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By LVRS Webmaster
February 22, 2017

...and returns to the first due for a working brush fire. The LVRS Volunteers staffed both suppression pieces and a dedicated ambulance on the career holiday for President's Day on 20 Feb 2017. At 1349, E849 transferred to 48. Seven minutes into the transfer, E849 was alerted back to the first due to assist EMS. The engine continued on the transfer after that call and seconds after walking in the door to 48 was alerted Powder Mill and Route 197 in 19's area for the 9I involving a motorcycle. Enroute back to 48 after being placed in service, the E849 didn't make it back into 48's station before heading to 39's area for the 9I on southbound Crain Highway at Rt 450. The engine crew took on fuel at 39 after that call and went back to 48, making it inside the door this time at least, but not with enough time to sit down, E849 responded for the working code (which wasn't) in 30's area in Landover Hills. After returning M830's unit to Station 30, the engine returned to 48, got some paperwork done and briefly enjoyed the recliners at 48. Not to get too comfortable, E849 was alerted on the brush fire back in the first due at Muirkirk Road at Hermosa Drive. Responding from 48 gave the brush fire a head start and the engine crew could see the column of smoke from Springfield Road. A849B was on the air and headed to the scene, arriving first, and requested a brush truck for the expanding brush fire in an open field, extending into the woods to the east. E849 took a hydrant adjacent to the field and along with A849B's crew and an unknown passerby, hand-jacked 500 feet of three inch along with the 200' 1 3/4" high rise pack and gated wye to the fire. Squad 849 and Chief 849A responded for manpower. Brush 715 arrived next and advanced into the field beyond E849's line and contained the fire on the distant end. AA Co. Brush 27, E810, and E831 also responded to the scene. While the engine company was at 48 (and in 19, 30, 39 and various other first dues), Squad 849 and Ambulance 849 responded to three other calls for service in the first due while a large number of PG County and mutual aid units operated at an even larger brush fire in 39's area.

 
 

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