Hot Shots 10/12

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ, JULY 28, 2012 – The driver of a tractor-trailer truck was killed when he crashed into an office building. A second alarm was transmitted, followed quickly by a third alarm. The truck’s fuel tank ruptured after impact, sparking the fire. The driver of the truck was found dead in the cab. Mutual aid from Lodi, Moonachie, Wallington and Wood-Ridge responded to the blaze to assist.

Photo by Damien Danis/President, NJMFPA


CHARLTON, MA, JULY 26, 2012 – Firefighters inside a tower ladder try to escape the tremendous heat while other firefighters scramble to establish a sustained water supply at a five-alarm fire that involved a large, one- and two-story mill building. Mutual aid was provided initially by 10 towns and three tanker task forces were called due to a lack of water. Crews started with an aggressive interior attack, but when the fire rapidly escalated, they had to protect a similar exposure only 50 feet away. The exposure suffered heat damage.

Photo by Paul LaRochelle


SYLMAR, CA, JULY 23, 2012 – Five companies of Los Angeles firefighters, two rescue ambulances, one Battalion Command team and an EMS battalion captain responded to a report of a structure fire in the northeast end of the San Fernando Valley. On arrival, firefighters encountered a one-story, single-family dwelling with the garage fully engulfed in flames. The fire was confined to the garage.

Photo by Rick McClure/EPN


OCEANSIDE, NY, JULY 27, 2012 – The Oceanside Fire Department responded for a report of a boat on fire. When the fire department arrived, it was confirmed that a 40-foot boat was fully involved in fire and the smoke could be seen for miles. The boat broke loose from its dock and drifted to the other side of the canal. Three hoselines were used from the fire department and a Nassau County Police boat used its hose. The fire took 30 minutes to extinguish

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