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    JBM-HH FD responds to local fire

    JBM-HH FD responds to local fire

    Courtesy Photo | Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall firefighters responded to an apartment complex fire in...... read more read more



    Story by Guv Callahan 

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall

    JOINT BASE MYER-HENDERSON HALL, Va. - The Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Fire Department’s Engine 161 responded to a one-alarm fire on Columbia Pike in Arlington near the joint base on Aug. 15.

    JBM-HH firefighters received the call for a one-alarm fire in the maintenance room of an apartment building at 2008 Columbia Pike, less than a mile from the joint base, around 9:30 a.m.

    Engine 161, which is manned by a crew of four, responded as mutual aid to the Arlington County Fire Department; and together, crews were able to contain the fire within minutes, said Capt. James Angerett, of JBM-HH’s Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services.

    Angerett was the officer in charge on Engine 161 during the incident.

    “It was done very quickly and efficiently,” Angerett said.

    According to Angerett, no injuries were reported in the incident, and no residents have been displaced as a result of the damage.

    “We held it in check to the maintenance room in the basement, so it didn’t reach any living spaces,” he said.

    Five fire engines, two ladder trucks, a medical unit, a rescue unit, two battalion chiefs and a fire marshal were on the scene, according to the dispatch report.

    The JBM-HH Fire Department works with Arlington County regularly, Angerett said.

    JBM-HH Fire Chief Russell Miller told the Pentagram in an email that Arlington County dispatches JBM-HH units on an almost daily basis.

    “All of our 911 calls … go directly to Arlington County,” he wrote. “Arlington County dispatches us on all types of mutual aid calls based on our location/availability.”

    The total number of calls to date in 2014 is 1,230, including both calls on JBM-HH and calls from Arlington for mutual aid, Miller wrote.

    The last fire JBM-HH firefighters responded to on base was a small fire in a tar pot at the construction site of the Exchange on the Fort Myer portion of the joint base in March. The fire caused no damages or injuries and was also contained in minutes.



    Date Taken: 08.15.2014
    Date Posted: 08.21.2014 12:28
    Story ID: 140031
    Location: ARLINGTON, VA, US 

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