West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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Truck 28 goes to Old Bowie for the House Fire with 1 Trapped

Sunday, December 7, 2014   At 2200 hours Truck 28 and units from the 2nd Battalion were alerted to the 13000 blk of 11th street in Company 19's first due. While enroute numerous reports of a person trapped on the 2nd floor were relayed over the radio.  Company 19 reported a 2 story single family with smoke showing from side charlie. Truck 28 arrived on scene and went to work laddering the home and assisted units with the rescue of a large adult male from the 2nd floor. Crews opened up the main fire area and preformed a secondary search of the entire home. The male victim was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounce priority 4. Truck 28 remained on scene for 3 hours assisting investigators with lighting and overhaul before returning to service 



E281 Responds to a PIA

Monday, December 1, 2014   E281 responds to a personal injury accident at Veterans Parkway and Annapolis Road at 08:53AM. E281 arrived on location, updated communications that there were 2 occupants trapped in a van that rolled down an embankment. Rescue Engine 33 and Engine 281 assisted the occupants with self extrication, and help the occupants up the embankment. Patient care was turned over to EMS. And units cleared the call in about 25 minutes.



E281 Runs One Trapped

Friday, November 28, 2014   E281 responded to a reported one trapped possibly ejected on the Inner Loop before Kenilworth Ave at 1:20AM. Chief 14B arrived on scene confirming one ejected and trapped under the vehicle. E281 arrived began patient care and stretched a hose line for protection. Units were on scene for 45 minutes.



E281 Runs One Trapped at the 3400 Block of Pennsy Drive

Wednesday, November 26, 2014   E281 alerted to the 3400 Block of Pennsy Drive for one reported trapped around 11 o'clock. B/C 1 arrived on scene confirming one trapped. E281 arrived on scene initiated patient care and stretched a hose line. Rescue Engine 33 arrived on scene and began extrication. Extrication was completed and patient was transferred to EMS personnel; units were on scene for about 40 minutes.




Sunday, October 12, 2014  Man killed after car hits pole in Lanham
A driver whose vehicle hit a pole was killed early Sunday morning on Riverdale Road in Lanham, police said.

Jose Manuel Manrique, 25, of Riverdale was pronounced dead at the scene at about 3 a.m., Prince George’s County police said.

Manrique, the only person in the car, was traveling west when his vehicle crossed the eastbound lanes, left the road and struck a pole in the 6900 block of Riverdale Road, police said. The cause of the crash is under investigation.




Truck 28 runs Third due to 1100 Blk of Largo Rd

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  just before 2pm Truck 28 ran 3rd due truck to the 1100 Blk of Largo Rd. Companies arrived with smoke pushing from the eves of 3 story single family historical house built in the 1800's. Truck 28 set up RIT initially. Then assigned and operated on division 2 and 3 doing extensive overhaul due to construction type / plaster and lathe.



2nd Alarm - Engine 281 and Engine 481 run 5500 Blk Karen Elaine Dr.

Monday, September 15, 2014  At 4:20pm the box alarm was sounded for the 5500 blk of Karen Elaine Dr for a reported fire on the top floor. Engine 28 and Engine 48 operated on the scene with fire in the cockloft. Units worked for 1 hour and at that point the assignment was held to 2&2. No other details abalone at this time.



2nd alarm - 6800 Blk Riverdale Rd

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  At 11:16 am the box alarm was dispatched to the 6800 Blk of Riverdale Rd sending Engine 281 to the scene. Units arrived to find fire showing and a 2nd alarm was requested.



28 and 48 attend National Night Out

Tuesday, August 5, 2014   Chief 48A and Chief 48B with Maryland's Lt Governor Anthony Brown during National Night Out at Beckett Field in New Carrollton. The crews from Engine 281, Truck 28, Engine 484, BX 48 and Ambulance 48 were also in attendance.



Engine 281 runs 6200 Blk of Annapolis Rd for car into the building with fire

Tuesday, July 29, 2014   Around 0510 Engine 30 was alerted for an auto at the McDonalds in the 6200 block of  Annapolis Rd. While enroute PSC advised that the driver of the car was high on PCP, had crashed into the building and that they were filling the box. This would bring E281 as the second due engine. On arrival 281 stretched a backup line and opened up checking for extension. Units operated for a little over an hour.  



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