Just before 8:30pm on Saturday June 18th, the box alarm was sounded for an apartment building on fire in the area of Briarwood Drive and Laurel Bowie Rd (Rt.197). Rescue Engine 49 (Laurel Rescue) arrived first to find a 3-story garden style apartment building with fire showing. Chief 10A (Grant) established command and reported fire through the roof and requested a 2nd alarm.
Members of the LVFD recently dedicated our new Tower 10 in memory of Captain Edward "Lee" Lesisher. Lee's family attended the truck housing ceremony along with the Mayor, the City Administrator, Councilmembers, and several LVFD members. As tradition calls for, members pushed the new tower into her new LVFD home and the Rev. Litchfield blessed the new unit.