Working Fire 315 Shepherds Ave
By Firefighter Kevin Carr
September 22, 2020

At 9:32AM the Volunteers of Rescue Fire Company Inc. were dispatched for a reported house fire at 315 Shepherds Ave in Cambridge. Chief 1-1 (Captain 1-1) AOL with smoke showing from A 1½ story single family dwelling, established command and requested A Working Fire Taskforce (bringing additional personnel and equipment to the the scene). The 360 report revealed A working fire on side "D" (Delta) in the kitchen/dining area and confirmed the structure clear of all occupants. Engine 1-3 AOL with fire attack and advanced the initial (1¾) attack line into the structure to extinguish the fire. Engine 1-2 took the second (1¾) attack line into the structure to assist with fire attack, overhaul and ventilation. The lack of volunteers brought A 2nd Alarm request from command to get additional personnel and equipment to the scene. At 11:22AM with the situation under control command was terminated and all units were placed in service without incident.
This fire is under investigation by the Maryland State Fire Marshal
(14 volunteers from Rescue Fire Company Inc. responded to this incident)
Photo Credit: Captain Trey Davis, FF Brandon "Blister" Stacey

Chief 1-1 (Captain 1-1 with Command)
Engine 1-3 (Fire Attack 400' of attack hose, 200' of supply hose)
Engine 1-2 (E 1-3 Hydrant corner of Peachblossom Ave & Shephards Ave)
Engine 1-4 (Additional Personnel)

Units: Chief 1-1 (Captain 1-1), Engine 1-3, Engine 1-2, Engine 1-4
Mutual Aid: DCEMS PM 100 & 101 (Cambridge), Station 16 (Secretary) Chief 16 (Side Charlie), Station 21 (East New Market) Engine 21-2, Station 6 (Hurlock) Tower 6-1, Talbot Station 30 (Trappe), Talbot Station 20 (Oxford) Truck 23 (Station 1 standby), CPD, Red Cross, Maryland State Fire Marshal