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Friday, December 12, 2014
After clearing an automatic fire alarm, Engine 331 was placed 4th due on a 46 box. Engine Company 46 reported fire showing from Division 1 on arrival. Engine 331 (with 6) stretched to the rear and advanced to the second floor, where they found and extinguished extension into Division 2 and the attic. Chief 33A also responded on the box and had Division 1.
Friday, December 12, 2014
At 4:05 PM, Engine 331 and Rescue Engine 33 were dispatched as the first and second due engine companies for a reported structure fire. They responded with Chief 33 and Chief 33A to a two story, end of the row townhome with smoke showing from the first floor. The Engine Company stretched to the first floor and found fire in the kitchen, while the Rescue Engine stretched to Division 2 to check for extension. Chief 33 had command and Chief 33A had division one. Fire was quickly extinguished and units returned to service.
Monday, December 8, 2014
Early Monday morning, the Rescue Engine was dispatched to Eastbound Route 50 at Landover Road for an accident with one off the road. When Engine Co 38 and Rescue Engine 33, located the vehicle, they discovered that the driver was still trapped in the car. After leaving the roadway, the car struck the guardrail, which pierced the dash and firewall before exiting through the rear window, further entrapping the driver. The Rescue Engine crew stabilized the vehicle and removed the roof to gain access to the patient and remove him to awaiting EMS units.
Monday, December 1, 2014
Around noon, companies from the 3rd and 1st Battalions were dispatched for a reported dwelling fire. Companies arrived with fire showing from the rear of a 2 story cape cod style dwelling. Interior crews had a fire that was energized by electrical lines. As they knocked the majority of the fire, interior units were running out of air, so Command requested the Fire Task Force to relieve the crews. This brought Chief 33A and Engine 332 to the scene. Chief 33A was assigned to Division 1 and Engine 332 relieved crews operating on the 1st floor. Once the electric was controlled by Pepco, Engine Co 33 was able to knock the rest of the fire down. Chief 33A and Engine 332 remained on scene for approx. 45 minutes before being released by command.
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Thursday, November 27, 2014
Lynnhill Condominiums, the 7 story high rise at 3103 Good Hope Ave, has been the site of numerous multiple alarm fires, so it was no surprise on Thanksgiving night when a report of an apartment on fire on the second floor quickly escalated into a three alarm incident. First alarm units were confronted with fire from the windows on the Alpha and Bravo sides, and "Collier's Mansion" conditions in the involved apartment. As they made their initial attack, a series of explosions rocked the unit, forcing companies to retreat to the relative safety of the hallways; meanwhile, the fire was autoexposing to the apartment above. It became apparent that the oxygen cylinders in the apartment were rupturing, and a direct attack was impractical, necessitating the application of water from the exterior to the original unit. Rescue Engine 33, en route to a transfer to Company 23 (dispatched as the first due engine on the initial alarm), was picked up on the third alarm, and directed to the fifth floor by the Vent Group in order to conduct the primary search. The crew forced entry into every unit on the fifth floor, finding only trapped smoke and dogs in several units. After clearing the smoke from the remaining floors, Rescue Engine 33 returned to service, and went back home for dinner. Kentland maintained a second crew (Engine 332) at the firehouse throughout the incident and the remainder of the night.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
Rescue Engine 33 was called to the area of the Napa Auto Parts on Pennsy Drive in Co 28's first due for an accident with entrapment. The Rescue Engine officer assessed the damaged vehicle, as crew members from Co 33 began stabilization, and found the driver to be trapped in the vehicle and pinned by the dashboard. Members utilized both sets of Holmatro tools to simultaneously remove both sides of the minivan before cutting off the roof. After performing a modified dash lift with the spreaders, the crew was able to remove the trapped driver to awaiting EMS units.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Each year, the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. hosts an "Old School" night. This is done to pay homage to the dedication and pride of past members. It is also a chance for the present members to experience first hand, what people have made the department what it is today. The event will take place at Company 33 on Saturday November 22nd, 2014 at 1700 hours. All past and present members are invited to attend. This includes the career staff members that were removed in 1995.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Rescue Engine 33 was back in service for less than 12 hours before going to work an accident with one trapped this morning on the Baltimore Washington Parkway near Route 50.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Tower Ladder 33 was dispatched as the 2nd due truck for the reported back of the house on fire in the 14000 block of Heatherstone Drive in Bowie, MD. Companies arrived with fire showing from a detached home. The Tower crew, at the direction of Command, split into two teams: one team completed the interior searches for potential victims, while the other team laddered the building and then provided Rapid Intervention. TL33 remained onscene for approx. 1 hour before being released. This is the fourth fire for Kentland 33 in 48 hours.
Monday, November 17, 2014
Engine 331 and Tower Ladder 33 were originally dispatched to 6932 Hawthorne Street for the reported dwelling fire. While enroute, Communications advised all units that the corrected address was 6960 Hawthorne Street. Engine 331 and the Tower arrived with smoke showing from the 2nd floor of a 2 story end of the row dwelling. After forcing entry, the interior crews located fire on the 1st floor and quickly knocked it down. Tower 33 completed all searches with negative results. The Engine Company contained the fire to some contents on the 1st floor and the assignment was held with Company 33 within minutes. This was the third working fire for the company in 24 hours.
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