Metro Working:P.G. and D.C. Fires

Companies in the county and downtown put plenty of red ink in the log book.


Last week and this week, so far, have been full of working fires in Prince George’s County and our Nation’s Capital. Here is a brief recap of the workers:



17 January
D.C. 1923 2nd Street, Northeast. Heavy fire on all floors of two-story rowhouse. Fire went to two alarms.
WUSA9 Gallery: 2nd Street Fire Images

Rowhouse Fire In NE DC Prompts Extra Firefighters
Fire Crews Fight Two Alarm House Fire


D.C.
5109 B Street, Southeast. Heavy fire on the second floor, attic and through the roof. One minor firefighter injury.

Fire Rips Through DC Home
Fireground Photos, Engine Co.27

D.C.
1400 blk G Street, Northeast. Basement Fire.
Box: House, Blk of G St NE, Engine and Rescue, E.2, RS.1

15 January
P.G.
9031 Continental Place. Box plus Fire Task Force for heavy fire from middle-of-the-row. One firefighter injured after falling through floor (self-rescued).
Firefighter Injured Battling Two-Alarm Townhouse Fire, PGFEMS PIO
Truck 28 Takes Rapid Intervention Duties on 2-Alarm Townhouse Fire, Co.28
Truck 37 Responds To Third Fire In Less Than 12 Hours, Co.37


14 January
P.G.
Odor of smoke at 3451 Regency Parkway turns out to be fire in the walls of a end unit two-story townhouse in the Suitland area. Companies knocked the fire and kept if from extending to the attic and attached exposure.
Suitland Townhouse Fire, PGFEMS PIO
Engine Back To District Heights For Townhouse Fire, Co.29



7022 Marbury Court. Companies were dispatched for the townhouse fire in District Heights. Truck 37 arrived and reported fire showing from the first floor of a middle-of-the-row unit.
Truck 37 First Arriving On 26 Townhouse, Co.37


13 January
P.G.

Companies in the District Heights area were dispatched to the 200 blk of County Road for a house fire. Crews arrived to find fire showing from the second floor of the single-family dwelling. Quick interior attack confined the fire to the room of origin.
District Heights House Fire With Civilian Injury, PGFEMS PIO
Engine Takes In House Fire In District Heights, Co.29




12 January
P.G.
Box alarm for a house on fire in the area of 41st Street and Lawrence Street in Cottage City, Company 55 area. As crews responded Communications received additional addresses as well as reports of people trapped. Engine Co.55 arrived at 4107 Lawrence Street and reported fire showing from two floors of a single-family dwelling and the Delta exposure beginning to light off.
Truck 1 On task Force Alarm, Co.1
Fire Showing From Two Cottage City Houses, Co.9
Pumper Runs Two House Fires In Cottage City, Co.12
Truck 28 Goes To House Fire In Cottage City, Co.28
Truck Company And Chief 33 With Fire Showing From A Cottage City House, Co.33
House Fire Breaks Out In Bladensburg


7200 blk LaVonda Court. First arriving companies in the Allentown area found a large amount of fire showing through the roof of a two-story single-family dwelling.
E.291 Is Welcomed Home With A 32 House


11 January
D.C.
925 Division Avenue, NE. House fire with people trapped.
Fireground Photos, Engine Co.27
Platoon 4 Takes In Two Fires, E.30, TK.17

- Just kidding Rhett, Willie.

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Dave LeBlanc
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Dave - I think the reason there is a debate is because the message is so contorted. From those that have chosen to manipulate the information to suit their position, the the ISFSI own website saying different things about what the tactics truly are. I agree 100% with giving everyone the information and letting them…
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Dave Skidmore
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I'm glad you identified the "one issue no one is discussing, the lack of manpower on scene". My department runs a single apparatus, staffed with a minimum of 4 guys sometimes 5, with our second due being either our paid call or mutual aid - either option realistically being 10 plus minutes behind the first…
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Heath Smith
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Great article Dave. I agree with your comment that "they became traditions because they work." And yes if you change the focus from life safety to your own safety how about holding a town meeting and letting those you swore to protect know whats going on, I am sure they will see your point!
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Ron Ayotte
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Excellence as usual, Dave.
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