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ENGINE, TOWER AND CHIEF WITH ANOTHER FIRE AT RECALL: 4600 BOSTON WAY

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  It has been a while since the last time the Kentland Volunteers visited the Recall Secure Destruction Services building on Boston Way in Company 18's first due, but the Engine Company, Tower, and Chief returned there at 1144 hours when the box alarm for "smoke coming from the building" in the 4600 block of Boston Way was sounded. Chief 33 arrived with smoke showing from a 1 story commercial building. Engine 331 arrived next, laid a supply line, and stretched a 250' 1.5" attack line. After gaining entry, the crew located and extinguished a small fire in a paper compactor machine. Tower 33's crew assisted with ventilation and extensive overhaul, with both companies operating for an hour before returning to Kentland.

   


 

ENGINE AND TOWER RUN LANHAM HOUSE FIRE: 9604 BEACHWOOD AVE

Wednesday, February 25, 2015  A Wednesday morning box alarm brought both crews from the Kentland VFD to a house fire in the Seabrook neighborhood. Engine 331 was dispatched 4th due, and Tower 33 first due. Both arrived same, as the Engine Company completed 6's split lay. After stretching an attack line to the rear, they advanced the line in to Div 1 and to the basement level. Tower 33 placed ladders, ventilated and opened up for first due Engine Co 18 on Division 1 with negative search results. Crews worked for approximately 2 hours Chief 33A had "Division 1".


   


 

ENGINE COMPANY FOURTH DUE ON LARGO HOUSE FIRE: 12809 PRINCELEIGH STREET

Tuesday, February 24, 2015  Engine 331 was dispatched as the 4th due engine and arrived as such. The crew of 4 stretched the 400' line, extended with a standpipe rack to the Charlie side of the structure. At the direction of Command, the crew performed a secondary of the basement and backed up Engine Co 37. First due Engine 846 had a fire in the kitchen with no extension, and Command scaled the incident down to "1 and 1". 

   


 

ENGINE AND RESCUE ENGINE ON 55 HOUSE: 3900BLK OF LAWRENCE ST.

Friday, February 20, 2015   At 18:26, Engine and Rescue Engine 33 were dispatched to a house fire in the 3900blk of Lawrence Street in company 55's area. First arriving units found fire on the first floor of the home. The engine from Kentland arrived third due, deployed the 250' preconnect, and was instructed by command (Chief 9) to report to Division 2 and check for extension. After doing so, minimal extension was found. Rescue Engine 33 arrived as the third due special service and assumed Rapid Intervention. The officer performed a 360' and completed a RIT size-up while members assembled the cache of RIT equipment. After the incident was scaled back, the Rescue Engine was held to assist Truck 9 with opening up and completing overhaul.

   


 

STREAK OF FRIGID FIRES CONTINUES FOR TOWER 33: 704 GLACIER AVE

Monday, February 16, 2015  The Kentland Volunteers tackled yet another frigid fireground on Monday, this time in the 700 block of Glacier Ave in Company 5's first due. Tower 33 was dispatched 2nd due on the box, and reported to Side Charlie, where Engine Co 5 had fire showing. As interior companies advanced from the front, the Tower crew threw 3 ground ladders, forced entry through the rear and conducted a primary search of the basement. Once the search turned up negative, the interior crew moved to the second floor to assist with opening up. The incident was scaled back to 2 & 2 and companies operated for another 30 minutes before returning to service.


   


 

HOUSE FIRE IN BUNKER HILL FOR RESCUE ENGINE 33 AND ENGINE 331: 3808 37TH AVE

Monday, February 16, 2015  With much of Prince George's County still in the middle of an unrelenting cold snap, Rescue Engine 33 was dispatched as the third due special service to a box alarm in Bunker Hill, Company 55's first due. The Rescue Engine arrived and established RIT; the crew threw several ground ladders and cleared all windows. Rescue Engine 33's Driver also assisted with getting the roof opened up. Due to some minor extension to the exposures and the cold weather, Command requested an additional engine and special, bringing Engine Co 33 to the scene. The Engine Company assisted with knocking some hot spots on Side Charlie before returning to service.

   


 

ENGINE AND TOWER ON CAPITOL HEIGHTS HOUSE FIRE: 5 MARYLAND PARK DRIVE

Monday, February 16, 2015  With blistering cold conditions blanketing the area and the Winter Weather Response Plan in effect, a reduced response of "2 and 2" was originally dispatched to #5 Maryland Park Drive for "fire coming from the house" in Company 5's area, but quickly upgraded to a full box alarm, bringing Engine 331 (3rd due) and Tower 33 (3rd due). Frigid temperatures and punishing winds made this a particularly challenging fireground, with all crews forced to deal with freezing hose and dangerously slippery ice. Engine 331 laid out and deployed the 250' and a rack to Division 1; the crew then extinguished fire on Div. 1 and in the basement. 


As the 3rd due special service, Tower 33 assumed Rapid Intervention. The Officer did a 360' sizing up the house while the rest of the crew threw multiple ladders, forced doors, vented/cleared sashes/made egress points etc. The exterior team (Driver/OV) were asked to vertically ventilate the house by B883 (Doubleday) and cut multiple holes in the roof. After completing this task they rejoined the Rapid Intervention Team. The vertical openings resulted in improved visibility and diminished heat on the top floor, allowing the companies in Division 2 to locate and extinguish the remainder of the fire.




     



 

TOWER AND DEPUTY CHIEF RUN LANHAM HOUSE: 6000 85TH PLACE

Tuesday, February 3, 2015  While returning from a medical local in the first due, Engine 331 was advised by PSCC to "return for the Tower". The subsequent box alarm dispatch of a house on fire in Co. 28's first due sent Tower 33/Chief 33A on the run with a total of 8 volunteers. First arriving units reported smoke showing from a 1 story (with a basement) single family dwelling. The crew from the Tower made their way inside to complete searches and locate the fire as Chief 33A was assigned Division 1. A rear bedroom was found to be involved in fire and was extinguished. The Tower crew operated for 30 minutes before returning to service.


     



 

HOUSE FIRE FOR ENGINE COMPANY 33: 544 PEACOCK DRIVE

Friday, January 23, 2015  Second due on this box alarm, Engine 331 responded to a report of a house fire at 544 Peacock Drive in Seat Pleasant (Company 8's first due). After picking up the the hydrant at the corner of Swan Terrace and Peacock Drive, Engine Co 33 deployed the 400' 1.5" line to back up the first due engine. As units were searching for the source of the smoke inside, Engine 331 located the fire, which was located in the joist space below the second floor, opened the ceiling and extinguished the same. Command held companies 8, 33, Truck 37, and Truck 38 to mop up.



     



 

ENGINE COMPANY 33 RUNS DISTRICT HEIGHTS HOUSE FIRE: 7028 MARBURY COURT

Monday, January 12, 2015  Around 1200 hours units from the 1st and 3rd Battalions were alerted for a reported townhouse fire at 7028 Marbury Court in District Heights. Engine Company 33 responded on the run as the 4th due Engine with 5 Volunteers. Engine 26 arrive with a two story middle of the group townhouse and smoke showing from division 2. Engine 33 arrive and assumed 3rd due position, took their own hydrant and stretched the 400' 1 1/2" attack line to side Charlie. The OIC gave a side Charlie size up, reporting no basement and cleared div 1. Crews made quick work of the fire, holding to a room on div 2. Engine company 33 returned to Kentland in under an hour

   


 
 
 

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