Friday, April 26, 2013
Between running the normal calls, Engine 94 and the Ladder Truck went up to Roders Heights Elementary School on 58th Avenue and assisted with there "Career Day"The crews went over fire safety, the importance of "911" and checking smoke detectors. Around 250 children had the opportunity to see the fire trucks.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
With not much fire action over the last couple weeks, this was not what we had in mind. Engine Company 37 was alerted to 2001 Ritchie Marlboro Road (Ritchie Land Reclamition) property for the outside fire. Units arrived on the scene with a 400x500x100 foot pile of mulch on fire. Engine 94 was alerted to fill Company 37 and was quickly added to the call. Engine 94 along with half the County flowed water almost 5 hours, before having the fire under control. Engine 94 cleared the scene around 0345 hours, and took almost 2 hours to get her all cleaned up.
Friday, April 19, 2013
Bladensburg Volunteers are accepting sealed bids for the sale of Truck 9. Minimum bid is $125,000.00 and must be submitted in a sealed envelope marked "truck bid" by 1900 hours on Thursday July 25, 2013. Bids will be opened on Friday July 26, 2013 at 1900 hours. Winner does not need to be present at bid opening. 10% down is required and due within 7 days of acceptance of bid, as security with remaining amount due at delivery. The 10% is non refundable. Truck is currently in service and will be available as we place our new truck in service, but in no event , later than January 2, 2014. The Bladensburg Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad, Inc. reserves the right to reject any and all bids at its sole discretion and without reason. Truck has been well maintained throughout its life and currently meets or exceeds all required certifications.Current Mileage is 90,773. It is a 1992 Seagrave "J" cab, 100' aerial with a 8V92 Detroit Diesel / 515 Horsepower Engine. It is a single axle truck with one set of outriggers. Truck 9 is 37' 8" in length and 11' 2" in height. It has Drum Brakes, a Jacobs Engine Brake, a Telma Driveline Retarder. The Truck will include the following: 1-10', 1-14', 1-16', 1-20', straight ladders, 1-28' and 2-35' extension ladders, one little giant ladder, ladder pipe attachments and nozzle.For further information you may contact: Deputy Chief Robert Pickel or Chief Randy Kuenzli at 301-864-4415 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Shortly after 0900, Engine 92 was alerted to NB 295 near Landover Road for the accident. The Engine arrived on the scene of a one car crash with a large "I-Beam" sticking out of the car. The driver hit the post for the street sign and ended up on the passenger side of the car. When the support beam broke loose, it went in the vehicle and up righted the car. The engine crew and ambulance packaged up the patient for transport and went ready with-in 15 minutes.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Just before noon, Engine 92 was alerted to the 5400 block of Tuxedo Road for the bus on fire. With the column of smoke visible from the station, Truck 9 added to the call for manpower. Units arrived at the bus repair shop with one well off. Both crews worked for an hour before returning to service.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The Bladensburg Fire Department and the Prince Georges County Fire Department would like all residents to check your smoke detector. Since Monday morning, Crews from Bladensburg have tested around 100 smoke detectors around the Cheverly community and our first due. If you are in need of a smoke detector, call our station (301)-864-4415 or any fire station and we will install one for you.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Just before 0800, Truck 9 was alerted first due to 2401 59th Place (Company 38) for the house on fire with someone possibly trapped. Engine 38 arrived on the scene of a two story single, with fire showing from the top floor. The 6 man Truck crew was next to arrive and went to work. As crews from 9 and 38 gained access to the first floor, hoarding conditions were found slowing the crews up a bit. Once crews found the stairs, they pushed to the top and were met with fire and more hoarding conditions. With the Engine crew knocking down the fire, Sergeant's Williams and Neuner located an elderly female and began to remove her from the second floor. Crews pulled the female to a second floor deck and assisted getting her down to the back yard. Interior crews continued to knock fire for another 15 minutes. Ems crews loaded the patient into the unit, however she had succumbed from her injuries. All units worked on the scene for another two plus hours opening up before Command scaled the incident back. Engine 38 and Truck 9 assisted investigators on the scene until 1500 hours.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The volunteers from Bladensburg are pleased to announce, having received a phone call from Mr. Bart Kennedy of Senator Barbara Mikulskis office, we have been awarded a SAFER grant for Recruitment and Retention of Volunteers over the course of the next four years and beyond.
this is great news for both our department and our community. This will go a long way toward helping to ensure our continued adequate staffing, at our levels, of an EMS unit with two personnel and either the Engine or Truck with four personnel, into the future.
While recruitment is important to our continued success, retentin is a top priority. Having spent the time and funds to recruit, train and enable personnel to obtain the experience, we are looking at programs to encourage a longer term retention. These work hand in hand, as retention of experience is vital to continued recruitment. We will be able to enhance programs to retain the backbone of our department. Additional on specific programs will be announced over the course of the coming months, stay tuned.
We would re remiss not to mention the great Senator Barbara Mikulski. Senator Mikulski and her staff are great to work with and having the Senator as a very powerful advocate of the fire service is a tremendous asset to us. We THANK Senator Mikulski, along with the other Senators and Representatives that continuously fight, year after year, to ensure the best funding levels possible are available to the fire and emergency services through the use of the AFG, SAFER and Fire Prevention grants.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Around 1800 hours, units were alerted to 5401 Taylor Street for fire coming from the roof. Units from 9 arrived on the scene at 4201 54th Street with a large two story single, with fire showing from the "C and D" side. Engine 94 stretched a 200' line to the top floor with the truck crew and had fire coming out of the attic access. The two crews completed searches, opened up and knocked down the fire around the access port. Engine 92 stretched another 200' line and brought the attic ladder to the top floor. Once the ladder was in place, the fire was knocked down with-in 5 minutes. With no further extension, Command "Chief 9" scaled the incident back to the units from 9 and 28 for overhaul. Truck 28 cleared the scene a short time later and Company 9 cleared the scene at 2015 hours.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
At 1049 hours, Engine 94 was alerted first due to 5804 Annapolis Road for smoke on the 8th floor. Engine 94 arrived on the scene with nothing showing and went to investigate. Crews found smoke conditions on the 8th floor and located a fire in the trash room. Crews from 9 and 28 handled the 8th floor, while additional units handled some extension in the trash chute. All units cleared the scene with-in the hour.
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