PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks Welcome to the Un-Official page for the Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks! This page is dedicated to the men and women of Company 838 - past, present and future firefighters.

Company 838 is a combination fire house, meaning we have career and volunteer firefighters serving the residents and guests of Fairmount Heights, Maryland. We are comprised of 32 career staffed firefighters, 1 Station Captain, 3 Station Lieutenants, 4 Firefighter/Paramedics, 24 Firefighter/EMT-Bs and the volunteer membership/

This station houses 1 Engine, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Paramedic Ambulance an

Company 838 is a combination fire house, meaning we have career and volunteer firefighters serving the residents and guests of Fairmount Heights, Maryland. We are comprised of 32 career staffed firefighters, 1 Station Captain, 3 Station Lieutenants, 4 Firefighter/Paramedics, 24 Firefighter/EMT-Bs and the volunteer membership/

This station houses 1 Engine, 1 Ladder Truck, 1 Paramedic Ambulance an

Operating as usual

Truck 838 (A shift) operated as the first due Truck Company on this 5 house. Great job done by all crews. ***photo credi...
01/04/2018

Truck 838 (A shift) operated as the first due Truck Company on this 5 house. Great job done by all crews. ***photo credit too Chief Ricky Riley***

12/09/2017

***Working Fire***2nd alarm being sounded on Dillon Ct, box 8-04. 2 story wood frame townhouse, fire showing through the roof. Truck 838 operating as the first due Truck Company.

First Due Truck Co. On This Fulton Ave. House Fire In Glenarden.  (08/09/17)
08/10/2017

First Due Truck Co. On This Fulton Ave. House Fire In Glenarden. (08/09/17)

Photos from PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's post
11/04/2016

Photos from PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's post

The Company has been taking the time this morning to view the multiple fires that have taken place in the immediate resp...
11/02/2016

The Company has been taking the time this morning to view the multiple fires that have taken place in the immediate response area this past week. Crews discuss tactical considerations while also reaching out to the community to make sure they indeed have working smoke alarms and no immediate fire hazards to their home. This fire took place last D Shift (10/31/16) on Birchleaf Avenue in the Seat Pleasant Community. E838 operated as the 1st Due Engine Co. for approximately 4 hours.

11/01/2016

Engine 838 is currently on the scene with fire showing from a 2 story duplex in the 700 block of Birchleaf Ave in Seat Pleasant. This is the fourth working fire this week for the crews from Chapel Oaks.

Crews operated on a first due middle of the row townhouse fire yesterday. Crews arrived on-scene to find fire showing fr...
09/17/2016

Crews operated on a first due middle of the row townhouse fire yesterday. Crews arrived on-scene to find fire showing from all 3 floors on side Charlie and fire from the roof.

1st due truck to a 5 house
08/27/2016

1st due truck to a 5 house

Prayers are with our brothers in blue from Dallas, as well as all of our brother and sister LEOs all over the country. S...
07/08/2016

Prayers are with our brothers in blue from Dallas, as well as all of our brother and sister LEOs all over the country. Stay safe. You always will have a safe place in our station.

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks
07/06/2016

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's cover photo
07/06/2016

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's cover photo

Congratulations to our very own Captain Rodney Bolen and Firefighter/EMT Stephanie Washington on receiving valor awards ...
04/27/2016
Official Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department Page

Congratulations to our very own Captain Rodney Bolen and Firefighter/EMT Stephanie Washington on receiving valor awards at today's ceremony.

Captain Bolen not only received the department's highest honor, the Gold Medal of Valor, but as well as Firefighter of the Year.

Prince George's County Fire/EMS Department: Fire/EMS Department Valor and Excellence in EMS Aw... https://t.co/qCt5LzuHvN

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's cover photo
04/21/2016

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's cover photo

Truck 838 (left) and Truck 812 (right) creating the flag arch for Skillet's funeral tomorrow.
04/19/2016

Truck 838 (left) and Truck 812 (right) creating the flag arch for Skillet's funeral tomorrow.

A great big thank you to our brothers from across the river who came into the station to make up staffing so our firefig...
04/19/2016

A great big thank you to our brothers from across the river who came into the station to make up staffing so our firefighters can attend FF/PM John " Skillet" Ulmschneider's viewing tonight.

Thank you Alexandria Truck 203, Arlington Engine 105 and Prince William Ambulance 504. This gesture is extremely appreciated.

#PGFDstrong #SkilletStrong

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks
04/17/2016

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks

IAFF Local 1619 has set up a direct donation program for FF/PM John "Skillet" Ulmschneider's wife and 2 year old daughte...
04/17/2016
Supporting our Fallen Brother John "Skillet" Ulmschneider

IAFF Local 1619 has set up a direct donation program for FF/PM John "Skillet" Ulmschneider's wife and 2 year old daughter. If you would like to donate it would be greatly appreciated.

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you that our Brother, colleague, and friend John "Skillet" Ulmschneider was shot and killed in the line of duty on Friday, April 15th, 2016 on the scene of an emergency incident. This is a day that we have all dreaded in our minds. We...

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's cover photo
04/16/2016

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's cover photo

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks
04/16/2016

PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks

Photos from PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's post
04/16/2016

Photos from PGFD Co. 838 - Chapel Oaks's post

04/16/2016
Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association

Our department mourns the loss of one of our own this morning. John "Skillet" Ulmschneider was shot and killed yesterday evening on a check the welfare medical call.

Please keep his family, both at home and at the fire department, in your prayers.

Rest easy brother " Skillet."

It is with profound sadness and a heavy heart that we inform you that our Brother, colleague, and friend John "Skillet" Ulmschneider was shot and killed in the line of duty this evening on the scene of an emergency incident. Additionally, a member of the Morningside Volunteer Fire Department was also shot and seriously injured on the same incident and is in guarded condition at Baltimore Shock Trauma.

This is a day that we have all dreaded in our minds. We are keenly aware of the dangers of our profession but we have hoped that God would continue to watch over and protect our members. Now that tragedy has stricken us, we must stand strong and band together to support Skillet's family and those who are closest to him.

Thank you to each and every one of you who have expressed their condolences and offers of support. We are deeply humbled by the outpouring of love, thoughts and prayer. Please keep his family, friends and our responders in your hearts and minds as we mourn the loss of our brother.

Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association
04/15/2016

Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association

04/03/2016
Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association

Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association

Prince George's County Firefighters and Paramedics are currently engaged in search, rescue, and extinguishing operations in the 4000-Blk of Cleary Court in Bowie. Let's all hope for a positive outcome with no injuries or loss of life, and many thanks to the men and women of the Prince George's County Fire and EMS Department!

Today, the crew of C shift will detail Truck 838 in preparation for Detective Jacai Colson's funeral tomorrow. As we tak...
03/24/2016

Today, the crew of C shift will detail Truck 838 in preparation for Detective Jacai Colson's funeral tomorrow. As we take great care and pride with this responsibility, we find it only fitting to add Det. Colson to our riding assignment board for the tour.

Rest in peace defender. You will always be remembered. #3693 #pgpdstrong

Prince George's County Police Department
03/14/2016

Prince George's County Police Department

We are grieving after one of our officers lost his life in the line of duty this afternoon. Four-year veteran Police Officer First Class Jacai Colson was assigned to our Narcotic Enforcement Division. The 28 year old detective was fatally wounded after exchanging gunfire with a suspect outside the District III station which is attached to our headquarters in Palmer Park.

The preliminary investigation reveals a suspect opened fire outside the front doors of the station around 4:30 pm. POFC Colson returned fire. Colson was shot and died a short time later. The suspect was also struck. He is expected to survive and remains under police custody at an area hospital. Charges are pending. A second suspect was taken in for questioning. Investigators are working to determine the motive in this case.

Our department is eternally grateful for the overwhelming outpouring of support from our community, the law enforcement family and our elected leaders.

Get well soon brother
03/10/2016

Get well soon brother

This is DC Fire And EMS member Danny Lavato. While operating at a fire in southeast DC yesterday he took off his own air mask and gave it to a lady who was trapped in her apartment which was on fire. She was about to jump from the 3rd floor window before firefighter Lavato calmed her down and kept her safe until crews on the inside could safely remove her through the interior. While performing this selfless act, firefighter Lavato received significant smoke inhalation and is currently hospitalized. Please keep him, his family, and the members of the DC fire Dept IAFF local 36 in your thoughts and prayers.

Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association
02/22/2016

Prince George's County Professional Fire Fighters & Paramedics Association

On February 22, 2004, Firefighter Dino Mahaffey's life changed forever. These are his words:

February 22, 11 years ago was a Sunday. It was a nice day out and I was doing the job of my dreams. The shift was going good, had a little job early in the day. The crews made quick work of it. After cleaning up the rig and grabbing a bit of lunch. I decided to call a friend of mine that was working his first shift in the Battalion. Phil Bird was working at 32 for the first time and I wanted to call and welcome him into the Battalion. After talking for just a few minutes it was time to go to work again. This time a well advanced Basement fire @ 5014 Roseld Ct. I remember telling Phil I'll see you in a few minutes. Little did I know that he would be helping save my life along with good friend Kenny Ward, Von McMullen and many others who assisted in my rescue. There was and still are so many people to thank and be forever grateful for. From firefighters, paramedics, doctors, nurses, therapist, friends and family, and most of all God. He was grateful enough to give me a second chance at life. Although it was devastating to learn that my days as a fireman were over. It was because of my friends, family and a very very loving wife that it has been easier to deal with over time. I miss it today as much as I did a month after the incident. But I am blessed to still be here and be with my wife and kids, my mom and dad, who live with us, which is a blessing in its own. Life has sure changed for us and it's still a good life. So thank you once again to all involved. To all my brothers and sisters that still have the honor of doing the job everyday, thank you for your service and please be safe, take care of and look out for each other. To the doctors and nurses at WHC and The Burn Center thank you and god bless. You people are amazing. To my friends and family you are the best any one could ask for. To my wife, you are the backbone of our family, my rock, the kids pillow and you are a huge reason I am still here. So thanks for everything you do......GOD BLESS AND BE SAFE!!!!

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5544 Sheriff Rd
Capitol Heights, MD
20743

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Are you all coming through neighborhoods with Santa this year???🚒🎅 I've been keeping my son up later than normal this week because you all usually hit our street around his bedtime.