Tuesday, March 26, 2013
At approximately 1921 hours T829 was dispatched 1st due for an apartment fire located at 1128 Kenebec St. in Oxon Hill. E821 arrived on the scene of a 2-story apartment building (Side A), 4-story (Side C), with fire showing from the second floor. Also, T829 arrived Side A shortly thereafter and went to work. Chief 829 was assigned Division 1. The fire was quickly knocked down with minor extension. Chief 842B established command.
Thursday, March 21, 2013
On March 21, 2013 about 1300 hours Deputy Fire Chief Steffen Santos and Captain Carl Andersen were on their way to Silver Hill VFD Station 829. While traveling northbound on Route 4 they noticed what appeared to be a brush fire in the rear of a house in Dunkirk, Maryland. Immediately they made a u-turn and drove down the first driveway on Chaneyville Road to investigate the smoke. They noticed it was not a brush fire; in fact, it was heavy smoke and fire coming from the back of a large 2-story balloon frame farm house located at 2165 Chaneyville Road, which was being pushed by the wind. At that time, they noticed a female standing on the front porch, that is when DFC Santos stopped his vehicle at the end of the driveway and Captain Andersen quickly exited the vehicle and ran up to the front door, while DFC Santos called in the house fire to Calvert County Main Fire Dispatch Channel. The female on the front porch advised Captain Andersen that her friend and dog were still inside the house on the second floor. As conditions rapidly deteriorated and without the protection of PPE, SCBA, or a hose-line, Captain Andersen and DFC Santos began a rapid search of the house. As Captain Andersen searched the second floor, DFC Santos stayed at the middle of the stairs and called his name so he would not get disoriented due to the thick smoke. While searching, Captain Andersen located the family dog and found the young lady on the second floor. Captain Andersen assisted the young lady towards DFC Santos’s voice on the steps. They exited the house with the young lady and dog.
DFC Santos then went back to his chief’s vehicle and donned his PPE and SCBA. Meanwhile, Captain Andersen went to the rear and tried to hold the fire in check with a garden hose. DFC Santos went to the rear and saw that the fire was spreading into the rear rooms via the wind in the crawl space. DFC Santos entered the house and did a search on the first floor and went back to the rear door where Captain Andersen handed him the garden hose. The garden hose was not doing anything to this well advancing fire. DFC Santos made his way to the front door of the house and was met by firefighters from Dunkirk VFD (Co. 5) and they advanced the attack line into the house.
Monday, March 18, 2013
Life Member's Tyrone Harrington and Jeff Kramer received their Life Member Rings tonight. This signifies over Ten Years of service for both of these members. F/F Harrington originally joined in the early 70's and put eight hard years in of very active service. He cam back a few years ago to help out with training and some administrative duties.
F/F Kramer has also put in over Ten years of service to the department. Jeff is operational and helps out with administrative duties as well and is currently Second Vice President and serves on committees.
We thank Jeff and Ty as well as all of our Life Members . . .
Saturday, February 16, 2013 1805 hours
TK29 was dispatched on a Street Alarm for a chimney fire located at 9100 Dixon Drive in Clinton. TK29 and Chief 29 (Thompson) responded with 5 personnel. E32 arrived on the scene to find a 1-story single family dwelling with fire showing from the chimney. TK29 assisted with extinguishment and extensive overhaul. Units operated on the scene for an hour or so. Chief 25 had incident command.Street Alarm: E32,RE27,TK29,RS40
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 1900 hours
At approximately 1900 hours TK29 was dispatched for a reported house fire located at 9003 Lynnalan Dr in Fort Washington. Units arrived on the scene to find a 1-story single family dwelling with heavy smoke showing. The fire was knocked down and is under investigation.
Photo courtesy PGFD
Thursday, February 7, 2013 1224 hours
A local alarm was dispatched (E29,E23B,TK26,TK21) for smoke at 4304 Auth Place in Camp Springs. Chief 29B (Fowler) arrived on the scene to find a 1-story commercial structure with fire showing and requested to "fill the box". E29 made an aggressive interior attack and quickly knocked down the fire. The fire is under investigation.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
At approximately 1215 hours, while still on the scene in the 3500 block of Everest Dr (Temple Hill), a citizen advised Chief 29 B of a house on fire around the corner. Chief 29 B arrived in the 2800 block of Curtis Dr (Co 29's first due) and found a single story detached home with smoke showing and requested a box alarm. Engine 72 (Riverdale), while transferred to 29, was the 1st due Engine Co. and made an interior attack along with Chief 29 B as Interior Command. The fire was quickly knocked down in the basement. No one was home at the time.
Courtesy of Riverdale VFD
Photo courtesy PGFD
Thursday, January 24, 2013
Shortly before 1100 hours units were dispatched to the 3500 block of Everest Dr (Temple Hills, Co. 29's first due) for "fire coming from the house". E29 was on another run. While units were enroute, PSC advised they were receiving numerous calls. First arriving unit (E27, Chief 27) found a 1 story single family house with fire showing 1st floor, Quad A and D, and through the roof with people trapped. One person was found unconscious and transported to the hospital with CPR being performed. Units remained on the scene for an extended period of time.
Image from News 4
Courtesy of Clinton VFD
Thursday, January 10, 2013
At approximately 1645 hours a box alarm was dispatched for a report of a detached garage on fire. E25 (clinton) was the first to arrive to find a large garage (approx. 30 x 30) with fire showing. Chief 29 B assumed command. E29 picked-up E25 line and was directed to Side C of the structure. Units made an interior attack until a partial collapse of the structure. All units were advised to now operate in a defensive mode. E29 operated on scene for 1.5 - 2 hours. While E29 was operating on the fireground Truck 29 responded to several other incidents. Box Alarm: E25,E27,E29,E47,T32,T20,RS40
Courtesy of Seat Pleasent VFD
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
At approximately 1830 hours a box alarm was struck for a "house on fire" in the area of Silver Hill Rd and Walker Mill Rd. Truck 29 was 1st due truck company. First arriving units found a house with fire showing and through the roof. Truck 29 operated for approximately 2 hours until cleared by command.
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