In the evening hours of April 20th, Company 2 was alerted to respond to a reported house fire in Waldorf, Rescue Squad 2 responded with total staffing of four personnel. The caller advised the structure had been struck by lightning and units from Waldorf VFD (Company 3) arrived with visible smoke and fire. Rescue Squad 2 arrived as the first due special service, and assisted in laddering the structure ... (Full Story & Photos)
On April 20th at 0942 hours, Engine Company 2 was alerted to respond to Three Notch Rd in the area of Big Dogs Tavern for the reported house fire. Engine 22 responded with four personnel at dispatch. St. Mary's Engine 24 from (Mechanicsville) arrived on scene with smoke showing and established the "Three Notch Rd Command". The crew from SM E24 entered the structure to locate and extinguish any fire ... (Full Story)
The Hughesville Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad regrets to announce the passing of active, life member James "Iggy" Herbert.
The fire department and rescue squad will be coordinating services at the request of the family. At this time, the family and department would request time to mourn and reflect. A fire department representative will be appointed as a point of contact and more ... (Full Story & Photos)
On 4/19/2015 at 1553 hours, Engine Company 2, Tanker 2 and Engine Company 836 were alerted to 3454 Slater Drive for the reported large vehicle fire. Utility 2 was available on the air and responded with two personnel at dispatch. Utility 2 arrived on scene with a camper trailer fully involved and established the Slater Drive command. Engine 22 responded with four personnel, Tanker 2 with two personnel. ... (Full Story & Photos)
On April 6, 2015 at 1459 hours Station 2 and Station 3 were alerted to respond to a reported large brush fire in the area of Woodville Road and Woodmont Drive. Engine 24 and Tanker 2 responded as well as Engine 34 from Waldorf. When Engine 24 arrived the reported location was changed to Harley Place off of Woodville Road and an upgraded assignment was requested. This brought U2, B3, E124, B840, E54 ... (Full Story & Photos)
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Two Wis. Men Die in Manure Pit Accident
According to the sheriff's office, deputies who arrived on the scene learned the two men were trying to retrieve a piece of equipment that fell into the manure pit.
Off-duty San Jose Firefighter Saves Nine
July 03--SAN JOSE -- Fire engineer Stan Wong was heading home after his shift with the San Jose Fire Department on Friday morning when he saw smoke coming the roof of a home in east San Jose.
Wong, a 13-year veteran of the department, immediately drove up to the home on the 2800 block of Stemple Court and ushered nine people, including three children, out to safety, San Jose Fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said.
He then called 911 and turned off the home's utilities, all before San Jose firefighters arrived.
"He's a good Samaritan, a high quality person," Van Elgort said. "He did all the stuff we are trained to do until we got there."
Fire crews responded to the home by 9:20 a.m. and were able to extinguish the blaze -- which was in the attic -- by 10 a.m.
Van Elgort said a preliminary investigation indicated an electrical fire may have been the source of the smoke and flames.
The fire caused only moderate damage, Van Elgort added, and the family and a few small dogs...