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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.
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.
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