The College Park area is currently under a Severe Thunderstorm Warning and a Flash Flood Warning. Units are extremely busy responding to storm related calls. Please only use 911 to report emergencies and do not drive through flooded roadways.
On Sunday 8/7, Tk12 was dispatched as the 1st truck on the 2nd alarm to the 7200 blk. of Paperbark Ter. in Co. 10's area for fire in a middle of the group townhome. The truck arrived and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul on the roof and in both exposures.
Congratulations to our newest Sergeants and two new Lieutenants promoted tonight by Chief Schloss.
Tk12 on scene as the 1st truck, 5500 blk. of Newton St. in Co. 9's area. Units have smoke showing from a 3 sty apartment building with a room off on the first floor, fire knocked down. Units checking for extension.
E123 on scene as the 1st due engine on the box alarm, 8800 blk of 35th Ave. Units have a shed on fire to the rear of a home. C12 with command holding 2 engines and 2 trucks.
Due to last night’s storm, several nearby facilities will open later today (7/13) as designated cooling centers for residents.
City Youth & Family Services
4912 Nantucket Rd.
Opening at 12pm:
New Carrolton Library
Additional pictures of last night's storm damage and one of our crews operating in the Lakeland neighborhood on one of many storm related calls. Our volunteers responded to calls related to storm damage throughout the night and into the morning.
Last night’s storm in #CollegePark was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. #Emergency response of the local fire dept & state & local #police was amazing. Thank you for all you do!
There is major damage throughout the City incl UMD due to the recent storm. There are power outages throughout the area; many major trees are down and blocking roads. Stay away from the area. Report any suspected gas leaks to 9-1-1. Report any downed wires to Pepco: 877-737-2662
Multiple units from Co. 12 and surrounding companies are currently handling storm related calls in the greater College Park area. Please stay away from down trees and power lines and stay indoors if possible.
Tk12 enroute as the search company to the. 7000 Blk. of Palamar Ter. in Co. 48's area. Units on scene with fire showing from the 2nd floor of a 2sty townhouse. E122 enroute as the engine on the WFD, C12 enroute as well.
Tk12 is enroute to the 7400 blk. of Holladay Tyler Rd. in Co. 18's area as the truck on the working fire dispatch. Units are on scene with fire from the roof of a commercial building.
Tk12 and other units are on scene of a fully involved construction trailer in the 4200 blk. of Knox Rd. Water on the fire, units continuing to operate.
This AM, Tk12 along with @PGFDNews Tk21 supported the @PhiladelphiaPD Law Enforcement Memorial Run by setting up a ladder arch as their runners made their way through College Park into Washington, DC.
It was great to be back at #MarylandDay today! Thanks to those who stopped by to see us on the mall!
What an incredible return for #MarylandDay!
Thanks to all of our Terps who came by 💛