CALS Chiefs come across Working Fire in Benedict
 
By Member
April 19, 2018
 

At approx 1645 hrs Chief 10 was returning to Calvert County along Rt-231 in Charles Co when he noticed a large column of black smoke coming from the Benedict area. As Chief 10 was heading towards the smoke Calvert units were alerted for working fire at a restaurant in Benedict, at the same time Chief 10B was in Calvert Co in the area of the industrial park and saw the same column. Both Chiefs arrived on scene with the first arriving units from Benedict and assisted Hughesville E22 with connecting their lay out which was picked up by St.Marys E23. Charles Chief 2A had the command and announced exterior operations only, Calvert TWR 2 set up its ladder pipe while E71 was asked to draft out of the Patuxent River for a secondary water supply. Units operated for several hours to extinguish all the hot spots. Chief 10B remained on scene with Hughesville PA29 providing EMS standby for the fire.

 
Units: Charles Engines 51,52, 121,32,23,22, St.Marys E23, Calvert Engine 71, TWR2, Squad 6, Tankers 6, 2 Chief 10, Chief10B
 
First arriving units on scene with a working commercial fire in Benedict.
First arriving units on scene with a working commercial fire in Benedict.
Chiefs 10 and 10B on scene with PA29 in EMS Staging.
Chiefs 10 and 10B on scene with PA29 in EMS Staging.
 
Calvert TWR 2 arriving on side alpha.
Calvert TWR 2 arriving on side alpha.
Charles E22 laying dual 3" lines from the hydrant.
Charles E22 laying dual 3" lines from the hydrant.
 
CALS Cheifs in EMS Staging.
CALS Cheifs in EMS Staging.
Calvert Tanker 2 assisting with water supply.
Calvert Tanker 2 assisting with water supply.
 
Community members coming out to watch.
Community members coming out to watch.