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The officers and members of the Bunker Hill Fire
Station regret to inform you of the passing of: Henry W. "Dusty"
FIRST FIRE OF MARCH FOR BUNKER HILL VOLUNTEERS
March 2 - Around 0700 hrs on March 2, 2005, E-551 and surrounding units from the 4th Battalion were alerted for a reported house fire at 4708 Sheridan Street in Co. 7â€™s first due. Engine 551 responded with 6 men. Engine 72 and Tower 7 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the structure. E-551 arrived on scene within minutes to pick up E-131â€™s supply line and stood fast with other companies while Riverdale got a good knock on the fire. Bunker Hill Volunteers maintained a second crew at the station during the entire incident. Initial Alarm: E-71, E-131, E- 11, E-551, TW-7, T-9, T-12, SQ-14, BC-4. Working Fire Dispatch : A-559, M-55
BUSY SATURDAY FOR BUNKER HILL VOLUNTEERS
February 19 - At 1640 hrs, Engine Company 55 was dispatched for a reported house fire at 2907 Upshur Street. Engine 551, Engine 552, and Chief 55 responded with 7 men. Engine 551 went on the scene with smoke showing from a single family dwellings. Crews from Engine 551 advanced an attack line into the structure while the crew from E-552 picked up their line and assisted with line placement and ventilation. The fire was contained to one room and was scaled back to Company 55 and 7. Chief 9 (Kuenzli) had interior and Chief 55 (Ewing) had the Mt. Rainier command. Initial Alarm: E-551, E-552, E-93, E-11, T-9, TW-7, SQ-22, BC4.
February 19 - After an outside fire and a first due house earlier in the day, Engine Company 55 was dispatched for an auto fire at 38th Street and Rhode Island Avenue. As Engine 551 checked the area surrounding the dispatched location, Engine 552 was instructed to check in 4500 Block of Rhode Island Avenue. Engine 552 arrived on scene to find an auto well off. Crews made a quick knock on the fire and returned to service a short time after.
February 20 - Around 0930 hours, Engine 551 and
BC 4 (Mangum) were dispatched for a reported house fire with people trapped
on 53rd Place in Co. 9's first due. Units from 9 arrived onscene to find
a 1 story dwelling with smoke showing from the basement. While Engine
Co. 9 and Tower 33 made an aggressive attack on the fire, Engine 551 was
held up by the train and arrived a short time later to do some minor overhaul.
STATION 55 RESPONDS TO CAR FIRE
Engine Company 55 was alerted to Eastern Ave and Russell Ave for a vehicle fire. Engine 552 and Engine 551 responded with 7 men. E-552 arrived on scene with DCPD to find an auto off on the District of Columbia side of Eastern Avenue. F/F Chris Klinepeter and F/F Tony Brooks did a good job and made quick work of the auto. DC Engine Co. 26 arrived on scene a short time later and stood by with a back-up line and assisted with clean-up while E-551 handled traffic control. The cause of the fire remains undetermined.
DRILL AND PRE-PLANNING SESSION HELD FOR BUNKER
Bunker Hill Volunteers went out and took part in
a night of aggressive drilling and pre-planning over in the 3900 block
of Hamilton Street and in the 4000 Block of Gallatin Street in our first
due. The primary focus of the drill was perfecting engine company operations
at common apartment structures in our area. Standpipe SOPâ€™s, aggressive
leader line attacks, building familiarization and crew integrity were
Sunday February 13, 2005
Around 1605hrs - A box was sounded for smoke in
the building at 3001 Queens Chapel Road in Co. 1's first due. E-552, E-551,
Ambulance 559, Medic 55, Chief 55, and Chief 55B responded with 15 men.
SQ-1 and Engine 552's crew found a fire in the kitchen with some moderate
extension that was knocked by a residential sprinkler system. Chief 55
(Ewing) had the command while C-55B (Hampton) had interior. Special thanks
to Medic 55's B-Shift crew for assiting with racking hose on this call
and always being of assistance on any first due structural assignments
BUSY SATURDAY FOR BUNKER HILL VOLUNTEERS
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 12, 2005
2130 - Engine Company 9 was sent for a local alarm auto in the 4500 block of Tanglewood Drive. Company 9 arrived onscene to find a pile of auto's fully involved. Company 9 requested a box assignment to the location to take care of some water supply issues and to assist with additional man-power. This brought E-551 with 5 men to the call. The fire was brought under control and Command (Chief Kuenzli) held Engines 93, 11, and 72 to mop up.
2100 - In addition to the crew staffing Station
55 on Saturday night, the College Park Volunteer Fire Department also
requested assistance in the College Park area to assist with potential
riot activity following the Terps Men's Basketball game against number
8 ranked Duke. Due to the history of College Park going absolutely mad
after big game versus Duke, Bunker Hill Volunteers offered to help by
sending a Mini-Pumper Crew to Station 12. Chief 55B (Hampton) and F/F
Tony Brooks took MP-55 to station 12 and were assigned a designated area
on campus. After the Terps' win, MP-55 (called Task Force 1) responded
to 1 outside fire, 1 dumpster fire, and 1 barrel fire. The crew was cheered
on by rowdy Maryland Fans during each incident. MP-55 also ran an out
of control burn during the first Maryland - Duke match earlier in the
ENGINE RUNS WORKING 44 APARTMENT
Friday February 11th at 1830 hours, Engine 551
and units from the 4th Battalion were sent to 5425 16th Avenue in Company
44's first due for smoke in the building. Engine 551, Chief 55, Chief
55A, and Chief 55B responded with 9 men. Engine 441 arrived onscene with
nothing evident and upon further investigation, encountered heavy smoke
conditins in the hallway. Engine 551's was the second arriving unit and
the crew reverse laid a supply line from E-441 in addition to placing
the first attack line in service to the apartment. E-551 advanced a 400'
attack line into the apartment and began an aggressive search for the
fire in heavy smoke conditions with Engine Co. 44 and Truck 9. A fire
was found in a bedroom and was knocked in less than 15 minutes. Chief
Ewing (C-55), Chief Hampton (C-55B), and Truck 91 also had a rescue and
an assist on the fire of an infant and an elderly resident. Chief Fisher
(C-55A) had the Chillum Command. Initial Alarm: E-441, E-11, E-551, E-72,
T-9, T-91, SQ-13, BC4. Task Force: E-93, E-121, T-12, T-14
Chip Ewing is Chief 55
Chip has been appointed as Chief 55. Even though the Bunker Hill Fire Station has 3 individual companies operating out of it, the Chief positions have been defined.
Engine 552 and Truck 55
run first fire of 2005
Engine and Truck run First Due Job
JANUARY 6 - 0115 this morning, Engine 552 and Engine
554 dispatched for a report
City/Colmar Manor Volunteer Fire Company
3716 Rhode Island Avenue
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712