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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At 1810 hours on April 12th, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the Inner-loop of the Capital Beltway in the area of Kenilworth Ave for the personal injury accident. Units arrived to find 1 trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed 2 doors and a “B-post” to extricate the patient. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 1833 hours.
At 1634 hours on April 12th Rescue Squad 14 responded to the area of Kenilworth Ave & River Rd for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Units from Riverdale arrived to find a 2 vehicle accident with 1 trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed 2 doors and a “B-Post” to extricate the patient. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 1653 hours.
At 0454 hours on April 12th, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the intersection of Cherry Hill Rd and Sellman Rd in Beltsville. Units from Beltsville arrived to find a personal injury accident with entrapment. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed 2 doors and a “B-post” to extricate the patient. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 0524 hours.
At 1857 hrs on March 31st, Rescue Squad 14, Technical Support 14, Chief 14, and Chief 14A responded to the area of Governors Bridge Rd & Patuxent Overlook Dr for a vehicle in the water. Units arrived to find a pick up truck in water that had flooded a road way. Unable to determine if it was occupied, Technical Rescue units prepared to use boats to access the vehicle. Technical Support 14 provided generators and lighting as well as upstream and downstream spotters. Chief 14A was the Rescue Group Leader. The vehicle was determined to be unoccupied and Company 14 was ready for service at 2038 hours.
At 0149 hrs on March 30th, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the area of Baltimore Ave & Ammendale Rd for the train accident. Chief 41A had been flagged down by a CSX Engineer and informed that the train had struck a vehicle on the tracks. The location of the vehicle was not immediately known, and once CSX confirmed the tracks were shut down units began searching. Rescue Squad 14 initially confirmed the train was secure and there was no haz-mat situation before assisting with the search for the vehicle. The vehicle was located near a CSX access point and it was determined to be unoccupied. The driver of the vehicle was located by police near by. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 0230 hrs.
At 1814 hours on March 17th, Rescue Squad 14 responded to EB Rt. 50 in the area of Church Rd for the personal injury accident with entrapment involving an overturned tanker. Rescue Squad 14 positioned on WB Rt. 50 and utilized box cribs and struts to stabilized the tractor before using chains and the front winch to complete a tie back. Rescue Engine 33 completed the extrication from their position on EB Rt. 50. Rescue Squad then stood by while the Haz-Mat team off loaded the saddle tanks. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 1958 hours.
At 1307 hours on March 16th, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the 6600 Blk of Adrian St in Lanham for the reported house fire. Engine Company 28 arrived to find smoke showing from a 2 story single family dwelling and requested the working fire dispatch. Rescue Squad 14 arrived moments after Engine Company 28 and initiated a search of the house. The fire was located on the first floor and quickly knocked down. All searches proved negative and Rescue Squad 14 assisted the engine companies with opening up and overhaul. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 1453 hours.
Volunteers from the Berwyn Heights Volunteer Fire Department & Rescue Squad were honored to participate in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Washington D.C. Truck 14 and Truck 9 (Bladensburg VFD) set up a ladder arch at 15th St. and Constitution Ave in Northwest D.C.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!
At 1609 hrs on March 14th, Truck 14 and Chief 14B responded to the 10300 blk of Baltimore Ave for the building on fire. Units from Beltsville arrived to find a storage building with smoke showing. Truck 14 arrived and assisted the engine from Beltsville with searching and opening up. Due to the construction of the building, part of a block wall had to be breached in order to extinguish the fire in the attic space. Truck 14 remained on scene assisting with overhaul before clearing at 1825 hrs.
At 1741 hours on February 15th, Rescue Squad 14 and the Ambulance responded to NB Kenilworth Ave in the area of Westchester Park Dr for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Company 14 arrived to find a single vehicle in the woods with 1 patient ejected and 1 pinned. The Rescue Squad stabilized the vehicle and began extrication while the engine companies provided EMS to the ejected patient. The Rescue Squad removed the driver’s door, cut the “A-Post”, made a relief cut and spread the dash to extricate the priority patient. Company 14 was ready at 1818 hrs.
Rescue Squad 14 later returned to the scene to assist State Highway and Greenbelt PD with removing a section of guardrail in order to remove the vehicle from the woods.