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Thursday, July 04, 2002
· Working fire – HARTFORD, CT: 14 Franklin Street. Reported smoke showing from a unknown type structure. *154.1300/800* CT80 [TAC9-C20]. 12:20a.m.
· Working fire – HARTFORD, CT: 15 Nelton Court. Fire in an occupied 3-story dwelling. Primary search complete. Interior Companies reports bulk of the fire knocked down. Checking for extension. *154.310* [TAC9-C09]. 1:01a.m.
· ANDOVER, CT: MVA at 605 Rt. 6. Extrication in progress. Medics, 2 additional Ambulances and Lifestar requested. *33.44* [TAC9-C09]. 1:34a.m.
· Update – ANDOVER, CT: MVA on 605 Rt.6. A 1-vehicle rollover. Extrication in progress. multiple EMS working. 2nd Lifestar now being requested. *33.44* [TAC9-C09]. 1:50a.m.
· MARLBOROUGH, CT: MVA - 35 South Road. Jaws working. Reported as serious injuries. Medics requested. *46.22* [TAC9-C09]. 2:02a.m.
· GLOUCESTER CITY (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: **4th Alarm** 299 Broadway. Reported 6 Firefighters missing. Heavy fire. Fire is DWH. [EAN]. 2:03a.m.
· Update - MVA – MARLBOROUGH, CT: 35 Main St. 1 victim extricated - prolonged extrication on a 2nd victim. Requesting a Lifestar helicopter returning from the Andover MVA if available. *46.22* [TAC9-C09]. 2:24a.m.
· Update **4th Alarm** GLOUCESTER CITY, (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: 200 block Broadway. Co.'s still have heavy fire. Numerous M/A on scene. Still have heavy fire thru roof. 3 Firefighters reported missing. Fire is DWH. [EAN3305 O/S]. 2:33a.m.
· GLOUCESTER CITY (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: **4th Alarm** 200 block Broadway. Rescue 1 from Philadelphia, PA has been Special called. Fire is still DWH. 3 Firefighters still missing. DWH. [3305 EAN]. 2:45a.m.
· GLOUCESTER CITY (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: Update **4th Alarm** 200 block Broadway. 2 Firefighter removed so far in good condition. 1 or more Firefighters still missing. Many Co.'s working. Still have heavy fire. DWH. [3621 3305 O/S EAN]. 3:08a.m.
· Working fire – SEBAGO, ME: Robinson Hill Road. A dwelling fire. M/A working. *154.355* [TAC9-C09]. 3:11a.m.
· GLOUCESTER CITY (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: Update **4th Alarm** in the 200 block Broadway. This was a 3-story twin dwelling that has collapsed on itself. Still have some fire showing. 2 Firefighters removed. Still 1 or more Firefighters unaccounted for. M/A from W. Collingswood Heights. Bellmawr, Bellmawr Park, Camden, Audubon, Barrington, Brooklawn, Philadelphia, Glendora, Verga Mt. Ephraim, Westville, Pennsauken, Cherry Hill, Maple Shade and more FD’s on scene. [3621 & 3305 O/S]. 3:31a.m.
· GLOUCESTER CITY (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: Update **4th Alarm** Triple L-O-D-D at Broadway & Mercer Streets. 3 Firefighters & 3 civilians where trapped in a house. House collapsed - killing all. Body's removed a short time ago. M/A Co.'s from Camden, Gloucester & Burlington Counties on scene. Philly FD Rescue 1 was on scene. 11 Firefighters seriously injured. May they rest in peace. [EANSTAFF]. 7:39a.m.
· 2nd Alarm – HARTFORD, CT: Columbus & Taylor St. Smoke condition in a High-rise. Evacuations in progress. 2nd Alarm Companies to stage nearby. *154.310* [TAC9-C09]. 8:35a.m.
· Update – 2nd Alarm – HARTFORD, CT: 10 Columbus Blvd at Taylor St. 10-story High-rise home to several Hartford Radio Stations. Fire in the ductwork. Holding all Companies. *154.310* [TAC9-C09]. 8:50a.m.
· SOMERS, CT: MVA at 370 Ninth District Road. Truck vs. infant. Lifestar requested. *33.44* [TAC9-C09]. 9:57a.m.
· Update – SOMERS, CT: MVA at 370 Ninth District Rd. 1 1045 C-2+ 18 month-old child run over by a truck. CPR in progress. Lifestar now doing a modified scene call from Johnson Memorial Hospital. *33.44* [TAC9-C09]. 10:04a.m.
· PLEASANT PLAINS (SANGAMON Co.), IL: 2 car MVA with rollover & extrication. Female trapped in car #1. 3 people in car #2 which is fully involved. Coroner called at this time for 3 victims. [CIFN*1 (H/L) CIFN*3]. 10:18a.m.
· *Sheriff Fatally Shot* BROOME Co., NY: looking for a 1995 pick-up truck. NFIA [MNS11*]. 10:54a.m.
· STLFN: COLLINSVILLE (MADISON Co.), IL: Collinsville FD is working a fire @ 1402 Franklin. 1-story house - fully involved on arrival. Smoke visible from a distance. Outside stand. 1.75" lines off. [STL899]. 10:55a.m.
· STLFN: COLLINSVILLE (MADISON Co.), IL: Update - Collinsville FD's working fire @ 1402 Franklin. 1-story house – fully involved. Co.'s in defensive mode. Utilities notified. Move-ups made. Firefighters making progress. [STL899]. 11:11a.m.
· NATICK, MA: MVA on Route 9 Eastbound near Shoppers World. Jaws in use. *154.205* C302/C768/C87 [TAC9-C461]. 11:24a.m.
· Update - NATICK, MA: MVA on Route 9 Eastbound near Shoppers World. Medflight requested but cancelled due to extended ETA. Ground transport to Beth Isreal. C20/C302 [TAC9-C461]. 11:42a.m.
· BELGRADE, ME: Drowning - Long Pond. 1-1045C1 (DOA) recovered from the pond. C101 [TAC9-C32]. 11:49a.m.
· STAMFORD, CT: MVA in front of 710 Riverbank Road. Reported rollover - Jaws working. Additional Engine Co. with 2nd set of Jaws special called. CT3390/CT1062 [TAC9-C20]. 12:14p.m.
· STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: Marine Unit Task Force is assisting a boat in distress at the Chain Of Rocks Bridge. MUTF is escorting boat to the foot of Chouteau. All Land Units can return to service. [STL899]. 1:10p.m.
· STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: Update – STLFD’s MUTF *Boat in distress rescue* Boat has been escorted to the foot of Chouteau. All 3 occupants are now safely on land. *FINAL* [STL899]. 1:34p.m.
· SPRINGFIELD (SANGAMON Co.), IL: Structure fire at Memorial Hospital, 800 Rutledge. Engine 3 on scene advising smoke showing. [CIFN*99(H/L) CIFN*3]. 1:35p.m.
· Working fire - CORINNA, ME: on Albans Road. Structure - fully involved with fire through the roof. Extensive Mutual Aid responding. C122 [TAC9-C461]. 2:03p.m.
· LOS ANGELES, CA: We have had a Multi-Victim Shooting with at least 1 DOA at LAX Airport. All terminals have been shut down. [MPAGE-1/LA-1R]. 2:21p.m.
· FRANKLIN Co., PA: on Sunset Blvd. Barn fire - fully involved. [PA1]. 2:21p.m.
· KINGSTON, NH: Working fire at 10 Hunt Rd. Structure fire - fully involved. M/A to work and cover. *154.19* [TAC9-C32]. 2:27p.m.
· LOS ANGELES, CA: Update - LAX Airport: 6 victims total with 2 DOA including suspect shot by LAX Airport Security. 2 critical victims. Airport basically being shut down. [MPAGE-1/LA-1R]. 2:44p.m.
· 2nd Alarm – KINGSTON, NH: 10 Hunt Rd. Structure - fully involved. All Co.'s ordered out of the building. M/A to work and cover. *154.19*154.28* C101 C603 [TAC9-C32]. 2:53p.m.
· LOS ANGELES Co., CA: Plane down into crowd at Bonelli Par in San Dimas. 10 victims with at least 1 DOA. [LA-1R]. 3:27p.m.
· NATICK, MA: Working fire at 21 Dover Rd near Pleasant St. House fire. *154.205* [TAC9-C105]. 4:47p.m.
· GLOUCESTER CITY (CAMDEN Co.), NJ: Overnight at @ 0130hrs EDT in the 200 block of Broadway. Fire in a 2.5-story frame killed 3 children & **3 Firefighters** Building collapsed & a backhoe was used to recover the remains around midday; 5 other Firefighters were rescued. [MNS342]. 5:02p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: (1637hrs) STLFD had a 1st Alarm house fire at 4139 Lee. At least one line off. Fire now under control & Co.'s overhauling. [STL810]. 5:13p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a Still Alarm for a fire in the basement at 3964 McRee. One line off. Police Dept on the scene. Fire under control & Co.'s overhauling. [STL810]. 5:15p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a Still Alarm for a fire in a garage at 4427 W. Sacramento. Garage is fully involved. Two lines off. Heat Index is 103 degrees now. [STL810]. 5:17p.m.
· 3rd Alarm - DUNBARTON, NH: 3 Mansion Rd. Building fire - well involved. *154.355* C101/C603 [TAC9-C30]. 5:30p.m.
· STLFN: ST. CHARLES Co., MO: O'Fallon FPD is working a fully involved barn fire at 1918 St. Paul. [vm/STL810]. 5:32p.m.
· STLFN: FRANKLIN Co., MO: St. Clair FPD has a 1st Alarm house fire next to 7756 Highway FF. // Update - (St. Charles County, MO) – O’Fallon FPD’s fire is under control. EMS to the scene for Firefighter Rehab. 103-degree heat index. [STL810]. 5:38p.m.
· STLFN: FRANKLIN Co., MO: St. Clair FPD has a **2nd Alarm** for the house fire next to 7756 Highway FF. House believed to be well involved in fire. Move-ups being made. NFI/ATT. [STL810]. 5:40p.m.
· 4th Alarm – DUNBARTON, NH: 3 Mansion Rd. Structure fire. Heavy fire condition. Multiple M/A to work and cover. *154.355*154.235* C30 C101 C603 [TAC9-C32]. 5:42p.m.
· 5th Alarm – DUNBARTON, NH: 3 Mansion Rd. Structure fire - Heavy fire conditions with extension into the woods. Multiple M/A to work and cover. *154.355*154.235* C30 C101 C603 [TAC9-C32]. 6:02p.m.
· Working fire – AMHERST, ME: Rte.9 at Rte.181. Mobile home fire. M/A to work and cover. *154.25* C101 C603 [TAC9-C32]. 6:14p.m.
· NEW YORK, NY: A small plane violated the "No Fly Zone" over New York City & was pursued into NJ by NYPD Aviation 2. Plane refused to acknowledge any radio communications. Air Force assist requested. Plane landed @ Linden, NJ Airport. NYPD Aviation reports "2 under (arrest)", assumed to be for violation of the No Flight Zone. MNS88 [MNS342]. 6:14p.m.
· STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a working fire in a vacant house next to 2925 Ohio. 2-story brick with smoke showing from the 2nd floor. 1 line off. PUMPERS: 1-14-R111, HL6, BC804. [STL899]. 6:37p.m.
· LEBANON, ME: Sky Diving Accident - Upper Guinea Rd. Parachutist down on roadway. 1-1045C2 unresponsive. Request Care Plus ALS with a PUSH. *460.550* C101 C603 [TAC9-C32]. 6:39p.m.
· STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: Update - STLFD's working fire in a vacant house next to 2925 Ohio. BC804 reported the fire is out & Companies are ventilating the building. [STL899]. 6:44p.m.
· LAS VEGAS, NV: *2nd Alarm* fire out at Oasis Springs Apartments. Fire on the balcony of a 2-story wood frame stucco, 16 unit building. $35,000 in damage. Fireworks related. E1, 8, 26, 27, 31, 51, T4, 16, R8, 16, EMS1, S1, RH1, B1, 4, PIO, Arson. [LVFD/PIO-TRS 19:39hrs//HNAN/RD1]. 6:48p.m.
· KANSAS CITY, MO: *Serious PIN-IN MVA* @ Blue River Parkway & Olden. Reported multi-car crash. 6 patients involved. 2 Code Red. S/C 2 additional AMB’s to the scene. Lifeflight Helo en-route. CAR107, P45, Q41, R11, R9, T11. [KCFN-02]. 7:06p.m.
· Working fire – SOMERSWORTH, NH: 250 Indigo Hill Rd. The O'Malley Farm Group Home. Partition fire. *154.385* C101 C603 [TAC9-C32]. 7:16p.m.
· CANTON, MA: All Companies working on Revere St. Edison Power Plant. Companies in defensive mode awaiting Edison Company. *453.525* [TAC9-C105]. 7:24p.m.
· CANTON, MA: Working fire on Revere St. at the Edison Power Plant next to Plymouth Rubber Company. OIC reporting Companies operating in a defensive mode - awaiting the Edison Company who have a 25-minute ETA. *453.525* [TAC9-C105]. 7:30p.m.
· WEST PENNSBORO (CUMBERLAND Co.), PA: 2nd Alarm @ 441 Mt. Rock Rd. Barn - fully involved. [DC/PA1]. 7:39p.m.
· KANSAS CITY, MO: 1st Alarm for the working fire @ 724 Woodland x 7th Street. Smoke & fire showing form the 2nd floor of a 2-story Storefront Church with Apartments above. CAR102, P8, P10, P25, R1, R12, T3, T10, INV-211. [KCFN-02]. 7:58p.m.
· KANSAS CITY, MO: Update on the 1st Alarm @ 724 Woodland. Alarm has been struck out b/o CAR102. 2 small lines used on a 2-story storefront Church with Apartments above. Fire now under control. Companies mopping up & going home. [KCFN-02]. 8:04p.m.
· LYNN, MA: All Companies working - 54 Chestnut Street. Structure fire. Companies report smoke showing. *154.415* C422 [TAC9-C461]. 8:25p.m.
· Working fire – ELLINGTON, CT (Crystal Lake) at 12 Jacobs Hill Rd. 2.5-story occupied house. Heavy smoke showing. M/A to work. *33.44* [TAC9-C09]. 8:52p.m.
· SPRINGFIELD, MA: Working fire @ 69 Washington St. An Apartment fire in a multiple occupied dwelling. *154.175* [TAC9-C09]. 8:54p.m.
· STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: STLFD *1st Alarm* @ 5987 Wells x Hodamont. Heavy fire in a vacant building. 1 big line off. PUMPERS: 13-24-117 RESERVE PIERCE, 28, 30, HL15, BC805/806, SQD-1. [STL899]. 8:54p.m.
· STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: Update – STLFD’s *1st Alarm* @ 5987 Wells x Hodiamont. BC805 reports a 1-story brick, 1/2 block long with heavy fire. 2 Big lines off & Master streams in operation. Firefighters in a defensive mode. [STL899]. 8:58p.m.
· Working fire - WOBURN, MA: 216-316 New Boston Street "Kaknes Wood Products." Fire in a large pile of wood products. Deck Guns and Ladder Pipes in use. *483.6125* C30 [TAC9-C461]. 9:08p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's 1st Alarm at 5987 Wells. BC805 reports will hold. [STL819]. 9:09p.m.
· STLFN: LEMAY (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Lemay FPD has a 1st Alarm house fire at 232 Avenue H. No reports from the scene heard due to radio traffic but a Move-up has been made. STLFD Pumper 34 on 1st Alarm and Pumper 36 on the Move-up to Lemay. [STL819]. 9:32p.m.
· STLFN: LEMAY (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update - LEMAY FPD's *1st Alarm* house fire @ 232 Avenue H. House was fully involved on arrival. [STL819/899]. 9:38p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a working Still Alarm at 1377 Union. Pumper 30 reports a fire in the roof of a 3-story building - 1 line off. [STL819]. 9:54p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's Still Alarm at 1377 Union. BC805 reports a fire in the roof of a 3-story brick building and requests a 1st Alarm. [STL819]. 10:01p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD has a 1st Alarm house fire at 3639 Tennessee. No info on building heard due to excessive radio traffic. [STL819]. 10:04p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's 1st Alarm at 1377 Union. All companies have been ordered to evacuate the building. DC810 is on the scene. [STL819]. 10:06p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's 1st Alarm at 3639 Tennessee. BC804 reports a fire on the 2nd floor. 2 lines off. Fire is under control. [STL819]. 10:11p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's 1st Alarm house fire at 3639 Tennessee. BC804 has requested an urgent EMS Unit for an injured firefighter. DC810 is also responding. Injuries unknown. [STL819]. 10:17p.m.
· STLFN: JEFFERSON Co., MO: Rock Community FPD *1st Alarm* fire @ 3265 Miller Rd. Believed to be a fire in a trailer at an Elementary School building. S/C for additional Equipment. [STL819/899]. 10:31p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: Update on STLFD's 1st Alarm at 1377 Union. By orders of DC810 – Strike out the 1st Alarm. [STL819]. 10:41p.m.
· STLFN: JEFFERSON Co., MO: Update on Rock Community FPD’s *1st Alarm* fire @ 3265 Miller Rd. Fire in a trailer up against an Elementary School. [VM-STL899]. 10:48p.m.
· KANSAS CITY, MO: Working fire @ 2907 E. 77th Terrace x Agnes. 1 small line off on a 1-story frame. Fire is under control. [KCFN-02]. 10:55p.m.
· BALTIMORE, MD (13-6): **2nd Alarm on arrival b/o E-13** Dwellings at 1715-? Madison Ave. Madison Park (NW of Downtown). E-13 reports (2) dwellings involved in the rear. [DC/BMD/E*23]. 10:56p.m.
· STLFN: LEMAY (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: Update on Lemay FPD’s 1st Alarm house fire at 232 Avenue H. Alarm has been struck out and all Companies are returning to service. [STL819]. 10:59p.m.
· STLFN: JEFFERSON Co., MO: Update - Rock Community FPD's *1st Alarm* fire @ 3265 Miller Rd. Fire in a trailer against an Elementary School. S/C for additional Equipment to respond non-emergency. Fire is PWH. [STL899]. 11:06p.m.
· MFN: BALTIMORE, MD: Dwelling at 1700 Eutaw Pl. Box Alarm 13-10. BC-3 (Capt Alder E-36) reporting 4-story building with heavy fire conditions. Chaplain 1 en-route. [MFN-4]. 11:15p.m.
· COLORADO: High Speed Pursuit began in Clear Creek County (west of Denver) and went east about 30 miles. Suspect was stop sticked and then shot numerous times by State Patrol. [MNN-001]. 11:15p.m.
· MALDEN, MA: All Companies working - Box 215 at 149 Exchange St. Trash fire up against the building. Fire knocked down. Companies checking for extension. *154.250* [TAC9-C30]. 11:29p.m.
· MFN-update: BALTIMORE, MD: Dwelling fire at 1700 Eutaw Pl. Box Alarm 13-10. Command reporting fire contained with several attack lines operating in the interior. Car 414 & 415 on location. [MFN-4]. 11:36p.m.
· STLFN: EAST ST. LOUIS (ST. CLAIR Co.), IL: St. Louis FD has an assist on M/A with ESTLFD for either a fire in a building or weeds burning at 414 St. Louis Avenue. Pumper 2 & BC 801 are responding. [STL819]. 11:45p.m.
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Columbus: Extra Company MVA I-70 WB btwn College & James. Cos: Eng 4, Res4cuE, Med 4, 23, 15, EMS 14. FPO/D221 ©
Columbus: W/F 2662 Sunbury Ct West Apt 5. 3 sty apt bldg. Cos: Eng 132 (Mifflin Twp), 20, 16, 24, Lad 28, 13, Res16cuE, BN 3, 6. FPO/D221 ©
Columbus: W/F 2662 Sunbury Ct West Apt 5. Eng 132 reports fire out roof. Add Eng 18, 24 on the run. RIC: Lad 24, Eng 61 (Clinton twp), Med 134, 28, EMS 13. FPO/D221 ©
Columbus: W/F 2662 Sunbury Ct West Apt 5. Med 24 & BN 131 also on the card. FPO/D221 ©
Columbus: W/F 2662 Sunbury Ct West Apt 5. BN 3 (Devine) reports fire K/D. Releasing some companies. Several smoke inhalation victims. FPO/D221 ©
Columbus: W/F 271 South Warren Ave. Cos: Eng 17, 12, Lad 12, Res17cuE, Med 17, BN 1. RIC: Eng 10, Med 12, EMS 15, SO 2. FAO getting numerous calls. FPO/223/D221 ©
Columbus: W/F 271 South Warren Ave. Fire K/D. Holding most companies. FPO/223/D221 ©
Hinckley (Medina): MVA/TRAUMA. Ridge & Bellus. MLF # 4 (3122G) S/C'D. 19 Y/O fem, leg FX, + LOC. M/A Squad from Granger. NFI ATT. FPO/D703 ©
Broadview Heights (Cuyahoga): MVA/PIN on Ohio Turnpike. 1 baby ejected, 2 still pinned. MLF # 2 (5128) & # 4 (3122G) S/C'd. FPO/D703 ©
Jamestown Silvercreek Twp (Greene): Motorcycle MVA SR 734 & SR 35. Cos: Eng 411, Med 425, BN 400. M/A New Jasper Eng 1401, Med 1405. CareFlight 1 S/C'd. FPO/1001/D276 ©
Milton Twp (Mahoning): W/F Scott Cliff & Ohio. Structure Fire. M/A Deerfield & Palmyra for tankers. FPO/D701 ©
Columbus: MVA/TRAUMA Polaris Pkwy & Old State Rd. Cos: Eng 33, Med 33, 27, 111 (Westerville), Res111cuE, EMS 12, BN 2, Orange Twp FD & Delaware County EMS. MedFlight S/C'd. FPO/276/D221 ©
Columbus: MVA/TRAUMA Polaris Pkwy & Old State Rd. BN 2 requesting Lad 33 for manpower. FPO/276/D221 ©
Columbus: MVA/TRAUMA Polaris Pkwy & Old State Rd. 8 transports, 7 by ground, 1 by MedFlight. FPO/276/D221 ©
Pleasant Twp (Clark): Motorcycle vs Car SR 56 & SR 29. Cos: Eng 75, Squad 75, Res75cuE, BN 75. M/A Mechanicsburg for Engine & Squad. Possibly 6 victims. FPO/D276 ©
Pleasant Twp (Clark): Motorcycle vs Car SR 56 & SR 29. Add Eng 330, Squad 330, BN 330 to the run. MedFlight S/C'd. FPO/D276 ©
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*** LODD-Gloucester City, NJ ***
Early Thursday, July 4th, two Gloucester City, NJ died in the LODD.
The fire at 01:30 was in a 3 story duplex that killed at least 5 people, including the 2 Fire Fighters. The Fire Fighters died after a roof collapse.
Additionally, 11 people were taken to hospitals, including 8 Fire Fighters. No further details available.
More to follow.
God Bless, Stay Safe and Keep the Faith!
July 4, 2002
Press Release from Trenton, New Jersey
Tomorrow morning, Friday, July 5, 2002, the International Association of Fire Fighters will formally announce their intentions to do the following in connection with the deaths of three (3) firefighters early today in Gloucester City, New Jersey, including a professional firefighter member of the IAFF’s Local 4059-Gloucester City Firefighters Union.
1) Petition the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to investigate the events surrounding the deaths of three (3) and injuries (up to 8 or more) firefighters early today while operating at an occupied multiple dwelling fire. NIOSH is the federal governmental agency charged under Presidential Order to investigate significant line of duty firefighter injuries and deaths.
2) Petition the Office of the Governor to empanel a blue ribbon task force to study the state of New Jersey’s professional and volunteer firefighting and emergency medical services capabilities. This in order that the Union’s long standing assertions concerning the statewide inadequacies of fire company staffing, training and equipment be validated, thus allowing the Legislature to take long overdue corrective actions improving firefighters and citizens safety.
Additional details will follow this communication however, it is the IAFF’s contention that an inadequate number trained and equipped firefighters (according the State safety, national fire protection and OSHA standards) existed on the initial response to the fire, which claimed not only three (3) firefighters lives, but that of three (3) young children. As important and playing an intrinsic part in the deaths of both those young citizens and the firefighters, there was an even more insufficient number (by State safety, national fire protection and OSHA standards) of trained and equipped firefighters at the scene of the fire upon the collapse of the building, some 10-15 minutes after the initial arrival of the fire department.
For further immediate comment you may contact Thomas Canzanella, New Jersey representative of the 252,000 member International Association of Fire Fighters at 201/310-2051 or 201/422-1086.
For additional info on the tragic LODD please visit:
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*** REPORT FROM THE LINE OF FIRE ***
07/03/02 2nd Alm Leawood, KS 10515 Manor Rd, heavy fire on 2nd flr of a large 2-sty private dwelling.
1st Alm: Leawood Engine 31, 32, BC305, CFD2 Quint 23, EMS1134.
2nd Alm: Leawood Engine 33, CFD2 Engine 23, Overland Park Engine 44, Truck 44.
07-04-02 Hartford, CT 10 Columbus Boulevard
0923 Box 3171 E1 E8 E2 L6 L3 Tac DC1
0927 2nd Alarm E10 E15 E9 L2 DC2 E14-5,L4-3,L5-6
High rise building, smoke showing
LOS ANGELES, CA:
MULTI-VICTIM SHOOTING, STABBING, ASSAULT:
Tom Bradley International Terminal
Departure Level Ticket Counter
380 World Way
Los Angeles, CA 90045 USA
On Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 1132 Hours (11:32 AM PDT), six Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, eight LAFD Rescue Ambulances, two EMS District Captains, and one Battalion Officer Command Team, all under the direction of Assistant Chief Michael Fulmis responded to a Multi-Victim Shooting, Stabbing and Assault at Los Angeles International Airport. The first Company to arrive at the Tom Bradley International Terminal was directed to the Departure Level Ticketing Area where they initially discovered six injured victims, five of whom had sustained gunshot wounds. Firefighters quickly established a triage area, while treatment was expertly provided to the injured.
A 52 year-old male gunshot victim was declared deceased at the scene, while the remaining patients were quickly transported to area hospitals. They included a woman in her 20’s and a male in his 40’s who both sustained gunshot wounds that proved fatal, as well as a 61 year-old female who suffered a gunshot wound to the ankle. A male in his 40’s sustained a minor stab wound to his back and a gunshot wound to the knee, while a male in his 20’s was reportedly pistol-whipped. These men, as well as the seventh and final patient, an ill 63 year-old female complaining of chest pain, were taken to area hospitals for further evaluation and treatment. Though many airline patrons were apparently directed to leave the terminal, the LAFD did not estimate their number. No other injuries or illnesses were reported. The formal investigation of this incident is being handled by a multi-disciplinary cadre of local, regional, State and Federal law enforcement officials.
LOS ANGELES, CA:
GREATER ALARM BRUSH FIRE:
On Thursday, July 4, 2002 at 2158 Hours (9:58 PM PDT), thirteen Companies of Los Angeles Firefighters, one LAFD Rescue Ambulance, two LAFD Helicopters and two Chief Officer Command Teams, all under the direction of Assistant Chief responded to a Greater Alarm Brush Fire near 479 South Avenue 60 in the Monterey Hills area. The first Company to arrive on scene reported grass and brush burning steadily uphill in steep terrain just east of Ernest Debs Regional Park. Firefighters using handlines and aided by precise helicopter water drops confined the fire to less than three acres of grass, extinguishing the flames in just 34 minutes. One structure was briefly threatened, but none were damaged. There were no injuries. The cause of this blaze is attributed to the illegal use of fireworks.
REPORTS PREPARED BY:
Fraternally Yours in Safety and Service,
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department
200 North Main Street, Room OCD - E423
Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA
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Brooklyn, N.Y. 07/04/02 @ 17:30 hrs.
Ft. Greene Section
address: 155 Park Ave.
between: Carlton Ave. & Adelphi St.
387 @ 17:21
Engs. 210, 207, 211
Lads. 110, 119
10 - 75 - 387 @ 17:24
Ladder 102 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
Rescue Co. #2
Squad #1 unavailable at this time
Batt. 35 Division 11
4 Story Brick 30 x 70
Exp. #1: Is a Street
Exp. #2: Is a Similar Type attach
Exp. #3: Is a Rear Yard
Exp. #4: Is a Similar Type attach
All - Hands:
7 - 5 - 387 @ 17:25
Squad Co. #1 became available & assigned
Batt. 31 reports, Going to put all - hands to work on arrival. We have fire showing from an occupied 1st. floor store with multiple dwelling above. It's a 4 story Brick 30 x 70. 1 - line is stretched at this time, 2nd. line being stretched. Doubtful.
Division 11: Primary search of the 1st. floor, the 3rd. & 4th. floors are negative. Primary search of the 2nd. floor is still in progress. Fire has been knocked down. Truck's are "Opening Up" and overhauling at this time.
Fire remains "Doubtful"
Division 11: Place the fire Probably Will Hold at this time. Special Call an additional Truck for relief purposes.
Ladder Co. 104 is s/c
Division 11: Primary search thru out is negative.
Secondary searches are in progress.
Division 11: Secondary searches thru out are negative.
Fire is UnderControl.
Special Call an additional Eng. & Truck for relief purposes.
Engine 230 & Ladder 118 are s/c
***BALTIMORE, MARYLAND FIRE HISTORY***
for July 4th:
1859: Box#25 sounded @ 1725hrs after a case of gunpowder had fallen off a wagon & exploded - (11) houses on Orleans, Spring, & Caroline Sts were set on fire - The firefighters worked like demons & after a terrible struggle of (4) hours, the fire was subdued - All of the engines were worked. (TUH)
1901: 4-2's Box#3 & 4-2's Box#21 - 0626hrs - Lexington & Holliday Sts - Downtown East - During a thunderstorm with very vivid lightning, National Automatic Box#839 sounded, @ 0625hs - When Captain Lawrence Pistel opened the exit doors of E-4's quarters, the sight that greeted his eyes also caused him to open house Box#3, & sound the dreaded 4-2 signal @ 0626hrs - A. Hoen & Company, Lexington & Holliday Sts was on fire, the upper floors of the 6 story brick building were a mass of flames - Chief Engineer George W. Horton ordered the 4-2's sounded from Box#21 @ 0644hrs as the huge lithographers' building was quickly destroyed - Both Hale Water Towers were placed in service, putting well placed streams in the top floors, but to no avail. (TUH)
1924: The Sunpapers, treating the newsboys of the city, chartered the S. S. Three Rivers of the Baltimore, Chesapeake, & Atlantic Line for an excursion to Crisfield, Maryland - On the return trip while off Cove Light Point, 60 miles below Baltimore, the boat caught fire & burned to the water's edge - (5) newsboys, ages 17, 15, 16, 15, & 13, all members of the Evening Sun Newsboys Band, were missing & presumed dead - (193) other persons were rescued by various baycraft in the vicinity of the burning vessel. (TUH)
1933: Box#19 - 0606hrs - Ward "A" Building @ City Hospital on Eastern Ave, East Baltimore, was on fire & dense smoke was billowing from a 4th floor barred window with a screaming inmate behind the bars - A ladder was quickly raised & Captain John L. Kurz, T-24, climbed to the rescue - The ladder just reached the sill, & with superhuman efforts, Captain Kurz somehow pried the bars apart, released the patient from the room full of fire, who then was forced to jump into a life net held below by members of the company - The Fire Board commended Captain Kurz for the thrilling rescue @ the risk of his own life. (TUH)
1944: 6 Alarms + Special Call (6) Engines - 6-6-833 & 2-10-6-8322 - 0425hrs - 29th & Barclay Sts - Waverly (North Of Downtown) - @ 0417hrs, E-31 responded to a silent alarm to Oriole Park, the home of Jack Dunn's (7) pennant winners & where Babe Ruth made (4) home runs in (1) baseball game - According to the groundskeeper, he smelled smoke about 0100hrs, watered the wooden stands & then repeated the procedure again @ 0230hrs - E-31 was driven into the arena, when suddenly fire flashed everywhere - The rig was backed out barely in time, when flames leaped into the night sky as the grandstand containing 12,000 wooden seats caught fire all @ once - Box#833 was sounded @ 0425hrs - BC-3, George E. May, sounded the 3rd alarm @ 0430hrs, 4th alarm @ 0431hrs, & 6th alarm @ 0434hrs - The sky was lit bright for miles around & people fled their homes on the adjacent streets, as more than (50) brick rowhouses were damaged by the raging inferno & intense heat - Acting Chief Engineer George D. Otter sent in the 2-10-6 signal (6 engines) @ 0451hrs from Box#8322 - In less than an hour, only charred & smoking timbers remained of the old ball park - A tavern & a hardware store @ Greenmount Ave & 29th St were burned out as the fire jumped across the street - Injured were Lieutenant Charles Stepheson, T-7, Firefighter Otto Panush, E-3, & Harry Dixon, T-11 - This is the 1st fire that Mayor Theodore R. McKeldin attended under his recently announced policy of turning out @ all blazes of more than 3 alarms in order to study, he said, the operations of the Department - It appeared that part of his new policy was to give out his autographed photographs & shake as many hands as he could, doing it in a real actor's style. (TUH)
1958: 6 Alarms - Box#10-154 - 1701 E Patapsco Ave - Wagner's Point (South Baltimore) - Fire involved the Food, Machinery, & Chemical Corporation. (CHM1)
1959: 6 Alarms - Box#7141 - 300 Stinson St - Southwest Baltimore - Fire involved the J. Spovak Company. (CHM1)
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Once again the IAFF is using the tragic death of firefighters to try to put down and rid the country of volunteer firefighters. The deaths of the three firefighters in NJ on the 4th of July is tragic. But by trying to say that there were not enough trained firefighters on the scene in a timely manner is a disgrace. I also object to calling the carreer or paid firefighter professional. We are all professional firefighters, not all of us receive a pay check to do something we love. The IAFF must realize that not all the small boroughs, towns and cities in this country can afford to have a paid fire department. Volunteers are the only way many municipalities can provide fire and EMS service. But using the tragic death of any firefighter to promote your own cause is shameful.
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