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Pat Cross, Wife of Fred Cross Passes Away
Pat Cross
   Pat Cross
Wednesday, July 8, 2015 
Pat Cross, wife of our Life Member Fred Cross who is a past President of The MSFA and The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company peacefully passed away on Monday. Pat was a kind, gentle spirit with a heart of gold, and we will miss her dearly.


On Monday July 6, 2015, Patricia "Pat" L. Cross of Timonium, Maryland passed away. Daughter of the late William L. Engle and the late Gertrude M. Rudroff Engle. Wife of George "Fred" A. Cross, Jr.; mother of Pamela A. Bond; Michelle L. Malin; Brian D. Cross. Grandmother of Kari Kent; Anna Banks; James Banks; Bradley Kent; Alyssa Kent; Aaron Malin; Jeremy Malin; John Malin. Great-Grandmother of Hannah; Ava; Tyler; Aubrey; Emily; T.J.; Marco

Visitation will be Wednesday July 8, 2015 from 2-4 PM & 7-9 PM at the Kurtz Funeral Home, 1114 Baldwin Mill Road Jarrettsville, Maryland 21084

Funeral Service will be held Thursday July 9, 2015 at 10:00 AM at the funeral home.

Interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery, 7900 Park Heights Ave., Baltimore, Maryland 21208.

Charitable donations may be made in Patricia "Pat"'s memory to the following organizations:

Chestnut Ridge Vol Fire Company
12020 Greenspring Ave. Owings Mills, Maryland 21117

National Fallen Firefighters Foundation
P.O. Drawer 498 Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

Outdoor Movie Night on the Ridge
Friday, August 29, 2014 19:45
The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company presents "Frozen" under the stars! Please join us on our lawn behind the firehouse for a fun night for the entire family. Bring a blanket, the kids, and relax as we will provide the movie, food, and drinks for a small donation. Event will be held on Friday, Aug 29th at 7:45pm. We look forward to seeing you here!

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23 Years Today...
1st Lieut. Daniel Raskin
   1st Lieut. Daniel Raskin
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 
23 years ago today, we lost our 1st Lieut. Daniel J. Raskin in the line of duty from injuries sustained during a tragic accident. We miss you Danny. Everyone please stay safe.

Snowball Season
Sunday, July 6, 2014 
It's snowball season here at Chestnut Ridge, so please come up and support your volunteers. We have tons of flavors to choose from, and we love to see our community at our firehouse!

The passing of Gene Kirchner
Thursday, May 2, 2013 
The members of the Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company 500 have very heavy hearts and are deeply saddened by the passing of Gene Kirchner, who was seriously injured last week at a house fire. Gene deeply touched the lives of everyone with whom he came in contact and his passing is an enormous loss that saddens us beyond comprehension or any words that could do justice. Gene, you will always be remembered as a hero, a friend and an awesome human being that will continue to be loved forever. Your friends and family at Chestnut Ridge.

Our thoughts and Prayers are with Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company
Wednesday, April 24, 2013 
Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company 500 is praying and thinking about volunteer firefighter Gene Kirschner, 24 years old from the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company. Mr. Kirschner was critically injured while performing search and rescue of civilians during a dwelling fire that was dispatched around 1 am this morning. Also, our condolences also go out to the friends and family of Steven Stark, 58, who perished in the fire. Please remember your firefighters, and keep Gene in your thoughts and prayers for a full recovery.

2nd Alarm Dwelling Fire
First Arriving Units
   First Arriving Units
Friday, January 25, 2013 
On Friday January 25th around 4:00 PM units were alerted for dwelling fire on Barnstable Court. 911 received numerous calls advising that the house was on fire. Our Captain Uddeme was first on scene advised to 911 by cellphone that the house was heavly involved and everybody did make it out of the house. Capt. Uddeme requested for a 2nd alarm and a tanker strike team with 2 additional large capacity tankers. Engine - Tanker 503 was first of the units arrived on scene and started to attack the fire. Units were operating on scene for about 4 hours. Thank you to Maryland Line VFC for helping us protecting the ridge during the incident. Photo Credit: Lt. Craig Nelson

Maryland/Baltimore County Fire Service Legend, Lee Sachs Passes Away...
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 
The Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company offers our deepest condolences to the family, friends, and members of the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company in the passing of Lee Sachs. We remember Lee as a strong leader with a big heart, immense love of the fire service for which he served in almost every fathomable way with greatness. Lee served many roles at the Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company, Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen's Association and Maryland State Firemen's Association (Lee is a former President), and will be missed by many in the fire service and the community.

House Fire in Pikesville
Sunday, September 23, 2012 
On Sunday, Engine 501 responded for a fire in a single family home off of Smith Ave in Pikesville. Upon arrival, Engine 2 had most of the fire out with assistance from the crew on Tower 323. Initially dispatched as a dwelling fire with rescue, the fire was contained to the kitchen and extinguished by fire department personnel very quickly.

Help Support A Fellow Firefighter
AJ Pumilia is a DC Firefighter who lives in Harford County. He went into Hopkins in December 2011 to remove a life threatening brain tumor. He suffered complications that have kept him at Hopkins where he is currently in their rehab facility. A crab feast/silent auction will be held on July 27 to help with his increasing medical bills. Donations for raffles and auctions will be greatly appreciated as well. Please help raise as much money for his medical bills as possible. There will be all you can eat crabs and all you can drink beer(for those over 21) along with silent auction items from the capitals, yankees, nationals, ravens, and orioles, as well as street alarm boxes, leather gloves and boots, and some trips too. Please help support one of our brothers in his time of need.

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