Joppa Magnolia Fire Company



Chief 8-1, E812 and Two Medics to Abingdon Rescue

Tuesday, April 1, 2014  Just before 6pm JMVFC was alerted for M891 and M892 as part of the "EMS task force" to a MVC with rescue at Route 543 and the I-95 overpass, both medics responded immediately. Shortly after E812 was also added to the call for additional manpower. Co. 8 units arrived and assisted Abingdon VFC with completing extrication of four patients. Both EMS units each handled a patient to local trauma centers.

JMVFC units: Chief 81, M891, M892, E812, U871



Multiple Medevac Helicopters Respond to Joppa Crash

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 12:02 am the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company (JMVFC) was alerted to a motor vehicle collision in the area of state route 7, Philadelphia Road, and Joppa Farm Road in Joppa.  Units arrived to find a single vehicle on Philadelphia Road, between Bulls Lane and Joppa Farm Road, that had significant damage to all sides.  An initial investigation found two adults who were seriously injured near the vehicle.  One occupant advised that there was a third person in the vehicle and his whereabouts was not known.  Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera, which allows them to detect different levels of heat, to search the wooded areas on each side of the road for the third person.  Approximately 200 feet west of where the vehicle was located, an adult male was found in the woods.  Due to the nature of the injuries to two of the patients, two medevac helicopters were requested.  Three of the JMVFC paramedic units were on the scene.  M892 transported an adult male and M891 transported an adult female, both in critical condition, to the house 1 helipad.  A Maryland State Police medevac transported the male to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in critical condition.  A University of Maryland Express Care medevac, operated by PHI Air Medical, LLC, transported the female to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, also in critical condition.  M893 transported an adult male, in serious condition, to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Trauma Center.  Maryland State Police Troopers requested the light tower to illuminate the incident scene while they conducted their investigation.  As of 2:00 am, Philadelphia Road remained blocked between Bulls Lane and Joppa Farm Road.

JMVFC units on scene: E812 T831 M891 M892 M893 U871 U899 LightTower8

Other units on scene: MSP Trooper 1 & Express Care 1



Joppa EMS accepting applications

Tuesday, March 18, 2014  Joppa EMS is currently accepting applications for part time ALS and BLS providers. The minimum qualifications are listed below. For application and additional information visit E–mail completed applications and any further questions to or

*Completed applications need to be submitted by April 15th 2014*


·         Critical thinking and decision making skills

·         Able to demonstrate the ability to move medical equipment and load, lift, and/or carry patient transport devices across even/uneven terrain, to include steps

·         Successful completion of protocol and skills review

·         Oral and written communication skills

·         Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff members, volunteer members, and the general public

·         Ability to perform in stressful situations

·         Five (5) years driving experience with a Class C license or higher

·           Ability to pass a pre–employment physical and drug screen

·           A copy of up–to–date driving record





·         High school diploma or equivalent is required

·         Blood borne/airborne pathogens

·         HAZMAT operation level




         ·         One (1) year minimum as a CRT–I or EMT–P

         ·         One (1) year minimum as an EMT–B



·         Must be certified as an EMT-B provider in the state of Maryland

·         Possess EVOC certification or equivalent

·         If IV Tech. must possess IV certification by Harford County

·         Possess valid CPR card

·         AED certification

·         Fit test certification for SCBA



Quick Knock on Multiple Autos on Fire in 828 Box

Monday, March 10, 2014 2:09 pm the JMVFC and engine from the Aberdeen Proving Ground Fire Department (APGFD), Kingsville Volunteer Fire Company and Abingdon Fire Company (AFC) and the truck from the AFC were alerted to a reported building fire in the 1000 block of Pulaski Highway, Joppa.  At 2:07 pm, T831 arrived and reported a one story auto repair garage that had multiple vehicles on fire to the rear.  With the potential for hazardous materials to be present inside the building, the Harford County Hazardous Materials Response Team was requested.  In addition to the haz-mat team, additional firefighting resources were requested, bringing engines from the Fallston Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Company (FVFAC) and the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Company (BAVFC).  Engine crews used preconnected hand lines to extinguish the fire.  Truck crews checked the building to see if any fire was inside.  Due to the quick work by JMVFC firefighters, no fire damaged the inside of the building.  The fire was declared under control in about 30 minutes.  The closest fire hydrant was more than 1,000 feet west of the scene, which required firefighters to block all lanes of east bound Pulaski Highway with fire hose.  The haz-mat team determined that there was no significant hazardous material hazard present, but remained on scene to assist the incident commander if needed.  One civilian was transported to the Johns Hopkins Bayview Burn Center in serious, but not life threatening condition.  The Maryland State Office of the Fire Marshal was requested to determine the cause and origin of the fire.  There were no additional injuries reported.  Traffic on east bound Pulaski Highway was reopened around 3:30 pm.  A fire engine from the BAVFC covered the Joppa and Edgewood areas until the remaining JMVFC units cleared.  Approximately 35 volunteer firefighters were on the scene as well as 4 paid firefighters from the APGFD.

JMVFC units on scene: E811 E812 E815 T831 Air861 M891 M894 Chief81

Mutual aid units on scene: AFC-E414 T431 Chief4 Chief41 APGFD-E1211 BAVFC-E311 FVFAC-E1311 KVFC-E481 M485 HazMat35 OSFM-FM42 FM48 MD1(Medical Director)



Chief 8 and 8-1, Engine, Truck and Air unit to the working 406 Box

Sunday, March 2, 2014  Just before 3am this morning JMVFC was alerted for an engine as part of the 406 box for a reported house fire, E812 immediately made the response. While en-route Harford County dispatch advised Chief 4-1 that HCSO was on scene reporting a working house fire, at this time the assignment was filled bringing Chief 8, Chief 8-1 and T831. E812 was the first fire engine to arrive along with C 4-1, secured a water supply and stretched a handline to begin extinguishing fire on the "D" side porch area. T831 was the first arriving Ladder Truck and quickly went to work laddering the building and opening up to check for extension. Units had a porch fire with some minor extension into the house. Crews worked for about 4 hours before clearing. The cause of the fire was disposed ashes from a wood stove.

Units: C 8, C 8-1, E812, T831, Air861



MVC on the Highway

Tuesday, February 25, 2014  Just after 930pm JMVFC and Squad 483 (KVFC) were dispatched to I-95 NB at MM 72 for a vehicle wreck with injuries. Units arrived to find a two vehicle MVC and immediately secured the scene with assistance from the State highway vehicles, after a quick size up C-81 requested a second ambulance for additional patients. Two patients were transported to a local hospital and suppression units cleared a short time later. 

Units: C-81, E814, E815, M891, PM893, SQD483



JMVFC Responds to Building Fire in White Marsh

Thursday, February 13, 2014  Just after 12:30 pm, Engine 814 and Truck 831 responded mutual aid to Baltimore County for a reported building fire at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, 6255 Days Cove Road, White Marsh.  Engine 202 from the White Marsh Volunteer FIre Company arrived and reported that a generator was on fire inside the building.  The fire was quickly extinguished with a dry chemical extinguisher, since water would harm the equipment.  Truck 831 arrived and started checking for any extension to other parts of the building and in the ceiling.  The incident was quickly scaled back to E202 & T831.  The Baltimore County Fire Department's Hazmat Satellite unit was brought in due to leaking fluids from the machine.  T831's crew contained the product using absorbant booms and pads until the hazmat team arrived.



JMVFC uses Jaws of Life at MVC in Joppatowne

Wednesday, February 12, 2014  At 1:56 pm, the Joppa-Magnolia Volunteer Fire Company (JMVFC) was alerted for a motor vehicle collision at US-40/Pulaski Highway and Joppa Farm Road.  While responding, dispatchers notified Firefighters that they now had reports of a person trapped.  The JMVFC units arrived at 2:02.  After a quick assessment, it was determined that one patient was trapped in a car.  Rescuers quickly went to work, using the Jaws of Life to peel the mangled metal away from the seriously injured 57 year old female driver.  At 2:13, the patient was extricated and turned over to JMVFC paramedics for care.  A Maryland State Police medevac helicopter was requested to transport the patient to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore.  The Maryland State Police had the west bound lanes of US-40 shut down briefly.  The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

JMVFC units on scene: E812 E814 E815 T831 M894
Other units on scene: Trooper-1



Hi-Angle Rescue at the Atkisson Dam

Wednesday, February 12, 2014   Abingdon Fire Company units were alerted to an unknown medical emergency in the 412 box at 6:46 am.  Upon arrival, it was determined that the incident was a male trapped on the Atkisson Dam, which is 1901 Atkisson Road in Joppa.  At 6:56, the JMVFC and technical rescue team were alerted.  Engine 814, Truck 831 and Medic 892 responded.  Upon arrival, command was established by Truck 831.  Chief 42 was made the operations section chief.  The JMVFC units supported the technical rescue team members as they donned special cold water suits and rescued the trapped 57 year old male.  Once on shore, the patient was transferred to the care of Abingdon Fire Company Medic 491.  The patient was transported to the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center in stable condition for cold exposure.  Units cleared just after 8am.

JMVFC units on scene - E814 T831 M892 U898

Mutual Aid units on scene - AFC: R451 M491 C42 C49 APGFD: R1255 U1266 C12 C122 Darlington VFC: B953 Susquehanna Hose: SW586 Kingsville VFC: SW48 Baltimore Co FD: T17 M17 B17 USAR17 & Harford County TRT



Man with Machete Shot by Sheriff's Officers

Tuesday, February 11, 2014   The JMVFC was dispatched to the 500 block of Crownwood Court in the Windsor Valley neighborhood of Edgewood for a medical emergency.  While responding, dispatch advised the units to stage, as the patient is reported to have a machete.  Sheriff's Officers arrived and began law enforcement tactics.  The patient was shot by Deputies after refusing to drop the weapon.  Medic 894 transported the seriously injured patient to the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.  

HCSO is handling this incident.  No Deputies were injured.



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