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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.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Engine Company, Tower Ladder and Chief 33 operated on this house fire in the 4700 block of Mann Street in Chapel Oaks, MD. Fire consumed the basement with slight extension to the first floor/attic. All searches were negative.
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Engine Company and Tower Ladder 33 operating on the scene of a dryer fire in the 300blk of Harry S Truman Drive in Company 46's area
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Tower Ladder 33 operated as the first due Truck Company with smoke showing from the roof of a McDonalds Restaurant in Capitol Heights on Tuesday.
Friday, November 7, 2014
At approximately 800 hours, units from the 1st and 3rd Battalions were alerted for a reported House Fire at 411 Xenia avenue in Capitol Heights. The Engine and Tower responded with 8 volunteers. Units arrived with a two story wood frame dwelling and smoke showing from the second floor. Engine Co. 33, dispatched 3rd due, arrived and laid in from a secondary hydrant on the Delta side. The crew stretched the 250' 1 1/2" attack line to side C, reported conditions and advanced into the structure to back up other units, clearing the basement on the way up. The Tower Ladder, dispatched 2nd due, arrived and laddered side C. The crew forced entry for the Engine co, completed primary and secondary searches of the basement and first division and opened up division two. The Engine and Tower from Kentland returned to service in just over an hour.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
At 1246 hours, the box alarm was transmitted for smoke from a commercial building in the 1000 block of Ritchie Road. This brought the Tower Ladder and Deputy Chief from Company 33 with a total of six volunteers. First due Engine Company No. 37 reported smoke showing on arrival from a large recycling plant. Upon further investigation, it was found that machinery was on fire in the center of the building. Tower Ladder 33, the first due truck company, went in to search, assisted with opening-up the fire area and checked the roof. Fire was quickly confined to the area of origin, but extensive overhaul was performed. Tower Ladder and Deputy Chief 33 operated for approx. one and a half hours before returning to service.
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Around the midnight hour, Tower Ladder 33 was dispatched on an inside gas leak in Company 37's first due. While beginning to pick-up from that incident, the box alarm, reporting a house on fire in the 1500 block of 2nd Street was transmitted. Tower Ladder 33 was placed 2nd due on the alarm and responded with a total of five volunteers. First arriving units reported a two-story, detached, single family house and fire showing from the "charlie" side. Tower Ladder 33 arrived a short time later, gave a complete size-up of the rear and placed several portable ladders on the "C" and "D" sides of the house. Crews encountered fire in several rooms of the house to include a rear porch area. All searches proved negative and Tower Ladder 33 operated for three-hours prior to returning to service.
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