Had a guy walk into the firehouse and tell us " I think y'all got a fire or soemthin'". Walked outside to a column.
Just so happened to be a first due house fire. Pulled up in the wagon with fire showing. We made an aggressive push into the house and found fire extending into the living room from the back bedroom, dining room and enclosed porch in the rear. Quick work was made of the fire which appeared to start on the back porch near a heater. Second in companies didn't get a chance to see much.
I am a live-in volunteer at the West Lanham Hills VFD Co. 28 in Prince George's County, MD. We are an aggressive company that runs over 4500 calls a year.
This blog is about what we see and hear out there on the streets as well as what we learn in-house. It is a training tool. It is also about my growing and maturing into a fireman and the experiences and lessons learned along the way. We all run into some crazy stuff out there...some more than others. I believe that we fall under the "more than others" category so I would like to share my/our experiences with you. Here, I will tell it and show it like it is, I just hope that everyone takes something back to their own houses with it. Stay frosty out there gents and thanks for stopping by.
P.S. be sure to check out the links below. They have proven useful many times for us on the firegrounds, there is always something to be learned.
*Please note that this page does not in any way reflect the ideas or opinions of the West Lanham Hills VFD organization or it's members. This blogpage is not directly associated with the WLHVFD website.*