FIRE WEEKEND CONTINUES WITH THE ENGINE AND SQUAD COMPANY ON A BLADENSBURG COMMERCIAL BUILDING: 5214 MONROE PLACE

Riding the seat of the Squad

Story from Kentland33.com:

For the third time in 15 hours, units from Kentland 33 were responding to a working fire. This time reports were coming in for the building on fire at 5214 Monroe Place in Bladensburg, Maryland. Engine and Squad Company 33 responded on the run with 10 volunteers. First arriving Engine and Truck Company 9 reported a two-story, commercial building with smoke showing from the roof. As those crews began to stretch a line and open-up, Rescue Squad 33 arrived and was put to work as the second special service company per command. Crews located fire in the piping duct(s) of a laundry facility with extension to a 75 foot x 75 foot section of flat roof. Engine Company 33 arrived as the fourth due engine and reverse laid the 400-foot pre-connect, utilizing the “Detroit” bundle. The wagon driver secured his own water supply as the crew checked sides “C” and “D”. After this was accomplished, the crew scaled Truck Company 9’s aerial and positioned the handline to back-up Engine Company 9 on the roof. Both engine crews worked together to hit stubborn hot spots as the special services continued to expose the involved roof. After approx. 30-minutes, Command held Companies 9 and 33 to finish-up. Kentland Volunteers returned to service within 90 minutes.

 
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Posted on September 5, 2010, in Fires & Other Emergencies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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