Truck Crew Makes Rescue at College Park House Fire
Jan 7th- At around 2pm volunteers staffing Ladder Truck 14, Paramedic Ambulance 14, Chief 14-B, and surrounding companies were alerted for a house on fire with multiple calls in the 9700Blk of Wichita Avenue in College Park. While en route communications advised that they were getting reports of people trapped inside of the home. Truck 14 arrived on the scene as the first arriving unit with smoke and fire coming from the home.
Truck 14’s interior team entered the Delta side entrance of the home and located and removed a trapped occupant (adult female) within 4 minutes of arriving. The patient was handed off to Paramedic Ambulance 14 and Bladensburg Ambulance 9 for treatment and transport to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Chief 14B was assigned operations by incident command. The interior crew continued searching and opening up hidden fire on the first and second floors, operating with Engine 12 (College Park VFD) The exterior team laddered the structure and ventilated the roof. Truck 14 operated for 3 hours before returning to service.
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