June 19, 2016 - Around 1330, Truck 812 was dispatched as the 3rd due special service to the 4900 block of Ravenswood Rd. First arriving companies reported smoke showing from a 2 story single family dwelling. Chief 812B had the command, while Chief 812 assisted with the interior. Truck 812 split crews. The interior crew assisted with searching the basement and locating the fire, while Truck 812's second crew completed laddering and searched Division 1. Truck 812 operated for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.
***Photo courtesy Spiro Dimakas***
June 18, 2016 - Around 2030, Truck 812 was dispatched as the first due truck on the 2nd alarm to the 13900 block of Briarwood Rd for the apartment fire. First arriving companies had fire on Division 3 of the building, as well as through the roof. Chief 812 also ran the assignment and was assigned safety. Truck 812 arrived on scene and positioned on side alpha. Truck 812 set up for ladder pipe operations. After command ceased ladder pipe operations, Truck 812's crew was assigned to Division 3. Truck 812 operated on Division 3 with a hand line and extinguished fire in the bravo side apartments as well as in the cockloft. Truck 812 was the reassigned to the originating fire apartment to check for hot spots. Truck 812 continued to assist with overhaul and operated for approximately 4 hours before returning to service. A812B (129) also ran the call.
***Photo courtesy of PGFD PIO***
June 08, 2016 - Around 1300, Truck 812 was dispatched to the 6700 block of Dorman St as the truck on the working fire dispatch. Chiefs 812 and 812B also ran the call. Truck 812 arrived on scene and established RIT with E835 on side alpha. Chief 812 and Chief 812B operated as interior supervisors. Due to fire running the void spaces, command evacuated the building. Truck 812 was then utilized for its ladder pipe on side bravo. Once the bulk of the fire was knocked, crews from Truck 812 entered the structure and assisted with extinguishment and overhaul. Company 12 operated for approximately 2.5 hours before returning to service.
***Photo courtesy of Bladensburg VFD***
June 06, 2016 - Around 1430, Engine 812B (121) was dispatched to Company 41's area for the report of a construction office trailer on fire. First arriving companies found a trailer fully involved. Engine 812B was the first engine company to have a continuous water supply, an thus was utilized as the attack engine. Engine 812B flowed it's deck gun as well as multiple hand lines. Company 12 operated for approximately 45 minutes before returning to service.
May 29, 2016 - Around 0700, Truck 812 was dispatched to the 5400 block of Queens Chapel Rd in Company 1's first due. An off duty police office had called and reported a building on fire. Company 1 quickly arrived on scene and confirmed a working building fire. Chief 812 also arrived on scene and assumed the command. A second alarm was also started. Truck 812 arrived on side Charlie and reported smoke from the roof. Truck 812 split crews. Truck 812's interior crew searched the fire unit along with adjoining units. Truck 812's exterior crew worked on forcing the heavily fortified side Charlie doors of the units. Truck 812 performed extensive mop up and overhaul before returning to service. Company 12 operated for approximately 2 hours.
***Photos courtesy of Hyattesville VFD, Bladensburg VFD, and PGFD Fire Chief Marc Bashoor***
May 27, 2016 - Just before 0700, Truck 812 was dispatched to the 2200 block of Phelps Rd for the report of an odor of smoke in the building. Company 34 arrived on scene with nothing evident. When they reached the reporting floor, the discovered smoke in the apartment. The assignment was quickly upgraded to a box as companies discovered fire in a bedroom. Truck 812 arrived and worked with E834 to check for extension and ventilate. Company 12 operated for less then 1 our before returning to service.
May 26, 2016 - Around 2245, Truck 812 was dispatched to the 5800 block of Cherrywood Lane for the reported apartment fire. Chief 812 also ran the call. First arriving units reported fire showing from the terrace level apartment. Truck 812 searched divisions 2 and 3, as well as laddered sides Charlie/delta and ventilate the roof. Shortly after dispatch, a second box assignment was dispatched a few units down. A812 (128) was dispatched on that assignment, which was another working fire. Overall, units from company 12 operated for approximately 2 hours before returning to service.
May 19, 2016 - Around 1700, Company 12 was dispatched to 8204 Baltimore Ave for the reported building fire. Engine 812 (122), Truck 812, Reserve Ambulance 812C (127), and Chief 812 all made the response. Company 12 arrived on scene and reported smoke showing from the trash compactor bay. Engine 812 quickly extinguished the dumpster that was on fire, removed the dumpster from the building, and extinguished hot spots that were originally around the dumpster. The additional box assignment units worked together to ventilate the residential floors of the high-rise building. Chief 812 had the command. Company 12 operated for approximately 1 hour before returning to service.
May 18, 2016 - Around 1130 Truck 812 was alerted to the 7600 block of Fontainebleau Dr for the reported laundry room on fire. Chief 812 and Chief 812B also ran the call. First arriving units reported a 5 story multifamily dwelling with nothing evident. Once units made the 4th floor, they reported smoke on the floor with a possible fire. Truck 812 arrived and was assigned Division 5. Truck 812 performed the primary search on Division 5 as well as checked for extension. Units found a fire in the laundry room on Division 4 and quickly extinguished the same. Chief 812 had Division 4, and Chief 812B had the vent group. Company 12 operated for about 1.5 hours before returning to service.
May 17, 2016 - Around 2100 hours, Company 12 was alerted to the 5000 block of Lakeland Rd for the reported basement fire. Engine 812B (121), Truck 812, and Ambulance 812 (128) all made the response. First arriving units reported a 2 story single family dwelling with smoke showing. Company 12 quickly entered the structure and discovered a dryer on fire in the basement of the dwelling. Company 12 quickly extinguished the dryer and had minimal extension. Chief 812 had the command. Company 12 operated for about 1 hour before returning to service.