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Monday, August 12, 2002
· WENTWORTH, NH: Working fire on Bullseye Curve Rd. Trailer fire - fully involved. S/C Rumney Engine to the scene. *159.900* [TAC9-C30]. 1:18a.m.
· DANVERS, MA: 2nd Alarm on arrival at 10 Donegal Lane. Building fire - fully involved. *483.3375* [TAC9-C30]. 2:36a.m.
· 2nd Alarm – CLAREMONT, NH: 95 Pearl Street. Reported heavy fire showing from a structure on arrival. M/A requested to scene and coverage. *154.205* C773 [TAC9-C20]. 3:22a.m.
· AIR FORCE ACADEMY, CO: (0245hrs MDT) Structure fire at 5360 Pine Dr. at NCOA Hut Mutual Aid from many El Paso Co. FD's. Wind event passed thru area at about 0315hrs. Fire now in mop-up. [MNN191]. 7:35a.m.
· MILTON TWP. (MAHONING Co.), OH: **2nd Alarm+** SR 224 x Bidell Rd. Fully involved Motel fire @ "The Lakeview Motel." M/A from Berlin, Jackson, Beloit, Damascus, Deerfield, Green & Ellsworth Twps. [FPO/256/D217] (C). 8:01a.m.
· MILTON TWP. (MAHONING Co.), OH: Now a 3rd Alarm @ The Lakeview Motel on SR 224. M/A Canfield, Craig, Beach & others. At least 10 FD’s on scene. State Fire Marshal special called. 2 draft sites for Tankers. [FPO/256/D217] (C). 8:56a.m.
· TORONTO, CANADA: 2nd Alarm at 10 Chichester Ave. Hi-rise building with fire on the 17th floor. PWH. TFN300 [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 9:58a.m.
· Providence Citywide Fire Network presents the 3rd Annual Public Safety Expo. Sunday, Aug. 18th from 10a.m. to 4p.m., at the Johnson & Wales Rec Center on Shipyard St., Providence, RI. All are welcome. More info at http://www.intap.net/pcfn/psafety.htm [TAC9-C51]. 10:43a.m.
· 2nd Alarm - NEWTON, MA: Box 61 at 15 Standish Street. Fire in a 2.5-story wood frame dwelling. *483.4625* C251/C105 [TAC9-C461]. 11:40a.m.
· FAIRFAX Co., VA: **2nd Alarm & 2nd Heavy Rescue** 1960 Chain Bridge Rd (Tysons Corner). Fire showing from roof of Hi-rise Holiday Inn. Air conditioning unit believed involved. [DC2]. 11:41a.m.
· 3rd Alarm - NEWTON, MA: Box 61 at 15 Standish Street. Fire in a 2.5-story wood frame 30x60 dwelling. Heavy fire floor #3 and attic. *483.4625* C302 O/S [TAC9-C461]. 12:05p.m.
· Update – NEWTON, MA: 3rd Alarm - Box 61 at 15 Standish St. Fire in a 30x60 2.5-story wood frame dwelling. 4 lines operating, light smoke showing from the eves. Fire is knocked down & PWH. C461,C302 O/S *483.4625* [TAC9-C06]. 12:20p.m.
· 2nd Alarm – NORTHWOOD, NH: Area of 220 Ridge Road. Reported extensive wild fire. Requesting M/A to the scene. *154.355* C603 [TAC9-C87]. 2:24p.m.
· 3rd Alarm – NORTHWOOD, NH: Area of 220 Ridge Road. Reported extensive wild fire. Requesting M/A to the scene. *154.355* C603 [TAC9-C87]. 2:51p.m.
· QUEENS, NY: 2nd Alarm on arrival - Box 8882 at 132-04 Foch Blvd. Heavy fire in a 2-story frame 20x40 private dwelling with extension into exposure 2, a similar building. DWH. [EAN100]. 3:31p.m.
· DURHAM, NH: Train Incident at the Lamphrey River Bridge. Reported person struck by an Amtrak (Downeaster) Train. 1 10-45 unknown Code. M/A requested. *154.415* C603 [TAC9-C87]. 3:32p.m.
· Update – QUEENS, NY: 2nd Alarm - Box 8882 at 132-04 Foch Blvd. Fire darkening down in the main fire building. Had auto exposure to the exterior of exposure 2 which is knocked down. All 2nd Alarm Co.'s to proceed in at a reduced rate. Fire remains DWH. [EAN100]. 3:38p.m.
· Update – QUEENS, NY: 2nd Alarm - Box 8882 at 132-04 Foch Blvd. DIV-13 has placed the fire under control. [EAN100]. 3:51p.m.
· QUEENS, NY: *2nd Alarm* 22-8882 at 132-04 Foch Blvd between 132 St. & 133 St. DC13 reports 3 lines stretched operating. Primary & secondary searches are negative. Fire is under control. [MNS085/119]* 3:53p.m.
· MFN: PEACH BOTTOM TOWNSHIP, PA: Peach Bottom Nuclear Power Plant - Fire in the storage cool down facility. Harford Co. Chief 6 reporting working fire. Mutual Aid Harford Co. 6 & 9. NFIATT. [MFN11 via Nextel/ MFN-18]. 5:11p.m.
· BOSTON, MA: All Companies working at Box-2794 on Averton St. near Washington St. Reported fire showing from a garage with possible extension to a 2.5-story dwelling. Co.'s charging lines. *483.1875* C519 [TAC9-C20]. 5:32p.m.
· Update – BOSTON, MA: All Companies working on Averton Street near Washington Street. CAR-10 reports a garage fire extended to the #1&2 floors of a 2.5-story dwelling. 3-lines stretched & operating. DWH. *483.1875* C87/C15/C519 [TAC9-C20]. 5:36p.m.
· Update – BOSTON, MA: All Companies working on Box-2794 at Averton St. & Washington St. CAR-10 reports the fire has been knocked down. Co.'s overhauling – PWH. *483.1875* C15/C87/C66/C519 [TAC9-C20]. 6:03p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS Co., MO: Normandy FPD has a 2nd Alarm structure fire in the 7000 block of Woodrow. NFI ATT. [STL819]. 6:04p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS Co., MO: Update – Normandy FPD’s *2nd Alarm* structure fire in the 7000 block of Woodrow. Fire in a 1.5-story building. Move-ups have been made and Red Cross en-route. [(HL) STL819/557]. 6:12p.m.
· STLFN: ST. LOUIS Co., MO: Update – Normandy FPD’s *2nd Alarm* structure fire in the 7000 block of Woodrow. Command has requested the Bomb & Arson Squad to the scene with a 20minute ETA. [STL557]. 6:27p.m.
· TASLEY (ACCOMACK Co.), VA: 2nd Alarm on arrival. 24511 Coastal Blvd. Chief-8 on scene with smoke & flames showing from a Commercial building. Request additional Engine & Tankers. Stations 8,9,18,10,7 on the job at this time. (VFN175). 6:34p.m.
· WOOLWICH, ME: Working fire at 134 Main Street. Reported house fire. M/A requested to the scene & coverage. *154.1000/154.3100* C101/C603/C87 [TAC9-C20]. 6:56p.m.
· SURRY, ME: Working fire on Main Street. Co.'s report heavy fire thru the roof of a structure on arrival. M/A in from Blue Hills & Ellsworth FD's to the scene. *154.2500* C101 [TAC9-C20]. 8:20p.m.
· *2nd Alarm* MANHATTAN, NY: 22-1670 at 2939 & 2931 8 Ave. DC3 has a transformer vault fire & 2 buildings without power. [MNS085]. 8:26p.m.
· PORTSMOUTH, VA: 2nd Alarm, 635 Duneaton Rd. BATT-2 on scene of a 2-story wood frame Apartment building with heavy fire both floors & thru the roof. (VFN175). 8:28p.m.
· Update – MANHATTAN, NY: *2nd Alarm* 22-1670 at 2939 & 2931 8 Ave. Transformer vault fire & 2 buildings without power. BC26 COMMCORD, BC14 SAFETY. DC3 in Command * [MNS085]. 8:03p.m.
· TORONTO (ONTARIO) CANADA: 2nd Alarm - 106 Ossington Ave. Vacant dwelling fully involved with ember problems. DWH TFN300 [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 8:36p.m.
· MARBLETOWN (ULSTER Co.), NY: Working fire at 140 Stonedock Rd near Burns St. Structure fire. M/A 3 town's to scene. [MNS119/12*]. 8:41p.m.
· Update – MANHATTAN, NY: *2nd Alarm* 22-1670 at 2937 8 Ave. DC3 reports Trucks removing people from stuck elevators. CAR-4D is on scene. [MNS085]. 8:52p.m.
· MANHATTAN, NY: 2nd Alarm Box 1670, 8th Ave. & 155 St. Fire involves a large underground transformer. Fire is DWH. Request for OEM to the scene. [EAN216/388/100]. 8:57p.m.
· Update – MANHATTAN, NY: **2nd Alarm** Box 1670 at 2937 Ave @ 155 St. Transformer fire with power out to 2 buildings. CON ED on scene cutting cables to transformer. Conditions remain the same. CWTC Callan. [MNS-516/85*]. 9:07p.m.
· 2nd Alarm - NEW BEDFORD, MA: for 128 Division St., Reported fire an a occupied Apartment complex. M/A for coverage. *470.0375/470.5125* C15,C101 [TAC9-C519]. 11:02p.m.
· JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: **2nd on arrival** Box-959 on Clerk St. near Forest St. Heavy fire in a 2-story frame with extension to an exposure. Report of 2 trapped occupants. [EAN301]. 11:06p.m.
· JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: ***3rd Alarm*** Box-959 on Clerk St. near Forest St. Fire into a 3rd frame structure. [EAN301]. 11:10p.m.
· Update - JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: ***3rd Alarm*** Box-959 Clerk near Forest. Fire 2nd floor - through the roof in each 2.5-story frame structures involved. 3 lines working to protect additional exposures. Moving Trucks into position for outside operations. DWH. [EAN301]. 11:12p.m.
· JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: *3rd Alarm* Station 959 Clerk St x Forest St. Fire in (3) 2.5-story frame dwellings. Heavy fire thru roof of all buildings. Exterior operations. Severe brand problem. Attempting to cover exposures. [MNS342 IAP]. 11:13p.m.
· JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: *4th Alarm* Station 959 Clerk St x Forest St. Fire in (3) 2.5-story frame dwellings. Heavy fire thru roof of all buildings. Exterior operations. Severe brand problem. Attempting to cover exposures. [MNS342 IAP]. 11:15p.m.
· WOODBRIDGE TWP., NJ: 2nd Alarm on arrival on Oak Tree Rd & Middlesex St. Well involved private dwelling. [EAN10]. 11:41p.m.
· Update - JERSEY CITY (HUDSON Co.), NJ: *4th Alarm* Sta. 959 on Clerk St x Forest St. Fire in (5) 2.5-story frame dwellings, 3 of which are fully involved. Evacuated exposure D & original fire building due to partial collapses. Additional Chief S/C. Roll call in progress. [MNS342 IAP]. 11:43p.m.
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Milton Twp (Mahoning): 2nd Alarm + on arrival. Fully involved motel fire @ "The Lakeview Motel" on US 224 & Bidll Rd. M/A Berlin Twp, Jackson Twp, Beloit, Damascus, Deerfield Twp, Green Twp & Ellsworth Twp. FPO/D256 ©
Milton Twp (Mahoning): 3rd Alarm on US 224 @ "The Lakeview Motel". Add Craig Beach & others on the 3rd alarm. SFMO S/C'd. 10+ FDs on scene. FPO/D256 ©
Wattsburg, PA (Erie): MVA/PIN 10870 Wattsburg Rd. Med 96 reports 2 car MVA, 1 Class 1 head trauma. S/C for a HURST Tool on a rush. Cos: Squad 176, 178, RP 175, Eng 177, 683, BLS 92, Med 96, Chief 170. FPO/D801 ©
Wattsburg, PA (Erie): MVA/PIN 10870 Wattsburg Rd. Life*Star Helo S/C'd. Eng 683 has LZ @ Rt 8 & Wales Rd. FPO/D801 ©
Vienna Twp (Trumbull): MVA/PIN/FIRE SR 11 @ SR 82 NB Ramp. Cos: Med 46, 31 (Howland Twp), Eng 46, 30, Res30cuE, Car 32. FPO/D256 ©
Brookfield Twp (Trumbull): MVA/PIN/MCI SR 82 & Warner Rd. Sta 18, 46 (Vienna Twp), 35 (Liberty Twp) for medics & rescues. FPO/D323 ©
Columbus: W/F I-270 & Scioto Darby Rd area. Med 30 reports a fully involved abandoned house. Defensive mode. Cos: Eng 30, 95 (Washington Twp), Lad 26, Res71enG, Med 95, 30, BN 7, 91. Requesting extra engine for water problems. Long lay ins. FPO/284$/D260 ©
Columbus: W/F I-270 & Scioto Darby Rd area. Norwich Res81enG & Columbus Res17cuE also on scene. Tank 31 enroute. Fire K/D. Holding most companies. Will allow structure to burn itself out. FPO/284$/D260 ©
Cleveland: W/F 2311 East 36. BN 1 reported fire in a vacant house. 3 Engines, 2 Ladders, Squad 1, & BN 1. FPO/D700 ©
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*** FIREFIGHTER LODD ***
On August 12th, 2002, Captain Roger 'Mickey' DUNN, 48 yoa, died in the LODD. He was a member of the Clute Vol. FD in Texas.
Brother Dunn collapsed and died from a cause still to be determined while working on the fireground of a residential structure fire.
He was a 23 year veteran of the Department. His funeral will be on 08-16-02.
On August 12th, 2002, Travis Lyn WIEMS, 28 yoa died in the Line-of-Duty. He was a member of the Wichita West Vol. FD in TX.
Brother Wiems was operating at a brush fire, riding in a cage on the front bumper of a brush truck with a hose to fight the flames. Another vehicle traveling in low visibility conditions due to the smoke struck the brush truck causing Weims to fall out of the cage. He fell under the wheels and was killed instantly.
His funeral will be on 08-17-02.
God Bless, Stay Safe and Keep the Faith!
*** REPORT FROM THE LINE OF FIRE ***
Lock Haven-Clinton County,PA
Monday night, August 12, at 2100 a severe storm moved through the Lock Haven Area. The Three city fire departments were out on several calls with wires and trees down. One automatic fire alarm. The two big calls were a tree on top of a house with severe damage to the building and a gas leak due to an air conditioning unit getting hit by lightning on top of the YMCA building. The city was assisted by Castenea and Dunnstown and Flemington Fire Companies.
Yours in Service
James M Ohl
Hand-In-Hand Hose Co
Lock Haven City Fire Department
Media Contact: District Chief Jay Boeing
Time: 7:28 PM
Good evening. This is Cincinnati Fire District 3 Chief Randal T. Freel Sr.reporting on a two alarm fire which occurred at 1764 Yorktown Ave at 7:28 PM on 08/12/02.
Fire personnel were dispatched for a building fire. Companies confirmed a working fire in a 3-story brick multi dwelling structure. The first floor had heavy smoke showing from the side window of the building. An interior attack was initiated along with a primary search. The fire was brought under control within a short period of time. The primary search confirmed the building to be all-clear.
A fire investigator was called to the scene to assist in the determination as to the cause of the fire. The estimated loss was set at $20,000 for damage to structure and content. The cause of the fire is undetermined at this time. The tenant to that apartment was at home with her children at the time. Redcross was called to assist the family of two adults and three
There were 40 fire personnel utilized at this incident. Firefighters were on the scene for approximately 2 hour and 30 minutes. There were no injuries to fire personnel. The second alarm companies were placed in service after a short period of time.
For additional information concerning this incident you can contact District 4 Fire chief Jay Boeing at 352-2344 or contact the Fire Investigation Units Leroy Martin at 352-4994.
Media Contact: District Chief David Collini
Time: 9:15 PM
Good evening this is D-1 Chief Dave Collini reporting on a 1 alarm fire that occurred at 3239 Bishop Street 9:15 P.M. Arriving companies found medium smoke and flame coming from a basement apartment in a 3 story multi dwelling. Fire was quickly extinguished via hand layed lines.Neighbors heard breaking glass and notified CFD. Fire appears to be suspicious in nature due to multiple points of fire origin. Loss was placed at $1000.00.There were no injuries to either occupants or firefighters. Police and fire officials are continuing their investigation. Further information if needed may be acquired by calling D-1 at 352-2311.
Captain Robert Becker
Cincinnati Fire Prevention Bureau
700 West Pete Rose Way
5th Floor, Lobby B
Office (513) 357-7597
***BALTIMORE, MARYLAND FIRE HISTORY***
for August 12th:
1974: 4 Alarms - Box#838 - 211-217 E 25th St - Charles Village (North Of Downtown) - Fire involved (4) 3 story brick rowhouses. (CHM1)
1976: 8 Alarms - 6-6-6533 & 2-2-10-187 - 1606hrs - 1708-1710 Benhill Ave - Curtis Bay (South Baltimore) - Fire involved the 2 story woodframe corrugated metal 2 block long Tire City vulcanizing plant, which was a former World War I vintage Pullman Car Shop - Lieutenant Thomas E. Freburger, E-57, radioed for the 2nd & 3rd alarms @ 1609hrs & 1610hrs - BC-6, Albert J. Heinrich, ordered the 4th alarm @ 1620hrs & 5th alarm @ 1626hrs, & Acting DC Francis E. Eckhardt, BC-10, sounded the 6th alarm @ 1632hrs - Heavy black smoke & heat covered the area as flames raced through the structure & several firefighters manned hoselnes set up between the burning building & a similar one - (4) unconscious men were carried away on stretchers & rushed to nearby hospitals after being overcome by the searing, blistering heat & dragged out by their comrades - They were Acting Lieutenant Ellsworth LaMarr, E-35, & Firefighters William F. Kern, E-10, James Taylor, T-21, & Nathaniel Dixon, T-4 - (5) others were dragged out of range of the fire & came around OK on the fireground - Chief Of Department Thomas J. Burke ordered a 2nd alarm (8th alarm) from adjacent Box#10-187 @ 1642hrs - The (3) sides & the roof of the burning building were leveled within an hour, but stacks of tires continued blazing all night & firefighters were on the scene for nearly 18 hours - Enroute to the blaze, E-12 collided with a moving car @ Reedbird Ave & Potee St, Cherry Hill (South Baltimore) - The 1969 American LaFrance pumper was punched in, but the driver, Firefighter Harold Adlington & Captain John M. Kelly were uninjured - (2) occupants of the care were taken to the hospital - After (2) days of investigating the swiftness of the fire, Captain John Griffin, Fire Investigation Bureau, & Police Officer John Dillion, Police Arson, arrested a 29 year old man who was charged with starting the fire by tossing a can of gasoline into the vulcanizing machinery - The man was an unpaid apprentice, who was told he would receive a paying job in the future. (CHM1*TUH)
2000: 2 Alarms - Box#54-15 - 1445hrs - 5706 Radecke Ave - Northeast Baltimore - Fire involved a 3 story brick apartment building - 1st alarm @ 1445hrs = E-54, E-27, E-42, E-56, T-30, T-26, & BC-4 - Working fire @ 1450hrs = T-20, Air Cascade-2, & BC-1 - 2nd alarm @ 1500hrs = E-124 (Aerial Tower), E-51, T-5 from T-30, & Rescue-1 - Transfers = T-5/T-30, T-16/T-20, E-31/E-54, E-26/E-51 - "C" Shift. (TGA)
George T. Ehrman
Serving the men & women of the SC Fire Service.
*** Fire-Police Memorial Mass ***
Saturday, October 19th 2002
The Second Memorial Mass at the Mother of God Catholic Church, 119 West 6th Street, (between Russell/Roosevelt), will honor the victims of the World Trade Center attacks, as well as our local firefighters and police who have died in the line of duty. Service will start at 12:00pm. Dress Uniforms if possible, otherwise duty uniforms.
Pass This On To All Your Fire-Police Contacts. Thank You,
Mike Fronimos-Mass Coordinator
Clermont County, Ohio is hosting a (large) Memorial Procession on September 11, 2002. Starting at Castle Skateland in Loveland, Ohio. The (primarily walking) procession will then march to the Loveland Firefighter's Memorial Park. Each Firefighter & Police Officer marching will carry a U.S. flag with the names of those who were killed, printed on it. During the ceremony, those flags will be placed into the ground around the Firefighter's Memorial.
Line-Up will start at 08:00 with the procession stepping off at 09:00.
Lunch will be provided afterwards, free of charge.
Directions and details can be obtained by calling 513-583-3001
Tom Benjamin - GFD / LSFD
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