Friday, October 4, 2013
Just before 1730 hours units from Company 9 responded to the 5900 Blk of Annapolis Rd for an accident. Upon arrival they found an accident involving a Metro Bus with many patients and requested 4 additional ambulances and the mass casualty unit. Ambulance 88 arrived and assisted in triaging and treating patients and ended up transporting one patient to a local hospital. The crew cleaned up, restocked, and returned home in just under 3 hours.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
At 1540 hours Engine 83 was alerted to a house in the 7400 Blk of Calder Dr, in Seat Pleasant, for a report of a CO leak with multiple sick people. Engine 83 arrived to find a middle of the row townhouse, established command, and reported multiple occupants had evacuated to the front yard. The crew entered with a multi gas meter and reported elevated CO levels. The 7 occupants of the house all complained of feeling ill with symptoms typical of exposure to CO after they had been alerted to the emergency by their CO alarm. While Engine 83 conducted a primary search of the house and secured the gas meter, the driver moved all 7 occupants to A805 as a casualty collection point. BC1 assumed the command and the EMS duty officer had the EMS group. In total, 3 transport units assisted in transporting all 7 occupants to area hospitals for treatment of exposure to CO. T37 ventilated the house and the units picked up a short time later.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
At 0148 hours Engine 83 was alerted to 3700 Old Silver Hill Rd, in Company 29's area, for a building fire. E29 arrived to find smoke showing and a small fire inside a commercial building. Engine 83 took a position in the rear and reported smoke showing as well. Crews extinguished the fire and checked for extension. The assignment was scaled back and Engine 83 returned home in an hour. Two hours later around 0444 hours Engine 83 was alerted to the 5900 Blk of Addison Rd, in Seat Pleasant, for smoke in the area. The crew encountered smoke but could not find the source initially. After a return trip back up Addison Rd, they noticed smoke and fire coming from a home and requested the box bringing Ambulance 88 on the call as well. The crew advanced a line and put a quick knock on the fire as units arrived and began opening up and checking for extension. The assignment was scaled back while investigators did their work. The cause is suspicious in nature and Engine 83 and Ambulance 88 returned to service just after sunrise.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
At 1544 hours Engine 83 was alerted second due to 6000 Rose Bay Dr, in Company 26's area, for a townhouse fire with a person trapped. A29 first reported a working fire followed by E23. Fire was found involving the outside of the townhouse on all floors keeping the occupant from being able to escape. The occupant was quickly removed via ground ladder from a second floor window and was not injured. Engine 83 arrived and picked up E23's line and then ran a line to the second floor and extinguished fire there. Crews operated on all floors and checked the exposure. The fire was extinguished and units held for overhaul. Engine 83 cleared in just over an hour.
Courtesy Paul Hawkins
Tuesday, September 24, 2013
At 1828 hours Engine 83 was alerted to the 7200 Blk of Central Ave, in Seat Pleasant, for a house on fire. Units arrived to find an enclosed PEPCO substation containing many transformers on fire. The crew took a position and waited for PEPCO personnel to arrive to make sure power was secured and there was no danger to FD personnel. Power was secured and crews went in to mop up as the roof had burned off the building and pretty much burned itself out while waiting. The crew from 8 picked up and returned in just under two hours.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
At 0441 hours Engine 82 & Ambulance 88 were alerted to 601 Goldleaf Ave, in the Carmody Hills section of Seat Pleasant, for smoke in a house. While enroute it was noted that the occupant was possibly trapped. The units from 8 arrived to find fire showing from the house and advanced a line. The crew from 8 fought through "pack rat" type conditions, located the room on fire and extinguished the same. The occupant was found outside suffering from smoke inhalation and possible respiratory burns and was treated and taken to a local hospital by PA38. The fire was extinguished and units were held to check for extension as well as extensive overhaul. The crews from Seat Pleasant picked up and returned to service in just under 2 hours.
Thursday, September 5, 2013
At 0657 hours Engine 82 was alerted to Central Ave & Hill Rd, in Seat Pleasant, for an auto accident. The crew arrived to find a 3 vehicle accident with several patients including a trauma. Additional BLS units as well as an ALS unit were requested. The crew assisted EMS units with treating and packaging the patients as well as controlling fluid leaks from the vehicles. All patients were taken to area hospitals and Engine 82 returned to service in just under an hour.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Around mid day Engine 82 took a position at Central Ave & the Capitol Beltway to provide road closure coverage in addition to paying their respects to Terrence Boston who had recently died from injuries he received in a motorcycle accident. Mr Boston was a 12 year veteran of the DCFD. The crew stood by as the procession travelled along to his final resting place. Thoughts and prayers are with the family and his fellow brothers and sisters in DC. Soon after clearing the funeral, Engine 82 was special called to assist on a vehicle fire in the area of Pennsylvanis Ave & Armstrong La in Company 23's area. E5 was on scene with several vehicles on fire, one being a truck with many tires burning in it. There was also a good amount of debris that was on fire as well and extending to several other vehicles. E5 reported they were out of water and because of the remote location they requested tankers and extra engines. The closest available tankers were 74 from Andrews and one from Calvert County. The engines respondng worked out a water supply plan using a pumper relay. E82 took the hydrant at Armstrong lane and the service road and 5, 27 and 17 laid out hose totalling nearly a half mile. The crew from 82 reported to the scene to assist with overhaul and extinguishment efforts for about a half hour. Once released, the crew from Seat Pleasant assisted E17 with racking their 800 feet of 3 inch supply line as well as RE27 with approximately 1000 feet of their 4 inch supply line. Engine 82 operated for a total of 90 minutes before returning home.
Courtesy of Mike Harrington
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Just after 1100 hours a box alarm was sounded for 541 Wilson Bridge Dr, in Company 21's area, for a building fire. Numerous reports came in about the fire including several that people were trapped. Units arrived with heavy fire conditions and a second alarm was sounded bringing Engine 82 and Chief 8. Engine 82 arrived in staging and assumed command of that until the arrival of a chief officer while Chief 8 was directed into the scene to assist with interior divisions. Unfortunately the Engine was not used and remained in staging for about an hour before being released. Chief 8 returned to service a short time later.
Courtesy of someone
Monday, August 26, 2013
Just before midnight E37 was dispatched on a local for woods on fire in the 1900 blk of Elmwood Park St. While enroute, PSC began receiving calls that there was a house on fire. After a survey of the scene it was determined that a house was on fire and the assignment was requested bringing Engine 82 as the 4th due engine. The house sat off the road and there was confusion on the address and the best access which complicated water supply operations. Engine 82 arrived and assisted E23 with establishing a water supply and after having to evacuate the structure crews were sent back in to finish extinguishing the fire. The crew from 8 operated a handline and extinguished fire on the main floor and in the walls. The assignment was scaled back and units were held for overhaul. Engine 82 picked up and returned in just over 90 minutes.
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