Aug 15, 2000
Volunteer firefighters, along with paid PG County union firefighters joined together in an extrication on the John Hanson Highway just outside Washington, DC. Units from Kentland, one of the county's only three 100% volunteer fire stations, along with members of the IAFF's Local 1619 from the Tuxedo-Chevery fire station, one of the county's only two predominately career station worked to extricate a female entrapped in a late model SUV. This incident comes in the wake of a story printed in the Prince George's County Journal http://cold.jrnl.com/cfdocs/new/pg/
regarding the relationship between the volunteer department and the county fire union. The story was in response to a resolution that "calls volunteers 'rival groups'" and can be viewed via the above link.
Firefighters from Engine 332, Squad 22 (Tuxedo-Cheverly), Medic 30 and Rescue 2 worked for over an hour to extricate a female driver from a severely mangled car. The Ford SUV had careened off the highway shortly before noon and hit a tree at a high rate of speed after jumping a guardrail. The occupant was transported via Medic 30 to PG Trauma and was in serious condition at the time of transport. BFC McCoy was the incident commander. Units cleared the scene shortly before 1 PM.
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