Engine 331 Engine 332 and The A Chief go First Due to 8 O’clock Coffee… Again
At 1835 hours Engine 331 and Engine 332 were alerted first and second due to 3300 Pennsy Drive, for the machinery on fire inside the building, on box 33-12. Chief 33 A and VDC (Rescue Engine 33 Captain Ricky Riley) arrived and reported “Smoke showing from side C” VDC Riley established command and assigned Chief 33 A as the Interior command, then instructed Engine 331, Engine 332, and Truck 9 to come to the rear and have the 3rd, and 4th due Engines and second due Truck go to side A. Engine 331 Laid out 400 feet of 3” hose and stretch the 400’ pre-connected 1 ½ line inside the structure where they located and extinguished fire surrounding and in a machine. While attempting to supply Engine 331 with water, Engine 332 pulled up on a bad hydrant. Without wasting any time, the pumper driver dropped his supply line and had a crew member connect it to the Wagon’s layout supply, the pumper driver then drove off to the next closest hydrant and was able to supply the engine with a continues water supply. Crews operated for just under and hour when they returned to The Landover Road Engine House and thawed out the house and repacked it for the next one.