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.
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On Saturday October 4th, Rescue Squad 14 and the Ambulance once again attended the College Park Home Depot’s Fire Safety Day. We are grateful to be able to partner with Home Depot to support this important cause and educating the youth on fire safety.
After the events at Home Depot ended, Rescue Squad 14 traveled down Greenbelt Road to the overpass at the Baltimore-Washington Parkway to standby as hundreds of motorcyclists escorted a section of World Trade Center steel from New York to Quantico Virginia.
At 1754 hours on October 3rd, Truck and Rescue Squad 14 responded to the 7500 block of Burdette Way for the townhouse on fire. Units from Beltsville arrived to find a 2 story middle of the group townhouse with smoke showing. Truck 14, second due, assisted with the search of the structure, laddered the house, and ventilated. Rescue Squad 14, third due, was assigned RIT and assisted with laddering the building and opening up from the exterior. The fire on the 2nd floor was quickly brought under control and Company 14 was ready for service at 1831 hours.
As Truck and Rescue Squad 14 were picking up, PSCC added them to a collapse investigation in the first due. Ambulance 14 arrived in the 5500 block of Cherrywood Lane to find a single vehicle had driven through a store front injuring multiple patrons of nail salon. The ambulance crew immediately began triaging patients and requested additional transport units. Upon arrival, Rescue Squad 14 was assigned the Technical Rescue Group and conducted a survey of the building to assess any structural damage. No serious damage was noted and once all patients were transported, Truck and Rescue Squad 14 returned to service at 1902 hours.
Shortly after the company finished eating and cleaning up, Truck and Rescue Squad 14 were alerted to the 11400 block of Pitsea Dr in Company 31’s area for the report of a house fire. Company 31 arrived to find a 1 story single family dwelling with a working fire in the basement and requested the working fire dispatch. Truck 14, second due, conducted a primary search of the first floor, laddered the house, opened up, and checked for extension. Rescue Squad 14 was assigned RIT and assisted with ladders, opening up from the exterior, and controlling utilities. Company 14 was ready for service at 2258 hours.
At 0928 hours on September 30th, Truck 14 responded to the 7500 block of Newburg Dr for the house on fire. First arriving units reported a two story split level house with smoke showing. Truck 14, operating as the first due truck company, searched and ventilated the house before assisting the engine company with opening up and checking for extension. Truck 14 was ready for service at 1140 hours.
At 1902 hours on September 26th, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14A [Fabrizio] responded to the area of Northbound Interstate 95 and the ICC for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Units located a box truck partially off the road way on the ramp from the ICC to Southbound I-95 with 1 trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the box truck and removed the passenger door to extricate the patient. Company 14 was ready for service at 2005 hours.
At 1956 hours on September 25th, Truck and Rescue Squad 14 responded to the 9000 block of Breezewood Ter for the apartment fire. Company 14 arrived to find a 3 story garden style apartment with smoke in the stairwell. A small fire was located in a utility closet on the third floor and quickly controlled. Company 14 assisted the investigators before returning to service at 2106 hours. Chief 14B [Kiernan] had command.
At 0211 hours on September 21st, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the area of Southbound I-95 in the area of the Capital Beltway for the personal injury accident. First arriving units found a two vehicle accident with one patient trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed two doors and a “B-post” to extricate the patient. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 0246 hours
On the evening of September 18th, some of our members attended the Prince Georges County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association Awards Dinner that is part of the Convention every year. The Berywn Heights Volunteer Fire Department is proud to recognize and congratulate two of our members on earning the following awards:
The Joseph A. Chaney Fire Prevention Award
FF/EMT Kyle Snyder was awarded the Joseph A. Chaney Fire Prevention Award. Kyle has consistently worked with the Town of Berwyn Heights over the last year to coordinate the incorporation of fire safety education into community events. Kyle also won the department recognition at the State Convention for his outstanding work with fire prevention.
The Volunteer EMS Captain George H. Lindell Award for EMS Excellence
FF/EMT Jaime Simpson was awarded the Volunteer EMS Captain George H. Lindell Award for EMS Excellence. Jaime spent countless hours redeveloping the Volunteer Paramedic Program and teaching the ALS Assist class required for BLS providers to drive a Paramedic Ambulance. This enable numerous departments, including our own, to provide Volunteer ALS service to the community.
On the evening of September 17th, Rescue Squad 14 attended the annual Cheverly Public Safety Day. Each year, Rescue Squad 14 is invited to this great community event to demonstrate how a patient would be extricated from a vehicle after a serious accident. Our Department would like to once again thank the public officials of Cheverly for the opportunity to participate in this event and we look forward to doing so again in the future!
At 2024 hours on September 14th, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14A responded to southbound I-95 in the area of Sandy-Spring Rd for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Rescue Squad 14 was held on the call as the 2nd Rescue Squad due to the first due rescue squad being understaffed. Units from company 10 arrived to find a single vehicle accident with one trapped. Rescue Squad 14 arrived on scene and completed the extrication by removing the roof of the vehicle. Chief 14A had the extrication group. Company 14 was ready for service at 2103 hours.
Shortly after 2130 hours on September 12th, units from the Laurel area were dispatched for the personal injury accident with entrapment at the intersection of Laurel-Bowie Rd and Contee Rd. Rescue Squad 49 [Laurel] found a multiple vehicle accident with multiple patients trapped in different vehicles. Rescue Squad 49 requested an additional Rescue Squad bringing Rescue Squad 14 to the scene. Rescue Squad 14 extricated 1 patient from a work van before assisting Rescue Squad 49 with a patient that was pinned in a sedan. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 2224 hours.