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    Post World Of Fire Report: 06-27-02

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    Thursday, June 27, 2002

    PHILADELPHIA, PA: Box 567 **3rd Alarm** 31st & Gerard Sts. BATT 3 reports he has a fire in a 1, 2, & 3-story 150 x 50 fully involved. Fire is very DWH. [EAN3305]. 12:41a.m.

    PHILADELPHIA, PA: **4th Alarm** Box 567 at 31st & Girard Streets. BATT 3's Aide reports by order of CAR 2 strike the 4th Alarm. Building is still fully involved. Had a collapse in the north side of the building. Chief of dept on scene. 4th Alarm Co.'s are to stage and also some Co.'s are to do ember patrols. Fire is still very DWH. [EAN3308/3305]. 12:58a.m.

    STLFN: ARNOLD (JEFFERSON Co.), MO: Rock Community FPD has a 1st Alarm house fire at Lonedell Road and West High View Drive. No information at this time other than an additional Pumper was dispatched. [STL819]. 1:00a.m.

    PHILADELPHIA, PA: Update **4th Alarm** Box 567 at 31st & Girard Streets. BATT 3's Aide reports by order of CAR 2 the fire is under control. Co.'s will be on scene an extended amount of time. Still have several Stang Guns in service hitting hot spots. [EAN 3308/3305]. 1:38a.m.

    WASHINGTON, DC: *2nd Alarm* 22nd & Nicholson St. SE. Heavy fire from a 2-story dwelling. (DC51). 2:15a.m.

    WASHINGTON, DC: Update - 2nd Alarm at 22nd & Nicholson St. SE. 2-story vacant frame heavily involved - now on the ground. Numerous Monitors operating & protecting exposures. Canteen & Rehab Units en-route. (DC2,51). 2:40a.m.

    STLFN: MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Maryland Heights FPD has 1st, 2nd and 3rd Alarms for an Apartment fire at 2134 Gallery Drive. No size-up heard but it went from original dispatch to 3rd Alarm in less that 5 minutes. Apparently they are having evacuation problems. Additional EMS Unit beyond the 3rd Alarm has been requested. [STL819]. 2:47a.m.

    ELIZABETH, NJ: 3rd Alarm - 316 Morris Ave. 2-story Commercial building - Fully involved. M/A to work/cover. [EAN44/10]. 2:58a.m.

    STLFN: MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Update on Maryland Heights FPDs 3rd Alarm Apartment fire at 2143 Gallery Drive. 2 additional EMS Units have been requested at the scene. [STL819]. 3:10a.m.

    STLFN: MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Maryland Heights FPD 4th Alarm Apartment house fire at 2143 Gallery Drive by orders of Command. [STL819]. 3:16a.m.

    STLFN: MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Update on Maryland Heights FPDs 4th Alarm at 2143 Gallery Drive. The Salvation Army Canteen will be on the scene ASAP. [STL819]. 3:24a.m.

    STLFN: MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Update on Maryland Heights FPDs 4th Alarm at 2143 Gallery Drive. An additional 2 Pumpers have been requested above the 4th Alarm. [STL819]. 4:05p.m.

    STLFN: ST.LOUIS Co., MO: Mehlville FPD *1st Alarm* @ 3362 Marbury x Patterson Rd. House - fully involved on arrival. At least 2 lines off. Supply lines laid. [STL899]. 5:21a.m.

    STLFN: MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update on MHFPD's 4th Alarm+ Apt fire @ 2143 Gallery. Heavy fire in 3-story/3-level occupied Apartment building with extension to exposure Apartment building. 2 Firefighters with heat exhaustion. Fire is under control. Long overhaul operations. [STL899]. 5:40a.m.

    MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update on MHFPD's 4th Alarm+ Apartment fire @ 2143 Gallery. Salvation Army Canteen reports 3-story/16-family frame "U" shaped Apartment building. 6-units burnt out. 34 Co.'s on scene. Fire under control. [vm-GM/STL899]. 5:46a.m.

    STLFN: ST.LOUIS Co., MO: Update - Mehlville FPD's *1st Alarm* @ 3362 Marbury x Patterson Rd. House fire. Mehlville command reports fire is under control. Move-ups made & utilities notified. *FINAL* [STL899]. 6:09a.m.

    ELIZABETH, NJ: 5th Alarm at 312 Morris Ave. Large 2-story Commercial building - fully involved + collapse. Extensive M/A to work/cover. [EAN44/10]. 7:24a.m.

    PRINCE GEORGES Co., MD: PI/MCI/MEDEVAC 5801 Allentown Rd. (Morningside). 14 injured in van accident. EMS Task Force & Helicopter requested. [DC2]. 7:50a.m.

    MVA - WILMINGTON, MA: Rte.93 North near Rte.129. 2 pinned. Jaws in use. Woburn R-1 M/A. Medflight responding L/Z at the scene. *154.2875* C32/C87/C327 [TAC9-C30]. 8:31a.m.

    Update - MVA - WILMINGTON, MA: Rte.93 North, south of Rte.129: Medflight to Boston Medical Center. Woburn Rescue 1 to MA General Hospital with Action ALS. *154.2875* C32/C87/C327 [TAC9-C30]. 9:00a.m.

    **5-5-5-5** It is with regret that we report confirmed death of FDNY member Capt. Michael A. Esposito of SQ-1 who made the Supreme Sacrifice on 9/11/01 @ MANHATTAN, NY: 55-8087 (WTC). May he rest in peace. [MNS-OFFICE]. 9:07a.m.

    2nd Alarm - TAUNTON, MA: 53 Tremont Street (Route 53) "Trucchi Supermarket." Reported ceiling collapse with several injuries. Request for an additional EMS. *453.70* C06/C15/C302 [TAC9-C461]. 9:33a.m.

    BROOKLYN, NY: BOX 2439, 2nd Alarm at 1840 Nostrand Ave., Fire in a 2-story 25x75 Commercial building. Request Tower Ladders on the 2nd Alarm. DWH. [EAN100]. 10:50a.m.

    BROOKLYN, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 2439 at 1840 Nostrand Ave @ Ave D. 3-brick 25x75 with fire 2nd floor. 2 lines run. DIV-15. [MNS=516*IAP] * 10:51a.m.

    Update BROOKLYN, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 2439 at 1840 Nostrand Ave @ Ave D: corrected to a 3-story brick 100x75 Commercial with 2-story set back. Fire 2nd & 3rd floors. BN-57 COM CORD, BN-33 SAFETY. S/C BN-43 BN-32. Co.s removed from building - exterior operations. DIV-15 [MNS=516*IAP] * 10:59a.m.

    Update BROOKLYN, NY: 2nd Alarm - Box 2439, 1840 Nostrand Ave. Heavy fire conditions. Withdrawing all members from the building & going to a strictly exterior attack. Searches will be delayed. Awaiting Tower Ladders, which will be put in operation on arrival. [EAN STAFF/100]. 11:00a.m.

    Update BROOKLYN, NY: 2nd Alarm Box 2439, 1840 Nostrand Ave: Heavy fire on the top floor set back of a 3-sty Commercial building. 2 Tower Ladders in operation with a 3rd being set up. Still an exterior attack & DWH. [EAN STAFF/100]. 11:14a.m.

    Update BROOKLYN, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 2439 at 1840 Nostrand Ave. 3-story brick 100x75 Commercial with 2-story setback. 3 Tower Ladders & 2 lines in operation. Conditions remain the same b/o CWTC CAR 4A. [MNS=516*IAP] * 11:24a.m.

    Update: BROOKLYN, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 2439 at 1840 Nostrand Ave. @ Ave D: correct size-up is a 3-story brick 25x75 Commercial with a 1-story 20ft setback. Fire 2nd floor. Tower Ladders opening up 2nd & 3rd floors. 2 lines in operation. Primary search negative in basement & 1st floor. PWH b/o CWTC CAR 4A [MNS=516*IAP] * 11:40a.m.

    Update BROOKLYN, NY: 2nd Alarm - Box 2539, 1840 Nostrand Ave. Major collapse of the fire building from 3rd to 2nd floor. Still using exterior attack. Fire is now under control. [EAN STAFF/100]. 11:58a.m.

    MVA CHICHESTER, NH: on Old Dover Rd at "Weathervane Restaurant." Multiple vehicle accident and reported entrapment. C603 [TAC9-C33]. 12:05p.m.

    SPRINGFIELD, IL: (1100hrs) General Alarm in the area of 15th 7 Matheny. 1.5-story frame house with smoke showing from top floor on arrival. 1 civilian with burns to the hands transported to Memorial Medical Center. S/C Metro Arson Squad. BATT-1, Engines: 1, 4,5, 10 & Truck 1 all worked. [CIFN-3]. 1:26p.m.

    DADE Co., FL: on Friday, June 28th at 10a.m. Miami-Dade FD will dedicate its only RED Fire Engine to the FDNY Firefighters who died on 9/11/01 at the WTC. 3 FDNY Firefighters will attend the ceremony. All other MDFD Engines are lime-green color. [GCFN01]. 1:37p.m.

    WATERFORD TWP. (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: **2nd Alarm** 831 Plymoth Dr. Co.'s have heavy fire in an unknown size dwelling. Several Tankers to scene. 2nd Alarms Co.'s en-route. Fire is DWH. [EAN 3308 3305]. 1:49p.m.

    WATERFORD TWP. (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: Update **2nd Alarm** at 831 Plymoth Dr. Fire is under control. Numerous M/A Companies to scene due to high temperature today. Co.'s will be on scene for an extended amount of time. [EAN3308 3305]. 2:34p.m.

    PATERSON (PASSAIC Co.), NJ: 2nd Alarm on the corner of Highland & Sparrow. Fire top floor of a 2.5-story frame dwelling - well involved. Setting up Ladder Pipe at this time. DWH [EAN301/100]. 2:56p.m.

    Working fire - HOLBROOK, MA: Box 55 at 69 Belcher Street. Companies report a basement fire in a dwelling. Request for EMS. *453.150* [TAC9-C461]. 3:04p.m.

    Update Working fire - HOLBROOK, MA: Box 55 at 69 Belcher Street. Request for a extra Engine from Braintree to the scene. C67/C105 [TAC9-C461]. 3:08p.m.

    PATERSON (PASSAIC Co.), NJ: 3rd Alarm, 114 Highland Ave. Fire top floor & cockloft of a large 3.5-story 30x60 frame occupied multiple dwelling. Main body of fire knocked down at this time. 3rd Alarm for manpower due to temperature - *mid 90's/humid* M/A for cover. Several Firefighters being treated for heat exhaustion. PWH. [EAN301 O/S 503/100]. 3:17p.m.

    2nd Alarm Equiv. HOLBROOK, MA: Box 55 at 69 Belcher Street. Fire in the basement. M/A from Braintree, Randolph, Abington, & Avon. *453.150* C67 [TAC9-C461]. 3:24p.m.

    Update - 2nd Alarm Equiv. HOLBROOK, MA: Box 55 at 69 Belcher Street. Fire in the basement. Request for an extra Engine to the scene. DWH. [TAC9-C461]. 3:37p.m.

    Update - 2nd Alarm Equiv+ HOLBROOK, MA: Box 55 at 69 Belcher Street. Fire in a large 2 & 3 story occupied multiple dwelling. Bulk of the fire is knocked down. Companies checking for extension. [TAC9-C461]. 3:57p.m.

    2nd Alarm HARTFORD, CT: 114 Woodland St. Elderly Hi-rise building. Transformer explosion. CT80/19 [TAC9-C33]. 5:06p.m.

    CAMDEN, NJ: 2nd Alarm at 511 Division St. Heavy fire in a Daycare Center with extension to a vacant building. [EAN3386/10]. 5:09p.m.

    2nd Alarm - WINTHROP, MA: 130 Bartlett Road. Fire in a 2.5-story wood frame dwelling. Companies charging lines. *483.6375* C32/C06/C302 [TAC9-C461]. 6:07p.m.

    Working fire - WALLINGFORD, CT: 924 Yale Ave. Fire in a 2.5-story wood frame. Fire in the rear. CT1056/CT80 [TAC9-C461]. 6:12p.m.

    2nd Alarm - WESTBORO, MA: Research Drive at "National Grid". M/A from Northboro, Southboro & Hopkinton. *46.08* [TAC9-C742]. 6:14p.m.

    MVA THOMPSON, CT: Thompson Speedway: Accident on the racetrack. Request for Lifeflight but unavailable now - request Lifestar. *33.90* C09 [TAC9-C32]. 6:14p.m.

    3rd Alarm - WESTBORO, MA: Research Drive at "National Grid. M/A from Northboro, Southboro & Hopkinton. *46.08* [TAC9-C742]. 6:14p.m.

    STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: STLFD *1st Alarm* at 6831 Magnolia. Heavy fire in a 1-story house. 1 line off. PUMPERS: 22-35-31-6-36(RIT), HL4, BC803/805, SQD-2. [STL899]. 6:25p.m.

    Update 3rd Alarm - WESTBORO, MA: Research Drive at "National Grid". 1-story 100x30 HVAC building. Result of lightning strike. Heavy smoke. Co.'s in defensive - setting up Ladder Pipes. *46.08* [TAC9-C742]. 6:31p.m.

    2nd Alarm - NEW LONDON, CT: on Main Street. "Union Plaza." Fire in a Commercial building. CT3751/CT80 [TAC9-C461]. 6:32p.m.

    STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: Update STLFDs *1st Alarm* 6831 Magnolia. Heavy fire in a 1-story house - 2 lines off &will hold. [STL899]. 6:32p.m.

    FRANKLIN Co., PA: (CO3 Greencastle) 1620 Buchanan Trail East. Working barn fire. [PA1]. 6:42p.m.

    Update 3rd Alarm - WESTBORO, MA: Research Drive at "National Grid". 1-story 100x30 HVAC building. Heavy smoke conditions. Co.'s re-entering building. DWH. *46.08* C742 O/S [TAC9-C742]. 6:55p.m.

    MENDHAM TWP. (MORRIS Co.), NJ: **2nd Alarm** on West Main St. Fire in the Mendham Elementary School. Reporting a roof and gym fire. [EAN301]. 7:15p.m.

    4th Alarm - WESTBORO, MA: Research Drive at "National Grid". 1-story 100x30 HVAC building. Co,'s making good progress. PWH. *46.08* C742 O/S [TAC9-C742]. 7:22p.m.

    MAPLEWOOD, NJ: 2nd Alarm on Van Ness Ter. House fire. M/A to work. [EAN44/10]. 7:36p.m.

    MVA ROCHESTER, NH: RTE.125 at Brock St. 2 car head-on. Jaws in use. Request Barrington FD with 2nd set of Jaws to the scene. *154.98* C101 C603 [TAC9-C32]. 7:45p.m.

    Update - MVA ROCHESTER, NH: RTE.125 by the Country Club. Multi injuries. 2 sets of Jaws in use. 2 Frisbee Ambo's, 2 AMR Ambo's & 1 Barrington AMBO working the scene. *154.98* C101 C603 [TAC9-C32]. 7:53p.m.

    FLORA (CLAY Co.), IL: (delayed) 4 vehicle MVA, (1 Semi-truck) East of Flora near Rt.45 & Rt.50. All lanes were shut down. Flora Rescue & Fire on scene. Air Evac on scene. [CIFN*2]. 8:13p.m.

    2nd Alarm TORONTO, CANADA: 3685 Lakeshore W. Lowrise Apartment b/o R435. TFN332 [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 9:19p.m.

    TORONTO, CANADA: 2-2 Update - 3685 Lakeshore W. Fire in 4-bedroom flophouse hotel. 1 civilian with smoke inhalation pickup 2-2 TFN332 [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 9:28p.m.

    All Companies working CHELMSFORD, MA: Wotton St. House fire from lightning strike. Fire in ceiling/walls. Co.'s opening up and running lines. *33.76* [TAC9-C32]. 9:28p.m.

    Working fire - BRIDGEPORT, CT: 31 Hubble St. 2-story wood frame with fire on floor 2. CT80/173 [TAC9-C30]. 9:47p.m.

    Incident Command -- PHOENIX, AZ -- 2nd Alarm Structure @ 3114 E. Danbury Road. Units on scene of a fully involved building behind an Antique Store. Defensive operations. [ICP-AZ,963]. 10:22p.m.

    EAST ST. LOUIS (ST.CLAIR Co.), IL: (2130hrs) ESTLFD had a Commercial structure fire at Pallet Recycling Co. 2100 Martin Luther King Blvd. Heavy smoke on arrival in a 100' x 200' 1-story brick. Companies: 424 & 425 responded. Quick knock down. Pallets & flatbed truck on fire inside building. Sprinkler system contained 50% of fire. Companies back in service @ 2300 hrs. [STL997]. 11:05p.m.

    Incident Command PHOENIX, AZ: 2nd Alarm Update @ 3114 E. Danbury Road: Units are still in the DEFENSIVE mode and have sounded EMERGENCY tones for a collapse hazard of the involved building. [ICP-AZ,963]. 11:06p.m.


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    - 0826
    Cardington (Morrow): W/F 2059 CR 25. Cos: Eng 23, Tank 29, Brush 12, Res21cuE, Chief 202. Fully involved barn fire. M/A Ashley & Mt. Gilead. Tank 14 S/C'd. Fire K/D. Holding all companies. FPO/240/D284

    - 1223
    Maple Heights (Cuyahoga): Extra Company MVA 5591 Warrensville Center Rd. Cos: Eng 1, Squad 2, 3. M/A Bedford Squad 18. FPO/D703

    - 1312
    Trotwood (Montgomery): (Delayed) MVA/PIN Hoover & SR 49. CareFlight S/C'd. Return to Miami Valley Hospital ER. FPO/D320

    - 1348
    Youngstown: W?/F 77 East Boston. Vacant structure. Cos: Eng 2, 9, 15, Lad 24, Squad 33, BN 1, 2. FPO/256/D703

    - 1515
    Bainbridge Twp (Geauga): W/F 16521 Haskins Rd. House fire. M/A Auburn Twp & Russell Twp. FPO/D703

    - 1545
    Central Twps (Madison): W/F 166 Maplewood Lane. Trailer Fire. Cos: Eng 295, 292, Tank 291, 294, Res291cuE, Med 280. S/C Tank 261 (Pleasant Valley), 330, T/L 367 (London), Chief 360. FPO/249/D223

    - 1839
    Green Twp (Ross): W/F on SR 159. Sta 700 on scene reporting fully involved daycare center. M/A Pickaway Twp & Union Twp. FPO/249$/D284

    - 1855
    Green Twp (Ross): W/F on SR 159. Chief 721 has command. FPO/249$/D284

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    Boise Idaho report

    June 19th
    -2116hrs - WF +1+1 - 11844 W. Gunsmoke St (West Boise) - Have 2 stry SFD w/ heavy fire in the rear & extended into 2nd floor.

    June 20th
    -2137hrs - WF - 1313 W Alturas St (North Boise) - Have a 1 stry SFD w/ room & Contents fire.

    June 22nd
    -0845hrs - MVA/MCI - EB I-84 @ MP71 (12 miles east of Boise) - A bus returning soldiers to Mountain Air Force Base slammed into a highway work truck - numerous pts taken to area Hospitals.

    June 24th
    -1350hrs - WF +1+1 - 2513 E. Gateway Dr (Columbia Village) - Have large 2 stry SFD w/ fire in crawl spaces & walls - 1-FF inj'd sent to ER. Temps 100*+.

    June 25th
    -1608hrs - 2nd alarm - 1205 S Pebble (South Boise) - Have 1 stry condo complex w/ 1 unit well off - Have 2-FF's to ER w/ heat exhaustion - Temps 102*. Just after this fire most 2nd alarm units from West Boise - responded on a 2nd fire that out to be a small electric fire.

    Boise Fire Department is researching standard operating procedures & manning/staffing of Rehab, Air & Light/Utility units. If you have any SOP's on this please send them to Chris Campbell @ 3440 Glenn St, Boise, ID 83705 or e-mail at below address.

    Chris Campbell


    Gary, Indiana Workers for 6/25 - 6/27

    2307- Still Alarm for a reported garage fire @811 Johnson, on arrival Eng-1 found heavy fire thru-out a 1 1/2 sty. ord. 2-lines led-out, roof opened. Eng-1, 8, Truck-1, Squad-2, Batt-8

    0010- Still Alarm for a fire @ 2243 W.10th pl. Eng-3 first due found fire blowing out the 2nd floor rear of a 2-sty. ord. 2-lines led-out, 1 smoke inhalation victim. Eng-3, 8, Truck-13, Squad-2, Batt-8

    0318- Still Alarm for a fire @2424 Mount, Trk-13 first due found a 1-sty. ord. fully involved, companies made an aggresive interior attack. 2 ff's removed from scene when partial wall collapsed, one suffered serious back injuries other with minor burns. Eng-3, 9, Truck-13, Squad-2, Batt-8




    MARYLAND HEIGHTS (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Maryland Heights FPDs 4th Alarm at 2143 Gallery Drive.

    Company Rundown:

    0224hrs - 1st Alarm - 2315 4402 4410 4417 4420 4426 5210 (West Overland)
    0227hrs - 4404 Responding
    0228hrs - 4417 on scene fire through the roof
    0230hrs - 2nd Alarm - 2220 2237 2242 3822 (Community), 4833 (Pattonville), 5217 (West Overland).
    0238hrs - 4403 Responding
    0242hrs - 3rd Alarm - 2202 2317 3830 (Community), 4125 (Hazlewood), 4810 (Pattonville), 5022 (Robertson).
    0254hrs - 2305 Responding
    0303hrs - 2247 4817 (Pattonville) Special Call
    0313hrs - 4th Alarm - 2250 2324 3537 2710 (Olivette), 4822 (Pattonville).
    0402hrs - 3342 2220 Special Call
    0727hrs - Alarm struck out. 2910 (Frontenac), 3514, 8730 (Cottleville) Moved up.

    Compiled by - Kevin Satkus


    Apparatus Dispatched on Maryland Heights 4th Alarm Fire at 2143 Gallery on 6/27/02

    This list is in 3 sequences. 1st list is the sequence of arrival; 2nd sequence is the Medic Units; 3rd sequence is Chiefs; 4th sequence is additional apparatus requested.

    1st: 4420,4410,4417,4426,2315,5210,3342,2230,2242,4833, 3822,2237, 4830,3810,4810,4125,5022.---17 units

    2nd: 2247,2317,3537,5217,4817,2237.---6 units

    3rd: 2202,2305,5200.---3 units

    4th: 2210,2324,4822,2220,2230,2250,3342,2710.---8 units

    Many thanks are in order to Ray Schlueter (Box 8 Club member - STLFN/STL819) for calling me at 3:15 a.m. for Canteen Service, after the 4th alarm was struck. My wife, Evelyn told me that Central County first called 20 minutes later. For your info, newly elected regular Box 8 member, Dennis Sullivan, joined me to provide the Canteen Service. He is one great "fire buff," & a hell of a worker. Over 300 drinks of ice water, powerade, coffee & hot chocolate, cookies, & raisins, were served to the firefighters-medics-chiefs of the 34 units, plus news media & apartment evacuees.

    Firefighters did a fantastic job, as usual, to stop the fire from spreading from the original 6 apartments to the remaining 18. Building was 3 story frame with apartments renting for $545 each. Management was housing burnt out residents in vacant unfurnished units.

    Compiled by Gene "Canteen Gene" Mueth



    COEUR D'ALENE, IDAHO - STRUCTURE FIRE IN PROGRESS. Coeur d'Alene fire fighters and mutual aid companies have just responded to a reported structure fire w/two burn pts at the Star Motel at 1526 Sherman Ave. Two pts transported with 75-80% second and third degree burns . Pts will be flown to Harbor View burn center in Seattle by fixed wing aircraft.

    Peter Vandall



    On Thursday, June 27, 2002 at 1058 Hours (10:58 AM PDT), eight Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, two LAFD Rescue Ambulances and two Battalion Officer Command Teams, all under the direction of Assistant Chief Curtis James responded to a Greater Alarm Structure Fire at 1749 West 43rd Street in the Southwest Los Angeles area. The first Company to arrive on scene reported heavy fire showing to the rear of a one-story single-family residence. Firefighters using handlines mounted a swift and decisive interior assault on the flames, which involved nearly half the home. Flames were quickly confined to the rearmost portion of the structure and attic, which contained dense storage. Firefighters extinguished the flames in just 23 minutes, and there were no injuries. Loss from the fire is estimated at $225,000 ($150,000 structure & $75,000 contents). Four residents of the involved structure, as well as two or more persons living in an adjacent dwelling which lost electrical service, were referred to the American Red Cross for placement assistance. The cause of the blaze is categorized as electrical and is attributed to wiring on the rear patio.

    Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    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: beh9593@lafd.lacity.org
    LAFD Website: http://www.lafd.org


    Manhatten, N.Y. 06/27/02 @ 23:00 hrs.
    Chelsea Section

    Box 569
    address: 210 West 16th. Street
    between: 7th. Ave. & 8th. Ave.

    569 @ 22:45
    Eng. 3, Squad 18, Eng. 14
    Lads. 12, 3
    Batt. 7

    10 - 75 - 569 @ 22:49
    Ladder 24 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
    Eng. 24
    Rescue Co. #1
    Batt. 6 Division 1

    Fire Building:
    5 Story Brick 75 x 100
    Surrounding Properties:
    Exp. #1: Is a Street
    Exp. #2: Is a 16 Story Multiple Dwelling
    Exp. #3: Is Unknown
    Exp. #4: Is a 5 Story Multiple Dwelling

    All - Hands:
    7 - 5 - 569 @ 22:52
    Squad Co. #1 is assigned

    Batt. 7 reports, Using all - hands for a fire on the 3rd. floor of a
    5 story occupied multiple dwelling. 2 - lines are stretched and
    operating. Fire's Doubtful

    @ 22:56
    Division 1: All visible fire knocked down.
    Searches are in progress.

    @ 23:01
    Division 1: Primary search of the fire apt. is negative,
    as well as the floor above. Probably Will Hold

    @ 23:04
    Division 1: Secondary search of the fire apt. is negative.
    Secondary search of the floor above is negative.

    @ 23:16
    Division 1: Fire is UnderControl.




    for June 27th:

    1906: 4-2's Box#31 & 4-2's Box#32 - 0932hrs - Calvert & Saratoga Sts - Downtown - Fire involved the 4 story brick Carriage & Toy Company - @ about 0920hrs, a passerby opened the outside door of Box#31, but did not pull the hook - E-4, 10 minutes later, responded to a verbal report of a fire @ the above location - Heavy black smoke was showing from the building & Lieutenant William E. Stewart sounded the 4-2's from Box#31 @ 0932hrs - An explosion of liquids in the varnishing room caused the factory to become an inferno in short order - City Hospital, directly across the street, was evacuated when the towering flames threatened to engulf it - Chief Engineer George W. Horton sounded the 4-2's from Box#32 @ 0944hrs - After several hours the fire was extinguished & only the bare walls were left standing - A cry arose from onlookers that the Department let the fire burn for 10 minutes before getting any water on it - Lieutenant Stewart insisted that his horses made a good run & that the delay came before a citizen ran into the firehouse to report the fire - He said that there was no truth that the Salvage Corp arrived before they did - A report in a newspaper the next day stated that Baltimore had not profited from the Great Fire of 1904 & that the delay of the Department in getting to the fire was cited, & the need of a High Pressure pipe line downtown was emphasized - The Fire Board answered that the alarm when received was answered with extra ordinary promptness, that undaunted heroism was displayed in getting out all the employees safely & getting the nearby City Hospital evacuated. (TUH)

    1921: E-49 was organized & placed in active service, temporarily in the quarters of E-16, @ the Commercial Wharf @ the Foot Of Broadway, Fells Point (Southeast Of Downtown) = General Order#60-21 - They received on loan from the U. S. Navy, Sub Chaser #428, converted by the Repair Shop to a Fireboat @ the cost of nearly $10,000 - It had a 110' wood hull, 15' beam, 6' draft, & 65 tons gross weight - The power equipment included (2) Standard 6 cylinder gasoline engines for propulsion & (2) Midwest 1400GPM centrifugal pumps driven by Van Blerk 6 cylinder gasoline engines - The Standard engines have a 240HP rating each - Firefighting equipment includes (2) Morse monitor pipes, a 30' crow's nest, chemical tanks of soda & acid type foam system, chemical hose, 2.5" hose & other equipment - On 12/16/1921, E-49 was relocated to the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Pier, Sugarhouse Wharf, Foot Of Benhill Ave, Curtis Bay (South Baltimore) = General Order#116-21 - On 6/15/1949, the fireboat became property of the Fire Department having been given as a gift by the U. S. Navy & was renamed "Cascade" - On 9/14/1956, E-49 received a new fireboat "Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr.", built by the RTC Shipbuilding Corporation, in Camden, New Jersey, @ the cost of $350,000 & it is notable for its maneuverability & operating efficiency - It is 103'8" in length, 21'8" in width, it has a draft of 11', & a speed of 15KPH - It is equipped with (2) Fairbanks-Morse diesel engines for propulsion - Each engine displaces 2,511 cubic inches & weighs 12,600lbs - It has a pumping capacity of 12,000GPM - It is equipped with (4) Morse Monitor pipes, including (1) on a 35' high water tower, & a 1250 gallon foam tank - It has (had) a crew of (9) - In 1958, E-49 relocated to the City Pier @ the Patapsco Sewerage Disposal Plant, Foot Of Asiatic Ave, Wagner's Point (South Baltimore) & again relocated on 8/3/1959 to a new steel 25'x75' building on the same property - On 12/1/1971 after both Anne Arundel County & The Maryland Port Authority refused to assume any part of the cost of operating the Department's fireboats, E-49, stationed @ Wagner's Point, was disbanded - After being shifted around to the remaining (3) fireboat stations over the years & as the result of more cuts to the Marine Division, the Fireboat "Mayor Thomas D'Alesandro, Jr", is in service as Fireboat-1, stationed @ Fort McHenry, Locust Point (South Baltimore), with a crew of (5). (WS*TUH*BCFD Marine Division*GTE)

    1964: 4 Alarms - Box#3422 - 6-12 E Preston St - Mount Royal (North Of Downtown) - Fire involved a 4 story apartment building & storefronts. (CHM1)

    1973: E-1 was relocated in the Station of T-11, 401 W North Ave, Mount Royal (Northwest Of Downtown) - This in effect fills the spot vacated a year ago by the disbanding of Hose Co#3 - @ the same time, The Box#414 Association's Coffee Wagon was shifted back to E-28's quarters. (TUH)

    1984: 9 Alarms + Special Call (8) Engines - 6-6-166 & 3-3-1621 - 1000 Fells St - Fells Point (Southeast Of Downtown) - Fire involved the 6 story brick vacant block square Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Tobacco Warehouse & flying brands set fire to the Belts Wharf Warehouse across the street. (CHM1*GTE)

    1988: Box#8628 - 1109hrs - Linden Ave & Druid Park Lake Dr - Druid Hill Park (Northwest Of Downtown) - While in a boat in Druid Lake, (2) occupants of a city boat fell into the water - (2) police officers jumped in & helped in rescuing (1) of the men - Firefighters later recovered the body of the other man - (Note: Companies with a "*" have since been disbanded) Rescue assignment @ 1109hrs = *E-25*, *Aerial Tower-111*, *T-9*, Rescue-1, Medic-16, & BC-4 - Special call @ 1117hrs = AirFlex-1 (Now Air Cascade-1), Scuba-1 & Scuba Team, & BCPD Helicopter "Foxtrot" - Special call @ 1124hrs = EMS Super-4. (TGA)

    1996: 2 Alarms - Box#8183 - 0115hrs - 4901 Belair Rd - Gardenville (Northeast Baltimore) - Fire burned out the rear of the Polar Bear Air Conditioning Repair Service - 1st alarm @ 0115hrs = E-54, E-27, E-42, E-56, T-30, T-26, & *BC-8* - 2nd alarm @ 0120hrs = *E-3*, E-33, T-29, BC-2, Medic-6, Medic-18, Air Cascade-2, Safety Officer-2, & Public Information Officer. (TGA)

    1996: 2 Alarms - Box#754 - 2340hrs - 2657-2663 W North Ave - Walbrook (Northwest Of Downtown) - Starting @ 2659, fire involved (4) 2 story brick rowhouses - Operations were complicated by the fact that the row of dwellings sat atop an embankment - Silent alarm @ 2340hrs = E-20, E-52, & T-18 - Fill out the box @ 2343hrs = E-13, E-36, T-10, Fire Investigation Bureau-3, Air Cascade-1, Medci-15, & *BC-7* (Now BC-5) - 2nd alarm @ 2345hrs = *E-1*, E-40, *T-13*, Safety Officer-2, & BC-3 - Fire under control @ 0007hrs - Transfers = *E-19*/E-13, E-21/E-52, T-3/T-10. (TGA)

    1997: 2 Alarms - Box#8931 - 2134hrs - 5030 Reisterstown Rd - Pimlico (Northwest Baltimore) - Fire involved trash in a large tractor trailer inside a a 2 story steel frame building @ a trash transfer station - Silent alarm @ 2134hrs = E-40, E-29, & T-12 - Fill out the box @ 2134hrs = E-45, E-52, T-27, Air Cascade-1, Fire Investigation Bureau-9, & *BC-7* (Now BC-5) - 2nd alarm @ 2229hrs = E-55 from E-40, E-44, T-18 from T-12, Rescue-1, BC-3, & Car-41 (Police Arson) - Fire under control @ 2327hrs - Transfers = E-55/E-29, E-55/E-40, *E-19*/E-29, T-18/T-12, T-23/T-12. (TGA)

    1998: 2 Alarms + (6) Special Calls - Box#4135 - 2256hrs - 5400 Force Rd - Sarril Gardens Apartments (Northeast Baltimore) - Fire involved several vacant apartment units - 1st alarm @ 2256hrs = *E-3*, E-54, E-42, Aerial Tower-124, T-30, T-20, & *BC-8* - Special call @ 2258hrs = Medic-6 - Special call @ 2300hrs = Air Cascade-2 - Special call @ 2302hrs = E-27 - Special call @ 2303hrs = BC-1 - Special call @ 2304hrs = Fire Investigation Bureau-5 - 2nd alarm @ 2307hrs = E-51, E-50, T-26, Rescue-1, Medic-10, EMS Super-5, Fire Investigation Bureau-10, & Safety Officer-2 - Special call @ 2335hrs = Shift Commander - Fire under control @ 2357hrs - Transfers = E-4/*E-3*, *E-24*/E-27, E-2/E-124 (Aerial Tower), T-3/T-30, BC-5/BC-2. (TGA)

    2000: 3 Alarms - Box#29-11 - 4718-4724 Delaware Ave - Pimlico (Northwest Baltimore) - Starting @ 4722, fire involved (4) 2 story brick rowhouses - 1st alarm @ 1457hrs = E-29, E-46, E-52, E-40, T-12, T-27, & *BC-7* (Now BC-5) - Working fire @ 1505hrs = *T-9*, Air Cascade-1, & BC-4 - 2nd alarm @ 1508hrs = E-45, E-44, T-16, & Rescue-1 - 3rd alarm @ 1520hrs = E-13, E-8, E-20 (Water Supply), T-10, *T-102 (Aerial Tower)* (Now T-2), BC-3, & Shift Commander - Fire under control @ 1547hrs - Transfers = T-5/T-12, *E-19*/E-29, E-43/E-44 - "B" Shift. (TGA)

    George T. Ehrman



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