Just after 1300 hours, Truck 37 was dispatched for a reported house on fire in the 9300 block of Old Marlboro Pike. The truck company arrived to find a 1 story single family wood frame dwelling with smoke showing from all sides. The inside team made an aggressive push with the first arriving engine to find a couple rooms off in the back of the house. The exterior crew threw 3 16′ ladders and vented the alpha and bravo sides.
Just after 1600 hours, Engine 371 was alerted for a house on fire in the 2200 block of Oak Glen Way. Chief 37B arrived first reporting a 2 story, wood frame, cape cod with fire showing from the rear and established the command. Engine 371 laid a line from the corner and stretched an 1 1/2 through the front door to the seat of the fire. The crew encountered 2 rooms off which were additions in the rear and got a knock on them before any other units arrived on scene. Command scaled the incident back to 2 and 2 at the 30 minute mark to help the FM units and complete overhaul.
Just before 0500 hrs on Saturday morning, the assignment for the house on fire was sounded in the 5700 block of Dade Street in Seat Pleasant. As units were responding, PSC provided and update in which the caller said that the house next door was on fire and had fire conditions throughout. Engine Company 5 arrived on scene and reported a single family dwelling with a basement and fire showing from the basement and the first floor. While making entry on the first floor, the floor inside the doorway gave way sending the lineman from Engine Company 5 down into the basement. The MAYDAY was sounded immediately for the downed fire fighter. Truck 37 was dispatched 2nd due and arrived as such, reporting directly to the basement division and quickly turned their focus to the reported downed fire fighter. The crew from Tower 33 made way into the area of the reported MAYDAY and located the lineman who was removed without injury and assisted by Truck 37 to exit the structure. The MAYDAY was quickly mitigated and Truck 37 returned to normal operations in the basement conducting searches, controlling utilities and opening up for extinguishment of the fire. The fire was brought under control quickly with command holding companies 5, 33 and 37 for overhaul.
Just before the evening rush hour was about to kick in for the area, truck 37 was dispatched to the 100 Blk of Jewett Court in Bowie for the reported house fire. Communications received multiple calls and as the truck turned on to Central Ave, they could tell by the large column of smoke this would be a working fire. The truck was the first due special service on the assignment and arrived as such with fire showing through the roof. The crew immediately split into two teams with the outside team throwing ladders and clearing windows while the interior team made a push on the second floor working on searches in the home. Command pulled units out due to a partial collapse of the roof over the master bedroom but redeployed Truck 37 and PE846 to division 2 to knock the rest of the fire and hit hot spots. Chief 37 had safety and the units cleared a few hours later.