It was a quiet Sunday afternoon at the Odenton fire station. Crews had cleaned up from lunch and were preparing for afternoon ladder training when a rescue assignment was dispatched to Box 27-14A for an Airplane Crash at Tipton Airfield. Engine 282 (Odenton) responded along with Engine, Medic & Chief 27 (Maryland City), Engine and Truck 45 (Fort Meade), Engine and Medic 29 (Jessup) , Safety 5, and Battalion Chief 4. While en route units were advised that multiple calls were coming in for a small plane that crashed shortly after takeoff from the runway. Truck 28 added themselves to the call as an extra rescue unit.
Just before 0400 on the morning of Wednesday February 4th, the Anne Arundel County Fire Alarm began receiving calls for a house fire on Monterey Ave. in Odenton. Engine, Truck & Ambulance 28 (Odenton) responded on the assignment along with Engine & Paramedic 5 (Waugh Chapel), Engine & Truck 45 (Ft. Meade), Engine 29 (Jessup), Squad 43 (BWI Airport), Battalion Chief 4 and Safety Officer 5. Due to the nature of the incident and the numerous calls being received, Fire Alarm upgraded the call to a working fire dispatch adding Engine 21 (Harmans Dorsey), Quint 43 (BWI), Battalion Chief 1, Chief 28, Assistant Chief 11 (Second Safety) and Fire Investigation.
Just after 1030PM on Tuesday 1/27/15, the Odenton Volunteer Fire Company (Co. 28) was alerted for a dwelling fire in the 1300 block of Rosanna Drive in Odenton. The home was reported as a possible vacant home by callers. Engine 282, Truck 28 and Ambulance 289 responded on the call along with Engine & Paramedic 5 (Waugh Chapel), Engine & Truck 45 (Ft. Meade), Engine 29 (Jessup) Quint 4 (Severn), Squad 43 (BWI Airport) and Battalion Chief 4. Engine 282 arrived to find a 2 story Single Family home and reported “Heavy Fire” from the rear and requested a 2nd alarm bringing additional equipment from Glen Burnie & Howard County . The crew from the engine did not observe anyone outside upon arrival and after forcing the front door open observed that the home appeared to have been recently occupied. A quick search of the home was made to ensure that no residents were trapped inside as firefighters began extinguishing the fire. The home had what appeared to be a 2 story addition on a portion of the rear of the home which was fully involved with fire which had spread to the attic, kitchen and bedrooms. Crews extinguished the fire and operated on scene until 1:30am. The cause of the fire is under investigation