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FIRE SHOWING FROM A FIRST-DUE HOUSE, ENGINE COMPANY AND TOWER LADDER 33 TO THE 2700 BLOCK OF KELNER DRIVE

Sunday, April 13, 2014   At 0242 hours, the box alarm was transmitted for the house on fire in the 2700 block of Kelner Drive in Company 33's first due. The Engine Company and Tower Ladder from 33 responded on the run with a total of 11 volunteers. Within minutes, Engine Company 33 arrived, laid a supply line in from the closest hydrant and reported a one-story, detached, ordinary constructed home and smoke showing from the basement level. As the crew stretched a pre-connected attack line, the OIC performed a "360" and found fire showing from the basement with access on the "C" side. The crew entered via the exterior entrance (to the basement) on the "C" side and began extinguishing fire in three separate rooms. Tower Ladder 33 arrived along with the engine company, placed several portable ladders, made entry with the initial attack line and performed searches. Once the bulk of the fire was extinguished, Tower Ladder 33 opened-up for extension. Within 20 minutes the assignment was scaled back to the units from Company 33.

     



 

SQUAD COMPANY 33 WITH ONE-TRAPPED: VETERANS PARKWAY AND ELLIN ROAD

Friday, April 11, 2014   At 1425 hours, Squad Company 33 was alerted to the intersection of Veterans Parkway and Ellin Road for the vehicle accident and one-trapped. Upon arrival of Engine Company 28, the driver of one vehicle was confirmed trapped. Squad Company 33 arrived, performed stabilization efforts and removed the passenger side door/entire roof to free the occupant. Once removed, the driver was placed in the care of on-scene EMS personnel and transported to a local Trauma Center. 

   


 

TOWER LADDER 33 WITH FIRE SHOWING FROM A BOWIE HOUSE: 12300 BLOCK OF SKYLARK LANE

Wednesday, April 9, 2014  For the second time in 24-hours, Tower Ladder 33 was enroute to another working fire. This time the box alarm was for a house on fire in the 12300 block of Skylark Lane in the Borough of Bowie Bronx, Maryland. First arriving companies reported a one-story house with fire in the kitchen with extension to the attic area. Tower Ladder 33 arrived with six volunteers and assumed the RIT duties. The crew performed a 360-degree, recon lap and provided egress points around the structure. Tower Ladder 33 operated for approx. 45 minutes before returning to service.

   


 

ENGINE COMPANY, SQUAD COMPANY AND TOWER LADDER 33 WITH FIRE THROUGHOUT A LARGO TOWNHOUSE: 11200 BLOCK OF KETTERING PLACE

Tuesday, April 8, 2014   At 0333 hours, the box alarm was transmitted for the townhouse on fire in the 11200 block of Kettering Place in Largo, Maryland. This assignment brought Engine Company, Squad Company and Tower Ladder 33 with a total of 15 volunteers. First due Engine Company 46 arrived with a two-story, lightweight, wood-frame townhouse and smoke showing from the 1st and 2nd floors. Upon completing their "360", it was determined that the fire was located in the basement and fire was found showing from the rear ("C" side). Engine Company 33 arrived a short time later and established a secondary water supply. Upon positioning to cover the rear of the involved structure, the crew stretched an attack line and reported to the floor above the fire (1st floor). Once inside, fire was found in the kitchen area and the doorway to the basement stairwell was closed to help with confinement. Tower Ladder 33 arrived and began placing ladders to the "C" side and assisting with entry for Engine Company 46. Squad Company 33 arrived and assumed RIT duties. Fire was found throughout the entire townhouse and companies spent approx. two-hours extinguishing the bulk of the fire and hitting hot spots. Units from Company 33 returned to service at approx. 0545 hours.

     



 

SQUAD COMPANY AND CHIEF 33 WITH ONE TRAPPED: CENTRAL AVENUE AND ROLLINS AVENUE

Monday, April 7, 2014   With rain falling since the morning hours, motor vehicle accident responses continued to rise throughout the day. Just after 1230 hours, companies were alerted to the intersection of Central Avenue and Rollins Avenue in Capitol Heights, Maryland. Squad Company and Chief 33 responded on the run with a total of five volunteers, leaving an additional two-crews of ten volunteers in quarters. Engine Company No. 5 arrived within minutes to confirm a vehicle accident and one passenger trapped. Squad Company 33 arrived, stabilized the vehicle and removed one-door to free the trapped occupant. 

   


 

COMPANIES RESPOND TO A COMMERCIAL AUTOMATIC FIRE ALARM AND ARRIVE WITH SMOKE SHOWING: 6300 BLOCK OF SHERIFF ROAD

Saturday, April 5, 2014   Just after midnight, Engine Company 38 (Chapel Oaks VFD) was alerted for an automatic fire alarm in a warehouse complex in the 6300 block of Sheriff Road. This location is approx. one-mile from Engine House No. 38. Within minutes, Engine Company No. 38 arrived with smoke showing from the reported address and requested the box alarm be filled out. This brought an additional three engine companies, two ladder companies and a squad company which included Tower Ladder 33. Upon arrival of the Tower Ladder, fire was found in a large storage area. It was kept in-check by the sprinkler system and the remaining fire was extinguished quickly. Companies spent approx. two-hours performing overhaul and removing smoke for the large complex.

   


 

ENGINE COMPANY AND TOWER LADDER 33 WITH FIRE SHOWING FROM A SEAT PLEASANT TOWNHOUSE: 200 BLOCK OF POSSUM COURT

Friday, April 4, 2014   Just after 0000 hours, the box alarm was transmitted for the townhouse on fire in the 200 block of Possum Court in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. This alarm brought Engine Company and Tower Ladder 33 with a total of 12 volunteers. First arriving Engine Company No. 8 reported a two-story, middle of the row townhouse and smoke showing from the first and second floors. Engine Company No. 33, fourth due but third arriving, laid in from a secondary hydrant to the rear of the reporting address. The crew stretched the 400-foot pre-connect and reported conditions on the "Charlie" side of the townhouses. Fire was venting from a room on the first floor and threatening to extend to the upper floor. The crew from Company 33 continued into the basement and reported conditions as clear. As they worked their way up via the interior stairwell, fire was found involving one room and the adjacent hallway. This was extinguished and Truck crews began to open-up. Tower Ladder 33 arrived on the Task Force alarm and were put to work carrying out several misc. tasks.

     



 

TOWER LADDER 33 RUNS 2ND ALARM APARTMENT BUILDING FIRE IN LANHAM, MARYLAND: 10000 BLOCK OF GREENBELT ROAD

Courtesy WUSA-TV 9 and Kentland Technical/Aeronautical Services Unit

Courtesy WUSA-TV 9 and Kentland
      Technical/Aeronautical Services Unit

Tuesday, April 1, 2014   Just after 0730 hours, box alarm 48-25 was transmitted for smoke in the apartment building in the 10000 block of Greenbelt Road (Lanham, Maryland). Companies arrived with a fire in a terrace level apartment and extension via the pipe chase to the upper floors. Due to the extent of the fire, Command requested a 2nd Alarm, bringing Tower Ladder 33 with a total of six volunteers. Upon arrival, Tower Ladder 33's crew was tasked with assisting on the "Charlie" side with ladders. After this was completed, the crew reported to the third-floor to open-up, check for extension and assist with extinguishing the same. Members from the Kentland VFD operated for approx. two-hours before returning to service. 

   


 

14TH WORKING FIRE IN 27 DAYS, ENGINE COMPANY AND DEPUTY CHIEF 33 WITH FIRE SHOWING FROM A LANDOVER HILLS GARDEN APARTMENT BUILDING: 6800 BLOCK OF 64TH AVENUE

Thursday, March 27, 2014   Just before the dinner hour, a box alarm was transmitted for an apartment fire with people trapped in the 6800 block of 64th Avenue in Landover Hills, Maryland. The alarm consisted of Engine Companies 30, 28, 33 and 7, Truck Companies 9, 55 and 1. Engine Company and Deputy Chief 33 responded on the alarm with a total of six volunteers. Engine Company 30 arrived and reported a three-story, ordinary constructed, garden style apartment building and smoke showing. Engine Company 33, responsible for covering the rear of the involved building, laid a secondary supply line and reported four stories on the "Charlie" side with fire showing from the third floor (rear). The crew also reported access to the terrace level and stretched a pre-connect to the top floor. Deputy Chief 33(A) was assigned as the "division two" supervisor and was in-charge of the fire floor. Companies found a living room, kitchen and hallway involved with fire and quickly extinguished the same. Engine Company 33 reported no extension to the floor above and the incident was scaled back within 30 minutes.

     



 

FIRE SHOWING FROM A LARGO HOUSE BRINGS KENTLAND 33 TO THEIR 4TH FIRE IN 3 DAYS... 13TH THIS MONTH: 10800 BLOCK OF WEST KETTERING DRIVE

Tuesday, March 25, 2014   Just after 0800 hours, box alarm 46-11 was transmitted for the house on fire in the 10800 block of West Kettering Drive. This brought Engine Company, Tower Ladder and Chief 33 with 12 volunteers. Engine Company No. 46 arrived within three-minutes to find a two-story, detached, single-family home and fire showing from the "Alpha" side. Upon completing a "360" smoke was found issuing from the entire attic. As Engine Company 46's crew advanced an attack line through the "A" side, Engine Company 33 arrived as the third due engine company, laid a secondary supply line in and stretched a pre-connect to cover the rear of the home. Once the basement was cleared of fire/smoke, the crew advanced to back-up Engine Company 46. Tower Ladder 33 arrived a short time later, placed several portable ladders, ventilated in coordination with the engine crews and searched the home for occupants. Fire was found involving rooms on the second floor with minimal extension. The incident was scaled back within 25 minutes.

   


 
 
 

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