At 2252 hours, the assignment was dispatched to 29449 Charlotte Hall Road at the Veterans Home for a reported fire in the basement of the "charlie" wing of the complex. This alerted Stations 2, 22, Charles 2, Charles 5, Charles Truck 3, Truck 7 and EMS Stations 29, Charles 2 and Charles 15.
Engine 21 (Lt. Cox) arrived on the scene, side "alpha" of a three story, ordinary construction, nursing care facility with nothing evident. Rescue Engine 22 (FF Turner) went to "charlie" wing taking their own water with the standpipe connection for the wing.
Engine 21's crew found a faulty braking system on an elevator and scaled the incident back to just the units from Station 2. After further investigation, no fire department services were needed and units were released as they picked up.
Units operated for approximately thirty minutes.
Engine 21, Rescue Engine 22, Engine 223
Charles Engine 23, Charles Engnie 51, Charles Truck 3, Truck 7, Charles Ambulance 27
Firefighters responded to a reported basement fire at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home
Apparatus staged as firefighters pick up and restore equipment
Engine 21 on side "charlie" to pick up crew and equipment
Rescue Engine 22 at the entrance to the "charlie" wing
Firefighters repack the standpipe bag after deploying it to the basement of the "charlie" wing