An individual leaving Meritus Medical Center contacted 9-1-1 advising a building was on fire near Yale Drive. Box Alarm 10-3 was immediately dispatched at 02:50 hrs. bringing multiple departments on the response. 9-1-1 calls continued to pour into the ECC reporting a building fully engulfed in flames.
Chief 10 (Piefer) from Funkstown requested the Safety Assignment dispatched due to the multiple reports to the ECC. Engine 3 (Independent Juniors) arrived at 11370 Caring Pathway Lane to find a 16,400 square foot structure, still under construction with heavy fire through the roof.
Chief 10 confirmed Engine 3's report, assumed the command and advised that crews would be operating in a defensive mode from the exterior of the structure. Initial arriving units worked vigorously to conduct an exterior attack using hand lines and wagon pipes as crews worked to establish an adequate water supply. Once established, command had crews work to place ladder pipes in place using Truck 1 (Pioneers), Quint 27 (Long Meadow) and Tower 26 (Volunteer Fire Co. of Halfway). As heavy fire continued to blow from the roof of the structure, command requested a Tanker Task Force at 03:24 hrs. and the 2nd Alarm immediately following at 03:27 hrs.
High winds fueled the flames hampering the efforts of firefighter's attempting to gain control on the fire. After nearly a three hour battle with the conflagration, firefighter's were able to gain control of the massive flames bringing it under control enough for entry into the building.
Crews on the scene worked for another two hours conducting extensive overhaul operations. The Maryland State Fire Marshals office responded to the scene to conduct an investigation into the cause of the fire. The building was a total loss with damage estimates of $3.5 million dollars. State Fire Marshals have yet to release a cause and are still actively investigating the cause of this disastrous fire.
Doey's House was being constructed for Hospice of Washington County. The building was to be equipped to provide end-of-life care for clients of Hospice. The scheduled finished construction of the building was to be completed in December of 2016.
Units on the scene:
Engine 10-1 and Chief 10 (Funkstown Vol. Fire Company), Engine 3 (Independent Juniors), Engine 1 (First Hagerstown Hose), Truck 1 (Pioneer Hook & Ladder Company), Engine 16-1 and Tanker 16 (Mt. Aetna Vol. Fire Company), Rescue-Engine 27-2 and Quint 27 (Long Meadow Vol. Fire Company), Tower 26 (Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway), Paramedic 75-1, Paramedic 75-4 and Rescue Squad 75 (Community Rescue Service), Engine 9-2 and Tanker 9 (Leitersburg Vol. Fire Company), Tanker 6 (Boonsboro Vol. Fire Company), Engine 7-1 (Smithsburg Comm. Vol. Fire Company), Engine 2 and Lieutenant 2 (Antietam Fire Company), Engine 13-1 and Rescue Squad 13 (Maugansville Goodwill Vol. Fire Company), Engine 2-1 (Williamsport Fire & EMS), Engine 12-1 (Community Vol. Fire Company, Fairplay), Paramedic 79-1 (Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services), Rehab Unit 255 (Washington County Emergency Rehab Unit), MCC1 (Washington County DFES - Mobile Command Unit), Rescue Squad 20, (Washington County Special Operations), Air Unit 25-1 and Support Unit 25-1 (Washington County Emergency Air Unit), 1800 (Hayes) DFES Director, 1801 (Chisolm) DFES - Asst. EMS Director and 1802 (Hart) Asst. Fire Director.
Chief 10 was assisted with the command by Captain 33 (Chojnacki) HFD 3rd Battalion Commander, FD-1 (Lohr) Chief of Department -HFD, Chief 25 (Horn) and Captain 25 (Robinson) Washington County Air, Chief 2 (Ball) Williamsport Fire & EMS and Chief 13 (Grinder) Maugansville Goodwill Vol. Fire Company.
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The early afternoon of June 13, 2017 the Hagerstown Fire Department was alerted for a house fire on Winter Street in the West End of Hagerstown. The Washington County ECC received calls reporting smoke coming from 228 Winter Street. Hagerstown units responded on Box Alarm 3-4-2 at 12:06 hours along with Community Rescue Service and Washington County Special Operations.Battalion Chief 1, Russell Grim arrived on the scene within five minutes of the dispatch to find ...
On the morning of June 12, 2017 the Hagerstown Fire Department was alerted, along with crews from the Long Meadow Vol. Fire Company and Community Rescue Service for a reported Apartment Building Fire on Little Elliott Drive in the North End of Hagerstown. Washington County's ECC received calls reporting the apartment building on fire at 12911 Little Elliott Drive. Units due on the Box were dispatched on Box Alarm 2-5-8 at 05:07 hours.Battalion Chief 2, Mark Cleck responde...
Hagerstown stations were alerted to Box Alarm 3-4-7 for an apartment fire at 809 Salem Ave. at 09:33 hrs. Engine 4 (Western Enterprise) arrived shortly after dispatch and reported smoke coming from the building. Battalion Chief 1 (Grimm) arrived immediately after and assumed the Salem Avenue command.Initial crews worked aggressively to advance hand lines into the structure for an aggressive interior attack. Flames became visible on the second division on the bravo sid...
An individual leaving Meritus Medical Center contacted 9-1-1 advising a building was on fire near Yale Drive. Box Alarm 10-3 was immediately dispatched at 02:50 hrs. bringing multiple departments on the response. 9-1-1 calls continued to pour into the ECC reporting a building fully engulfed in flames.Chief 10 (Piefer) from Funkstown requested the Safety Assignment dispatched due to the multiple reports to the ECC. Engine 3 (Independent Juniors) arrived at 11370 Caring Pathway L...
Hagerstown fire stations and the Funkstown Vol. Fire Company were alerted for Box Alarm 4-8-5 for a structure fire in the 600 block of Knightsbridge Drive at 22:49 hours. The Washington County ECC was receiving numerous reports of a house on fire across from 614 Knightsbridge Drive. Captain 31 (Daiello) was advised of the multiple calls reporting fire showing. With this information, Captain 31 immediately requested the Safety Assignment dispatched.First...
Hagerstown firefighters were awakened early for a reported house fire on Radcliffe Avenue in the eastern section of the city on October 5th, 2016. The Washington County ECC received the call from a passer-by reporting a house on fire. Hagerstown units were quickly dispatched to Box Alarm 5-1-3 for a house on fire in the 300 block of Radcliffe Avenue. Captain 31 (Daiello) marked up directly after dispatch and was advised by dispatch that they had received several ...
Engine 1 was alerted along with other Hagerstown Fire Department units for a vehicle fire endangering a structure at approximately 18:13 hrs. Engine 5 (South Hagerstown) was the first arriving unit and reported a working vehicle fire with minor extension to the garage and a single 1 3/4" attack line was advanced to the fire.Engine 1 arrived and assumed the water supply position at the hydrant at E. First Street and Chestnut Street supplying Engine 5 with 200 feet of 4" supply lin...
At 15:23 hrs. units from the Funkstown Vol. Fire Company and the Community Rescue Service were dispatched for a PIC in the area of 9407 Old National Pike between Funkstown and Boonsboro. As units went responding on the incident they were advised by the Washington County ECC of a single vehicle accident with entrapment. Rescue Squad 10 (Funkstown) arrived on scene at 15:35 hrs. and confirmed the report given by the ECC and upon arrival of Captain 75 (D. Brown) the command wa...
Tuesday, May 17, the Washington County ECC received a call reporting an unconscious person at the B.P Lesky Distributors on Western Maryland Parkway. Fire and EMS units from the Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway (Co. 26) and Community Rescue Service were dispatched at 12:55 p.m.The male patient was located by facility staff after they heard an alarm sounding in the warehouse. The alarm was a carbon monoxide detection system located in a refrigerating unit within the warehouse. ...
On the evening of April 17, the Washington County ECC received a call from a resident on North Locust Street reporting a building on fire to the rear of their residence. Box Alarm 1-3-1 was dispatched bringing Engine 1 and several Hagerstown Fire Department stations to the scene at 22:45 hrs. Arriving units found a 3 story apartment building at 44 E. Franklin Street with heavy fire on the 3rd floor in the rear of the building and fire coming through the roof. Battalion Chi...
On Monday, March 22nd, Engine 1 along with other Hagerstown Fire Department units responded for a structure fire in the 100 block of East Baltimore Street. Washington County ECC was processing multiple calls at 19:00 hrs. as Captain 33 (Chojnacki) of the 3rd Battalion was in the area and reported he had heavy smoke coming from a building and advised that he needed a full box alarm and a safety assignment dispatched. Box Alarm 1-3-4 was dispatched, quickly followed by the safety assig...
At approximately 17:46 hrs. Engine 1 was alerted on Box Alarm 10-5 for a working house fire at 2052 Day Road. Engine 3 was first in and reported heavy fire showing from the first floor. Engine 1 immediately behind took the plug to secure the water source for Engine 3.Personnel made an aggressive interior attack on the first floor with attack lines from Engine 3. Captain 31 (Diaello) arrived and established the Day Road command at 17:552 hrs. and requested the Safety ...
At approximately 19:48 hrs. units transferred into the City from the Day Road fire were alerted to Box Alarm 3-4-1 at 440 W. Washington Street for an apartment building on fire. Engine 2-1 (Williamsport) was the first arriving unit from Engine 4's quarters and reported a working fire. Engine 2 (Antietam) arrived immediately following and established the command while Captain Engine 2 (Sprecher) took Division 1 Supervisor for the fire attack.EMS units were requested...
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