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Sunday, December 02, 2001

∑ QUEENS, NY: All-Hands – Box 5255 @ 107th Ave. & 110th St. BATT-51 reports fire in the basement of an unknown type dwelling. EMS requested for a civilian overcome. [EAN2]. 12:12a.m.

∑ QUEENS, NY: 75-5255 107-43 110th St. Fire in the basement of a private dwelling. EMS treating 1 smoke inhalation aided. [MNS119/154]. 12:19a.m.

∑ WATCHUNG (SOMERSET Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 22 Valleyview Road. Fire in an unknown type building. [EAN318]. 1:10a.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: All-Hands – Box 1327 @ 1641 Madison Ave. near E. 109th St. 14-story 75x75 occupied multiple dwelling. BATT-11 reports fire 5th floor. DWH. [EAN2]. 1:21a.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: 75-1327 Madison Ave. near East 100th St. Fire on the 5th floor of a 14-story 35x75 building. Main body of fire knocked down. Primary search negative. [MNS-154]. 1:25a.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: All Hands Box 1327 @ 1641 Madison Ave. near E. 109th St. BATT-11 reports all visible fire knocked down. Request EMS for a civilian with smoke inhalation. All searches are negative. PWH. [EAN2]. 1:27a.m.

∑ JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: *Working fire* Communipaw Ave & Whiton Street. (Box 650). Possible entrapment. [EAN318]. 2:25a.m.

∑ JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: *2nd Alarm* Communipaw Ave & Whiton St. (Box 650). Heavy fire in a 2-story ordinary Apartment over a store. Evacuation tones sounded. Fire very DWH. [EAN318]. 2:32a.m.

∑ JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: 3-650 *3rd Alarm* Communipaw Ave x Whiton/Pine Streets. Fire in a 4-story brick store with dwellings above. Building fully involved. Evacuation tones sounded. Report of occupants trapped. Have burn victims. Companies setting up Master Streams. [MNS342 IAP]. 3:00a.m.

∑ UNION CITY, NJ: 3rd Alarm at 1016 Summit Ave. Fire in a 3-story building. [EAN318/10]. 3:30a.m.

∑ UNION CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: *2nd Alarm* West St x 10th St. Fire in a 3 story occupied multiple dwelling. Heavy fire conditions. [MNS342 IAP]. 3:31a.m.

∑ UNION CITY, NJ: (2nd & 3rd Alarms) Arson spree at 10th & West Streets. Fully involved private dwelling. Extensive M/A to work into Union City. [EAN100/318/10]. 3:57a.m.

∑ UNION CITY, NJ: 2nd Alarm at 410 13th St. Fully involved building. [EAN318/10]. 3:59a.m.

∑ Update - UNION CITY, NJ: 4th Alarm at 1016 Summit Ave. Fire in several buildings. Extensive MA/ into Union City. [EAN318/10]. 4:04a.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: Box 600 for M/A to Union City, NJ. 4 Engs/2 Trucks/BC7 as a Task Force for (2) 3 Alarm fires. All Companies going to 16th St x West St in Union City for a major fire involving several buildings. [MNS342 IAP]. 4:08a.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: Box 600 for M/A to Union City, NJ: 4 Engs/2 Trucks/BC7 as a Task Force for (2) *4* Alarm fires. All Companies going to staging @ 13th/Bergenline Ave. Union City fires are @ 1016 Summit Ave x 10th St. & 10th & West Streets. [MNS342 IAP]. 4:16a.m.

∑ Update – Mutual Aid to UNION CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: Major fire out of control @ 420 13th St. All NYC Companies will operate at, may be part of the fire on Summit Ave. Fire on West St is knocked down. All Companies will operate. Jersey City starting to release Companies from their 3rd Alarm fire on Communipaw Ave. [MNS342 IAP]. 4:23a.m.

∑ UNION CITY, NJ: (3rd fire) 3rd Alarm at 410 13th St. 2 buildings fully involved. M/A from FDNY 4 Engines & 2 Trucks. [EAN100/10]. 4:36a.m.

∑ UNION CITY (HUDSON Co.) NJ *3rd Alarm* 420 13th St. Several buildings on fire. FDNY Task Force (Manhattan x 600) + 2 engines from Paterson, NJ in addition to N.Hudson Co. reg. Fire Dept operating at this fire. [MNS342 IAP]. 4:36a.m.

∑ BRONX, NY: 75-2555 at 1019 E. 165th St. x Fox St. Fire in a 1-story Commercial building. L142 FAST. [MNS342 IAP]. 4:44a.m.

∑ BRONX, NY: 22-2555 *2nd Alarm* at 1019 E. 165th St. x Fox St. Fire in a 1-story taxpayer (store). L42 FAST. [MNS342 IAP]. 4:51a.m.

∑ Update – BRONX, NY: 22-2555 *2nd Alarm* at 1019 E. 165th St. x Fox St. Fire in the cockloft of a 1-story taxpayer 100x50. B17 Safety Coordinator. B18 is Communication Coordinator. [MNS342 IAP]. 4:54a.m.

∑ Update – BRONX, NY: 22-2555 *2nd Alarm* at 1019 E. 165th St. x Fox St. Fire in the cockloft of a 1-story taxpayer 100x50. D6 reports primary search is negative. Trucks are opening up. Fire is still DWH. [MNS342 IAP]. 5:04a.m.

∑ UNION CITY, NJ: FDNY Companies have been split up between fires @ 1016 Summit Ave & 400 block of 13th St. Partial collapses at both locations. FDNY B11 S/C to assist B7 in supervision. Fires are about 4 blocks apart. [MNS154/MNS342 IAP]. 5:08a.m.

∑ Final – BRONX, NY: 22-2555 *2nd Alarm* at 1019 E. 165th St. x Fox St. Fire in the cockloft of a 1-story taxpayer 100x50. D6 reports main body of fire knocked down. 4 lines stretched, 2 lines in operation. Fire is PWH. [MNS342 IAP]. 5:13a.m.

∑ YONKERS (WESTCHESTER Co.), NY: *2nd Alarm on arrival* Elm St. and Victor St. Fire top floor of a 3-story frame building – well involved. Request CON-ED forthwith for wires down in front of the building. [EAN301]. 7:20a.m.

∑ Update – YONKERS (WESTCHESTER Co.), NY: *2nd Alarm* Elm and Victor Streets. Still outside operations. Fire darkening down. Still DWH. [EAN100*EAN301]. 7:42a.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: *Collapse* Box 1354 at 112 St. @ Manhattan Ave. Using 2 Engines & 2 Trucks. Partial chimney collapse. Chimney is approx. 150ft. Return all Special Units. Request OEM to the scene. BN-11. [MNS-30*IAP]. 8:26a.m.

∑ Update – JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: **3rd Alarm** Communipaw & Whiton St. 6 victims removed, 5 burned over 60% of their body. 2 infants in very serious condition. [EAN388]. 9:24a.m.

∑ KANSAS CITY, MO: Full 1st Alarm for the working fire @ 11832 NW Plaza Circle Drive “Holiday Inn.” Multi-story Hotel. Heavy smoke showing. 2 lines working so far. P3, P4, P16, P40, T3, T12, Q44, R16, CAR101, CAR 103, CAR 108. [KCFN-02]. 9:57a.m.

∑ JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: **3rd Alarm** Communipaw & Whiton. 6 civilians injured, 5 with burns. [MNS-342/30*]. 9:57a.m.

∑ Update – KANSAS CITY, MO: *1st Alarm* 11832 NW Plaza Circle Drive “Holiday Inn.” Fire now reported under control. Companies now doing mop-up & final searches. S/C R1 to the scene. 1 Firefighter transported to hospital for minor injuries. [KCFN-02]. 10:06a.m.

∑ BRONX, NY: 75-3342 at 2463 Tibout Ave near 188th St. Fire out windows 2nd floor of an occupied multiple dwelling. S/C E42, L38, L37 FAST. [MNS-30*IAP]. 10:21a.m.

∑ Final – BRONX, NY: 75-3342 at 2463 Tibout Ave near 188th St. 5-story brick 100x100 occupied multiple dwelling. Fire 2nd floor. All fire knocked down. Primary search negative. EMS treating 2 NYPD Officers with smoke inhalation. Fire PWH DIV-7. MNS-119 [MNS-30*IAP]. 10:34a.m.

∑ CHICAGO, IL: Working Still @ 1358 N. Western. BATT-6 reports a 3-story with fire on the 1st & 2nd floors. (2) lines off. [CHGO-18/234]. 10:51a.m.

∑ HENRICO Co., VA: 2nd Alarm – Apartment building fire at 2530 Lakefield Mews Ct. 2-story frame with fire & smoke showing. [FPVA-2//DC8]. 11:30a.m.

∑ Update – HENRICO Co., VA: 2nd Alarm Apartment building fire at 2530 Lakefield Mews Ct. Ladder Pipes flowing. Transfers made. [FPVA-2//DC8]. 11:35a.m.

∑ SOUTH ORANGE (ESSEX Co.), NJ: Working fire – 126 Mercer Place. Basement fire. M/A requested to the scene. [EAN77/EAN388]. 11:37a.m.

∑ SOUTH ORANGE (ESSEX Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 126 Mercer Place. Basement fire. Main body of fire knocked down. Orange FD operating at the scene. Fire under control. [EAN77/EAN388]. 11:46a.m.

∑ Update – HENRICO Co., VA: 2nd Alarm at 2530 Lakefield Mews Ct. (outside of Richmond). 2-story frame Apartment building with heavy fire showing form roof. [FPVA-2,3,37/DC8]. 11:56a.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: Working fire – Box 83 at 3 World Financial Center (West & Vesey Streets). L15 FAST. [MNS-30*IAP]. 12:49p.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: Working fire Box 83 at 3 World Financial Center. (West & Vesy Streets). BN1 special calls E-55, L6. [MNS-30*IAP]. 12:57p.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: **2nd Alarm** NY Box 83 at 3 World Financial Center (West @ Vesey Streets). Building fire. Call came in via telephone WTC Office. [MNS-30*IAP]. 12:57p.m.

∑ Update – HENRICO Co., VA: *2nd Alarm* 2530 Lakefield Mews Ct. (Suburb of Richmond). Fire is knocked down. Holding all Units for extensive overhaul. [FPVA-MANY//DC8]. 12:57p.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: *2nd Alarm* Box 83 at West St. & Vesey St. at Ground Zero. [EAN100]. 12:57p.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: **2nd Alarm** West St. & Vesey St. Fire on the 3rd & 4th floors of a Commercial hi-rise. [EAN388]. 12:58p.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: *2nd Alarm* Box 83 at 3 World Financial Center (West @ Vesey Streets). A Commercial building with fire 3rd/4th floors. Fire reported out the windows via phone call from WTC Operations. [MNS-30*IAP]. 1:04p.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: *2nd Alarm* Box 83, #3 World Financial Center at West & Vesey Streets. Fire on the 3rd & 4th floors is being knocked down. S/C for an additional BC. [EAN77/388/EAN100]. 1:16p.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 83 at 3 World Financial Center (West & Vesey Streets. All visible fire knocked down. Primary searches underway. BN7 COMCORD, BN4 SAFETY COR. S/C BN-6 b/o DIV1. [MNS-30*IAP]. 1:19p.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: 2nd Alarm Box 83 at 3 World Financial Center. Fire originated from welding on the 3rd floor with extension to the 4th floor. All visible fire extinguished. Command Post is set up on the Mezzanine Level off Vesey St. [EAN388/77/EAN100]. 1:21p.m.

∑ Working fire – SANDWICH, NH: 50 School Street. Structure fire. M/A en-route. C603 [TAC9-C461]. 1:21p.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: *2nd Alarm* Box 83 at #3 World Financial Center (West & Vesey Streets). CAR 4-C reports primary searches of floor 3, 4, 5, & 6 complete & negative. Searches underway on floors above. Still have a smoke condition on upper floors. Fire remains DWH. [EAN388/77/EAN100]. 1:30p.m.

∑ BALTIMORE, MD (31-8): **2nd Alarm** on arrival b/o BC-2 for the dwelling fire at 2330 Barclay St. (Charles Village – North of Downtown). Have a 3-story brick mid-group row with heavy fire all floors. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 2:24p.m.

∑ Update – BALTIMORE, MD: (31-8): **2nd Alarm** Occupied dwelling at 2330 Barclay St. BC-2 reports fire under control. Have 1 injured Firefighter & 1 injured civilian. 3rd Medic requested. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 2:40p.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: on Manhattan Bridge – Car & Trailer fire. All Hands for water relay. (3 Engines & 2 Trucks). MNS-119 [MNS-30*IAP]. 3:05p.m.

∑ STLFN: ST. LOUIS Co., MO: Pattonville FPD *1st Alarm* @ Arlington United Methodist Church, 3770 McKelvey Rd. Smoke showing on arrival. 1 line off & 5” supply line laid. [STL899]. 3:29p.m.

∑ QUEENS, NY: All Hands* Box 7967 at 41-39 Denman St. Fire on the 3rd floor of a 3-story brick private dwelling 25x40. [EAN388]. 3:37p.m.

∑ QUEENS, NY: 75-79677 at 41-40 Denmam St. 3-story brick occupied multiple dwelling with fire top floor. L154 FAST. [MNS-30*IAP]. 3:40p.m.

∑ STLFN: ST. LOUIS Co., MO: Update – Pattonville FPD’s *1st Alarm* @ Arlington United Methodist Church, 3770 McKelvey Rd. Heavy smoke & fire. Companies are trying to ventilate the roof at this time. [STL899]. 3:41p.m.

∑ STLFN; ST. LOUIS Co., MO: Update – Pattonville PFD’s *1st Alarm* @ Arlington United Methodist Church, 3770 McKelvey Rd. Heavy smoke & fire. S/C for Robertson FPD’s Pumper 5014 to respond. No size-up heard at this time. [STL899]. 3:45p.m.

∑ Final – Update: QUEENS, NY: 75-7967 at 41-40 Denman St. near Whitney Ave. 3-story brick 25x60 occupied multiple dwelling. Fire 3rd floor rear – PWH. [MNS-30*IAP]. 3:46p.m.

∑ STLFN: HIGH RIDGE (JEFFERSON Co.), MO: High Ridge FPD *1st Alarm* @ 2175 Boxwood Lane off Antire Rd. x Laurel. Mobile Home fire. AMBO requested for 1 burn victim. [STL899]. 3:53p.m.

∑ STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on Pattonville FPD’s *1st Alarm* Church fire @ 3770 McKelvey Rd. Primary & secondary searches on 1st & 2nd floors negative. Fire is knocked down. Companies are overhauling. Move-ups made. [STL899]. 4:07p.m.

∑ NUTLEY (ESSEX Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 88 Franklin Ave – Building fire. [EAN388]. 4:12p.m.

∑ Update – NUTLEY (ESSEX Co.), NJ: *Working fire @ 88 Franklin Ave. Fire is under control. Companies in process of taking up. [EAN388/EAN322]. 4:27p.m.

∑ BROOKLYN, NY: 75-2206 at Remsen Ave near Church Ave. 1-story 20x50 Laundromat with fire in cockloft. BN-58. [MNS-30-IAP]. 4:41p.m.

∑ BROOKLYN, NY: *2nd Alarm* Box 2206 at 628 Remsen Ave near Church Ave. 1-story taxpayer 20x50 Laundromat fire in cockloft b/o DIV-15. [MNS-30*IAP]. 4:44p.m.

∑ Update – NUTLEY (ESSEX Co.), NJ: Correct address is 85 Franklin Ave. Fire was in a 1-story to 2-story irregular shaped Commercial building. Fire #1 floor in a Hair Salon. 2 lines stretched operating. Fire is under control. [NFD/EAN388/EAN322]. 4:47p.m.

∑ BYRAM TWP. (SUSSEX Co.), NJ: (1700hrs EST) – Working fire at the Byram Laundromat on Rt.206. Fire is under control. Units continue to operate at this time. [EAN318/EAN100]. 4:52p.m.

∑ Update – BROOKLYN, NY: *2nd Alarm* Box 2206 at Remsen & Church Aves. B/o DIV-15 special call for an additional Truck, L-153 assigned. [EAN100]. 4:53p.m.

∑ MFN: BALTIMORE, MD: Dwelling fire in the 5500 block of Haddon Ave. (Box Alarm 46-23). E-46 (Lt. Farrell) reporting a 2-story duplex with smoke & fire showing from the 2nd floor. [MFN-4]. 4:56p.m.

∑ Update –BROOKLYN, NY: *2nd Alarm* Box 2206 at 628 Remsen Ave. near Church Ave. 1-story 20x50 Laundromat (taxpayer). Cockloft fire. All fire knocked down. Primary searches negative b/o DIV-15. [MNS-30*IAP]. 5:04p.m.

∑ STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD Working fire in the 1500 block of Palm x Blair. S/C for 2 additional Pumpers (5 & 9) & BC 801. Fire on the porch with extension to the house. [STL899]. 5:05p.m.

∑ STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update – STLFD’s Working fire @ 1508 Palm x Blair. Fire on the porch & rear of a 2-story brick building. Fire is now under control. 1 preconnect off. [STL899]. 5:11p.m.

∑ ESSEX FELLS (ESSEX Co.), NJ: *All Hands* 54 Rensellear Rd. PD on scene requesting FD for a fire contained to a bedroom. Fire is knocked down & under control. [EAN883-EAN503]. 7:06p.m.

∑ MANALAPAN (MONMOUTH Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 5 Copper Hawk Drive. M/A for cover up. [EAN100/EAN27]. 7:18p.m.

∑ HARTFORD, CT: 2nd Alarm at 2 Hamilton St. 4-story brick with heavy fire showing in an occupied building. Report of people trapped. [CT80/180/141]. 7:24p.m.

∑ Update – MANALAPAN (MONMOUTH Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 5 Copper Hawk Dr. Fire in an attached garage of a single-family dwelling. M/A FAST Team requested. [EANSTAFF/EAN27]. 7:26p.m.

∑ 3rd Alarm – HARTFORD, CT: 2 Hamilton St. 4-story brick occupied building with heavy fire showing 1st floor. Exposure problems. (CT80/180/141 CWP). [TAC9-C33]. 7:30p.m.

∑ Working fire – MONTCLAIR (ESSEX Co.), NJ: 80 Pine St. 3-story occupied residential dwelling. Possible electrical fire going into the 2nd floor. 1 line stretched operating. 2&1 to cover. Command reports should be able to hold with 1st Alarm assignment. [EAN388/351/301/EAN322]. 7:42p.m.

∑ Update – MANALAPAN (MONMOUTH Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 5 Copper Hawk Drive. Command reporting fire under control. Requesting the utility companies to respond. [EAN STAFF/EAN27]. 7:44p.m.

∑ HARTFORD, CT: 3rd Alarm – Update – Now reported as 2 buildings maybe involved on Zion St. and Hamilton St. Heavy fire conditions. [NEFNN/DESK]. 7:45p.m.

∑ *Update* MONTCLAIR (ESSEX Co.), NJ: 80 Pine St. Companies overhauling on the #2 floor. May be opening some of the flooring on the 2nd floor. Command reports fire is under control & is requesting 2 Fire Investigators. [EAN388/351/301/EAN322]. 7:54p.m.

∑ Update – 3rd Alarm – HARTFORD, CT: 2 Hamilton St. 4-story brick occupied with extension to 3-story brick occupied (452 Zion St.). Fires on floors 2 & 3 of exposure building. Several towns M/A to fire & for coverage. CT141 CWP [TAC9-C33]. 8:13p.m.

∑ SUMMIT (UNION Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 8 Lorraine Place. Basement fire in a private dwelling. M/A Engine requested from Millburn fire. [EAN388/EAN434]. 8:15p.m.

∑ BRIDGEWATER TWP. (SOMERSET Co.), NJ: Working fire – North Branch section, across from 56 Marsha Court. Fully involved wooden containment structure & enclosed dumpster. Exposure approx 20-25 feet away. [EAN434]. 8:15p.m.

∑ HOWARD Co., MD: Box + Task Force* Dwelling fire at 9633 Susies Way. (Co.#8 – Bethany). Unit on scene reports heavy fire. Original call was for a child’s bedroom fire. Mutual Aid Baltimore County. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 8:19p.m.

∑ Chicago FireHISTORY: Nov 26, 1973: ENGINE 73 & TRUCK 35 to new quarters @ 1747 N. Pulaski Rd. *Nov. 28, 1891 ENGINE 65 organized @ 2714 W. 39th St. and Truck 24 organized @ 10400 S. Vincennes (still there); on Nov 30, 1891 ENGINE 67 organized @ 4666 W. Fulton St. *Dec 1, 1869: ENGINE 16 “Winnebago” organized @ 347 W. 31st St. *In 1874 ENGINE 21 to new quarters @ 1213 S. Plymouth Ct. (this is the house where the first sliding pole was used). *In 1891 ENGINE 66 organized @ 2858 W. Filmore St. ENGINE 68 organized @ 1642 N. Kostner. *In 1893 FIRE INSURANCE PATROL 6 organzied @ 332 S. Hoyne. *In 1900 ENGINE 88 organized @ 3500 W. 60th St; ENGINE 89 organized @ 4456 N. Knox; ENGINE 90 organized @ 1016 W. Division St. on “Goose Island.” *In 1918 ENGINE 126 organized @ 7313 S. Kingston. In 1919 TRUCK 37 organized @ 5441 S. Lake Park. *In 1927 ENGINE 62 & Truck 27 to new quarters @ 30 E. 114th St. *In 1928 TRUCK 47 organized @ 5714 N. Ridge and are still in this classic house. [CHGO-18]. 8:40p.m.

∑ STLFN: ST. CHARLES Co., MO: Wentzville FPD has a *1st Alarm* house trailer at 207 Colt Circle. S/C for an EMS Unit for a burn victim. [STL 819]. 9:03p.m.

∑ STLFN: JENNINGS (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Jennings FD has a 1st Alarm house fire @ 5701 Helen. Pumper 4210 reports a fire in the rear of the building. 2 pre-connects off. Jennings Police report someone may be trapped. [STL819]. 9:18p.m.

∑ More FireHISTORY: for December 1: In 1958 at 1445hrs a 5-11 Alarm plus 1 Special on Box 582 at W. Iowa St. & N. Avers Ave for the fire at OUR LADY OF THE ANGLES SCHOOL. This fire resulted in the deaths of 92 children & 3 nuns. [CHGO-18]. 9:22p.m.

∑ STLFN: ST. CHARLES Co., MO: Update – Wentzville FPD’s *1st Alarm* at 267 Colt Circle. Command requested PD for crowd control. Units on scene: 9154, 9801, 9201, 9214, M07. First 20 minute MARC all Firefighters accounted for. They have a fan off for ventilation. [STL388]. 9:27p.m.

∑ QUEENS, NY: All Hands – Box 4453 @ Bowne St. & Cherry Ave. Fire in a dwelling. DWH. [EAN2]. 11:49p.m.

∑ Update – QUEENS, NY: All Hands – Box 4453 @ Bowne St. x Cherry Ave. 2-story 20x40 dwelling that houses mentally handicapped people. Fire #1 floor. All visible fire knocked down. EMS treating 6 victims. Primary search negative throughout. [EAN2]. 11:58p.m.


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NEFNN CONNECTICUT FIRE LOG ( http://www.nefnn.com )
-by Scott Harris

11/28/01

2151 W/F SIMSBURY CONN 5 Linda Ln 2-story frame single family dwelling - heavy fire showing out 2nd floor windows


11/30/01

1645 W/F HARTFORD CONN Box 745 93 Blue Hills Ave 3-story occupied dwelling - fire in the rear stairwell extended into cockloft


12/1/01

0510 W/F+ BROOKFIELD CONN 28 Prospect Dr house fire well involved

1611 W/F+ WATERBURY CONN 381 Willow St 3-story frame well involved

1936 W/F KILLINGLY CONN 92 Williamsville Rd structure fire - mutual aid to the fire

2230 W/F BRIDGEPORT CONN 50 Theresa Circle - fire in an OMD


12/2/01

0130 W/F HARTFORD CONN Box 691 50 Willard St "Asylum Hill" 4-story brick OMD - fire in trash room/trash chute - heavy smoke condition

0224 W/F WINDSOR CONN 77 Green Manor Ave attached carport extended into dwelling

1641 W/F HARTFORD CONN Box 419 rear of 300 Park Terrace "Frog Hollow" 4-bay garage well involved with exposure problems

2015 3rd ALM+ HARTFORD CONN Box 462 Zion & Hamilton Sts "Frog Hollow" occupied 4-story brick heavy fire all floors in the rear extended to an occupied 3-story brick (floors 2+3) - mutual aid station coverage from East Hartford, West Hartford, Manchester and New Britain


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*** REPORT FROM THE LINE OF FIRE ***


New Jersey JOB ON HIGHGATE

Saturday night into Sunday morning was a night of unbelievable proportions in Hudson County, NJ as every Fire Department worked and even FDNY came in to lend some assistance.

12/01/01
1) Saturday 2158 hrs North Hudson Fire Control transmitted an alarm of fire @ 3114 Tonnelle Ave first arriving units found (3) 2.0 stry frames with smoke showing, the fire reached 4 alarms and fire through the roof of all three buildings. I rode with the Gong Club Canteen back to quarters and once I got a minute to rest.

12/02/01
2) (Sunday 0322 hrs) FDJC Fire Dispatch transmitted box 650 for a fire reported at Communipaw & Whiton, the phones were ringing in the background and I knew it was a job. (Due to budget constraints the first due along with 3 other companies were off duty) ladder 12 was the first to arrived to find a 4.0 stry brick over a laundry with fire on the 2nd and 3rd flrs. A 2nd alarm was transmitted at 0328hrs and a 3rd alarm at 0335hrs. Seven people were injured. 2 children sustained 2nd and 3rd degree burns and still remain at St. Barnabas Hospital.

3) Sunday 0352 hrs: North Hudson Fire Control transmitted an alarm of fire at 1016 Summit Ave. This fire extended to 1014, 1012, 1010, and 1018 Summit Ave and went to 4 alarms.

4) Sunday 0412hrs: North Hudson Fire Control transmitted an alarm of fire at 604 10th St. North Hudson units were committed to relocations in Jersey City and fighting the Summit Ave. blazed causing mutual aid from Secaucus to this fire as first due units and upon arrival found a large 3.0 stry frame fully involved and transmitted a 2nd alarm which had North Hudson Fire Control scrambling for help. Bayonne, Fort Lee, and FDNY was called to assist at the blazes and FDNY sent 4 Engs, 2 Trks, and a batt Chief. All were put to work as the night was still young and another fire was reported

5) 0430 hrs: North Hudson Fire Control Transmitted an alarm of fire at 408 13th St near Bergenline Ave which involved (2) 2.5 stry frames again these building were fully involved upon arrival and like the other North Hudson blazes went to 4 alarms in a short period of time. As of late today, all North Hudson blazes are deemed arson, as accellerants were found at the scene in the initial investigation.

The Jersey City is still under investigation.


- Marc Wallace


The account above by Marc Wallace pretty much sums up the weekend's activities. Just prior to the North Bergen fire on Saturday night, the Gong Club was visited by District Chiefs Mike McNamee and Walter Giard. Chief McNamee was the first arriving Chief Officer at 5-5 1438, 266 Franklin St., Worcester, MA on 12/3/99. They were in town to present a seminar at New Jersey City University on Saturday that was attended by over 280 firefighters. They stayed at the Doubletree on Washington Blvd. in Jersey City, but slept through the activity in the wee hours!

Manhattan transmitted Box 600, Mutual Aid to Jersey City via Lincoln Tunnel, at 0505 hours. Companies were directed to respond "to the fire" at 420 13th St., Union City.

Response: Batt. 7, Eng. Co. 34-23-24-5 Lad. Co. 21-3.

Mutual Aid within New Jersey included companies from Paterson & Passaic.

Car 26, the Gong Club canteen operated at 3-3 650 in Jersey City from 0335 until 0755hrs. Mutual Aid was requested from Box 54 Club to cover the Union City fires. Box 54 responded with two units to cover the three multiple alarms. http://www.box54.org/index.htm


- Paul Schaetzle
schaetzp@msn.com

http://www.ifba.org/clubs/gongclub/GongClub.htm


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CINCINNATI, OH:

CINCINNATI FIRE DIVISION
MEDIA RELEASE
DISTRICT 2

Media Contact: District Chief Gary Scott
Phone: 352-2322
Address of Incident: 1808 Queen City Av.
Date:12-02-01

Good afternoon. This is District 2 Fire Chief Gary Scott reporting on a 1-alarm fire, which occurred on 12-02-01 at 8:16am. Fire companies were dispatched to a report of smoke coming from the house at 1808 Queen City.

Upon arrival, fire personnel confirmed a working fire in a 3-story residential brick building. There was smoke emitting from a 3rd floor window. After gaining entry into the structure, flames were discovered on the 1st floor in the hallway. The fire was quickly brought under control within a short period of time. A primary search of the building confirmed all occupants were out of the building.

A fire investigator was called to the scene. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time pending further investigation. The fire loss was set at $5,000. There were no injuries to civilians or fire fighters as a result of this incident. Smoke detectors were present and sounding.

There were 29 fire personnel utilized at this incident. They were on the scene for approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

For further information you can contact District 2 Fire Chief Gary Scott at 352-2322.


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MEDIA RELEASE
CINCINNATI FIRE DIVISION
DISTRICT 3
Media Contact: District Chief Thomas LaKamp
Phone: 352-2311
Address of Incident: 1622 Minion Avenue
Date: 12/2/2001

Good morning. This is Cincinnati Fire District Chief Paul Weber reporting on 2 fires which occurred shortly before midnight. The first was at 1808 Queen City Ave in Fairmount. First arriving companies were confronted with heavy fire and smoke from the first floor of a 3 story apartment. An aggressive attack confined the fire to the unoccupied apartment. Fire companies were on the scene for over 2 hours and the loss is estimated at $5000.00. There were no injuries.

Less than 10 minutes later a second fire was reported a short distance away at 1622 Minion Ave in Price Hill. First arriving companies reported heavy fire on the second floor of a 3 story house. The fire extended to the 3rd floor before being brought under control. The occupants were not at home. Fire companies will be on the scene for over 2 hours and the loss is estimated at $30,000.00. Firefighter Mark Dolan received second degree burns to his hand and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment.

The cause for both fires is under investigation. For additional information on the Queen City fire contact Acting District Chief Tom Parker at 352-2322. For additional information on the Minion fire contact District Chief Tom Lakamp at 352-2311. Thank you.


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Captain Robert Becker
Cincinnati Fire Prevention Bureau
700 West Pete Rose Way
5th Floor, Lobby B
Office (513) 357-7597
robert.becker@rcc.org


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DEC 2, 2001 Waterford (Saratoga County), New York

At 11:53hrs, the Waterford Police Department Communications Center recieved multiple calls for a structure fire in the area of Riberdys Grove, which is mostly summer camps along the hudson river.

At 11:54hrs the Northside Fire District, station 46, was dispatched to 4 Riberdys Grove., Consisting of 2 engines, a utility, a rescue and 2 chiefs. In addition the Waterford Rescue Squad EMS and 2 patrol cars from the Waterford Police were also dispatched.

Upon arrival Northside Fire chief 460 confirmed a working fire and due to the fact there are no hydrants in this area, requested 1 Engine to respond to the scene from the Waterford Fire Department, station 64, at 11:57.

At 12:01hrs The Halfmoon Fire Department, station 32, was requested to respond 1 Engine to the scene.

At 12:20hrs an additional Engine was requested from Halfmoon, along with the Saratoga County Fire Investigation Team.

At 12:21hrs The West Cresent Fire Department, station 69, was re! quested to stand by in thier quarters to assist on any additional calls in Halfmoon. All units were clear from the scene at 16:02.

The cause of the fire is still under investigation. In all 5 Engines, 1 Rescue, 1 Ambulance, 1 Utility, 6 Chiefs, 6 Fire Investigators, and 2 Police Officers responded to the Sunday afternoon blaze.


Editor's Note:

The Northside fire district operates an engine, an engine-rescue, a utility, and a rescue. The Waterford Fire Department operates 2 engines, 1 tower, 1 rescue, and a brush truck. The Halfmoon Fire Department (Where i am an engineer) operates 1 engine rescue, 2 engine tankers, a rescue, a utility, a 27' boat, and a brush truck! We average 1 big fire in this camp area a year, and this one was suspicious from the begining!


- Steve Brown
EngineRescue17@aol.com


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Manhatten, N.Y. 12/02/01 @ 13:45 hrs.
World Trade Center next to Ground Zero

This alarm called in by W. T. C. Operations.
Fire reported showing out the 3rd. floor windows.

Box 83
address: #3 World Financial Center
locateion: West St. & Vesey St.

83 @ 13:48 aprox.
Engs. 7, 6, 4, 55
Lads. 1, 8
Squad 18
Batt. 1
Marine Co. #1

10 - 75 - 83 @ 13:50 aprox.
Ladder 15 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
Batt. 2
Division 1

All - Hands:
7 - 5 - 83 @ 13:56 aprox.
Rescue Co. #2 s/c
Batt. 1: Using all - hands for a fire on the 3rd. floor, with extensions
to the 4th. floor. 2 - lines are stretched & operating.
Fire's Doubtful.

Fire Building:
No size - up given

Second Alarm:
2 - 2 - 83 @ 13:56
Engs. 15, 24, 33, 28
Lad. 20, 6
Batt. 4 "Safety Cord."
Batt. 7 "Comm. Cord."
Eng. #9 / Satalite 1
Marine Co. #6
Fieldcom 1
Tac. Support #1
Car 4 "Charlie" City Wide Tour Commander

@ 14:16
Division 1: Visible fire on the #3 & #4 floors have been extinguished.
Fire still remains "Doubtful"

@ 14:17
Special Call an add. Batt. Chief. Batt. 6 is s/c

@ 14:21
Fieldcom 1: Welding was taking place on the #3 floor.
Fire had extended to the 4th. floor. All visible fire has been
extinguished. Smoke condition up thru the 10th. floor.
Have evacuations in place thru the 10th. floor. Still Doubtful.

@ 14:29
Fieldcom 1: Primary search of the 3rd; 4th; 5th; & 6th. floors
are negative. Still searching the floors above.
Fire still remains Doubtful at this time, per Car 4 "Charlie"

@ 14:32
Fieldcom 1: All building maintenance & workers are accounted for.
Car 4 "Charlie" reports, Probably Will Hold.

@ 14:46
Fieldcom 1: Fire is UnderControl

@ 15:03
Fieldcom 1: All searches completed and are negative.


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Brooklyn, N.Y. 12/02/01 @ 17:30 hrs.
Lower Brownsville Section

Box 2206
address: 628 Remsen Ave.
between: Church Rd. & Ave. "A"

2206 @ 17:33
Engs. 310, 257, 231
Lads. 174, 170
Batt. 58
Note: Eng. 283 was assign 2nd. due, but became disabled in quarters.

10 - 75 - 2206 @ 17:37
TowerLadder 120 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
Eng. 248
Rescue Co. #2
Squad Co. #252
Batt. 44
Division 15

All - Hands:
7 - 5 - 2206 @ 17:40
Batt. 58 reports, Using all - hands for a fire in a Laundra Mat.
Fire is in the cochloft. Fire's Doubtful.

Fire Building:
1 Story Frame 20 x 50
Surrounding Properties:
Exp. #1: Is a Street
Exp. #2: Is a Similar Type attach
Exp. #3: Is a Rear Yard
Exp. #4: Is a Driveway

Second Alarm:
2 - 2 - 2206 @ 17:43
Engs. 227, 255, 290, 323
Lads. 157, 123
Batt. 41 "Safety Cord."
Batt. 38 "Comm. Cord."
Eng. 207 / Satalite 6
Tac. Support 2

@ 17:53
Special Call an add. Truck. Lad. 153 is s/c

@ 17:59
Division 15: We have 4 - lines stretched. 2 - lines in operation.
All visible fire has been extinguished. Trucks are "Opening Up"
and checking for extensions. Primary search is in - progress.
Fire remains Doubtful.

@ 18:02
Division 15: Primary searches thru out is negative.
Secondary searches are in - progress. Fire is Still Doubtful.

@ 18:05
Division 15: Secondary searches are still in - progress.
Probably Will Hold.

@ 18:19
Division 15: All secondary searches are completed & are negative.
Fire is UnderControl.


ExChief84@msn.com


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12-2-01 Hartford, CT Zion St corner of Hamilton
2014 Box 462 E8 E15 E11 L2 L5 Tac DC1
2017 WF E5
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***BALTIMORE, MARYLAND FIRE HISTORY***

for December 2nd:

1949: 6 Alarms - Box#61 - 1905hrs - Pier #10 - Light St - Inner Harbor (Downtown South) - Fire involved the block long woodframe dock of The Old Bay Line, home of the Baltimore Steam Packet Company - This was the last working fire for the Hale Water Tower #2, purchased in 1891. (CHM1*TUH)

1968: Box#8268, Sherwood Ave & 20th Sts (Northeast Of Downtown), sounded @ 1919hrs - T-5 collided with a hit & run driver @ Harford & North Aves - Firefighter James L. Grahe was thrown from the apparatus & struck a stopped automobile & received serious head injuries & was admitted to Johns Hopkins Hospital with a 50-50 chance, & had to undergo brain surgery - He lost his battle for life on 12/4/1968 & was buried @ Moreland Memorial Cemetery on 12/8/68 - He was 24 years old with 2 years in the Department - The alarm proved to be false. (TUH*CHM1)

1995: 2 Alarm + Task Force(E's 6, 33, T-15, & BC-2) & Special Call 1 Aerial Tower(124) - Box#8692 - 1956hrs - 4407 Moravia Rd - Gardenville (Northeast Baltimore) - An explosion & fire erupted in a basement apartment of an 11 apartment, 3 story brick, garden apartment building - The explosion was the result of the lone occupant involved in the production of unconventional pharmaceuticals - The explosion spread the fire rapidly through the remaining 10 apartments - There was 1 civilian fatality burned beyond recognition - All 11 apartments were destroyed & their occupants made homeless. (TGA)


George T. Ehrman
DC/BMD/E*23
chinman.gte@verizon.net


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