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Monday, June 30, 2014
Just after 3pm the box alarm was sounded for the 6800 block
of Hawthorne St. in Landover. First arriving unit's arrived on side A with
nothing evident, but after further investigation, a basement fire was
discovered. Truck 37 arrived on scene and split into two teams, laddering side
A and C, conducting searches and opening up for the engine companies. After ventilation
and checking the exposure's for extension (none discovered), the crew packed up
and was back in service in just under an hour.
Sunday, June 29, 2014
In the mid afternoon units in the 5th battalion were dispatched for a reported Townhouse fire at 2429 Rosecroft Village Cir. in Company 42's area. First arriving units went with a working fire and shortly after command requested the fire task force bringing Truck 37 to the scene. Once the scene the Truck was put to work performing searches and opening up for engine companies. The Truck remained on the scene for about an hour and half before returning to service.
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Saturday, June 28, 2014
Just after 2200 hrs the Engine company was dispatched to Ritchie rd. and Old Ritchie rd for the reported MVA with people trapped. Engine 372 arrived to find a two vehicle accident with a patient trapped in each. One vehicle only required a door pop, while the other required doors and roof removed. Squad 33 arrived and handled those duties. The patients where handed of to waiting EMS and transported to local hospitals.
Saturday, June 28, 2014
As the official date of our 50th Anniversary isn't until October 5th, the members of the Ritchie Volunteer Fire Department had the amazing opportunity to celebrate this past weekend at our fire station with a community wide open house. All who attended had a wonderful time, and the support from the community on our milestone accomplishment was truly amazing. We would also like to thank Prince George's County District 6 Council Member Derrick Leon Davis for his presentation of a proclamation outlying our accomplishments over the last 50 years within the community, as well as officially naming June 28th as "Ritchie Day". This level of recognition is truly appreciated by the department, and shows their acknowledgement of our everyday efforts, as well as how important we are to the safety and protection of Prince George's County.We would like to thank all who supported the event this past weekend, and give a special thank you to...The Art Display CompanyRestaurant DepotBJ's Wholesale ClubReggie's BuckaroosPrince George's County Volunteer Firemen's Association These businesses have proven to be truly invested in the betterment of the community, and we thank you. We wish everyone a Happy 4th of July, and a safe summer.
Monday, June 2, 2014
Just as the clock turned midnight the intersection of
Ritchie Rd and Central Avenue, became the scene of a major two vehicle
accident. Engine 372 arrived on scene minutes later to find a SUV which struck
a compact vehicle. The SUV came to rest against the traffic light while the
compact vehicle was another 150 feet away. The crew went to work accessing and
providing care to the victims of each vehicle, which were in a grassy area near
the scene, one of which had been ejected. In total three victims were
transported to an area trauma center, with serious but non-life threatening
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
On Wednesday May 28th, Truck 37 was dispatched for the reported house fire at 2205 Marbury Dr in District Heights. Engine company 26 arrived to find a 2 story single family home with a fire in the crawl space of the basement. Truck 37 was the first arriving special service and went to work completing a primary search of division 1 and the basement as well as laddered the house and removing steel bars from the basement windows. The crews made a quick knock on the fire and command held the engines from 26 and 27 with trucks 37 and 29.
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Saturday, May 24, 2014
On Saturday May 24th, the engine was dispatched for the motorcycle that collided with an an SUV at the intersection of Central Ave and Cindy Lane. Unfortunately the rider of the motorcycle succumbed to his injuries on the scene while the passengers of the SUV were trapped in the vehicle. The crew from 37 pronounced the rider of the motorcycle priority 4 and immediately began providing patient care to the two occupants of the SUV. Squad 6 arrived on scene and within minutes had the door popped and the patients were removed and turned over to the awaiting ambulance crews. Engine company 37 returned to service a short time later.
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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Friday, May 9, 2014
Shortly before midnight on Friday May 9th, the engine was alerted for the motorcycle crash on the inner loop of the beltway and Ritchie Marlboro Rd. While responding, communications advised that they were getting reports of one not breathing with two people being thrown from the motorcycle. The EMS supervisor arrived moments before the engine and advised that there were two patients ejected from the motorcycle and one was not breathing. The crew quickly began working on the patients stabilizing for transport. One of the patients was transported to Prince Georges Trauma with severe injuries. Unfortunately the second patient succumbed to the injuries sustained from the crash on the scene. The engine crew returned to service a short time later.
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