West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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Truck 28 runs House Fire 4206 73rd Ave

Tuesday, December 3, 2013  right around 8pm the house fire was dispatched for 4206 73rd ave for a reported house fire sending truck 28 as first due truck. Ladder 28 was first arriving and had smoke showing. The crew found a kitchen going pretty good and pull the 5 foot of 1/4 inch sink line and put a knock on the fire and than pulled cabinets finding minor extension. The assignment was dropped to 1&1 very quickly. 



Engine 48 run Apartment Fire 6206 Breezewood Dr

Saturday, November 30, 2013  just after 11pm engine 48 was dispatched 4th due engine on the apartment fire at 6206 Breezewood Dr. Units went on the scene reporting a working fire on the 2nd floor. Engine 48 operated on the floor above checking for extension. The fire was under control in about 10 mins and the cause was unattended cooking in the kitchen which displaced 3 units.  



Engine 281 runs tree into the building 9737 Good Luck Rd

Wednesday, November 27, 2013  just before 9pm Engine 281 and Chief 28A were dispatched for the collapse investigation at 9733 Good Luck Road. Units arrived to find a tree in the rood of an apartment building with damage to two units. The corrected address was 9737 Good Luck Road. No injuries were reported but the residents of the two units were displaced. Chief 28A was the Incident Commander.



Engine 281 run brush fire on the 495 Beltway

Monday, November 25, 2013   Just after noon time Engine 281 ran the outer loop of 495 prior to the B&W Parkway for a brush fire. They found a large brush fire along the road and worked for about one hour to extinguish the blaze.

about 12:45pm, the Holiday Inn on Greenway Center Drive reported smoke in the building sending Engine 481 first due. As they arrived Engine 481 confirmed smoke from the brush fire was the cause of he alarm.



Busy weekend for both stations

Here is a list of fire calls from both station in just about a 30 hour period over Saturday and Sunday. This does NOT include all the ambulance calls at station 48. Station 28 ran three working fires and a few major accidents while 48 ran two working fires in a few crashes in that time frame. 



Engine 481 and Truck 28 run House Fire 13804 Urbana Lane

Sunday, November 24, 2013  Just before 5:30pm the 2&2 was dispatched for an investigation of smoke at 13804 Urbana Lane in Bowie (39). Units arrived to find a two story single family dwelling with smoke showing and filled the box getting Truck 28 on the street. As crews opened up they found the fire extending to the cockloft area and Command started the task force putting Engine 48 on the street. Chief 28 with Command and Chief 28A is operating as division 1. The fire was under control in about 30 mins and Commander started releasing units in just under an hour. There were not any reported injuries and the cause was a malfunctioning fire place. 



1st Due House Fire 5407 75th Ave

Sunday, November 24, 2013  Just before 9am the box alarm was sounded for a reported house fire sending Engine 281 as the first due engine. Communications advised responding units they were receiving numerous calls. Engine 281 arrived to find a one story rancher style single family dwelling with smoke showing from the eves. While the driver was connecting the supply line and charging the attack line a civilian car went around the wagon and into the fire scene striking our driver. Our driver was shaken up a bit but continued operating on the scene. He was checked out by EMS crews and refused transport.  

The fire was under control in about 10 mins and command held Engine 281 and Tower 33 for extensive overhaul. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. 



Apartment Fire - Engine 481 and Truck 28 run 9919 Good Luck Rd

Saturday, November 23, 2013  just after 2:30pm the box alarm was sounded for 9919 Good Luck Rd sending Engine 481 first due engine and Truck 28 as first due truck. Chief 48A arrived to establish Command at a 3 story garden style apartment with nothing showing. As crews got inside they found a unit off on the Terrence level reporting a working fire. Units got the fire under control with in 10 mins and started checking for extension and ventilating. Chief 28A had the fire floor, Chief 48B had the floor above, Chief 48A with operations, and Chief 28 with Command. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. West Lanham Hills units cleared the scene just after one hour.



Odor of smoke 9885 Greenbelt Rd

Saturday, November 16, 2013  Just after 12noon Engine 48 and Truck 28 ran a street alarm (2 engines & 2 Trucks) to Greenbelt Rd. Crew operated for just under 30 mins and found a malfunctioning HVAC unit to be the problem. Here is a photo of Truck 28 to the roof.



Halloween Safety Tips

Wednesday, October 30, 2013  Halloween Safety Tips
Everyone loves a good scare on Halloween, but not when it comes to child safety. There are several easy and effective behaviors that parents can share with kids to help reduce their risk of injury. 
Hard Facts
On average, children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year.
Top Tips
·         Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors. Since masks can sometimes obstruct a child’s vision, try non-toxic face paint and makeup whenever possible.
·         Have kids use glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
·         Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, remind them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
·         Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. so be especially alert for kids during those hours.
·         When selecting a costume make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.



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