July 31, 2015 – In a day full of fires and runs, just after placing the Rescue Squad back in service from maintenance, it was put to work in the 1100 blk. of Capital Beltway in Company 23’s area. Units had a multi-vehicle accident and requested the Squad to remove both rear doors from a vehicle to remove two victims who were stuck in the automobile. The squad quickly did the same and was back on the beltway for another run in no time.
July 30, 2015 – At 00:25 hours PSC struck out a Box Alarm for a House Fire in the 100 blk. of Seneca Drive in Company 42’s area. Rescue Engine 27 responded as the 4th Due Engine Company on the alarm. Units arrived to discover a single story, wood frame, detached, single family home with fire showing.
After securing the 3rd Due Company’s water supply, Rescue Engine 27 was requested to assist with the RIT group prior to be redeployed to assist in opening up. The Rescue Engine operated for an hour prior to picking up and was ready for the next one.
On Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 at 13:25 hrs – PSC transmitted a Box Alarm for a reported House on Fire in the 6600 blk. of Woodley Road in Company 25’s area. Rescue Engine 27 was dispatched as the third due engine company and Chief 27 responded on the alarm as well. Engine Co. 25 and Chief 25A arrived to find a one story, detached, wood-frame, single family home with smoke showing from Side Alpha.
Rescue Engine 27 laid out from a secondary hydrant and positioned to cover side charlie of the structure. Chief 27 was assigned interior and worked with Engine Companies 825, 832, Rescue Engine 27 and Truck 829. A fire was quickly located and extinguished in a front room of the home and checks for extension proved negative. The assignment was quickly scaled back to two engine companies and one truck company, there were no reported injuries on this alarm.
July 22, 2015 – Today Rescue Engine 27 attended the rescheduled Grand Opening of the Camp Springs Royal Farms Gas Station and Store located on the corner of Allentown Road and Old Branch Avenue (on the grounds of the old Pyles Lumber). Recently Royal Farms provided the MVFD with a generous donation in an effort to show their support for the communities they operate in. We thank them for their support, offer a warm welcome to the area and wish them well. We are sure we will be back for some great food and drinks…
On July 19, 2015 at 12:11 hours a Box Alarm was transmitted by PSC for a “House On Fire” in the 9800 blk. of Healy Court in Company 25’s area. Rescue Engine 27 responded and operated as the 3rd Due Engine Company on the alarm. Engine Company 25 arrived to find a two story, single family, detached home with fire showing through the roof.
Once inside they located a fire in the kitchen that had extended to the attic. Rescue Engine 27 covered the rear position from an adjoining street and advanced a 400′ pre-connected attack through two fences to the rear of the home. After confirming there were no fire conditions in the lowest portion of the home, they worked their way up and assisted Engine Company 25 at their request. The driver of Rescue Engine 27 assisted Engine Company 45 with extending another 400′ attack line off of the Rescue Engine – accounting for two (2) of the three (3) lines that were operating in the home. The well advanced fire was quickly brought under control and the Rescue Engine operated for over an hours on the fire ground. A heat wave only complicated the response and one (1) firefighter from another company had to be transported as a result.