Hey all, my name is Robin Andino and I am the newest contributor to Hit the Plug. I am 25 years old and have been in the fire service for 10 years. For the past 6 years I have always carried a point and shoot camera in my gear to document calls with the Camden-Wyoming Fire Company where I hold the position of 2nd Assistant Chief. For the past year I have also carried a GoPro camera that is used as a dash cam and Firecam helmet camera. My goal is to capture every moment I can on the fire scene, whether still or video, to show the public the sacrifices volunteers make day in and day out to protect them. I am glad Wayne invited me to join his team and look forward to contributing my work. I do not consider myself a photographer; I’m merely a decent picture taker. My equipment consists of- Nikon D3000/18-55mm lens, Nikon D7100/18-140mm lens, GoPro Hero 3 silver edition (all video shot in 948p 60fps), and a Firecam 1080 (720p 60fps).
Maryland State Police Trooper-4, New Agusta Westland 139 (AW-139) Helicopter
The Maryland State Police (MSP) Aviation Command has begun the process of integrating its new fleet of 10 AgustaWestland AW139s into operations, beginning at its Frederick Section or district. MSP has seven sections or bases throughout the state currently served by an aging fleet of 11 Eurocopter Dauphins. MSP aviation provides medevac and aerial law enforcement support throughout the state and in the national capital region. That includes intercepting and identifying errant aircraft that fly unannounced near or into the national Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) around Washington, D.C. Last year MSP aviation flew 7,500 missions; 2,300 of those were largely scene-work medevac lifts. Story credit to AIN Online
On 3-1-2014 Sta.87 Seaford was alerted for a car fire at the WalMart Super Center on Rt.13 north of town. 87 Command arrived on location and Captain B. Truitt found a passenger car with heavy smoke coming from the engine compartment. Engine 87-3 arrived and crews pulled a trash line off to extinguish fire. Crews were on scene for 30 minutes before clearing.
The Selbyville Volunteer Fire Company is pleased to announce they have purchased from DPC Emergency Equipment the first Rosenbauer T-Rex on the East Coast. The T-Rex will replace the current Tower 88, a 1995 Sutphen 65’ aerial platform.
On 2-28-2014 the Dorchester County EOC alerted Sta.26 Eldorado-Brookview, Sta.14 Sharptown and Sta.6 Hurlock for a house fire at 5467 Galestown Newhart Mill Rd. Engine Tanker 1402 arrived first on location and found a home with light smoke coming from a back bedroom area of the home. Firefighters Jay Bare & John Cooper made entry through the front door of the residence and found a room and contents fire in the back bedroom. The pair made quick work of the small fire. Crews from Eldorado arrived and assisted with overhaul and removal of a mattress and box spring that was on fire. Fire crews cleared the scene in less than an hour. The Maryland State Fire Marshals Office responded to investigate the cause of the fire.