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Barn Fire – Box 0701 – Old Dumfries Rd.

Sunday, December 23rd, 2013 0100hrs: Company 7 (Catlett) was dispatched for a smoke investigation. As they arrived on scene, they encountered a working fire barn fire and filled the box assignment. W-10 responded with four as the second due pumper. Wagon 10’s driver assumed the role of water supply officer and setup the dump site. The crew checked for extension in the adjacent barn and the crew knock down hot spots and overhauled parts of the barn involved. Several dozens of burning hay bales and some equipment were moved to an open area of the property. W10 was released by command and went ready at 0423hrs.

 Units: W10, K10, E7, K7, R7, W1, K1, E2, K8, E13, and K13

Structure Fire – Box 0305 – Horse Country Trail

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013 2100hrs: Units were alerted for the working structure fire at Horse Country Trail. Wagon, Tanker, and AC 10 responded with a total of 7 personnel from the Opal area after clearing a previous fire. Units on scene were advising of a large single family dwelling with heavy fire on side Delta of the structure and the fire was spreading to the roof. AC10 arrived on scene and was assigned Operations Officer by command. Wagon 10 arrived and sent its personnel to the fire ground while the tanker remained at the dump site. Wagon 10’s crew along with Engine 4 made entry on side Charlie and stopped the fire from spreading to the garage and kitchen. Company 10 units remained on scene until about 0200 helping in the salvage and overhaul process.

Units: W10, K10, AC10, E4, and other county units.

Winter Weather Dec 26 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012:  New Baltimore received multiple emergency calls due to weather.  The day started with a chimney fire in Cattlet’s first due.  Then as the weather set in with snow and icing conditions there were multiple traffic accidents within the New Baltimore and Catlett’s first due areas.  Thankfully no serious injuries occurred during any of the calls.

Chimney Fire – Box 0703 – Greenwich Road

Friday, November 30, 2012:  Wagon 10 responded with four to a chimney fire in Cattlet’s (Co7) first due.  W10 arrived on-scene of a single story home with visible fire from the chimney. W10 was assigned to the roof and checked for extension while C7 units attempted extinguishment from the firebox in the basement.  Multiple attempts at extinguishment were made with a dry chem extinguisher. W10 firecrew used a chain down the flue to break up the remaining material and a few more blasts of dry chem extinguished the fire. Fire was contained the firebox and flue with no extension into the house.

Structure Fire – Box 1009 – Hillside Drive

Saturday, June 9, 2012: Dispatched for report structure, Engine 10 responded with 5, Brush 10 with 2, and Ambulance 10-1 with 2.  Arriving on scene of a single story structure flames visible from side A.  E10 proceeded with an interior attack while Wagon 1 arrived to establish the dump site.  The fire was under control in 5 minutes.  Units completed extinguishing hotspots and then continued with overhaul operations.  Fire companies that responded 1, 2, 19, 11, 3, and 4 thank you for the assistance on this call.

Structure Fire – Box 1006 – Broad Run Church Rd

Friday, April 27, 2012 1500: Early Friday afternoon, units were dispatched for a house fire on Broad Run Church Road. M10 was already on the area headed to a public service call and was first arriving on scene. M10 found a single story garage with fire showing from side Alpha and Bravo. M10 kept the fire in check utilizing a water can until the arrival of E10 and K10. The fire was extinguished and garage was overhauled.

Structure Fire – Box 0717 – Heddings Rd

Saturday, April 21, 2012:  Early Saturday afternoon, communications dispatched a working fire in box 0717. K10 was responded with two. First arriving units found a two story home with fire showing from the roof and all occuptants were out of the home. K10 was assigned to water shuttle operations which lasted over four hours. The fire was brought under control shortly afterwards utlizing fire companies from Fauquier, Prince William, and Stafford counties.

Structure Fire – Box 1105 – Marriott Ln

Friday, April 20, 2012 0400hrs: Early Friday morning, communications dispatched a house fire at the Marriott Ranch facility located in Hume, VA. K10 was dispatched and first arriving units advised a two story balloon frame residential dwelling with fire showing. Command was established by Wagon 1 and advised a defensive attack as a portion of the home at collapsed. Fire was brought under control and extensive over haul was completed.

Outside Fire – Box 0704 – Greenwood Way

Friday, April 13, 2012 1630: Late Friday afternoon, E10 and K10 were dispatched to box 0704 for an outside fire with exposure. Communicatiosn advised that a shed was on fire near a home. E7 was first arriving and found a 10×10 foot shed that had caught on fire due to an unattended brush fire. E10 arrived on scene and stretched a 300′ cross lay to extingush the fire. E7 and E10 overhauled the structure and celear

Structure Fire – Box 1002 – N/A

Tuesday, April 10, 2012 1900: Approximately 1900hrs, E10, K10, A10-1, and CF10 responded for a house fire. Initial reports were an explosion had occurred in the crawl space of the dwelling and smoke was now seen. Wagon 1 was first arriving after clearing a nearby EMS local and arrived on scene to find a single story dwelling with smoking showing. E10 arrived on scene and assisted W1’s crew with locating a small fire in the crawl space and extinguishing the fire.

Structure Fire – Box 0121 – Burke Ln

Sunday, February 5, 2012 1504hrs: Early Sunday afternoon E10 and K10 were dispatched for a possible house fire. While responding units were advised that law enforcement was on the scene of a working house fire. E1 arrived on scene to find a single story house with fire from the garage. Command was established by Chief 1. E10 arrived second due and picked up E1s line. The lay was completed with E2 and W1 which was roughly 3000 feet long. K10 arrived and assisted in establishing the dump site and then shuttled water from the fill site located at Lord Fairfax Community College to the fire ground. E10s crew assisted with interior operations with a second hand line. Fire was brought under control and overhaul was completed quickly.

Electrical Fire – Box 1020 – Kennedy Road

Sunday, July 24, 2011 02:00hrs: Units were dispatched for a commercial structure with a report of smoke inside the building. E10 arrived on scene of a single story strip mall structure, with nothing evident on all sides.  E10 personnel made contact with night time workers who advised smoke was pushing out of the ceiling tiles. W1 arrived on and established command.  Units began an aggressive investigation. E504 gained access to the roof and found a HVAC unit that had caught fire. Structure was ventilated and crews returned to service.

Units on Assignment: E10, W1, K1, W7, E504, RS504, T525, and M1.

Structure Fire – Box 02?? – O’Keefe Road

Monday, July 18, 2011 12:35hrs: Units were dispatched for a report of a strucutre fire on O’Keefe Road in Remington’s first due. E2 arrived and called for a split lay. E1 picked up their line and crews went to work extinguishing the fire. E10 and CF10 arrived and entered to assist with extinguishment as well. Due to rapidly changing condtions, the crews were pulled out temporarily by command. E10 remained on scene for several hours continuing to extinguish hot spots, performing slavage and overhaul as well. Once the blaze was completely out, units began to clear.