West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department Photo of The Day
Sunday, September 8, 2013
Around 10:30 p.m. Brush 48 was dispatched to the 6200 block of Heston Ter for an asthma attack. Brush 48 arrived on scene first to find a person not breathing an without a pulse and immediately started CPR on the patient. While waiting on transport units to arrive, the crew regained the patients pulse. The patient was transported to a local hospital. Great job by our members.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
About 7:30pm the box alarm was sounded for PG General Hospital for a reported fire in the transformer building next to the hospital. This sent Engine 28 as 4th due engine and Chief 48A as the Safety Officer. Units arrived to find smoke showing and once in the building crews found 3 large transformers on fire. Units kept the fire in check until pepco could shut the power down coming in the building. PG Hospital's main power was knocked out and the hospital is running on back up power.
Update - The crew from 48 stopped in to see Buddha. Last month we reported that Life member Brandon Tommy "Buddha" Burke was hospitalized stuffing a medical event at home. Buddha is recovering well, looking pretty good, and was happy to see the guys. Original story;Life member Brandon Tommy "Buddha" Burke, Retired DCFD / Communications and current WLHVFD 2nd Vice President suffered a medical event at home on Sunday August 11th and has been hospitalized. he is awaiting transfer for rehabilitation to a nearby center. We will update website once he is settled in a rehab and can have visitors?The Chiefs, Officers, and members are wishing Buddha quick recovery. If you wish to send get well cards, please send them to our PO box and we will see that Tommy gets them. PO box 1348, Lanham, md 20703. Any members wishing details please get a hold of a Chief or BOD member.
Monday, September 2, 2013
At 3:43pm a plane emergency was dispatched for Freeway Airport on Church Rd in Bowie putting BX 48 and Chief 48A on the street. A unit reported the correct location as on the slow shoulder of West Bound Rt 50 right at Freeway Airport confirming victims still in the aircraft. This slight change of location changed response access so so you could only access the scene by getting onto Rt 50 WB from 197 in already stand still traffic. (Engine 28 would of been dispatched had it come on on Rt 50 on dispatch). BX 48 was placed in service and the BX from Bowie was added and Chief 48A continued as the Safety Officer. State Trooper 2 and US Park Eagle 1 were both called to medicvac victims to the trauma center. A total of 3 victims were removed and transported. Units are still on the scene dealing with fuel and other Haz Mat issues. EB Rt 50 is open but slow and several lanes of WB Rt 50 remain closed while the investigation takes place. No other info is available at this point.
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Engine Company 28 assist Ambulance 813 on a early morning accident North Bound B/W Parkway just before Rt 495. Passengers in the second vehicle fled the scene. E 35,28 A13,35 SQ 1 C 28
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Early in the morning Engines 28,48, Ambulance 487 responded to the Days Inn, for multiple persons ill from a possible CO Leak. A hazardous condition was found and mitigated with the assistance of hazmat units and PD. Units cleared in under two hours, Chief 28 held the command.
To all WLHVFD Life Members, Officers, Chiefs, Firefighters, EMS, and admin members.... Our 70th Annual Installation of Officers Banquet will be January 25th, 2014. Please get a hold of a Chief or BOD member for detailed information.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
at 4:52pm Engine 48 was dispatched to NB Parkway before Powder Mill Rd for a reported accident with injury. Units arrived to find one off the road and into the woods with the driver severely pinned. Rescue Squad 14 worked to extricate the victim while Engine 48 had a charged hose line protecting the scene and covered the landing site for Eagle 1. The victim was transported to a local trauma facility and units cleared the scene in just under one hour.
Join us in congratulating one of our members Chrisoula Saunders on the birth of Harlin Jade Mitchell. On August 19th at 6:18 pm, Harlin was born weighing 8 lbs 6 ounces. Both Chrissy and Harlin are doing well. Congrats again!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Second Alarm- Units from both stations responded to the 12000 block of Westport Drive for a fire in a structure. Engines 484, 282 with Chiefs 28, 48A, 48B arrived to find a townhouse with a basement off. As company 18 held the first floor, crews from Engine 484 and 282 knocked the fire in the basement. Crews worked great together and had the fire under control in about 20 mins. The assignment was scaled back after 1 hour. The cause of the fire is still under investigation. No civilian injuries were reported but two members of Company 18 were transported to Med Star for burns.
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