05-19-2000, 04:19 PM #1Greg MasiFirehouse.com Guest
Philadelphia, PA-Mass Casualty Incident
Philadelphia Pa May 18, 2000
Mass Casuality Incident
2003 Hours- 735 S. Christopher Columbus Blvd
Reported to be a Pier Collapse
Pipeline-3, Snorkel-2, Batt-4, Medic-21, Rescue 1
2005 Hours- Squrt-8 enroute to Marine Unit 1.
2006 Hours- Box Filled Out
Box- 1523- Delaware & Fitzwater St
E-11, E-53, E-10, L-27, B-1
2007 Hours- Pipeline-3 reports people trapped in rear off end of pier
2008 Hours- B-4 reports he has a mass Casuality Incident.
2009 Hours- Medic 14, Medic 11 and ES-4 are dispatched
2010 Hours- Batt- 4 reports he has a major collapse with 25 people in the river. Water temp is approx. 60 degrees.
2010 Hours- Marine Unit 2 is dispatched with E-47
2012 Hours- ES-10 and E-66 dispatched. (Mass Casuality Unit)
2013 Hours- Light Wagon 1 dispatched.
2015 Hours- E-29 and Rescue 101 dispatched ( Collapse Unit)
2019 River Box Struck
Box- 1523 Delaware & Fitzwater St
Pipeline-49 ,Tower Ladder-4, B-7
2021 Hours- Navy Base is sending a boat for rescue operations.
2022 Hours- 2nd Alarm is Struck
Pipeline-20, Squrt-43, E-60, E-13, Pipeline-6, L-23, B-3, B-11, B-8, Field
2026 Hours- Medic-7, Medic-15,and Medic-37 are dispatched.
2028 Hours- Car-6 enroute
2029 Hours- E-78 responding with rapid Response Boat
2030 Hours- Car- 2 enroute
2035 Hours- Car 1 enroute
2036 Hours- Tac Air 1 and Tac Air 2 enroute
2038 Hours- CU-3 enroute
2041 Hours- SA-1 enroute
2050 Hours- 3 boats enroute from Delaware County at this time
2100 Hours- Medic- 20, Medic-32,Medic-33,and Medic-19 are dispatched.
2244 Hours- Incident Under Control
Note- There were a total of 37 people transported to area hospitals. 2 in
serious condition, and also 7 firefighters treated for various injuries. Also as
of this writing there are 3 confirmed fatalties, and 4 people unaccounted for.
Note- The following agencies responded during this incident
Delaware County- 5 boats
Camden County 7 boats
Gloucester County- 1 boat
New Jersey State Police- 1 dive team
Tinicum Township- 1 boat
Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit
Phila Police Marine Unit
U.S. Coast Guard
[This message has been edited by Greg Masi (edited May 19, 2000).]
05-19-2000, 07:42 PM #2ENG 6511Firehouse.com Guest
Coming from that area it is indeed distressing and sad to hear this report.The report itself however was very professional and comprehensive. Thank you.
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