Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department (MD)

Engine Runs 36-61 Box

Monday, December 8, 2014 18:13 Hrs On 12/08/14 just after 6pm Eng 362 was alert for a 1050Pi on 695 Between 895 and Hollinsferry Rd. Eng 362 responsed with 4 Volunteers and arrived on location to find a 3 Vehicle MVC with injuries. The engine crew assist with patient care until the arrival of Arbutus IV355. 2 patients were transported to a local hospital for evaluation.

Units on Scene: E362,Truck5,IV355,MSP



Want to Volunteer????

Friday, November 14, 2014  Did you ever play fireman as a kid?  What about doctor?  Why don’t you give it a try now?  The Lansdowne V.F.D. is looking for Volunteers.  We are accepting applications from people with good moral character from ages 16 and older.  What about training you ask?  You may receive FREE fire training offered by the Maryland Fire & Rescue Institute.  You may receive FREE E.M.S. training from the Maryland Emergency Medical Services System.   These FREE trainings do require medical clearance.  You just want to help around the station and do not want to ride a fire engine or ambulance?  We got you covered.  There are also administrative roles and events that could use your help.  What does it cost?  The application fee is 40 dollars.  There are incentives for being a volunteer,  Helping the citizens of Baltimore County,  Tax incentives with the State of Maryland, FREE training YES FREE.  If you already have training come on down.  We are located at 140 Laverne Ave. Baltimore, Md. 21227.  So type that in your G.P.S. as a point of interest.  You can even call us at 410-887-1472 or 410-242-1093 for more infromation.



34-91 1050 P.I.

Thursday, November 13, 2014  Just after 6 p.m. E-361 responded to a report of a 1050 PI on I-95. The engine had arrived to find a 2 car M.V.C. on the slow shoulder. Crews started to provide E.M.S. care and checking for hazards. Both E-361 and E-343 had 2 lanes of traffic shut down due to the heavy rush hour traffic. Medic 5 transported 1 patient to a local hospital.



Move Over For Our Safety

Wednesday, November 12, 2014  It’s The Law, that you MUST move over or Slow to a safe speed when emergency equipment is operating on the roadways.  There are numerous accidents across the nation that cause injury and even death due to drivers not paying attention.  We do not want or Fire, E.M.S. crews, or even the Police to become another statistic.   So when you are driving and see them flashing lights just remember that the emergency personnel have families that want to see again.  Remember We are there for YOUR safety,  so PLEASE keep our safety in mind.   



Under Maryland Vehicle Law, emergency vehicles are defined as:

-Vehicles of federal, state, or local law enforcement agencies;

-Vehicles of volunteer fire companies, rescue squads, fire departments, the Maryland Institute for Emergency Medical Services Systems, and the Maryland Fire and Rescue Institute;

-State vehicles used in response to oil or hazardous materials spills;

-State vehicles designated for emergency use by the Commissioner of Correction;

-Ambulances; and

-Special vehicles funded or provided by federal, state, or local government and used for emergency or rescue purposes in Maryland. 


Violation of the ‘move over’ law is a primary offense with a fine of $110 and one point.  If the violation contributes to a traffic crash, the fine is $150 and three points.  If the violation contributes to a traffic crash resulting in death or serious injury, the fine is $750 and three points.



New Utility

Friday, October 17, 2014  Lansdowne V.F.D. is proud to place in service a new Utility Truck.  It is a 2003 Ford Excursion designated as Utility 369.  This vehicle will be the primary E.M.S. chase car.  It is set up with Basic Life Support supplies, it also carries basic suppression tools also.  We also would like to thank New Life Graphic Designs for our graphic package.



Our Newest E.M.R.

Friday, September 19, 2014  The Officers and Members would like to congratulate Mike Morris for passing his E.M.R. ( Emergency Medical Responder ).  Mike has met all state requirements to function at this level.  Your hard work and dedication has paid off. 



E361 Takes a 1050

Friday, September 19, 2014  Just after 3 p.m. station 36 was alerted for a reported 1050PI at Hollins Ferry Rd. and Bero Rd. Engine 361 took the response to find a 2 car M.V.C. at location. Crews assisted with E.M.S. care and fluids. 



Passing of Our Past President

Tuesday, August 19, 2014  It is with deep regret that we announce the passing of Louis “Butch” Keene.  Butch has served several terms as President, and had served as the chairman of our carnival.  Butch was always willing to step up and help with anything and everything. His hard work and dedication will not be forgotten.  Rest easy brother.



E362 Takes in a Kitchen Fire

Saturday, August 16, 2014  Shortly after 6 p.m. station 36 was alerted for the report of a kitchen fire in the 2900 blk of Lakebrook ci.  Engine 362 took the response to find a 3 story garden style apartment with smoke showing.  Crews advanced in to find a kitchen fire in a 2nd floor unit.  Fire was extinguished and crews checked for extension.  Crews found that all was good then packed up and returned back to service.



Unknown Fire

Sunday, June 8, 2014  Just before 11 a.m. station 36 was alerted for a unknown type fire to the rear of a dwelling.  E-361 & E-362 took the responce with 10 Volunteers.  Units arrived to find that a home owner was burning trash.



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