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***
January 19, 2016 - Around 1745, Truck 812 and Chief 812 responded to Lakeview Circle in company 35's first due for the reported house fire. First arriving companies reported a 2 story split level home with fire showing from Division 2. Companies reported a kitchen fire with some extension to the living area and attic space. Truck 812 established RIT on side Alpha. Company 12 operated for approximately 45 minutes before returning to service.
***Photo Credit Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Dept & Rescue Squad, Inc.***
January 18, 2016 - Around 0845 hours, Truck 812 was dispatched to the 3200 block of Varnum Street in Co 55's first due for smoke in the basement. Engine 855 went on scene with smoke showing and confirmed a working basement fire. Truck 812 arrived on scene and established RIT on side Charlie. Truck 812 also vented windows on sides Charlie and Delta, as well as forced a door on side Delta. Chief 812 had Safety. Truck 812 and Chief 812 cleared in under an hour.
January 17, 2016 - Around 0830 hours, TK812, A812B, & Chief 812 responded to the 4700 block of Greenbelt Road for the reported dryer on fire in the basement. Units arrived and reported smoke showing. TK812, operating as the first due truck, laddered sides Alpha and Bravo, provided ventilation, and searched the fire floor. Fire was located in the basement and quickly extinguished. Chief 812 had the basement division. A812B established an aid station on side Alpha. Units operated for just under an hour.
January 13, 2016 - Around 1725 on Wednesday January 13th, 2016 Truck 12 was alerted to the 9200 blk. of New Hampshire Ave. in Co. 34's area for a report of an apartment fire with people trapped. First arriving units reported fire showing from the top floor of an occupied mid-rise apartment building and requested the fire task force and shortly after filled out a second alarm assignment. Truck 12 arrived and reported to the floor below the fire where they assisted with searches on the floor below and advancing hose lines in the stairwell. Truck 34 and other units on the fireground made several civilian rescues via aerial ladder from the exposure apartment. Truck 12 was held for several hours to assist with extensive overhaul on the fire floor. Chief 12 was the initial division 4 supervisor and Chief 12B had safety. Capt. Johnston (12) running as Battalion Chief 4 also responded on the call and was assigned to Side C.
***Photo Credit WUSA9***
January 04, 2016 - Around 1330 hours on Monday January 4th, 2016, Truck 812 was alerted to the 11000 block of Beltsville Drive in Co 41's area for the reported townhouse on fire. Chief 812 and Chief 812B also ran the call. BC886 arrived on scene and reported a 2 story middle of the row (MOR) townhouse with smoke showing. PE841 reported heavy smoke on division 2 with a possible fire in the attic. Chief 812B reported 3 stories in the rear with fire showing from the top floor and smoke from the attic. Chief 812 was assigned division 2 of the fire building, while Chief 812B was assigned the Delta exposure. Truck 812 arrived on scene and split its crew. The RIT crew completed a 360 of the building as well as assist with outside responsibilities. The RIT crew established a staging area on side Alpha. Truck 812's second crew completed laddering side charlie, forcing entry on side charlie, venting side charlie, as well as venting the roof on side charlie. Units from Co 12 operated for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.
***Photo credit Lt. Wilbur and FF/EMT Bochey***
January 04, 2016 - The CPVFD is now accepting applications for the 2016 Summer Bunkwing Program! This unique and exciting experience allows new members to live at the firehouse during the summer, complete necessary Firefighter I and EMT classes, respond to incidents in support roles, and participate in daily probationary training to become fully qualified to ride by the fall semester. After completing the summer program, you will be a fully qualified riding member and full-time students will have the opportunity to move into the Sackroom for the fall semester. All interested applicants should email us at email@example.com to receive information and ask questions about the process. Don't pass up the opportunity to be a part of the ultimate college firefighting experience! Check out our Facebook page for the newest recruitment video! www.facebook.com/cpvfd12
**Deadline for completed applications is FEBRUARY 12, 2016**
December 12, 2015 - Early Saturday morning, Truck 12 headed to Company 11 to participate in a ladder arch with Truck 31 for Wreaths Across America. Wreaths Across America is an organization committed to remembering our fallen veterans. Today, they traveled to Arlington National Cemetery to lay wreaths over all of the graves. It was an honor to participate in such an event and we look forward to participating again next year. For more information about Wreaths Across America and to find out how you can help, please visit...
December 12, 2015 - This evening over 50 members gathered for the annual holiday dinner. Good food and good times were had by all. Members staffed 3 suppression crews and 2 dedicated ambulances through the meal. At the conclusion of the meal before the presentation of winter coats to well deserving members, TK812 was dispatched to assist E807 en-route to a possible stove fire in Company 48's first due. TK812 was the first unit to arrive on scene and report nothing evident from side alpha of a one story single family dwelling. While completing the 360, TK812 found a door on side Charlie and could see smoke through the glass. TK812 forced the door and found a pot of food on the stove. TK812 quickly removed the food and isolated power to the stove. TK812 checked for extension, completed a primary and secondary search, as well as ventilated. TK812 cleared the incident in approximately 45 minutes.