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Interested in Joining the College Park Volunteer Fire Department?

February 20, 2015 - The CPVFD is now accepting applications for the 2015 summer bunk room training program. The summer program at Station 12 provides those with or without previous firefighting experience with all the necessary equipment, certificate based training, and in-house training that is needed to become a riding member at the CPVFD. Once all of the training is completed, those riding members who are eligible will move into the Sackroom. The Sackroom the firehouse’s dormitory for full-time college students, and allows these students to be apart of a progressive fire department while regularly attending classes. All interested applicants should email cpvfd12@gmail.com to receive information and instructions on completing the next step in the process to starting the summer training program. You can check out our Facebook page, as well as our latest recruitment video to see Station 12 in action.

***Deadline for completed applications is February 20, 2015!***

The Kitchen Renovation Project is Well Underway!

January 25, 2015 - The kitchen renovation project is well underway at Station 12. Stay tuned for more pictures and information about the progress that is being made everyday. This kitchen upgrade well be a completely new kitchen and will be a welcome addition to the station.

Truck and Chief Run Hyattsville House Fire

January 13, 2015 - Around noon, Truck 812 was alerted as the first due truck to the 3800 block of Oglethorpe Street in Company 1's area for a report of a house on fire. Units arrived to find a two story single family dwelling with smoke showing from all sides. Truck 812 arrived and sent a member to the roof as well as the interior to operate with Chief 812 as the division one supervisor. Units found a bedroom off with some extension to the knee walls. The truck completed the primary of division one and opened up for the engine company while the outside crew laddered, took the natural openings on the roof, and stood by to cut. The truck operated for about two hours before returning to service.

Truck and Ambulance Run Riverdale Heights House Fire

January 10, 2015 - Around 2230 hours, Truck 812 was alerted to the 6600 block of Chestnut Avenue in Company 13's area for numerous calls reporting a house on fire. Units arrived to find a two story single family home with heavy fire from an attached carport on the Bravo side of the structure with extension to the first floor, second floor, and the attic. The truck arrived and went to work as the second due truck performing a primary search of division two and opening up for Engine Company 9 to knock fire in the attic. Chief 812 was assigned safety during the incident and the Ambulance assisted with rehab. The truck operated for about two hours before returning to service.

Engine, Ambulance, and Chief Run First Due House Fire

January 03, 2015 - Around 0430 hours, Company 12 was alerted to the 7400 block of Dartmouth Avenue in Downtown College Park for a report of a house on fire. Engine 812 arrived moments later and reported a two story home with fire showing from the second floor. The engine secured their own water supply and stretched the 250' to the second floor via the front entrance while verifying with evacuated occupants that everyone was out. On division two, the crew was met with high heat and fire extending into the attic. After several minutes of an interior attack the crews were briefly evacuated to regroup and then resumed interior operations and completed extinguishment of the main fire rooms and attic. Chief 812 had the Dartmouth Ave nue Command and the units from Company 12 operated for just under three hours to assist the investigators and complete overhaul before returning to service.

***Photos courtesy of Stephanie Stullich***

Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2014 - The Members and Officers of the College Park Volunteer Fire Department would like to wish everyone celebrating today a Merry Christmas! The dedicated volunteers at Company 12 are taking time away from family and friends to keep the station fully staffed all day today to keep our residents protected! Celebrate safe this holiday and enjoy.

Truck Company Helps with Wreaths Across America

December 13, 2014 - Truck 812 had the honor of assisting with a ladder arch for the Wreaths Across America trucks as they departed Branchville, Company 11 for the Arlington National Cemetery. Truck 812 worked with Truck 831 from the Beltsville Volunteer Fire Department to form a ladder arch over the procession.

Haz Mat and Foam Unit Run Overturned Tanker

November 30, 2014 - At around 0600 hours, Foam and Hazmat Company 12 were special called along with Hazmat Company 16 to a personal injury accident on East Bound Route 50 at Landover Road for a tanker truck off the roadway and down an embankment. Units arrived and assisted with recon of the tanker and tractor to determine how much product had leaked and control any contamination in the creek at the bottom of the embankment. The units from Companies 12 and 16 determined the tanker had not been compromised and controlled the remaining diesel from the tractor's ruptured saddle tanks. MDE was special called to the scene to assist with offloading the trailer of it's several thousand gallons of gasoline and diesel so it could be brought back onto the road. Units assisted MDE setting up for the pump off operation once the offload tanker arrived on the scene and deployed a foam line as a precaution during the pump off operation. The units from Company 12 operated for about six hours before returning to service.

Truck Company Runs Beltsville House Fire

November 27, 2014 - Just before dinner, Truck 812 was dispatched to the intersection of Ash Road and Powder Mill Road for a report of a house on fire. Units from Company 31 arrived to find a two story single family dwelling with smoke showing. Crews found a fire on the second floor. Upon arrival Truck 812’s interior crew completed the primaries of the second floor while the exterior crew threw ladders and handled the ventilation. Command held Truck 812 for about ninety minutes to assist the investigators.

**Photo Courtesy of the Beltsville VFD**

Truck Company and Chief Run North College Park House Fire

November 16, 2014 - Shortly before 2100 hours, Truck 812 was alerted to the 9500 block of 48th Avenue for a report of a house on fire. Chief 812 was first to arrive and reported a single story, single family with smoke showing and established the 48th Avenue Command. The Truck arrived shortly after and went to work searching the interior of the home, laddering the house, and assisting with opening the roof. The interior crew located a working fire in a back bedroom originating in a wood stove, extending to the walls and roof area. The can man from Truck 812 got quick knock on the fire while the line was brought in and the extension was mopped up. Command held the Truck for ventilation and overhaul and units cleared in about an hour and a half.

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