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Baltimore County Police are confirming an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct at the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company in Precinct 3/Franklin.

The investigation began in mid-January, after Baltimore County Fire Department officials became aware of possible misconduct at the Reisterstown VFC and notified police.

Yesterday, the Baltimore County Fire Department suspended without pay two male fire department employees who are also Reisterstown VFC members. Both were suspended after the execution of a search warrant. One is a Probationary Emergency Medical Technician; the other is an EMT/Firefighter. These are non-supervisory positions.

There are 35 volunteer fire companies in Baltimore County that work with the Fire Department to provide fire suppression and EMS services. These volunteer companies are independent corporations with their own boards of directors and command staffs.

The investigation remains ongoing and is expected to conclude within the next few weeks. No charges have been filed at this time.

With the holiday season in full swing, Baltimore County's volunteer fire stations continue to offer an assortment of activities including train gardens, Christmas tree sales and appearances by Santa.

Check for activities at your local company

Arbutus Volunteer Fire Department
5200 Southwestern Boulevard, Maryland 21227
410-887-1471

  • Cookies and Milk with Santa – December 6, 5 p.m.
  • Santa Detail – December 11 to 23
  • Old Fashioned Christmas Garden – In progress through January 3, 2015

Arcadia Volunteer Fire Company 
5414 Arcadia Avenue, Maryland 21155
410-887-1576

  • Breakfast with Santa – December 6, 8 to 11 a.m. Donation at the door covers admission. Santa arrives at 8:30 a.m.
  • Christmas tree sale in progress
  • Santa Detail, check website for more information

Boring Volunteer Fire Company
14711 Old Hanover Road, Maryland 21020
410-429-5200

  • Santa comes to Boring, call for dates.

Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Department
900 Bowleys Quarters Road, Maryland 21220
410-887-5771

  • Santa’s ride begins December 5, see website for details.
  • Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Craft Show – December 7,  9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve Party – December 31, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Butler Volunteer Fire Department 
15109 Falls Road, Maryland 21023
410-887-7913                            

  • Santa's ride begins December 13, 2 p.m.
  • Breakfast with Santa – December 14, 8 a.m. to noon

Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Company 
12020 Greenspring Avenue, Maryland 21117
410-887-7781

  • Christmas Tree sale in progress

Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company
11210 York Road, Maryland 21030 
410-527-1634

  • Winter Wonderland – December 6, 8 to 11 a.m., full breakfast and beverages, pictures with Santa, crafts and face painting

English Consul Volunteer Fire Department 
2827 Michigan Avenue, Maryland 21227
410-636-4433

  • Breakfast with Santa – December 20, call for details.
  • Santa Detail begins on Christmas Eve at 5:30 p.m.

Glyndon Volunteer Fire Department 
4812 Butler Road, Maryland 21071
410-833-1262

  • Holiday Train Garden in progress through January 11, call for more information.
  • Holiday tree sale in progress through December 24.

Hereford Volunteer Fire Company 
510 Monkton Road, Maryland 21111
410-887-1934

  • Breakfast with Santa and Holiday Bazaar – December 14, 8 a.m. to noon

Jacksonville Volunteer Fire Company
3500 Sweet Air Road, Maryland 21131
410-887-7780

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

Long Green Volunteer Fire Company 
4506 Long Green Road, Maryland 21057
410-887-5772

  • Santa Breakfast – December 13, 8 to 11 a.m.

Maryland Line Volunteer Fire Company
21631 York Road, Maryland 21105
410-887-1932

  • Santa Run – December 20 to 21

Middle River Volunteer Fire Company
1100 Wilson Point Road, Maryland 21220
410-887-0326

  • Santa Claus Detail – December 21 to 24

Owings Mills Volunteer Fire Company
10401 Owings Mills Boulevard, Maryland 21117
410-363-1933

  • Santa is coming beginning December 16, check website for details.
  • Christmas tree sale in progress.

Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
40 East Sudbrook Lane, Maryland 21208
410-887-1258

  • Hanukkah House Detail – December 21, 7 to 8 p.m.

Rockaway Beach Volunteer Fire Company
P.O. Box 34034, Maryland 21221
410-887-0328

  • Auxiliary Christmas Craft Fair – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Santa will be coming to town December 19 and December 20, check website for details.

Rosedale Volunteer Fire Department 
8037 Philadelphia Road, Maryland 21237
410-887-0519

  • Christmas tree sale in progress
  • Santa’s Ride starts December 12, 6 p.m.

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company
5419 Ebenezer Road, Maryland 21162
410-887-5770

  • Christmas tree sale in progress

Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company
214 Wise Avenue, Maryland 21222
410-887-7262

  • Train Garden through January 4




                                                                                                                                               

Baltimore County’s volunteer firefighters will receive $7 million in county aid during the next year. This includes grants to specific fire companies and subsidies for preventive maintenance, fuel and utilities.

The financial support also includes $1.7 million worth of incentives for 20 volunteer companies that provide medical service during hours of peak demand.

Check Distribution at Bowleys Quarters VFC

County Executive Kevin Kamenetz presented a portion of this money at the September 20 annual meeting of the Baltimore County Volunteer Firemen’s Association (BCVFA). This year’s meeting was hosted by the Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Company.

Baltimore County has a joint fire service that includes 25 career stations and 33 volunteer fire, rescue and EMS companies, as well as two volunteer-run canteen companies that supply food and drink to responders during strenuous incidents. The volunteer companies are independent corporations that raise most of the money needed for their operations through carnivals, bingo, fundraising drives and other activities.

In addition, each year Baltimore County provides millions of dollars in support to the volunteers.

Over the course of the year, the County expects to pay out $1.7 million to the 20 companies that provide medic service. This “attended status” program rewards companies that staff medic units during hours of high demand.

New BCVFA Officers

Also on Saturday, the BCVFA elected new officers for 2014-2015. They are:

President: John McDowell, Arbutus Volunteer Fire Company
Senior Vice President: Glen Resnick, Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company
Vice President, Finance: Jamie Cahn, Lutherville Volunteer Fire Company
Vice President, Operations: Tom Ludwig, Wise Avenue Volunteer Fire Company
Vice President, Administration: Kathy Walker, Cockeysville Volunteer Fire Company
Secretary: Robert Frank, Middle River Ambulance Rescue Company

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