West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department Photo of The Day
Sunday, January 24, 2016
The blizzard not only brought several feet of snow but undoubtedly brought plenty of runs along with it. Both companies were extremely busy with everything from frostbite to box alarms, not to mention several wrecks throughout the 3 day span.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Just a few hours after clearing the building fire Truck 28 was alerted for the House Fire on the 4800 block of 66th Pl in Landover Hills. Truck 28, with a crew of 7 men, arrived behind the first due engine and found fire through the roof of a single story home. The truck crew assisted the engine with flaking hose and forced entry. The men encountered heavy fire conditions in the bedrooms and living area of the home. A primary search was completed and the crew began opening up the walls and ceilings. Several pets (2 dogs, 1 puppy and 2 turtles) were rescued from the home. Truck 28 operated on scene for over 3 hours before returning to quarters.
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Around 2000 hrs Engine 48 and Truck 28 were dispatched for the reported building fire on the 9400 block of Lanham-Severn Rd. Eng 48 and Truck 28 arrived simultaneously to find a 3 bay auto body garage with fire showing from the roof. The Truck crew quickly forced entry while Co. 48 got an attack line into place. Crews found fire in the ceiling and began opening up and knocking fire. No one was in the building at the time and no injuries were reported. Crews operated on scene for just over an hour.
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Around 2115 hrs Truck 28 was dispatched as the second due truck for the apartment fire on the 8500 block of Greenbelt road. First arriving units reported fire from 3 floors and called for a second alarm. Truck 28 arrived and quickly went to work on the 2nd and 3rd floor conducting searches and opening up to check for extension. All searches were negative and only minor extension was found on the upper floors. The Truck crew operated on scene for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.
Monday, November 23, 2015
Just after 0300 hrs the tones dropped for an apartment fire on the 7700 block of Riverdale Rd. Engine 28 arrived to find smoke showing from the 3rd story of a garden apartment. The men of 28 quickly stretched a line and gained entry to the apartment where they found fire in the ceiling and began knocking it down. Other units arrived and began opening up and assisting with overhaul. The fire went out without incident.
Saturday, October 24, 2015
At 0318 hrs Engine 28 with a crew of 8 men responded to the 6800 block of Farragut St in Landover Hills for the reported house fire. Engine 28 arrived simultaneously with Eng. 30 and assumed Second Due responsibilities. Units found a single story duplex with fire showing from the roof. Engine 28 stretched a 600 foot attack line and forced entry to the home. While the nozzleman of 28 was extinguishing the fire in the primary house, one of the back-up men noticed the adjoining home's resident was still inside her home with flames ripping across the ceiling and quickly assisted her to safety. The men of 28 had the fire out a few minutes later and, along with Truck 9, began overhaul operations.
Raw video of Engine 30 and Engine 28 making the initial attack on the 30 house 6800 BLK OF FARRAGUT STPosted by West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, October 24, 2015
Raw video of Engine 30 and Engine 28 making the initial attack on the 30 house 6800 BLK OF FARRAGUT ST
28 Stretching to the Door
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Just after 2030 hrs Engine Companies 48 & 28 were dispatched to the 8100 block of Bird Lane in Lanham(48). Engine 48 arrived first and reported nothing showing from a middle-of-the-row townhome. The crew stretched a line and, upon entry to the home, found heavy smoke in the upstairs bedroom. Engine 28 arrived 3rd and stretched a 500' attack line to the exposure house. Engine 48 extinguished the fire and crews returned to service shortly after.
Monday, October 19, 2015
Around 1840 Hrs Engine Companies 28 and 48 were dispatched for the reported house fire on the 6800 block of 3rd St in Riverdale Heights(13). Engine 28, dispatched 2nd due, arrived simultaneously with Engine 13 and found a single family home with a basement with fire showing from all 3 floors. Units went to work extinguishing the fire. Engine 48 arrived shortly after and went to work on Side 3. Units were ordered to operate on the exterior only until they could get better control of the fire and push in. The fire went out without incident.
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Around 1640 hrs Engine 28 was again sent to Springdale for the house fire. First arriving units found fire showing from Side 1 and began putting out the fire. Engine 28 arrived shortly thereafter and took 3rd due and stretched a line to side 3 and hit some hotspots in the basement. The fire went out without incident.
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Just before 1330 hours Engine 28 was dispatched for the house fire on the 3800 block of Endicott Place in Springdale (Co 6's area). Squad 6 arrived first and reported a 2 story single family dwelling with fire showing through the roof. Engine 28 arrived shortly after and quickly went to work stretching attack lines inside knocking the fire on the first floor and advancing to the second.
After getting the bulk of the fire on the second floor knocked down the men of Engine 28 attempted to return to the first floor to extinguish the fire in the walls opened up by the Truck Co. At this point the stairs gave way and crews were no longer able to access the second floor. Knowing this, another fireman from the Engine crew as well as other companies stretched several attack lines (7 overall) off of Engine 281 and advanced to the second floor via ground ladders. At this time, upon entering the second floor, the fireman from 28 was injured when burning roof beams fell on top of him. He was transported to the Medstar Burn Center where his is currently in stable condition with second and third degree burns and awaiting surgery.
Photos courtesy of Master Fireman Mark Welch of 28 and FF/EMT Brandon Decker, Mountain Park Vol. Fire Rescue
Just after 28's arrival
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