West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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1st Due Apartment Fire "2nd Alarm" on Riverdale Rd

Monday, November 23, 2015  Just after 0300 hrs the tones dropped for an apartment fire on the 7700 block of Riverdale Rd. Engine 28 arrived to find smoke showing from the 3rd story of a garden apartment. The men of 28 quickly stretched a line and gained entry to the apartment where they found fire in the ceiling and began knocking it down. Other units arrived and began opening up and assisting with overhaul. The fire went out without incident.



Engine runs Landover Hills House Fire

Saturday, October 24, 2015  At 0318 hrs Engine 28 with a crew of 8 men responded to the 6800 block of Farragut St in Landover Hills for the reported house fire. Engine 28 arrived simultaneously with Eng. 30 and assumed Second Due responsibilities. Units found a single story duplex with fire showing from the roof. Engine 28 stretched a 600 foot attack line and forced entry to the home. While the nozzleman of 28 was extinguishing the fire in the primary house, one of the back-up men noticed the adjoining home's resident was still inside her home with flames ripping across the ceiling and quickly assisted her to safety. The men of 28 had the fire out a few minutes later and, along with Truck 9, began overhaul operations.


Raw video of Engine 30 and Engine 28 making the initial attack on the 30 house 6800 BLK OF FARRAGUT ST

Posted by West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department on Saturday, October 24, 2015

28 Stretching to the Door


Engines 48 & 28 Run First Due House Fire

Thursday, October 22, 2015  Just after 2030 hrs Engine Companies 48 & 28 were dispatched to the 8100 block of Bird Lane in Lanham(48). Engine 48 arrived first and reported nothing showing from a middle-of-the-row townhome. The crew stretched a line and, upon entry to the home, found heavy smoke in the upstairs bedroom. Engine 28 arrived 3rd and stretched a 500' attack line to the exposure house. Engine 48 extinguished the fire and crews returned to service shortly after.



Engines 28 & 48 Run Riverdale Heights House Fire

Monday, October 19, 2015  Around 1840 Hrs Engine Companies 28 and 48 were dispatched for the reported house fire on the 6800 block of 3rd St in Riverdale Heights(13). Engine 28, dispatched 2nd due, arrived simultaneously with Engine 13 and found a single family home with a basement with fire showing from all 3 floors. Units went to work extinguishing the fire. Engine 48 arrived shortly after and went to work on Side 3. Units were ordered to operate on the exterior only until they could get better control of the fire and push in. The fire went out without incident.



Engine runs 3rd Due on Springdale House Fire

Wednesday, September 30, 2015  Around 1640 hrs Engine 28 was again sent to Springdale for the house fire. First arriving units found fire showing from Side 1 and began putting out the fire. Engine 28 arrived shortly thereafter and took 3rd due and stretched a line to side 3 and hit some hotspots in the basement. The fire went out without incident.



28 First Due Engine on Springdale House Fire

Saturday, September 19, 2015  Just before 1330 hours Engine 28 was dispatched for the house fire on the 3800 block of Endicott Place in Springdale (Co 6's area). Squad 6 arrived first and reported a 2 story single family dwelling with fire showing through the roof. Engine 28 arrived shortly after and quickly went to work stretching attack lines inside knocking the fire on the first floor and advancing to the second. After getting the bulk of the fire on the second floor knocked down the men of Engine 28 attempted to return to the first floor to extinguish the fire in the walls opened up by the Truck Co. At this point the stairs gave way and crews were no longer able to access the second floor. Knowing this, another fireman from the Engine crew as well as other companies stretched several attack lines (7 overall) off of Engine 281 and advanced to the second floor via ground ladders. At this time, upon entering the second floor, the fireman from 28 was injured when burning roof beams fell on top of him. He was transported to the Medstar Burn Center where his is currently in stable condition with second and third degree burns and awaiting surgery. Photos courtesy of Master Fireman Mark Welch of 28 and FF/EMT Brandon Decker, Mountain Park Vol. Fire Rescue

Just after 28's arrival

Just after 28's arrival


Truck runs House Fire on Burnside Rd

Sunday, September 13, 2015  Just before 1800 hours Truck 28 was dispatched for the house fire on the 7600 block of Burnside Rd in Co. 33's area. First arriving units found fire showing from the second floor of a 2 story, EOR "Triple". Truck 28 arrived and established the RIT. The Truck crew operated on scene for approximately 45 mins before returning to service.



Engine 28 First Due on Lanham House Fire

Tuesday, September 8, 2015  At 2025 hrs Engine 28 was dispatched for the reported house fire in the area of Huxley Dr. & Forbes Blvd. Engine 281 with a crew of 5 men arrived to find smoke showing and quickly stretched an attack line inside. Upon making entry, crews found a fire on the back deck extending into the cockloft which was now showing through the roof. The Wagon crew advanced the line to the second floor and began opening the ceiling and putting out all visible fire. Crews operated on scene for about 2 hrs before taking up.



Fire Showing from a 48 Townhouse

Tuesday, September 1, 2015  Around 0310 hrs Engine 48 was dispatched for a reported Outside Fire in the 8600 Block of Cipriano Springs Ct. While en route the call was upgraded to a House Fire calling Truck 28 to the scene. Engine 48 and Truck 28 Arrived to find fire showing from the rear of a townhouse. Crews made entry and began knocking down the fire, opening up and conducting primary searches of the houses and exposures. Crews operated for nearly 3 hours.



First Due Truck to Landover Hills Apartment Fire with People Trapped

Thursday, August 27, 2015  Just after midnight, while conducting ground ladder training, Truck Company 28 was dispatched for the Apartment Fire with people trapped on 68th Place in Landover Hills (Co. 30). Truck 28 with 6 men arrived seconds after the first engine and found fire coming from the stairwell and roof of a 3 story garden apartment. They also encountered several civilian reports of people trapped on the rear, upper floor balconies. The men quickly went to work throwing ladders to the front and rear and beginning the search for the trapped occupants as the first engine began the fire attack. While the Truck crew inside conducted primary searches of the apartments they came across the trapped occupants on the top floor rear balcony, which was 4 stories high, and assisted Company 33 with getting them onto the ground ladders. Meanwhile, on the terrace level of Side C, 2 West Lanham rookies heard screams for help coming from one of the apartments. Not hesitating they quickly went in and found a woman holding her baby and assisted her to safety to the rear of the building. Shortly thereafter, while the men inside were finishing up their searches, securing utilities and opening up, a man from Truck 28 and Truck 9 went to the roof and began opening it up to expose the fire that had spread into the cockloft. After the fire was out the assignment was scaled back to 1 & 1 holding Truck 28 on scene for overhaul. The Truck operated on scene for almost 5 hours.






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