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Saturday, April 20, 2002

· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a 1st Alarm house fire in the 4300 block of Linton. Pumper 8 reports a 2-story brick with heavy fire. PUMPERS: 8, 26, 17, 12, HL2, BC801 & 806, SQUAD-2. BC801 now reports 2 lines off. [STL819]. 2:28a.m.

· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's 1st Alarm house fire in the 4300 block of Linton. BC 806 reports will hold. Strike out the 1st Alarm. He requests FIU Car 821 to the scene. [STL819]. 2:35a.m.

· STLFN: BLACK JACK (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Black Jack FPD is on the scene @ 6134 Sherringham Pl. x Shalimar. Fire in the basement of a structure. 1 line off. Fire now knocked down – Co.'s in overhaul. [STL899]. 6:16a.m.

· STLFN: CLAYTON (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Clayton FD *1st Alarm* fire @ 7445 Byron. Working structure fire. Not much else heard. [STL899]. 10:22a.m.

· MANHATTAN, NY: *Signal 5-5-5-5 LODD* While operating at 55-8087 on Sept 11th 2001 FF Calixto Anaya Jr. of ENG. Co. 4 died of injuries. May he rest in peace. [EAN2/10]. 11:25a.m.

· 5-5-5-5 With regret we report the confirmed death & recovery of the blessed remains of FF. Calixto Anaya, Jr. of ENG. Co. 4 from injuries while operating at MANHATTAN, NY: 55-8087, WTC 9/11/01. May he rest in eternal peace. Memorial service was held on 11/8/01. [MNS342]. 12:03p.m.

· STLFN: HAZELWOOD (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: *1st Alarm* fire @ Bellair & Fairview. House fully involved. At least 2 lines off. S/C for E-4810 to respond for extra equip. [STL899]. 2:12p.m.

· STLFN: HAZELWOOD (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update - Robertson FPD's *1st Alarm* fire @ Bellair & Fairview. Fire has been knocked down. Co.'s are overhauling at this time. [STL899]. 2:21p.m.

· STLFN: (4/19/02 @ 2300hrs) *ST. CHARLES (ST.CHARLES Co.), MO: St. Charles FD 1st Alarm at Lindenwood University, 209 Kingshighway - Cobb Hall. Fire in a dorm. Companies: 9410, 9424, 9432, 9442, 9401, 9400 & 9417. 9424 hit the sprinkler connection, 9410 pulled 1 line off. 9432 laid supply line. [STL388]. 2:51p.m.

· STLFN: (from early a.m.) TROY (MADISON Co.), IL: Troy FD was on scene of a Haz-Mat situation on I-55/70. Report of a Tractor trailer leaking Sodium Chloride and part of I-55/70 was shut down (STL 835). 6:06p.m.

· 3rd Alarm – SOUTHBRIDGE, MA: Foster St. Structure fire. Multi M/A to work and cover. *154.145* [TAC9-C32]. 8:02p.m.

· Update - 3rd Alarm – SOUTHBRIDGE, MA: Foster St. 4-story brick Apartment building. Heavy fire floor's 1 thru 3. DWH *154.145* [TAC9-C32]. 8:26p.m.

· NORTHPORT (SUFFOLK Co.), NY: *General Alarm* Latham Bros Lumber Co. Rte. 25A & Laurel Rd. Heavy fire condition in several open lumber sheds. 6 Ladder Pipes in operation. M/A all FD's in Town of Huntington for Co.’s to scene & stand-by. [MNS270*]. 9:34p.m.

· ROCKDALE, IL: 2nd Alarm @ 303 Mound. Fire in 3-story 150x75 structure – fully involved. Numerous handlines working. [CHGO-03] (c). 9:48p.m.

· QUEENS, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 7512 at 12-15 Astoria Blvd @ 12th St. 3-story multiple dwelling with fire top floor. Report of jumpers in rear. BN-49 [MNS-30*IAP]. 10:11p.m.

· Update – QUEENS, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 7512 at 12-15 Astoria Blvd. 3-story brick 30x60 occupied multiple dwelling with heavy fire/smoke top floor. 2 lines run. Primary search underway. DIV-14 [MNS-30*IAP] * 10:18p.m.

· Update – QUEENS, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 7512 at 12-15 Astoria Blvd @ 12th St. 3-story brick 30x60 occupied multiple dwelling with heavy fire top floor. 2 lines run. 1 exposure on 4 side, 1 to exposure 2 side. S/C E307 & L106 above the 2nd Alarm. DIV-14 [MNS-30*IAP] * 10:27p.m.

· Update – QUEENS, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 7512 at 12-15 Astoria Blvd @ 12th St. 3-story brick mixed/occupied - commercial 1st floor dwellings above. Fire top floor - thru roof. 2 lines run setting up Tower Ladder. 4 Firefighters to local hospital with heat stress. Still DWH CWTC CAR 4A [MNS-30*IAP] * 10:48p.m.

· Final – Update: QUEENS, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 7512 at 12-15 Astoria Blvd @ 12th St. 3-story brick mixed/occupied 30x60 with fire top floor – thru roof. All visible fire knocked down & PWH. CWTC CAR 4A [MNS-30*IAP] * 11:04p.m.

· QUEENS, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 7833 at 32-24 84 St. @ Northern Blvd. 2-story brick 20x40 private dwelling. BN-54. [MNS-30*IAP] * 11:57p.m.


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- 0242
Columbus: MVA/TRAUMA on Stelzer Rd. Car vs tree @ 100+ MPH, car split ion 2, 21 year old male ejected. Med 28 to Grant Medical Center, level 1 Trauma. Cos: Eng 28, Lad 28, Med 28, Res16cuE, EMS 12. FPO/D323 ©

- 0252
Youngstown: W/F Hughes & Olive Ct. Cos: Eng 2, 3, 7, Lad 22, 24, Squad 33, BN 1, 2. BN 2 reports 2 sty house well involved. FPO/D323 ©

- 0308
Youngstown: W/F 116 Seneca. Cos: Eng 9, 12, 15, 6, BN 2. BN 2 reports fire visible from freeway while enroute. 2 sty house well involved. FPO/D323 ©

- 0314
Youngstown: W/F Hughes & Olive. Defensive mode. Lad 22 being set up. All YFD units working at both incidents. FPO/D323 ©

- 1346
Columbus: W/F 700 Childrens Dr @ Childrens Hospital. Companies dispatched on Fire Alarm Drop, found smoke/fire on top floor/roof. Electrical panel fire. Quick K/D. Cos: Eng 15, 2 (War Wagon), 3, Lad 15, 2, Res2cuE, Med 2, BN 1, 4. FPO/D260 ©

- 2039
Columbus: W/F 255 South Gift St. 2 sty house. Cos: Eng 10 (River Rats), 3, Lad 10, Res2cuE, Med 2, BN 1. RIC: Eng 2 (War Wagon), Med 10, EMS 11, SO 2. FPO/D260 ©

- 2044
Columbus: W/F 255 South Gift St. BN 1 reports one Code 1 (DOA). Requesting Arson & CPD. FPO/249$/D260 ©

- 2045
Columbus: W/F 670 East Weishimer Rd. 2 sty house. Fire in attic with exposure problems. Cos: Eng 24, 19, Lad 24, Res16cuE, Med 19, BN 2. RIC: Eng 13, Med 61 (Clinton Twp), EMS 12. FPO/249$/D260 ©

- 2050
Columbus: W/F 670 East Weishimer Rd. SO 2 enroute from South Gift St. Searches negative. BN 2 requesting Arson. Bulk of fire K/D. Checking for extension. FPO/249$/284$/D260 ©

- 2052
Columbus: W/F 255 South Gift St. BN 1 reports fire K/D. Holding all companies & securing scene for investigators. FPO/249$/284$/D260 ©

- 2053
Columbus: W/F 670 East Weishimer Rd. BN 2 (Griffith) reports fire K/D. Holding all companies except RIC companies. FPO/249$/284$/D260 ©

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On Saturday, April 20, 2002, at 0030 hours (12:30 a.m.), eleven companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, three Battalion Command Teams and two LAFD Rescue Ambulances, under the direction of Battalion Commander Robert M. Rose, responded to a Greater Alarm Structure fire at 9601 N. Owensmouth Avenue in the Chatsworth area. First units on the scene reported a one story, multi-occupancy, 75’ x 250’ with fire showing thru the roof of one occupancy. Firefighters using heavy stream appliances and handlines to aggressively attack the fire confining it to “C.S.L. Painting” a paint supply company, with minor extension into one other occupancy. Firefighters extinguished the fire thirty-one minutes. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is listed as an “electric motor on a water cooler”. Fire damage is estimated at $300,000. ($150,000 structure and $150,000 contents)


James "Jim" R. Wells
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: jrw0585@lafd.lacity.org
LAFD Website: http://www.lafd.org



On Saturday, April 20, 2002 at 1318 hours thirteen companies of Firefighters, four Battalion Command Teams and two Rescue Ambulances under the command of Assistant Chief R. J. DeFeo responded to a greater alarm structure fire at 1327-29 S. Los Angeles Street in the Garment District. First units on scene reported a one and two-story 50’ x 100’ commercial building with heavy smoke showing. Firefighters using handlines confined the fire to “Juanita’s” and “Jordin”, retail-clothing outlets, and extinguished the fire in forty-four minutes. No injuries were reported. The cause is under investigation and the loss is estimated at $250,000. ($100,000 to structure and $150,000 to contents).


Robert Collis
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: rlc1679@lafd.lacity.org
LAFD Website: http://www.lafd.org



for April 20th:

1930: 6 Alarms - Box#414 - 0717hrs - Howard & Baltimore Sts - Downtown West - It was Easter Sunday morning & BC-5, Frank Daugherty, was passing along Howard St on his way to report for duty when a tremendous blast blew him off the sidewalk as flames & smoke billowed from a building on the southwest corner of Baltimore St - BC Daugherty rolled right across the street to Box#414 & sounded it @ 0717hrs followed with a 2nd alarm @ once - 6 alarms were sounded in the next (10) minutes & Water Tower #2 was special called - The firefighters were climbing ladders with their hose lines when another violent explosion erupted, driving pieces of door & window frames against buildings on the opposite side of the street - Several firefighters lost their footing & dangled from the ladder rungs until the smoke cleared & their plight was noticed - Injured & hospitalized were Lieutenant Frank N. Knott, Firefighters Louis Votta, Edward Geisler, & Edward Cross, E-23, & John Duvall, E-38 - Lipman & Rose Cigar Company & the University Clothing Company were gutted & only the brick walls of the 6 story building were left standing. (TUH)

1952: 8 Alarms - 6-6-7 & 2-2-5423 - 1208hrs - 1901 Washington Blvd - Carroll Park (Southwest Baltimore) - Fire involved the Washington Lumber Company - Flames raced through (2) block long sheds of stacked lumber & devoured another (50) piles of seasoned lumber, a concrete block mill building, & several railroad boxcars - Fire was raging as far as the eye could see down the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad tracks from Washington Blvd & by 1225hrs 6 alarms were sounded - A 2nd alarm (8th alarm) was sounded from adjacent Box#5423 @ 1254hrs, as the wind fanned fire was spreading in a southerly direction - . (CHM1)

1952: 2 Alarms - Box#226 - 1435hrs - 415 Forrest St - Oldtown (Northeast Of Downtown) - Fire involved a store & dwelling. (TUH)

1952: 2 Alarms - Box#165 - 1538hrs - 24 S Broadway - Fire involved a 3 story brick dwelling & flames burned out the interior of the large dwelling. (TUH)

1967: Box#123, Pratt & Gay Sts, Inner Harbor (Downtown Southeast), sounded @ 0445hrs - E-6 collided full force with a moving tractor trailer tank truck @ Gay & Lombard Sts, hitting it dead center, caromed off in a complete turnabout, & crashed into the brick building @ 512 E Lombard St - Injured were Pump Operator Charney Harris, Lieutenant Franklin Walker, Firefighters Harold W. Hogan, Clarence E. Vogel, Arthur L. Wolschalager, & James C. McIhinney - The 1954 open cab Peter Pirsch was demolished - The alarm proved to be false, & a man was arrested & sentenced to (1) year in jail for the offense. (TUH)

George T. Ehrman



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