Truck 6 & chief 6A Runs mutual aid Fire in the Maryland City section of Anne Arundel County. This particular area had received several lightening strikes in a short period of time causing multiple fire alarms to sound. Initially the truck was placed on a general fire alarm and while responding it was determined to be the same building location as a reported building fire. Truck 6 was first arriving ariel and set up on the front of the building, with smoke showing from the roof. The crew split and immediately went inside and started forcing entry and hooking ceilings trying to locate the bulk of the fire, the other half of the crew threw ground ladders and went to the roof and cut a ventilation hole. Command requested a 2nd alarm to the scene to assist. Due to difficult access into the attic and the fire intensifying, interior crews were pulled out and ladder pipes went into service. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down truck 6 went back inside to assist crews with overhaul until later being placed in service, crews operated for several hours.
Truck Six assumed first arriving Ladder responsibilities and assisted fire attack with search and ventilation. Engine 62, first arriving engine on the 2nd alarm and assigned to the 4th floor division to assist with fire attack due to majority of the first alarm units already committed to removing occupants. While in the overhaul stage a “MAYDAY” was transmitted by a AACO company for a downed Firefighter, two members from Engine 62′s crew Captain Kevin Larkins and FF/EMT Tyler Jones along with members of Laurel VFD Truck Co. 10 located and removed the downed Firefighter. He transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Members from Savage and Ellicott City took part in a combined training. The drill was located at Crazy Ray’s whom we’d like to thank for providing our members with valuable hands on training. Members from both departments were able to practice their stabilization and extrication skills with vehicle accidents, where this becomes important for training is understanding how to best access the patients still trapped inside the car.
Just prior to 730pm on August 9th, Engine 62, Rescue Engine 6, Ambulance 66 and Chief 6A were dispatched for the rescue 95 north just prior to 175. CF6A arrived to find 4 vehicles involved with 1 into the woods. Patient was extricated and transported to University Of MarylandShock trauma priority 1 by Paramedic 105. Units operated for about 45 mins before going in service.
In the early morning hours Engine 62 was alerted for the house fire in company 49’s first due, En-route units arriving on scene advised fire showing from side A 2nd floor and the working fire dispatch was requested. Engine 62 was second arriving engine, picking up the water supply for RE849. The crew from Engine 62 pulled a second attack line to back up RE849 and assist with fire attack. Multiple units from PG county & Howard county worked for approximately 2 hours to bring the fire under control before returning to service.
Just before dinner, Engine 62 and Engine 91 were alerted for a car on fire located on I-95 Southbound just after rt175. EnRoute dispatch advised they were receiving multiple calls. E-91 arrived to find a car on the shoulder fully engulfed with fire, the crew from E-91 stretched an attack line as Engine 62 arrived on scene to assist. Both units worked together to quickly extinguish the fire and units returned to service within 30 min
Around 23:30 RE-6 & E-62 along with Ambulance 96 run for a reported vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer. Once units arrived on scene in the area of Dorsey Run Rd and Junction drive they found a jackknifed tractor trailer with damage to the cab and fuel tanks. With fuel actively leaking from the trucks diesel fuel tanks, Special Operations from company 10 and MDE were called to the scene to assist with control and clean up of the fuel leak. Crews were able to safely contain the leak and prevent it from getting into the storm water system. The crew also checked for injuries with the driver.
Just after 8PM on Saturday units from station 6 were alerted for the house fire, located in Prince Georges County in Company 49’s area. Dispatch advised people reported trapped on and possible jumping from 2nd floor. Engine 61 responded to the scene and arrived as the 3rd in engine, the crew along with Chief 6A stretched a 200ft cross lay and assisted RE849 with the remainder of fire attack. Once the fire was under control the crew split and assisted with overhaul and hitting hotspots. Searches were negative and later it was determined the reported people trapped made it to safety.
July 17 2014- Just after 2120 hours, Box Alarm 11-31 was sounded for the house fire in the 10700 block of Graeloch Rd. Engine 62 with four volunteers and Truck 6 with four HCDFRS staff went en route. Chief 6A and Chief 6B also check up on the call. Upon arrival, Engine 111 (Scaggsville), gave the scene size-up of a two story house with fire on the first and second floor extending to the attic. E-62 arrived fourth due, and T-6 arrived as the fourth due special service. T-6 staged and was placed in service by command. E-62 went to work at the request of command securing utilizes and opening up the structure for ventilation. Upon completing this task, E-62 was sent to the second floor to assist with fire attack and overhaul. E-62 operated for approximately 1.5 hours before returning to service.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Just after 1700hrs on Thursday April 24, Paramedic 65 and Engine 61 were alerted to respond mutual aid to Anne Arundel County for the vehicle collision on Rt. 32 on the MD-295 Overpass. E-271 (Maryland City) was first arriving, closely followed by P-65 and E-61. P-65 and E-61 were originally put to work with pt. assessments and controlling fluids on the five car pileup. It was soon discovered that one pt. would need to be extricated from their vehicle. E-61 went to work stabilizing the car and began a rear door and b-post removal to gain access to the driver. E-61 used its portable cutters and combi-tool to gain access to the patient. After removing the B-post and rear door, E-61’s crew then removed the seatback from the passenger seat to get to the driver. The Engine crew assisted with patient removal, and transferred the patient to the awaiting AACo Medic. Units were on scene for about 45 minutes, completing fluid control and clean-up.
Friday, April 18, 2014
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Tuesday, December 24, 2013 – Members from Savage were preparing for the annual Christmas Eve Santa Claus detail, when the alarm sounded for a fire in Laurel 49′s area. As Truck 6 responded units on scene reported fire showing on side C from 4 units, a task force was called for, followed quickly by a 2nd alarm that was transmitted sending E-62 and Chief 6B to the scene. T-6 arrived as 2nd truck and took up a tough spot with limited access on the Charlie side. Crews began laddering the 2nd and 3rd floors and then went to assist with a search and opening up the ceilings. E-62 arrived and was tasked with going to the 3rd floor to assist with fire attack as well as opening up to check for extension. Crews operating on scene were able to make an aggressive attack and had the fire extinguished within the hour, E-62 was released back to service while T-6 remained to assist with overhaul for about the next hour or so.