Shortly before 23:00hrs, a citizen pulled up to the station and advised members of a van fully involved in the KFC parking lot near Sheriff Road and MLK Highway. At the same time, PSC dispatched Quint 838 (which was on the air, after wrapping up a forcible entry drill at station 833), on the local. Upon arriving, the crew found the van to fully involved in the parking lot with no extension to the building. Crews stretched a line and put a quick knocked fire. Quint 838 operated for a short time before returning to service.
Around 14:30 hours engine company 38 recieved the first of numerous calls, that ranged from medical locals, to box assignments that lasted well into the next morning. E838 ran first due in Company 8 (Seat Pleasent), Company 5 (Capitol Heights), and Company 17 (Boulevard Heights) first dues (Da Oaks truly came first) on multiple assignments. The engine crew picked up the slack and ran non-stop to help protect the citizens of Prince Georges County as they were not able to stay in quarters longer than an hour before recieving their next run. After a busy day and night E838's crew was finally able to get some much needed rest around 03:00 hours.
The total call volume for engine company 38 was 13 calls while the quint crew stayed well rested while only running three boxes throughout the day.
This dedication and station pride goes to show how much the men and women at company 38 are willing to do to live up to their duty: to protect and serve the citizens of PG County .It also lives up to our company motto "Da Oaks Comes First."
pQT838 responded to BWnbspParkway Rt 50 for a reported car overturned and one trapped. Once on the scene the crew found the vehicle on the Jersey wall after rolling several times. The driver of the car self-extricated himself with the assistance of other motoristsnbspprior to units arriving. He was transported to PGnbspTrauma. Units operated on the scene for 25 minsnbspbefore returning to service.p
pJust before 11am PSSCnbspdispatchednbspE808 E838 E833 RE833 QT838 TK826 ampnbspTK829nbspfor a reported house fire in the 6100 block of Elder Street in Capitol Heights. Once on location E808 reported smoke showing from a 1STYnbspSFD. units was able to make a quick knock on the kitchen fire in a short period of time. Command Chief 838 Boldennbspheld E808 E838 ampnbspQT838 for clean up and returned to service in less than an hour.p
QT838 responded to BW Parkway @ Rt 50 for a reported car overturned and one trapped. Once on the scene the crew found the vehicle on the Jersey wall after rolling several times. The driver of the car self-extricated himself with the assistance of other motorists prior to units arriving. He was transported to PG Trauma. Units operated on the scene for 25 mins before returning to service.
Just before 11am PSSC dispatched E808, E838, E833, RE833, QT838, TK826 & TK829 for a reported house fire in the 6100 block of Elder Street in Capitol Heights. Once on location, E808 reported smoke showing from a 1STY SFD. units was able to make a quick knock on the kitchen fire in a short period of time. Command (Chief 838 Bolden) held E808, E838 & QT838 for clean up and returned to service in less than an hour.
p4th Annual Safe Kids Holloween Party and Haunted House Hosted by the Chapel Oaks VFDnbspLadies Auxiliary. ppOctober 29 2011 7pm to 10pmppGoodies Bags for all childrenppGames ppPrizes ppPhoto Booth ppand Music by DJnbspSportyppTickets 7.00 per Child and 3.00 per adultsppFor more information andor get tickets in advance contactppBobbie 202-398-2648ppBeverly 301-793-6438ppDoretta 301-974-5005ppRose 301-978-1696ppShelia 301-266-7358ppTawana 240-353-0164nbspp
pLast week Life Member Ronnie Gill was appointed to the position of Deputy Director with the Prince Georges Countys Office ofnbspHomeland Security. Ronnie recently retired from DC Fire EMS Department where is served for many years and moved up the ranks to Deputy Fire Chief. When asked to whom he thanks for his successes Deputy Director Gill stated The ones that came before laid the foundation to make things possible for all of us. He went on to say To all that I am I owe I live eternally in the red.ppbrCongratulations Deputy Director Gill We wish you continued success in your new positionbrTHE CHAPEL OAKS FAMILYp
Last week Life Member Ronnie Gill was appointed to the position of "Deputy Director" with the Prince George’s County's Office of Homeland Security. Ronnie recently retired from DC Fire EMS Department where is served for many years and moved up the ranks to Deputy Fire Chief. When asked to whom he thanks for his successes, Deputy Director Gill stated “The one's that came before laid the foundation to make things possible for all of us”. He went on to say “To all that I am I owe, I live eternally in the red”.
Congratulations Deputy Director Gill, We wish you continued success in your new position!
THE CHAPEL OAKS FAMILY
pJust around 440hrs E838 was dispatched for an auto firenbspin the 5600blk of Jefferson Heights Drive.nbspOnce the crewnbspknocked down the fully involvednbspcar they discoverednbspa body inside and requested thenbspassistance from thenbspCounty Fire Investigator and PolicenbspppItnbspwas unknown if any foul play was involved at this time. The County Police is still investigating.nbspppa hrefhttpwww.myfoxdc.comdppnewslocalprince-georges-police-find-body-inside-burning-car-083111Read More Hereap
pJust before 1830hrs E838 was dispatched 3rd due on a house in the 700 block of Brooke Road in Capitol Heights Co 805 Area. Units arrived to find a 2 sty vacant SFDnbspwith heavy fire showing from the 1st and 2nd floors. Units knocked the fire down in roughlynbsp30 mins but extensive overhaul was required. Units cleared the scene around 2200hrs.a hrefhttpwww.chvfd.orgnewsbrookerd081711.htmlPicturesappnbspp
pPrince Georges County Councilwoman Andrea Harrsion hosted a meeting and dinner with District 5 Community Leaders to discuss community goals.p
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pstyle typetextcssp margin-bottom 0.08in stylep stylemargin-bottom 0inQ838 was dispatched as 1supstsupdue truck to the 8100 Blk of Allendale Drive in Company 833s areafor a reported house fire. Upon their arrival they found heavy fireon the first floor. Units quickly made small work of the fire andreturned to service within an hour or so.pp