Company 33 Responds to the First Due Box
Shortly after 2300 hours, the men of Company 33 were dispatched for the reported house on fire in the first due. With 7 volunteers, Engine 331 and Tower Ladder 33 hit the streets with a swift response. Company 33 arrived on scene to find a two-story, detached, single family dwelling with fire showing from the Delta side. Engine 331’s lineman stretched the “Kentland Bumper Line” to side Charlie, attempting to gain access to the basement, where the fire was located. Due to objects blocking the door, the men from 33 had to reposition and gain entry from the Alpha side. After Tower Ladder 33’s barman forced the front door, Company 33 made their way to the basement of the house. Tower 33’s interior crew searched while Engine 331’s crew began to get a knock on the fire. Tower 33’s exterior crew threw over 80 feet of ground ladders and removed bars from the windows and doors. Tower 33’s Chauffeur assisted Truck 38 with the removal of a victim from the first floor. Despite their best efforts, the victim was pronounced deceased at the hospital. Company 33 remained on scene to assist fire investigators and was on scene for nearly 5 hours before returning to the Landover Road Fire House.