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Monday, June 24, 2002

Working fire ENFIELD, CT: 8 Autumn Drive. Reported car fire inside of a attached garage. CT80 [TAC9-C20]. 12:22a.m.

STLFN: WRIGHT CITY (WARREN Co.), MO: Update - Wright City FPDs ***Fatal MVA*** W/B I-70 near the rest stop west of Wright City: It involved a car vs. 18-wheeler. The truck burst into flames, 2 people DOA. The truck was carrying furniture and totally burnt up. W/B I-70 shut down and will be most of the night for clean up. St Charles Co. Dept's assisted: 9813, 8933, 9833 & 9803. Those Co.'s have returned, and Command is slowly returning other Co.'s. *FINAL* [STL388]. 1:32a.m.

MVA ENFIELD, CT: I-91 South Exit 46 Ramp: Extrication in progress. 2nd Heavy Rescue and multiple Ambulances to the scene for several victims involved. *33.84/453.200* [TAC9-C09]. 1:50a.m.

2nd Alarm on arrival: HAMPTON, NH: Box 136 at The Moulton Hotel, 11 A St. OIC reports heavy fire showing M/A to work & cover. *154.145* [TAC9-C101]. 3:43a.m.

DETROIT, MI: (12:46hrs EDT) 3rd Alarm: Occupied Apartment building at 21400 W. 7 Mile. 3 EMS Units responded. 5 patients sent to the hospital, 1 critical. Possible firebombing. (FNNM-600>69). 5:18a.m.

KANSAS CITY, MO: Working fire @ 10802 Bennington x 108th Street. Heavy fire showing form a dwelling. CAR107, P36, P42, Q28, Q41, R11, R9. [KCFN-02]. 5:20a.m.

Working fire - SAUGUS, MA: 590 Lincoln Ave. House fire with smoke showing on arrival. Co.'s stretching lines - basement fire. *159.645* [TAC9-C30]. 6:24a.m.

2nd Alarm - SAUGUS, MA: 590 Lincoln Ave near Palmer Ave. House fire. *159.645* [TAC9-C30]. 6:28a.m.

MOONACHIE (BERGEN Co.), NJ: **2nd Alarm** on Moonachie Ave. Fire in the Coca-Cola Plant. M/A to the scene. [MFR * EAN301]. 7:31a.m.

STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: Update - STLFD's late Sunday night *Fatal* Still Alarm @ 1812 S. Tucker. A 37 year-old man died as a result of the fire. He was found on couch with food cooking on stove. [STL819/899]. 8:13a.m.

STLFN: (Overnite - 0208hrs): ST.LOUIS, MO: STLFD had a *1st Alarm* @ 1918 Garden St. Companies had fire in a 2-story brick building. At least 2 lines off. [STL899]. 9:53a.m.

STLFN: ST.LOUIS Co., MO: Metro-West FPD *2nd Alarm* on arrival @ 260 Old State Rd. Commercial building - heavy fire/smoke showing. Reports of explosive chemicals in building. [STL899]. 10:07a.m.

STLFN: ST.LOUIS Co., MO: Metro-West FPD *3rd Alarm* @ 260 Old State Rd. Commercial building - heavy fire/smoke showing. Reports of explosive chemicals in building. [STL899]. 10:09a.m.

All Companies working BOSTON, MA: Box 1671 at 68 West Newton St. Ladder 17 reports fire in the basement. Companies charging lines. C50 *483.1875* [TAC9-C33]. 10:15a.m.

STLFN: ST.LOUIS Co., MO: Metro-West FPD *4th Alarm* b/o Metro-West Command @ 260 Old State Rd. Commercial building - heavy fire/smoke showing. Reports of explosive chemicals in building. [STL899]. 10:15a.m.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN: 2-2 Alarm Box 222D at 3123 Holmes Ave S. Occupied 4-story frame/brick facade Apartment building with fire in 2 units. 2 lines in operation. 1 Firefighter injured. [TC7401].KN. 10:19a.m.

2nd Alarm BOSTON, MA: Box 1671 at 68 West Newton St. b/o CAR 4. Heavy fire showing from the rear of the building. C50 C519 *483.1875* [TAC9-C33]. 10:26a.m.

Update - MINNEAPOLIS, MN: 2-2 Alarm - Box 222D at 3123 Holmes Ave S. IC reports fire on top floor has extended to cockloft. Additional line and Truck Co. to fire floor to attack fire. Truck crews opening roof. [TC7401].KN. 10:26a.m.

STLFN: ST.LOUIS Co., MO: Update: Metro-West FPD's *4th Alarm* @ 260 Old State Rd. Fire is at the "Goad Company." A large commercial building. Move-ups have been made. [STL899]. 10:26a.m.

Update - MINNEAPOLIS, MN: Now 3-3 Alarm Box 222D at 3123 Holmes Ave S. Heavy fire thru-out cockloft venting thru vent cuts. Roof spongy, crews ordered of roof. [TC7401].KN. 10:30a.m.

Update 2nd Alarm BOSTON, MA: Box 1671 at 68 West Newton St. Fire in 4-story brick. Unknown size-up. Heavy fire conditions in rear of building. Additional EMS to scene. DWH *483.1875* C50/519/461 [TAC9-C33]. 10:33a.m.

STLFN: ST.LOUIS Co., MO: Update: Metro-West FPD's *4th Alarm* @ Goad Co., 260 Old State Rd. near Manchester Rd. S/C for additional equipment for rehab. Additional Move-ups made. [STL899]. 10:49a.m.

STLFN: ELLISVILLE (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Metro-West FPD *5th Alarm* @ Goad Co., 260 Old State Rd near Manchester Rd. Commercial building fire. Reports of explosive chemicals inside. [STL899]. 11:02a.m.

Update - MINNEAPOLIS, MN: 3-3 Alarm Box 222D at 3123 Holmes Ave So. Interior attack continues on fire in cockloft. Crews pulling ceilings & hitting fire. 4 lines in operation on fire floor. Roof has been evacuated. Fire is still visible in sector B. [TC7401].KN. 11:03p.m.

STLFN: ELLISVILLE (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update: Metro-West FPDs *5th Alarm* @ Goad Co., 260 Old State Rd. by orders of Command all Units to evacuate the building immediately!! [STL899]. 11:06a.m.

Update MINNEAPOLIS, MN: 3-3 Alarm Box 222D at 3123 Holmes Ave S. St Paul FD Mutual Aid with 2 Engines & 1 Truck for Station cover. 60 minute MARC par check affirm. Interior Section reports rear stairs blocked, wants extension Ladder outside for egress. [TC7401].KN. 11:23a.m.

STLFN: ELLISVILLE (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update: Metro-West FPD *5th Alarm* @ Goad Co., 260 Old State Rd. Large 1 & 2-story Warehouse 100x200. Smoke venting from roof. Co.'s appear to be making progress. [STL899]. 11:23a.m.

STLFN: ELLISVILLE (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Update - Metro West FPDs *5th Alarm* @ Goad Co., 260 Old State Rd. Fire Move-ups: 8730 to Metro West House 4, St. Charles County AMBO Medic 7 to Chesterfield House 1; Jefferson Co. AMBO 6817 to Metro-West House 2. [STL388]. 11:26a.m.

Update MINNEAPOLIS, MN: 3-3 Alarm Box 222D: IC reports bulk of fire is knocked down. Crews are overhauling, hitting hot spots & checking for further extension. All Co.s working. [TC7401].KN. 11:29a.m.

STLFN: ELLISVILLE (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update: Metro-West FPD *5th Alarm* @ 260 Old State Rd. Metro-West Firefighter down with heat exhaustion - being transported. Task Force formed for Move-up to Central Co. FAO. Heat Index = 93 degrees. [STL899]. 11:47a.m.

STLFN: ELLISVILLE (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update: Metro-West FPDs *5th Alarm* @ 260 Old State Rd. Still some black smoke venting from roof of warehouse. Most fire appears to be knocked down. [STL899]. 11:48a.m.

MVA PLYMOUTH, MA: White Horse Rd at Vine Brook Rd. 1045C2++ CPR in progress being transported to Jordan Hospital. C15 *154.430* [TAC9-C30]. 12:33p.m.

*Breaking News* PROVIDENCE, RI: Mayor Vincent Cianci has been found guilty on 1 count of racketeering. Not guilty on all other counts, except the counts involving the University Club. Jury is hung on those counts. [TAC9-C51]. 12:34p.m.

Working fire - WEST WARWICK, RI: on Robert St. Fire in a 5-story brick. Fire in 1 Apartment building. Fire knocked down & PWH. *154.430* [TAC9-C319]. 12:36p.m.

BROOKLYN, NY: 22-813 *2nd Alarm* at 235 Shaeffer St. x Knickerbocker. Heavy fire on the top floor & thru the roof of 3-story frame private dwelling 20x40. Fire in the shaft & extension to exposure 2 & 4. [MNS342]. 12:53p.m.

BROOKLYN, NY: 33-813 *3rd Alarm* at 235 Shaeffer St. x Knickerbocker. Heavy fire on the top floor & thru the roof of 3-story attached frame private dwelling 25x50. Fire in the shaft & extended to exposure 2 & 4. [MNS342]. 12:54p.m.

Working fire SMITHFIELD, RI: on Rt.7 at Bryant College. Fire on floor 2. *154.115* C28 [TAC9-C319]. 12:54p.m.

Update BROOKLYN, NY: 33-813 *3rd Alarm* at 235 Shaeffer St x Knickerbocker. Heavy fire in the shaft/thru roof of 3-story attached frame private dwelling 25x50 with extension to exposure 2 & 4. L135 original FAST Truck being put to work as TL. L111 now FAST. An additional Tower Ladder special called. [MNS342]. 1:02p.m.

RIDGEFIELD (BERGEN Co.), NJ: **2nd Alarm** on Norman Rd. Fire in a unknown type dwelling. Heavy smoke condition. [MFR301/EAN503]. 1:02p.m.

Update RIDGEFIELD (BERGEN Co.), NJ: **2nd Alarm** location is 754 Norman Ave. M/A to scene & cover. [EAN503]. 1:03p.m.

Final Update: BROOKLYN, NY: 33-813 *3rd Alarm* at 235 Shaeffer St. x Knickerbocker. Heavy fire in three 3-story attached frame private dwellings 25x50. D15 reports fire is PWH. CAR 1 (FIRE COMM en-route). [MNS342]. 1:31p.m.

Update - MVA - PLYMOUTH, MA: White Horse Road at Vine Brook Road: (1) 10-45 Code 1 (DOA) on scene. Request for Photo/Recon. Road is closed. *154.430* C30/C15 O/S [TAC9-C461]. 1:32p.m.

Incident Update: ARIZONA WILDFIRE - Rodeo/Chediski Fire now merged into 332,000+ acres with 200+ buildings lost in various areas. 1200+ Firefighters from around AZ, US & Puerto Rico on scene. 3rd Type1 Management Team en-route. Fire remains away from Show Low, AZ. Reported 1 Firefighter with minor burns to date. [ICP904]. 1:34p.m.

BROOKLYN, NY: 44-813 *4th Alarm for relief purposes* at 235 Schaeffer St x Knickerbocker. Fire in three 3-story attached frame private dwellings 25x50. CAR 4D reports fire is under control. All 4th all Co.s to staging area @ Wilson Ave x Schaeffer. [MNS342]. 1:42p.m.

AURORA, CO: 2nd Alarm at the Radio Shack Store at Hampden & Chambers. Heavy smoke showing. /072, 387/ [MNN-001]. 1:43p.m.

STLFN: ELLISVILLE (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update - Metro-West FPDs *5th Alarm* @ 260 Old State Rd. S/C for 3 additional AMBO's to the staging area. Companies still overhauling & hitting hot spots. Heat index is 95 degrees. [STL899]. 2:13p.m.

STLFN: ELLISVILLE (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update: Metro-West FPDs *5th Alarm* @ 260 Old State Rd. S/C additional equipment to the staging area. Unconfirmed reports of more heat exhaustion victims. [STL899]. 2:19p.m.

*Breaking News Update* PROVIDENCE RI, Mayor Vincent Cianci was convicted on 1 count of racketeering, not guilty on 8 counts and no verdict on 2 other counts. [TAC9-C51]. 2:24p.m.

*Breaking News Update* PROVIDENCE, RI: Frank Corrente Aide to Mayor Cianci convicted on 7 counts of racketeering, extortion and bribery. Not guilty on 9 additional counts. Richard Autillo was guilty on 3 counts and not guilty on 4 others. [TAC9-C51]. 2:26p.m.

STLFN: ST.CLAIR Co., IL: Camp Jackson FD is on scene of a Commercial structure fire @ DNS Automotive on Camp Jackson Rd. Prairie DuPont and Alorton FD responded M/A. Move-ups being made. (STL 835). 4:08p.m.

STLFN: ST. CLAIR Co., IL: Update on Camp Jackson FDs working fire @ DNS Automotive (corrected address) 2626 Camp Jackson Rd. Columbia FD has responded M/A with a Pumper. (STL 835). 4:23p.m.

STLFN: ST.CLAIR Co., IL: Camp Jackson FD *2nd Alarm Equiv.* @ DNS Automotive, 2626 Camp Jackson Rd. S/C for 1 Pumper from Villa Hills FD. [STL835/899]. 4:25p.m.

JERSEY CITY, NJ: 2-2-114 on arrival - now a 3rd Alarm at 30 Hudson St. Top floor well involved of a Hi-rise occupied multiple dwelling under construction. [EAN800/318/10]. 4:37p.m.

STLFN: ST. CLAIR Co., IL: Update on Camp Jackson FD *2nd Alarm Equiv* @ DNS Automotive, 2626 Camp Jackson Rd. S/C for Tankers from Columbia and Millstadt FD's. (STL 835). 4:39p.m.

STLFN: ST. CLAIR Co., IL: Update on Camp Jackson FDs *2nd Alarm Equiv.* @ DNS Automotive @ 2626 Camp Jackson Rd. Dupo FD now responding M/A with @ 1000gpm Pumper. Building seems to be heavily involved in fire. (STL 835). 4:47p.m.

JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: 4-4-114 *4th Alarm* at 30 Hudson St. Fire top floor of a 30-story high-rise multiple dwelling under construction. Still have water/access problems. [MNS342]. 4:57p.m.

STLFN: CENTREVILLE (ST. CLAIR Co.), IL: Camp Jackson FD *3rd Alarm @ DNS Automotive, 2626 Camp Jackson Rd. 2 Tankers and 2 Pumpers are responding on the 3rd Alarm. Bulk of the fire is knocked down. Companies still trying to contain small hotspots. [STL835]. 5:03p.m.

Update - JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: 4-4-114 *4th Alarm* at 30 Hudson St. Fire top floor of a 30-story High-rise multiple dwelling under construction. 2 additional Engines over the 4th Alarm. S/C to bring in 2.5 rollups & spare bottles. [MNS342]. 5:05p.m.

STLFN: CENTREVILLE (ST. CLAIR Co.), IL: Update on Camp Jackson FDs *3rd Alarm Equiv* @ DNS Automotive, 2626 Camp Jackson Rd. Here is a rundown of the equipment @ the scene: 10 Pumpers, 2 Ladder Trucks, 5 Tankers and about 70 Firefighters are on the scene battling the blaze. (STL 835). 5:12p.m.

NEW LENOX, IL: 2-11 Alarm @ 2616 Suffolk. Fire in single-family dwelling. (2nd Alarm is for heat in the area). [CHGO-03] (C). 5:33p.m.

QUEENS, NY: 22-1098 *2nd Alarm* at 13-82 Beach Channel Dr. x Nameoke Ave. Fire in a 2.5-story frame private dwelling 20x40 fully involved. B58 arriving requested a 2nd Alarm for "relief purposes." Fire not under control. D13 wants 2nd Alarm transmitted & decide on Special Units on arrival. [MNS342]. 5:41p.m.

JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: 5-5-114 *5th Alarm* at 30 Hudson St. Fire top floor of a 30-story High-rise multiple dwelling under construction. Filling out the 5th Alarm assignment (2Engines/1Truck] due to heat, water & access problems. [MNS342]. 5:43p.m.

Update QUEENS, NY: 22-1098 *2nd Alarm* at 13-82 Beach Channel Dr x Nameoke Ave. Fire in a 2.5-story frame private dwelling 20x40. D13 requests all Special Units on the 2nd Alarm to respond in (No longer a relief 2nd Alarm). Fire darkening down. 3 lines stretched operating. 2 Tower Ladders in operation. [MNS342]. 5:47p.m.

Update QUEENS, NY: 22-1098 *2nd Alarm* at 13-82 Beach Channel Dr x Nameoke Ave. Fire in a 2.5-sty frame private dwelling 20x40. D13 reports making progress, heavy fire knocked down. Searches delayed on top floor due to fire conditions. Still DWH. [MNS342]. 6:04p.m.

Update - JERSEY CITY, NJ: 5th Alarm - 30 Hudson St. Top several floors fully involved in a 30-story Hi-rise building under construction. Extension to an exposure building. Extensive M/A into Jersey City to work/cover. Several Firefighters injured. [EAN800/318/10]. 6:05p.m.

Motorcycle Accident - CHELMSFORD, MA: 235 Boston Rd. 23 year-old female unconscious. Medflight responding L/Z South Row School. *33.760* C32 [TAC9-C30]. 6:21p.m.

Update MCA - CHELMSFORD, MA: Patient transported to Lahey Clinic by ground. Medflight being diverted to that location. C32 [TAC9-C30]. 6:35p.m.

Final Update: QUEENS, NY: 22-1098 *2nd Alarm* at 13-82 Beach Channel Dr. x Nameoke Ave. Fire in a 2.5-story frame private dwelling 20x40. D13 reports fire is under control. Searches delayed on 2nd & 3rd floors due to heavy smoke. 1 Firefighter removed to hospital, 6 being evaluated. [MNS342]. 6:45p.m.

Working fire - BOSTON, MA: Box 3531 at 26 Greendale Road. Structure fire. Companies report fire showing on arrival. Charging lines. *483.1875* C15 [TAC9-C461]. 6:54p.m.

2nd Alarm - BOSTON, MA: Box 3531 at 23 Greendale Road. Structure fire. Companies report fire showing on arrival. Charging lines. *483.1875* C15 [TAC9-C461]. 6:56p.m.

Update - 2nd Alarm - BOSTON, MA: Box 36311 at 23 Greendale Road. Fire in a 3-story wood frame 30x40. Heavy fire on floor #2 extending. DWH. C101/C422/C87 [TAC9-C461]. 7:08p.m.

All Companies working - BRAINTREE, MA: Box 415 at 124 Louise Rd. Electrical fire in basement now knocked down. Holding all Co.'s. *483.5125* [TAC9-C30]. 7:27p.m.

Water Rescue: BRISTOL, NH: at Ayers Island Dam. Person in the water. M/A from new Hampton to the scene. *159.900* C32/C101 [TAC9-C30]. 8:11p.m.

STLFN: (from this evening) ST.CHARLES (ST.CHARLES Co.), MO: St. Charles FD had a working house fire @ 202 Friedens. Possible lightning strike to attic. 1 line off. Move-ups made. [vm/STL899]. 8:52p.m.

All Companies working - WESTON, MA: Box 4152 at 216 Westerly Rd. A pool house fire - now under control. Co.'s overhauling. *154.160* C20/C32 [TAC9-C30]. 9:33p.m.

STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a 1st Alarm for a fire in a building at Vandeventer and Page. Persons reportedly trapped. Pumper-17 reports smoke showing with a man in the window. BC805 reports 1 line off on a 2-story brick building. [STL819]. 10:47p.m.

STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD - 1st Alarm fire with people trapped - Page & Vandeventer. Fire in a 2-story brick building - believed to be four civilians inside the building. At least one line off so far. [STL810]. 10:47p.m.

STLFN: GRANITE CITY (MADISON Co.), IL: Granite City FD has a working structure fire in the 2100 block of Cleveland. At least two lines off and an Aerial device in operation. Fire has been in progress for 30 minutes. [STL810]. 10:49p.m.

STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's 1st Alarm at Vandeventer and Page. BC805 has a 2-story brick building and they have 4 victims. 2 Ambulances are on the scene and they need at least 1 more. PUMPERS: 17, 10, 29, 28, 26, HL15, BC805 & 801, SQUAD-2. [STL819]. 10:52p.m.

STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's 1st Alarm at Vandeventer and Page. DC810 reports primary search complete - conducting a secondary search. An additional Pumper has been dispatched. Pumper 8 for manpower. [STL819]. 11:08p.m.

All Companies Working PROVIDENCE, RI: Box 4152 at 114 Almy St. E3 has a 1 bay garage well involved. *151.220* [TAC9-C51]. 11:08p.m.

STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update - STLFD's 1st Alarm at Vandeventer and Page. DC810 reports secondary search negative. Move-ups by FAO: 22 to 10 and 5 to 17. [STL819]. 11:13p.m.

All Companies Working BROCKTON, MA: Box-3133 on North Montello Street. Reported fire exterior of a vacant pool building. Co.'s charging lines. *154.3100* C519 [TAC9-C20]. 11:49p.m.

Working fire BROCKTON, MA: Box-3133 on North Montello Street. Reported fire exterior of a vacant pool house now extended into the structure. Heavy smoke conditions. Additional lines being stretched. *154.3100* [TAC9-C20]. 11:59p.m.


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Columbus: Extra Company W/F Berkley & East Rich St. Fire blowing out rear windows of 2 sty double. Cos: Eng 15, 8, 3, Lad 15, 8 (Fire Fightin' 8's), Res2cuE, Med 15, BN 1, 6. RIC: Eng 2 (War Wagon), Med 4, EMS 14, SO 2. Eng 1 & Lad 2 S/C'd. FPO/D260

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Columbus: Extra Company W/F Berkley & East Rich St. Live wires down. Exposure problems. CPD & Arson S/C'd. Searches negative. FPO/D260

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Columbus: Extra Company W/F Berkley & East Rich St. BN 1 reports fire K/D. Holding all companies. FPO/D260

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Covington, KY (Kenton): (Delayed from 0320) W/F 615 Highland Ave. Cos: Pumper 1, Truck 1, Res 1, Ambo 1, Car 2. Smoke showing from 2 sty brk house. FPO/1002/D217

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Central Ohio JFD (Knox): W/F 2895 Larimore Rd in Centerburg. Cos: Eng 421, 422, Tank 424. S/C Engine & Tank from Hartford, Homer, Monroe Twp, Utica. FPO/240$/D223

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Central Ohio JFD (Knox): W/F 2895 Larimore Rd in Centerburg. House has been evacuated. Add Utica Med 9 to the card. FPO/240$/D223

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Mifflin Twp (Franklin): W/F 548 Peoria Ave. Cos: Eng 131, 134, Lad 131, Res121cuE (Plain Twp), BN 131. FPO/D276

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Mifflin Twp (Franklin): W/F 548 Peoria Ave. Add Jefferson Med 141 on the card. FPO/D276

- 2002
Mifflin Twp (Franklin): W/F 548 Peoria Ave. Searches negative. Red Cross S/C'd. Fire K/D. Holding all companies. FPO/D276


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


LOS ANGELES, CA:
MULTI-PATIENT TRAFFIC COLLISION:

On Monday, June 24, 2002 at 1451 hours three companies of Firefighters and six Rescue Ambulances under the direction of Battalion Commander Gary Clark responded to a multi-patient traffic collision at 5720 S. Crenshaw Boulevard in the Hyde Park area. First units on scene reported a four-car collision with six patients, four adults and two children. A seventy-year old male in full arrest was transported to Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center in critical condition. The remaining patients all with minor neck and back complaints were transported to Daniel Freeman/Inglewood, Centinela Hospital Medical Center and Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center. LAPD traffic Division will be investigating the cause of the collision.

REPORT PREPARED BY:

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


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6/24/02

Jersey City NJ (Hudson County) 5-5 + 114 30 Hudson Street

On Monday evening a day when the temperatures reached 92 degrees, the unthinkable unfolded during the evening commute. At 17:10 hrs Jersey City Fire Dispatch transmitted Signal Station 114 for a fire reported at 30 Hudson St. a 30 story residential hi-rise building under construction. Eng Co 2 first due of the box reported a smoke condition from the upper floors of a multi story hi-rise. Eng 2 really had no idea what was about to unfold. Eng 7 responding to the scene due to the 2nd & 3rd due companies on the original box were answering other calls, reported from across the city heavy smoke and fire from the roof of the building.

17:14 hrs the working fire assignment was sent to the scene and upon arrival Battalion Chief Piero transmitted a 2nd Alarm at 17:16 hrs. I was setting in my office on Park Ave & 41 Street in Manhattan and looked at my Breaking News pager and saw that there was a second alarm in Jersey City. I immediately thought its just a precautionary 2nd alarm. However, just as I was beginning to walk out to go to the fire, WABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News Chopper showed a live feed as "Breaking News out of Jersey City" a hi-rise fire. The roof of this building was fully involved. Actually, the wood molding for the penthouse suite was fully involved.

Upon arrival Tour Commander Deputy Chief Gallagher transmitted a 3rd alarm at 17:30 hrs. Units were making their way to the roof to size up the situation along with hooking up to the standpipes which were not in service, which proved to cause a serious problem. Hi-rise fires in our area has the extra sensitive touch since September 11 therefore, every news chopper in the area was flying in the airspace around the building, which caused a fanning effect on the fire. Battalion 1 Chief Piero made an urgent request to have all helicopters clear the area as the building was "vibrating". Car 3 Chief of Department Eggers requested Fire Dispatched to call NYPD aviation and have them put a request out to restrict the airspace surrounding the fire building. Car 3 at this time was advised due to the heat and humidity along with the fire conditions on the roof area of this building men were being "wiped out" a lot quicker than normal. Units were rotating up and down from the roof to the 25th floor where a rehab was set up.

Deputy Chief Gallagher still had command of the fire and ordered a 4th alarm along with an urgent request for Car 26 (Gong Club) at the same time this request is being made, I arrived at our quarters and to my surprise the overhead door was still open at 17:56 hrs . I entered to find several members preparing the canteen for the fire. I called fire dispatch and made them aware that we would be leaving quarters in a few minutes. I tried to fill every container and jug with either ice or cold water because I did know how long we would be there.

We arrived at the scene and were directed to setup in a parking lot near the command post. A collapse zone was setup as the stability of the fire building was in question. Units finally placed water on the fire and noticed a smoke condition coming from a similar building about a hundred feet away. (these are twin residential hi-rise buildings in reminisce of the twin towers however they were already under construction before the September 11 attacks).

At 18:39 a 5th alarm was requested by Deputy Chief Gallagher. Car 3 (COD) took several men standing bye as a fast team and preceded to the 2nd building to find source of the smoke condition. This fire seem to be small and handled with fire extinguishers.

At 18:45 hrs an additional 2 Eng & a Trk Co was requested above the 5th alarm. These buildings are no stranger to near disaster as several weeks ago during a spring storm a sky crane crashed down on 30th flr. This is the second time the penthouse was being built. A preliminary investigation from the Arson Investigation team deemed this fire to be suspicious. Units remained on the scene until 23:39 hours.


Marc C. Wallace
Chief
Gong Club Inc.
PO Box 213
Jersey City, NJ


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***BALTIMORE, MARYLAND FIRE HISTORY***

for June 24th:

1927: While responding to an emergency call, Municipal Ambulance #2, with Firemen William Davis & James Fitzgerald, E-11, as attendants, collided with a loaded 10 ton sand truck @ Linwood & Eastern Aves, Highlandtown (Southeast Baltimore) - The ambulance rolled over (4) times, was wrecked, & the firemen injured - As a result of the accident, the Fire Board ordered all exhaust whistles removed from the new ambulances - The use of a bell for a warning device was substituted. (TUH)

1955: 8 Alarms - 6-6-10-341 & 2-2-8556 - 1153hrs - 4501 N Charles St - Homeland (North Baltimore) - Fire involved the Loyola College Faculty House on the Evergreen Campus - The 60 year old tudor style 3 story woodframe dormitory was on fire on the upper floor & quickly burned through the roof - BC-9, John Penn, radioed for the 3rd alarm 3 minutes later - The students & teachers had vacated the premises several days before for summer vacation - The 5th alarm was sounded @ 1211hrs, a 6th alarm @ 1223hrs, & a 2nd alarm (8th alarm) from adjacent Box#8556 @ 1316hrs - Flames were leaping into the air, threatening to devour the odd looking, castle-like building - A blast blew Firefighter Walter Wright, E-18, over a bannister to the ground floor - Donald Stevens, T-7, & John Ferber, E-7, were found unconscious from the terrible smoke & dragged outside by rescuers - The entire north section of the top floor & roof was burned off before firefighters extinguished the roaring fire - Injured were BC Penn, Captain William Fritz, E-43, Firefighters Howard Bollinger, E-33, Raymond Parr, T-7, Henry Addicks, & John Fales, E-44, & James Miller, T-25 - E-13 collided with an automobile @ Keswick Rd & University Pkwy, but continued to the fire as there were no injuries. (CHM1*TUH)

1990: 2 Alarms + (3) Special Calls - Box#826 - 1909hrs - 654-660 Dumbarton Ave - Waverly (North Baltimore) - Fire involved (4) brick rowhouses, starting @ 656 - A 38 year old female civilian was treated in the Hyperbaric Chamber @ the University Of Maryland's Shock Trauma Center for smoke inhalation - (3) adults & (1) child were made homeless by this fire - (Note: Companies with a "*" have since been disbanded) 1st alarm @ 1909 = E-31, E-4, E-21, E-33, *T-7*, T-29, & *BC-9* (Now BC-4) - Working fire @ 1910hrs = AirFlex-2 (Now Air Cascade-2) & Medic-7 - Special call @ 1914hrs = *T-9* - Special call @ 1915hrs = Fire Investigation Bureau - 2nd alarm @ 1920hrs = *E-18*, E-44, E-43, *Aerial Tower-114* (Now E-42), T-25, T-16, Rescue-1, Medic-6, Medic-2, *BC-8*, & *DC-2* (Now Shift Commander) - Special call @ 1925hrs = EMS Super-3 - Fire under control 1944hrs - Transfers = E-6/E-31, *E-38*/E-21, *T-4*/*T-9*, T-3/*Aerial Tower-114*. (TGA)

1998: 2 Alarms - Box#8421 - 1632hrs - 25 E 21st St - Charles Village (North Of Downtown) - Fire involved an occupied brick rowhouse - 1st alarm @ 1632hrs = *E-19*, E-31, E-6, E-13, T-5, *T-7*, Air Cascade-2, Rescue-1, Medic-16, & BC-2 - 2nd alarm @ 1642hrs = E-23, *E-102 (Aerial Tower)* (Now T-2), T-15 from T-5, Fire Investigation Bureau-3, Fire Investigation Bureau-4, Field Communications Unit, Car-42 (Police Arson), Shift Commander, Medic-3, Safety Officer-2, & BC-5 - Fire under control @ 1654hrs - Transfers = E-2/*E-19*, E-4/E-31, T-15/T-5, T-3/T-15. (TGA)


George T. Ehrman
DC/BMD/E*23
chinman.gte@verizon.net


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