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.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Just before 0700 hours Ambulance 88 was alerted with police for a check on the welfare of an unresponsive person in a vehicle at Peppermill Dr and Drylog St in the first due. The crew arrived with police to find a male deceased in the car suffering from a gunshot wound. Also in the car was a small child who was evaluated and then taken to a local hospital for a check up. Ambulance 88 cleared in about 90 minutes and police continue to investigate the homicide. Anyone with information is urged to call 301-772-4925 or 1-866-411-TIPS (8477).
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
AT 0254 hours just after returning from a house assignment in 17's area, Engine 82 was alerted to 2807 Colebrooke Dr, in Company 29's area, for a house on fire. First arriving units found heavy smoke showing and heavy fire conditions in the basement with extension to the first floor. Engine 82 arrived and picked up the third due engines line and then advanced another line to the house. Companies held the steps while crews made entrance into basement from the rear extinguishing the fire. During operations, 4 firefighters were burned and exited the house. Engine 82 was directed to take their position on the first floor and worked to open up and hit hot spots. The fire was extinguished and units were held for overhaul. Engine 82 picked up and returned in about 2 hours.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Just before 1830 hours Engine 82 and Ambulance 88 were alerted to 5702 Martin Luther King Hwy, in Seat Pleasant, for a report of a stabbing. Units arrived with police to find a male stabbed in the upper body. The patient was treated and taken to a local trauma center by Ambulance 88 and PA38. The Engine cleared a short time later and the ambulance in about an hour.
Saturday, December 22, 2012
At 0343 hours Engine 82 and Chief 8A were alerted to 3204 Branch Ave, in Company 29's area, for a building on fire. E42 arrived first laying dual lines with heavy smoke from several commercial buildings. Units worked to force entry and extinguish fire that had extended into two buildings with a partial roof collapse. Units were backed out temporarily as heavy duty operations were assumed and a precautionary second alarm was called to the scene. The crew from 8 and the chief worked in the rear extinguishing fire and supplying water to other units. The fire was knocked down and units were sent in for mop up and overhaul. Engine 82 picked up and cleared in about 2.5 hours.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
At 2248 hours Engine 82 was alerted to the 900 Blk of Clovis Ave, in Company 5's area, for a shooting. Units arrived with police to find a male in the house shot in the head. Units treated the patient who was taken to a local trauma center by M26. Engine 82 returned to service in about 45 minutes after picking up personnel from the hospital. Police continue to investigate.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Just before 1000 hours Engine 82 & Ambulance 88 were alerted to 6812 Seat Pleasant Dr for a report of a shooting. Units arrived with police to find an adult male in the hallway shot multiple times in the head as well as a small child shot in the arm. The male was evaluated and pronounced dead on the scene while the child was treated and taken to a local trauma center with non life threatening injuries. Engine 82 cleared in about an hour and the Ambulance in just under 90 minutes. Later in the night at 2319 hours Engine 82 was alerted to 1250 Booker Terr, in Company 38's area, for a house fire. Units arrived with heavy smoke and fire from the rear of a duplex. Engine 83 also took in the run extra and Ambulance 88 on the working fire dispatch. Engine 82 picked up 38's line and advanced a back up line. Engine 83 assisted with RIT duties and the Ambulance had the aid station. Crews found heavy fire involving the kitchen and attached porch area and extinguished the same. All searches proved negative. Units from 8 picked up and returned in just under 2 hours.
Saturday, December 15, 2012
Just before 1230 hours Engine 82 was alerted to 505 Eastern Ave, in Company 5's area, for a house on fire. While enroute a column of smoke could be seen from the area and PSC advised of multiple calls reporting people trapped. Engine 82 arrived to find a vacant house that is known to have squatters with heavy smoke from the second floor. The crew advanced the 200 off the rear and made entrance through a side/front door. The crew made their way upstairs and encountered lots of debris and heavy fire conditions in the rear. Due to the fire load and briefly running out of water, units were backed out and then redeployed where the crew from 8 finished up. Units were held for extensive overhaul at the suspicious fire. Investigators did make one arrest as a suspect was stopped just over the line in DC by MPD. The lineman from 82 was taken to a local burn center with second degree burns to both ears as a precaution. Engine 82 picked up and returned in just under 3 hours.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Around 0948 ours Engine 82 and Ambulance 88 were alerted to the 7400 Blk of Drumlea Rd, in the first due, for a report of one stabbed. Units were flagged down at the 7-11 at Central Ave & Shady Glen Dr by a male who had been stabbed in the chest. Crews treated the patient who was then taken o a local trauma center by PA38. The units from 8 cleared in about 20 minutes.
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