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Sunday, September 18, 2016
At 13:59 hours, Units from the 1st and 4th Battalions were alerted to the area of Pinebrook Ave and Hawthorne St for a House on Fire. While units were en-route, Public Safety Communications advised units they were now receiving reports of persons trapped and a corrected location in the 6400 Blk of Country Club Court. Engine Co 33 and Chief 33A arrived to find a single story home with fire showing from side bravo. VC33A established command while the Engine crew stretched the 150' 1.5" bumper line into the home and began making an attack on the fire while searching for occupants. Truck 9 from Bladensburg arrived and began opening up and searching. A member from Engine Co 33 and a member from Truck 9 located a female and removed her to awaiting EMS units. She was transported to the burn unit in critical condition. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Friday, September 16, 2016
Engine Co 33 and Chief 33A responded on the working townhouse fire in the 1600 bulk of Willowood Court. Companies arrived to find a two story, middle of the row, lightweight wood frame townhouse with fire showing from the rear and roof. Engine Co 33, second due, secured Co 38's supply line and stretched the 250' 1.5" attack line to Division 1. Crews found fire on both floors and the attic space. Chief 33A had the command. The Kentland volunteers operated for over one and half hours before returning to service.
Wednesday, September 14, 2016
At 17:02 Box Alarm 33-13 was transmitted for a House on Fire in the Glen Arden section of the first due. Engine 331 and Rescue Engine 33 responded with 9 Volunteers. Units from 33 arrived on scene and reported a single story wood frame dwelling and smoke showing. Crews from 33 found a fire in the back bedroom and hallway and extinguished the same. Units worked with investigators for just over two hours before returning to Kentland.
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
At approximately 12:15 the Task Force alarm was sounded for a commercial building fire with extension to the exposures in the 6700 bulk of New Hampshire Ave. Crews arrived with fire in an auto parts store with extension. The Rescue Engine OIC was assigned the Division 2 supervisor and the crew performed searches on the second floor of the main fire building. Crews operated for just over an hour before returning to service.
Thursday, July 21, 2016 1212hrs
As temperatures hit the mid 90's the Engine Company from the Landover Road station were called out once again. This time to 7113 Kent Town Drive where reports of smoke filling the home were being reported. The Engine Company with 6 volunteers arrived on the scene to find a 2 story duplex with smoke showing from the front door. The wagon driver sleeved a hydrant across the street as the crew stretched the 250 foot line off the rear of the engine. The engine officer completed a 360 and reported basement access on side charlie and smoke showing from side alpha. The engine made entry into the first floor where they were meet with a smoke condition a limited visibility. After a search of the first floor no fire was found and the engine company stretched into the basement. Once in the basement a fire involving the laundry room was found. The fire was quickly extinguished and the incident was scaled back.
Thursday, July 21, 2016
The crew had just returned from a small basement fire in the first due and were re-filling SCBA cylinders, and re-packing hose when a box alarm was transmitted for the 1900 blk of Rochelle Ave in company 826's first due. Engine Company 826 arrived quickly and reported a two in the front and three in the rear garden apartment with fire showing from the first floor. The working fire dispatch was put out brining Tower Ladder 33 and 6 volunteers to the scene. The tower was positioned on side alpha and the crew gathered the RIT equipment to fill out the RIT compliment standing by. The crew also threw multiple ground ladders due to the high occupancy level of the building and fire suppression taking place on multiple floors. The crew operated for 1 hour before returning to service.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 2256 hrs
Just prior to 2300hrs multiple phone calls began coming into Public Safety Communications reporting fire coming from a house at 7624 Oxman Road in the Palmer Park neighborhood of Company 33's first due. The box alarm was transmitted and the engine and tower from Kentland responded with 11 volunteers. As units were responding into the scene updated information began coming in reporting that the fire was spreading to a second home. Company 33 arrived on scene and reported a 1 story residential duplex with fire showing from all sides. the engine secured their own water supply across the street, and the Kentland Front Bumper line was stretched to side Alpha to begin extinguishing the blaze. The crew from the tower began ventilating the structure and throwing ladders as the interior crew paired with the engine to make the push and search for anyone still in the house. The engine company extinguished the fire and searches by the tower proved negative and everyone had made it out safely. Units remained on scene for several hours to assist with investigations and do extensive overhaul.
Friday, July 1, 2016 1422 hrs
Just as the volunteers were finishing an afternoon drill they were put to work when PSC dispatched 1923 Vermont Ave in Kentland's first due for a report of a house on fire. Engine 331 responded with 5 volunteers. Once on the scene the engine laid out an initial supply line and positioned side alpha, where the crew was meet with a 1 story single family dwelling with fire showing from the basement. The crew began stretching the Kentland Bumper Line as the officer completed a 360 of the home. Basement access was found on side charlie and the officer directed the crew to stretch the line to the rear to make access to extinguish the fire. The crew forced entry and once inside found fire involving a couple of rooms in the finished basement. The engine company made quick work of extinguishing the fire. The engine remained on scene for just over an hour and a half to assist with investigations.
Thursday, June 30, 2016 0517 hrs
Just after 0500 hours Public Safety Communications began receiving calls for smoke coming from a home at 14956 Marlboro Pike in company 820's first due. The box alarm was transmitted and Engine 820 arrived on scene and reported a one story single family dwelling with smoke showing all sides. Tower 33 was the second due truck on the box. Engine 820 located a bedroom on fire in the rear of the home. Tower 33 arrived on the scene and the 6 volunteers went to work laddering the home, providing ventilation, and the interior crew began opening up to expose hidden fire for interior hose crews. Units operated for 45 minutes to extinguish and overhaul the fire.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1256 hrs
While temperatures were reaching into the mid 90's during the height of the day multiple calls began coming into PSC for a report of a house on fire. PSC sounded the box alarm for 7625 Lake Glen Dr in company 819's first due. While responding in units reported that they had a large column of smoke entering the neighborhood. PSC sounded the working fire dispatch brining Tower 33 and Chief 33b with 8 volunteers. Engine 819 arrived on the scene and reported a large 2 story residential with fire throughout. Companies began an aggressive interior attack on the fire. Tower 33 arrived on the scene and positioned to utilize the master streams if needed. The crew went to work supplementing the RIT on side alpha. Chief 33b was assigned interior by command. With the structural stability of the home rapidly decreasing, and the fire being well advanced command requested the evacuation tones be sounded and for Tower 33 to set up for master stream operations. Once water supply was established to the tower, it went to work extinguishing the fire, and completing overhaul operations. Units operated for just over 2 hours to bring the fire under control and ensure complete extinguishment.
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