April 01, 2014 - Just before 0800 hours, PSC dispatched the box assignment for the10000 block Greenbelt Road for a reported building fire. Companies initially arrived to find nothing evident but quickly discovered a fire running all of the floors in a pipe chase. Engine 812 was quickly brought to the scene on the second alarm as the second due engine. The engine crew was assigned to assist with securing utilities and help opening up on the fire floor. Engine 812 operated for just under an hour.
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March 16, 2014 - Shortly after 1300 hours, Truck 812 was alerted as the first due truck to the 6600 block of Adrian Street in Company 48's first due for a report of a house fire with entrapment. First arriving units reported a two story split level with heavy smoke showing and fire showing from division one. Truck 812 arrived with the exterior crew beginning to ladder the home and prepare to go to the roof while the interior crew made access to complete a primary search. It was quickly noticed that there were extreme hording conditions in the home and crews had a difficult time making it further than a few feet into the home. The truck was able to eventually complete the primary search of division two with negative results while units knocked the fire on division one. The exterior crew vented the roof, completed horizontal ventilation, and assisted the crews with the extensive overhaul efforts in the home. Chief 812 had division one for the duration of the incident and the ambulance obtained one patient refusal. The truck operated for two hours before returning to service.
March 14, 2014 - The streak of fires for Company 12 continued on Friday. At around 1700 hours, Engine Company 12 was alerted as the second due engine for the odor of burning in one of the buildings in the federal BARC complex in the 10300 block of Baltimore Avenue in Company 31's area. While enroute, PSC advised they were now receiving reports of a building fire and the box was filled. As Engine 812 was entering the complex a column could be seen and first arriving units reported a single story vacant storage building with smoke and fire showing as well as a brush fire extending away from the building. Engine 812 arrived shortly after and secured the water supply for Engine Company 31 while the crew made the trek up the road to the building. Once at the fire building the crew assisted with extinguishing the brush fire, opening up the fire building, and assisting in extinguishing some hot spots. The engine operated for about an hour and a half before returning to service. Chief 812 was on the scene and had "Division 1" during the incident.
March 13, 2014 - Around 1215 hours, Truck 812 was alerted as the second due truck to the 700 block of Fairview Avenue in Company 44's area for smoke in the building. Units arrived to find a mid-rise apartment building with a working kitchen fire on the second floor. The first two and one made quick work of the fire. Upon arrival, Truck 812 assisted with ventilation and checking the floor above. The truck picked up and cleared a short time later.
March 13, 2014 - Around 0914 hours, Truck 812 was dispatched as the second due truck to the 5000 block of 38th Avenue in Company 55's area for a report of a house on fire with people trapped. First arriving units reported heavy fire showing from a single family dwelling. Units aggressively moved in to search the structure and extinguish the fire. Thankfully, the trapped occupant was able to self evacuate. Truck 812 arrived and assisted in laddering the house, completed the primary search in the basement, and the secondary search on Division 1. Chief 812 assisted on Division 1 during the incident and Ambulance 812 was dispatched later in thecall and transported an injured firefighter to MedStar.
March 12, 2014 - So far today Company 12 has responded on several box alarms (two of which were working fires), three street alarms for inside gas/smoke odors, numerous local alarms, the usual myriad of EMS runs, as well as this accident which was initially dispatched as one overturned and on fire with one still inside. Thankfully the occupant was out of the vehicle on arrival and treated by EMS units on the scene. Articles for the two fires will be up tomorrow and you can follow with continuous updates on twitter at @CPFD as well as our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/cpvfd12!
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March 03, 2014 - Around 0800, Hazmat Company 12 was alerted to the Outer loop of I-495 in the area of Northbound I-95 for the overturned tractor trailer leaking diesel fuel. The hazmat unit arrived and set up for a pump off, off loaded approximately 125 gallons of diesel fuel, and contained some additional spilled fuel. The units from Company 12 operated for about one hour before returning to service.
March 02, 2014 - Around 1830 hours, the box alarm was alerted to a high rise in the 5800 block of Annapolis Road in Company 9's area for multiple calls reporting a fire in an apartment building with a report of people trapped. First arriving units reported heavy smoke on the 6th floor and multiple trapped on balconies. Units from Company 9 located a fire in the trash room on the sixth floor along with fire in the trash chute causing a heavy smoke condition on multiple floors. Command special called two additional truck companies to the scene as the box alarm units rescued some occupants, sheltered others in place, and quickly knocked the fire. The special call brought Truck 812 to the scene where they positioned on side C and were assigned to the vent group under the officer of Truck 812, the vent group supervisor. The crew pressurized the stairwells and coordinated opening roof access and hallway doors in an effort to quickly vent the large building. The truck completed the task in just over thirty minutes and cleared within the hour. Chief 812 was on the call as well and assisted at the command post for the duration of the incident.