West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department Photo of The Day
Saturday, April 5, 2014
just before midnight while 48 was on the scene of a working code, Engine 281 and Chief 48A ran a call for a reported crash in the 7000 Blk of Palamar Terr. While responding to the scene PSC relayed info from numerous callers reporting the vehicle is on fire with people trapped inside and the driving running from the scene on fire. Units arrived to find a van into a tree and fully involved. Two passengers were treated and sent to a near by trauma facility while units searched the area for the driver. PSC received another 911 call reporting a burn victim right down the street. This person turned out to be the driver and was transported to the burn center with major burns over most of the body.
Friday, April 4, 2014
The Volunteers from station 28 while in service take a visit to the New Carrollton Elementary School for their for career day. The crew met with the kids and talked about fire safety, dressed up as the "friendly firefighter", and set up the ladder truck for the kids to see.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
At 7:45 am the box alarm was sounded for 10001 Greenbelt road sending Engine 484 and Truck 28 to the scene. With an initial report of nothing showing, the officer did his 360 and units taking their assigned positions it was quickly noted the fire showing and crews would be going to work. Engine 48 took their own hydrant and got an attack line in place while Truck 28 did primary search of the fire floor and opened up for the engine crew. No further information as Units are still operating on the scene at this time.
Thursday, March 27, 2014
at 5:41pm the Apartment fire with a reported people trapped was dispatched for the 3800 Blk of 64th Ave. Units arrived to find a 3 story garden style apartment building with fire showing from the second floor. Engine 281 laid a supply line and the crew advanced an attack line to the fire building. The fire was under control within 20 mins and units cleared the scene in just under 2 hours. There was not any firefighter injuries reported, however 2 residents were treated and transported. The investigation indicates the fire was accidental.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Just after 1pm the box alarm was struck for a reported house fire sending Engine 281 and Chief 28A to the 6600 Blk of Adrian Street. Units arrived to find smoke showing and while doing the 360 found fire showing from the basement windows on the Delta side. Crews knocked the visible fire down and than made entry and stopped the fire and started overhaul. Units were on the scene for about 2 hours. **Side note**Firefighter Chris Kelly returned today from a 9 month deployment on the USS Harry S Truman supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Chris was able to catch a fire just hours after walking into the station from his deployment. Welcome back Chris!!!
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
At 10:37pm the box alarm was sounded for 12506 Guinevere Rd sending Truck 28, Chief 28, and Chief 28A to the scene. Units arrived to find heavy fire with high winds intensifying the fire. A fire task force was called to the scene to assist battling the fire. Units were on the scene for about 2 hours and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Chief Alter and President Vazquez attended the City of New Carrollton Police Department's award banquet. WLHVFD received a community service award.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Just after 8:30pm the 48 Box was hit for a reported house fire in the 7600 Blk of NEWBURG DR. Engine 481, Truck 28, Chief 28, Chief 28A, and Chief 48B arrived with noting showing. Engine 481 pulled a line and opened the door to find the house full of smoke. A working fire was found in the basement and 48 made a quick knock while Truck 28 did a search and opened up. The assignment was held with WLHVFD units with in 30 mins. 7 residents and two dogs were displaced and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
Just after 4:30pm the Box alarm for a reported house fire was dispatched for 8061 Springfield Rd in Bowie sending Truck 28, Chief 28A, and Chief 48A to the scene. Units arrived reporting a 2 story single family dwelling with fire showing from the attic. Chief 48A arrived and established Command. Truck 28 went to the second floor and dropped the ceiling to give the engines access to extinguish the fire. The bulk of the fire was knocked with in 15 mins and the assignment was held with 2&2 after 30 mins. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
Friday, February 14, 2014
Just before 12:30pm on Valentines day the box alarm for a reported kitchen on fire was in a townhouse was dispatched to the 7700 Blk of Ora Ct in Greenbelt sending Engine 484, Truck 28 and Chief 48A to the scene. Units arrived with smoke showing and reported a fire in the kitchen with extension. Truck 28 got ladders in place and checked exposers while Engine 484's crew checked the floor above and Chief 48A was assigned Safety. Units ceased the scene after about 45 mins.
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