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Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Halloween Safety Tips
Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury.
On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
· Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.
· Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
· Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
· Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
· When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
Sunday November 3rd we set the clocks back. Please remember to change the batteries in ALL your smoke detectors. Working smoke detectors save lives. Remember new smoke detectors are good for 10 years now.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Ryan came by today to have a little lunch. Went ahead and did a truck company drill with the men going over duty's of a truck company.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
about 9am a reported house fire was dispatched for the 12400 Blk of Sandal Lane in Bowie. This got Truck 28 running as second due truck and Engine 481 running as fourth due engine, Chief 48A and Chief 28 on the road. Units arrived to find a two story single family dwelling with fire on both floors. Truck 28 was assigned the RIC with Engine 481 picked up 18's supply line while the crew went and deployed a back up line from 18's wagon. The fire was under control in about 30 mins and knocked back to 2&1 about about 1 hour. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. This was engine 481's first working fire.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
A Maryland state trooper was seriously injured while backing up another trooper during a traffic stop in Anne Arundel County early Sunday morning.The trooper, identified as Jacqueline A. Kline, was flown to Shock Trauma with head injuries, a broken arm, cuts and contusions.Maryland State Police investigators said a K-9 trooper from the Glen Burnie Barrack was administrating field sobriety tests to a suspected drunk driver on eastbound Route 100, just before the exit for Catherine Avenue, at about 1 a.m.Kline stopped to provide backup and was out of her car and walking on the shoulder of the highway when she was struck by a Nissan.Kline hit the hood of the car, propelling her into the back of the state police K-9 car, where she struck the back windshield and the car's metal cage. The trooper then fell off the police car and landed in a ditch near the highway shoulder.The driver, who remained at the scene, was not injured. The State Police Crash Team is continuing the investigation.
Sunday, October 6, 2013
at 0509 hours. Engine 28 was dispatched to Rt 50 at the Capitol Beltway for an accident with a report of entrapment. Engine 28 arrived on the scene and found a vehicle on its side with the driver partially ejected out of the drivers side window and was trapped with the vehicle resting on his chest. Engine 28's crew pulled an attack line and began treating the patient. Rescue Squad 6 arrived on the scene and began stabilizing the vehicle. Due to the complexity of the entrapment, the vehicle had to be first lifted off the patients chest with air bags, then multiple extrication tools were used to cut the vehicle to free the patient. Once the patient was free from the vehicle he was transported to a local trauma centre by paramedics. Engine 28 operated for 45 minutes before going in service.
Saturday, October 5, 2013
Both engines are up and running with new equipment and hose. Members continue to train daily with the Twins.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Just before 10:30am the box alarm for a reported house fire was dispatched sending Truck 28 to the scene. Upon arrival units found smoke showing and had a report of people still in the house. Truck 28 was assigned RIC duties and set up on side alpha. After a quick knock of the fire on the first and second floors and searches being negative, he assignment was dropped to 1 engine and 2 trucks after just 30 mins. Units are still on the scene and the fire is still under investigation. No injuries have been reported at this time.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Crews from Station 28 were up early to setup the grounds for the Founder's Day Circle. Honoring our members from around the county.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Linda Wynkoop, wife of Past Chief Dickie Wynkoop. Dickie and his wife Linda were involved in a motorcycle accident, Linda succumbed to her injuries yesterday. Chief Wynkoop is in critical condition at Baltimore Shock Trauma. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and Greenbelt Fire Department.
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