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 responded on the call and was advised that additional calls continued to come into Washington County ECC reporting heavy fire conditions. Washington County advised Chief Cleck of the additional reports and immediately started the Safety Assignment to assist crews responding on the call.
Responding units were able to see heavy smoke from a distance as they approached the scene. Chief Cleck arrived and reported a three story apartment building with heavy fire showing from the roof. Chief Cleck immediately established command and requested the 2nd Alarm started. Firefighters had heavy fire on side Charlie of the structure from the ground floor to the roof. During initial size up it was reported that all occupants of the apartment complex were able to evacuate the building prior to the arrival of units on the alarm. Firefighters worked to attack the blaze as interior crews worked to conduct a quick search of the building which confirmed that everyone was out of the building.
Firefighters pulled multiple attack lines and quickly worked to establish Ariel operations to attack the blaze. Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control getting a significant knock down on the flames on side Charlie of the building within 15 minutes of arrival on the scene. Firefighters were then able to make entry to make an interior attack to extinguish the remaining flames. Firefighters were committed on the scene for several hours conducting extensive overhaul operations.
The Hagerstown Fire Marshals are still currently investigating the early morning blaze. The origin was found to be on the exterior of the building around the 2nd Floor rear balcony, but they are still working to determine a cause. The sprinkler system and fire alarm system for the complex activated during the fire giving residents of the complex extra time to safely evacuate the building. Two injuries were reported during the early morning incident involving one occupant who was treated on the scene for smoke inhalation and one firefighter who was transported to Meritus Medical center for check-up after sustaining minor injuries.
The firefighter’s quick actions were able to contain the blaze to the involved 12 unit building without major extension to the attached building. Apartments 2, 6, and 10 sustained the most damage during the fire while the remaining apartments were subject to smoke and water damage. Residents affected by the fire gathered at the Courtland Apartments Community building that morning where the American Red Cross along worked with the 46 displaced residents who needed assistance. The Washington County Humane Society was also requested to the scene to assist with 15 displaced animals from the incident.
Over 60 firefighters and emergency personnel were on the scene from multiple departments. The Hagerstown Fire Department responded with units from First Hagerstown Hose (Engine 1), Antietam Fire Company (Engine 2, Special Unit 3-2 & Captain Engine 2 (Sprecher), Independent Juniors Fire Company (Engine 3), Western Enterprise Fire Company (Engine 4 & Truck 4), South Hagerstown Fire Company (Engine 5), Pioneer Hook & Ladder Company (Truck 1) and the Hagerstown City Fire Marshals Office.
Hagerstown received additional assistance from Long Meadow Vol. Fire Company (Quint 27 & Engine 27-1), Community Rescue Service (Paramedic 75-1, Paramedic 75-2, Paramedic 75-4, Paramedic 75-9, Rescue Squad 75 & Lieutenant 75) Maugansville Goodwill Vol. Fire Company (Engine 13-1 & Rescue Squad 13), Leitersburg Vol. Fire Company (Rescue-Engine 9-1) , Funkstown Vol. Fire Company (Engine 10-2), Volunteer Fire Company of Halfway (Engine 26-1 & Tower 26), Waynesboro Fire Department (Franklin County, PA), Tower 2, Smithsburg Emergency Medical Services (Paramedic 79-1) Washington County Special Operations (Rescue Squad 20-1), Washington County DES Director Hayes (1800), Washington County Emergency Air Unit (Air Unit 25-1 & Support Unit 25-1), Washington County Rehab 255 & Chief 255, Washington County Fire Police, Hagerstown City Police, and Hagerstown City Police Auxiliary.
All Fire Department Units were clear of the scene shortly after 12:30 hours that afternoon.
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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...
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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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