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At 1423 hours on August 10th, Rescue Squad 14, Technical Support 14, Chief 14, and Chief 14A responded to the Six Flags America Amusement Park for the high angle rescue. The roller coaster “Joker’s Jinx” had become disabled approximately 80 feet above the ground, stranding 24 passengers in the cars. Technical rescue personnel made access to the stranded cars by climbing the tracks in order to secure the cars and determine the condition of the passengers. Crews determined that no one was in distress and provided the passengers with water and umbrellas to keep them cool.
The Rescue Group determined the best course of action was to place each passenger in a rescue harness and move them to Aerial Towers to be brought to the ground. Due to the location of cars and their distance off the ground, Aerial Towers were requested from Andrews Air Force Base and Fairfax County Virginia because of the length of their ladders. Once the Aerial Towers were in place, 3 teams of technical rescue personnel assisted the passengers into rescue harnesses, secured them to life lines, and assisted them to the waiting aerial towers. All 24 passengers were removed from the roller coaster without incident and refused treatment or transport to the hospital.
Chief 14 [McCoy] had the Six Flags Command; Chief 14A [Fabrizio] was the Rescue Group Supervisor
Shortly after 2000 hours on August 2nd, Truck 14 and Chief 14B responded to the 13700 block of Engleman Dr for the house fire with reports of entrapment. PSSC advised units responding that they were receiving reports of a garage fire with children trapped and jumping from windows. Units arrived to find a reportedly vacant two story single family dwelling with fire showing from the attached garage. Truck 14, 3rd due, was initially assigned to be the rapid intervention team and removed plywood and bars from windows. Command then instructed Truck 14 to split their crew of 8 and assisted with the secondary search throughout the structure. All searches were negative. Truck 14 was ready for service at 2135 hours.
At 2217 hours on August 1st, Rescue Squad 14, Chief 14A, and Chief 14B responded to the Outer-loop of the Capital Beltway in the area of Annapolis Rd for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Units arrived to find a two vehicle accident, one over turned, with the driver trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle with a box crib and then removed two doors and a “b-post” to extricate the driver. Chief 14A had the Rescue Group. Company 14 was ready for service at 2145 hours.
At 1951 hours on July 30th, Truck 14 responded to the 7600 block of Old Muirkirk Rd for the vacant house on fire. Units from Beltsville arrived to find a 2 story single family dwelling with fire throughout and began setting up defensive operations. Truck 14, first due, arrived and assisted the engine companies by opening up and manning master streams. The fires was brought under control within 15 minutes and Truck 14 was ready for service at 2230 hours.
At 0921 hours on July 23rd, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the area Edmonston Rd and Indian Creek St for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Units arrived to find a two vehicle accident involving a tractor trailer and an SUV. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the SUV and removed 2 doors and a “B-post” to extricate the driver. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 0945 hours.
At 2257 hours on July 14th, Rescue Squad 14 responded to the intersection of Greenbelt Rd and Mandan Rd for the personal injury accident with entrapment. Units arrived to find a multiple vehicle accident with 1 driver trapped. Rescue Squad 14 stabilized the vehicle and removed the driver’s door to extricate the patient. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 2314 hours.
At 2122 hours on July 12th, Truck 14 responded as the first due special service to the 8700 block of 21st Place for the house on fire. Due to another box alarm in the area, Truck 14 and the engine company from Montgomery County Station 12 were the first to arrive. Units reported a 1 story single family with smoke showing and requested the working fire dispatch. A fire was located in the basement and quickly knocked down. Truck 14 searched the house with negative results and assisted the engine company by opening up and ventilating. Truck 14 was ready for service at 2340 hours.
At 1633 hours on July 12th, PSCC dispatched the box alarm to the 13900 blk of Grenfell Pl. in Company 39′s area. Units arrived on the scene with fire showing from a middle of the group townhouse. Shortly there after, Rescue Squad 14 was transferred to Company 6 (Springdale). While enroute, Command requested the second alarm bringing Rescue Squad 14 to the scene. The crew was assigned to open up, overhaul and assist with controlling the utilities in the fire building and the bravo exposure. Rescue Squad 14 was ready at 1837 hours.
At 1144 hours on July 10th, Truck 14 and Chief 14A responded to the 8300 block of Baltimore Ave for the report of fire coming from the roof the McDonalds. Chief 12 arrived on scene with fire showing from the roof and a report fire in a fryer. Truck 14, 2nd due, was assigned to the roof to open up around the duct-work. The fire was quickly placed under control and Company 14 was ready for service at 1244 hours.
At 0915 hours on July 6th, Truck 14 & Chief 14 were dispatched for the reported townhouse fire in the 15000 block of Courtland Pl. Units arrived on scene confirming a working basement fire. Truck 14 was initially assigned rapid intervention and proceeded to assist units with ventilation and other exterior assignments. Part of the trucks crew was split and reassigned to check for extension on all levels and assist with overhaul. Chief 14 assisted at the command post. Truck 14 was ready for service at 1005 hours.