Busy Weekend with Make-a-Wish, Extrication & 2-Alarm Fire (Photos)
The HVFD had a busy weekend with numerous fire and EMS calls, including a working apartment fire and fatal vehicle accident with entrapment. The Truck also made a special visit to Station 44 as part of a Make a Wish event.
At about 1450 hours on Saturday, June 9th, Rescue Squad 1 was alerted to the 6900 block of Riggs Road in Chillum for a reported vehicle accident with one overturned with entrapment. Upon arrival, crews found one person trapped in the passenger side of the vehicle.
Squad 1 placed two struts and stabilized the vehicle, splitting crews to remove all four doors and the “B” post on the driver’s side and spread the “A” post of the vehicle to the steering column to fully free the victim.
Prince George’s County Police reported that an adult male was pronounced dead at the scene and three other people were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries.
On Sunday, June 10th, at about 1010 hours, Truck 1 was dispatched as the Working Fire Dispatch Truck on the apartment building fire at 1800 Metzerott Road. Chief 1, running as Battalion 4, had the command, soon thereafter requesting the full second alarm. Truck 1’s crews assisted with opening up in multiple apartments until being relieved and sent to rehab.
ICYMI (~1015a) 1800 Metzerott Rd, Mutual Aid PGCo, PE712, T716, PE716, PE701, PE719, AR716, AT724, PE702 assisted 2nd Alarm pic.twitter.com/ZJNl8xbiji
— Pete Piringer (@mcfrsPIO) June 10, 2018
Tk12, C12, C12B go to work again today for the apartment fire on the 1800 Blk of Metzerott Rd. Co. 34’s area. Tk12 split crews to search the fire floor, while the OV team assisted w/ opening up the roof. pic.twitter.com/C5B8HjAbp4
— College Park Fire (@CPFD) June 10, 2018
JUST IN: Two-alarm fire at apartment tower along Metzerott Road in Adelphi. Fire started around 10:10a on 5th floor + spread to roof/attic. Fire since extinguished. No injuries at this point.@RedCross assisting people suddenly made homeless.
Cause still under investigation. pic.twitter.com/jPFGYE47cs
— Kevin Lewis (@ABC7Kevin) June 10, 2018
On Saturday morning, June 9th, Truck 1 joined Prince George’s County Fire Chief Benjamin Barksdale and several other stations at Company 844 to hold a wish send-off party for a very special young teen and celebrating his wish come true to go to Walt Disney World® Resort later this month. 15-year-old Juan celebrated the granting of his wish come true at the Chillum Fire/EMS Station along with his family and the firefighters. Juan suffers from a nervous system disorder and can’t wait for his wish to go to Walt Disney World Resort later this month.
Photos via Danon Ushinski