Wednesday, July 7, 2010

MCFRS News and Notes June 25th to July 4th

We here at MCFRS are continuing to expand our social media content horizon. Below, you will find some of our significant incidents for the time frame mentioned above as well as some videos featuring our department. Hopefully you will find this useful!


The following personnel have been promoted to the rank of Battalion Chief:
Charles W. Bailey
Charles J. Bartlett

The following personnel have been promoted to the rank of Captain:
Bruce Gibbs
Mike Baltrotsky

News Videos

Significant Emergency Incidents June 25th to July 4th

Battalion 1 (Silver Spring, Burtonsville, Hillandale, Takoma Park) Incidents:

*Incident #69813 8700 block Georgia Ave. HVAC fire at the Wachovia bank 4K in damage to contents and furnace.

*8700 block Flower Ave. - for garage: E716 arrived on scene with smoke showing. - 1 story cinderblock garage. Fire in auto and debris around auto inside of garage. T701 forced entry by cutting overhead garage door. Fire quickly controlled by crews. Cause not determined, Investigators continuing investigation. $50K to contents, $10K to structure, no injuries, no displaced.

*8500 block Milford Ave - Units arrived with a single family house with fire in the rear porch and extension into the house. One firefighter transported for medical eval, no other injuries - Loss 100K/50K

Battalion 2 (Bethesda, Cabin John, Chevy Chase, Glen Echo) Incidents:

*Box area 06-03 for the inhalation emergency with one unconscious. Units found a semi conscious adult male requiring ALS who had been rescued by another employee. Investigation revealed a Freon 22 leak in a chiller room which was quickly mitigated. The building was ventilated and retested. Held with Haz Mat units.

*Injured person fall from the platform at Grosvenor Metro, 10501 Rockville Pike - Units on scene found adult male DOA on tracks, one train full of passengers stranded on tracks. Returned train to Medical Center where units assisted passengers from train. Scene turned over to Metro Police for investigation

Battalion 3 (Rockville, Germantown, Poolesville, Incidents:

*500 block College Pky for smoke in the townhouse - Units found food on the stove and held Co 3 units - No injuries

*River Rd and Seneca Rd - Two vehicle, head-on collision. Six patients as follows: one priority 1A, one priority 1B, three priority 2C, and one priority 3

*14700 block Turkey Foot Rd - smoke in the house - Units found a water heater with an electrical issue

*12300 block Parklawn Drive - found fire through roof of self storage unit | 40K - cause - workers using large propane torch to clear grass & weeds. 1 civilian with burns to hands and smoke inhalation

Battalion 4 (Kensington, Sandy Spring) Incidents:

*Montgomery General Hospital - Hazmat assignment for unknown powder on the 5th floor - Units investigated and found powdered potato mix in a styro foam cup - good intent

*Box 21-13 for the House Fire (lightning) @ 13400 block Artic Ave. On scene w/ attic fire. Held all units.

*Box 25-08 for the Apartment Fire @ 14100 block Grand Pre Rd. On scene w/ dryer fire w/ extension to laundry room. Held all units.

*14100 block Grand-Pre Road - Building Fire - 4-story garden style apartment - Units on scene with a working fire, contained to the room of origin. 14 units displaced due to water damage. All occupants provided for by the Red Cross. No injuries' 50k structure, 25k content.

Battalion 5 (Clarksburg, Damascus, Gaithersburg, Hyattstown, Laytonsville) Incidents:

*FS08 – 8800 block Cross Country Place - Report of shed on fire behind townhouse - units found 6' x 10' plastic shed fully involved - no extension to townhouse - No injuries or displacements - $2K loss - cause was homeowner moved operating grill into shed when thunderstorm hit the area

*17700 block Parkridge Drive - Adult male single GSW to chest - Working Code to hospital by M729

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