Members of the LVFD attended the 2016 Fallen Firefighter and Founders Circle roll call ceremony at the FSB in Landover. Francis G. Gray, LVFD member killed while serving his Nation during the Vietnam War, was inducted into the Founders Circle this year. The LVFD Honor Guard presented the colors and assisted with the presentations at each memorial stone.
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.