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Call History
2nd Alarm Structure Fire at Doey's House....
Mon. Nov 21st 2016

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

 

  

 

13 entries in the Call History

13 entries in the Call History


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