May 10, 2013 - It is with deep sadness, the Officers and Members announce the death of Life Member Jennifer D. Kernan, 37 years old. Jen has been a member of the Company since 1999, and has served as past Secretary of the Company. Jen had served in the Maryland Army National Guard since 1993 and was a music education teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools. Jen had a contagious enthusiasm and a smile that was infectious. She will be Truly Missed. We offer our most sincere condolences to the Kernan, Valentine and Miller families, and to all of the thousands of Friends, Family, Firefighters, Soldiers, Students and Teachers that this Brave member has touched. Rest Easy Jen, You have Earned it.
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On May 10, 2013, Jennifer “Jen” Danielle Kernan, Beloved wife of David Kenneth Kernan; devoted mother of Justin Alexander Kernan; cherished daughter of Marlene Miller nee Pickett, Charlie Miller and George Valentine; dear sister of Craig, Sandy, Stacey, Stephanie and Jay; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Jen was employed with the Baltimore County Schools as a music teacher. She was also a longtime member of the National Guard where she served in the band. Jen was a life member of the Providence Volunteer Fire Company.
Family and friends will honor “Jen’s” life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services – Parkville, 8800 Harford Rd. on Tuesday 3-5 & 7-9 PM. and on Wednesday at St. John’s Lutheran Church- 8808 Harford Road- Parkville there will be a viewing from 10-11 AM followed by a funeral service at 11 AM. Interment to follow at Gardens of Faith Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Jen’s name may be made to the Justin Kernan Educational Fund at Bank of America- 1952 East Joppa Road, Parkville, Maryland 21234 Attention: Amanda Rocker.
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May 05, 2013 - On Sunday May 5, 2013 Firefighter Gene Kirchner of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company was laid to rest. He was 25 years old when he succumbed to injuries he sustained while attempting to rescue a trapped occupant in a house fire. The Line of Duty funeral ceremony began with Firefighter Kirchner's body being escorted by each vehicle from the Reisterstown VFC to their Station on Main Street. There Hundreds of community members flanked the street, 2 ladder trucks held an American Flad over Main Street, and the Firehouse siren was alerted for Gene's final stop at the station.
Photo Credit: G. Zour
February 19, 2012 - Working Fire Box 10-3
On Feb 17th at 0815am, Engine 292 was alerted for the working fire assignment on Arizona avenue in Parkville. Upon arrival Engine 292 established a secondary water source and the crew proceeded up to the scene to help with extinguishment and overhaul. Other units on scene: Engine 7, Engine 11, Engine 55, Engine 8, Truck 8, Truck 1, and the Rehab units
Crews did not have very much time to recover from the previous working fire when they were dispatched at 1030 to an investigation at Loch Raven High School. Engine 292 responded promptly arriving to find an odor of gasoline inside the lobby and various classrooms on the first floor. Unable to initially locate the source, the Hazmat unit was requested to assist with detection. The source was determined to be a leaking gas can stored next to the HVAC system. Crews ventilated the school and removed the gas cans. The all clear was given and school was able to resume. Other units on scene: Engine 14, Hazmat 114, and Fire Marshall 32 & 34
February 11, 2012 - On Saturday February 11, 2012 the Officers and Members of the Providence Vol. Fire Co. came together for the annual installation of officers celebration. This was a time for members to come together for a meal and socializing. It was also a the time for the elected officers for 2012 to take their respective Oaths of office. The celebration included recognizing those members who were the 'Top Responders for 2011 and those members who have achieved milestones in their years of service. There was also an awards portion of the evening where several new awards were presented.
Edward Pearce - 40 years
William Hux - 20 years
David Kernan - 15 years
David Smith - 15 years
Janice Coroneos - 10 years
Sergio Lattanzi - 10 years
Stephen Pearce - 10 years
Sheri Sprigg - 10 years
2011 Firefighter of the Year - Charles (Chuck) Reich III
2011 Presidents Award - Tracie Martinek
The 1st annual "Joe Gisrial Training Award" - Timothy Kroner
The 1st annual "Jeffery P. Meyer - Probationary Member Award" - Joseph Menikheim
The Top 10 Emergency Responders for 2011
1st - Paul Gleitsmann 482 Calls
2nd- John Jeffers 405 Calls
3rd Brian Curtis 363 Calls
4th Danny Biddison 303 Calls
5th Drew Cherney 245 Calls
6th Chris Davis 213 Calls
7th Tim Kroner 208 Calls
8th Jarad Harding 182
9th Stephen Pearce 181 Calls
10th Mike Fick 179 Calls
The Ladies Auxiliary Committee was also presented with a plaque with their members' names recognizing their contributions to the company.
A Resolution from the Baltimore County Council was also presented to the "Ladies" recognizing their Company contributions.
February 07, 2012 - Life Member and past President Garry Zour was awarded one of the Dunkin' Donuts "Thanks To You " Community Hero Awards. The presentation took place at a ceremony held in South Baltimore. In attendance for the ceremony were 2nd Lt. Pearce, 3rd Lt Barkoviak, FF Reich, and FF Menikheim. Congratulations Garry !
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December 15, 2011 - At 1054hrs. PVFC was alerted for a automobile accident with reported occupants trapped at Metfield Rd. and Temfield Rd. Truck 297 promptly responded with four volunteers and upon arrival found a vehicle off the roadway and down an embankment with one occupant still trapped in the vehicle. The crew from the ladder truck worked quickly to stabilize the vehicle and then once stabilized, the patient was extricated. BCoFD Medic 11 transported the patient to a local facility as a precaution.
September 11, 2011 - At 2pm on Sunday September 11, 2011 members were joined by over 100 friends, family, neighbors, elected officials to make two very special dedications. The first was in the "Memorial Garden" to the rear of the station. In this garden rests a 10 foot piece of steel from the World Trade Center in New York City that was retrieved from "Ground Zero" after the attacks on 9/11/01. This steel serves as the center piece to the 'Garden' and serves as a reminder to the 343 NYC firefighters/EMT's/Paramedics that were killed on 9/11. The monument was dedicated with words from Captain Bon Murray of the Baltimore County Fire Department, who served on teams that responded to Ground Zero.
The second dedication was for the Company's brand new Truck 297. This is the Company's first brand new ladder truck and will serve the company for the next 15-20 years! The vehicle was dedicated and put in service by Life Member Steven Lancaster. The Truck took its first emergency response approximately 3 hours after being put in service.