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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Comments
Ron Ayotte
“FEAR” by Ric Jorge
Ric, excellent article. Your FD is not the only one that suffers from TAS (Training Anxiety Syndrome). Same circus, different community. As far as seeking help from an EAP, I did take advantage of my community's EAP 8 years into my career. I was heading down the road to a separation/divorce after I got promoted…
2014-12-04 16:04:47
Mike McAdams
Who Looks After The Victims?
Captain LeBlanc, Great point in the blog debating the new and old techniques and how to blend them into that first minutes on the fire ground. One of the first points stated was “Unless they know your manpower, resources and abilities, and are standing in that front lawn at 2:00 a.m., all they can do…
2014-12-02 14:45:23
Ruel Douvillier
Who Looks After The Victims?
I suspect these new tactics are all related to the NFPA standard that came out a few years ago recommending higher manpower on apparatus than the authorities having jurisdiction were prepared to implement. For the 30+ years that I've been fighting fires, UL and NIST have been using the data that they gained by setting…
2014-12-02 11:48:44
Joseph carroll
Who Looks After The Victims?
I work in a dept with 2 man Engine cos, man powers is an issue with our first due assignment. (3 engs,2 Trks , Batt Chief). Usually 13 Firefighters on the assignment. At times the exterior attack has no option, heavy fire too include exposures etc. some new leaders feel that this exterior attack is…
2014-12-01 19:05:51
Brian
Who Looks After The Victims?
Am I missing the old SSLEEVES-OCD pneumonic??? seems that one. It addressed alot of the things we have to think of, and the new Slicers is something that I think in right circumstances and construction would make sense, but at other times might be completely useless. I have watched and read alot of the NIST…
2014-12-01 02:10:06
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