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ENGINE COMPANY, TRUCK COMPANY AND SQUAD COMPANY 33 ON A FIRST DUE FIRE:7752 BURNSIDE ROAD

Driving the Rescue Squad.

Story from Kentland33.com:

Just before 0400 hours, the box alarm was transmitted for the house on fire at 7752 Burnside Road, in the Palmer Park section of Kentland. Engine Company, Truck Company and Squad Company 33 responded (first due) on the run with 14 volunteers. Initial phone calls to fire communications reported fire coming from the rear of the dispatched address. Engine Company 33, the first to arrive, reported a two-story “triple” with fire showing in the rear and their own hydrant. The crew stretched the front-bumper pre-connect and made their way into the front entrance of 7752. Upon investigation, it was found that the rear porch area was fully involved and beginning to extend to the adjoining homes. After quickly getting water, the bulk of the fire was knocked down. Truck Company 33 began to open-up the effected areas as Rescue Squad 33 performed a thorough search of the fire address. Prior to additional units arriving on the scene, Command held the incident with Company 33 units. Six residents were displaced and the Fire Investigations Bureau was alerted to the run. Kentland Volunteers operated for approx. one-hour before picking-up and returning to service.

 THE REAR OF 7752 BURNSIDE ROAD
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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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ONE TRAPPED AND ONE PINNED IN 2 SEPARATE VEHICLES FOR THE RESCUE ENGINE

Driving the Rescue Engine

Story from Kentland33.com:

At 1233 hrs the rescue assignment was dispatched for the accident with one overturned on Central Avenue in the area of Garrett A Morgan Blvd. First arriving Engine 371 (Ritchie) arrived to find a multi-car accident with one overturned with a victim pinned inside and a second victim trapped in a separate vehicle approx 600 feet down the street. Due to the severity of the wreck and the resources required a second Rescue Squad was requested. Soon after Rescue Squad 33 arrived on the scene with 6 volunteers and went to work. With the amount of work to be done on separate vehicles the crews immediately split and began stabilization efforts on the over turned vehicle. Once this was completed half of the crew conducted a removal both drivers side doors and the B-post to remove the victim. While this was taking place utilizing the preconnected tools off the Rescue Engine, the second half of the crew made their way with the portable hydraulic tools to the other trapped victim. The crew removed the drivers side door of that vehicle to gain EMS crews access to the victim. With all extrication duties completed and both victims removed, the second Rescue Squad was returned to service prior to their arrival. The removed victims were transported by awaiting EMS personnel to area trauma centers and the Rescue Engine gathered their tools and returned to service.    

 RE Crew works on the overturned vehicle
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 B-post removal
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