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Wednesday, December 26, 2001

· BALTIMORE, MD (21-9): Dwelling fire at 1101 W. 40th St. Hampden (North of Downtown). BC-4 reports a 2-story end-of-group with heavy fire 1st & 2nd floors. Companies making good progress. Air Cascade 1 & SO-2 en-route. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 1:55a.m.

· LOS ANGLES, CA: *Greater Alarm* 821 N. Vendom. One Unit on 1st floor of an occupied multple dwelling. Vendom IC. Staging at Marathon and Silverlake. [FIREPAGE/LA-92]. 2:01a.m.

· DEER PARK (ORANGE Co.), NY: *Working fire* 108 Old Forestburgh Road in the Sparrowbush Fire District. House fire. M/A Tankers en-route. [EAN39/EAN318]. 2:14a.m.

· MFN: BALTIMORE, MD: Dwelling fire at 1608 Carswell St. (Box 22-4). T-5 reporting an occupied 2-story end of group with fire in the basement. Air Cascade en-route. [MFN-5]. 6:00a.m.

· CAMDEN (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: (0400hrs EST) – Building fire at Chestnut & Locust. Companies still on scene hitting hot spots. [EAN3305]. 6:07a.m.

· MFN-Update: BALTIMORE, MD: Dwelling fire at 1608 Carswell St. (Box 22-4). BC-2 reports fire under control. Request Medic for burned civilian. [MFN-5]. 6:09a.m.

· MFN: BALTIMORE, MD: Vacant dwelling fire at 2101 Chelsea Terrace. (Box 20-9). T-18 reporting smoke showing 2nd & 3rd floors in a 3-story end-of-group. BC-5 reporting structure’s in poor condition. [MFN-5]. 6:18a.m.

· BRONX, NY: 75-2659 at 535 Havermeyer Ave. 20-story 100x100 with fire 12th floor. [MNS-30]. 6:51a.m.

· Update – BRONX, NY: 75-2659 at 535 Havermeycer Ave. 20-story 100x100 occupied multiple dwelling with fire on the 12th floor in Apt.12C. (3) 10-45’s Code 2. BN-20 S/C Engine/Truck. [MNS-30]. 6:55a.m.

· BALTIMORE Co., MD: *Fatal PIA/Pin* Inner-Loop I-695 prior the Back River Bridge. (Co.#16 – Golden Ring). E-16 reports 3 vehicles involved with confirmed entrapment. Have (1) Priority-4 (DOA) patient. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 7:53a.m.

· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: (0730hrs) STLFD *1st Alarm* @ 4204 E. Finney. Fire in the basement of a building. At 1st 20 minute MARC fire is under control & Companies are overhauling. NFI. [STL810-vm/899]. 8:02a.m.

· DETROIT (WAYNE Co.), MI: *Triple Fatal* fire in the 2500 block Fischer St. x Charlevoix St. Working fire in a dwelling. 3 fatalities (2 children / 1 adult). Several other priority-1 patients. Fire possibly caused by space heater near Christmas tree. [FNNM-122/1254>400]. 8:02a.m.

· CHERRY HILL (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: *All Hands* 102 Old Orchard Rd. Companies had fire in the dwelling. Used All Hands. Covers in place. Fire is now under control. Companies on scene overhauling. [EAN700/EAN3305]. 8:10a.m.

· BROOKLYN, NY: Working fire – Box 3348 at 2206 12th St. Using 2 Engines & 2 Trucks. Basement fire in a 2-story 25x45 private dwelling. Return all Special Units. L-156 was FAST. BN-33. [MNS-30]. 8:26a.m.

· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update – STLFD’s *1st Alarm* at 4204 E. Finney: BC805 reports 1 civilian injury. Fire was in a 2-story house with most of the fire in the basement – smoke above. Strike Out the Alarm. [STL810/899]. 8:27a.m.

· 2nd Alarm – BRADFORD, NH: Center Road. OIC reports heavy fire 1st floor of a 30x40, 2-story wood frame structure. Mutual Aid. C603 [TAC9-C69]. 8:31a.m.

· QUEENS, NY: 75-7139 at 43-10 23rd St. near 43rd Ave. 7-story 140x220 Factory. Fire on the top floor. S/C Engine/Truck L-128 FAST. BN-45. [MNS-30]. 8:36a.m.

· ANDOVER (SUSSEX Co.), NJ: Working chimney fire at 19 Main St. S/C M/A Ladder Co. to the scene from Hamburg FD. [EAN305]. 8:40a.m.

· Update – QUEENS, NY: 75-7139 at 43-10 23rd St. near 43rd Ave. 7-story 140x220 Commercial building. Fire top floor. 1 line in operation. E-262, L-106 have been Special called. BN-45. [MNS-30]. 8:47a.m.

· STAUNTON (MACOUPIN Co.), IL: House fire at 32 Three Acre Ct. S/C for Mt. Olive Tanker. [CIFN*1]. 10:36a.m.

· STONINGTON (CHRISTIAN Co.), IL: Smoke in a dwelling at 113 S. Maple. Stonington FD on scene. S/C Taylorville FD for manpower. 911 advised subject worked on furnace recently. [CIFN*1]. 11:20a.m.

· CAMDEN (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 3rd & Beckett. CAR-3 has a 2-story vacant building with heavy fire showing. Companies going to work. [EAN3305]. 11:29a.m.

· HUNTINGTON MANOR (SUFFOLK Co.), NY: *Working fire* #32 Bogart St. x Melville Rd. SCPD on scene confirming. [MNS 74]. 11:34a.m.

· PHILADELPHIA, PA: *Working fire* in the area of 21st St. & Fitzwater St. Fire in an unknown type dwelling. 2&2 in service. S/C Medic & FAST Team. [EAN3308]. 11:39a.m.

· CAMDEN (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 29th & Harrison. PD on scene with a dwelling heavily involved. FD just arriving. [EAN3305]. 11:55a.m.

· Update – CAMDEN (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 29th & Harrison. BATT-2 has a 2-story occupied residential dwelling – wood frame construction – heavily involved on arrival. Fire is darkening down. PWH. [EAN3305]. 12:00p.m.

· KANSAS CITY, MO: Working fire @ 5608 Harrison x 56th St. 1.5-story frame. Fire in the rear. 1 small line in use. Fire now under control. P23, P32, R31, T11, CAR106. [KCFN-02]. 12:08p.m.

· Working fire – NEW BEDFORD, MA: on Tinkham St. Reported heavy fire on the top floor of a 3-story structure. Request for 2 additional Engines to the scene. [TAC9-C226]. 12:14p.m.

· Update – Working fire – NEW BEDFORD, MA: ON Tinkham St. Reported heavy fire through the roof of a 3-story structure. Request for 2 additional Engines & Ladder to the scene. [TAC9-C226]. 12:25p.m.

· MADISON (MORRIS Co.), NJ: *Working fire* 95 Park Ave. Building fire. M/A requested to the scene from Hanover. [EAN77/EAN388]. 1:45p.m.

· STLFN: (1200hrs) – FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS (ST. CLAIR Co.), IL: Fairview Heights FD - Reported pick-up truck has crashed into Engine House #2. Unknown on injuries or extent of damage. NFI. [STL997-vm-087]. 2:00p.m.

· STLFN: EDWARDSVILLE (MADISON Co.), IL: on scene of a power line down that has caught a field on fire @ 6366 Cedar Ridge Lane. x Highway 159 North. Holiday Shores FD responding M/A. [STL 835]. 3:05p.m.

· PASSAIC (PASSAIC Co.), NJ: 2nd Alarm on arrival @ 226 Burgess Place. 2.5-story frame heavily involved in fire. M/A to the scene & for cover. DWH. [EAN301/EAN100]. 3:06p.m.

· Update – PASSAIC (PASSAIC Co.), NJ: Now a General Alarm at 226 Burgess Place near the Clifton Line. Heavy fire conditions in a 2.5-story frame dwelling. All City Companies operating along with M/A. Ladder Pipe being set up. Heavy smoke visible for several miles. DWH. [EAN301/388/100]. 3:20p.m.

· BROOKLYN, NY: 75-1551 at 45 Linden Blvd. near Flatbush Ave. 6-story brick 50x100 occupied multiple dwelling. Fire on the 3rd floor. 1 line runs. L174 FAST. BN-41. [MNS-30]. 3:25p.m.

· CLIFTON HEIGHTS (DELAWARE Co.), PA: *Working fire* 340 Broadway. Heavy fire 1st floor of a duplex. Possible occupants trapped. All Hands in service. [EAN3308/EAN3305]. 3:54p.m.

· MFN: BALTIMORE, MD: Dwelling fire at 816 Primson Ave. (Box Alarm 30-18). T-8 reporting a basement fire. Air Cascade system dispatched. [MFN-4]. 4:09p.m.

· Working fire – CONCORD, NH: 40 Linden St. 2-story wood frame with fire showing. C603 [TAC9-C33]. 5:43p.m.

· 2nd Alarm – CONCORD, NH: 40 Linden St. 2-story wood frame with fire showing. M/A to the scene. C603 [TAC9-C33]. 5:50p.m.

· 3rd Alarm – CONCORD, NH: 40 Linden St. 2-story wood frame with fire showing. M/A to scene. C603 [TAC9-C33]. 6:02p.m.

· 2nd Alarm – LAWRENCE, MA: 55 Bradford St. Fire in a 3-story wood frame dwelling – well involved. [TAC9-C461]. 6:09p.m.

· 3rd Alarm – LAWRENCE, MA: Box 5111 at 55 Bradford Street near Hampshire Street. Fire in a 3-story wood frame dwelling – well involved. C105/C603. [TAC9-C461]. 6:09p.m.

· Working fire – ROCKY POINT (SUFFOLK Co.), NY: 4 Modell Ct. @ Westchester Ave. Chief on scene. Possible occupant within. [MNS250]. 6:09p.m.

· Update – ROCKY POINT (SUFFOLK Co.), NY: *Working fire at 4 Modell Ct. @ Westchester Ave. M/A from Sound Beach for RIT Team & Mimler Place for covers. Searches underway at this time. [MNS250]. 6:11p.m.

· Update – 3rd Alarm – LAWRENCE, MA: Box 5111 at 55 Bradford Street. Fire in a 3-story, 6-family occupied multiple dwelling – fully involved with exposure problems. C33 [TAC9-C461]. 6:14p.m.

· BRONX, NY: Working fire – Box 2748 at 1373 Washington Ave. 20-story occupied multiple dwelling with fire on the 13th floor. L44 FAST. [MNS-30]. 6:25p.m.

· Update – BRONX, NY: Working fire – Box 2748 at 1373 Washington Ave. near E. 169th St. Using 2 Engines & 2 Trucks in a 20-story 200x200 occupied multiple dwelling. Kitchen fire on the 13th floor – knocked down. Return SQ, Rescue, 4th Engine, Fast Truck, BN-26. [MNS-30]. 6:28p.m.

· CRANBURY TWP. (MIDDLSEX Co.), NJ: 131 North Main Street. *Working fire* Chief reports a well involved structure. Request BLS ASAP. M/A Hightstown 1 Engine & Plainsboro 1 Engine to the scene. [EAN51]. 7:25p.m.

· Update – 3rd Alarm – LAWRENCE, MA: Box 5111 at 55 Bradford Street. Fire in a 3-story, 6-family occupied multiple dwelling. Still fire on floor #3 & thru the roof. Water problems. PWH C185. [TAC9-C461]. 7:29p.m.

· CONCORD, NH: *General Alarm* 40 Linden St. 2.5-story wood frame with heavy fire conditions. [NEFNN/DESK]. 8:19p.m.

· MANHATTAN, NY: All Hands – West 150th St. & Bradhurst Ave. Fire was top floor of an occupied multiple dwelling. Fire knocked down & under control. [MNS119]. 8:19p.m.

· MANHATTAN, NY: All Hands Box 1643 at Bradhurst Ave & 149th St. Fire was on the top floor of a 7-story brick 100x100 occupied multiple dwelling. Fire now under control. [EAN100]. 8:22p.m.

· Update – CRANBURY TWP. (MIDDLESEX Co.), NJ: 131 North Main Street. Fire under control. Extended overhaul in progress. FAST Team from East Windsor Twp. #1 Station 42. [EAN51]. 8:36p.m.

· KEARNY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: 257 Kearny Ave. command has smoke in the basement with a hot wall. Request a line & hooks to hallway. S/C for an additional Engine Co. (E-3) to the scene. [EAN322]. 9:03p.m.

· STLFN: MAPAVILLE (JEFFERSON Co.), MO: Mapaville FPD *1st Alarm* fire @ 9384 Sandy Creek Rd. Barn – fully involved on arrival. E-6710 laying line. Move-ups made. [STL899]. 9:12p.m.

· STLFN: MEHLVILLE (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Mehlville FPD *1st Alarm* fire @ 2823 Fordham x Windford Rd (off Baumgartner). Garage & possibly kitchen fire. E-1722 has 1 line off so far. [STL800/899]. 9:42p.m.

· STLFN: MEHLVILLE (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Mehlville FPD’s *1st Alarm* at 2823 Fordham x Windford Rd. Command places fire under control. Move-Up 1750 to 2 House. [STL-800]. 9:58p.m.

· MFN: ANNE ARUNDEL Co., MD: Dwelling fire @ 1705 Wolfert Lane. (Arundel Co.#7). Command reports a working fire with possible people trapped. Drafting operations in progress. [MFN-1]. 10:21p.m.

· ANNE ARUNDEL Co., MD: *Working fire++* Dwelling at 1705 Woolford Lane. (Co.#7) Arundel. E-71 reports heavy fire showing - possible people trapped. BC-4 requests 2 additional Tankers. Mutual Aid from Prince George’s County. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 10:26p.m.

· OAKLAND NJ: 2nd Alarm @ 27 Chuganut Dr. Well involved private dwelling. M/A to work/cover. [EANSTAFF-EAN10]. 11:04p.m.

· VIRDEN (MACOUPIN Co.), IL: MVA with injuries on Virden Rd and 5th Street. Reported to be 4 people injured. [CIFN*99]. 11:10p.m.


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- 0043
Howland Twp (Trumbull): W/F 232 Fuller. Cos: Eng 30, 31, 32, Lad 30. House fire. Fire U/C ATT. Lad 30 ventilating. FPO/258/D323 ©

- 0130
Cincinnati: W/F Box # 8184 @ 1256 Crestwood. Dist 4 reports smoke in a 2 sty brk SFD. Cos: Eng 46, 31, Trk 31, 18, Dist 4. Eng 18 - RIT. Res 14, Dist 1 OTW. FPO/D605 ©

- 0138
Cincinnati: W/F Box # 8184 @ 1256 Crestwood. Dist 4 reports fire K/D. Can handle with initial assignment. Dist 1, Res 14, Eng 18 cancelled. Companies tied-up 20-30 minutes. FPO/D605 ©

- 0158
Beachwood (Cuyahoga): W/F 2568 Edgewood. Fire in SFD. M/A Pepper Pike Eng 915. FPO/D703 ©

- 0200
Bainbridge (Ross): W/F Next to 6138 Jester Hill Rd. M/A Twin Twp (1600). Fully involved house with propane tank exposures. FPO/249/D223 ©

- 0217
Beachwood (Cuyahoga): W/F 2568 Edgewood. M/A Hillcrest Air 577 and Shaker Heights Eng 216. Fire in basement. FPO/D703 ©

- 0335
Shaker Heights (Cuyahoga): W/F on Sutton Rd. Fire on 1st floor of 2 sty DBL. M/A Cleveland Heights Eng 212. FPO/D703 ©

- 0618
Columbus: (Delayed from 0530) W/F 847 Lockbourne Rd. Cos: Eng 15, 2, Lad 15, Res2cuE, Med 15, BN 4. 2 sty Double, fire in kitchen. W/F Cos: Eng 3, Med 2, EMS 14. BN 4 (Walton) reports fire K/D. Holding Eng 15, 2, Lad 15, Med 15, BN 4. FPO/D284 ©

- 0621
Columbus: MVA/TRAUMA on Westerville Rd North of Innis Rd. Cos: Eng 61 (Clinton Twp), Med 61, 132 (Mifflin Twp), Res16cuE, Res71enG (Upper Arlington), EMS 13. Med 61 reports 1 Code 1 (DOA). FPO/D284 ©

- 0624
Columbus: MVA/TRAUMA on Westerville Rd North of Innis Rd. Med 61 has cancelled the 2nd Rescue. Med 61 & 132 to Grant. FPO/D284 ©

- 0653
Pleasant Twp (Marion): W/F 856 Christopher Dr. M/A from Marion Twp for Engine and Fort Morrow for tanker. Porch fire with extension into SFD. FPO/240/D217 ©

- 0702
Pleasant Twp (Marion): W/F 856 Christopher Dr. Fire K/D. Holding Eng 411. FPO/240/D217 ©

- 0951
Columbus: W/F 479 South Terrace Ave. Cos: Eng 12, 17, 193 (Franklin Twp), Lad 12, 10, Res17cuE, Med 12, 10, BN 5, 1. W/F in basement by Eng 12. FPO/D284 ©

- 0955
Columbus: W/F 479 South Terrace Ave. W/F Cos: Eng 192, EMS 15, SO 2. BN 5 (Capt Moore) is IC. Fire contained in basement. FPO/D284 ©

- 0956
Columbus: W/F 479 South Terrace Ave. BN 5 reports fire K/D. Holding Eng 12, 17, Lad 12, 10, BN 5. FPO/D284 ©

- 1539
Johnsville (Morrow): W/F 7677 CR 242. Possible people trapped. Cos: Eng 50, Tank 54, 14, 145, Res51cuE, BT 12, 52, Morrow County Squad 5, BN 501. FPO/240/249/D223 ©

- 1918
Mechanicsburg (Champaign): W/F on Luckett Rd. M/A Tank 251 (Jefferson Twp), 261 (Pleasant Valley), Trk 251, Eng 262, 210 (Jerome JFD). FPO/249/D223 ©

- 2217
Barberton (Summit): W/F 221 1st st NW. 2 sty OMD. Cos: Eng 1, 2, Tower 1. Eng 1 reports heavy smoke and fire. OPS: Barberton 800. FPO/701/D703 ©

- 2227
Barberton (Summit): U/D 221 1st St NW. Corrected to 3 sty OMD. 2 lines charged. Orig fire on 2nd floor K/D. Ext to 3rd and roof. Recall 6 FFs to C/Q and scene. FPO/701/D703 ©

- 2249
Columbus: W/F 632 South Eureka Ave. Cos: Eng 17, 12, Lad 12, Res17cuE, Med 17, BN 5. Porch fire. FPO/221/D284 ©

- 2251
Columbus: W/F 632 South Eureka Ave. W/F Cos: Eng 10, Med 12. EMS 15, SO 2. Porch is well involved, checking for extension. Extra Ladder S/C'd. FPO/221/D284 ©

- 2253
Columbus: Extra Company W/F 632 South Eureka Ave. BN 5 requesting an extra engine, also. Eng 10 laying a line. Eng 193 (Franklin Twp), and Lad 10 enroute. FPO/221/D284 ©

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Columbus: Extra Company W/F 632 South Eureka Ave. ES 2 on the card. Air Supply 1 responding. FPO/221/D703 ©

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Columbus: Extra Company W/F 632 South Eureka Ave. BN 5 reports fire K/D. Holding all companies. FPO/221/D284 ©

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


1330 W/F NEW BRITAIN CONN 234 Glen St 2.5-story frame - heavy fire floor #1

1853 ACW MILFORD CONN on North St 3-story frame - chimney fire with smoke coming from the eaves

1925 W/F NEW HAVEN CONN Box 585 6 Daisy St 1.5-story frame with fire showing by orders of Engine 6

1949 W/F EAST HAVEN CONN 189 Borrman Rd attached garage fully involved with extension into a 1.5-story frame

2108 ACW NEW BRITAIN CONN 26 Smith St garage fire

2248 ACW FAIRFIELD CONN on Limerick Rd bedroom fire floor #2 of a private dwelling


0030 W/F NEW BRITAIN CONN 166 Glen St 3-story brick OMD - fire in 1 apartment

0129 W/F NEW HAVEN CONN on Forbes Ave 1-story brick garage with exposure problems

0959 W/F NEW HAVEN CONN 633 Washington St 2-story frame - roof fire

1706 ACW EAST HAMPTON CONN 22 Fern Ln partition fire in a dwelling

2251 W/F GUILFORD CONN 74 Stepstone Hill Rd 2.5-story frame dwelling - fire in attached garage


0711 W/F++ GUILFORD CONN 74 Stepstone Hill Rd rekindle at same house as 2251 last night - house was totally destroyed - mutual aid to the fire - (2) firefighter injuries

1250 ACW BRANFORD CONN 14 Lanphier Cove Rd trailer fire

1826 W/F MIDDLETOWN CONN (South Fire District) 278 Chamberlain Hill Rd barn fire - mutual aid from Durham & Middlefield for tankers

2207 W/F TRUMBULL CONN 10 Rockland Rd house fire


0017 2nd ALM WETHERSFIELD CONN 50 Olesen Rd (off Berlin Trpk) "Wethersfield Self-Storage" 2-story metal clad self storage warehouse - auto fire fully involved inside (1) unit extended to adjacent units - mutual aid truck from Newington to the fire - mutual aid station coverage from Newington, Rocky Hill & Glastonbury

1810 W/F NEW BRITAIN CONN 300 South Main St vacant 3-story building - fire 1st floor rear extended to floor #2


1611 W/F PLAINFIELD CONN (Moosup) 350 Green Hollow Rd house fire

1631 W/F BRIDGEPORT CONN 561 Arctic St 2.5-story frame - fire floor #2



Boise Idaho report

Dec 19th
-1116hrs - Unusual event - U.S. Bank on Fairview at El Dorado (West Boise) > A bank robber left a bomb upon exit requiring the BFD/BPD Bomb Squad and a 2+1 on standby.

Dec 20th
-1446hrs - MVA/Ext - I-184 @ Curtis Rd (on the Overpass)(West Boise) > Have a 4 auto pile up w/ numerous pt's.

-1805hrs - Fire w/ victims - 12046 Fiddler Ave (West Boise) > Kitchen fire w/ 2 burn vctm's (1 adult/1 child) - using 1+1 = S/C for additional ALS units.

Dec 21st
-2004hrs - WF - 241 Spring Hill Dr (Eagle FD) > Have a 2 story wdf SFD w/ heavy fire in attic

-2255hrs - Fatal MVA - Glenwood @ Goddard (West Boise) >2 auto t-bone w/ 4 pt's - 1 DOA = S/C for GCFD Heavy Rescue 272 & 2 additional ALS units.

Dec 23rd
-0143hrs - MVA/Ext - WB I-84 @ Eagle Rd (Meridian FD) > 2 auto's t-bone - 1 pinned

Dec 24th
-0130hrs - 2nd Alarm - Unk address (Nampa FD) > 2 story 4 apartment duplex heavily damaged when renter lit fire in decorative fireplace.

-1530hrs - Fatal MVA - Montana @ Linstock (Nampa FD) > 2 auto t-bone w/ 8 vctm's - 1 DOA = S/C for extra Engine & 3 ALS units.

Dec 25th
-1358hrs - 2nd Alarm - 11223 W. 3rd Ave (Star FD) > Have heavy fire in 1 story commercial garage.

-1412hrs - WF - 6005 Fairview Ave (West Boise) > Have fire in wall of 1 story SFD converted to a business (using 1+1).

-1815hrs - 2nd Alarm - 2323 W. Idaho (Downtown) > Have heavy fire in 2 story converted SFD w/ 4 apartments, balloon construction. Fire started in basement unit and spread to attic.

Dec 26th
-1615hrs - MVA/Ext - I-84 east MP61 (Southeast) > Have numerous MVA's due to ice & snow - 1 rollover w/ 5 vctm's - 2 requiring extrication and Life Flight. = S/C for 2 engines & 2 ALS units.

-1918hrs - WF - 7300 Federal Way #37 (Southeast) > Have mobile home 50% involved, numerous exposures = S/C for WT21 (poor private hydrant system).

Chris Campbell



LEWISVILLE, TX: 1 Alarm Structure Fire. 408 Milton Street. 1-Story single family dwelling, frame construction, fire in the kitchen. Companies led out, bldg ventilated. Battalion 160, Quint 162, Engines 164, 161, Truck 161, Medic 162, Chiefs 161, 162, 163, 168, Investigator 163. 0931 hours.




Cincinnati Fire Division
District 4 Media Release
Media Contact: District Chief Roy Winston
Phone: 352-2344
Date 12/26/2001
Time: 3:00 PM

This is District 1 Fire Chief Stephen J. Kluesener reporting on a one alarm fire that occurred this afternoon in Oakley at 3899 Isabella. The call was recieved at 3:00 PM. First arriving companies were confronted with a fire on the first floor of a single family dwelling with heavy smoke conditions in the entire structure. An agressive interior attack quickly knocked the fire
down. Firefighters were on the scene for two hours. There were no injuries to firefighters. The home owner, Bruce Greer and his family were not home at the time of the fire. The loss is estimated to be $15,000. The cause of the fire is still under investigation but it is not considered suspicious in nature.

For additional information contact District Chief Roy Winston at 352-2344.


Cincinnati Fire Division
District 2 Media Release
Media Contact: District Chief Gary Scott
Phone: 352-2322
Date 12/26/2001
Time: 5:14 PM

This is Cincinnati Fire Department District 2 Fire Chief Gary Scott reporting on a two-alarm fire at 6649 Gracely Drive in the Sayler Park neighborhood of Cincinnati. The first alarm was sounded at 5:14 PM and the first arriving company, Engine 50 was confronted with heavy fire on the first floor of a one story single-family dwelling. For several minutes, Engine 50 was the only fire company on the scene. Icy road conditions delayed the response of support companies. An aggressive interior attack was made by Engine 50 which confined the fire to the kitchen area of the dwelling, however, extensive heat and smoke damage extended throughout the structure.

There were no occupants at home when Fire Dispatch received the 911 call by an off-duty Colerain firefighter by the name of Grant Burns. Just by luck he was passing by the house and noticed smoke coming from the structure. The family dog was found unconscious just inside the smoke filled building by a member of Engine 50, and handed outside to another off-duty Cincinnati firefighter by the name of Mark Kroth, also just by luck was passing by. Both off-duty firefighters played and instrumental role in the initial support of Engine 50. Their efforts helped minimize structural fire damage, and reviving of the unconscious dog. There were 3 cats which were found inside the structure, however, they were unable to be revived.

A total of four Engine companies, three ladder companies, a heavy rescue, a paramedic unit and 2 District Chiefs responded to this alarm for a total of 36 firefighters.

Damage is estimated at $30,000.and the cause is currently under investigation. There were smoke detectors present and sounding.

If there are any further questions contact District Chief Gary Scott at 352-2322


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


Apt Fire
Manatee County, Fla

Wed Dec 26 at 18:30 West Manatee FD responded to a
reported Apt Fire at 7100 Gulf Drive at the Notalus Apts
on Anna Maria Island. A short in a microwave started a
fire in the wall in the kitchen.

18:35, E-111 was first to arrive & reported a working
fire. FF's found the fire extended into the wall & up to
the ceiling.

19:07, FF's extinquished the fire with the help of 2
Engines, 1 Truck & 1 B/C Rich Losek. Longboat Key E-1
responded for manpower assistance.

A Family vacationing from Pennsylvania was in the apt
but offered another room by Apt Management.

E-111, E-121, T-149, B/C 7 & Longboat Key E-1

John Mercer
Manatee County, Fla
Fire Dispatch



for December 26th:

1957: 5 Alarms - Box#3125 - 11 N Howard St - Downtown West - Fire involved the Home Sewing Machine Company. (CHM1)

1976: Baltimore City T-21 was ordered to transfer to Anne Arundel County Co#32, Linthicum, & the Box#414 Association Coffee Wagon to respond to a Brooklyn Park fire - Earlier, Anne Arundel County Box#11 had sounded @ 0230hrs for fire in a 2 story brick end-of-group dwelling @ 213 W Riverview Rd - Firefighters were advancing a charged hoseline through the front doorway in an attempt to extinguish the roaring fire in the basement - Suddenly, there was an explosion & the flaming flashover turned the dwelling into an inferno - 2 firefighters were trapped inside as the others crawled outside to safety - Once the house exploded, the men went back in looking for the 2 missing firefighters - Firefighter Patrick A Bauer, E-28 detailed to T-31, apparently crawled to a back window where he was pulled out of the blazing dwelling & rushed to the Shock Trauma Unit of the University Of Maryland Hospital - He suffered 3rd & 4th degree burns over half of his body & died almost 30 hours later - Volunteer Firefighter George F. Driggers, Jr., E-34, age 16, burned body was recovered from the 1st floor of the dwelling - Another volunteer, Firefighter Alan L. Bartlett, E-34, age 18, suffered burns & lacerations & was rushed, along with the 4 injured occupants to the South Baltimore General Hospital, treated & released - Chief Harry W. Klasmeier said, "The firefighters had entered the burning dwelling wearing full firefighting gear, with breathing apparatus strapped to their backs & were never more than 10' or 15' from the doorway; that shows how fast it happened" - Firefighter Bauer was 21 years old with 1 year service & was a single man - He had volunteered to work on his off day so that a married firefighter could have Christmas off - Volunteer Firefighter Driggers had always wanted to be a firefighter, he lived next door to a fire station & was overjoyed when he reached 16 & was allowed to ride to the fires - Since 1932, the recorded history of the Anne Arundel County Fire Companies lists (as of the time of this article in 1976) 8 volunteer & 2 paid firefighters who have been killed in the line of duty - The 1st paid man who lost his life was Firefighter John Francis Balcer, E-13, 22 years old, on 4/9/1970 while responding to a house fire @ 1135hrs when E-132 (Riveria Beach) overturned @ Fort Smallwood & Hogneck Roads, Pasadena, Maryland - He was crushed to death beneath the overturned new Thibault Engine. (TUH)

George T. Ehrman



26DEC1996 - India - Terrorism - Sikh separatists killed about 50 train passengers in Punjab, most of them Hindus.

26DEC1947 - Northeast US - Snowstorm - At 0525 a vicious snowstrom sweeps through NY, NJ, and CT paralyzing the region. Over 25" of snow falls onto NYC in just 18 1/2 hours. Fifty-five deaths are directly attributed to the storm.

26DEC1939 - Turkey - Earthquake - In the eastern part of the country, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake crushes the region, killing over 40,000 inhabitants.

26DEC1932 - Kansu, China - Earthquake - 7.6M & 70,000 dead.

IBN - Editors



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A World Of Fire reader asked these questions regarding the LAFD many weeks ago. He asked me to reply to the list.

JS wrote...

>> When you state a # of companies of Los Angeles firefighters responded, just how many firefighters would that be to a company?

LAFD parlance is similar to that of many other Fire Departments. A company is a term often interchangeable with a "unit" that is under the control of a commanding Officer. An Engine Company or Truck Company are but two such examples. For the LAFD, an _ENGINE_ Company typically has *four* members:

LAFD Engine Company

- Captain I (what might be called a Lieutenant at other agencies)
- Engineer (i.e.operator of apparatus)
- Firefighter
- Firefighter

LAFD Aerial Ladder TRUCKS are always accompanied by a Pump(er) apparatus. The two vehicles are dispatched and travel as a pair. They are under the command of the Officer aboard the Truck (Captain II). They are therefore considered one unit or "Company", called a Light Force in LAFD vernacular. The Light Force crew is typically composed of *six* members:

LAFD Light Force Company

- Captain II
- Apparatus Operator (a specially trained FF = paygrade promotion)
- Firefighter
- Firefighter
- Firefighter (Tiller)

- Engineer (the sole person aboard the Pumper that follows the Truck)

When both the Engine Company and Light Force Company (i.e. Truck & Pump) from the same LAFD Station respond together, they are called a "Task Force" and operate under the unified command of the Captain II on the truck. That Task Foce makes for a total of 3 vehicles, 2 companies and 10 personnel.

For the purpose of simplicity in reporting operations to non-stakeholders, we generally multiply the number of companies by 5 to arrive at an estimated number of personnel at a scene.

> >How many personnel are on a LAFD rescue ambulance

Two. They are either both FF/EMT's (for Basic Life Support units) or two FF/Paramedics (for Advanced Life Support units).

> and how many personnel with rank are in an Officer Command Team?

All LAFD Chief Officers in the field (16 Battalions and 3 Divisions) have a FF/Staff Assistant (a specially trained FF = paygrade promotion) who is regularly assigned to serves as driver and command support. That is why we call them Chief Officer Command Teams.

>> I appreciate your time and information.

You are welcome Sir!

>>You can reply to the World of Fire Report, because there may be others who wonder the same thing.

Best wishes for the New Year.

Fraternally Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
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

PS: I remain many months behind in e-mail. If you feel inclined to write, please understand that a reply may be significantly delayed. The most common questions, which arrive the dozens each day are often answered via website referral. Here are my top nine this week:

How can I become an LAFD Firefighter or Firefighter/Paramedic?

Can you send me an LAFD patch?

How can I obtain an LAFD T-Shirt or ball cap?

Can I visit an LAFD Station?

Can I Ride-Along with the LAFD?

Does the LAFD have a Museum and/or Memorial?

Can you put our agency/organization link on the LAFD website?

Does the LAFD have a magazine that I can subscribe to?

Does the LAFD offer live streaming audio on-line?



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