Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Just before 1500 hours, units were working a fire in Company 20's first due and several units were transferred around, the assignment was sounded for smoke coming from the house at 1024 58th Avenue. Engine 38 arrived on the scene of a one story single with smoke showing. Truck 9 arrived and went to work assisting the engine companies. The exterior crew threw several ground ladders and opened the roof, while the interior crew searched and opened up. The interior crews found fire in the attic space of the house and had it knocked with-in 10 minutes of arrival. Units remained on the scene for hour assisting with overhaul operations.
Sunday, November 24, 2013
Just before 0900 hours, Truck 9 and surrounding departments were alerted for the house fire on 75th Avenue in Company 28's area. While units were responding, communications changed the address to 5407 76th Avenue. Tower 33 arrived on the scene of a single story with smoke showing from the attic. Truck 9 arrived and assisted with ladders and opening up for the Engine crews. After 5 minutes, the fire was knocked and command scaled the incident back to one and one. Truck 9 cleared the scene at 0950 hours.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
At 0122 hours, units were alerted to the area of Rhode Island Avenue and Bunkerhill Road for fire coming from the roof. Engine 55 arrived on the scene of a story and a half cape cod, with fire showing from the top floor and roof. Engine 94 arrived on the scene securing 55's water supply and stretching a back up line to Division two. Truck crews from Companies 9 and 1 threw a total of eight ground ladders and started opening up for the Engine companies. Once crews made the top floor, they located fire in one room and the knee walls. The fire was out with-in 5 minutes of arrival and Command quickly scaled the incident back to 55 and 9 for overhaul. Units worked for an hour opening up, hitting hot spots. Units cleared the scene around 0315 hours. Chief 9 had the "Bunkerhill command"
Friday, November 15, 2013
Around 0330 hours, units from the Third and First Battalion were alerted to 6431 Pennsylvania Avenue for the apartment on fire. Engine and Squad 27 arrived on the scene with heavy fire showing from the top floor. (This was the third working fire in this complex over an eight day span) Initial crews stretched several lines into the structure and started knocking the fire. With the ammount of fire in the attic space, Command requested the second alarm to the scene.
Truck 9 which just pulled out on the transfer to Company 26 was alerted to the call. The 6 man Truck crew arrived on the scene and stood fast in staging for 40 minutes. Initial units had the fire darkened down with-in 10 minutes and started opening up. With no extension to the exposure building, Command released the second alarm units. Truck 9 cleared the scene at 0420 hours.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
Just after 0500 hours, units were alerted to the 5200 block of Palco Place (Branchville) for the house on fire. Engine Company 11 and other units arrived on the scene of a two story single with heavy fire showing from the top floor and attic space. With years of clutter inside the house, it took initial crews longer than normal to get a knock on the fire. While the Wagon was pulling into Company 11's area, Command requested an additional Engine to the scene to assist with water supply issues.
Engine 94 arrived on the scene and dropped 600' of supply line to the closest hydrant. Once flowing, the crew completed various tasks and were released in about an hour. During the searches of the top floor, crews located an elderly male patient. Unfortunatly the patient had succumbed, due to the conditions on the upper floor.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family involved.
Sunday, November 10, 2013
With multiple stations around the area working the scene in Branchville, the Box alarm was sounded for the house in the 4600 Block of Oliver Street. Engine 92 (second due with 6 men) hit the street with-in 15 seconds of dispatch. While pulling onto Edmonston Road, a large column of smoke could be seen from the station. While enroute, Communications were getting several possible addresses from the Police Department advising heavy fire showing.
Engine 55 arrived on the scene of a large two story single with heavy fire showing from the top floor. Engine 92 arrived and stretched the 400' line to the top floor to assist with knocking the fire. Units from 9,55 and 38 were met with fire in several rooms and the attic space on the top floor. It took the two lines around 10 minutes to knock bulk of the fire down. Remaining units worked for 60 minutes opening up before Command scaled the incident back for overhaul. Engine 92 cleared the scene with-in two hours.
Saturday, November 9, 2013
At 0745 hours, units were alerted to the 2900 block of Walters Lane (Company 26) for the house on fire. First arriving units had heavy fire showing from two floors of a 4200 square foot house. Initial crews stretched multiple lines inside and were met with fire through-out. Command requested a task force alarm and then a second alarm to the scene.
The 12 men arrived on the scene and were quickly sent to work. Engine 94's crew obtained a line on division two and went to work hitting hot spots and a couple closets still on fire. The Truck crew somehow positioned the Truck on side "C" of the house off Xavier Avenue. The crew threw several ladders and went to the roof off the Aerial ladder. The interior crew worked on both divisions opening up.
It took all on the fireground around two hours to bring the fire under control. Company cleared the scene around 1115 hours. Three members from Company 26 were sent to the hospital with burn injuries. Two were released, while the Captain was held over night for observation. The Membership of the Bladensburg Fire Department wishes all a speedy recovery.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Around 1020, units were alerted to the 6400 Block of Pennsylvania Avenue (Company 26) for the apartment on fire. Units arrived on the scene of a two story garden apartment with heavy fire showing from the top floor and roof. With-in 5 minutes, Command requested the second alarm to the scene. Truck 9 (8 Men) was the second due truck on the assignment. The crew arrived on the scene and were quickly assigned to the Division two supervisor for work. Initial hand lines had majority of the fire knocked upon our arrival. The Truck crew opened up the top floor and completed searches. The driver positioned the Ladder Truck on side "C" beside Squad 33 and placed the only Aerial to the building. All crews worked for 90 minutes opening up and assisting the 1500 cars. Truck 9 cleared the scene at 1215 hours.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
At the November monthly meeting, the men and women of Station 9 recieved the first ever PGFD Fire Chiefs award. The award "The Flame" was handed over to Chief Kuenzli and President Wells from Fire Chief Mark Bashoor in front of 20 dedicated Volunteers. The award was given to our Department for completing it's 9th year as 100% Volunteer. The membership would like to thank Chief Bashoor and the PGFD.
PHOTO FROM COMPANY 33
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
At 0847 hours, units were alerted to 7204 Joplin Street (Company 8) for the house on fire. First arriving units arrived on the scene of a two story single, with fire showing from the "D" side of the house. Several minutes into the call, Truck 9 was alerted to the scene to handle the RIC duties. The Truck crew arrived and gathered all the equipment together and stood fast on side "A" for 15 minutes before being released.
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