West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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E28 with 1 trapped on Beltway wreck

Saturday, February 13, 2016  Just after 0100 the call came in for a wreck on the Capital Beltway at Rt. 202. Engine 281 arrived to find a vehicle on its side in the woods with the occupant trapped inside the vehicle. Crews worked to free the patient quickly and they were then transported to a nearby hospital.



Truck 28 and Chief 28B run 2nd Alarm house fire

Saturday, February 13, 2016  At 2245 hours the calls rolled in for a reported house on fire with possible people trapped on the 4900 blk of Taylor Rd in Company 9's first due. First arriving units reported fire showing from a house bringing Truck 28 and Chief 28B to the scene as RIT. The Truck crew, consisting of 5 men, arrived in minutes and went to work. The crew set up RIT on side A in the yard with heavy fire blowing from the 2nd and 3rd floors due to heavy wind conditions along with the below freezing temperatures. Crews were backed out after a while of pushing in without making progress to regroup and darken down the fire from the windows. Unable to make much progress due to the wind it wasn't long before the Truck crew ended up with a couple of hoselines. After finally getting the fire darkened down crews again pushed in and were able to mop up. Truck 28 and Chief 28B operated on scene for approximately 3 hours before returning to service.


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Truck runs Small Building Fire 9900 Greenbelt Rd

Monday, February 8, 2016  Just before 2045 E18 was on scene of an automatic fire alarm at 9900 Greenbelt Rd. Upon arrival they found smoke in an adjoining building and requested to fill the box. Truck 28 arrived on scene and took the rear of the building. Crews found a fire in a barber shop with extension into the wall and surrounding furniture. Truck 28 operated on scene for just over 1 hour before heading home.



Engine 28 First Due on Riverdale Heights House Fire

Thursday, February 4, 2016  Just before midnight the tones dropped for the reported house fire on the 6400 Blk of Auburn Ave in Riverdale Heights. Engine 28 arrived first and reported a 2 story SFD with fire showing. The men of E28 quickly went to work to extinguish the fire. Crews were met with a strange layout with several hidden areas and rooms as well as hidden stairways. The house had been renovated several times resulting in many split-level areas throughout the home on all floors. Crews knocked fire on the 1st and 2nd floors as well as the several smaller floors in between. Engine 28 operated on scene for over 4 hours before returning to service.



E28 Runs Wreck w/ 1 Trapped on Rt. 50

Monday, February 1, 2016  At 1543 the call went out for the wreck with 1 possibly trapped on Rt. 50 near Veterans Pkwy. Crews arrived to find an overturned vehicle with 1 trapped inside. Crews were able to extricate the patient and they were transported to a nearby trauma facility.



2015 Year in Review

Saturday, January 30, 2016  Yet another year has come and gone. Some things had changed, some stayed the same. One thing is for sure, we ran a lot of calls and put out some fires. In 2015 Engine Company 28 was the 3rd busiest Engine in the County hitting the street 3,281 times. Company 28 was also the busiest station without an ambulance with 3,834 calls for service. Although these numbers are low compared to the 4000 and 5000 runs we've run in recent years, it was plenty to keep us busy. From losing an engine at a warehouse fire to the Riots in Baltimore. From the loss of legends and past members to the people and property saved.



Blizzard Makes for a Busy Weekend

Sunday, January 24, 2016  The blizzard not only brought several feet of snow but undoubtedly brought plenty of runs along with it. Both companies were extremely busy with everything from frostbite to box alarms, not to mention several wrecks throughout the 3 day span.



28 First Due Truck on Landover Hills House Fire

Wednesday, December 2, 2015  Just a few hours after clearing the building fire Truck 28 was alerted for the House Fire on the 4800 block of 66th Pl in Landover Hills. Truck 28, with a crew of 7 men, arrived behind the first due engine and found fire through the roof of a single story home. The truck crew assisted the engine with flaking hose and forced entry. The men encountered heavy fire conditions in the bedrooms and living area of the home. A primary search was completed and the crew began opening up the walls and ceilings. Several pets (2 dogs, 1 puppy and 2 turtles) were rescued from the home. Truck 28 operated on scene for over 3 hours before returning to quarters.



Engine 48 & Truck 28 Run First Due Building Fire

Tuesday, December 1, 2015  Around 2000 hrs Engine 48 and Truck 28 were dispatched for the reported building fire on the 9400 block of Lanham-Severn Rd. Eng 48 and Truck 28 arrived simultaneously to find a 3 bay auto body garage with fire showing from the roof. The Truck crew quickly forced entry while Co. 48 got an attack line into place. Crews found fire in the ceiling and began opening up and knocking fire. No one was in the building at the time and no injuries were reported. Crews operated on scene for just over an hour.



Truck runs Greenbelt Road Apartment Fire

Sunday, November 29, 2015  Around 2115 hrs Truck 28 was dispatched as the second due truck for the apartment fire on the 8500 block of Greenbelt road. First arriving units reported fire from 3 floors and called for a second alarm. Truck 28 arrived and quickly went to work on the 2nd and 3rd floor conducting searches and opening up to check for extension. All searches were negative and only minor extension was found on the upper floors. The Truck crew operated on scene for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.



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