West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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Passing of Robin Parsons

Thursday, May 5, 2016  It is our duty to inform you that President Robin Parsons of the West Lanham Hills Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary passed away last night. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family.



PGFD LODD: 2 Firemen Shot in Temple Hills

Wednesday, April 27, 2016  The West Lanham Hills Volunteers would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the men and women of the PGFD and the Morningside Volunteers. While responding to a medical call FF/Medic John Ulmschneider, normally assigned to Medic 30 was shot and killed. Fireman Kevin Swain of the Morningside Volunteers was also shot several times and is currently doing well.



Truck Runs Bowie House with Fire Showing

Thursday, April 21, 2016  At 1730 hrs Truck 28 was sent to the 3400 blk Elenoir Court for the reported house on fire. First arriving units advised fire showing from a single family home and crews went to work.



Truck 28 Runs Another House Fire in Seat Pleasant

Thursday, April 21, 2016  Shortly after clearing another house fire in Bowie, Truck 28 was sent to Seat Pleasant for another house fire with report of people trapped.



Truck 28 Runs Riverdale Heights House

Saturday, March 19, 2016  Just before 0800 Truck 28 was dispatched for a reported house fire on the 5700 blk of Somerset Rd in Riverdale Heights. Truck 28 arrived, with 6 men, as the 2nd Truck to find fire showing from a 1 story SFD and went to work opening up and eventually overhauling. The men operated on scene for 2 hours before returning home.



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.



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