Thursday, April 3, 2014
Just before midnight (2359 hours) Engine 83 was alerted to 270 Possum Ct, in the West Hampton section of Seat Pleasant, for a townhouse on fire. While in route PSC advised they were also receiving reports of a pit bull attacking someone. Engine 83 arrived to find a middle of the row town home with smoke showing and advanced a line. Units found fire involving the rear of the structure on both floors and command called for a task force. The fire was extinguished and units were held for extensive overhaul. One member from Company 8 received minor injuries and was treated at a hospital and released. There were some dogs and animal control came for those. Engine 83 cleared in about 2 and a half hours.
Sunday, March 30, 2014
At 1226 hours Engine 82 was alerted second due to 6803 Marlboro Pk, in Company 26's area, for a house fire. A26 arrived first and reported fire showing from the Bravo side. Engine 82 arrived about the same time as E23 and E26 (who cleared a previous call) and was bumped to third due. The company laid a secondary line and ran a line to the rear checking there as well as the second floor. The fire was contained to a room on the first floor and the assignment scaled back. Engine 82 picked up and returned 40 minutes.
Photo of Noah during the incident
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Today one of our own was honored by receiving an award from the American Ambulance Association. Seat Pleasant volunteer Noah Smith was one of two people given the award for their quick actions in attempting to save a male who had been shot during the Navy Yard attack back in September where 13 people died during the incident. Noah is one of our EMS members and has been a volunteer here for several years. On September 13th, Noah, while at work, saw a male laying on the ground outside and went to help thinking it was a medical emergency. Upon further evaluation it was discovered the male had been shot so he and the other recipient, Laurie Flaherty, attempted to stop the bleeding and performed CPR. Unfortunately the victim succumbed to their injuries. Congratulations to Noah on receiving the award and showing the commitment to life safety under hazardous conditions that has long been a characteristic for members of SPVFC. See the news story here
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
On Monday March 24th around 1342 hours, Engine 82 was dispatched third due to 7704 Greenleaf Rd, in Company 33's area, for a house fire. E33 arrived to find a one story duplex with smoke showing and advanced a line. Engine 82 came in from the back side off Matthew Henson and dropped a secondary line and then advanced into the exposure. The crew found moderate smoke conditions and began hooking ceiling exposing fire running the attic. The crew put a knock on it and when the second truck arrived, they finished opening up allowing the engine from 8 to finish extinguishment. The assignment was held for overhaul and E8 picked up and returned in just over 2 hours. Then just after midnight Engine 82 was alerted 4th due to 7815 Jordan Park Blvd, in Company 23's area, for a house on fire. E23 arrived reporting heavy fire from the second floor and advanced a line. Engine 82 arrived and positioned to secure an additional water supply for the third due engine. As the crew was heading up to the scene, part of the roof collapsed and units were pulled out. E8 advanced a 200 foot line to the rear and began flowing water while the truck companies set up their ladder pipes. Soon after, a secondary collapse occurred and extinguishment was left up to the trucks. The fire was extinguished and E8 picked up and returned in about 90 minutes. Soon after returning, Engine 82 was dispatched to 42's area on the fire task force but weren't used. Then just before 0800 Engine 82 was dispatched 4th due to 10807 West Kettering Dr, in Company 46's area, for a house fire with people trapped. E46 arrived with fire showing and advanced a line. E8 arrived and completed E33's split lay and then advanced a line to the rear checking the basement area. The fire was quickly knocked and no one was found trapped. The assignment was scaled back for overhaul and Engine 82 picked up in about 35 minutes.
Greenleaf courtesy Kentland
Jordan Park Blvd
Friday, March 14, 2014
At 1053 hours Engine 82 was alerted as the 4th due engine to 7100 Beltz Dr, in Company 23's area, for a house fire. E23 arrived to find heavy fire from the first floor and advanced a line. Engine 82 arrived and picked up E29's supply line out on Donnell Dr and the crew brought their standpipe racks to the scene and ran them off of E29. The crew was assigned by command to knock the garage down and after doing so moved to the Delta exposure and extinguished a fence and some debris that was on fire. The crew from 8 then redeployed their line to the attic area above the garage and hit hot spots. The fire was extinguished and units were held for overhaul. Engine 82 picked up and returned to service in just under two hours.
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Just after midnight on March 10th, Ambulance 88 was alerted to the 6800 Blk of Painter Terrace, in Seat Pleasant, for a child with trouble breathing. The crew began to respond and were updated it was a possible electrocution. The crew arrived to find an older child suffering third degree burns to his hand after being shocked while trying to plug in a tv. The crew treated the patient and due to the distance of the medic unit decided to just go ahead and transport the patient to a local burn center themselves. The ambulance cleaned up and returned to service in about two hours. Then early in the morning on March 11th Ambulance 88 was alerted to the 6900 Blk of Adel St, in Seat Pleasant, for a female who had been attacked by a dog. As the ambulance was pulling up with police they were advised that the dog was still on scene and had the victim trapped in her car still attempting to attack her further. As police approached the scene the dog lunged at one of the officers prompting them to defend themselves and preventing any other victims by shooting the dog. Now that the dog was down, the crew from Ambulance 88 was able to reach the victim and treat various wounds. The patient was taken to a local hospital for treatment and the Ambulance 88 cleared in just over an hour.
Saturday, March 1, 2014
At 1440 hours Engine 82 was alerted to 6617 Valley Park Rd, in Seat Pleasant, for a house fire. The crew arrived to find a single family dwelling with smoke showing and advanced a line. The crew found a room off in the basement and extinguished the same. Units opened walls and checked for extension adjacent and above the room of origin. The assignment was scaled back to 2 and 2 while units waited for investigations. Chief 8 had the command and the units from 8 picked up and returned in 2 hours.
Friday, February 28, 2014
At 1938 hours Engine 82 and Ambulance 88 were alerted to Hill Rd & Hill Oaks Dr, in Seat Pleasant, where police were on scene of a shooting. Units arrived to find a male in a vehicle suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Police had originally responded for shots heard and attempted to stop this vehicle that was leaving the scene. The officer ended up discharging his weapon after the stop and after his vehicle had been struck by several bullets from an unknown shooter. The person in the vehicle was shot at another location nearby. Units treated the patient who was taken to a local trauma center by Ambulance 88 and PA38. Engine 82 cleared in just under an hour and the ambulance in just over 2 hours.
Friday, February 28, 2014
Around 2218 hours, after clearing the shooting, Engine 82 was alerted to 2020 Brooks Dr, in Company 26's first due, for smoke on the 5th floor. While in route PSC updated units they were receiving many calls reporting fire and smoke with people trapped. Units arrived with nothing evident initially and soon found heavy smoke conditions with many people on their balconies. Engine 82 arrived and picked up Engine 5's supply line and then reported with their high rise racks to the 8th floor checking smoke and fire conditions and worked their way back down to the 5th floor. Units found several set fires along the 5th floor hallway and extinguished the same. The crew from 8 assisted with removing people and advising some to shelter in place. The fire was extinguish and units were held for smoke removal. A precautionary second alarm was called but was not used and Ambulance 88 was alerted to the call as well and assisted citizens outside that were evacuated. The units from 8 cleared in about 90 minutes.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
At 1732 hours Engine 82 and Chief 8 responded to 5806 Balsam St, in Company 5's area, for a house fire. As the Engine from 8 made the right on Central Ave, smoke could be seen banked down across East Capitol St. Engine 5 arrived and reported fire showing from a house (correct address was 5722). Engine 82 arrived just behind Engine 5 and picked up their supply line and ran a back up line to the floor above. Fire was found involving a front room and was quickly knocked down. Engine 82 worked upstairs with a special service opening knee walls and checking for extension. The fire was extinguished and the assignment scaled back. Chief 8 had the interior division and the units picked up in about 45 minutes.
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