West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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Engine 484 and Truck 28 run 2nd Alarm Apartment Fire 10001 Greenbelt Rd

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.

     



 

Task Force - Engine 281 runs 3809 64th Ave with a reported people trapped

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.

     



 

Engine 281 and Chief 28A run 1st Due House Fire 6633 Adrian Street

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!!!

     



 

Task Force - Truck 28 runs 12506 Guinevere Rd

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. 

     



 

WLHVFD attended the City of New Carrollton Police Department's award banquet

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. 

     



 

Engine 481 and Truck 28 run House Fire 7626 Newburg Dr

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.

     



 

Truck 28 runs House Fire 8061 Springfield Rd

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.    


     



 

Engine 484 and Truck 28 run Townhouse Fire 7738 Ora Court

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.  

     



 

Remembering the crew on Engine 281, One year ago today

 Today January 30th 2014 marks the one year anniversary of of 281's crash on the Beltway at Rt 50 where four of our firefighters were injured. Three of the men are back to business and patiently waiting the return of Lt Ryan Emmons who is still going through rehab for his arm. 


 

The photo shows Ryan out hunting two weekends ago and being able to shoot three geese on his own. Ryan still has a good bit of healing road to travel but with his attitude and eagerness to be back on fire trucks, that time will fly by. 


 

Great job to everyone involved and please let Ryan know we still have his back and are thinking about him. 

   


 

House Fire - Engine 481 & Truck 28 run 15025 Northcote Ln

Tuesday, January 28, 2014  Just after 1:30pm the box alarm was dispatched for a reported house on fire in the 15000 Blk of Northcote Lane in Bowie. With Engine 48 transferred to station 16, this put them 1st due engine and arrived to find fire showing from a one story single family dwelling. Truck 28 operated as the 2nd due truck. The fire was under control and being held with 2&2 in just under one hour. The cause of the fire is still under investigation.  

     



 
 
 

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