West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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First Due Truck on 6 House Fire

Thursday, August 20, 2015  At 2105 hours Truck 28 was alerted for the House Fire in Co. 6's area. Units arrived to find a kitchen fire and the Men of Truck 28 promptly conducted a primary search, threw ladders, opened up and secured the utilities.



Truck 28 2nd Due on 46 House Fire

Wednesday, August 19, 2015  Just before midnight Truck 28, with a crew of 5 Men, was sent to the 10900 block of Lake Arbor Way in Co. 46's (Kentland) area. First arriving companies reported "nothing evident" from the street but found a fire upstairs upon making entry. Truck 28 operated as the 2nd Due special service and quickly went to work throwing ladders and opening up. The crew operated on scene for just under an hour before returning to service.



Engine 28 Special Called on 2nd Alarm Fire

Thursday, August 13, 2015  In the late hours of August 13th Engine 28 was transferred to the quarters of Co. 26, shortly thereafter the men of Engine 28 were special called on the 2nd Alarm to 1000 Ritchie Rd in Co. 37's area for a recycling facility that had caught fire. Engine 28 arrived just after 0100 hrs to assist companies on scene with suppression and overhaul. The Engine crew operated on scene for just under 2 hours before returning to service.


Co. 37 Photo

Co. 37 Photo


The Passing of 28 Life Member Charles Leckliter

Tuesday, August 4, 2015  We regretfully announce the passing of Life Member Charles Leckliter. Charlie held many line officers positions and was a member of the Board of Directors. Charlie was known as the Ultimate Ladder Truck Chauffeur. He was truly a fireman's fireman. He made many saves in his career and always showed up at the perfect time to rescue his fellow firemen. He will be greatly missed.



Engine 28 Runs Wreck with 1 Trapped & 1 Ejected in West Annapolis

Tuesday, August 4, 2015  Just before 1500 hrs Engine 28 was transferred to Anne Arundel County while they operated on a 2nd Alarm fire. Just minutes after arriving at the West Annapolis Station (Co. 40) the men of Engine 28 were alerted for a wreck with a report of 1 trapped and 1 ejected by the Westfield Mall. The Engine arrived to find a person lying in the roadway and another trapped in a vehicle. The crew quickly assisted with patient care and, upon arrival of the Rescue Companies, stretched a line into place and assisted with the extrication. 28 returned to service and shortly thereafter was returned to quarters.



A Fond Farewell for Donald "Patch" Aker

Monday, August 3, 2015  Company 28 and several other Companies from throughout PG County as well as the surrounding counties participated in paying final respects to former Company 28 Lieutenant, current Company 33 President and PG Public Safety Communications Supervisor Donald Aker Jr., affectionately known as "Patch". After a long weekend of polishing and waxing the apparatus, Truck 28 was used to raise the flag alongside Truck 9 which was set up at the end of the funeral procession. Engine 28 followed closely behind Company 33 during Patch's final ride which stopped at stations 28 & 33 as well as PSC before ending at the Knights Of Columbus in Bowie.



First Due House Fire in the Hills for 28

Thursday, July 30, 2015  Just before 1800 Engine 28 was alerted for the house fire on the 7700 block of Emerson Rd in the West Lanham Hills neighborhood behind the station. Engine 28 arrived to find a 2 story home with smoke showing from the second floor and took their own hydrant. The men of Company 28 forced entry and quickly stretched a line upstairs where they found fire in the attic converted into a bedroom. The fire was knocked and a primary was completed within minutes of arrival. Engine 28 operated on scene for nearly 90 minutes before returning to service.



Building Fire 4600 Block of Boston Way

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  Around 2330 hours on July 15th Engines 28 and 48 were dispatched for the reported building on fire at the 4600 Block of Boston Way in Lanham. Engine 28 arrived to find smoke in the building and a large paper shredding unit on fire. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. Engine 28 operated on scene for approximately 2 hours before returning to service.



Car vs. Building on Rt.450

Wednesday, July 1, 2015  Just after 1030 hours on the men of Company 28 were alerted for the report of a vehicle into a building on the 7400 block of Annapolis Rd. Engine 281 arrived to find a car into a liquor store with the occupant trapped inside. The engine crew stretched a line and, along with the Technical Rescue Company, worked to free the trapped driver. The Engine Company operated on scene for approximately an hour. No injuries were reported.



Engine 28 Runs 3rd Due on 2 Alarm Apartment Fire

Tuesday, June 23, 2015  Just after 7p.m. on June 23rd Engine 281 was alerted for the reported apartment fire at 207 Lakeside Dr. in Greenbelt (35). Engine 281 arrived 3rd due to find heavy fire showing from the roof of a garden style apartment. Around that time the second alarm was struck. The crew quickly stretched a 400' attack line to the second floor and encountered heavy fire upon opening up the ceilings. The men began making quick work of their assigned apartment before conducting extensive overhaul operations and racking up.



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