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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Yesterday afternoon, just after 1230 hours, Engine Company No. 33 responded on a working house fire in the 6700 block of Dorman Street (Landover Hills, Maryland). The crew from Engine Company No. 33 established a continuous water supply and advanced an attack line to the second floor, where they encountered high heat conditions and zero visibility. The crew began extinguishing visible fire and soon found that a majority of the remaining fire existed in the knee-wall (void) areas of the home. After a valiant effort, crews were evacuated from the home by the Incident Commander. As this was being completed, one-member from Engine Company realized that the firefighter assigned as the "Lineman" seemed extremely fatigued and disoriented. As crew members exited the home, half of Engine Company No. 33's crew removed the distressed firefighter via a ladder at a second floor window. Once the member reached the ground, EMS personnel began treatment and an evaluation.
It was found that the firefighter had received minor burns to his fingers, ears, neck and shoulders. Upon transport to an area Trauma Center, he was treated and released within three-hours. He will be carried in a non-operational status until he has recovered.
The Officer and Membership of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. would like to thank everyone that has contacted the leadership of Company No. 33 as well as individuals that have inquired about our member's well-being.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Engine company 33 started their morning off responding to 7531 Courtney Pl for the reports of a fire in the home. Engine 331 with 5 volunteers responded on the box alarm as the second due engine. Once on scene Engine 331 secured the first due engines water supply and they reported food on the stove and to return the assignment.The engine had not been back into he firehouse for more than a few minutes before a second assignment was put out. This time at 6918 Beacon Light Road in company 13's first due. The Landover Road Engine Co. responded as the 3rd due engine. The first arriving engine reported nothing evident from a 2 story single family dwelling. Once they entered the home a fire was found involving the kitchen. Engine 331 arrived secured their own water supply and stretched a 250 pre connect to the rear of the home, the officer in charge reported conditions in the rear and then the engine crew stretched through the interior basement to check conditions. units went in service after 30 minutes.
Monday, May 30, 2016
With Memorial Day in full swing, the box alarm was transmitted for 903 Kayak Ave for reports of a house on fire. Engine Company 331 and Assistant Chief 33 totaling 7 volunteers responded on the box. First arriving engine company went on scene and announced a 2 story residential "cape" style home with fire showing. Engine 331 arrived as the 4th due engine and established the RIT on side Alpha. Assistant Chief 33 reported into the structure as the division 2 supervisor. The fire was quickly extinguished as it was found to involve the front porch area and front living room on the first floor. Units operated for 2 hours before resting to service.
Sunday, May 29, 2016
At 07:01 hours PSC dispatched box 01-02 for the reports of a commercial building on fire. First arriving units went on scene to find a single story commercial strip with smoke showing. The incident commander immediately requested the second alarm be filled out. This brought Engine 331 with 4 volunteers to the scene. When the engine arrived on scene they secured their own water supply and ran the 250 foot pre connect line to the bravo exposures. once inside they assisted in opening up and locating any extension and extinguishing it. the engine company operated for approximately 90 minutes before returning to service.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
On this date (May 26th) in 1995, Station 33 of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. lost their career daytime staffing due to budget constraints facing the Prince George's County Fire Department.Since that day, the Engine Company, Squad Company, Tower Ladder and Chief Officers vehicles at Company 33 have been staffed by a 100% Volunteer staffing regiment. In the past 21- years, volunteers have responded to approx. 120,000 individual incidents, including approx. 2200 working structural fires. Even a bigger accomplishment is the fact that in 21-years Company 33 has NEVER failed to respond on an incident or respond understaffed.As posted each year previously, none of what has been and continues to be accomplished at Kentland would be possible without the dedication of the members!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Engine Company No. 33 has responded to several fire incidents throughout the day.The first was a Metrobus on fire, on the Capitol Beltway (I-495) just prior to US Route 50. Fire was found involving the roof area.Just an hour later, Engine Company No. 33 responded on the box alarm for a working house fire in the 100 block of West Mill Avenue in Seat Pleasant. Crews found fire involving the attached, rear deck and side "C" of the home.Immediately after clearing the house fire incident, Engine Company No. 33 responded to and operated on a tractor-trailer on fire at the intersection of Martin Luther King Highway and Ardwick-Ardmore Road.
Monday, May 23, 2016
ONE-YEAR AND SEVENTEEN DAYS AFTER THE LOSS OF THE ORIGINAL RESCUE ENGINE 33, THE NEW RESCUE ENGINE 33 BACKS INTO HER NEW HOME- On Monday May 23rd, 2016 at 1400 hours, the new 2016 Pierce Arrow XT HDRP, soon to be in-service as Rescue Engine No. 33, backed into the Firehouse on Landover Road for the first time.Over the next weeks to follow, several items will need to be completed prior to the unit being placed in-service. This will include tool/equipment mounting, extensive training for the drivers/members, etc.Several members spent countless time on the development of the specification, meetings, in-process changes, etc. The rig itself is largely a representation of what allowing riding/operational members input on the design and layout can do for the operational efficiency of the unit.As with everything the Kentland VFD prides itself on, the members are what makes the organization strong.The unit will be dedicated shortly and the event will be advertised as details are confirmed.
Sunday, May 8, 2016
After a busy afternoon of running calls including an auto fire on route 50, multiple accidents, and a couple of box alarms, Public Safety Communications alerted Engine Company 33 along with other units to the 1800 block of Dutch Village Drive for reports of a house on fire. Engine Company 33 arrived on scene to find a two story middle of the row townhouse with smoke showing from side Charlie. The crew stretched the Kentland Bumper Line to side alpha while the officer completed his 360 of the home. On side Charlie the officer found an attached shed on fire quickly extending up to the balcony and first floor of the home. Engine Company 33's crew stretched inside and extinuished the fire on the first floor then moved through the basement to the exterior to extinguish the attached shed and rear balconies. Units operated on scene for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 1024hrs
As the engine and tower crew were wrapping up from a fire in company 38's first due PSC dispatched an apartment fire at 5054 Silver Hill Ct. As first alarm units were responding in PSC advised them they had the sheriffs department on scene reporting smoke coming from the building with possible people trapped. Units went on scene with smoke showing from a 3 story garden style apartment and command requested the 2nd alarm be transmitted. This brought Engine 331 and Tower 33 in as first due engine and first due special. The engine company arrived, assisted in completing water supplies and stretched a handline to the first floor directly above the fire to open up and extinguish fire that had extended. When the tower arrived they reported to side C of the building and set up the tower to gain access to top floor apartments and the roof, as well as threw multiple ground ladders. Once the exterior work was completed the crew reported to the second floor to complete searches and check for extension. The crews worked for approximately 45 minutes before being released by command.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
At 0946hrs on April 20, 2016 the box alarm was transmitted for the area of Martin Luther King Jr Highway and Carrington Ave for reports of a house on fire. Engine 331, Tower 33, and Chief 33B responded with 11 volunteers. As units began investigating the area of dispatch Engine 331 noticed smoke coming from the rear of a house in the 6300 block of Morocco Street. With the first due engine on another street investigating Engine 331 assumed first due and laid out 3 inch supply line to the home with the tower right behind them. Crews went on scene to find a 2 story duplex with smoke showing from the rear. The engine officer completed a 360 of the home and found smoke coming from a rear addition. The engine crew stretched the Kentland Bumper Line and the tower began forcing entry to the home and throwing ground ladders. Once crews made access and stretched inside fire was found in the rear addition. Crews quickly extinguished the fire, completed searches, and overhauled the structure. The assignment was held with the Kentland companies for a final wet down and to assist investigations. Chief 33B had command of the incident.
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