Box Alarm 1-2 801 Race St Commercial Building Fire
By Firefighter Kevin Carr
August 6, 2021

At 6:47PM Dorchester Central dispatched volunteer units for A reported commercial building fire at 801 Race St (Wesleyan Church) Cambridge, Md. Units arrived on location with nothing evident from the exterior but a light haze on the interior of the building. Multiple crews went into investigation mode covering divisions 1 & 2 to find smoldering wood in the cabinets surrounding the kitchen hood vent. Crews performed salvage & overhaul operations removing the burnt wood and hood vent. The building was ventilated using positive pressure ventilation, checked with thermal imaging cameras, and a visual walk through was performed before turning the building back to members of the church. At 7:36PM command was terminated and all Station 1 units were placed in service without incident.

Chief 1 (Command)
Engine 1-3 (300' of 5" supply hose, 200' of 1.75" attack hose, TIC, PPV, Lights)
Engine 1-2 (Pick-up Engine 1-3 hydrant)
Tower 1-1 (Positioned on side alpha to access the roof)
Rescue Engine 1-1 (Secondary Hydrant)
Engine 1-4 (Additional Personnel)
CPD (Traffic control/blocking positions)
DCEMS PM100/TC PM93 (Standby for rehab/injured personnel)
Engine 46-1 (Assist with investigations)
Talbot Rescue 32 (Assist with investigations on division 2)

Units: Chief 1 (Command), Engine 1-3 (3 w/ Captain 1-2), Engine 1-2 (3 w/ Lieutenant 1-5), Tower 1-1 (4 w/ Lieutenant 1-2), Rescue Engine 1-1 (short w/ Lieutenant 1-6), Engine 1-4 (3)
Mutual Aid: CPD, DCEMS PM100 (Cambridge), Talbot Co. PM93 (Trappe), Engine 46-1 (Church Creek), Talbot Rescue 32 (Trappe)