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We the members of Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department first give thanks to God without his love and Grace we would be nothing. To the founding members and citizens of community this website is dedicated to you. God bless you all.


The African American Fire Fighters Historical Society Observes 65 Year Anniversary of the Deanwood Park Fire

Friday, June 17, 2011  Out of tragedy comes a ray of life. 65 years ago this year, three children perished in a house fire in the Deanwood Park section of Chapel Oaks (See Chapel Oaks full History here). At its 2nd Annual Salute Dinner, on June 17, 2011 the African American Fire Fighters Historical Society observed that fatal incident and the beginning of Chapel Oaks Volunteer Fire Department.

The Officers and Members Thank the African American Fire Fighters Historical Society and the International Association of Black Professional Fire Fighters for their continued support.



2nd Due on a Working Townhouse Fire

Friday, June 17, 2011  Engine 838 responded second due for a townhouse fire on Village Green Drive in Company 833 (Kentland) area. E833 arrived on the scene and reported smoke showing from the second floor of a middle of the row 2 sty townhouse. Crews from E833 and E838 found a room off on the second floor and knocked it down with little work. Chief 838A held the command units and returned the units shortly thereafter. 2 Adult and 3 children were displaced and no injuries were reported.



First Due "House" with Heavy Fire Showing

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 0442 Engine 838 was dispatched 1st due for a reported house fire. Upon arrival they found heavy fire showing from the first floor of a 1 ½ story single family dwelling. Using a 2” Stack Tip hand line, the crew was able to knock the bulk of the fire down in a short period of time.
Two Firefighters were injured during the incident, a Firefighter from Chapel Oaks (838) suffered burn to his Shoulders and a Firefighter from Kentland (833) received cut to his hand/arm while opening windows for ventilation. Both were transported and released from the hospital. It took units just under an hour and half to bring the fire completely under control. Battalion Chief 881 (Reilly) was the Incident Commander.
For Additional information and pictures see PGFD Blog.



1st Due House Fire

Thursday, June 9, 2011 1958 Just before 2000hrs, PSC sounded the box for smoke coming from the rear of a house in the 1400 block of Beaver Heights Lane in Chapel Oaks. The assignment included Engines 838, 808, 809 & 830 Truck 855, Tower 807 & Truck 826 Batt 801. Unit arrived to find a 1 story SFH with smoke showing from the rear. The crew from E838 quickly made a knock on the fire, which was contained to one room in the rear. Command (Southern Safety Officer) held E838, E808 and TW 807.  



Battle of the Border

Thursday, June 9, 2011 1504 E838 and PA838 were alerted for “Rescue Local” in the 1100 Block of Eastern Ave. Units arrived to find a head on collision involving two Public School Buses (DC & PG). DC Batt 2 (IC) declared the incident a mass casualty after units tallied a total of 10 patients, 7 children and 3 adults. Units from Chapel Oaks assisted with triage and packaging of the patients PA 838 transported one adult patient for an evaluation. Units cleared the scene around 1635hrs.



E838 Transfers to the Nation's Capital

Sunday, June 5, 2011 2130   Just before 2130hrs, E838 was alert to transfer to D.C Engine 30 while they battled a first due Apartment fire which was quickly elevated to a second alarm as unit from the initial assignment made several recuses. E838 Cleared our Nation’s Capital a little after 0100hrs but not after running a couple of medical locals.

E838 side by side DC Tk 4

E838 side by side DC Tk 4

E838 in DC Eng 30 & TK 17 Quarters

E838 in DC Eng 30 & TK 17 Quarters


Sunday, June 5, 2011 10:50   PSC sounded the for a house fire with a report of person trapped. The assignment consisted of E833, RE833, E838, E808, Tk828, Tk855, Batt 801, A833, PA838 & EMS Duty Officer. Chief 833 arrived on the scene and reported smoke showing from single story SFH. Units quickly made a knock on the fire and primary and secondary searches were negative. It was later discovered that the occupant that was reported to be trapped was not home at the time of the incident. Units worked on the scene for roughly an 1 ½ hour before returning to service.



A Special Congratulations to all Our Grads!

Friday, June 3, 2011  Congratulations to (from left to right) Josh Hearing, LaWayne Harris and Tyree Bullock on graduating High School. These young have worked hard to keep up their studies in school and in department training. Keep up the good work gentlemen you all have bright futures ahead.



Well Wishes for Mr. Moody

Well Wishes for Mr. Moody
As many of you may know, Mr. Moody has been transferred to Manor Care Largo Nursing home. His health continues to improve day to day. Please take some time to stop by and visit him it would surely make him proud and happy. Moody also loves fruit baskets and FD T-shirts.
Get Well Moody!!!
Manor Care Largo
600 Largo Road, Upper Marlboro, MD 20774.



Memorial Day Heat Wave and Working House Fire

As if a heat index of 100° wasn’t enough, shortly after 1800hrs, E805 requested PSC to full the box in the area of Capitol Heights Blvd & Brenner Street for a house fire. Units arrived to find a 2 story vacant SFH with 2 rooms off on the first floor with some extension to the second. The fire was extinguished fairly quickly and units returned to service within an hour. Batt 801 was the incident commander, Chief 826A had operations.



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