Frederick County Fire & Rescue units were alerted for smoke in the house, Old Middletown Road, Jefferson, MD (Box area 20) on March 3. Dispatch advised units en route that callers were reporting fire showing and possible entrapment. First arriving units on-scene reported fire and smoke coming from the 2nd floor, and it was determined that all occupants had evacuated the structure. Command (Jefferson Chief 20) requested the rapid intervention and tanker task force assignments bringing mutual aid units from Loudoun County.
More of my photos from the scene can be viewed on my Flickr site:
Many thanks to my friend Lt. Kelly Lowery of Jefferson Co. 20 and Loudoun County Fire & Rescue for sharing his shots from when he first arrived on the scene (running first due with Tanker 612).
Around 12:21 hours on Tuesday (July 29) Frederick County Fire & Rescue units were toned out for High-Rise Box 1-8 at the Hickory Hill Apartments off of Key Parkway in Frederick City. Firefighters from Company 1 (Independent) and Company 4 (Citizen Truck) arrived to find smoke showing from the three-story apartment building. Occupants were trapped on the 3rd level of the unit and firefighters used ground ladders to perform rescues of up to 10 occupants from the building. Chief 1 had command and ordered a rapid intervention dispatch bringing Middletown Rescue Engine 74, Ambulance 38 (being staffed by Brunswick Vol Amb. Co. 19), Medic 1, and Jefferson Engine 201 to the scene.
Rescue Squad 2 (Junior Fire Company) and Rescue Squad 6 (Emmitsburg) as well as units from Fort Detrick (Engine 501), Urbana (Tower 23), Jefferson (Engine Tanker 204), Braddock Heights (Engine 122), New Market (Engine 152), and Middletown (Rescue Engine 74) were also dispatched on the initial alarm.
Photos include one of the rescues being performed by firefighters from Co. 1 and Co. 4 courtesy of my friend Lieutenant Kelly Lowery, and a shot of a firefighter performing ventilation courtesy of David Clark. I arrived after the rescues occurred and took overhaul and apparatus shots.
One additional note – Jefferson and Emmitsburg companies were detailing at Company 3 (United) in downtown Frederick today while Co. 3 members took part in the funeral for long-time member and firefighter Mark Fisher. New Market was filling in at Company 31 as their members were also taking part in the funeral detail. Thanks to Lieut. Lowery for the full rundown of the units and dispatch assignments.
Trevor James Fire Scene Photography
More photos are up on my Flickr account here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59625319@N02/
Frederick County Fire & Rescue/Frederick City units were toned out for the ’smoke in the house’ Wednesday, July 2nd around 12:00 hours. Engine 12 (Independent), 23 (Junior), Tower 1 (Independent) and Amb 29 (Junior) responded. Fumes and light smoke were located in a malfunctioning HVAC unit. Units were placed in service shortly after arriving. Here are some apparatus shots.
At approx. 22:00 hours on June 23, Frederick County Fire & Rescue was toned out for a multi-family structure with smoke showing at Farmgate Ct. Upon arrival firefighters encountered heavy fire from the basement with extension through half of the duplex. A second alarm was sounded for rapid intervention and manpower. Two special alarms brought the canteen unit, air unit, and Rescue Squad 20 for air supply. The fire was brought under control and an extensive overhaul was performed with the scene packing up after approx. 24:00 hours.
The alarm assignments follow:
1st alarm: ** Frederick ** MULTI-FAMILY STRUCTURE / SMOKE 5800 blk FARMGATE CT /E311, E31, E23, RE11, E501, A319, RS3, TR41, TWR1, BAT900, SFT900, BAT1 (A01)
Additional (2nd) alarm: ADDITIONAL ALARM / FIRE / -RPD_INTER_DISP / D12, E122, RS2, A39, M31, W31 (A01)
RE11, RS14 (04)
Canteen 1, AU4 (04)
More photos can be found on my Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/photos/59625319@N02/2-Alarm fire
Frederick County Fire & Rescue battled an early morning 2-alarm fire at the Dairy Maid warehouse on East 7th St. in downtown Frederick, MD. The fire started due to a malfunction in a compressor and spread to the warehouse roof. Firefighters quickly had the fire under control and continued to perform overhaul on the scene for a few hours. I arrived during the overhaul phase.
Companies on scene included United #3, Citizens Truck #4, Independent #1, Junior #2, Braddock Heights, Brunswick, and Emmitsburg. The full dispatch of both alarms is here via the dispatch provided by Frederick Scanner:
COMMERCIAL STRUCTURE / FIRE-VISIBLE 259 E SEVENTH ST FRE1: @DAIRY MAID DAIRY MAP: 4566F3 Disp: A29,BAT900,E22,E501,RE11,SFT900,E31,E311,ET114,RS2,TR41,TWR1,BAT1,E23,A28,E12,SFT901,E502,C2-1,C3,BAT902,RS3
ADDITIONAL ALARM / FIRE / 2ND_ALRM_URBAN 259 E SEVENTH ST FRE1: @DAIRY MAID DAIRY MAP: 4566F3 Disp: E331,E122,ET224,E72,E161,A29,A18,RE11,TR5,WCTR6,BAT900,SFT900,W2