The Kentland Front Bumper Line

By: Tony Kelleher The American Fire Service is unique in that nearly every department has a preferred way of 'racking' and deploying attack lines. This usually hinges upon the geographical area that the engine company is responsible for - and the building construction within those limits. The Kentland Volunteer Fire Department, Company 33, in Prince George's County, Maryland is no exception. "Kentland" is in an urban area bordering Washington, D.C., just three miles from the District of Columbia/Maryland line. Their response area includes everything from detached single-family dwellings and threestory garden style apartment houses to large warehouses and federal government insti...

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