This morning a Firefighter suffered cardiac arrest while operating at a working fire in Southern Maryland. At approximately 0545 hours Firefighters from Potomac Heights, and surrounding Charles County departments responded to Glymont Road in Indian Head, for the reported structure fire. Companies arrived on the scene to find a 1-story apartment complex with fire showing from the front and side of the structure. Shortly after arriving firefighters entered the residence with reports of people possibly still inside. Firefighters encountered fire in multiple rooms of the structure along with fire above them in the roof.
Firefighters controlled the fire in approximately 30 minutes. One Firefighter was taken to an area hospital after suffering a critical medical emergency.
“This morning, a member suffered a serious medical emergency while operating on a first due fire. That member has been transported to a local hospital and has been stabilized. No further information will be released at this time. We thank everyone for the support we have received so far. Any questions about this incident need to be directed to the Chief of the Department Justin Lucas.”
Updates will be provided when they become available.
Here is the Potomac Heights VFD Webpage: https://www.phvfd.com/
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