud/muck that seems to be everywhere)
- Flashlights & batteries
- Heavy duty garbage bags
- Socks – both men’s & women’s
- Bug repellant
- Sun screen
- Energy bars, Nutri-Grain bars, etc. – healthy snacks
- Bunker gear sanitizing solution – we have access to some gear washers but lack the sanitizing solution
- Cleaners like Simple Green, Pine Sol, etc. to clean equipment
Continued prayers for our first responders and the lives impacted by these deadly waters…
Happy Birthday to Eric Remmers, Eric has been with LRVFC for almost 10 years. Eric currently is a Firefighter/ Emergency Medical technician with LRVFC. He has served in numerous positions to include Sergeant, 2nd EMS Lieutenant, Board of Director. On behalf of LRVFC we would like to wish Eric a very happy birthday.
On behalf of the entire LRVFC Family we would like to wish Nicole Jones a very Happy Birthday. Nicole also known as “Momma Nicole” is a mother to all of the Fire and EMS personnel at LRVFC. She has been a member of the fire company for over 2 years and is well known for cooking meals for the personnel at events, after training, and calls. She ensures all of the members are well fed before and after calls. So again Happy Birthday “Momma Nicole” we wish you many more in the future.
Engine 464 along with many neighboring companies responded to a reported shed fire on Deer Park Road. Engine 464 was able to deploy two hand lines but due to the location of the home, water to the scene had to be provided by the fire engines responding in.
When Engine 464 arrived the crew found a large volume of fire extending from two sides of the structure; unfortunately many animals were lost but crews were able to keep the fire from extending to nearby structures.
Happy Birthday to our very own Jerry Johnson. Jerry has been a member since August of 2015 and has contributed to helping the company improve through community events and new ideas. We welcome Jerry to the family and look forward to your completion of your core classes so you can assist us with helping the community.
Liberty Road crews responded on just over 60 calls in 72 hours during the January snow storm. Many of the calls came in over night and during the height of the storm. Crews did their best to keep the station shoveled and plowed out so they could respond on calls during the relentless weather. Many thanks to the Maryland National Guard, Private Contractors, Baltimore County Public Schools, and the State Highway workers who helped plow the way to emergency calls and assist with stuck emergency vehicles.
As this storm approaches please be assured we are making preparations to be able to serve our community as best as possible. We have 4wheel drive emergency vehicles with plows, chains, and a full staff that will be housed at the station ready and waiting in the event there is an emergency.
Home owners should please take effort in keeping fire hydrants clear of snow. If you have called us for an emergency and hear us coming please have someone flag us down or flash your outside lights if you are able to, as some mailboxes and or addresses may not be clear due to poor visibility and snow depth.
If you do not have to travel in the snow please don’t! Stay home and stay safe so you don’t become one of the emergencies we are called to respond to!