Thursday, May 9, 2013
Around 12:15 pm on May 9, 2013, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company (JMVFC) was alerted for a person struck by a train near the Joppa Road CSX railroad crossing in Joppa. Upon arrival, JMVFC Firefighters and Paramedics found an approximately 30 year old male who was struck by a CSX train. The location was on the CSX train tracks between Mountain Road (SR-152) and Joppa Road. Paramedics pronounced the patient dead at 12:23 pm. Firefighters assessed the train for any hazards; none were found. The Harford County Sheriff's Office is currently investigating the incident. According to CSX Officials, the train was headed from North Bergen, New Jersey headed to Jacksonville, Florida. The train consisted of three locomotives and twenty cars. Additional information about the train can be obtained by contacting CSX media relations at 1-877-835-5279.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Starting at 7:47am, JMVFC volunteer Firefighters and Paramedics responded to Old Joppa Road and Jerusalem Road, in Joppa, for a motor vehicle collision. Crews found a two vehicle involved, and one person with minor injuries. The patient was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Trauma Center, by JMVFC Paramedic unit, in stable condition. The Harford County Sheriff's Office is investigating the cause of the collision.Shortly after clearing the incident on Old Joppa Road, the JMVFC was requested, by Baltimore County Fire Dispatch, to respond to a motor vehicle collision, with rescue, on Glen Arm Road, just west of Harford Road in Glen Arm. Upon arrival, the Firefighters from the JMVFC assisted Rescuers from the Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company with extricating the trapped patient from the overturned auto, and transferring them to the care of Baltimore County Paramedics. The Baltimore County Police Department is investigating the cause of the collision.While returning from the rescue in Baltimore County, the JMVFC units were alerted to Mountain Road (SR-152) at I-95 for a tractor trailer leaking an unknown substance. Firefighters arrived at the ramp to North Bound I-95 from Mountain Road, to find a tractor trailer with a leaking diesel fuel tank. The Harford County Emergency Operations Hazardous Materials Team and the Maryland Department of the Environment's Emergency Response Division were requested. The JMVFC crews contained the fuel that was already on the ground and continuing to leak until Haz-Mat crews arrived. Additional information can be found by contacting the Maryland Department of the Environment at 1-866-MDE-GOTO (633-4686). Just before 8pm JMVFC and surrounding companies were dispatched to 625 Falconbridge drive for a reported house fire. Joppa units were on scene within three minutes of dispatch and reported a small dryer fire in the basement. Crews quickly extinguished the fire and checked for extension with none found. The assignment was held to Engines 812, 814 and Truck 831.
Friday, April 5, 2013
Early this morning JMVFC was dispatched for a vehicle
accident with rescue at Pulaski Highway and Joppa Rd. Company 8 units were
en-route immediately after alert, first arriving units reported one patient
heavily enrapt in a small pickup truck that had overturned and struck a
telephone. Suppression units arrived and quickly went to work stabilizing the
vehicle and removing the roof, once the patient was accessible he was pronounced
dead on the scene by EMS. Units remained on scene to assist MSP with lighting
and manpower. Chief 8-1 held the Pulaski Highway command.
Units: E811, T831, U871, IV893, PM894, C 8-1, C 8-2, Balt
Thursday, March 28, 2013
At 9:17pm tonight JMVFC was dispatched to a MVC at Pulaski
highway and Joppa Road. First units arrived at 9:21pm and quickly upgraded the
call to a rescue advising that there was one patient trapped and requested a
second ambulance for an additional patient. Crews stretched a protection line, stabilized
the vehicle and used the Hurst Rescue tools to remove the driver’s door and
roof. The patient was removed to waiting EMS crews and transported to a local
trauma center, one other patient was transported to a local hospital.
Units: E811, E814, T831, PM891, PM894, C-89, C-82
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Early this afternoon JMVFC was dispatched for an MVC at
Route 152 and Clayton Road in the 816 box. Engine 814 and Truck 831 were both
on the air for training and immediately made the response along with Medic 894.
Units arrived to find a two vehicle MVC with a minor fuel spill and no
While en-route to the 816 box, Engine 813 came across a separate
motorcycle accident at Hanson Road and Route 152. They handled this incident
with Chief 8-9 and IV-893.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The first MVC for Joppa this morning came at 8am at the
intersection of Pulaski Highway and Joppa Farm Rd. E814, T831, A892 and C-81
handled this minor accident with 892 transporting one patient to a local
As units were clearing the first incident, Abingdon VFC was
dispatched for a MVC with rescue at Route 24 and Wheel Rd. Since company 8
units were available they made the response to assist. Abingdon units arrived
with multiple patients and a minor door pop. JMVFC assisted AVFC with patient
packaging and M894 and IV893 made transports to a local hospital.
Units: E-814, T831, M894, IV893, C-81
Just before 11am Joppa Magnolia and Abingdon volunteers were
dispatched for a MVC on I-95 NB just past the 152 exit. C-81 (Freund) was the
first to arrive and quickly upgraded to a rescue assignment. E411 and T831
arrived, stabilized the vehicle and removed hazards while E813 stood by with a
hoseline for fire protection. One patient was removed from the vehicle after
taking off the drivers door. Units were in service a short time later.
Units: C-81, T831, E813, E811, B841, A892, E411, C-41
Saturday, March 9, 2013
Just after 8pm units from Joppa Magnolia, Abingdon,
Kingsville and APGFD were dispatched for a dwelling fire in the Edgewater
village development. HCSO was on scene confirming a working fire. First
arriving units from JMVFC were on scene at 8:06pm and reported a two story
single family dwelling with fire showing; additional resources were requested
bringing White Marsh and Bel Air VFC’s. Initial reports advised there was possibly
a subject still in the residence so Firefighters initiated an aggressive
interior attack along with primary searches of the residence with negative
results, the missing subject was later located at neighbor’s house. Units were
on scene for several hours to extinguish the fire. One firefighter from JMVFC
was transported to Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center for burns received and one
Firefighter from AVFC became sick on scene and was transported to UCMC.
Monday, March 4, 2013
Early this afternoon JMVFC was alerted for a MVC at
Philadelphia Road and Mountain Road. Units arrived and found one person
injured, they were transported to a local trauma center. Suppression units
removed hazards and cleared in a short time.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Around 11pm the Bel Air VFC was dispatched for a house fire
in the 341 box on Locust Lane in Bel Air. First arriving units found heavy fire
conditions in an attached garage and initially had water supply issues with
nearby hydrants. Additional units were requested bringing E814 with 6 personnel
to the scene. The crew arrived and was initially established as the RIT team
but shortly after assigned to assist with interior operations and overhaul. 814
was on scene approximately 90 minutes before returning to service.
Friday, March 1, 2013
Just after 8pm JMVFC was dispatched for a house fire in the
2000blk of Hanson Road. T-831 was first to arrive with nothing evident, after
forcing entry in the residence the crew found a fire in the basement. First
arriving crews made quick work of the fire and all searches proved negative.
Units cleared in about 90 minutes.
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