West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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Truck 28 runs 2nd Alarm in Beltsville

Wednesday, March 2, 2016  Just after 1400hrs the second alarm was sounded at 11400 Old Baltimore Pike in Co. 31's area bringing Truck 28 to the scene. First arriving units found fire in a large commercial building. Truck 28 was assigned RIT and operated on scene for just under 2 hours.

   


 

Another Wreck with Entrapment for the Wagon

Monday, February 29, 2016  At 1pm Engine 28 was alerted for the wreck on the Baltimore Washington Parkway. Units arrived to find a car overturned with 1 trapped. Units worked to extricate the patient.

   


 

Truck 28 Runs 2nd Alarm in Forestville

PGFD Photo

PGFD Photo

Monday, February 29, 2016  Just before 0730 area units were dispatched for a reported building fire on Armstrong Ln in Co. 23's area (Forestville). First arriving units reported a working building fire. Truck 28 was then transferred to cover station 23. Shortly after the task force and eventually the 2nd alarm was struck bringing Truck 28 to the scene from station 23, just a few blocks away. Truck 28's crew was assigned RIT along with other units and the officer of the Truck crew was assigned RIT Group Supervisor. The Truck crew operated on scene for under an hour before returning to Co. 23 and eventually returning home a few hours later.

   


 

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.

   


 
 
 

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