West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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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.

   


 

1st Due Apartment Fire "2nd Alarm" on Riverdale Rd

Monday, November 23, 2015  Just after 0300 hrs the tones dropped for an apartment fire on the 7700 block of Riverdale Rd. Engine 28 arrived to find smoke showing from the 3rd story of a garden apartment. The men of 28 quickly stretched a line and gained entry to the apartment where they found fire in the ceiling and began knocking it down. Other units arrived and began opening up and assisting with overhaul. The fire went out without incident.

   


 

Engine runs Landover Hills House Fire

Saturday, October 24, 2015  At 0318 hrs Engine 28 with a crew of 8 men responded to the 6800 block of Farragut St in Landover Hills for the reported house fire. Engine 28 arrived simultaneously with Eng. 30 and assumed Second Due responsibilities. Units found a single story duplex with fire showing from the roof. Engine 28 stretched a 600 foot attack line and forced entry to the home. While the nozzleman of 28 was extinguishing the fire in the primary house, one of the back-up men noticed the adjoining home's resident was still inside her home with flames ripping across the ceiling and quickly assisted her to safety. The men of 28 had the fire out a few minutes later and, along with Truck 9, began overhaul operations.

     

Raw video of Engine 30 and Engine 28 making the initial attack on the 30 house 6800 BLK OF FARRAGUT ST

Posted by West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, October 24, 2015

28 Stretching to the Door



 

Engines 48 & 28 Run First Due House Fire

Thursday, October 22, 2015  Just after 2030 hrs Engine Companies 48 & 28 were dispatched to the 8100 block of Bird Lane in Lanham(48). Engine 48 arrived first and reported nothing showing from a middle-of-the-row townhome. The crew stretched a line and, upon entry to the home, found heavy smoke in the upstairs bedroom. Engine 28 arrived 3rd and stretched a 500' attack line to the exposure house. Engine 48 extinguished the fire and crews returned to service shortly after.

   


 

Engines 28 & 48 Run Riverdale Heights House Fire

Monday, October 19, 2015  Around 1840 Hrs Engine Companies 28 and 48 were dispatched for the reported house fire on the 6800 block of 3rd St in Riverdale Heights(13). Engine 28, dispatched 2nd due, arrived simultaneously with Engine 13 and found a single family home with a basement with fire showing from all 3 floors. Units went to work extinguishing the fire. Engine 48 arrived shortly after and went to work on Side 3. Units were ordered to operate on the exterior only until they could get better control of the fire and push in. The fire went out without incident.

     



 

Engine runs 3rd Due on Springdale House Fire

Wednesday, September 30, 2015  Around 1640 hrs Engine 28 was again sent to Springdale for the house fire. First arriving units found fire showing from Side 1 and began putting out the fire. Engine 28 arrived shortly thereafter and took 3rd due and stretched a line to side 3 and hit some hotspots in the basement. The fire went out without incident.

   


 
 
 

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