West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department

West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Department
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Truck 28 to Bowie for the House Fire

Sunday, March 29, 2015  Just after 2030hrs Truck 28 was alerted for the house fire on the 11700 block of Croft Ct in Bowie. Units arrived to find a fully involved attached garage with fire extending into the 1st floor and attic. The men of Truck 28 operated on scene, searching, opening up and overhauling for almost 2 hours before returning to service.



Jonathan "Country" Hitch graduated today from the 38th recruit class for the Wilmington fire Dept

Saturday, February 7, 2015  The West Lanham Hills Volunteer Fire Dept wants to congratulate company 28 member Jonathan "Country" Hitch on his graduation today from the 38th recruit class for the Wilmington fire Dept. The photo is of Country and his son after graduating.

Good Luck Country!!!!



Engine Company 28 goes to Bladensburg for the Apartment Fire

Monday, December 29, 2014 0156 At 0156 hours Engine 281 was alerted to the 4200 blk of 58th Ave for the apartment fire. Company 9 reported a working fire on the 2nd floor and requested an extra engine and truck to be added to the assignment. Engine 281 with 5 Volunteers ran as the 3rd due engine, laid in a from a 2nd hydrant and stretched the 400' to the 3rd floor. Units made quick work of a room off on the 2nd floor and searches throughout the building were negative. Engine 281 operated for 30 mins before returning to service. 



Service Information for Chief Alfred Hornung

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 

Service Information 


Friday, December 19, 2014

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Fort Lincoln Funeral Home




Fire Department Memorial Service

Friday, December 19, 2014

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM



Engine 281 takes in a First Due Fire at the Days Inn Hotel

Sunday, December 14, 2014   Engine 281 runs another fire just after 9:30am. The box was dispatched for the Days Inn in the 9000 Blk of Annapolis Rd and found heavy smoke in the lobby once inside. The fire was contained to a mechanical room and cleared just after one hour.



Working Fire Task Force gets Truck 28, Chief 28, Chief 28A & Chief 48A

Saturday, December 13, 2014  Truck 28 responded to 11616 Marjorie Drive in Largo for the House Fire. First arriving units found a 2 story single family with fire on both floors and venting thru the roof. Several minutes in to it Command requested a Fire Task Force bringing Truck 28 to the scene. The Truck Company placed several ground ladders, conducted a secondary search and opened up.  



Truck 28 runs fire in Kentland

Friday, December 12, 2014   At 1604 hours Truck 28 was alerted to 8618 Johnson Ave for the house fire. Company 33 reported smoke showing from a 2 story townhouse. Truck 28 set up ground ladders, preformed a search, and secured utilities. Fire was found in the kitchen and was quickly extinguished. Truck 28 operated for 30 minutes before returning to service 



Truck 28 goes to Old Bowie for the House Fire with 1 Trapped

Sunday, December 7, 2014   At 2200 hours Truck 28 and units from the 2nd Battalion were alerted to the 13000 blk of 11th street in Company 19's first due. While enroute numerous reports of a person trapped on the 2nd floor were relayed over the radio.  Company 19 reported a 2 story single family with smoke showing from side charlie. Truck 28 arrived on scene and went to work laddering the home and assisted units with the rescue of a large adult male from the 2nd floor. Crews opened up the main fire area and preformed a secondary search of the entire home. The male victim was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounce priority 4. Truck 28 remained on scene for 3 hours assisting investigators with lighting and overhaul before returning to service 



E281 Responds to a PIA

Monday, December 1, 2014   E281 responds to a personal injury accident at Veterans Parkway and Annapolis Road at 08:53AM. E281 arrived on location, updated communications that there were 2 occupants trapped in a van that rolled down an embankment. Rescue Engine 33 and Engine 281 assisted the occupants with self extrication, and help the occupants up the embankment. Patient care was turned over to EMS. And units cleared the call in about 25 minutes.



E281 Runs One Trapped

Friday, November 28, 2014   E281 responded to a reported one trapped possibly ejected on the Inner Loop before Kenilworth Ave at 1:20AM. Chief 14B arrived on scene confirming one ejected and trapped under the vehicle. E281 arrived began patient care and stretched a hose line for protection. Units were on scene for 45 minutes.



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