West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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Truck 28 runs Third due to 1100 Blk of Largo Rd

Tuesday, September 16, 2014  just before 2pm Truck 28 ran 3rd due truck to the 1100 Blk of Largo Rd. Companies arrived with smoke pushing from the eves of 3 story single family historical house built in the 1800's. Truck 28 set up RIT initially. Then assigned and operated on division 2 and 3 doing extensive overhaul due to construction type / plaster and lathe.



2nd Alarm - Engine 281 and Engine 481 run 5500 Blk Karen Elaine Dr.

Monday, September 15, 2014  At 4:20pm the box alarm was sounded for the 5500 blk of Karen Elaine Dr for a reported fire on the top floor. Engine 28 and Engine 48 operated on the scene with fire in the cockloft. Units worked for 1 hour and at that point the assignment was held to 2&2. No other details abalone at this time.



2nd alarm - 6800 Blk Riverdale Rd

Wednesday, September 10, 2014  At 11:16 am the box alarm was dispatched to the 6800 Blk of Riverdale Rd sending Engine 281 to the scene. Units arrived to find fire showing and a 2nd alarm was requested.



28 and 48 attend National Night Out

Tuesday, August 5, 2014   Chief 48A and Chief 48B with Maryland's Lt Governor Anthony Brown during National Night Out at Beckett Field in New Carrollton. The crews from Engine 281, Truck 28, Engine 484, BX 48 and Ambulance 48 were also in attendance.



Engine 281 runs 6200 Blk of Annapolis Rd for car into the building with fire

Tuesday, July 29, 2014   Around 0510 Engine 30 was alerted for an auto at the McDonalds in the 6200 block of  Annapolis Rd. While enroute PSC advised that the driver of the car was high on PCP, had crashed into the building and that they were filling the box. This would bring E281 as the second due engine. On arrival 281 stretched a backup line and opened up checking for extension. Units operated for a little over an hour.  



Online Store

 We would like to begin selling our T-shirts and other items online. A poll was started to see how many people are interested in buying these items from us. The poll is located on the left side of the website for you to answer; if you could please take a second and answer the question it would be very helpful to us.

Thank you for your support and interest. 






Passing of Mrs. Mable Litchfield

Saturday, June 7, 2014   The West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department extends our condolences to PGCVFRA Chief Chaplain Warren Litchfield and his family on the passing of Mrs. Mabel Litchfield. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.



Chief Alter Awarded

Wednesday, June 4, 2014  Fire Chief Ben Barksdale gives Chief Alter awards at the Fire Commission Meeting. Chief Alter has held the title of Chairmen for the Six Years.  Chief Alter was given several awards and also received an award for Meritorious Service from PGFD. 



Russell Avenue Fire

Sunday, June 1, 2014   Truck 28 operating on Russell Ave. Truck 28's crew established RIT, placed ladders, removed bars from windows on side Charlie, force entry to basement to secure power and gas, and gave basement report.



Fatal House Fire in Bowie

Thursday, May 29, 2014   39 House - at 10:20pm Truck 28 and Chief 28 run the 6400 Blk of Grendel Pl. units arrived with fire showing.



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