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While the Truck Company was operating on the 2nd alarm of fire in Anne Arundel County, volunteers from Station 10 placed an ambulance and second engine crew in service. Right after hanging up the red phone with Public Safety Communications, Engine 104, Ambulance 107 and Medic 10 were alerted to Rt. 197 and Contee Road for a pedestrian struck.
Just before 1am on Wednesday, August 6, Public Safety Communications struck out the box alarm for Route 1 and Main Street for the reported house on fire. Truck 10, Chief 10, and Chief 10A responded on the call with a total of seven volunteers. While en-route, communications advised that they were receiving numerous addresses on the call.
The Laurel VFD has started a monthly training day where we bring together rookies from all duty nights and do a fire and EMS training 'circuit'. This week, members focused on ground ladders, lay out, forcible entry, and attack lines. The new EMS members practiced with the stair chair, cot, hare traction splint, and using station mapbooks.
Shortly after 2000hrs on Saturday, August 2nd, the phone at Station 10 rang advising the crew to mount up on the truck for a house fire with reported entrapment in Co. 49's area. Less than a minute later, the box alarm was dispatched to the 13700-blk of Engleman Dr, sending companies from Laurel, Beltsville,and Savage to the scene.