On the morning of Monday, August 27, 2007 units from the Wheaton Volunteer Rescue Squad along with surrounding MCFRS stations were dispatched to a first due house fire on Kersey Rd with a report of a fire in the first floor bedroom. Rescue Squad 28, Ambulance 25, and Rescue Chief 2 responded to the initial call. RS28 arrived on scene with Company 18 units to find fire blowing out of the attached home office impinging into the house. RS28 made entry with the engine company to find heavy fire conditions on both floors. A quick search completed by RS28′s crew found no occupants remaining inside. However, the family’s pet dog was found in the foyer and quickly pulled to safety. All crews quickly knocked the fire after aggressive interior work on both floors. A25 and M20 managed the rehab sector.
RC-2: Chief Allan Platky
RS28: MFF Jon Hollen, MFF Brett Russell, FFII Andrew Young
M20: Steve Maloney, Jerry David, Mike Smith, Jeidy Hernandez
A25: Yaakov Bier, Devon DeCarli, Dov Friedman, Alicia Carroll