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Nov
1
2014

TRUCK RUNS DISTRICT HEIGHTS HOUSE

As the crew was getting ready for dinner, the box alarm was dispatched for a reported house on fire.  Units arrived to find a working basement fire at 2903 Parkland Dr. in Company 26′s area.  Truck 37 arrived as dispatched as the second due truck.  The crew split into two teams.  The outside team laddered
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Oct
24
2014

CRASH ON CAPITOL BELTWAY

Just as the crew was cleaning up from lunch an accident was dispatched for the outer loop of the beltway and Ritchie Marlboro rd. with reported people trapped.  Engine 371 and Chief 37B arrived to find a collision between a semi truck and SUV.  The crew went to work assessing the scene and found that
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Oct
17
2014

FIRST DUE HOUSE FIRE WITH PEOPLE TRAPPED

On Friday evening just before 2000 hrs, units were dispatched to the 1100 block of Waterford Drive in our first due for the reported house fire with people trapped. Engine Company 37 arrived with fire showing from a 2 story split foyer single family dwelling.  As the crew made entry, an elderly male was located
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Oct
17
2014

TWELVE HOURS LATER THE TRUCK IS AT IT AGAIN

Just a short twelve hours after being on the working apartment fire in Morningside, the truck was dispatched to 2645 Shadyside ave. in Company 17′s area for an apartment fire.  The truck was dispatched as the second due truck arriving on side “C” the crew ladder the rear of the building before being assigned RIT.
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Oct
16
2014

TRUCK RUNS MORNINGSIDE APARTMENT FIRE

In the early afternoon a box alarm was dispatched to 5627 Regency Park Ct. in Company 27′s area.  Truck 37 was dispatched as the second due truck and arrived the same.  The crew split into an inside and outside team.  The inside team went to work performing searches and opening up for the engine crews.
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Oct
13
2014

ENGINE RETURNS TO 1000 RITCHIE RD

On Monday morning the engine was dispatched to 1000 Ritchie Rd for the AFA. Upon arrival, the crew found smoke showing from the delta side of the building and requested the box assignment for the building fire. The crew immediately stretched a hand line into the building and found large piles of trash on fire
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Oct
4
2014

TRUCK OPERATES ON APARTMENT FIRE

At 12:18 am Truck 37 was alerted for the reported apartment fire at the well known high-rise apartment building at 3901 Suitland Rd. First arriving engine companies reported nothing evident from the street but soon there after found a kitchen fire in an apartment on the 5th floor of the building. Truck 37 was the
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Oct
2
2014

TRUCK OPERATES ON SPRINGDALE HOUSE FIRE

At 1314 hours Truck 37 was alerted for the house on fire in the 9200 Blk of Gary Lane in Springdale. While responding Battalion Chief 801 arrived and reported smoke and fire showing from the dwelling. Truck 37 was assigned the RIT duties upon arrival and immediately began setting up while the truck driver threw
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Sep
27
2014

6 YEARS AGO TODAY SINCE TROOPER 2

The membership of the Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department would like to take the time to remember the lives lost on this day 6 years ago as a result of the Trooper 2 crash. Trooper 2 while flying a mission from a crash scene in Waldorf, Maryland, crashed while transporting a patient to the trauma hospital
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Sep
24
2014

1ST DUE ENGINE ON 46 TOWNHOUSE

Just before 2030 hours, Engine 371 was alerted to the 2nd fire of the day in the 300 block of Harry S. Truman Drive. Due to the Engines location after clearing another call we were dispatched and arrived as the 1st due engine company. The Engine arrived on the scene to find a 2 sty middle
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