Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department (MD)

Boston LODD

Wednesday, March 26, 2014  The Officers and Member would like to extend our deepest sympathy to the Boston Fire Department. Boston Fire Department had lost two of their bravest while operating at a 9 alarm fire. The department had numerous firefighters hurt while battling the blaze. Fanned by winds gusting up to 45 miles an hour, the nine-alarm fire blasted up from the basement of the four-story apartment building, triggering a powerful burst that ultimately took the lives of Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh Jr. and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, despite frantic attempts to save them. Our thoughts and prayers go out to our brothers from the Boston Fire Department.



Medic on a 37 Rescue

Saturday, March 15, 2014  Just after midnight station 360 was alerted for PM-365 for a rescue in station 37’s area.  E-372 arrived to find a single vehicle into a pylon with 1 trapped.  After the victim was removed PM-365 started patient care.  PM-365 transported 1 victim to the local trauma facility.  Photo’s courtesy of Ricky Zopp



Protecting Edgemere

Friday, March 14, 2014  Just before 6:30 p.m. east side companies where alerted for a building fire.  The fire had escalated to a 3 alarm fire.  With this being said it depleted most of the east side companies.  Shortly after 7:30 p.m. E-361 was asked to fill in Station 9 Edgemere.  E-361 took the transfer leaving E-362 and I.V.-365 staffed back at the station.  E-361 was released from station 9 at 5:30 a.m. the next morning. 



First Due Apartment Fire

Wednesday, March 12, 2014  Just after 7:30 station 36 was alerted for a report of an apartment fire in the 2900 blk of Lake Brook Circle.  I.V.-365 first on scene reporting light smoke showing.  Shortly after the arrival of 365, E-361 arrived to find a 3 story garden stile apartment with the same.  E-361 laid a 4” supply line, and pulled a 1 ¾ hand line to the apartment.  The crew from E-371 breached the apartment door to find heavy smoke pumping out of the apartment.  Crews entered and found a kitchen fire inside the apartment.  Fire was knocked and checked for extension.  All crews preformed well on a quick knock. 




Monday, March 3, 2014  On the morning of the big snow station 36 was alerted to respond into A.A.Co. Engine 361 responded with 4 volunteers to assist on a 1050PI on I-695. Crews had found that one car spun out on the snow, lost control and rested against a jersey wall the wrong way. A.A.Co. had transported 1 pt to a local hospital.



Loss of a Dedicated Member

Friday, January 24, 2014  The Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department regrets to announce the death of Board of Directors member William "Bill" Noetzel, Jr.  Bill has faithfully served the LVFD in various capacities since 1992.  His last position was as a valuable member of the Board of Directors, where he was a key contributor.

Arrangements for Bill are as follows:

The viewing will be held on Wednesday, January 29th at the Ambrose Funeral Home in Lansdowne.   The viewing times are: 3PM until 5PM and 7PM until 9PM.

The funeral will be on Thursday, January 30th at 11AM.  The funeral will be held at the funeral home.   Bill will be laid to rest at the Gardens of Faith Cemetary in Rosedale.

Our prayers go out to Bill's family during this difficult time.  He will be deeply missed by our membership.



36-4 Working Fire

Tuesday, January 7, 2014  Just after 5 p.m. station 36 was alerted for a report of a dwelling fire.  Crews arrived to find a 1 ½ story single family home with fire showing.  Crews made an aggressive interior attack but pulled out due to mutable explosions.  It was found that the home owner stored car parts inside.  Command reinstated interior operations and the fire was knocked.  All companies on the call dealt with extreme cold with temps around 10*.  E-361 and I.V.-365 took the response.



Passing of a Life Member

Wednesday, January 1, 2014  It is with Deep Sorrow that we announce the passing of Life Member Charles E. Kountz.  Mr Kountz was not only a member of Lansdowne, he was also the Attorney for our department, and for the Baltimore County Volunteer Fireman's Association.

We extend our deepest sympathy to the Kountz Family.  God Speed Brother and Rest Easy.



Training With Truck 5

Saturday, November 2, 2013  A few member's had mounted up on E-361 & U-369 to go over the new Truck 5.  The members had also did a little training pulling handlines and setting up the " Ladder Pipe ".  We would like to thank the officers from station 5 for the invite. 



First Due Multi Alarm

Thursday, September 26, 2013  Station 36 was alerted for a report of a apartment fire in box 36-5.  E-5 was a few blocks way returning from a inspection and arrived first.  Crews found a 3 story garden style apartment with heavy fire showing.  E-361 arrived and went right to work with the crew from E-5.  Due to the fire conditions command had called the " Working Fire ".  The fire had worked it's way into the attic and walked the building.  Due to this the fire had turned into a 3 alarm fire.  Due to the heavy fire conditions and water used to extinguish the building lost all 10 apartments. 



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