Sunday, April 8, 2012
Lately the weather station has had Prince George’s county, as well as other surrounding areas under a red flag warning. This means that the weather conditions (due to the dry heat and winds) are suitable for wildland firefighting, and brush fires can spread very rapidly.
It didn’t take long before this directly impacted Da Oaks. Due to a house fire in company 45’s (Marlboro) area, engine company 38 was transferred there to cover Company 45’s first due, as well as, surrounding areas. While there they received a call for a brush fire in company 40’s (Brandywine) area. When the engine company arrived on scene they found about 2 acres off and assisted with neighboring stations brush trucks and other apparatus to extinguish the fire. It was a good job well done by all at the scene.
It just goes to show that no matter what the task may be, Da oaks is always ready to go to work until the job is done.