Charles County Volunteers on Westside Answering Call For Service
By Coordinator/Public Information Officer William Smith
December 21, 2020

Charles County Fire and EMS was busy early evening where Waldorf Volunteers and surrounding companies worked a "haz-mat" incident at St. Charles High School. In addition, just after 6:00 p.m. the "Westside" of the county responded to a "house on fire" in the South Hampton area of Bryans Road. 50 Fire and EMS members with mutual aid assistance from Prince George's County, NDW Indian Head and Stump Neck responded on this incident. Duty Officer 8 arrived within minutes confirming a "working fire incident". Heavy fire was showing from all windows in the front, rear and right side of the dwelling. Command was established by BC20 (Strybing) and incoming units were given assignments as they arrived. Chief 11 (McCormick) arrived shortly after, "assumed command", and requested the "working fire upgrade. After recommendation of BC20 "Command" requested to alerted all units to evacuate the dwelling due to holes in the floor and a large amount of fire. Fire was quickly "darkened" and firefighters went back to work extinguishing the remaining "hotspots". Searches proved negative, no injuries reported. Red Cross and MD Fire Marshal's Office notified to continue an investigation

Units: E112, ETA11, E121, E114, E72, RE1, A118, T11, SQ8, SQ3, CH11, CH11A, BC8A, DO8, CH7, U7, CAR1707
Mutual Aid: E211, T20, BC20, E824, E847, BC885