Pikesville Volunteer Fire Company

Baltimore County Station 32

Established in 1897, Pikesville operates as the second oldest fire company in Baltimore County. It has many accomplishments in its’ 111 year history including operating the second motorized apparatus in the county (1912), the first floodlight unit (1939) & heavy rescue (1956) in the county, accepting their first female firefighter in 1976 & being named the busiest volunteer fire co. in the US by Firehouse Magazine in 1989 having logged 4,400 runs. Today, Pikesville holds the distinction of being the only volunteer station in the county operating an engine, tower, squad (heavy rescue) & medic unit providing a full range of Fire, Technical Rescue & EMS transport services.

Engine 321 - 1999 American LaFrance/Saulsbury 1500 gpm/750 gal./30 gal. foam

Ex-Engine 321 - 1974 Mack CF-700 1250 gpm/750 gal.

Squad 322 - 1991 Freightliner/Saulsbury

Featuring officer’s side access to the crew compartment with 4 SCBA seats, it was equipped with Holmatro rescue tools, a 25 foot light tower & 7,000 watts of scene lighting to support Pikesville’s Confined Space Rescue Team (the only active team in Baltimore County operated by a volunteer fire company). Replaced with a 2010 Spartan/Rosenbauer walk-around rescue, the former Squad 322  currently operates as Rescue 42 with the Adams Area Fire District in Butler County, Pennsylvania. 

Tower 32 - 2003 Emergency One 93’ Rear Mount Platform

Equipped with a 7 man cab, it is pre-piped for a 1,500 GPM flow & carries 195’ of ground ladders.

“Old 21” - 1897  Gould Hand Pumper

Purchased for $35 in 1897, “Old 21” was completely re-habbed by SWAB in 1997 for the company’s centennial celebration. It was completely dismantled including the leathers in the pump, the woodwork & wheels were reworked, all the brass was polished & then fully re-assembled to the showpiece condition as here in 2009.  

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Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Special thanks to Lt. Josh Schumer for his assistance in providing specs on Ex-Engine 321. 

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli

Copyright 2009 Tom Rinelli