West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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Truck Runs Another House Fire in Hyattsville

Tuesday, February 16, 2016  Around 0800 the bells went off for the reported house fire at 5704 37th Ave in Hyattsville putting Truck 28 on the street. First arriving units found fire blowing from the basement windows but had trouble getting to the fire due to renovations in the basement. The Truck crew, with 5 men, arrived as the third truck and assumed RIT duties. After the fire was out the truck crew was called in to assist with overhaul and shortly after returned to service.

Billy McNeel Photo

Billy McNeel Photo

Billy McNeel Photo

Billy McNeel Photo


Truck runs Glenarden House Fire

Sunday, February 14, 2016  Just after 1200 Truck 28 was dispatched as the first due truck to the 1500 blk of 1st Street in Glenarden. The first arriving engine reported a fire in the walls near the chimney. Truck 28 arrived and forced entry into the house and began searching and opening up to find the fire. The fire was isolated to the walls and floor around the chimney. The Truck crew assisted with overhaul and returned to service shortly after.



Engine 28 Runs 48 House Fire

Sunday, February 14, 2016  At 0938 Engine 28 was dispatched 3rd due for a house with reported fire coming from the roof. Engine 28 with 4 men arrived just after the first engine and found fire coming from the solar panels on the roof of a single family house. The engine crew stretched a line to the rear door and upstairs to the attic area. The fire had not spread into the house. The engine crew secured the power to the panels and the fire was knocked. Crews racked up and returned to service shortly after.



E28 with 1 trapped on Beltway wreck

Saturday, February 13, 2016  Just after 0100 the call came in for a wreck on the Capital Beltway at Rt. 202. Engine 281 arrived to find a vehicle on its side in the woods with the occupant trapped inside the vehicle. Crews worked to free the patient quickly and they were then transported to a nearby hospital.



Truck 28 and Chief 28B run 2nd Alarm house fire

Saturday, February 13, 2016  At 2245 hours the calls rolled in for a reported house on fire with possible people trapped on the 4900 blk of Taylor Rd in Company 9's first due. First arriving units reported fire showing from a house bringing Truck 28 and Chief 28B to the scene as RIT. The Truck crew, consisting of 5 men, arrived in minutes and went to work. The crew set up RIT on side A in the yard with heavy fire blowing from the 2nd and 3rd floors due to heavy wind conditions along with the below freezing temperatures. Crews were backed out after a while of pushing in without making progress to regroup and darken down the fire from the windows. Unable to make much progress due to the wind it wasn't long before the Truck crew ended up with a couple of hoselines. After finally getting the fire darkened down crews again pushed in and were able to mop up. Truck 28 and Chief 28B operated on scene for approximately 3 hours before returning to service.


Company 9 Photo

Company 9 Photo


Truck runs Small Building Fire 9900 Greenbelt Rd

Monday, February 8, 2016  Just before 2045 E18 was on scene of an automatic fire alarm at 9900 Greenbelt Rd. Upon arrival they found smoke in an adjoining building and requested to fill the box. Truck 28 arrived on scene and took the rear of the building. Crews found a fire in a barber shop with extension into the wall and surrounding furniture. Truck 28 operated on scene for just over 1 hour before heading home.



Engine 28 First Due on Riverdale Heights House Fire

Thursday, February 4, 2016  Just before midnight the tones dropped for the reported house fire on the 6400 Blk of Auburn Ave in Riverdale Heights. Engine 28 arrived first and reported a 2 story SFD with fire showing. The men of E28 quickly went to work to extinguish the fire. Crews were met with a strange layout with several hidden areas and rooms as well as hidden stairways. The house had been renovated several times resulting in many split-level areas throughout the home on all floors. Crews knocked fire on the 1st and 2nd floors as well as the several smaller floors in between. Engine 28 operated on scene for over 4 hours before returning to service.



E28 Runs Wreck w/ 1 Trapped on Rt. 50

Monday, February 1, 2016  At 1543 the call went out for the wreck with 1 possibly trapped on Rt. 50 near Veterans Pkwy. Crews arrived to find an overturned vehicle with 1 trapped inside. Crews were able to extricate the patient and they were transported to a nearby trauma facility.



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.



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