Box 1003: First Due House Fire With Entrapment

Aftermath of Fire. Photo by EMT Custead
Aftermath of Fire. Photo by EMT Custead

In the early morning of Thursday Jan. 31 ECC began receiving multiple calls for a possible house fire. Units from both Cabin John Park VFD stations 10 and 30 as well as surrounding stations responded quickly and arrived on scene to find heavy fire coming from the attached garage of a structure. Upon arriving on scene units received word that someone was still inside the house, unable to remove themselves from the structure. Between the Truck and Engine company from Station 10, the occupant was quickly located and removed while simultaneously the fire was attacked from the inside of the house, preventing further damage to the living quarters of the house.

In this case, as seen in many before, a working smoke alarm alerted the family to the fire. Further proof that WORKING smoke detectors save lives.

See Photos of the Incident on the CJPVFD Flickr Account.

Read an Article by The Washington Post.

Read a Press Release from MCFRS.

Unit Rundown:

  • Initial Alarm:
    • Engine 710 (Cabin John)
    • Engine 726 (Bethesda)
    • Engine 711 (Glen Echo)
    • Paramedic Engine 730 (Cabin John)
    • Engine 752 (US Navy)
    • Truck 710 (Cabin John)
    • Arial Tower 751 (National Institutes of Health)
    • Rescue Squad 741B (Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad)
    • Ambulance 710 (Cabin John)
    • Medic 730 (Cabin John)
  • Rapid Intervention Dispatch
    • Truck 706 (Bethesda)
    • Rescue Squad 401 (McLean Volunteer Fire Department – Fairfax County)
    • Ambulance 711 (Glen Echo)
  • Task Force Alarm
    • Engine 720 (Bethesda)
    • Paramedic Engine 706 (Bethesda)
    • Arial Tower 723 (Rockville)
    • Canteen 733 (Rockville)
    • Air 733 (Rockville)
    • Medic 741 (Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad)