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Welcome to Chestnut Ridge Vol.Fire Co.

23 Years Today...
1st Lieut. Daniel Raskin
   1st Lieut. Daniel Raskin
Wednesday, July 16, 2014 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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 
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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.

 
10-50PD
   
Saturday, March 24, 2012 
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On March 24, Engine 501 responded to a 10-50PD(Motor Vehicle Accident with Property Damage) on Garrison Forest Rd between Park Heights Ave and Hawick Ct. Upon arrival, the vehicle was found on its side leaning on a tree. The driver of the vehicle had fled the scene prior to the arrival of Engine 501. Please remember to take it slow during inclement weather.

 
US Flags to Half Staff in Maryland in Honor of Major Robert J. Marchanti II
Major Robert J. Marchanti II
   Major Robert J. Marchanti II
Tuesday, March 20, 2012 
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Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half-staff on Tuesday, March 20, 2012, from sunrise to sunset. This is in memory of Major Robert J. Marchanti II, of Westminster, Maryland, who died on February 25, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

 
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