Kentland Firefighter Receives Minor Injuries During Landover Hills House Fire
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.