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    Default Last time you guys fought a structure fire!

    How long ago. Mine was last week, 3 story fully involved.

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    May 9th. Single story family, heavy smoke showing on arrival, electrical fire in the walls spread to the attic and basement.
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    We had an explosion at a black powder processing shed last week - No after fire and we let it burn out.

    Had an explosion in a processing building at a primer explosive manufacturer a month ago - We let the fire burn out.

    Last structure fire we put water on would have been the first week in April when we had 2 in one day - both contained to room of origin

    Both of the explosions were in an area we cover by contract, so excluding them as they are not technically "in" our district, we have had only 4 structure fires so far this year.
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    couple days ago

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    Last Saturday night. Bio-Diesel plant. Gutted the place pretty good but no explosions and no injuries

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    Yesterday. Barn full of about 300 round bales of hay 8hrs of work.....Last house fire was about 2 weeks ago..

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    July 26, 2009.

    Fire on the third floor. Found the victim just behind her apartment door on the primary search.


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    Last one I made....June 3rd. Last one for the department, June 12.

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    Monday Night/Tuesday morning, Fully involved mobile home with some extenuating circumstances that I won't get into. We've had about 1 structure fire a week here recently which is a busy time for us for structure fires, but our medical calls and MVAs seem to have been down at the same time.

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    Well in my fire district the last strudture fire was 4 1/2 yrs ago but in a fire district we have automatic aid with it has been 3 weeks.

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    About 0630hrs this morning. Basement fire in a story and a half wood-frame, occupied dwelling, with one victim removed and treated for smoke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    A few yesterday, a few more today, expecting a few more tomorrow......
    Lucky...We do about 1 a month..I have a friend down your way..Clinton FD..they do alot of work too..makes me want to move down there..

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    My POC FD where I live, about 2 weeks ago. A pole barn filled with all kinds of stuff in it. It kind of looked like a place where the "American Pickers" guys Mike and Frank would have loved to explore. Upon arrival the back 1/2 was fully involved with fire though the roof and a partial collapse already. Yes, there was a delayed disc overy and reporting of the fire.

    Career FD, just last week there was a basement fire. Not on my shift though. It has been a while since we have had a worker on our shift. Plenty of EMS though!!
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    A large scale chemical fire- shift before last, finally went out
    2 sfd and a mfd last night.

    fyred- i am relieved we don't have basement fires around here. With only 3 homes with a basement, i hope the trend continues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    A large scale chemical fire- shift before last, finally went out
    2 sfd and a mfd last night.

    fyred- i am relieved we don't have basement fires around here. With only 3 homes with a basement, i hope the trend continues.
    They can be a real bitch sometimes, especially if there is no way to vent in front of the attack crews. I have been on a couple of different basement fires where we put the attack crew in place at the top of the stairs, PPV fan set up at the top of the stairs, pop a couple windows in the basement, fire up the fan and move the attack crew into place. It has to be well coordinated and the attack crew has to move quickly to ensure the fire doesn't extend vertically. There also needs to be crews checking for extension above the fire. I have never experienced a problem with extension but it is a possibility.

    Another time we had a basement fire with no practical way to ventilate out basement windows so we did just like the pictures in the IFSTA Essentials cut a hole in the floor by a window on the first floor. Set up 2 of the negative pressure fans to pull the smoke from the basement up and out a fist floor window. That seemed to work okay, not as well as the PPV did but still okay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylarmorris89 View Post
    How long ago. Mine was last week, 3 story fully involved.
    That was where?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    That was where?
    redacted so he can keep his job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tajm611 View Post
    fyred- i am relieved we don't have basement fires around here. With only 3 homes with a basement, i hope the trend continues.
    Not a recent call (our last worker was about three weeks ago, mutual aid) - we had a fire some years ago were we were unable to "save the basement."

    We were the third department (and finally the right one after the first two investigated and found it wasn't theirs - in one case by almost 10 miles) dispatched for a "glow in the sky" at 0230 or so on a -40F night. On arrival, even the wooden walls of the basement were burning, leaving us with little more than a smoking hole in the ground....

    That's right - for those of us used to basements built of poured concrete or cinder block - it had wooden walls. Apparently quite popular in some parts of the country, but not here...
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    With soil the way it is here, it just isn't common at all. Luckily, 2/3 of the home owners let us check them out and preplan them, unfortunately the 1/3 is a famous author and doesn't want us in there so we'll just have to use what we learned from the other two and hope it'll carry over. I've never had a basement fire and I'd be hard-pressed to find some one at the department who has. We have a cellar nozzle and hopefully leveled headedness will prevail.
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    Well I did put out a dumpster fire a week or so ago . . . does that count? My last structure was over a month ago . .. I'm far overdue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylarmorris89 View Post
    How long ago. Mine was last week, 3 story fully involved.
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