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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.
At 1647 hours on September 12th, Rescue Squad 14, Chief 14A, and Chief 14B were dispatched to the 5400 block of 57th Ave in Company 13’s area. Shortly after units marked enroute, the address was updated to the 5400 block of Doris Court off 57th Ave in Company 9’s area. Engine 9 arrived to find a 3 story middle of the group town home with smoke showing. Rescue Squad 14 was the first arriving special service and initiated a search while Chief 14A established command. While units put a good knock on the bulk of the fire, there was obvious extension into both exposures leading command to request the 2nd alarm. Rescue Squad 14 searched all 3 floors of the initial fire unit and assisted Engine Company 9 open up and check for extension. All searches were negative and the fire was brought under control after 3o minutes. Rescue Squad 14 assisted with overhaul before returning to service at 2002 hours.
On September 10th, Rescue Squad and Ambulance 14 attended the Berwyn Heights Elementary School “Hello Husky” Back to School Night. As in the past, our members focused on educating the younger members of our community on the importance of fire safety and smoke detectors. The Rescue Squad and Ambulance were also on display, and our members fielded tons of questions from the kids about our apparatus and what they do. It is always a pleasure to attend events such as this and interact with out community!
On Wednesday September 10th, the Greenbelt City Police Department’s Emergency Response Unit came to Company 14 to train with out forcible entry prop. Members from Company 14 reviewed the basics of forcible entry with the officers before they spent an hour practicing the various methods for forcing inward and outward swinging doors. As a department we are fortunate to have a good working relationship with the Greenbelt Police Department and look forward to future interdepartmental training!
On Saturday September 6th, Rescue Squad 14 and the Ambulance participated the Berywn Heights Public Health and Safety Day at the town hall. Our members set up a booth to educate the public on the importance of fire safety and smoke/carbon monoxide detectors. The public was also able to get their blood pressure checked for free! At noon, the Rescue Squad demonstrated extricating a trapped patient from a car. Thank you to all who came out and supported a healthy community!
At 0512 hours on September 5th, Engine 31 was dispatched for an investigation of smoke in the area. Shortly thereafter Engine 31 found a 1 story commercial building with smoke showing in the 10400 block of Tucker St. and requested box. Rescue Squad 14 was the first arriving special service and began forcing entry and conducting a primary search. The crew assisted the engine company by opening up and checking for any extension towards the rear of the structure. Rescue Squad 14’s driver opened up on the exterior with personnel from Truck 12. All primary searches were negative and the were utilities controlled. Rescue Squad 14 was ready for service at 0605 hours.