P.G. Working:Landover – no, Hyattsville…uh, Kentland? FedEx Field? Capitol Heights?…Ritchie?

P.G.’s new chief takes in a job that appears to have multiple addresses.





News in the Washington, D.C. area is unique, as locations are sometimes identified by Google Maps and the U.S. Postal Service zip code system (I suppose asking a resident would be too much.) Such is the case of a 2-alarm job last night near FedEx field. An exterior fire extended up three floors before getting into the attic space and exposures. Crews did a great job in both knocking down the fire and extension.

Fire was in 37‘s first due.

“2 Alarm Townhouse Fire in Capitol Heights”, PGFEMS
“Fire Displaces Six P.G. Families”, WJLA
“Six Families Could Be Displaced After Townhouse Fire”, WUSA

Acting Fire Chief Marc S. Bashoor on the scene in the middle of the county.


Gold leaf? I don’t need no stinkin’ gold leaf…


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Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
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