Structure Fire In Waldorf
By Firefighter/EMT-B Kyle Compton
April 22, 2015

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 before entering the dwelling and immediately began opening the walls and ceiling exposing any trapped fire in the attic or walls to assist the engine crews extinguish with extinguishment efforts. After the fire was extinguished, the crew assisted with salvage and overhaul. During the incident, Squad 2 was utilized for RIT equipment (utilized by the RIT team) and cascade system was used to refill SCBA cylinders on scene. Strong work by all emergency personnel onscene.

Units: SQD2, E33, E121, E11, E12, T11, CH1A, CH3
Mutual Aid: RE840, E836B, TW824, CH836B, CH840, CH824B, CH824A, CH825A