Engine 846 with smoke showing PLUS articles from Fire Engineering
Prince George’s County firefighters responded to the townhouse fire in the 600 block of Harry S. Truman Drive. The box alarm consisted of Engine companies 46, 33, 5 and 23; Truck companies 37 and 38; and Truck 9 as the Rapid Intervention Company. Engine 846 arrived to find smoke showing from the end unit of a two-story row.
Video and photos from PGFD PIO Mark Brady show the crew of E.846 making entry while TK.837 begins to open up. In Mark’s video you’ll also see companies arrive to the rear as the first line makes its attack on the fire. Engine 833 was assigned to run their line to the second floor and check for extension, which was found there and in the attic.
The results of the searches were negative and it reportedly took 20 minutes to extinguish the fire. More photos can be found here, “Townhouse Fire – 600 Block of Harry S. Truman Drive”
Read Kentland’s post about Box 46-26.
DeStafano, FireEngineering.com 6 February 2014
On the Line: Second Due is Second to None
DeStafano, FireEngineering.com 7 May 2013
Water Supply Tactics: Expect the Unexpected
Rossi, FireEngineering.com 19 July 2013