Technical Rescue Handles Building Collapse.
Oct 27th: Berwyn Heights VFD Rescue Squad 14 & Technical Rescue Support 14 were alerted to the 5200Blk of Newton Street in Bladensburg for a car into an apartment building. Units arrived to find an SUV that had crashed through the structure’s brick wall and caused severe structural issues. BHVFD assisted in evacuating the building’s occupants and joined up with the rest of the County’s Technical Rescue Team to survey and condemned the structure due to severe structural damage. The Berwyn Heights VFD is the only volunteer company of the County’s Technical Rescue Team, which is made up of three Companies with special equipment and training (Station 6- Springdale, Station 47-Ft. Washington, and Station 14-Berwyn Heights). Our volunteers undergo additional training on building collapse, high angle rope rescue, trench rescue, confined space rescue, and water rescue.