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    Thursday, May 23, 2002

    · TRENTON (MERCER Co.), NJ: **2nd Alarm** 88 Fine St. Heavy fire in at least 4 dwellings in a row of 14. DWH. NFI. [EAN]. 12:17a.m.

    · 2nd Alarm - BOSTON, MA. Box 3338 64 Rosseter Street (Dorchester). Fire in a 3-story, 6-family dwelling. Possible people trapped. *483.1875* [TAC9-C461]. 3:18a.m.

    · 3rd Alarm - BOSTON, MA: Box 3338 at 64 Rosseter Street (Dorchester). Fire in a 3-story, 6-family dwelling. Heavy fire top floor. Possible people trapped. *483.1875* [TAC9-C461]. 3:24a.m.

    · 2nd Alarm - LEWISTON, ME: 46 Knox Street. A building fire. M/A to work & cover. *153.950* C603 [TAC9-C101]. 7:26a.m.

    · 2nd Alarm - LEWISTON, ME: The Stream Right Corp. on Commercial St. Fire is in a 2-story 80x200 Commercial building. Multiple M/A to work & cover. *153.950* [TAC9-C101]. 8:29a.m.

    · CAMBRIDGE, MD: Multi Alarm Apartment fire, 500 Race Street. Several apartments involved. Mutual Aid from Talbot Co., MD en-route. [ES1 VIA NEXTEL/DC1 DC1]. 1:06p.m.

    · MFN: DORCHESTER Co, MD: **4th Alarm**Apartment Fire on Race St. in Cambridge. Units on scene advising exterior operations at this time. NFIATT. [MFN1/ MFN3/MFN66/ MFN-18]. 1:06p.m.

    · 2nd Alarm – KINGSTON, MA: The end of Summer at Pottle Street. Barn fully involved 25x50. M/A to scene & coverage. *460.600* [TAC9-C67]. 2:11p.m.

    · STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a working fire in the 2800 block of Ohio. Fire in a vacant building. [STL899@WRK]. 3:53p.m.

    · STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a 1st Alarm structure fire at 2834 Ohio. BC804 reports fire on all floors of a vacant building. Evacuation of the building has been ordered. PUMPERS: 1, 12, 11, 32, HL6, BC804 & 802, SQUAD-1. [STL819]. 3:56p.m.

    · STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's structure fire at 2834 Ohio. BC804 reports an outside stand with 2 Aerials and 2 hand lines in use. All firefighters are accounted for. [STL819]. 4:04p.m.

    · STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a 1st Alarm for a fire is a Warehouse at 11th and Spruce. Pumper 2 reports a fire in the basement. 1 line off. [STL819]. 4:12p.m.

    · STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's 1st Alarm Warehouse fire at 11th and Spruce. Pumper 2 reports the fire is confined to 1 beam in the basement of a 6-story Warehouse and is under control. [STL819]. 4:16p.m.

    · STLFN: FRANKLIN Co., MO: Boles FPD has a 2nd Alarm house fire on Robertsville Road. No address given on response. NFI ATT. [STL819]. 4:18p.m.

    · BYRAM TWP. (SUSSEX Co.), NJ: 2nd Alarm Equiv. 11 Birch Trail. Heavy fire in a private dwelling, Several M/A Co.'s to scene. [EAN STAFF/100]. 4:30p.m.

    · 2nd Alarm - LAWRENCE, MA: on Merrimack Street. Fire in a Mill-type building. Heavy smoke condition in the building. *154.445* [TAC9-C461]. 5:56p.m.

    · 3rd Alarm - LAWRENCE, MA: 360 Merrimack Street. Fire in a 4-story Mill-type building. Heavy smoke condition in the building. Sprinklers operating. *154.445* C66 [TAC9-C461]. 5:58p.m.

    · Update - 3rd Alarm - LAWRENCE, MA: 360 Merrimack Street. Fire in a 4-story brick Mill-type building approx 100x800. Request for extra Engine & Ladder. Companies have water on the fire. C32/C422 [TAC9-C461]. 6:50a.m.

    · STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a house fire in the 5900 block of Julian x Oakley. Smoke showing from a 2-story brick. One line off. PUMPERS: 13, 30, 24, BC805. [STL810]. 7:07p.m.

    · STLFN: ST. LOUIS Co., MO: Moline FPD has a 1st Alarm house fire at 10533 Earl Dr x Duchess. Believed to be a basement fire. ENG: 4610, 4910, 4920 & a Christian Hospital AMB. [STL810]. 7:11p.m.

    · STLFN: ST. LOUIS Co., MO: Moline FPD has a **2nd Alarm** house fire at 10533 Earl Dr x Baroness. At least two lines on the fire & a Supply line laid. Companies: 3712, 3020, 4210 on the Deuce. [STL810]. 7:23p.m.

    · BALTIMORE Co., MD: Haz-Mat: 1419 Winter Park Cr. Command reporting a possible Meth Lab Operation with multiple types of Chemicals stored in the refrigerator. Crews entering at this time. [(Nxtl Nick) MFN-1]. 8:24p.m.

    · STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: STLFD *1st Alarm* with report of persons trapped @ 3740 Ohio x Winnebago. Heavy fire in a 2-story brick building. 1 line off. PUMPERS: 1-4-32-14, HL4, BC804 & 806, SQD-2, DC810. [STL899]. 8:35p.m.

    · STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: Update - STLFD's *1st Alarm* @ 3740 Ohio x Winnebago. 2-story brick building. 2 lines off. Fire is under control. Primary search is negative. [STL899]. 8:48p.m.

    · BRONX, NY: 75-2380 at 873 Caldwell Ave near E161 St. Fire on the 3rd floor of a multiple dwelling 40x60, 3-story. 2 lines stretched, 1 operating. L42 FAST. [MNS-317]. 8:54p.m.

    · NASHVILLE, TN: 2nd Alarm *1st & Peabody. Nashville Thermal Transfer Plant, supply most of heat/cooling power for downtown. 2nd Alarm Companies to lay out 5” Supply lines. (Ron H.) [HNAN/RD1]. 9:10p.m.

    · NASHVILLE, TN: 3rd Alarm at 1st & Peabody. Nashville Thermal Transfer Plant. Building evacuated. Defensive operations only – fully involved. May become a multi-day operation due to amount of trash in building. (Ron H.) [HNAN/BillD]. 10:05p.m.

    · RICHMOND Co., VA: MVA with entrapment – FATAL at Historyland Hwy & Mulberry Road. 3 transports via ground. E2, Med’s 8, 10, 11. [VFN106]. 9:56p.m.

    · MANHATTAN, NY: 75-836 at 695 9th Ave x 48th St. Fire on the ground floor of a 5-story 75x50 building. [MNS-154]. 10:06p.m.

    · READING, PA: Working fire at 136 Pear St. Fully involved dwelling. [PA33//EAN10]. 10:32p.m.

    · FORT DIX (BURLINGTON Co.), NJ: *Brush fire* due to training, there are fires from Ranges 30 thru 38. Unable to get to fires until morning. Heavy smoke in area. Numerous calls coming in to Ocean County. [EAN216]. 11:08p.m.

    · GARDNER, KS: (JOHNSON Co. RURAL DIST. #2) *2nd Alarm* @ 199th Street & I-35, “Olathe RV Sales.” Reported as a 1-story Commercial building – fully involved with fire thru the roof. Exposure to Propane & other RV’s. Olathe & Lake Quivera are M/A. [KCFN-02]. 11:17p.m.

    · CIFN: SALEM (MARION Co.), IL: Salem FD is working a Mobile home fire next to 3205 Gershen Rd. Mobile home is well involved with flames showing. [CIFN*2]. 11:59p.m.


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    Youngstown: W/F 336 Braeden. Cos: Eng 2, 3, 7, Lad 24, Squad 33, BN 1, 2. BN 2 reports fully involved house fire with exposure problems. Lad 24 up & flowing. Eng 12, & 15 S/C'd. YMFPA/FPO/258/D323 ©

    - 0303
    Cleveland: W/F East 124 & Wade Park. BN 6 reports a fire in a 2.5 sty house. 3 Engines, 2 Ladders, Squad 3, & BN 6. FPO/D700 ©

    - 0608
    Columbus: W/F 423 South Hague Ave. Cos: Eng 17, 192 (Franklin Twp), Lad 12, Res17cuE, Med 17, BN 5. 2.5 sty house. RIC: Eng 12, Med 195, EMS 15, SO 2. CPD & Arson S/C'd. FPO/D284 ©

    - 0613
    Columbus: W/F 423 South Hague Ave. BN 5 (Hacket) has command. Med 195 has a child soaked with gasoline. Air Supply S/C'd. Prevention 15, 18 enroute. FPO/D284 ©

    - 0636
    Columbus: W/F 423 South Hague Ave. There is a barricade situation in the rear of the structure. BN 5 is ordering all FFs out of the bldg. Fire K/D. Holding all companies. FPO/D284 ©

    - 1521
    Cleveland: W/F 1467 East 110. House fire. Cos: Eng 10, 22, Lad 10, Squad 3, & BN 6. Eng 30, Tactical Res5cuE - Workers. Lad 30 - RIT. AC 1 on the card. FPO/D703 ©

    - 1538
    Ashley (Delaware): MVA/PIN 6000 Block of Ashley Rd. Van rollover with pin. Cos: Eng 312, Res311cuE, Chief 312, DelCo Med 5, 6, EMS 462. S/C Tri-Twp Eng 334 & MedFlight. FPO/240/D703 ©

    - 1741
    Brookfield Twp (Trumbull): MVA/PIN SR 7 & Stewart Rd. 1 car rollover. 1 victim so far. Cos: Med 18, 181, Res18cuE. FPO/D323 ©

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


    1034 W/F MANCHESTER CONN 58 Birch St house fire

    1434 W/F STRATFORD CONN Orchard St & Housatonic Ave 2.5-story frame dwelling


    1622 2nd ALM MIDDLETOWN CONN 179 Bailey Rd house fire


    0133 W/F COVENTRY CONN 330 Evergreen Trail (Pine Lake Shores) cottage style dwelling well involved

    1614 W/F HARTFORD CONN Box 752 359 Garden St 4-story brick OMD - heavy fire floor #4 with initial reports of people trapped





    ADDRESS OF INCIDENT: 215 Odeon Street
    May 23
    Time: 2:32 AM
    Media Contact: District Chief George Hornback
    Phone: 352-2311

    Good morning, this is District 2 Fire Chief Gary Scott reporting on a 1-alarm fire which occurred at 215 Odeon Street at 2:32am on May 23, 2002. Fire companies were dispatched to a report of a building on fire. This address is located in the West End section of the city.

    Upon arrival, fire personnel confirmed a working fire in a 3-story brick multi-dwelling. There was smoke and fire coming from the 1st floor rear section of the building. Firefighters initiated an interior attack on the flames, along with a primary search for any occupants still remaining inside the structure. The fire in the 1st floor rear apartment was brought under control within a short period of time. The primary search confirmed all occupants were out of the building without injury. The fire and smoke damage was confined to the apartment of origin.

    A fire investigator was called to the scene to assist in the determination as to the cause of the fire. At this time, the cause is listed as undetermined pending further investigation. The estimated fire loss was set at $20,000. There was 1 adult displaced as a result of the fire. There were no injuries to civilians or firefighters at this incident.

    Fire personnel are still on the scene at the time of the report. There were 29 fire personnel utilized at this incident. Estimated time on the scene is 3 hours.

    For further information regarding this incident contact District 1 Fire Chief George Hornback at 352-2311.


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



    On Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 1120 hours, (11:20 a.m.), six companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, seven LAFD Rescue Ambulances, one helicopter, and Urban Search and Rescue 88, under the direction of Battalion Commander Robert Willcox, responded to Physical Rescue Traffic Accident at 6863 North Woodley Avenue in the Van Nuys Area. First units on the scene reported a two-vehicle collision between a mini-van and an SUV, with three adults trapped in the mini-van and one adult trapped in the SUV. Firefighters and Paramedics using the “jaws of life” extricated the four victims and all were listed in critical condition. Additional victims were two adult, two teens and one child (minor injuries). Rescue Ambulances transported to Northridge-Sherman Way, Valley Presbyterian, Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center (Air Ambulance), Providence Holy Cross, and Northridge-Roscoe. The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.



    On Thursday, May 23, 2002, at 1701 hours, (5:01 p.m.), fifteen companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, four Battalion Command Teams, two LAFD Rescue Ambulances, Transport 3, 2 Loaders, 2 Tenders, and other support units, under the direction of Assistant Chief Michael Fulmis, responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 3709 South Avalon Boulevard in the Newton area. First units on the scene reported a one-story, 50’ x 150’, commercial structure with fire and heavy smoke showing from the rear of the structure. Firefighters using handlines aggressively attacked the fire and confined it to a 50’ x 150’ storage area in the rear of “Jessica’s Carpet and Supplies” a carpet and flooring business, extinguishing the fire in thirty-five minutes. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is listed as under investigation. Fire damage was not available at the time of this report.


    James "Jim" R. Wells
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department
    200 North Main Street, Room OCD-E423
    Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

    Fax: (213) 485-2708
    LAFD E-Mail: jrw0585@lafd.lacity.org
    LAFD Website: http://www.lafd.org


    Manhatten, N.Y. 05/23/02 @ 23:00 hrs.

    Box 836
    address: 695 9th. Ave.
    between: West 47th. St. & West 48th. St.

    836 @ 22:54
    Engs. 54, 34, 26
    Lads. 4, 21
    Batt. 9
    Rescue Co. #1 assigned

    10 - 75 - 836 @ 22:56
    Ladder 35 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
    Eng. 23
    Squad Co. #18
    Batt. 8 Division 3

    Fire Building:
    5 Story Brick 75 x 50
    Surrounding Properties:
    Exp. #1: Is a Street
    Exp. #2: Is a Similar Type attach
    Exp. #3: Is unknown
    Exp. #4: Is a Street

    All - Hands:
    7 - 5 - 836 @ 22:58
    Batt. 9 reports, We have a fire in a ground floor store. 2 - lines are stretched. 1 - line stretched to the ground floor. 1 - line stretched to the floor above. The fire is Doubtful. Were using all - hands.

    @ 23:00
    Batt. 9: We have water on the fire. Trucks are "Opening Up" Primary searches are in progress. Still Doubtful.

    @ 23:05
    Batt. 9: Primary search of the 1st. floor still in progress. Primary search of the 2nd. floor and above is all negative. Fire is Still Doubtful.

    @ 23:10
    Special Call an add. Truck for relief purposes. Lad. 24 is s/c

    @ 23:20
    Batt. 9: Primary search of the fire floor is negative.
    Probably Will Hold.

    @ 23:34
    Batt. 9: Secondary searches on all floors are negative.
    Fire is UnderControl.




    for May 23rd:

    1971: 4 Alarms - Box#8348 - 11 Club Rd - Roland Park (North Baltimore) - Fire involved a large 2.5 story brick dwelling. (CHM1)

    1983: 5 Alarms + Special Call (4) Engines - Box#7425 - 238 N Franklintown Rd - West Baltimore - Fire involved the Super Wiping Cloth Company. (CHM1)

    1994: 2 Alarms - Box#879 - 1707hrs - 3921-3923 Park Heights Ave - Park Heights (Northwest Baltimore) - Fire involved (2) rowhouses, starting @ 3923 & spreading to 3921 - (1) firefighter & (1) civilian were injured - (Note: Companies with a "*" have since been disbanded) 1st alarm @ 1707hrs = E-52, E-40, E-13, E-8, *T-4*, T-10, Air Cascade-2, Medic-11, Medic-14, Medic-16, & BC-4 - 2nd alarm @ 1722hrs = E-6, E-21, E-36, E-20, T-6, *T-9*, *Aerial Tower-111*, Rescue-1, *BC-7*, & Shift Commander - Fire under control @ 1756hrs. (TGA)

    George T. Ehrman




    A wealth of information and Live Streaming Dispatch can be found at Central County FAO's webiste


    Mike [STL825]


    PHILADELPHIA, PA: "Tin Helmets Iron Men"

    A New Fire Book has come out and what a book it is. It is not like any other book you have every seen.. It is called " Tin Helmets Iron Men " by veteran Fire Photographer Bob Bartosz. For you old timers, Bob Bartosz was one of the first to come out with a Modern Day hard cover Fire Book back in 1971. It was called " Black & White and Red All Over " and within six months it was sold out and to this day it is in great demand and a great Collector's item. In fact if you can find one be prepared to pay in the mid three figure range to get a copy.

    Bob's new book "Tin Helmets Iron Men" looks like it will be a fast sell out also. It is printed in a very Limited Edition. It is a hard cover book with 216 pages of some of the greatest fire photos and stories you have every seen. It is based on the Philadelphia Fire Department during the 1950's thru the 1970's in which their members wore the Cairns Aluminum Helmets. All the photos are in black and white and are not the typical fire photos. As you will see when you get your copy.

    The Introduction of the book is written by former Fire Commissioner and Chief of the Department William C. Richmond. Some of Commissioner Richmond's quotes "In Tin Helmets Iron Men, Bob Bartosz has graphically captured an era in the Philadelphia Fire Department's History that was both exciting and challenging for fire fighters. It promises to be the same for the readers who follow this story. His outstanding photographs taken with a genuine feel for what the fire fighters life is really like. A marvelous portrayal of the dramatic and often tragic experiences of those men who wore the Tin Helmets. He preserves, for all times, a graphic record of a truly memorable age in firefighting as it was experienced in Philadelphia. It is a photographic time capsule that gives us a fascinating look at the past as shown through the talented lens of a working photographer who captured more than just a picture. He takes the reader right out onto the street and along side those heroic individuals who made up his subject. Bob Bartosz has been taking fire photos for over fifty years and still can be seen on the fire grounds.

    Also included in "Tin Helmets Iron Men" are various apparatus photos of some of Philadelphia's greatest pieces of equipment, such as their 125 foot Snorkel, the Fire Bird. Plus the famous Giant Deluge, SS 99 at work. And Marine Units at work. Along with a photo of Engine Co. 6's Ford/Hahn 1954 750 GPM pumper at work. This pumper is now owned by a SPAAMFAA member from Philadelphia and can be seen at various events and parades. "Tin Helmets Iron Men" also has some very interesting stories, especially the one about the Captain from Engine Co. 24. A mystery that was solved after 29 years. Also a great human interest story about Little Milty of the Second Alarmers. This story will get you.

    The book is in very Limited Edition and will surely be gone fast. I would suggest you order your copy now or you may miss out on it. And when they are gone--they are gone.

    You may contact Bob Bartosz at P.O. Box 226 Wenonah N.J. 08090. USA. The book is selling for $49.95 and $5.00 shipping USA. Canada $9.00** UK $12.00*** (N.J. residents add 6% Sales Tax--$2.70). Please make you check or money order payable to Bob Bartosz.

    I received my copy awhile back - It's a wonderful book... very impressive and it's not like any other fire related book I've seen... this one's better!! You've got to see it to believe it. Order your book today before they're gone! You won't be disappointed.


    Paul Brown
    WOF Report


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