Monday, February 18, 2013
AT 1625 hours Ambulance 88 was alerted to the 4100-Blk of 28th Ave, in Company 29's area, for a report of one shot. Units arrived with police to find a 15 year old male that had been shot after a robbery attempt. The child was not breathing and units started CPR. The patient was quickly loaded and taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead from his injuries. Ambulance 88 cleared the call in about 2.5 hours. Two days later PGPD arrested 5 subjects and charged them with the murder of this teenager.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
At 1855 hours, Engine 82 was alerted to Central Ave and Shady Glen Dr, in Seat Pleasant, for an auto accident. While enroute information was obtained that a person was trapped and the assignment was upgraded. Engine 82 arrived and confirmed one trapped and started patient triage. Additional EMS units were started as there were multiple patients that needed transport. RE33 arrived and extricated the one patient who was taken to a local trauma center and 3 children were also taken to area hospitals. Engine 82 cleared in about 35 minutes.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
As most have heard by now, the County Fire/EMS Department has decided to "improve services" to the community by removing career staffing from certain stations and deploying them elsewhere. Company 8 in Seat Pleasant, which answers approximately 7000 runs a year with a single engine and ambulance, is one of them. As of 0700 hours on Monday March 4th 2013, all career staffing will be removed permanently from the Seat Pleasant Volunteer Fire Company leaving the responsibility of answering all runs strictly on the backs of the volunteers. This of course will be no easy feet and our current membership will have to step up to meet this challenge. In addition, we are asking anyone who is currently a firefighter and is interested in helping us respond to these emergencies to contact our recruiter and see about becoming a member. For those that have not yet started their lifelong journey as a firefighter and may be interested in starting it here in Seat Pleasant, we ask you to do the same. In the mid and late 90's Seat Pleasant was an all volunteer fire company. Now just over 12 years later, we are back in the same position. We look forward to the challenge and making more "Seat Pleasant Firemen" who will continue with great and rewarding careers in the fire service.Click on our recruitment page for more info.
Friday, February 8, 2013
Just around noon, Engine 82 investigated a call for sparking wires behind the station at Addison Plaza. Upon arrival they discovered a large transformer that had been overloaded and was vibrating due to the power surge. It was determined a short time later by power experts that the it had the potential to explode and take out part of the shopping center. Due to this revelation, more units were called to assist and the entire shopping center was evacuated as well as a small section of the residential neighborhood directly behind it. PEPCO worked to correct the situation as units stood by. While the incident was being mitigated, Ambulance 88 assisted several patients who were vulnerable due to no power including one with an artificial heart. The situation was resolved and the assignment scaled back. The units from 8 cleared in just over two hours.
Thursday, January 24, 2013
At 1211 hours Engine 82 and Chief 8 were alerted 2nd due to 2803 Curtis Dr, in Company 29's area, for a house fire. Units were already on scene of a fatal house fire a few blocks away when this assignment was dispatched bringing mostly transfer companies and a few clearing the previous call. Units arrived with smoke showing and a working basement fire. Engine 82 arrived and advanced a line to the first floor where they found heavy smoke conditions and some extension. Crews worked to open up and extinguish all visual fire in the basement and first floor. The assignment was scaled back for overhaul and there were no injuries. Engine 82 cleared in about an hour. In addition, Ambulance 88 took in a fire of their own later in the evening as they were sent on the working fire dispatch to 8100 Neville Pl in Company 21's area where units were on the scene of another working house fire.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
At 1314 hours Engine 83 was alerted to Iverson Mall, in Company 29's area, for smoke in the building. Units arrived to find the same as a result of an electrical issue. PEPCO was called to the scene to assist. In the meantime, Engine 83 paired up with Truck 26 and checked part of the second floor for the source and any fire. The crew was then reassigned to the roof to check various locations for any fire as well. Following the roof visit, crews were sent to the basement. The situation was resolved and assignment scaled back. Engine 83 returned in about 90 minutes. Then later in the evening around 1930 hours, Engine 83 was alerted to Walker Mill Rd & Silver Hill Rd, in Company 26's area, for a house on fire. Soon after dispatch Medic 26 advised of fire through the roof of a well involved house at 6200 Tilghmans La. Engine 83 took their dispatched position as third due and laid a secondary line down the lane to side A. Once in position and with exterior operations already declared, the crew dusted the cobwebs off the 2 inch line with smooth bore nozzle and stretched to the rear of the house and began extinguishing fire. All companies worked on the vacant house for awhile until it was out and overhaul was complete. Engine 83 racked up and returned to service in about 2 hours.
Tilghmans La on arrival
Crew from 8 working on a knock
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
Well 2012 is over and here is a snapshot of year end stats:Total runs - 6776 Engine runs - 2769Ambulance runs - 4007Busiest Month - June with 625Busiest Month for Engine runs - June with 270Busiest Month for Ambo runs - April with 360Total runs in First due - 3189Within the City limits - 1070 of those 3189Fires - 71Engine 82 went to 39 firesEngine 83 went to 32 firesAmbulance 88 went to 2 fires without either engineFirst due fires - 11Busiest month for fires - February with 12 Shootings - 18 Busiest month with shootings - April with 4
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
After being bounced around a few times during the day due to working fires in the deep south, Engine 83 found themselves finally landing at 32 as crews were onscene of a house fire in Clinton. While there, Engine 83 was dispatched first due to 5618 Mansfield Dr, in Company 32's first due, for a house fire. Engine 83 arrived to find a chimney fire with extension into the walls. The crew worked with Truck 26 as they opened up and the crew from 8 extinguished the fire. The assignment was scaled back to 1 and 1 and the crew from 8 returned to service in about 40 minutes. Happy New Year !
Sunday, December 30, 2012
At 0820 hours Engine 83 was alerted to 6805 Walker Mill Rd, in Company 26's area, for smoke coming from a house. E26 arrived with smoke showing and advanced a line. Just before arrival it was relayed that it was a rooming house and several occupants were unaccounted for. Engine 83 was tasked with making entry to the second floor and searching for trapped occupants. The crew advanced a secondary line and did a rapid search through moderate smoke conditions. No victims were found and the cause of the smoke was found to be a backed up furnace. The situation was handled and the assignment scaled back. Engine 83 picked up and returned in about 40 minutes.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Just before 2100 hours Engine 83 and Chief 8A were alerted to 7229 Landover Rd, in Company 33's area, for a building on fire. Units arrived to find fire conditions from the rear of an auto body shop and advanced a line. Engine 83 arrived and secured a water supply with Co. 38 and advanced the 400 to the rear. The fire involved an auto and a storage room in the rear and was extinguished quickly. The assignment was scaled back and the units from 8 picked up and returned in about 45 minutes.
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