Wednesday, July 9, 2014
At 1158 hours, units were alerted to 5001 38th Avenue for the house on fire. Engine 55 arrived on the scene of a two story duplex with heavy smoke showing. Engine and Truck 9 (9 men) were the next to arrive and went to work. Engine 94 stretched a line to the right unit and were met with fire on the top floor. Truck 9 laddered the outside and assisted Engine companies on the inside opening up and completing searches of the top floors. Engine crews from 55 and 9 had the fire knocked with-in 10 minutes of arrival and after 45 minutes of opening up, Command scaled the incident back to 55 and 9 for overhaul. Company cleared the scene 1330 hours.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
With members all over the County headed towards Ocean City for the week, today an old friend decided to show up and visit us. Around 1500 hours, units were alerted to 1710 Olive Street (Company 38) for the warehouse on fire. Engine 38 arrived on the scene at Smith Properties and had heavy smoke showing from a large warehouse. Engine 94 and Truck 9 were the next to arrive on the scene. Engine 94 secured 38's water supply and stretched a back up line to assist 38. The Truck crew arrived and started opening up for the Engine Companies. Lines from 38 and 9 were knocking down the fire, while Truck Companies 9 and 33 opened several roll up doors and searched the warehouse. A large pile of debris up against the building took around 15 minutes to bring under control. Command held Engines 39 and 9 along with all special services. Company cleared the scene around 1630 hours. Ambulance 99 ran the call as the dedicated EMS unit.
Reserve pumper making a knock
Friday, June 13, 2014
Just after 1200 hours, units were alerted to the 6500 Block of Annapolis Road for the dry cleaners on fire. Staffed with 7 men, the Truck was the first arriving unit with smoke showing from the roof. The interior crew located fire in a utility closet with extension to the roofing material. The can-man kept the fire in check until the first line could be stretched.
The exterior/roof crew worked with Truck Company 1 opening up around several vent pipes to expose all hidden fire. With the fire knocked and all searches coming up negative, Command held Engine 331 and Truck 9 for overhaul. Company cleared the scene at 1320 hours.
East West Highway and Taylor Road
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Around 0900 hours, rain began to fall around the Prince Georges County area. By 1000 hours, areas around the Riverdale, College Park and Berwyn Heights area started to flood. With majority of the roadways and creeks filled with water, entire communities started to get water in there homes. Units in the Battalion responded to more than 60 calls for service, from vehicles stuck in the water and many flooding conditions. Company 9 took in a total of 27 total runs for the day.
Monday, June 9, 2014
At 1601 hours, Truck 9 was alerted third due special service for the house on fire at 18th Avenue and East West Highway. Engine 34 arrived on the scene of a two story single with fire showing from two sides of the top floor. With crews making there way to the top floor, Truck 9 arrived on the scene and established the RIC on side "A" of the house. The crew forced several doors, threw additional ladders and controlled utilities. Interior crews had the fire knocked with-in 10 minutes of arrival and command scaled the incident back to 2&2 for overhaul. Truck 9 cleared the scene at 1630 hours.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
After months of hard work and training at the FDNY academy "The Rock", Drew Lebed graduated in the top ten of the class. A former live-in at Bladensburg and Baltimore City fireman, Drew was assigned to Engine Company 280 in Brooklyn. We had four members make the trip to celebrate with Drew. Congrats on your accomplishment and enjoy your career.
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Just as any usual afternoon after 1500 hours would begin, multiple units out of service and on calls and the Engine Company headed on a medical local to assist the Ambulance. While pulling into the complex, Communications dropped the box for the house at 54th Street and Emerson Street. Engine 94 quickly turned around in the complex and added on to the call as first due. Chief 9 arrived at 5409 Emerson Street with smoke from all 4 sides and fire showing from the "B" side. Engine 94 arrived and stretched a line to Division one and located a room off with extension. Crews from 9, 12, 33 and 7 worked for 15 minutes to bring the fire under control. Units worked for another 90 minutes opening up before being released. A crew member from Company 7 and 14 received minor injuries during the incident. Wish a speedy recovery to both.
Sunday, June 1, 2014
At 1131 hours, the box alarm was sounded for fire in the house in the 4500 block of Russell Avenue (Company 55). Engine 55 arrived on the scene of a cape cod style house, with smoke showing from all four sides. Engine 94 arrived and secured first due's supply line and stretched a line to the top floor to handle extension. Engine 55 and Truck 1 handled fire on the first floor, while Engine 9 and Truck 12 worked the second floor. All units worked for 30 minutes to knock all fire. At the hour mark, Command held two and two for overhaul and to assist the 1500 cars. Engine 94 cleared the scene at 1330 hours.
Friday, May 30, 2014
At 1726 hours, the box was sounded for fire in the apartment at 4410 Oglethorpe Street in Company 7's first due. Engine 94 was the third arriving Engine and took position on side "C" at the connections, while the Truck was first arriving special service and took side "A" with Engine 1. The crew from Engine 1 was met on the sixth floor with smoke banked down and all units were assigned to operate. Truck 9 assisted Engine 1 in the fire apartment searching and opening up. Engine 94 stretched a line to the floor above and checked for extension. Crews had a kitchen going and made quick work of it. With no extension, Command held two and two for smoke removal. Units cleared the scene in an hour.
Thursday, May 8, 2014
At 1431 hours, Engine 94 and the Chief were alerted first due to 4801 52nd Avenue for fire coming from the roof. Units arrived on the scene of a story and a half single with fire showing from the attic on side "B" of the house. After completing the 360 of the structure, the crew stretched the bumper line up the outside staircase. The crew had a 10x10 room off in the attic and made quick work of the fire. With all searches negative and minimal extension, Chief 9 held Engine 94 and Tower 7. With several EMS units out of service or on calls, the Ambulance crew did manage to pull in 6 calls during the fire.
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