Wednesday, March 5, 2014
The Volunteers at Bladensburg Fire Department would like to congratulate Fireman Adam Cole and wife Stefanie for bringing our newest member into the world today. Addison Claire Cole was born today at 1816 hours. Addison, Stefanie and Adam are all getting some much needed rest and should be around the station in the near future for members and friends to see.
Once again, congratulations from your family at Bladensburg.
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Around 1800 hours, units were alerted to 5804 Annapolis Road for the smoke in the building with occupants possibly trapped. Units from Company 9 arrived on the scene with nothing showing. After getting onto the 6th floor, black smoke was banked down to the floor. As the interior crews began searching for the fire, several occupants were removed from the balconies on the 6th floor by Trucks 9 and 33. The wagon crew located a set fire in the trash room with minimal extension to the hallway. Additional units handled the drop down fire in the chute. The fire was knocked fairly quick and crews worked for 30 minutes removing the smoke from the building. Chief 9 had the Annapolis Road command and the Deputy held the Division 6 supervisor. Company cleared the scene in 90 minutes.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Around 2215 hours, units were alerted to 2020 Brooks Drive for fire in the building with people trapped. Units arrived on the scene with nothing showing, but after gaining entry into the building they had heavy smoke conditions on the 5th floor. With all crews working on searching the fire floor, Command requested a second alarm to the scene. Engine 94 and Truck 9 were added to the call as 1st due special service and 4th due wagon. Crews on the inside located multiple set fires in the hallway and quickly had them out. With smoke on 4 floors of the building, Command used all special services on the second to assist with smoke removal. Engine 94 cleared the scene at 2300 hours and the Truck cleared the scene at 2350 hours.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Just as the men were sitting down for lunch, the box alarm was sounded for the 600 block of Harry S. Truman Drive. Initial units arrived on the scene of an end unit townhouse with smoke showing. Engine 46 and Truck 37 found a kitchen off with extension to the second floor. Truck 9 with 5 men arrived and established the RIC on side "A" of the house. Crews checked all sides to ensure ladders and multiple points of egress were available. Interior crews had the fire out with in 10 minutes and after some overhaul, Command held the assignment to two and two. Truck 9 cleared the scene at 1320 hours.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
Around noon today, the fellows got some good news before the banquet. Fireman Ben Eddowes was being released from the burn center at Medstar Hospital.
On January 31, Ben received burns to his ears and leg, while at a Bunker Hill house. Ben was admitted to Med Star twice for his injuries. After a week of special care and medicine, Ben was sent home. It will take several more weeks until the burns are healed, but he will be back on the streets in no time. Ben’s spirits are high (except USA lost in hockey) and thanks all members and friends who stopped by to wish him a speedy recovery.
Saturday, February 1, 2014
At 0253 hours, units were alerted to 4313 Lawrence Street (Bunker Hill) for smoke coming from the house. Engine 94 was the first unit on the scene with a single story house with smoke showing. Engine 94 and Truck 9 gained entry and located a kitchen off in the rear. The exterior Truck crew threw ladders and secured the power, while Engine 92 stretched a line to the rear assisted the wagon crew on the inside. After searches were completed, command (Chief 9A) held the units from 9 for overhaul and assisting the 1500 cars.
Friday, January 31, 2014
Just before 1800 hours, units were alerted to the 3400 block of 40th Avenue (Bunker Hill) for the house on fire. While enroute, communications changed the address to 3414 40th Place, now with people trapped. Engine 94, Truck 9 and the Ambulance arrived on the scene of a story and a half single with heavy fire showing.
Engine 94 stretched the crosslay to the front, while the Truck crew threw ladders and cleared a path for the wagon crew to gain entry. Upon knocking the front porch, both crews found fire in two rooms on the first floor. Engine and Truck 9 worked on division one, while crews from 55, 7 and 33 worked on the upper floor. It took all crews 20 minutes to bring the fire under control.
Companies 9, 1 and 33 worked for another 90 minutes opening up and assisting investigators. Company cleared the scene just before 2100 hours.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Since the beginning of the year, the call volumn has stayed the same as previous months, however the fire around the area has dried up. Several small fires, a bunch of transfers and medical locals have been keeping the Volunteers at Company 9 busy.
The reserve Truck (1992 Seagrave) has been seeing some action in little old Lancaster Pa. at Company 67. A total of 6 fires have been taken in by the old Ladder Truck. Besides some minor repairs, she is running strong.
We are still accepting offers for the 1992 Seagrave Ladder Truck.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
With units from the first battalion operating at a house on fire at 509 Rollins Avenue, Engine and Truck 9 were alerted to fill Station 8 for the fill. With fire still showing from the top floor, Command requested a fire task force to the scene to assist. Engine 94 and Truck 9 (10 Men) arrived on the scene with-in a minute of dispatch. The Truck managed to get up the street and take a position at the (C/D) corner of the house. Both crews from Bladensburg assisted setting up RIC and stood fast for an hour. With the fire under control, Command released the units from 9 after 90 minutes on the scene.
Saturday, January 4, 2014
With the first quarter of the NFC wild card game under way, at 2028 hours Truck 9 was alerted to 5646 Whitfield Chapel Road for the apartment on fire. Units arrived on the scene of a three story garden apartment with nothing evident. Initial crews located a bathroom on fire and made a quick knock on it. Truck 9 arrived on the scene on side "C" along with Engine 33 finding smoke still showing. Truck 9 along with other units made there way to the floor above and had heavy smoke conditions. After opening up, fire was located in the floor and pipe chases. Command added additional units to the scene, bringing Engine 92 on the fire task force. Units operated for an hour opening up to ensure all extension was out. Company 9 cleared the scene at 2200 hours.
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