Silver Hill Volunter Fire Department

House fire in Forestville (Co. 23)

Friday, March 14, 2014   On Friday afternoon at 1055 hours a box alarm was struck for a house on fire located at 7100 Beltz Dr in Forestville. E829B was dispatched as the 3rd due Engine Company. E823 arrived on the scene with fire showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. An aggressive interior attack was made. E829B advanced a second attack line and assisted with extinguishing the fire and checking for extension. The primary search was negative. E829B operated on the scene for approximately 2 hours.

   


 

Fire in Clinton (Co. 25)

Tuesday, March 11, 2014   At 1520 hours Truck 829, along with other units, was dispatched for a house fire located at 6215 Buckler Road in Clinton. E825 arrived to find a shed fully involved. Truck 829 was held to assist E825.

   


 

Truck 29 on District Heights Apartment Fire

Tuesday, March 4, 2014   On March 4, 2014 at 1751 hours Truck 829 was dispatched 2nd due for an apartment fire located at 1964 Rochell Ave in District Heights. E826 arrived on the scene with smoke showing from a 2 story apartment building. The fire was located in a terrace level apartment with extension to the 1st and 2nd floors. An aggressive interior attack was made and the fire was quickly under control. Truck 829 conducted a primary search (negative) and opened up Division 2. Chief 829A (Santos) was assigned Division 1 while Chief 829B (Andersen) was assigned Division 2. Units operated on the fireground for approximately  1 1/2 hours.

     
Pictures by Hailie Santos

Pictures by Hailie Santos



 

Engine and Truck on Oxon Hill Duplex Fire (Co. 42)

Monday, January 6, 2014  At approximately 2245 hours E829 (2nd due) and T829 (1st due) were dispatched for a reported house fire in Oxon Hill (Co. 42's area) located at 4919 Winthrop Street. The weather conditions were extreme at the time with the temperature in the single digit and the wind chill subzero (around -10 degrees). While enroute PSCC advised of receiving numerous calls. E842 was OOS mechanical at the time. E821 reported a 2 story duplex with heavy fire showing from the second floor. Upon arrival, Chief 29A (Santos) assumed command. E829 picked up E821's supply line and advanced a backup line. T829 went to work throwing ground ladders, conducting search, opening up, and securing the utilities. Upon arrival on the fireground, Southern Division Commander (Finamore) assumed command, Chief 29A (Santos) was given Operations. Co. 29 units operated on the scene for 1 1/2 hours.

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Working Fire in Clinton (Co. 25)

Saturday, January 4, 2014  At 2128 hours a box alarm was struck, bringing E829 (2nd due), for the house on fire located at 7706 Canberra Place in Clinton. First arriving units, E825 and T825, reported a 2 story single family dwelling with fire showing. Upon arrival, E829 advanced a line and assisted with extinguishing the fire, checking for extension and overhaul. E829 operated on the scene for 1 1/2 hours.

     

Pictures Courtesy of Morningside VFD

Pictures Courtesy of Morningside VFD



 

New Sign for Station

Thursday, January 2, 2014  Bringing in the New Year, a more vibrant new sign and the addition of a company patch has replaced the old/outdated signage. Silver Hill Volunteer Fire Department is looking forward to another positive and productive good year.

     



 

Oxon Hill working fire (Co. 42)

Friday, December 27, 2013   At approximately 1830 hours units were dispatched for a reported house fire in Oxon Hill on Ottawa St. First arriving units reported heavy smoke showing from a single family dwelling with an apparent basement fire. Truck 829 was dispatched as the 2nd due special service. Truck 829 assisted with ventilation, search and other miscellaneous duties. Truck 829 operated on the scene for 1 1/2 hours.

   


 

2nd Alarm on Brinkley Rd

Friday, December 27, 2013   At approximately 1625 hours units were dispatched for a reported building fire. First arriving units found a 3 story apartment building with fire showing from the 3rd floor involving 4 apartments. Truck 829 was 1st due. A 2nd alarm was dispatched for assistance.

     



 

Working Fire in Clinton (Co. 25)

Friday, December 27, 2013  Around 1200 hours today, a box alarm was sounded for the house on fire located at 8404 Willet Place in Clinton. Units arrived on the scene to find a working fire. Truck 829 assisted with checking for extension, search, and ventilation.

   


 

Capitol Hgts Fire (Co. 5)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013  Shortly before 2230 hours, units were dispatched for a reported house fire in the 1000 block of Iago Ave in Capitol Heights. E805 and T829 were transferred to Co. 23 because of a fire in Upper Marlboro. T829 was first arriving and found a 2 story single family dwelling with fire showing from the 1st floor. 911 received reports of possible people trapped in the house. T829 searched and found no occupants trapped. The fire was knocked down in a few minutes.

   


 
 
 

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