Working Fire - Smoke Alarms Save Lives
By Bay District Volunteers
June 15, 2020

On Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 2:28 a.m., units from Bay District, NAS Patuxent River, Ridge, Hollywood, and Valley Lee were dispatched to to 20741 Hermanville Road at the D & B Trailer Park, for the reported trailer on fire.

Engine 32 & Squad 3 arrived on the scene to find a single wide trailer with fire showing from the front and rear of the trailer, approximately 60% involvement.

Two occupants were able to escape the residence, with one transported to MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital with smoke inhalation where he was treated and released. The occupants were alerted by the smoke alarm sounding, the smoke alarms had recently been installed by Bay District VFD though our smoke alarm program.

The resident was the mother of one of our Firefighters here at Bay District and a GoFundMe account has been set up to assist them with recovering from this tragic fire.

Units operated on the scene for 2 ½ hours before clearing the scene. No firefighter injuries were reported. CHief 3B (Gould) held the command.

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Units: E32, Squad 3, Chief 3A, Chief 3B, Safety 3, Utility 3, E93, Tower 9
Mutual Aid: A389, A399, A497, E132, Squad 6, Truck 13, Tanker 14, Tanker 44, Tanker 74, Tanker 83, Water Supply 5
Hyperlinks: GoFundMe Story

Trish July 27, 2020 at 1:26 AM
Thank goodness for the smoke alarms! Who knows if they would have been saved or not without them. It hasn't been too long since our local fire department came around and offered to install new ones for us, we were very thankful as ours were several years old.
Thank you for all you do for your community.