Wednesday, May 22, 2013 22:17
Wednesday night PG Communications dispatched Tower 24 as part of a box alarm for a reported house fire in the area of Loughran Road and Mace Drive. First arriving units found a two story house with heavy fire showing from the rear on all floors. Tower 24, Chief 24-A and Chief 24-B worked on the second floor opening up walls and ceilings. Once the fire was extinguished the crew began working on overhaul. Units remained on the scene for a few hours to ensure no additional hot spots remained.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 2230
Late Sunday night Company 24 was dispatched to Main Blvd. to investigate a carbon monoxide (CO) alarm activated. Chief 24 and the Engine Company responded. As crews were making there way into the basement the CO meter began to show elevated levels. Crews then applied self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) before proceeding further into the basement. Once in the basement crews found extremely high readings of carbon monoxide. The source was found to be a faulty gas furnace. The unit was secured and the house was ventilated. Once all readings returned to normal the crew was able to pack up.
Safety Message: Carbon Monoxide is a colorless, odorless gas. It is produced as a by-product of combustion (ie. gas stoves, gas/oil furnaces, gas fireplaces, anything that has an exhaust pipe). If you have any items in your house or buildings that put off an exhaust you are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to have a Carbon Monoxide Detector in your home. Remember a smoke detector and a CO detector are two VERY different things, but you need both. Smoke detectors need to be up high because smoke is light and rises. CO detectors should be down low because CO is heavy collects down low first. If you are not sure of what you need or if you need it please contact the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department or you closest fire station. Don't wait until it is too late.
Sunday, May 12, 2013 18:00
On Sunday evening at 1800, Tower 24 was dispatched for a reported house fire on Van Buren Drive in Company 47's area. The Tower responded with 3 volunteers. Arriving units found a single story house with fire showing from room on the back of the house. As engine crews attacked the fire, Tower 24 worked on ventilating and conducting a primary search. The fire was quickly controlled and confined to a small portion of the house. Units cleared by 2030.
Sunday, March 10, 2013
The Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department officers and members would like to offer our deepest sympathy on the passing of Mr. Kyle Hagen. Kyle was a past Ladies Auxiliary member and a life long friend of the Accokeek VFD. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Kyle.
Funeral Service for Kyle Hagen will be at Lees funeral home in Clinton, MD on March 13,2013 from 1100 AM-1:00 PM. A short memorial will be from 1:00 PM-1:30 PM will immediately follow. Everyone is welcomed to join the family at the Accokeek Firehouse for a remembrance gathering. Kyle will be laid to rest at Arlington cemetery at a later date.
Thursday, March 7, 2013 22:00
On Thursday evening as crews were cleaning up from bingo the Engine was dispatched for an auto fire in the 17000 block of Livingston Road. As the crew was approaching the scene they could see a large volume of fire coming from a bus lot. The Engine stopped at a nearby fire hydrant and layed a supply line and requested an additional engine company. Upon arrival the crew found a large communter bus on fire the was parked next to a long line of additional buses. The crew began an attack and worked quickly to bring the fire under control. Bryans Road Rescue Engine 113 assisted with extinguishment and water supply. A total of 5 Accokeek Volunteers responded on the call.
Thursday, February 28, 2013
During the entire month of March the AVFD bingo will be holding a special every sunday with HIGHER payouts then ever before. Check out the flyer and come on out and join us for a chance to win alot of money. Any questions, please contact the AVFD hal at 301 283 4456. PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR A SCHEDULE OF GAMES AND PAYOUTS!
Thursday, February 28, 2013
Accokeek will be holding a coach purse bingo on Saturday, March 2nd come on out and join us for a great time and a chance to win an authentic coach purse. *Coach is a registered trademarked name and is in no way affiliated with the accokeek vfd*PLEASE CLICK ON THE ATTACHMENT
Thursday, February 28, 2013
On Tuesday February 26th 2013, Accokeek VFD loaded up the wagon, the tower and the Chiefs' buggy and headed out to Studio Mirage in waldorf to get our heads shaved in support of little Adam Lumpkins. Who is set for a bone marrow transplant in March. In attendance was Chief 24, Chief 24A, Chief 24B, Capt. 24 , Sgt. 24 and 6 other volunteers Mrs. Chief 24 was also there along with their 2 sons ( who also got their hair cut) and Mrs. Chief 24A who was our camera person. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who came, and everyone who continually supports Adam. Chief 24 also presented Elizabeth Caswell (fundraiser head) with a check for $200.00, and 2 AVFD shirts for Adam, from all of the volunteers at Company 24.
The crew after the shave
The crew before the shave
Saturday, December 8, 2012
I would like to personally thanks each and every person that come out to support the Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department's First Annual Gun Bash. Although Prince Georges County tried over and over again to keep us from having the event, the only thing they successfully did, was made a VOLUNTEER fire department have a fundraiser OUT OF COUNTY. In the end PG county Department of Environmental Resources, denied our permits for the following reasons. It would cause a parking hazard, it was cause excessive noise to our neighbors, and it would be a general harm to the public. Well I must say this event went off without a hitch in wonderful CHARLES COUNTY, and none of those thing happened at the much smaller venue we held it at.
At the end of the day we saw more then 250 people in and out of the event, having a great time eating and socializing with other gun enthusiasts. We gave away a total of 30 guns, Including a BARRETT 99 .50 CAL RIFLE. The Accokeek Volunteer Fire Department would like to thank everyone that made this event such a success including the Moose Lodge who extended a hand to us at the last minute. Very Special thanks to Mark at Target Acquired for all the guns, i know there will be some very happy hunters now! Please keep an eye out on our website for Next years event date. We will rock this thing out once again. THANK YOU EVERYONE!! (please stay tuned, the winning numbers will be up on the website as soon as possible)
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
ATTENTION ALL GUN BASHERS.. PG COUNTY HAS GOTTEN US AGAIN!!!!! THEY HAVE DENIED THE PERMIT FOR US TO HAVE THIS FUNDRAISER AT OUR STATION, THERE FORE WE WILL BE MOVING OUR EVENT TO A NEW VENUE IN AWESOME CHARLES COUNTY!!!! THE ADDRESS IS : THE WALDORF MOOSE LODGE 4765 Crain Highway WHITEPLAINS MD. Please pass the word around and Cant wait to see you there !!! Any questions please call josh 240 427 6267--------- Still on DECEMBER 8th 2012.. 12 to 5
Accokeek Fire Department,
P.O. Box 226,Accokeek,
301-283-2730 (Line 1)
301-283-0127 (Line 2)
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