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Thursday, March 6, 2014
Ladderman Michael "Big Mike" Elston has been a member of the department for quite some time. A few times a month, he makes a five-hour drive from Roanoke, Virginia to Landover, Maryland to dedicate his time and experience to the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department and the citizens of Prince George's County, Maryland. On a few of his ventures to Kentland, he brought his son, Duncan, along to see what the fire department was all about. At a young age, Duncan aspired to become a firefighter just like his father. Each time he did well in his school studies, he was rewarded by another trip to the firehouse. Yesterday, Duncan's dreams became a reality when he graduated from a 200+ hour fire training academy in Southwestern Virginia. His father "Big Mike" also had the distinct honor of pinning Duncan's badge to his uniform during the ceremony.The Officers and Membership of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. would like to congratulate both Duncan and "Big Mike". We will see Duncan walk through the doors of the University of Landover in just under two-years when he becomes 18 years old and can join our ranks.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Once again this week, just after 1800 hours, the box alarm was transmitted for a house on fire. This time in the 3100 block of 82nd Avenue in Kentland 33's first due. This assignment brought the Engine Company and Tower Ladder from Company 33 with 11 volunteers. Within minutes, units from Kentland arrived on the scene of a one-story, detached single-family home and smoke showing. As the crew stretched toward the front entrance of the involved home, the Engine Officer completed a 360-degree size-up. This revealed fire showing from the "C" side and the same was transmitted to incoming units. As the engine company made a push into the fire rooms, the Tower Ladder arrived and went to work placing several portable ladders, ventilating in coordination with the engine company, perform searches and opening-up for extension. The fire was contained within five minutes and the assignment was scaled back to two-engines and two-trucks within 15 minutes.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Just after 1800 hours, the box alarm was transmitted for smoke in the building at 5804 Annapolis Road in Bladensburg, Maryland. The assignment consisted of Engine Companies 9, 30, 55 and 7, Truck Company 9, Tower Ladder 33 and Truck Company 1. Tower Ladder 33 responded on the alarm with a total of five volunteers. First due Engine and Truck Company 9 arrived with a 10-story, non-combustable residential building and nothing evident. Tower Ladder 33 arrived a short time later, positioned on the "C" side and reported nothing evident as well. As Company 9 checked the upper floors, zero visibility conditions with smoke to the floor were found on the 6th floor. At the same time, residents in apartment 614 became visible on a "C" side balcony, with smoke showing. As Tower Ladder 33's driver removed several residents into the "bucket" of the aerial, Company 9 located fire in the trash chute between the 6th and 7th floors with extension. Tower Ladder 33's interior crew was tasked with searching the floor above (7th) and encountered zero visibility conditions as well. Several apartments were searched and numerous residents were sheltered in-place on their respective balconies. Engine Companies confined the fire on the 6th and 7th floors as well as drop down into the trash room area. Tower Ladder 33 assisted eight civilians from the sixth floor and operated for a total of one-hour. Chief 9 had the "Annapolis Road" Command.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
At 1440 hours, box alarm 08-16 was transmitted for the house on fire in the 6600 block of Valley Park Road in Seat Pleasant, Maryland. The alarm consisted of Engine Companies 8, 38, 5 and 33, Truck Company 38, Tower Ladder 33 and Truck Company 37. The Engine Company, Tower Ladder and Deputy Chief from Company 33 responded on the alarm with a total of 12 volunteers. First-in Engine Company 8 reported a two-story, split foyer home and smoke showing. Engine Company 33 arrived with Engine Company 5 and checked the rear of the home. Tower Ladder 33 arrived on the scene, placed several portable ladders, ventilated in coordination with the fire attack and proceeded to the top most floor to search and open-up. Fire was located in the basement area with extension to the first floor and attic space. Chief 33A was assigned as an interior supervisor. Companies worked to extinguish the main body of fire and hot spots for approx. 45 minutes. Units from Company 33 returned to service within two-hours. Chief 8 had the "Valley Park" Command.
Friday, February 28, 2014
It is with the deepest of regret that the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. announce the line of duty death of Captain Greg Barnas. Captain Barnas was fatally injured while operating at a working fire in Wallington, New Jersey early this morning. Captain Barnas also served as a member of the Jersey City (NJ) Fire Department (FDJC) for over 30 years.This incident hits especially close to home, as Captain Barnas is the father of Fireman Kevin Barnas of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Company 33. Over the past several years, members of Company 33 have had the privilege of meeting and befriending Captain Barnas. He also rode along with the Department on several occasions with the Tower Ladder and Chiefs "Buggy". (Kevins brother John is also a fireman)The Officers and Members of the Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Inc. ask that everyone keep the Barnas family and their friends in your thoughts and prayers.Funeral Arrangements will be posted as they become available.
John Barnas, Greg Barnas (RIP), Kevin
Courtesy of Jay Lusby (Co. 18)
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
At 1228 hours, box alarm 46-26 was transmitted for the house on fire in the area of Mount Lubentia Way and Harry S. Truman Drive. The assignment consisted of Engine Companies 46, 33, 5 and 23, Truck Companies 37, 38 and 9. Engine Company and Chief 33 responded on the run with a total of six volunteers. Within minutes, Engine Company 46 reported a correct address of 656 Harry S. Truman Drive and smoke showing from a two-story, lightweight wood-frame, end unit townhouse. Chief 33 arrived a short time later and assumed command. Engine Company 33 arrived, secured Engine Company 46's continuous water supply and stretched the 250-foot pre-connect to the fire building. Once inside, the crew was assigned to the floor above the fire (2nd floor) and encountered extension from the first floor, into the attic space. Companies worked for 25 minutes to control the main body of fire and significant extension. All searches proved negative and command scaled the assignment back to Companies 33, 37, 38 and 46 within 40 minutes.
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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Monday, February 10, 2014
At 0139, Engine 331 and Tower 33 were dispatched to 11405 Cabterbury Ct for the reported basement fire. Even though first arriving Engine Co 46 had nothing evident, after forcing entry they discovered it was a working basement fire. Company 33 arrived, and the Tower placed several ground ladders and completed a primary searched as the Engine advanced an 1 1/2" pre connect to the rear. The fire was knocked and assignment scaled back to 46 and 33.
Friday, February 7, 2014
Just after 0815 hours, the box alarm was transmitted for the house on fire in the 7700 block of Merrick Lane. Engine Company, Tower Ladder and Deputy Chief 33 responded on the alarm with 12 volunteers. Within minutes, Company 33 units arrived to find a two-story, (lightweight) wood-frame townhouse and smoke showing. Engine Company 33 secured their own hydrant in-front of the address and stretched the 150-foot, front-bumper pre-connect. After proceeding through the front entrance, the crew located a room "off" and quickly extinguished the same. Tower Ladder 33 arrived shortly after the Engine Company, placed several portable ladders, searched both floors, ventilated in coordination with the Engine Company and opened-up the fire area/floor above to expose extension. All searches and extension proved negative and the assignment was scaled back within 10-minutes. Chief 33A had the "Merrick Lane" Command.
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