At approximately 0200hrs engine343 was alerted to the 8300 block of 15th avenue for a reported house fire. The engine company arrived on scene with smoke showing from the top of the roof. A line was taken to the attic where the fire was located and extinguished. The engine company operated for an hour and a half preforming overhaul and checking for hot spots before returning to service.
Around 6:45pm yesterday afternoon, the Bomberos de Langley Park were alerted for a routine service call in Montgomery County for a lock-out. While helping the citizen in need who couldn’t seem to find their keys, we also handed over the keys to our first due area as the house fire was dropped in the 2800 block of Curry Drive.
After clearing the service call, Engine 341 arrived just behind Engine Co. 11 and Truck 1 as units found a 2 story split level home with fire in the second floor. After securing the water supply, the Bomberos grabbed a line and advanced to the second floor to extinguish the fire with Co. 11. Searches were negative and units were returned after significant overhaul.
Another busy year in the park! With over 7,000 runs this year we’ve managed to scrape together some footage from calls over the past year.
The CAVFD is actively recruiting live-in firefighters for 2014! We provide room and board, tuition assistance, free training, free gear, and PLENTY of action and experience. Join the brotherhood today! Email the membership committee for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
The stats are in!
The Chillum-Adelphi VFD responded to 7,016 incidents in 2013. 5,026 of these incidents were in our first due.
Engine Co.: 2,368
Truck Co.: 500
We are looking forward to a busy 2014 in The Park! Don’t forget to schedule a ride along and come join the action!
On January 10th at approximately 2300 hours, Co. 34 was alerted for the first due apartment fire in the 1000 block of University Blvd. E341 arrived on scene to find a 3 story garden apartment with nothing evident. Upon investigation, a closet fire was found and quickly extinguished by Engine Co. 34 and Truck 716 crew members. All units were in service in approximately 30 minutes.
On January 13th Engine 844 was dispatched for an investigation of an odor of smoke. They arrived on scene, and located a fire in an apartment that had been held in check by a sprinkler. Truck 34 assisted with smoke removal and secured water to the sprinkler system before returning to service.
Truck 34 was dispatched to the 7300 block of Flower Ave. for the attic fire. Initial units arrived on scene with smoke showing. Truck 34 arrived on scene and reported to the fire apartment to help check with extension and preform overhaul. Truck 34 was placed back in service shortly after.
**Attention all members** The December meeting has been moved to Monday December 30th at 1930 hours. The annual holiday meal will be served at 1800 hours.
Just before 0300 hours on 12/7 E343 and the ambulance were alerted to Metzerott Rd and Adelphi Rd for the Accident with injuries. While en-route communications advised that they were upgrading the assignment. Chief 14B arrived on scene to find a corrected location in the 2800 block of Metzerott Rd. Engine 343 arrived on scene and deployed an attack line for protection. Squad 14 arrived on scene, but had to re-position due access being blocked by downed power lines. After re-positioning Squad 14 extricated the patient in approximately 5 minutes after removing the B post, doors, and roof. The patient was then taken to a local trauma center by Medic 12.
Attention all members! The December membership meeting is being moved to the 10th and 1930 hours. The usual food will be provided at 1800 hours!
At approximately 1600 hours units from Beltsville and surrounding areas were alerted to the 11000 block of Cherry Hill Road. Initial units went on scene with a working fire and quickly requested a fire task force, bringing E343. While the engine was enroute, a second alarm was requested, bringing Truck34. Upon arrival, E343 stretched a backup line off of PE841 to assist with checking for extension and overhaul. Upon its arrival, Truck34 was assigned to help check for extension and overhaul. Units from 34 operated for approximately 1 hour before returning to service. This makes the 7th working fire the bomberos have operated on this month.