The Berwyn Heights VFD currently has openings in our Bunkroom Live-In program. Live-in bunkroom members do not have to pay rent, but are responsible for meeting greater attendance and participation requirements. A minimum of Firefighter I is required and applicants must attain EMT-B within one year of acceptance into the program.
Contact us for further information or to apply.
At 1421 hrs on April 12th, Rescue Squad 14, Technical Support 14, and Chief 14A [Fabrizio] responded with other units to the 6600BLK of Crain Hwy for the confined space rescue. First arriving units found that a worker had fallen approximately 40 feet into a vault at a water treatment plant. Chief 14A [Fabrizio] was assigned the Rescue Group upon arrival, and units from company 14, 6, and 47 constructed a rope system while Haz-Mat personnel conducted air monitoring. The rope system was comprised of a main line with an integrated mechanical advantage and a belay line that was run through a tripod then into the vault. Company 14 was ready for service at 1640 hrs.
At 1847 hrs on April 7th, Truck 14 and Chief 14A [Fabrizio] responded to the 3100 blk of Bucklodge Rd for the house fire. First arriving units reported a 2 story single family dwelling with fire showing. Truck 14 conducted a search of the basement and first floor and assisted with opening up the entire house. The crew also controlled utilities and laddered the rear. Company 14 was ready for service at 1958 hrs.
At 1619 hrs on Wednesday March 27th, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the OL of the Capital Beltway between the PG County Line and New Hampshire Ave for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Rescue Squad 14 arrived on scene to find Truck 716 had stabilized a mini-van on its side with struts and a tie-back. Rescue Squad 14′s Officer was assigned the Extrication Group and the crew removed the glass and flapped the roof. Company 14 was ready for service at 1644hrs.
At 1737 hrs on Saturday March 23rd, Truck 14, Chief 14A [Fabrizio] and Chief 14B [Kiernan] responded to the 10600 blk of Hockberry Way for the townhouse fire. First arriving units reported smoke in the house and located a fire in the basement. Truck 14 laddered the house, searched, and opened up in the basement. Company 14 was ready at 1816 hrs.
On Saturday March 23rd, Company 14 conducted a lifting drill at the Sunnyside Ave Metro Yard. Crews began the drill by going over metro cars with metro employees. The crew was given the opportunity to look at a metro car while it was on a lift, providing a clear view of the underside of a metro car. The crew then practiced lifting a metro car with high pressure air bags to extricate a patient who had been struck by and pinned under a train.
At 1904 hrs on March 22nd, Truck 14, Chief 14A [Fabrizio], and Chief 14B [Kiernan] responded to the 8600 blk of Carroll Ave in Montgomery County for the Fire Task-Force. Initial units found a 3 story apartment building with fire on the top floor and removed one victim. Truck 14 arrived and was assigned to open up the roof and check for extension. Truck 14 had to remove sections of roofing material where a flat roof met a pitched roof due to smoldering insulation. Company 14 was ready for service at 2030 hrs
At 1902 hrs on March 6th, Truck 14 responded to the 100 Blk of Main St in Laurel for the commercial building fire. First arriving units found smoke showing from a heating and oil business and requested the working fire dispatch. Truck 14 was assigned RIT upon arrival and began ensuring adequate egress from the building on all sides. The fire quickly escalated and due to fire impingement on large oil/fuel tanks the building was evacuated. Truck 14 was reassigned to Side Charlie to finish opening up bay doors. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked down and the tanks cooled, Truck 14 entered the structure with Foam 12 and other units to extinguish the remaining fire. These units found fire in and around two fuel truck and quickly knocked down the fire. Units remained on scene for a extended period of time for extensive overhaul and haz-mat mitigation. Truck 14 was ready for service at 2119hrs.
At 1658 hrs on Saturday March 2nd, Truck 14, Chief 14 [Fabrizio], and Chief 14B [Kiernan] responded to the 7800 Blk of Emilys Way for the Townhouse fire. Company 14 arrived to find a 2 Story Townhouse with smoke showing and Chief 14A [Fabrizio] established the command. Truck 14 quickly located a fire in the kitchen that had extended from the stove to the cabinets and microwave above. The hookman was able to knock down the fire with the water can and the Truck proceeded to open up. Minimal extension was found and controlled and the assignment was quickly scaled back to 1 engine and 1 truck. Company 14 was ready for service at 1733 hrs.
At 2250 hrs on February 25th, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14A responded to the Inner-Loop of the Capital Beltway in the area of Annapolis Rd for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Rescue Squad 14 arrived to find an overturned tractor-trailer and the driver pinned. Rescue Squad 14 utilized struts, chains, and the rear winch to stabilize the tractor while the “piggy-back” trailers were married together and secured to an anchor point on the Engine from 35. The crew then removed the driver’s door and displaced the steering column and brake pedal to extricate the driver. Company 14 remained on scene while the Haz-Mat Support unit from College Park pumped off the tractor-trailers remaining fuel. Company 14 was ready by 000hrs.