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Sunday, December 23, 2001

∑ Update – ROCKVILLE CENTER, NY: Working fire at 19 Carol Ave. x Rockaway. 2 lines in operation. FAST Teams going to work. DWH. [MNS 47/433]. 12:03a.m.

∑ Update – HAUPPAUGE (SUFFOLK Co.), NY: Working fire #7 Middlebury Dr. x Ridgefield. Private dwelling. Reported basement fire. Primary searches negative. 2 handlines stretched operating. [MNS270]. 12:03a.m.

∑ Update – ROCKVILLE CENTER, NY: Working fire at 19 Carol Ave x Rockaway. Fire in a large 2.5-story balloon frame private dwelling. Fire originated on the 1st floor and went thru the 2nd floor & roof. Main body of fire knocked down. Extensive overhaul underway. [MNS432/433/47]. 12:34a.m.

∑ ELMONT (NASSAU Co.), NY: Working fire at 132 Heathcoat Rd. Fire in a private dwelling. M/A from Franklin Square FAST Team to scene. [MNS432/433/47]. 12:37a.m.

∑ Update – ELMONT, NY: Working fire at 132 Heathcoat Rd. x Locustwood. Fire in a private dwelling. M/A valley Stream 1 Ladder & Floral Park 1 Engine to stand by EFD HQ. Fire remains DWH. [MNS432/433/47]. 12:46a.m.

∑ BROOKLYN, NY: 75-3249 at 2965 Avenue Z near Harring Ave. BC33 reports heavy fire on the top floor of an 8-story brick 150x250 occupied multiple dwelling. S/C for an extra Engine & Truck. [MNS62]. 2:58a.m.

∑ Update – BROOKLYN, NY: All Hands Box 3249 @ Avenue Z & Haring St. 8-story brick 150x250 occupied multiple dwelling. Heavy fire top floor. BATT-33 reports 2 lines run. Fire darkening down. Primary search adjacent apartment negative. [EAN2]. 3:06a.m.

∑ Working fire – CONCORD, NH: on Fowler St. Fire in a 20x30 1.5-story wood frame house. M/A to cover. [TAC9-C105]. 4:32a.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: Working fire at 909 Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, E68th St. x York Ave. Smoke condition on the 7th floor of a 12-sotry brick hospital. L4 FAST. [MNS342 IAP]. 5:06a.m.

∑ Update – MANHATTAN, NY: Working fire 909 at Sloan Kettering Memorial Hospital, E68 St. x York Ave. B10 reports “light” smoke condition on the 7th floor of a 12-story brick Hospital 200x64. L4 FAST. HazMat 1 & Sq41 (Hazmat Support Co.) both assigned. Using 2 Engines & 2 Trucks, rest FAST. [MNS342]. 5:12a.m.

∑ BROOKLYN, NY; 75-954 at 68 Rogers Ave x Prospect Place. Fire in a 3-story brick 40x60 store with occupied multiple dwelling above. L123 FAST. Extra Engine & Truck special called (E219/L11). B57 All Hands on arrival for heavy fire in ground floor store. [MNS342]. 5:35a.m.

∑ MILWAUKEE, WI: *2nd Alarm* @ 68th & Hampton Ave. Command requested the 2nd Alarm for the working fire in a 1-story Commercial structure. [M1/MKE FIRENET]. 5:37a.m.

∑ Working fire – MELROSE, MA: Box 274 at 45 Naples Rd. Companies report smoke showing from a structure. [TAC9-C67]. 5:53a.m.

∑ PERRY TWP., IN: 6300 S. Emerson Ave. Residence fire with heavy fire on arrival. M/A Franklin Twp. 2 civilians with smoke inhalation. [INDY-12]. 7:13a.m.

∑ RICHMOND, VA: 2nd Alarm Equiv. Building fire at 1716 Clarkson Rd. Heavy fire in a an Apartment building. Extension to cockloft. Opening up the roof. Transfers in progress. [FPVA/DC8]. 7:47a.m.

∑ HOWELL TWP. (MONMOUTH Co.), NJ: *Working fire* “Just Carpets” on Rt.9. Working Commercial building fire. [EAN700]. 7:52a.m.

∑ STLFN: (0750hrs) – ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a *1st Alarm* working fire @ 4530 McPherson. Apartment building. 1 line off. Fire now U/C. [STL899]. 8:01a.m.

∑ STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a working fire @ 2612 N. Sarah x Lincoln. Heavy fire in a 2-story frame. 1 line off. PUMPERS: 26-17-8, BC806. [STL899]. 8:20a.m.

∑ MARLBORO (MONMOUTH Co.), NJ: *Structure fire* 175 Route 9 at Avis Rental. Heavy smoke. Special Call for an additional Engine. [EAN700/EAN540]. 8:26a.m.

∑ Update – RICHMOND, VA: 2nd Alarm Equiv. Apartment building fire at 1716 Clarkson Rd. Fire under control. Started as a stove fire. Searches negative. Fire damage to 3 apartments. Water damage to 4 apartments. 4 families displaced. [FPVA/DC8]. 8:33a.m.

∑ STLFN: Update - ST.LOUIS, MO: STLFD Working fire @ 2612 N. Sarah: BC806 reports fire in a vacant 2-story frame house. Fire is under control. [STL899]. 8:35a.m.

∑ MANHATTAN, NY: Working fire – Box 521 at 377 W. 11th St. Using 2 Engines, 1 Truck. Roof fire around chimney. 4-story brick occupied multiple dwelling. BN-2. [MNS-30]. 9:05a.m.

∑ Working fire – FALL RIVER, MA: 27 Maple Garden. Building fire. [TAC9-C105]. 9:35a.m.

∑ KANSAS CITY, MO: Working fire @ 4023 S. Harrison x 40th St. 3-story Apartment building with fire blowing out the 1st floor. Exposure problems. P17, P19, R31, R9, T2, T7, CAR016. [KCFN-02]. 10:16a.m.

∑ LAMBERTVILLE (HUNTERDON Co.), NJ: *Working fire* Main St. Working dwelling fire with M/A. [EAN700]. 11:09a.m.

∑ MANALAPAN (MONMOUTH Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 15 Fawns Run. Unknown type fire. Stations 12 & 26-2 operating. Requesting cover from 26-1. 2 victims to hospital with smoke inhalation. [EAN100-EAN700]. 11:29a.m.

∑ STLFN: O’FALLON (ST. CLAIR Co.), IL: O’Fallon FD on scene of a working mobile home fire @ 96 Betty Lane. Chief 1 advises Mobile Home fully involved. [STL 835]. 11:33a.m.

∑ STLFN: O’FALLON (ST. CLAIR Co.), IL: Update – O’Fallon FD’s working fire in a mobile home at 96 Betty Lane. 2nd Engine is to lay a line to the fire. Companies: Chief 4300, 4301, 4314, 4321, 4310. Engine 4335 is moving up to Engine House#1. [STL 835]. 11:41a.m.

∑ STLFN: BETHALTO (MADISON Co.), IL: Bethalto FD is on scene of a house fire @ 1414 West Dr. Additional call for manpower was requested. [STL 835]. 11:52a.m.

∑ STLFN: O’FALLON (ST. CLAIR Co.), IL: Update – O’Fallon FD’s working fire in a mobile home at 96 Betty Lane. Command reports at the first 20 minute MARC the majority of fire is knocked down. Companies mopping up inside of trailer and Companies hitting hot spots on the outside. [STL 835]. 11:55a.m.

∑ Working fire – NEW BEDFORD, MA: Box 4926 at 180 Rockway Street. OIC reports a 2-story structure fully involved. C226 [TAC9-C461]. 12:17p.m.

∑ MT. VERNON (WESTCHESTER Co.), NY; *General Alarm* 675 North Terrace x Grand Aves. Fire in an occupied multiple dwelling with entrapment. Companies to respond in from Fleetwood & Gramatan Aves. M/A Pelham for Tower Ladder to scene. [MNS342]. 12:40p.m.

∑ MT. VERNON (WESTCHESTER Co.), NY: *General Alarm* 675 North terrace Avenue x Grand Avenue. MVFD CAR-2 reports that he has a 5-story brick with heavy fire on the 5th floor into roof. 1 Tower Ladder & 1 Ladder Pipe in operation. M/A New Rochelle and Pelham to the scene. Large plume visible. [MNS 111/STAFF]. 12:51p.m.

∑ Update – MT. VERNON, NY: *General Alarm* at Grand Terrace x Grand St. OIC reports heavy fire top floor and cockloft. 3 lines stretched operating, 1 Tower Ladder in operation. Fire Companies opening up roof and top floor. DWH. [MNS 111/STAFF]. 1:00p.m.

∑ Update – MT. VERNON, NY: *General Alarm* at Grand Ave & Grand Terrace. OIC reports fire showing from 4 vent holes in roof. 4 lines stretched operating, 1 Tower Ladder in operation. Urgent call to evacuate roof. Going to exterior attack. Fire thru roof – very DWH. [MNS 111/STAFF]. 1:10p.m.

∑ PRINCETON BORO (MERCER Co.), NJ: *Working dwelling fire* on Murray Rd. Companies forcing entry. Request Twp. General Alarm. M/A from Kingston (Middlesex County/South Brunswick) for cover. [EAN700]. 1:31p.m.

∑ Update – MT. VERNON, NY: *General Alarm* at Grand Ave. & North Terrace. OIC reports exterior streams being shut down. Going to interior attack. Still have heavy fire. Making slow progress. [MNS 111/305/342/ND61]. 1:45p.m.

∑ LITTLE FALLS (PASSAIC Co.), NJ: *Apparatus MVA* Deputy Chief involved in an MVA on Montclair Ave while responding due to a car fire which turned out to be an overheated car. Unknown injuries at this time. [EAN503]. 1:50p.m.

∑ (Delayed 20 minutes) LONG BRANCH (MONMOUTH Co.), NJ: *2nd Alarm* Ocean & Chelsea Aves. Roof fire at the old batting cages. [EAN27]. 2:05p.m.

∑ Update – MOUNT VERNON, NY: *General Alarm* at Grand Ave & N. Terrace Ave. M.V.F.D CAR 1-A CH. Bruno reports most visible fire knocked down. Making “good progress.” All Companies still working. Fire is still DWH. [MNS-111/305/342/ND61]. 2:14p.m.

∑ LEWISTOWN (MIFFLIN Co.), PA: Multiple Alarm in the 100 block Shaw St. Several dwellings going. M/A Center Co. & Juniata Co. [DC/PA1]. 2:39p.m.

∑ 2nd Alarm – FALMOUTH, MA: 594 West Falmouth Highway. Barn 50x50 fully involved. M/A to scene. Now PWH. C289 [TAC9-C33]. 2:44p.m.

∑ Update – MT. VERNON (WESTCHESTER Co.), NY: *General Alarm+* fire at 675 N. Terrace. Heavy fire throughout the 7th floor & thru the roof of a 7-story occupied multiple dwelling. Exterior attack. Preliminary report is fire started by an occupant smoking in bed. All Companies still working. PWH. [EAN STAFF/100]. 2:58p.m.

∑ Haz-Mat: RANDOLPH, MA: 3 Glen Lane. Cleaning Chemicals mixed – Request for a Tier 1 Hazmat Team response. (1) 10-45 Code 3 transported. [TAC9-C461]. 3:11p.m.

∑ STATEN ISLAND, NY: Working fire – Box 542 on Clove Rd & Forest Ave. 4-story occupied bedroom fire. L-83 FAST. BN-22. [MNS-30]. 3:31p.m.

∑ ROCHESTER (MONROE Co.), NY: *General Alarm* 302 River St. x Patton St. Freight Train derailment with fire – extended to several buildings. Possible Haz-Mat cargo involved. [MNS342/66]. 3:36p.m.

∑ MFN: ANNE ARUNDEL Co., MD: Dwelling fire at 8004 Big Pool Rd. (Co.27). Chief 27 reporting heavy smoke & fire evident. [MFN-10]. 4:12p.m.

∑ MFN-Update: ANNE ARUNDEL Co., MD: Dwelling fire at 8004 Big Pool Rd. (Co.27 / Division 1 reports fire appears to be knocked down. Companies performing ventilation. Have M/A from PG Co. & U.S. Army “Ft.Meade.” [MFN-10]. 4:16p.m.

∑ BROOKLYN, NY: Working fire – Box 626 at 394 Clinton. Fire in the basement of a building. [MNS-30]. 5:17p.m.

∑ BROOKLYN, NY: 75-626 at 395 Clinton Ave. near Green Ave. 6-story 125x100 occupied multiple dwelling. Laundry room in basement. No Special Units. BN-57. [MNS-30]. 5:21p.m.

∑ BALTIMORE Co., MD: *Working fire* Dwelling at 1009 Cold Spring Rd. (Co.#21 – Bowleys Quarters VFC). E-212 reports a 1-story bungalow with smoke showing. Have (1) civilian in full arrest. Working fire dispatch en-route. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 5:25p.m.

∑ All Companies working – CONCORD, NH: 45 Summer St. Fire on the 2nd floor of a muli-family dwelling. Companies laying lines on Steeple View St. [TAC9-C69]. 5:27p.m.

∑ NEWARK, NJ: *Working fire* 74 Osbourne Terrace. Fire in a large 2.5-story frame dwelling. [EAN351]. 5:30p.m.

∑ Update – NEWARK, NJ: *Working fire* 74 Osbourne Terrace. Fire on the top floor. Fire blowing out front windows. Reported people trapped upper floors. [STAFF*EAN351]. 5:32p.m.

∑ Update – All Companies working CONCORD, NH: 45 Summer St. Fire on the 2nd floor of a 2-story wood frame dwelling. Per OIC fire knocked down. Companies checking for extensions. C603 [TAC9-C69]. 5:35p.m.

∑ Update – NEWARK, NJ: *Working fire* 69 Osbourne Terrace. Fire in upper floor & attic area. 1 line stretched out on 3rd floor. Another line being stretched. Bulk of fire knocked down. Now placed under control. [NJ9924*EAN351]. 5:39p.m.

∑ Update – BALTIMORE Co., MD: *Working fire+* dwelling at 1009 Cold Spring Rd. Updated size-up is a 2-story 50x30 building with heavy fire & collapses. Exterior operations. Special Call for 1 additional Engine for rapid intervention. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 5:46p.m.

∑ LAKEWOOD (OCEAN Co.), NJ: *General Alarm* 1303 River Avenue. Copper Kettle Building with a basement fire. [EAN27]. 6:19p.m.

∑ MORRISTOWN (MORRIS Co.), NJ: *Working fire* Morristown Memorial Hospital. Electrical fire causing power loss to the entire facility. M/A FAST Team from East Hanover to the scene. [EAN301]. 6:25p.m.

∑ Update – LAKEWOOD (OCEAN Co.), NJ: *General Alarm* 1303 River Avenue - Copper Kettle Building. Command requesting Truck to open roof. Fire remains DWH. [EAN27]. 6:31p.m.

∑ Update – LAKEWOOD (OCEAN Co.), NJ: *General Alarm* 1303 River Avenue – Copper Kettle Building. Command reporting Firefighter down in Cardiac Arrest. ALS to RUSH. [EAN27]. 6:44p.m.

∑ STLFN: FRANKLIN Co., MO: St. Clair FPD *1st Alarm* @ 8759 Rye Creek Rd. x Yellow Dog Rd. Working flue fire in a residence. M/A requested from Jefferson Co. FD’s. [STL899]. 6:49p.m.

∑ BALTIMORE Co., MD: *Fatal* 2nd Alarm Equiv. dwelling fire at 1009 Cold Spring Rd. (Co.#21 – Bowleys Quarters). *1 civilian expired @ hospital* 2-story 50x30 dwelling well involved with collapses. Exterior operations. Problem with ammo firing off. 2 additional Units, Marine Unit and 3rd Medic requested for manpower & water supply. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 6:52p.m.

∑ WILLINGBORO (BURLINGTON Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 18 Glover Lane. (Garfield Park). Fire in a structure. All Hands in service. FAST Co. en-route. [EAN3305]. 6:56p.m.

∑ QUEENS, NY: Working fire – box 7960 at 85-11 Elmhurst Ave. Fire in an occupied multiple dwelling. NFI. [MNS-30]. 6:57p.m.

∑ QUEENS, NY: 75-7960 corrected to 84-11 Elmhurst Ave. 7-story 125x50 occupied multiple dwelling. Fire top floor. 2 lines run. L154 FAST. BN-46. [MNS-30]. 7:04p.m.

∑ MIDDLE PAXTON (DAUPHIN Co.), PA: *2nd Alarm* Harrisburg Country Club on Fishing Valley Rd. Heavy fire thru roof on arrival. [DC/PA1]. 7:15p.m.

∑ Update – LAKEWOOD (OCEAN Co.), NJ: General Alarm at the Copper Kettle. Fire is knocked down & under control. No word on Firefighters removed to Kimbel Medical Center in Cardiac Arrest. County Fire Marshals Office & Prosecutors Office requested to the scene. [EAN STAFF/100]. 7:34p.m.

∑ QUEENS, NY: Box 7961 at 86-25 Dongan Ave. near Broadway. Using 2 Engines & 2 Trucks. Car fire with extension to building. BN-49. [MNS-30]. 7:35p.m.

∑ WESTBURY (NASSAU Co.), NY: Working fire at 235 Sedman Ave. near Broadway. Building fire. [MNS-433/30]. 7:44p.m.

∑ CHICAGO, IL: Still & Box Alarm at 5843 Shields with a fire on the 1st floor. [CHGO-27/3]. 8:01p.m.

∑ CHICAGO, IL: Update on the Still & Box Alarm fire at 5843 Shields. Fire in a 2.5-story 25x50 building. Fire on 1st & 2nd floors with communication to sector 2 – a frame 1.5-story 20x40. All Companies are working. [CHGO-27/3/15]. 8:06p.m.

∑ CHICAGO, IL: Still & Box Alarm at 5843 Shields has been Struck Out b/o 2-2-5. Total of 4 lines on the original fire building with 2 lines on the other structure. [CHGO-27/3/15]. 8:14p.m.

∑ STLFN: (19:50hrs) – O’FALLON (ST. CLAIR Co.), IL: O’Fallon FD was on scene of a flue fire on Indian Springs Rd. Companies 4300, 4301, 4329, 4314, 4321. [STL 835]. 8:50p.m.

∑ 2nd Alarm – MALDEN, MA: Box 292 at 29 Fellsway East. Dwelling fire. Companies report fire showing. C108/C519 [TAC9-C461]. 9:27p.m.

∑ WOODBRIDGE (MIDDLESEX Co.), NJ: Colonia Section. Hazmat – Inman Ave & Dukes Rd. Natural gas odor/leak. Request E’Town Gas and Township Hazmat to respond. [EAN44]. 9:32p.m.

∑ Update – 2nd Alarm – MALDEN, MA: Box 929 at 29 Fellsway East. Fire in an occupied 2.5-story wood frame dwelling. Fire on floor #1. OIC reports fire is under control. [TAC9-C461]. 9:37p.m.

∑ NORTH OLMSTED (CUYAHOGA Co.), OH: 2nd Alarm at 3451 Clague Rd. Single family dwelling well involved with people possibly trapped. [FPO/700/D703] ©. 10:33p.m.

∑ TRENTON (MERCER Co.), NJ: *2nd Alarm* 711 Bridge St. 3.5-story private dwelling with heavy fire. Extension to buildings on “C” & “D” sides. Very D-W-H. Extra Ladder to scene. [EAN282/EAN540]. 10:40p.m.

∑ Working fire – DEER PARK, NY: 162 Claremont x Wildwood Dr. Fire in a detached garage. Retone for manpower. [MNS 47]. 10:44p.m.

∑ Update – DEER PARK (SUFFOLK Co.), NY: Working fire #162 Claremont St. Reported detached garage. M/A Dix Hills for FAST Team, North Babylon for cover. [MNS270]. 10:46p.m.

∑ Update – DEER PARK (SUFFOLK Co.), NY: 162 Claremont St., between Wildwood & the dead end. Fire in a private dwelling. M/A Dix Hills for RIT. [MNS116]. 10:48p.m.

∑ PHILADELPHIA, PA: *Working fire* at 55 and Warrington. BATT-7 has Companies in service for fire in an unknown size structure. Fire Marshal en-route. NFI. [EAN3305]. 10:51p.m.

∑ Update - TRENTON (MERCER Co.), NJ: 711 Bridge St. Main body of fire knocked down. Fire extended from 711 Bridge St. to 709 & 713 Bridge. Multiple handlines still operating. [EAN282/EAN540]. 11:03p.m.

∑ Update - NORTH OLMSTEAD (CUYAHOGA Co.), OH: 2nd Alarm Fatal Fire at 3451 Clague Rd. 2 victims removed from fire both DOA. Fire thru roof at this time. [FPO/700*/703] ©. 11:09p.m.

∑ Update – NORTH OLMSTEAD (CUYAHOGA Co.), OH: 2nd Alarm fatal fire @ 3451 Clague Rd. Crews making progress. A 3rd victim removed DOA. [FPO/700*/D703] ©. 11:16p.m.

∑ DECATUR, IL: Working fire at 1440 N. Maple. Truck 1 on scene with fire in a 1-story frame. Engines: 1 & 3, Trucks 1 & 3, Squad-1, BC-1-4. [CIL-10/11/14] ©. 11:28p.m.


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*** FirePage Ohio Report for December 23, 2001 ***

Covering All of Ohio and parts of Western Pennsylvania.
*Note: All times are EST

Report compiled by Scott Berringer FPO/D703 ( 703@firepageohio.com )

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Columbus: W/F 41 North Terrace. Chimney fire with extension to walls/attic of 2 sty SFD. Cos: Eng 12, 10, Lad 10, Res17cuE, Med 12, BN 1. No W/F companies needed. Fire K/D ATT. FPO/276/D703 ©

- 0654
Cincinnati: (Delayed from 0400) W/F Box # 1373 @ 261 McMicken x-st Stonewall. Cos: Eng 5, 29, Trk 29, 3, Dist 1. Apt bldg fire. No RIC needed. FPO/1002/D217 ©

- 1025
Green Twp (Hamilton): House explosion/fire across form 3138 Timberview. 1st units reporting house leveled and heavy fire showing. Requesting C G & E. Unknown on injuries ATT. FPO/Chief 60/D320 ©

- 1036
Wright Patterson AFB (Greene): *ALERT 2* Aircraft inbound with cockpit fire indicator. Partial assn: Crash 21, Chief 2, Eng 11, Med 6, Res20cuE. FPO/D320 ©

- 1043
Wright Patterson AFB (Greene): *ALERT 2* Aircraft 15 minutes out, now showing indicator in #1 engine. FPO/D320 ©

- 1059
Wright Patterson AFB (Greene): *ALERT 2* Aircraft landed without incident. Res20cuE has cleared the aircraft to taxi to ramp. FPO/D320 ©

- 1453
Cardinal JFD (Mahoning): W/F 26 Skyline. Sta 1 & 2 responding. Squad 1 reports smoke from attic. FPO/D323 ©

- 1649
Oakwood Village (Cuyahoga): Extra Company MVA. on Pettibone Rd East of Cochran Rd in Glenwillow. Cos: Eng 4, Squad 2, Car 11. M/A Solon Squad 1, & Twinsburg Squad 3412. Head-on MVA. FPO/703/D276 ©

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North Olmsted (Cuyahoga): W/F 3451 Clague Rd. Fire in SFD. Reports of people trapped. M/A Westlake, Fairview PArk, & Olmsted Twp. FPO/D703 ©

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North Olmsted (Cuyahoga): 2ND ALARM 3451 Clague Rd. Well Involved SFD with reports of people trapped. FPO/700/D703 ©

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North Olmsted (Cuyahoga): 2ND ALARM 3451 Clague Rd. Heavy fire 2nd floor & thru roof. 1 victim removed, unknown condition. FPO/700*/D703 ©


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


LOS ANGELES, CA:

CIVILIAN FATALITY STRUCTURE FIRE:

On Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 0652 Hours (6:52 AM PST), ten Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, three LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one EMS District Captain and two Chief Officer Command Teams, all under the direction of 14TH Battalion Commander Thomas Pandola responded to a Civilian Fatality Structure Fire at 6648 North Lemp Avenue in the North Hollywood area. The first Company to arrive on scene reported a 4,000 square-foot two-story six-unit garden-style apartment building with one first floor unit to the rear well involved. Firefighters using handlines mounted a brisk offense against flames within the 53 year-old wood frame and stucco structure, confining the fire to the involved unit and extinguishing the blaze in less than 11 minutes. During fire attack, Firefighters discovered the body of a 4 year-old male within the apartment. Despite the swift response of Firefighters and the immediate presence of LAFD Advanced Life Support providers, the boy was beyond medical assistance and was declared deceased at the scene. A 29 year-old male neighbor, who unsuccessfully attempted to rescue the trapped boy prior to the Fire Department’s arrival, sustained a one-inch laceration to his forehead. Treated at the scene by LAFD Paramedics, he was transported in good condition to Kaiser Hospital in Panorama City. The boy’s 25 year-old mother, 8Ĺ months pregnant, though physically uninjured, was visibly distraught. She was transported to the same hospital for further evaluation. There were no other injuries. Monetary loss from the fire is estimated at $60,000 ($50,000 structure & $10,000 contents). Firefighters and Crisis Response Team Volunteers later offered a counseling and support session at the Neighborhood Fire Station for effected friends, neighbors and Fire Department personnel. The cause of the fire remains categorized as undetermined, while the cause, time and manner of the boy’s death will be determined by a Coroner’s Office investigation.


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MULTI-PATIENT TRAFFIC COLLISION:

On Sunday, December 23, 2001 at 1301 Hours (1:03 PM PST), one Company of Los Angeles Firefighters, five LAFD Rescue Ambulances and one EMS District Captain, all under the direction of 3rd Battalion Commander Christopher Logan responded to a Multi-Patient Traffic Collision near 466 East 27th Street in the Newton area of Los Angeles. The first Company to arrive on scene reported a two-vehicle collision with a “van” into a utility pole and a “passenger car” traveling through a wrought iron fence before striking a home. Firefighters quickly triaged the patients, which included six adults and six children. A total of five LAFD Rescue Ambulances were used to transport the victims, all of whom sustained minor injuries. Receiving facilities included The Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, East Los Angeles Doctor’s Hospital, Kaiser Hospital West Los Angeles and the California Hospital Medical Center. Los Angeles Police officials will be handling the collision investigation.


REPORTS PREPARED BY:
Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department
200 North Main Street, Room EOC-423
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

Fax: (213) 485-2708
LAFD E-Mail: beh9593@lafd.lacity.org
LAFD Website: http://www.lafd.org


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***BALTIMORE, MARYLAND FIRE HISTORY***

for December 23rd:

1963: 8 Alarms - 6-6-62 & 2-2-6223 - 2125hrs - 1108-1112 Light St - South Baltimore - Fire involved the 2 story brick "L" shaped Tommy Tucker's 5&10 Cent Store - Box#62 sounded @ 2125hrs - Minutes before, Mr. Bernard Wolfe, the manager & Box#414 Association member, had locked the store for the night - The fire had started in the rear of the basement & ate its was slowly upward & through the building, which was 1/2 a block long through to Marshall St - BC-6, Charles E. Kauffman, sounded the 2nd alarm @ 2133hrs, DC-6, Joseph P. Piechocki, the 4th alarm @ 2143hrs, Chief Of The Fire Department, John J. Killen, the 5th alarm @ 2226hrs, & 6th alarm @ 2236hrs - As the fire grew in furor & burned through the roof, Chief Killen ordered a 2nd alarm (8th Alarm) from adjacent Box#6223 @ 2335hrs - @ 2400hrs the flames were raging brighter than before, continuing to burn all through the night & @ dawn only the blackened walls remained standing - Injured were Lieutenants Thomas McNulty, E-1, James Kerr, E-23, & Firefighters Edward Buettner, E-26, & Raymond Mason, T-1. (CHM1*TUH)

1965: 6 Alarms + Special Call 12 Engines - Box#10-414 - 1831hrs - 3400 Fairfield Rd - Fairfield (South Baltimore) - An explosion & fire involved a tank @ the Continental Oil Company - The explosion had lifted a tank up like a rocket & touched off the fire which lit up the night sky - Captain August Mannion, T-28, radioed for the 2nd, 3rd, & 4th alarms @ once - BC-6, Kayton G. Moses, ordered the 6th alarm @ 1848hrs - The blast had ruptured a pipeline & fed Benzine into the flames - Nearby was a tank containing 20,000 gallons of gasoline, but hand lines cooled the tank & it did not ignite, although flames were leaping 100' into the sky - Chief Of The Department, John J. Killen, ordered a special 2-10-6 signal (6 additional engines) @ 1919hrs - The fire was confined to an area 20' square when BC-10, Edward J. Callahan, & Lieutenant Lester Helfrich, Fire School, donned aluminum suits & walked into the flames with a wood plug, but they were unable to make it fit in the broken pipe & were forced to retreat - A 2nd special 2-10-6 signal was sounded @ 2213hrs - Shortly afterwards the valve closing off the fuel line was located & shut off, the fire flickering out - 27 firefighters were treated @ the scene for burns & returned to duty - 4 were hospitalized = Lieutenant Donald Muszynski, E-32, Firefighters Joseph Miller & Raymond Foglar, E-48, & John Mathias, E-38 - The blistered & weary firefighters remained on the scene all night. (TUH)

1993: 2 Alarms + Task Force(E's 1, 55, T-23) - Box#3723 - 0541hrs - 1309-1311 W Lanvale St - Harlem Park (Northwest Of Downtown) - Fire burned out (2) 3 story brick vacant rowhouses. (TGA)

1994: 2 Alarms - Box#714 - 2001hrs - 303 S Smallwood St - West Baltimore - An arson caused fire involved a 2 story brick vacant rowhouse. (TGA)

1994: 2 Alarms + Special Call 1 Engine(6) - Box#835 - 2212hrs - 2452 Greenmount Ave - North Of Downtown - An arson caused fire involved a 3 story dwelling. (TGA)


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RESPONSE - HISTORY

23DEC1997 - Khang, Pakistan - Train collision - Amidst fog, an express train runs into a stationary locomotive killing at least 35 and injuring over 100 people.

23DEC1996 - Dabivali, India - Fire - A fire developed at a children's school-end party killing 540, including 170 children.

23DEC1972 - Managua, Nicaragua - Earthquake - Between 3000-6000 people died in an earthquake that forced the evacuation of Managua General Hospital. Over the course of the next 5 days, a medical tent set up beside the stricken hospital treated over 800 patients.


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