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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.
At 1227 hrs on February 14th, Truck 14 and Chief 14A responded to the 7700 blk of Ora Ct. for the townhouse fire. Units from 35 arrived to find a 3 story middle of the group town home with smoke showing. Truck 14, 1st due Truck, assisted engine company 35 with a kitchen fire that was quickly knocked down. The Truck laddered the house, searched, vented, and opened up on division 1. Company 14 was ready for service at 1332 hours.
At 0608 hrs on February 2nd, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the NB Baltimore-Washington Parkway in the area of the Capital Beltway for the personal injury accident. While enroute, units were advis…ed that US Park Police were on scene with 1 overturned into the woods with 1 ejected and 1 trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle with cribbing and struts before removing the driver side and passenger side doors to gain access to the patient. Once the doors were removed, it was discovered the patient was partially ejected out the windshield with their legs pinned under the engine compartment of the vehicle. The crew quickly set up air bags and lifted the vehicle over 1ft to extricate the patient. Company 14 was ready for service at 0716 hrs.
At 2358 hrs on February 1st, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14B responded to the NB Baltimore-Washington Parkway in the area of Powder Mill Rd for the personal injury accident. While enroute, units were advised US Park Police were on scene at the dispatched location with 1 vehicle into the woods with 1 trapped. Rescue Squad 14 arrived moments later and went to work stabilizing the vehicle. The patient was quickly identified as a priority 1 patient and Rescue Squad 14 removed 2 doors and a b-post on the passenger side and the driver’s door to extricate the driver. The crew assisted with removing the patient from the woods and transferred care to awaiting EMS units. Chief 14B had the Rescue Group and the company was ready at 0044 hrs.
At 0920 hrs on January 29th, Rescue Squad 14 and Chief 14A responded to the outer-loop of the Capital Beltway in the area of Kenilworth Ave. Units found a multiple vehicle accident with 1 driver trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed the driver’s door. Company 14 was ready for service at 0941 hrs.
On January 29, 1988, Deputy Chief Jim Yvorra was killed in the line of duty when he was struck by a car while operating on an accident scene on I-495 at Good Luck Road. At the time of his death, he had served as an active volunteer with the Berwyn Heights VFD and Rescue Squad for 11 years, holding every rank through deputy chief and president. Jimmy was a friend, teacher, coach, and mentor to many. He was a nationally recognized author and editor in the fields of fire, hazardous materials, and emergency medical services, as well as a founding member of the Prince Georges County Fire Department Hazardous Materials Response Team.
As with others who have gone before us, his work has made us who we are today. He has been missed and will never be forgotten. Rest in peace brother.
At 1633 hrs on January 27th, Rescue Squad 14, Chief 14, and Ambulance 14 responded to SB Baltimore Washington Parkway in the area of Riverdale Rd for the personal injury accident. Company 14 arrived on scene to find a single vehicle off the roadway and the driver trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed 2 doors and a b-post to extricate the patient while the ambulance crew initiated patient care. Chief 14 had the command and the company was ready for service at 1655 hrs.
At 1640 hrs on January 25th, Resuce Squad 14 responded to Montgomery County on their Rapid Intervention Dispatch for a townhouse fire in the 12100 Blk of Sweet Clover Dr. Rescue Squad 14 was assigned to the Rapid Intervention Group and assisted with positioning ladders and opening up from the exterior. Company 14 was ready at 1807 hrs.
At 1408 hrs on January 24th, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the NB Baltimore Washington Parkway in the area of Powder Mill Rd for the personal injury accident. As additional calls came in, PSSC upgraded the call for reports of entrapment. Units from Company 31 arrived first and found a 2 vehicle head-on collision with priority patients trapped in each car. Due to the severity of the collision, the crew from Company 31 started working to extricate the patients.
Rescue Squad 14 arrived and immediately split crews and stabilized both vehicles. With both patients requiring immediate extrication, the Rescue Squad crew used rapid extrication techniques. 1 crew removed two doors and a b-post before cutting the a-post and lifting the dash to extricate 1 patient. Meanwhile, the other half of the crew used spreaders to gain access to the driver’s compartment of the minivan and spread the dash to extricate the 2nd patient.
Rescue Squad 49 was added to the call by command in case Rescue Squad 14 was not able to make it to the scene due to stopped traffic on the parkway, however they were not utilized.
Shortly after 1500 hrs on January 22nd, Rescue Squad 14 and the Ambulance responded to the 9100 blk of Edmonston Rd for the personal injury accident. Company 14 arrived to find a single vehicle that had left the road way, traveled a substantial distance across snow covered grass, and struck an apartment building. The ambulance provided EMS while the Rescue Squad evaluated the building and checked the affected apartment. Minor structural damage was found in the basement and a building inspector was requested.