Friday, October 19, 2012
At 2132 hours Engine 82 and Ambulance 88 were alerted to Central Ave and Soper La, in Seat Pleasant, for an accident with a report of one trapped and people ejected. Engine 83 also quickly cleared an auto fire nearby at the Metro and was added to the call as well. Units arrived to find two vehicles that had collided with a loaded Metro Bus. Upon a quick investigation it was determined that one of the vehicles had a trauma code trapped inside and the bus had about 40 passengers. An EMS task force was called as the crews from 83 and 88 began triaging patients while the crew from 82 did what they could while they waited for the rescue squad to arrive. In all, 11 patients were taken to area hospitals and the person trapped was extricated but pronounced dead. Apparently the accident was caused by the two vehicles racing down Central Ave and colliding with the bus. Both engines cleared in about 90 minutes and the ambulance in about 2.5 hours. This was another example that a rescue squad is still needed in Seat Pleasant despite what county officials say. The incidents demonstrating this need continue to climb.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
After a day that saw several smaller fires, a kitchen and trash at a vacant warehouse again both in 37's area, Engine 82 finally put in a little work. Around 2230 hours they were alerted to 1306 Quid Ct, in Company 17's area, for a kitchen fire. E26 arrived first to find a fire in the kitchen and extinguished the same. Upon investigation it was determined that the fire had extended to the attic and units redeployed there. The crew from 8 worked to open up and extinguish the fire upstairs. All fire was extinguished and the assignment was scaled back. Engine 82 picked up and returned in about 40 minutes.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
At 1952 hours Engine 82, Ambulance 88, and Chief 8a responded to the 200 block of Peppermill Dr, in Seat Pleasant, for a shooting. Units arrived with police to find a male shot in the arm and torso. The patient was treated and taken to a local trauma center by A88 and the ALS unit. Engine 82 returned in a bout 20 minutes and the ambulance in about 90 minutes.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Around 1543 hours Engine 82 was alerted to 8741 Ashwood Dr, in Company 37's area, for a building on fire. E37 arrived to find a large amount of cardboard on fire up against the building. Engine 82 arrived and secured E37's water and assisted with pulling apart the bails of cardboard and checking for extension. The fire was extinguished and the assignment scaled back. Engine 82 returned to service in just over 30 minutes.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Just before 2200 hours the Engine and Ambulance from 8 were alerted to the 700 Blk of 66th Ave, in Seat Pleasant, for a report of one stabbed. Units arrived with police to find a male stabbed multiple times in the back. The crews treated and loaded the patient into PA38 who then transported the victim to a local trauma center. The units from 8 cleared in about 20 minutes.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Around 0200 hours units were alerted to 6008 Toby Dr, in Company 32's area, for a house fire. Units arrived to find heavy fire conditions involving the basement and advanced a line. Due to the amount of fire a task force was called by command bringing Engine 83 as the second due engine. Upon arrival the crew from 8 was told to bring hooks and was assigned to assist with opening up and overhaul. The fire was extinguished and the crew from Engine 83 worked for just over an hour before returning to service.
Friday, September 21, 2012
Just after 2200 hours Engine 83 was alerted to MLK Hwy & Addison Rd, in Seat Pleasant, for a cutting. Police had found a male laying in an alley behind a group of stores bleeding and called for the fire department. Engine 83 arrived to find a male who had obviously had his throat cut and was bleeding severely. The crew administered care until EMS units arrived and then assisted with loading the patient. The victim was taken to a local trauma center by PA38 and A5. Engine 83 remained on scene for about 2 hours assisting police with their investigation before returning home.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Just after 1530 hours Engine 83 was alerted to 7507 Grouse Pl, in our first due, for a townhouse on fire. Engine 83 arrived and found light smoke showing and advanced a line. The crew discovered a small kitchen fire and extinguished the same. TW33 assisted with a search and checking for any extension. The assignment was quickly scaled back to the units from 8 and 33 to pick up. Engine 83 returned to service in about 40 minutes.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Just after 1430 hours Engine 83 responded to the 7400 Blk of Hill Stone Dr, in Seat Pleasant, for a vehicle into a house. Units arrived to find a vehicle that had backed across the street, up a driveway, through a garage door hitting a vehicle parked in the garage and pushing it out the back of the house. The crew from 8 checked for injuries (there were none), checked the stability of the structure, and secured utilities. Engine 83 stood by with county police until the arrival of a building inspector. Units from 8 cleared in about an hour. On a side note, the responding rescue squad on the alarm was Squad 20 from Upper Marlboro. Squad 8, still not needed.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Members were kept busy today both in and out of the station. Starting around sunrise members began setting up and preparing for our annual crab feast. This included cleaning, setting up tables and chairs, cooking, BBQ'ing, and other miscellaneous tasks around the house. The event was attended by members of the community, other fire houses, members of Congress, Seat Pleasant's own Mayor Grant, and even a brief appearance by the County Fire Chief Marc Bashoor. The event was once again a success and we would like to thank all that attended and donated goods as well as their time to make this a success. Now if that wasn't enough to keep members busy, crews also answered many runs during the day throughout the Seat Pleasant Community many of which were traumas. Here is a brief summary of the days traumas:1) 0630 hours - Engine 82 and Ambulance 88 to Peppermill Dr & White Pearl Pl - male beaten severely in head during robbery, taken to trauma center2) 1605 hours - Ambulance 88 to 610 Hill Rd - Injured child on the football field during a game. Taken to a pediatric trauma center3) 1741 hours - Engine 82 and Ambulance 88 to the 7200 Blk of Mahogany Dr - Small child hit and dragged under a vehicle.4) 1923 hours - Engine 83 and Ambulance 88 to Central Ave & Peppermill Dr - serious accident involving a motorcycle. Patient taken to a trauma center.5) 2202 hours - Ambulance 88 to Garret A Morgan Blvd & Gibbs Way - pedestrian struck taken to a local trauma center6) 2310 hours - Engine 82 and Ambulance 88 to East Capitol St & Burgundy St - accident with a pedestrian struck. Required 4 EMS units and pedestrian struck suffered critical leg injury.For photos of our Crab Feast check out our Facebook page
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