Thread: Basement Fires and Sizeup
01-06-2009, 11:49 AM #1
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Basement Fires and Sizeup
Fire Below! The Importance of the 'Basement Check'
Crews need to check for hidden dangers below
An interesting piece from a new contributor, and coincides with a recent local (county) fire below
Fort Washington House Fire
Cautious Action Prevents Firefighter Injury
Just after 8:00 AM, Monday, January 5, 2009, Firefighters and Paramedics from the Fort Washington area were alerted to a house fire. Fire/EMS units from Fort Washington, Oxon Hill, Accokeek, Allentown, Clinton and Charles County Bryans Road responded to the 13100 Block of Larkhall Circle and arrived to find a 2-story, with basement, non-sprinklered, single family home with smoke showing.
The first arriving units were the engine and paramedic unit from Fort Washington. As the engine crew established a water supply and crews donned their personnel protective equipment, the paramedic crew performed a circle check of the structure - More in the link.
Courtesy Mark Brady, PGFEMS PIO"If you put the fire out right in the first place, you won't have to jump out the window."
FDNY E.48, SQ.18
Alexandria, VA F.D.
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