Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department (MD)

Kent Island Morns Loss Of Member

Tuesday, April 9, 2013  The Officers and members would like to give our deepest sympathy to the Kent Island Vol. Fire Department loss of one of their own.  On Wednesday April 10th KIVFD member Tyler Elzey was taken away in a tragic auto accident.  FF Elzey was a active member of their station for the last year and a half and as posting off their Facebook page always wanted to be at the fire house.  God Speed Brother and Rest Easy



Philadelphia LODD

Saturday, April 6, 2013  On Saturday April 6, 2013 the Philiadelphia Fire Department had suffered a LODD( line of duty death ).  Capt. Micheal Goodwin a 29 year Veteran stationed at Ladder 27 was taken while operating on a 3 alarm fire.  Capt. Goodwin had died when a the 3rd floor had collapsed.  Another Firefighter was injured and later released, while trying to rescue Capt. Goodwin.  God Speed Brother and Rest Easy.



Never A Dull Moment In Lansdowne

Friday, April 5, 2013  Well we will take what we will get.  Company 36 was alerted for a unknown type fire in the Riverveiw section of Lansdowne.  Upon arrival crews found a handy man tring to cut some grass.  Upon stating his lawn mower it started fire.  fire was knocked with a water can and with a loss of the mower everyone was safe.



Company Responds on a Building Fire

Tuesday, April 2, 2013  Station 36 was alerted for a report of a building fire in Station 34's First due.  This brought out E362 with 4 volunteers on the Box.  Upon Arrival of E341 they had found a paper recycling plant with smoke showing.  Crews off E362 went to work just after arrival.  The command had called for the " Working Fire " which brought out E361 with 5 and U369 with 3.  crew worked for about 2 1/2 hours before being told to take up. 



Company 36 To A Major Brush Fire

Friday, March 15, 2013  On a nice Friday evening Station 37 was alerted for a report of a brush fire.  Upon arrival E371 found that there was sevreal acres of brush burining.  With there call for help This brought both E361 & E362 along with U369 with a total of 13 Volunteers.  Crews along with Baltimore City,  Anne Arundle Co., and many Companys form Baltimore Co. where dispatched to help control this fire.  Upon a close call of the fire lighting off a trailor parkcrews worked fast and hard to knock it down.  ALL CREWS WORKED HARD AND TOGETHER AND GOT IT DONE!!



Emergency Pump Detail

Friday, March 15, 2013  After Clearing a medic assist E361 was pick up on the road to assist Station 37 with a pump detail.  Upon arrival crews found that a water line had busted and filled the basement up with water.  Crews from station 37  only had a little pump that was having issues.  So the crews from E361 decided to draft the basement.  So even though it was a tight fit E361 pulled along side the house and set up for drafting operations.  Flowing the deck gun the basement was empted out in 20 minutes.



Mutual Aid Roll Over

Wednesday, March 13, 2013  Crews from Lansdowne responded into A.A.Co. for a 1050 PI with roll over.  E361 responded with 4 volunteers to assist.  Upon Arrival E361 smokin A.A.Co. found a single car PI that had rolled over but was sitting right side up.  After securing the SUV crews assisted EMS crews with 2 pt.  Crews cleared and returned back to the County



Passing Of Life Member Gilbert Card

Wednesday, March 6, 2013  It is with heavy hearts we announce the passing of Life Member and Lieutenant Emeritus Gilbert Card.  Gilbert had joined Lansdowne in December 1961 and had been an active member till his health made him hang up his gear for good.  Gilbert had worked his way up the ranks to Captain.  Gilbert was also presented with the title of Lieutenant Emeritus.  Due to health reasons Gilbert was not able to make it to the station but always had Lansdowne in his heart.  Now Gilbert is with the good ol' boys that had also left us.  God Speed Brother and Rest Easy. 



Live Fire Training

Saturday, February 16, 2013  The Volunteers of Lansdowne and neighboring companys got the opportunity to train at a house burning.  With some delays due to the weather the training went over with out any problems.  All comapnys had fun and got to work togeither.



Training At The High School

Friday, February 15, 2013  Well as crews where waiting for calls the chief officers wanted to do a lil training.  So both engines and medic crews went to Lansdowne High for some competitive training.  Crews has to start out on the lower lot come to the side stair well advance a line to the second floor and bleed the line after being charged.  Well there was four sets done with the fastest time of 38.4 seconds.  We had a blast with 16 Volunteers,  but with the weather it was cut short.

Fastest crew

PO Jason Dimeler

FF Steve Hoffman

FF Griffen Linkowich,

Oh by the way Kenny you CHEATED!!



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