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Tenth District VFD
PO Box 522
Marbury, MD 20658
301-743-2080
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COMPANY RESPONDS TO WORKING BARN FIRE 

May 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM - The Engine Company and Tanker were dispatched on a barn fire in the 8000 block of Rosier Place in Bel Alton. Engine 8-2 and Tanker 8 responded within minutes. Upon arrival, units were confronted with a large barn that had been struck by lightning and was fully involved. Engine 8-2 established a water supply to fill tankers from a pond at a farm off of Fairgrounds Road. Tanker 8 shuttled water along with several other tankers. Both units were released after two hours.


SWIFT WATER RESCUE

May 16, 2014 at 0806- The Surface Water Rescue Team was dispatched to Fenwick Road at Ward Place for a Vehicle in the Water with injuries. Rescue Squad 8 responded with five members (four of them being Swift Water Rescue Technicians). First arriving Chief 11A advised that there was a vehicle stranded in the water with three occupants inside. Upon arrival of RS 8, three members were dressed and ready to enter the water. Those members, along with a technician from the Charles County Volunteer Dive Rescue Unit (Company 13) made entry in the fast moving water to remove the three persons to safety. The three occupants of the vehicle were not injured and required no further assistance from the crew. Ironically, at this same location two weeks earlier, the crew of Rescue Squad 8 performed a similar rescue removing two occupants from a stranded vehicle in rising waters. Those two persons also were not injured. We want to remind everyone that it is not safe to attempt to drive into flooded roadways. It only takes a small amount of water to stall a vehicle or move a vehicle from the roadway or the roadway could be washed away causing the vehicle to become consumed in the water. Remember, turn around don't drown.


PASSING OF TOM MILSTEAD

The Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department sadly announces the passing of Tom Milstead on May 9, 2014. A Life Member of the Department, Tom was currently serving as Secretary and was a Past Chief of the Department. Tom was also a Past President of the Charles County Volunteer Firemen's Association and a former member of the Bryans Road Volunteer Fire Department and the Potomac Heights Volunteer Fire Department.

Viewing will be held on Tuesday, May 12, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department, 7035 Poorhouse Road, Indian Head, MD, followed immediately by the Memorial Service. Burial will follow at Chicamuxen United Methodist Church Cemetery, 6255 Chicamuxen Road.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Tomís memory to the Tenth District Volunteer Fire Department.

Contact Chuck Burroughs, 301-848-3395, for further information.

 

 


RESCUE SQUAD EXTRICATES PATIENT PINNED UNDER TRACTOR

 

3 March 2014:  Just after noon in the height of the snow storm, the station was alerted for a report of a rollover motor vehicle collision in the 4700 Block of Montaine Place.  Rescue Squad 8, PA169 (from 8), and Duty Officer 8 responded.  While en route, communications provided further information that this was a tractor roll-over with the operator trapped underneath.  Units arrived and confirmed that a tractor was on itís side with a male patient pinned underneath the canopy frame.  The Rescue Squad crew utilized two Hurst hydraulic spreaders to lift the tractor off the patient.  The extrication took less than two minutes.  The patient was then moved to PA169 and transported to a local trauma center.

 

 


TECHNICIAN NEWMAN GETS PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF FIRE CAPTAIN AT NDWFD

 

The members of the TDVFD would like to congratulate Technician Emmitt Newman on his promotion to Fire Captain with the Naval District Washington Fire Department. Captain Newman will be assigned as Captain at Bolling AFB on Engine 41. Congratulations Emmitt on your promotion and the department wishes you the best. Good Luck!


ANOTHER MEMBER WELCOMED INTO THE TDVFD FAMILY

 

The members of the TDVFD would like to congratulate Jessica and Camp Campillo on the birth of their new baby girl Ellie Rose Campillo. She was born on 2-17-14 at 1545 hrs and weighed 7lbs 3.2 ozs. Both mom and baby girl are doing well and are expected home any time now.

 

Congratulations and good luck to both of you.


ONE TRAPPED ON MASON SPRINGS RD.

 

On Saturday February 16, 2014 just after midnight Company 8 was alerted to the 5800 block of Mason Springs Rd. for the MVA with reported subjects trapped. Squad 8, Engine 8-2, Paramedic Ambulance 8-7, and Chief 8A responded within minutes. Company 8 units arrived to find a single vehicle on its side into a tree. Chief 8A established the command and Engine 8-2ís officer was assigned as the extrication group leader. A plan was quickly thought out and Squad 7ís winch along with our cum-a-long was utilized to pull the vehicle off the tree. Once the vehicle was removed from the tree the crews from Company 8 went to work extricating the patient from the vehicle. The patient was extricated within minutes and transferred to the back of PA 209. PA 209 transported the patient to the LZ at Gale Bailey School Priority 2 where Engine 21-1 has set up the LZ and Trooper 2 was on the ground awaiting their arrival. Units operated on the scene for approx. 1 hour before returning to service.   


GARAGE FIRE IN POMFRET

February 7, 2014- The Engine Company was alerted for a garage on fire on Preston Lane in Pomfret. Engine 8-2 was out the door within seconds with a crew of five. Chief 8 was in the area and arrived first and advised he had a garage well involved. Chief 11 established command and advised Engine 8-2 to lay an additional supply line to the rear of the neighboring address. Crews advanced two attack lines to assist with extinguishment. The crew had to overcome a fence to get to the fire building by using two ground ladders. Chief 8 was assigned Operations. Crews operated on the fireground for two hours.  


AIRBOAT TRAINING ON FROZEN MATTAWOMAN CREEK

 

29 January 2014:  Today, crews decided to take advantage of the extreme cold temperatures and snow that have pounded the region to conduct some Airboat Operator training over the frozen Mattawoman Creek.  After performing some ice rescue training over the weekend, it was determined that the ice was roughly 6Ē to 8Ē thick in some areas.  Crews worked on launching and recovering the boat without the assistance of the boat ramps, approaching a stationary target in the water, as well as just getting acquainted to operating the boat on ice.  Six operators participated in the training.

 

 


FATAL COLLISION IN WELCOME

 

26 January 2014: At 0115 hours, Station 8 was alerted for a motor vehicle collision in the 7200 block of Port Tobacco Road.  Rescue Squad 8, Paramedic Ambulance 8-9, Engine 8-2, and Chief 8 responded.  While en route, communications advised that the CCSO was on the scene and had patient information that dictated a priority 1 response.  Upon arrival, crews found a single vehicle on itís side resting in the trees.  After assessment, it was determined that the occupant had succumbed to his injuries.  After the investigation was completed by Maryland State Police, the crew from Rescue Squad 8 completed the extrication. 


FIRST DUE WORKING HOUSE FIRE

 

19 January 2014:  Around 0830 hours, company 8 was alerted to the 2700 Block of Sweden Point Road for a reported house fire.  After investigating in the area, and further information from communications, units arrived in the 5900 block of Lucille Thornton Place to find a 2 story single family dwelling with smoke coming from the second floor and attic.  Chief 8 established the Command, and Engine 8-3 was assigned as the Attack Group Leader.  The crew from Engine 8-3 advanced a pre-connected handline to the second floor.  Crews found a working fire in the attic.  Engine 21-1 (NDW-Stump Neck) advanced a backup line into the structure.  The crew from Rescue Squad 8 performed searches and controlled utilities.  Crews from Tower 9 (Indian Head VFD) and Engine 7-2 (Potomac Heights VFD) were assigned to the roof to vertically ventilate and gain access to the fire that was confined in the void spaces.  Truck 11 (Bryans Road VFD) assisted with opening up the interior.  Engine 11 (LaPlata VFD) set up a draft site at the boat ramps at Smallwood State Park, however they were not used.  Crews operated on the scene for approximately two hours.

 

 


MEMBERS COMPLETE FIREFIGHTER AND EMT TRAINING

 

16 January 2014:  The department would like to congratulate several members for completing training recently.  Tiffany Crawford and Nichole Sires both recently completed the MFRI Firefighter I program.  This program started in September, ran two nights per week, as well as many Saturdays. Melody Hudson, Travis Johnson, and Jim Sires recently completed the Maryland Emergency Medical Technician Basic training.  This program also began in September, ran three nights per week, and many Saturdays as well.  The department would like to congratulate all five members for these achievements.  


MVC WITH SUBJECTS TRAPPED

 

On Jan 10 at approx. 0630 hrs Company 8 was alerted to Poorhouse Rd. in the area of Harley Davidson Pl. for the MVC with reported subjects trapped. Squad 8, Engine 8-2, Safety 8, and Chief 8A responded. While enroute Chief 10 arrived on the scene and advised that he had a 2 vehicle accident, one overturned and 1 subject trapped. Squad 8 arrived and went to work on the vehicle extricating the patient. The vehicle was down a steep embankment so the crew from Squad 8 rigged a safety line to travel up and down the steep embankment. The extrication took approx. 10 minutes to complete and the patient was transported to the hospital by Ambulance 78 with the paramedic from PA 168 on board. Command (Chief 10) held Company 8 and the transport units. Due to dangerous ice conditions numerous accident occurred in the area so once Squad 8 extricated the patient Engine 8-2 and Chief 8A were rerouted to another accident in the area. 

 


SQUAD 8 RUNS WORKING BARN FIRE IN LAPLATA

 

On Jan 9 at 1313 hrs Squad 8 was alerted to 11675 Englewood Dr. for the reported barn fire.  Chief 1A arrived to find a barn with heavy fire showing. Upon arrival Squad 8 and Engine 7-3 were assigned as the RIT Group. After assembling all of our RIT equipment Squad 8 and Engine 7-3 established RIT on side ďAĒ. Units performed some exterior operations while the crews from Company 1 operated inside. Units operated for approx. 1 hour before returning to service.