GVFD Uses New Rescue Tools to Free Trapped Patient
Tuesday, May 19th, 2015
Last night, while Engine 353 was operating on a building fire in Laurel, a volunteer crew at GVFD placed the new engine, 352, in service for calls. Engine 352 stayed busy, responding to multiple calls throughout the evening. Shortly after midnight, Engine 352 was alerted to respond for a motor vehicle accident with injuries in the area of Old Gunpowder Road and Ammendale Road. The engine crew arrived on the scene to find one car overturned with an adult male trapped inside. In addition, the man's hand was trapped underneath the roof. Since a rescue squad was not dispatched on the initial response, the engine crew quickly utilized their newly purchased rescue tools in order to free the patient.
Shortly after 8pm, Monday evening, Engine 353 and Ambulance 359 responded to a report of a house fire w/people trap in the area of Copernicus Dr. and Galileo Ct. E-353 arrived on the scene and reported a two-story single-family dwelling with a basement and Fire showing on the exterior of the chimney...
On April 24th, shortly after 0930 am, Engine 353 responded to a reported apartment building fire in the 4700 block of Berwyn House Road in College Park. Units arrived on scene to find fire and smoking coming from the top floors of a vacant building.
Shortly before 1 a.m. Wednesday morning, Engine 353 responded to a reported building fire in the 7800 block of Hanover Parkway (Greenbriar Condominiums). In addition, Chief 35 responded as Battalion Chief 6.
Shortly after 10pm, GVFD responded to the 7100 block of Mathew Street in Greenbelt East for a report of a house on fire. Engine 352 and Engine 353 responded along with units from other neighboring departments.
Just after 7 p.m., Engine 353 and Chief 35 responded for a reported house fire in the 12000 block of Lofting Court in Bowie. Units first arriving on the scene reported fire showing from the attached garage with extension into the second floor of a two-story, single-family dwelling.
Just before 8 p.m., Engine 353 was responded as the second due engine, along with units from Branchville, College Park and Berwyn Heights, to a reported house fire in the 8300 block of Potomac Avenue in Branchville.
Just after 1 a.m., Engine 353, along with Chief 35 as Battalion 6, responded with units from Berwyn Heights, Branchville and College Park to a reported house fire in the 7500 block of Edmonston Road in Berwyn Heights.
Shortly after 6:30 AM, GVFD was alerted to respond for a reported apartment fire in the 9900 block of Good Luck Road in Lanham. Engine 353, as the second due engine company, supplied water from the hydrant to the first due engine from Bowie.
Shortly after 2 PM, GVFD responded to a reported building fire in the 11000 block of Old Baltimore Pike in Beltsville. Responding units arrived to find heavy smoke showing from a bakery shop. Engine 353 took the assignment of third arriving engine company and laid approximately 800 feet of 4" d...
Around 9:30 am on Tuesday, February 23rd, Engine Company 35 and several neighboring companies responded to the 6600 block of Oliver Street in Riverdale Heights for the report of a house on fire. Responding units arrived to find a two-story, single family dwelling with smoke showing from the house.
Shortly before 6pm on Tuesday, January 19th, Engine 352, along with units from Branchville, Berwyn Heights and other nearby departments, responded to a house fire on Lakeview Circle in Old Town Greenbelt.
Shortly after 5pm on November 29, 2015, Engine 353 was alerted to an apartment fire in the 8500 block of Greenbelt Road in Lanham. Engine 352 was the first arriving engine, and the crew advanced a hoseline through the terrace level to the fire apartment.
At 1422hrs, Engine 352, Chief 35, and units from Co.11 and Co.14 responded to OL/495 in the area of Greenbelt Rd for personal injury accident with one trapped. One adult patient was extricated and transported to an area trauma center.
Around 8:30pm, Engine 352 responded as second due engine to a reported house fire in the 8100 block of Bird Lane in Greenbelt. On scene, Engine 352 picked up the line from Company 48's engine to supply them water, while the crew from Engine 352 advanced a hoseline to assist with a fire in the bedroo...
Shortly before 4am, Engine 352 responded as second due engine to a reported house fire in the 11600 block of Old Baltimore Pike in Beltsville. Engine 352 supplied water to the engine from 31, while the crew from Engine 352 advanced a hoseline into the home and worked with the other companies on scen...
Shortly after 3am, GVFD was alerted to a reported house fire in the 8600 block of Cipriano Springs Court in Lanham. Chief 35 took command, and the engine crew stretched a hoseline to the 2nd floor to put out the fire in the attic.
Shortly before 730pm Tuesday evening, Engine 352 was alerted for an apartment fire in the 200 block of Lakeside Drive in Greenbelt, just as heavy storms were rolling through the area. Engine 352 arrived on scene as the first due engine to find fire showing from the roof of a 3 story apartment buildi...
Last night, while Engine 353 was operating on a building fire in Laurel, a volunteer crew at GVFD placed the new engine, 352, in service for calls. Engine 352 stayed busy, responding to multiple calls throughout the evening.