West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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Engine and Chief 28B Take A Wreck on the BW Parkway with Multiple People Trapped

Sunday, February 28, 2016  Around 0600 hrs Engine 28 was dispatched for the Wreck with reported entrapment on Rt 295 near Greenbelt Rd. First arriving units found an accident with 1 SUV off into the woods with multiple occupants trapped. The Squad (Co. 14) had already begun extrication so the crew of E28 assisted the Squad Co. as well as EMS Crews. The EMS Task Force was dispatched due to the number of patients. Chief 28B, also on scene, was assigned the Extrication Group Supervisor. Crews operated on scene for approximately 1hr before returning home.



Truck 28 First Due on Fire in a Liquor Store

Co. 14 Photo

Co. 14 Photo

Saturday, February 27, 2016  At 1745 the call went out for a reported liquor store on fire on the 5600 Blk of Landover Rd in Bladensburg. The first arriving engines reported smoke showing from a 2 story building (liquor store). Truck 28, along with Chief 28 & 28B, arrived just seconds later and went to work. The Truck crew began forcing entry and opening up for the engine companies. The Truck crew also placed ground ladders, secured utilities, ventilated and searched for any possible victims. Truck 28 then assisted investigators prior to overhaul. The men of 28 operated on scene for just over 2 hours.



West Lanham Looking to fill Live-In Vacancies

The West Lanham Hills Fire Dept. is looking for some dedicated, hard charging firemen to fill some live-in member vacancies at both 28 and 48. There are several benefits on top of the experience you will gain. Please click our "Join" tab on the left side of the page for more information and feel free to contact us with any questions.



Truck 28 runs Capital Heights House Fire

Friday, February 19, 2016  At 2120 hours Truck 28 was alerted for the House Fire at 701 Brooke Rd in Capital Heights. First arriving units reported smoke showing from a single family dwelling and found fire in the bedroom. Truck 28 arrived as the third due Truck and assumed RIT duties. Shortly after completing a 360 of the fireground the crew was placed in service only to be dispatched for another House Fire with smoke showing just minutes away.



Truck Runs Another House Fire in Hyattsville

Tuesday, February 16, 2016  Around 0800 the bells went off for the reported house fire at 5704 37th Ave in Hyattsville putting Truck 28 on the street. First arriving units found fire blowing from the basement windows but had trouble getting to the fire due to renovations in the basement. The Truck crew, with 5 men, arrived as the third truck and assumed RIT duties. After the fire was out the truck crew was called in to assist with overhaul and shortly after returned to service.

Billy McNeel Photo

Billy McNeel Photo

Billy McNeel Photo

Billy McNeel Photo


Truck runs Glenarden House Fire

Sunday, February 14, 2016  Just after 1200 Truck 28 was dispatched as the first due truck to the 1500 blk of 1st Street in Glenarden. The first arriving engine reported a fire in the walls near the chimney. Truck 28 arrived and forced entry into the house and began searching and opening up to find the fire. The fire was isolated to the walls and floor around the chimney. The Truck crew assisted with overhaul and returned to service shortly after.



Engine 28 Runs 48 House Fire

Sunday, February 14, 2016  At 0938 Engine 28 was dispatched 3rd due for a house with reported fire coming from the roof. Engine 28 with 4 men arrived just after the first engine and found fire coming from the solar panels on the roof of a single family house. The engine crew stretched a line to the rear door and upstairs to the attic area. The fire had not spread into the house. The engine crew secured the power to the panels and the fire was knocked. Crews racked up and returned to service shortly after.



E28 with 1 trapped on Beltway wreck

Saturday, February 13, 2016  Just after 0100 the call came in for a wreck on the Capital Beltway at Rt. 202. Engine 281 arrived to find a vehicle on its side in the woods with the occupant trapped inside the vehicle. Crews worked to free the patient quickly and they were then transported to a nearby hospital.



Truck 28 and Chief 28B run 2nd Alarm house fire

Saturday, February 13, 2016  At 2245 hours the calls rolled in for a reported house on fire with possible people trapped on the 4900 blk of Taylor Rd in Company 9's first due. First arriving units reported fire showing from a house bringing Truck 28 and Chief 28B to the scene as RIT. The Truck crew, consisting of 5 men, arrived in minutes and went to work. The crew set up RIT on side A in the yard with heavy fire blowing from the 2nd and 3rd floors due to heavy wind conditions along with the below freezing temperatures. Crews were backed out after a while of pushing in without making progress to regroup and darken down the fire from the windows. Unable to make much progress due to the wind it wasn't long before the Truck crew ended up with a couple of hoselines. After finally getting the fire darkened down crews again pushed in and were able to mop up. Truck 28 and Chief 28B operated on scene for approximately 3 hours before returning to service.


Company 9 Photo

Company 9 Photo


Truck runs Small Building Fire 9900 Greenbelt Rd

Monday, February 8, 2016  Just before 2045 E18 was on scene of an automatic fire alarm at 9900 Greenbelt Rd. Upon arrival they found smoke in an adjoining building and requested to fill the box. Truck 28 arrived on scene and took the rear of the building. Crews found a fire in a barber shop with extension into the wall and surrounding furniture. Truck 28 operated on scene for just over 1 hour before heading home.



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