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Sunday, April 07, 2002
· QUEENS, NY: 22-1334 *2nd Alarm* at 22I Beach 87 St. x Rockaway Beach Freeway. Fire in a private dwelling, report of children trapped. L173 FAST. [MNS342 IAP]* 1:30a.m.
· Update – QUEENS, NY: 22-1334 *2nd Alarm* at 22I Beach 87 St. x Rockaway Beach Freeway fire in a 2.5-story frame private dwelling. *2 10-45 C2-critical burn injury*, still searching for 1 child. [MNS342 IAP]* 1:35a.m.
· MANHATTAN, NY: 22-541 *2nd Alarm* at 92 Horatio St x Washington St. Fire in basement with extension to floors 2-3-4 of a 5-brick 75x150 occupied multiple dwelling. L3 FAST [MNS342 IAP]* 1:42a.m.
· Update QUEENS, NY: 22-1334 *2nd Alarm* at 22I Beach 87 St. x Rockaway Beach Freeway. Fire in a 2.5 story frame private dwelling. *1 10-45 C1 - DOA (child) & 2 10-45 C2-critical burn injuries (Children)* Main body of fire is knocked down. [MNS342 IAP]* 1:44a.m.
(All times are in Central Daylight Time unless otherwise indicated)
· Final Update: QUEENS, NY: 22-1334 *2nd Alarm* at 22I Beach 87 St. x Rockaway Beach Freeway. Fire in a 2.5-story frame private dwelling. *1 10-45 C1-(DOA child) & 3 10-45 C2-critical burn injuries (children)* All aided to NCMC Burn Center. Fire under control. [MNS342 IAP]* 3:28a.m.
· Final Update: MANHATTAN, NY: 22-541 *2nd Alarm* at 92 Horatio St. x Washington St. Fire in basement with extension to floors 2-3-4 of a 5-story brick 75x150 occupied multiple dwelling. All visible fire is knocked down. Fire is under control. [MNS342 IAP]* 3:44a.m.
· STLFN: MAPLEWOOD (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Maplewood FD has a 2nd Alarm structure fire at 7387 Flora. NFI ATT. [STL819]. 5:26a.m.
· MFN: ANNE ARUNDEL Co., MD: *2nd Alarm Dwelling Fire* Baylor Rd (South Glen Burnie). Command (BC1 Bradley) reports heavy fire on arrival. Now reporting heavy fire in the basement. Red Cross requested. [MFN1]. 5:35a.m.
· STLFN: (delayed) – ST.LOUIS, MO: STLFD had a 1st Alarm house fire in the 3300 block of Iowa. They had a 2-story brick house. PUMPERS: 1, 32, 14, 11, HL6, BC804 & 802, SQUAD 1. [STL819]. 5:35a.m.
· KANSAS CITY, MO: Working fire @ 5932 Brooklyn x 59th Street. 2-story vacant frame with fire on the 2nd floor & attic. 2 small lines off. CAR105, P29, P35, R11, T2, T5. [KCFN-02]. 7:48a.m.
· NOKESVILLE, (PRINCE WILLIAM Co.), VA: Working fire - 2nd Equiv. at 11119 Lonesome Rd - House fully involved - 7E's & 5 Tanker's. M/A from Fauquier to work/cover. (VFN104). 9:30a.m.
· STLFN: (23:55hrs 4/6/02) CLINTON Co., IL: Carlyle FD was on the scene of a rekindle @ last nights fire @ 751 Maple St. (correct street name). NFI (STL 835). 9:36a.m.
· GREENCASTLE (PUTNAM Co.), IN: *Extra Alarm* DePauw University. 5-story brick dormitory. Large building. Heavy fire thru roof into 5th floor. 4 firemen rescued after roof collapsed on them. [INDY-12]. 9:51a.m.
· HACKENSACK (BERGEN Co.), NJ: 2nd Alarm @ 50 Anderson St. Fire showing from 2nd floor of a 5-story brick 75x150 occupied multiple dwelling. Off duty recall. Fire is DWH. [EAN100]. 10:13a.m.
· HACKENSACK (BERGEN Co.), NJ: ***3rd Alarm*** 50 Anderson St. 5-story brick 75x100 occupied multiple dwelling. Fire 2nd floor. All city Engines to fire. M/A to cover. [MNS-516] * 10:26a.m.
· GREENCASTLE (PUTNAM Co.), IN: **5th Alarm** DePauw University. Heavy fire in a very large 5-story brick dormitory. Aerials from several FD’s called. Numerous counties M/A. [INDY-12]. 10:46a.m.
· Update – GREENCASTLE (PUTNAM Co.), IN: DePauw University. 100+ Firemen battling the fire. Defensive & offensive attack ongoing. [INDY-12]. 11:02a.m.
· KANSAS CITY, MO: 3 AMB response to the crash @ I-29 S/B @ NW 72nd St. Reported 3-car MVA with 5 patients all Code Yellow. CAR108, P4, Q44, S. Platte FPD P23 on scene. [KCFN-02]. 11:28a.m.
· Update – HACKENSACK, NJ: 3rd Alarm++ 50 Anderson St. 5-story Apartment building well involved. Several Master streams in operation. (DWH) EAN301 on scene. [EAN503/10]. 12:51p.m.
· PLAINFIELD, NJ: 2nd Alarm on W. 5th St. House fire. [EAN700/10]. 12:52p.m.
· TINTON FALLS, NJ: 2nd Alarm - 41 Shark River Rd. 20x40 Repair Shop - well involved. [EAN700/27/10]. 2:03p.m.
· TINTON FALLS, NJ: 3rd Alarm - 41 Shark River Rd. 20x40 Repair Shop well involved. [EAN27/10]. 2:27p.m.
· MIDDLETOWN (MONMOUTH Co.), NJ: *Large area of Brush* Leonardo Mud Flats. Large column up. NWS Earle and Middletown Stations 4, 2 and 7 operating. [EAN27/633/700]. 3:27p.m.
· PRINCE WILLIAM Co., VA: Train derailment *Apparent fire involved* vicinity 13951 Lee Hwy. *Tanker Task Force requested* 10 rail cars reported involved. [DC2]. 4:22p.m.
· PRINCE WILLIAM Co., VA - Train Derailment - Lee Hwy/Wellington Rd - Numerous Propane cars involved, NO FIRE at this time. Several Tanker Task Forces standing by. (VFN104). 4:28p.m.
· 2nd Alarm – SAUGUS, MA: Box 1342 on Newhall Ave. "Saugus Commons". Fire in an elderly apartment complex. Mutual Aid to the scene and for Station coverage. *159.645* [TAC9-C302]. 4:29p.m.
· KANSAS CITY, MO: *Special Duty Still Alarm* @ Andrews & 150 Hwy for the very large brush/debris pile fire. Belton & South Metro FPD are M/A with Tankers. [KCFN-02]. 4:38p.m.
· ASHLAND CITY, TN: Ashland City Highway @ Castle Ridge Rd. Large woods fire. 2 Engines, 1 Support Unit & BATT24 on M/A from Nashville FD. (Ron H.) [HANN/RD1]. 5:12p.m.
· PRINCE WILLIAM Co., VA: Update on Train Derailment, Lee Hwy/Wellington Rd. 2 empty Propane cars, 2 full Propane cars, and 1 flatbed car overturned. Train rep's en-route with crane to right cars - FD has water supply operations standing by on both sides of tracks. 6-8 hour ops. ATT (VFN104). 6:13p.m.
· JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: ***3rd Alarm*** Box 315 @ 616 Summit Ave. 3-story wood frame with heavy fire thru-out. Reports aided in distress. [MNS-516]. 7:06p.m.
· IRVINGTON (ESSEX Co.), NJ: ***3rd Alarm*** on Nye Ave. Fire in a Commercial building - Plumbing Supply Warehouse - heavy fire. [MNS-516] * 7:20p.m.
· Update – IRVINGTON (ESSEX Co.), NJ: ***3rd Alarm*** 21 St. @ Nye Ave. Warehouse with heavy fire. S/C PSEG to scene. [MNS-516] * 7:29p.m.
· BUENA VISTA TWP., NJ: 4th Alarm off Beech Rd. 75 to 100 acre's burning. Fire now (PWH). [EAN540/10]. 9:05p.m.
· 2nd Alarm on arrival – FITZWILLIAM, NH: on Route 12 "Damon Mills". Reported fire in a Mill structure. Mutual Aid Engines and Tankers en-route to scene. *154.430* C30/C519 [TAC9-C302]. 10:26p.m.
· PRINCE WILLIAM, VA: Derailment Update, Lee Hwy/Wellington Rd - 2 Tanker Task Forces (3E's & 6Tnkr's) and numerous Support Units being held as train officials evaluate total damage. All roads and businesses within 3000ft closed. (VFN104). 10:38p.m.
· Update - 2nd Alarm – FITZWILLIAM, NH: on Route 12 "Damon Mills" near the MA State Line. Reported heavy fire in a large Lumber Mill structure. Multi Mutual Aid from several towns. *154.430* C30/C32 [TAC9-C302]. 10:47p.m.
· 2nd Alarm on Arrival - STRAFFORD, NH: 192 Strafford Rd. Structure fire - well involved. *159.900* [TAC9-C30]. 11:12p.m.
· 3rd Alarm - STRAFFORD, NH: 192 Strafford Rd (Rte.202A near First Crown Point). Structure fire - fully involved - possibly occupants trapped. *159.900* C302 [TAC9-C30]. 11:17p.m.
· STLFN: MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Maryland Heights FPD *1st Alarm* Residence fire @ 164 Lansing x Harding. Heavy smoke & fire on arrival. 2 lines off. [STL899]. 11:43p.m.
· STLFN: MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update - Maryland Heights FPD *1st Alarm* Residence fire @ 164 Lansing x Harding. S/C for extra equip. Move-ups being made. [STL899]. 11:49p.m.
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Youngstown: MVA/PIN Martin Luther King Jr Blvd & Division St. Cos: Eng 3, Squad 33. Eng 3 reports both companies working. FPO/D323 ©
Youngstown: W/F 206 Hilton. Cos: Eng 2, 9, 15, Lad 22, 24, Squad 33, BN 1, 2. Bn 2 reports fire in a 1 sty house. FPO/D323 ©
Youngstown: W/F 206 Hilton. BN 2 reports fire U/C. Holding Eng 2, Lad 24. FPO/D323 ©
Bedford (Cuyahoga): W/F on Mapleton. 1 sty ranch. Utilities S/C'd. FPO/D703 ©
Brookside, PA (Erie): W/F 4401 Buffalo Rd. Dispatched as Dumpster fire. Chief 240 reports 2-3 dumpsters behind strip mall. Heavy smoke. Cos: Eng 242, 244, 263, 302, Lad 249, Squad 248. FPO/D800 ©
Brookside, PA (Erie): W/F 4401 Buffalo Rd. S/C Eng 284 & Res38cuE (Belle Valley). Requesting T/L 30 on stand-by. Unknown if any extension to bldg or smoke in bldg. Plaza id 500 x 80. FPO/D800 ©
Columbus: W/F on Lonsdale Place South. Cos: Eng 5, 164 (Truro Twp), Lad 32, BN 4. NFI ATT. FPO/233/D703 ©
Columbus: W/F 254 Hanford St. Cos: Eng 14, 2, Lad 2, Res4cuE, Med 2, BN 4. FPO/D217 ©
Columbus: W/F 254 Hanford St. RIC: Eng 3, EMS 14, SO 2. Arson S/C'd. BN 4 reports fire K/D. Holding all companies except RIC Companies. FPO/D217 ©
Weathersfield Twp (Trumbull): Multiple Brush Fires on Longwood Ave. Sta 40, 41, 42 working. TC911/FPO/D323 ©
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*** REPORT FROM THE LINE OF FIRE ***
Brooklyn, N.Y. 04/07/02 @ 01:00 hrs.
address: 2223 East 3rd. Street
between: Ave. "U" & Ave. "V"
3371 @ 00:47
Engs. 254, 253
Lads. 153, 172
10 - 75 - 3371 @ 00:51
Ladder 169 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
Engs. 246, 330
Rescue Co. #2
Squad Co. #1
Batt. 43 Division 8
3 Story Frame 60 x 100 P.D.
Exp. #1: Is a Street
Exp. #2: Is a Driveway
Exp. #3: Is a Rear Yard
Exp. #4: Is a Private Dwelling
All - Hands:
7 - 5 - 3371 @ 01:04
Batt. 33 reports, Using all - hands for a fire on the 2nd. floor of a 3 story frame bldg. that's undercontruction. We have 2 - lines stretched & operating. We have a Deck Gun in operation. All visible fire has been darken down.
Batt. 33: Probably Will Hold. All searches are negative.
Return all special units. "K"
Batt. 33: Fire is UnderControl. All secondary searches are negative.
Jersey City, NJ: 3rd Alarm
Sunday April 7, 2002
Jersey City, New Jersey (Hudson) At 19:27 hrs FDJC Fire Dispatch struck box 315 for a fire reported 616 Summit Ave cross streets Hoboken Ave & State Hwy. Phones could be heard ringing in the background as the box was being struck. As units were responding to the scene, FDJC Fire Dispatch updated units, he was receiving multiple calls of a fire with people trapped on the upper floors. Upon hearing this report Deputy 1, Deputy Chief Thomas Kearny took the box(Deputy Chief's usually respond on working fires). Eng Co 7 arrived and gave an initial report of a working fire @ 19:31hrs. Battalion 3, Battalion Chief Austin transmitted the 2nd alarm upon arrival@ 19:32 hrs. First due units entered the fire building a 3 sty frm (exposure 1: street, exposure 2: 5 sty brk, exposure 3: 1 sty comm structure, and exposure 4: a parking lot) to search for occupants. Deputy 1 arrived and sized up the situation. Fire was on the first flr with extension to the second flr, the first and second due Trk Co's raised their aerials to save occupants. Deputy Chief Kearny requested an additional Eng & Trk as conditions deteriated and fire extended to the third flr@ 19:52 hrs. Deputy Chief Kearny requested a full 3rd alarm as heavy fire consumed the second & third flrs @19:55 hrs. The fire raced up the interior walls and eventually was through the roof. The two original Trk Co's charged their ladderpipes and TL 6 was put to work in front of the fire building . Heavy Fire raged through the roof for quite some time before the fire was brought under control 21:25 hrs.
19:27 1st Alarm Engines 7-18-15-9 Trucks 3-9 Res1cue 1 Batt 3 Dpty 1
19:31 Working Fire Units Squad 4 Truck 7 Mask Service Unit Safety Officer Batt 1
19:32 2nd Alarm Engines 6-11-14 Truck 2 Car 26 (Gong Club Canteen) Car 3 (COD)
19:51 Special Call Engine 2 Tower Ladder 6
19:55 3rd Alarm Engine 10-17 North Hudson Ladder 2 Batt 4
21:25 Fire under Control
Marc C. Wallace
Gong Club Inc.
LOS ANGELES, CA:
GREATER ALARM BRUSH FIRE:
On Sunday, April 07, 2002 at 1504 Hours (3:04 PM PDT), nine Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, three LAFD Helicopters, two LAFD Brush Patrols, one LAFD Rescue Ambulance and one LAFD Battalion Officer Command Team, as well as three Camp Crews, one Crew Supervisor and one Battalion Chief Officer from the Los Angeles County Fire Department, all under the direction of LAFD’s 5th Battalion Commander John Miller, responded to a Greater Alarm Brush Fire just east of the Observatory in Griffith Park. The first Company to arrive on scene reported one-eighth of an acre of grass and light brush burning in rugged terrain. Firefighters using handlines and hand tools made there way judiciously across steep and rugged terrain to anchor the flames as the LAFD Helicopters commenced a well orchestrated aerial assault the flanks of the fire, which ultimately came within 50 feet of the Griffith Park Observatory. Thanks to diligent efforts by Firefighters on the ground and in the air, the 67 year-old Southern California landmark – undergoing a multimillion dollar renovation - was spared damage. The fire was confined to two acres of vegetation and extinguished in just 82 minutes. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is categorized as “suspicious”.
REPORT PREPARED BY:
Yours in Safety and Service,
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department
200 North Main Street, Room EOC-423
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA
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***BALTIMORE, MARYLAND FIRE HISTORY***
for April 7th:
1880: Box#712 - 1842hrs - Gas in a charcoal kiln @ the Elliott Company, Jackson & Cross Sts, South Baltimore, had exploded & the fire was extinguished promptly by the Members of E-12 - Callman Aloysius Taylor, E-12, was absent without cause & charged with failing to respond to duty - Appearing before the Fire Board, his excuse was that he was locked in a lady's arms in her parlour on Elizabeth Ln & failed to hear the bells - Besides, he said, he would not leave a lady in distress - The Fire Board did not accept his frank explanation & he was dismissed from the service. (TUH)
1951: 6 Alarms - Box#1931 - 522-524 S Dean St - Highlandtown (Southeast Of Downtown) - Fire involved the Shapiro & Sons Company. (CHM1)
1984: 4 Alarms - Box#87 - 0215hrs - 2543-2553 Madison Ave - Reservoir Hill (Northwest Of Downtown) - This suspicious fire started in 2551 Madison Ave & spread north to 2553, & south into 2549 - The fire then spread along the roof & porches down to 2543 - Besides the numerous rowhouses involved, tragedy struck @ 2551 where (4) children died - (Note: Companies with a "*" have since been disbanded) 1st alarm @ 0215hrs = *E-25*, E-13, E-52, *E-1*, *T-4*, *T-11*, & BC-4 - Working fire @ 0216hrs = AirFlex-1 (Now Air Cascade-1 & Medic-4 - 2nd alarm @ 0224hrs = *E-18*, E-8, *E-7*, *E-28*, T-10, T-18, T-2 (Snorkel), Rescue-1, *Mobile Hospital Unit-1*, Medic-16, *BC-7* (Now BC-5), & *DC-1* (Now Shift Commander) - 3rd alarm @ 0234hrs = E-36, E-21, E-23, *E-38*, T-16, *T-13*, *BC-11* (Staging), & *BC-10* - 4th alarm @ 0240hrs = E-20, E-31, *E-19*, E-29, *T-9*, *T-7*, BC-3, *DC-6*, & Chief Of Fire Department - Fire under control @ 0337hrs. (TGA)
2000: 2 Alarms - Box#20-16 - 1748hrs - 2713 Baker St - Walbrook (Northwest Of Downtown) - Fire involved a 2 story brick rowhouse - 1st alarm @ 1748hrs = E-36, E-8, E-52, E-13, T-18, T-10, & BC-3 - Working fire @ 1801hrs = Rescue-1, Air Cascade-1, & *BC-7* (Now BC-5) - 2nd alarm @ 1802hrs = E-20, E-14, T-16, & *T-13* - Fire under control @ 1815hrs - "A" Shift. (TGA)
2000: 2 Alarms + Special Call 1 Truck - Box#31-18 - 1916hrs - 1303 Lakeside Ave - Montebello (Northeast Baltimore) - Fire involved a 2.5 story brick dwelling - 1st alarm @ 1916hrs = E-31, E-42, E-21, E-4, T-29, *T-7*, & *BC-8* - Working fire @ 1921hrs = T-15, Air Cascade-2, & BC-2 - Special call @ 1949hrs = *T-9* - 2nd alarm @ 1952hrs = E-43 from E-31, *E-19*, T-26, Rescue-1, & Air Cascade-1 - "A" Shift. (TGA)
George T. Ehrman
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