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    Default What do you send to an "elevator emergency"?

    What does your Department send to a "stuck elevator" call, or "elevator emergency"? One Engine, an Engine and Truck, just the Rescue Company? Please share....

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    One (1) Engine, one (1) Truck, and one (1) Battalion Chief.
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    Thanks for the info DFW..anyone else?
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    One (1) Engine, one (1) Truck, and one (1) Battalion Chief.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfwfirefighter View Post
    One (1) Engine, one (1) Truck, and one (1) Battalion Chief.
    For clarification purposes, the above-mentioned response is for a "stuck" elevator car with no injuries. If someone is trapped and/or injured, the run will likely escalate into a USAR incident and additional resources will be added to the original run.
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    1 Truck, 1 Rescue and a Battalion.
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    Same as any other call....both companies dispatched, truck rolls first out of 1 station, engine rolls first out of the other station. Normally, the response is held with just those 2 vehicles.
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    1 engine, 1 special services company (heavy rescue or tower ladder)...A BC or EMS Captain will generally self-dispatch.
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    Truck, engine, BC, rescue, and EMS Chief will also, as above, self-dispatch.

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    Nearest truck or squad.
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    Back at college I believe it was an engine and the rescue, unless dispatch chose to dispatch it as an "entrapment". Then it was 4 engines, 2 trucks, 1 or 2 heavy rescues, 2 BLS ambulances and a paramedic car.

    Once that assignment was dispatched, and it turned out it was a fat kid stuck in a swing.

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    We respond with the Engine company in the district and the Rescue. We add the tower/ladder company if necessary.
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    Closest company goes.

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    Engine, ladder, rescue, medic, and a chief. Several years ago they had a call where a bunch of students overloaded an elevator and one was killed when he tried to exit through the door and the car moved.

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    We send 1 engine. We should be sending the truck or rescue, since the engine really can't do anything once it gets there. But ...

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    We'd probably send the rescue, but there would be a lot of surprised and curious firefighters responding, since ,to my knowledge, we don't have any elevators in our district.

    Never say never, though...
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    Closest truck goes.

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    We have one elevator in the district.

    It gets a full response which includes the paid crew (maximum of 5 during the day; 2 at night) and volunteer response.

    Generally an engine and the heavy rescue.

    We have had one response in the past 10 years, so it's a very rare occurance.
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    We send nearest unit; usually an Engine Company.

    As a tourist destination, we answer several elevator entrapments (stuck elevators) a day; most people I've seen on an elevator at a condo was 24. It got hot and smelly fast...
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    We send one rescue pumper, 1 captain and 1 BC.

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    Don't do these anymore, but at a past department elevator calls were very common (lots of old buildings), probably #2 after medicals. We sent 1 engine company and facility maintenance would also respond (Navy base). They were always very simple rescues, secure the power, use the elevator key (a long spike) to unlatch the doors, stick the little giant into the opening in case the elevator moved, the remove the occupants and get some poor sailor to keep people out of the elevator until maintenance arrived.

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    We send one engine company for a stuck elevator. If someone is injured or requires medical attention then we send an ambulance as well.

    The university campus next door to me sends the campus police because it happens quite often.
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    Our response depends on what box the alarm comes from. Typically it's an engine and a rescue.

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    1 truck...thats all, unless there is an ems issue...then they will send the engine, which is rare. These are common here....I probably go to elevators 5-6 times in a tour....lots of projects by me.....
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