Box Alarm 1-9 2347 Church Creek Rd
By Firefighter Kevin Carr
August 18, 2021

At 3:38PM Dorchester Central dispatched volunteer units for A reported garage fire at 2347 Church Creek Rd in Cambridge, Md. Per dispatch "CPD on location advised the fire is out but still have smoke coming from the eaves". Chief 1 AOL with lazy smoke coming from the eaves and garage area and established command. He advised to cancel the Tankers as this is a hydrant area. Command also advised that the hydrant is in front of the structure for Engine 1-3 layout. Multiple crews went into investigation mode covering the garage and attic space with no visible fire evident. Crews performed positive pressure ventilation to clear out the remaining smoke, checked the building with thermal imaging cameras, and completed a visual walk through of the structure. The Maryland State Fire Marshal was called in to investigate the cause of the fire. At 4:30PM command was terminated and all Station 1 units were placed in service without incident. (17 volunteers from Rescue Fire Company Inc. responded to this incident as well as volunteers from Church Creek, Madison, Linkwood-Salem, East New Market, and Secretary)
Photo Credit: K. Carr, B.McCarter

Chief 1 (Command)
Chief 1-1 (Assist Command)
Chief 16 (Assist w/ water supply)
Engine 1-3 (235' of 5" supply hose, 150' of 1.75" attack hose, TIC, PPV, Lights)
Tower 1-1 (16' Roof Ladder, TIC, Investigation Group)
Rescue Engine 1-1 (Staged w/ Additional Personnel)
CPD (Blocking/Traffic Control)
DCEMS PM100/TC PM93 (Standby for rehab/injured personnel)
Station 56 Units (Assist with investigation)

Units: Chief 1 (Command), Chief 1-1, Engine 1-3 (3 w/ Captain 1-1), Tower 1-1 (4 w/ Lieutenant 1-1), Rescue Engine 1-1 (4 w/ Captain 1-2)
Mutual Aid: CPD, DCEMS PM100 & 101 (Cambridge), Station 46 (Church Creek) Rescue Engine 46-1, Tanker 46-1, Station 56 (Madison) Tanker 56-1, Rescue Engine 56-1, Station 61 (Linkwood-Salem) Tanker 61-1, Rescue Engine 61-1, Station 21 (East New Market) Engine Tanker 21-1