Chief's Blog

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Significant Fire & EMS Incidents From May 30 through June 5

Battalion 1 Incidents

• Motor Vehicle Crash on the OL495 @ Route 29 - Truck overturned - single truck accident, truck on it's side with no injuries and hazardous materials unit involved for leaking fuel tank.

• House Fire in the 3000 block of Mozart Drive - Town House (2nd from end) - Small Kitchen Fire in the Stove/Microwave that was quickly extinguished. No Civilian or FD injuries with a structural loss of roughly $3,000.

Battalion 2 Incidents

• Motor Vehicle Crash on the IL495 CONN AVE-GEORGIA AVE - Fire Units arrived to find a multi-vehicle collision on the inner loop prior to Georgia Avenue with 9 patients total; 5 traumatically injured patients and 4 patients with minor injuries. All transported to local area hospitals.

• Apartment Fire in the 8100 block of Connecticut Ave – Fire Units responded for reported smoke from an apartment. Fire Fighters found burned paper in a microwave extinguished by the sprinkler system. No civilian or FD injuries. $10K structural loss.

Battalion 3 Incidents

• Motorcycle Crash at Hurley Ave / Rte 28 - Trauma Code patient transported to local hospital.

• Suspicious Package in the 30 block of Courthouse Square - Package with powder at law office. Fire Fighters found non hazardous powder and turned over to MCPD.

• River Rescue at Violetts Lock - Assist MCPD with Search of River, Canal & Cliffs at Block House Point.

• Building Fire in the16100 block of Frederick Ave - Transfer Station. Fire Units found a small fire contained in trash pit. Fire isolated to small area and extinguished.

• Deck Collapse in the 18900 block of Treebranch Terr - to the rear of the townhouse. 4 total patients evaluated with 2 transported to a local hospital with scratches and bruises. Building Inspector evaluating design and code issues.

Battalion 4 Incidents

No significant incidents

Battalion 5 Incidents

• Pediatric homicide - minimal FD interaction with patient and/or scene.

• Motor Vehicle Crash at Redland & Mill Run – Fire Units found 2 cars involved in a crash. 6 total patients all with minor injuries transported to a local hospital.

• Water Rescue at Tridelphia Lake – Fire Units arrived with a missing swimmer witnessed going under by friends. Water and land search conducted until dusk. Person found deceased on June 7.

• 8209 Hedge Apple Way - Report of fire on the rear deck of a SFH w/people trapped - Units arrived to find 2-story split level w/exterior fire on the deck on Side C that had extended into the attic. Cause was accidental - unattended candle on deck. There were no injuries. $300K loss to the structure and $100K to contents. 3 adult’s displaced.

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