April 30, 2016 - While in downtown College Park getting breakfast, Engine 812B (121) was dispatched to the 5400 block of 67th Ave in Company 30's first due for the report of smoke coming from the stove. First arriving companies reported nothing evident. During a 360, fire was reported from division 1 sides B/C. Engine 812B arrived as the 3rd due engine and stretched the 400ft line to side Charlie, up a ladder, and into division 2. Crews encountered moderate smoke and heat conditions, but no extension. Company 12 operated for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.
April 21, 2016 - Shortly after clearing a box in Company 34's area, PSC dispatched a building fire in Company 49's area. Chief 812 marked up on the initial box as the Volunteer Services Commander. Truck 812 began heading that way. Company 49 went on scene moments after dispatched with fire showing through the roof of a commercial building, and immediately requested the 2nd alarm. Chief 812 made the recommendation to command that Foam 812 and the Hazmat companies be started due to the nature of the contents of the facilities in that area. Foam 812, Hazmat Support Unit 12, and Engine 812B (121) all responded as part of the assignment. Once on scene, Foam 812 was used to flow various types of foam at various percentages. Members from Company 12 operated one foam line, as well as perfumed significant overhaul. Numerous metal cutting saws needed to be used to access pockets of fire beneath collapsed building members. Chief 812 was assigned operations during the incident. Company 12 operated for approximately 3 hours before returning to service.
April 02, 2016 - At approx. 1200hrs TK12 was dispatched as the second due truck to the 8500 block of Greenbelt Rd for the apartment fire. Chief 814B arrived on scene and reported a three story garden style apartment with heavy smoke showing from the eves. Truck 12 arrived on scene and immediately went to work to open up the walls of apartments within the building to expose the fire in the walls. The exterior crew from TK12 also worked to ladder the Charlie side of the building and vented the roof. Chief 12 operated as the Division 1 supervisor. Due to the majority of the fire being inside the walls, there was a large amount of extension which required significant opening up that had to be completed by the truck company. Units operated in scene for two hours before returning to service.
March 08, 2016 - On Tuesday March 8th, 2016 around 0630, E121 and TK12 were alerted to the 9900 Block of Good Luck Rd for a reported fire in the bedroom. First arriving companies reported fire showing from side alpha of the terrace level apartment. C12 arrived on scene and assumed command. TK12 arrived as the 3rd due special service and was assigned search. TK12’s crew split, one crew searched from the fire apartment up to division two, while the other crew removed trapped occupants via ground ladder and VESd division one. E121 established a water supply and set up RIT on side alpha. A fire task force was also sounded. Companies from College Park operated for approximately 2.5 hours before returning to service.
March 02, 2016 - On Wednesday March 2nd, 2016, TK12 was alerted as the 2nd due special service to the 11400 Block of Old Baltimore Pike in Co31’s first due. First arriving units reported smoke showing from a two story commercial building. C12 was assigned safety. TK12 arrived and split its crew. The outside team went to the roof where they encountered multiple layers of roofing material, but were still able to open the roof for ventilation. TK12’s interior team entered division two through the side Charlie exposure and completed a primary search of the exposure. A second alarm was also sounded. Company 12 operated for approximately 2 hours before returning to service.
February 23, 2016 - In the morning hours of Tuesday February 23rd, 2016, TK12 was alerted to the 6600 Block of Oliver Street for the reported house fire. Initial arriving units reported a two story single family dwelling with smoke showing. TK12’s crew searched division two and also opened up the roof. C12 assisted at the command post; C12B had safety. The fire task force was also sounded. Company 12 operated for approximately 3 hours before returning to service due to extensive overhaul.
February 22, 2016 - Around 0730 on Monday February 22nd, 2016, TK12 was alerted as the 2nd due special service to a commercial building on the grounds of the Agricultural Research Center in Co 31’s first due. First arriving companies had fire through the roof of a 2 story commercial building. TK12 was utilized for ladder pipe operations. C12 had operations. Foam 12 was special requested to the scene, but never utilized. Company 12 cleared in approximately 3 hours.
February 13, 2016 - In the early hours of the night on Saturday February 13th, 2016, TK12 was alerted as the 3rd due special service to the 4900 Block of Taylor Road in Co 7’s first due for the reported house on fire with people trapped. First arriving companies reported fire showing from the top floor. Due to heavy fire conditions, TK12 was reassigned from RIT to assist with search, and a fire task force was sounded. While searches proved to be negative, fire rapidly spread through the void spaces of the dwelling, resulting in the filling of the 2nd alarm. The building was then evacuated and ladder pipes placed into operation. C12 had operations. Units from Co 12 operated for approximately 5 hours before returning to service.
January 22, 2016 - In the early hours of the morning, Truck 812 was transferred to company 1 (Hyattesville) while they operated on a 1st due apartment fire with people trapped. The 2nd alarm was quickly requested, making Truck 812 the first due special service on the 2nd alarm. Chief's 12 and 12B also responded. First arriving companies reported fire and smoke showing, along with residents hanging from windows. First arriving companies completed multiple rescues. Truck 812 arrived on scene and deployed the aerial ladder to the roof on side Delta. Truck 812's vent team went to the roof to assist with ventilation while Truck 812's search team went to Division 3 to assist opening up. Truck 812 assisted with opening up the fire apartment and other exposure apartments. Chief 812 operated as the Division 3 supervisor and Chief 812B operated on Division 3. Company 12 operated for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.
***Photo Credit Chief Bashoor, PIO, Billy McNeel, Local Media, The Riverdale Volunteer Fire Department Inc., and The Hyattesville Volunteer Fire Department***
January 19, 2016 - Around 0200 hours on Tuesday, Truck 812 and Chief 812 responded to the 6700 block of Knollbrook Drive in company 44's area for the house fire, reported with people trapped. First arriving companies went on scene with fire showing from all sides on Division 2, as well as confirmed people trapped. Truck 812 operated as the second arriving special service. The officer and search team immediately went to the second floor and removed one victim. The vent/ladders team operated outside ensuring the house was laddered on sides Charlie and Delta. The vent team also opened up the roof. Chief 812 had command. Despite the tireless efforts of fire and EMS crews on scene, all four trapped occupants passed away. Units remained on scene for approximately 8 hours before returning to service.
The CPVFD sends our deepest heartfelt condolences to the friends and family of the lost loved ones.
***Photo Credit MCFRS 1st Battalion & Billy McNeel***