First Due Basement Fire
By Fire Chief Benjamin Nalborczyk
September 16, 2019

At 2200hrs on Monday September 16th, units were dispatched for a report of a basement fire on Box 15-2 to the 5700blk of Heatherwood Ct. E152(Sgt Parrish), RS15(FFIII Lawson), A159(EMSII Henry) and C15(Nalborczyk) responded on the run with 14 volunteers. Fist arriving E152 found a 2 story single family detached home with smoke showing from the 1st floor. C15 arrived and asuumed the Heatherwood Ct Command. E152 advised they had moderate smoke on the 1st floor and were proceeding to the basement, Command completed the 360 revealing smoke throughout the structure and requested the Rapid Intervention Dispatch. E152 found a small fire in the basement and extinguished such, backed up by E251. RS15 performed searches, controlled utilities and performed salvage and overhaul as well as assisted with ventilation. Units operated for just shy of an hour, the assignment was quickly scaled back to E152, E251, RS15 and TR41 before the remainder of the Box Assignment arrived. The American Red Cross was on the scene to assist the family with their needs.

It shall be noted that while this incident was taking place additional New Market Volunteers staffed two additional EMS units, A158 from their own quarters and A409 from the Great Frederick Fair.

Units: E152 RS15 A159 C15
Mutual Aid: E251 E331 E172 E231 E33 TWR23 TR41 BC901 SFTY901 CCE12 CCR1 A259 M17 BC902 EMS901 C23-1