Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department responds to requests for swift water rescue

Fire-rescue log

August 24, 2011

Among the 71 calls the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department received for medical and fire-rescue service August 14-21, were the following:

Interstate 695 between exits 12 and 13, 9:06 p.m. Aug. 17. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Halethorpe and Woodlawn career stations responded to the report of a motor vehicle accident with injury in Catonsville. Four seriously injured people taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Poplar Avenue, 1300 block, 5:22 p.m. Aug. 15. Crews from the Arbutus and Violetville volunteer stations and Catonsville and Halethorpe career stations responded to the report of a dwelling fire in Arbutus. An attic fire was extinguished.

Hollins Ferry Road at Interstate 895, 2:43 p.m. Aug.15. Crews from the Arbutus and Lansdowne volunteer stations and Catonsville and Halethorpe career stations responded to the report of a truck fire in Halethorpe. A box truck fire was extinguished.

Halethorpe Farms Road at Hollins Ferry Road, 9:32 a.m. Aug. 15. Crews from the Arbutus volunteer station and Halethorpe career station responded to a request for a swift water rescue in Halethorpe and found the water had receded and the stalled vehicle was able to proceed.

Winans Avenue, 1700 block, 8:49 a.m. Aug. 15. Crews from the Arbutus and Middle River volunteer stations and Halethorpe career station responded to a request for a swift water rescue in Halethorpe and found the water had receded and the victim was able to get out of the vehicle.

Fire-Rescue Log is compiled from reports provided by the Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department.

For information about the department, go to http://www.arbutusvfd.org.

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