West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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A Fond Farewell for Donald "Patch" Aker

Monday, August 3, 2015  Company 28 and several other Companies from throughout PG County as well as the surrounding counties participated in paying final respects to former Company 28 Lieutenant, current Company 33 President and PG Public Safety Communications Supervisor Donald Aker Jr., affectionately known as "Patch". After a long weekend of polishing and waxing the apparatus, Truck 28 was used to raise the flag alongside Truck 9 which was set up at the end of the funeral procession. Engine 28 followed closely behind Company 33 during Patch's final ride which stopped at stations 28 & 33 as well as PSC before ending at the Knights Of Columbus in Bowie.



First Due House Fire in the Hills for 28

Thursday, July 30, 2015  Just before 1800 Engine 28 was alerted for the house fire on the 7700 block of Emerson Rd in the West Lanham Hills neighborhood behind the station. Engine 28 arrived to find a 2 story home with smoke showing from the second floor and took their own hydrant. The men of Company 28 forced entry and quickly stretched a line upstairs where they found fire in the attic converted into a bedroom. The fire was knocked and a primary was completed within minutes of arrival. Engine 28 operated on scene for nearly 90 minutes before returning to service.



Building Fire 4600 Block of Boston Way

Wednesday, July 15, 2015  Around 2330 hours on July 15th Engines 28 and 48 were dispatched for the reported building on fire at the 4600 Block of Boston Way in Lanham. Engine 28 arrived to find smoke in the building and a large paper shredding unit on fire. The fire was extinguished and no injuries were reported. Engine 28 operated on scene for approximately 2 hours before returning to service.



Car vs. Building on Rt.450

Wednesday, July 1, 2015  Just after 1030 hours on the men of Company 28 were alerted for the report of a vehicle into a building on the 7400 block of Annapolis Rd. Engine 281 arrived to find a car into a liquor store with the occupant trapped inside. The engine crew stretched a line and, along with the Technical Rescue Company, worked to free the trapped driver. The Engine Company operated on scene for approximately an hour. No injuries were reported.



Engine 28 Runs 3rd Due on 2 Alarm Apartment Fire

Tuesday, June 23, 2015  Just after 7p.m. on June 23rd Engine 281 was alerted for the reported apartment fire at 207 Lakeside Dr. in Greenbelt (35). Engine 281 arrived 3rd due to find heavy fire showing from the roof of a garden style apartment. Around that time the second alarm was struck. The crew quickly stretched a 400' attack line to the second floor and encountered heavy fire upon opening up the ceilings. The men began making quick work of their assigned apartment before conducting extensive overhaul operations and racking up.



Engine 28 Transfers To Baltimore City During Riots

Tuesday, April 28, 2015  In the early hours of April 28th Engine Company 28, operating with a reserve PGFD engine, got the call to head to Baltimore City. The men were transferred to the quarters of BCFD Engine Company 36, just minutes from the heart of the riots. While in the City the Engine took in several calls including box alarms for rekindles at the 2 CVS Pharmacies that burned earlier that night, several other box assignments and a couple of local alarms and a medical call. Engine 28 returned home after spending 16 hours in the city.



PIZZA?? Thursday April 23rd from from 4-9pm


What better than date night on Thursday April 23rd from 4 to 9pm at Grottos's Pizza in Gambrills, Md and helping out the West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department. 

Attached please find the vouchers for our fundraiser at Grotto Pizza.  A paper voucher MUST be turned in for us to receive credit. Showing it on a phone, or tablet will not be accepted.  Copies may be made in black & white or color.  You can also go to www.grottopizza.com, to download vouchers from the Community Pizza Night page.

Also check out GoFundMe.com/WLHVFD28 to donate toward replacing our 1988 fire engine that was destroyed on 2nd alarm fire. 



Car into House 6900 Blk of HEIDELBURG RD

Monday, April 6, 2015  At 12:30pm Engine 481 ran the 6900 Blk of HEIDELBURG RD for a car into the house. The lone occupant of the car was injured and aw to craw out and no one was home at the time.



Engine 282 destroyed at 3rd alarm fire

Monday, April 6, 2015  While operating on a working fire in 37's first Due Engine 282 became involved in fire and was destroyed. A GoFundMe page has been started to help toward the purchase of a new engine. Please check out our facebook page at West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department. http://www.gofundme.com/WLHVFD28



2 Trapped MLK and Rt 50

Sunday, April 5, 2015  At 3:42am Engine 282 ran MLK at Rt 50 for the crash. Units arrived to find a three vehicle accident with 2 people trapped in one of the cars. Squad 6 extricated the two while Engine 282 stood by with a charged hoseline.



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