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Sunday, February 09, 2003

· STLFN: CREVE COUER (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Creve Couer FPD has a 3rd Alarm Commercial at Craig Park Court and Borman Drive. Evacuation tones have been sounded. [STL819]. 12:44a.m.

· STLFN: CREVE COUER (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Creve Couer FPD has a 4th Alarm Commercial at Craig Park Court and Borman. Evacuation tones have been sounded. [STL819]. 12:46a.m.

· 2nd Alarm QUINCY, MA: Box 1243 at 125 Granite St Fire In The Compactor Room Of Hi-Rise Building Evac's In Progress Floor's 7 Thru 9 M/A To Cover *483.5375* [TAC9-C158]. 1:03a.m.

· U/D 2nd Alarm QUINCY, MA: Box 1243 125 Granite St Co's Attemping To Pull Compactor/Dumpster Out Of The Building Search's & Evac's Of The Bldg On Going *483.5375* [TAC9-C158]. 1:21a.m.

· RANDOLPH, MA: MVA Rt 24 South By The Horse Bridge Jaws Operating Extended Extrication M/A Stoughton A-1 To The Scene *483.6625* [TAC9-C158]. 1:43a.m.

· EAST, HARTFORD, CT: ACW 5 Rector Street-As Many As 6 Cars Fully Involved-One Of Them Near A Building-Full 1st Alarm Assigment Working *460.600* [TAC9-C09]. 2:09a.m.

· FRANKLIN, VA: 2nd Alm Equiv, International Paper, Particle Board Plant. Struct fire in the Plant. Lad Pipes flowing to protect exp tanks. M/A Isle Of Wight Cnty to scene. VFN175 en-route. (VFN175). 2:27a.m.

· FRANKLIN, VA: International Paper, Particle Board Plant U/D: Now 3rd Alm Equiv. Fire in saw dust hoppers & piping. Add'l M/A From Isle Of Wight for Eng, Suffolk & Smithfield for Towers. 3 Lad Pipes flowing. VFN-175 & 10 O/S. (VFN175). 5:10a.m.

· 2nd Alarm MILTON, MA: 221 Corey Lane. Garage Fire. Possible person trapped. Companies charging lines. Searches in progress. M/A en-route. *483.5125* [TAC9-C461]. 6:16a.m.

· PROVIDENCE, RI: W/F Box 4183 at 14 Stella Street. Structure fire. Heavy odor of natural gas in the area. *151.220* [TAC9-C461]. 7:13a.m.

· 2nd Alarm HUBBARDSTON, MA: on Hale St. Building Fire. Several Towns M/A *800MHZ* C101 [TAC9-C50]. 7:40a.m.

· NEWTON, NH: MVA Cranes Crossing Rd at the Railroad Tracks. 1 Car rollover with person trapped. Jaws to work & M/A from Plaistow FD to the scene. *154.190* [TAC9-C31]. 10:21a.m.

· KANSAS CITY, KS: Working fire @ 1540 Freeman x 15th Street. Reported vacant house – fully involved. P4, P14, P15, T14, CAR32/62. [KCFN-02]. 7:11p.m.

· TORONTO (ONTARIO), CANADA: 2nd Alarm 219 Dunview Avenue. Basement Fire In 1 Sty Residential TFN302 [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 7:51p.m.

· 2nd Alarm STAMFORD, CT: 17 Elmwood Street Reported Fire In A Unknown Type Structure CT84 [TAC9-C20]. 7:58p.m.

· STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: STLFD *1st Alarm* @ 5827 Julian. 3-Story Brick Bldg - Fully Involved. PUMPERS: 13-30-28-24-26, HL15, BC805/806, SQD-2. [STL899]. 7:58p.m.

· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: U/D STLFD's *1st Alarm* @ 5827 Julian. 3-Story Brick Bldg - Fully Involved. 2 Exposures On Each Side. Co's Protecting Exp. DC810 Now Responding. [STL899]. 8:01p.m.

· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD's *2nd Alarm* @ 5827 Julian. 3-Story Brick Bldg - Fully Involved. 2 Exposures On Each Side. PUMPERS:10-6-27, HL-2, UCITY-2612, BC803, CMD UNIT-900, FIU-821, SQD-1 [STL899]. 8:04p.m.

· STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: U/D STLFD's *2nd Alarm* @ 5827 Julian. 3-Story Brick Bldg - Fully Involved - Has Collapsed. 2 Exposures On Each Side. Co's In Def Ops. Move-Ups: 22to13; 12to24; 29to28. [STL899]. 8:09p.m.

· TORONTO (ONTARIO), CANADA: 3rd Alarm 219 Dunview Ave: 2 Firefighters Pulled From Bldg by RIT Team. Conditions Deteriorating Requesting Rush On EMS To The Rear. TFN302/300 [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 8:10p.m.

· STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: U/D STLFD's *2nd Alarm* @ 5827 Julian. 3-Story Brick Bldg - Collapsed. Exp Side#2 Has No Ext. Fire In Exp On Side#4 Is Out. Defensive Operations ATT. Will Hold. [STL899]. 8:17p.m.

· TORONTO (ONTARIOR) CANADA: U/D 3rd Alm 219 Dunview Ave: Rescued FF's Being Transported To Hospital In Unk Condition/Fire Extending Up Crews Requesting Big Lines To The Rear Forthwith/Still DWH ATT TFN302/300 [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 8:33p.m.

· WARE, MA: W/F 18 Kingsbury Lane 1st Engine Reports A W/F Fire Thru The Roof. *153.92* [TAC9-C612]. 8:56p.m.

· U/D WARE, MA: W/F+ 18 Kingsbury Lane Command Reports Fire Thru The Roof Of Dwelling Request For Palmer Engine To Scene Warren For Coverage. *153.92* [TAC9-C612]. 9:03p.m.

· STLFN: ST.CLAIR Co., IL: Hollywood Heights FD on scene of a *MVA* on Rt.159 S. of *Dotty's Body Shop* Medstar Ambo resp. Sheriff Deputies to block off part of Rt.159. (STL 835). 9:24p.m.

· DuQUOIN (PERRY Co.), IL: Maj. Emer.-Haz-Mat Train Derailment/16 Tank Cars Derailed This Morning Appox. 0900/16 Rail Cars Carrying, Vinyl Chloride, Hydro Chloride,& Formaldehyde. Approx. 25,000 Gals. Total/800-1,000 Resd. Evac. ATT.[CIFN-3,WICS]. 10:34p.m.

· GREENFIELD (FAIRFIELD Co.), OH: *2nd Alarm* 5011 Bonitta Pl. Heavy Fire Conditions, Structure Fire. M/A From Violet Twp Basil Pleasantville Lancaster Thurston Bloom. FPO/276/260/D284 (c). 10:43p.m.

· CIFN – DuQUOIN (PERRY Co.), IL: U/D - MAJ. EMER-HAZ-MAT: 800-1,000 Resd. Evac. Att For A Extended Period Of Time. Rail Cars Caught Fire/Fire Is Now Out/Numerous Emergency Crews O/S. [CIFN-3,WICS]. 10:44p.m.

· LAWRENCE MA: MVA On Broadway Reported W/Entrapment Jaws Requested Unknown 10-45'S*154.445* C-24 [TAC9-C20]. 11:03p.m.

· STLFN: HIGH RIDGE (JEFFERSON Co.), MO: High Ridge FPD Has A 1st Alarm For A Gas Leak In A Building At 3010 High Ridge Boulevard. No Details Heard But A Move-up Has Been Made. /STL819]. 11:12p.m.

· STLFN: BRENTWOOD (ST. LOUIS Co.), MO: Brentwood Fd Has A 1st Alarm Fire In A Condo At 1532 High School. They Have A Fire In The Back Bedroom. /STL819]. 11:25p.m.

· STLFN: HIGH RIDGE (JEFFERSON Co.), MO: U/D On High Ridge FPD's 1st Alarm Commercial Structure at 3010 High Ridge Boulevard. An Additional Pumper Has Been Requested To The Scene. /STL819]. 11:30p.m.


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Mesopotamia FD (Trumbull): W/F/Explosion 9136 Laird North. MLF S/C'd for 18 year olf female burn victim. LZ @ Middlefield Airport. FPO/D256 ©

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Twinsburg FD (Summit): Extra Company MVA SR 82 over I-480. Cos: Eng 3414, Sqd 3421, 3411. M/A Macedonia FD Sqd 2221. FPO/D703 ©

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Columbus FD: W/F 3880 Pontiac St. Cos: Eng 16, 13, Lad 13, Res16cuE, Med 13, BN 3. 1 sty house. FPO/D217 ©

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Columbus FD: W/F 3880 Pontiac St. RIC: Eng 18, Med 61, EMS 13, SO 2. FPO/D217 ©

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Columbus FD: W/F 3880 Pontiac St. BN 3 reports fire K/D. Holding all companies. FPO/D217 ©

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Canton FD (Stark): W/F 404 McKinley Ave NE. Chief 3 reports fire on 2nd floor, possible people trapped. Cos: Eng 1, 7, TL 9, Chief 3, Safety 3, Eng 4. FPO/D701 ©

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Aurora FD (Portage): W/F 300 East Mennonite Rd. Barn fire. NFI ATT. FPO/D703 ©

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Greenfield FD (Fairfield): W/F 5011 Bonita Place. Cos: Eng 561, 611, Tank 561, 591, Med 561, BN Chief. Fire from garage. FPO/D276 ©

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Greenfield FD (Fairfield): 2nd Alarm 5011 Bonita Place. Add Eng 2, 551, Res 571, Tank 610, 621, Med 592. Heavy fire conditions. FPO/284/D276 ©


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February 9, 20034 - All Times are Eastern Standard Time

00:52:13
**Heavy Rescue** MANHASSET (NASSAU) *MVA W/ Pin* New Hyde Park Rd @ Marcus Rd. Pd O/S Of Mva W/ Entrapment. Mult. Aided. Requesting Forthwith Response. MNS250/432

06:10:41
BRONX 75-3873 AOF 4632 Carpenter Ave Ave @ E 240 St Bsmt Fire 5 Brk Omd 1 Line Run Pwh With All Hands BN-15 I/C (MNS-30*IAP)

06:48:00
CORAM NY (SUFFOLK) - Serious MVA – Rt.112 N/O Pine Rd - PD O/S Advising One Victim Trapped - FD, ESU Enrte. NFI MNS270

06:56:40
U/D CORAM MVA - Request Aviation For Medivac - Crime Scene & Sqd For A.I. MNS270/116

08:12:03
**working fire** SELDEN, NY 82 Highview C/S Wyanette. Chief O/S Confirming Fire In A P/D. Retone For Manpower M/A Coram For RIT. MNS116/805

08:53:22
MANHATTAN ++Water Main Break++ 9th St @ University Pl Fdny O/S A Water Main Break A Bldg With Bsmt Taking Water S/C TAC Unit / Dewatering Unit (MNS-516*IAP)

09:19:54
COPIAGUE NY (SUFFOLK) - W/F #104 27th St C/S North Strongs Ave - Chief O/S Advising Fire 2nd Flr Of A Pvt Dwelling - Retone For Manpower NFI MNS270

09:27:21
STATEN ISLAND +Water Main Break+ 51 Idlease Pl Near Hunter Av/ ESU req to assist for a water main break in a house/ MNS-3

12:31:27
BRONX 75-2682 880 Boynton Av Near Story Av/ 19 Sty 300x150 OMD/ prim search neg/ PWH/ MNS3

12:38:53
U/D BRONX 75-2682: aof 880 Boynton Ave Corrected Size Up Is A 19 Story 300x50 OMD/ All Searches Neg/ Under Control/ MNS3

13:01:44
EAST QUOGUE NY (SUFFOLK) **Heavy Rescue** (29D4/5) aof Lenny Rd. & Spinny Rd. FD/RES/ESUVIC not alert now being extricated. MNS 215

13:09:25
EAST QUOGUE (SUFFOLK) Rqt'g Aviation For Medivac MNS270/215

15:44:22
COMMACK NY (SUFFOLK) - MVA With Pin - Sunken Meadow Pkwy N/O Northern State - EMS O/S Rqt'g Heavy Rescue CFD Enrte MNS270

16:57:41
WARWICK,NY (ORANGE CTY), Roundhill Rd & Big Island Rd, Snowmobile Accident, Aided Trapped Hvy, Lifegaurd 18 Medi-Vac On Stdy MNS-11 16:57

18:12:46
MANHATTAN *Working-Fire* Box 1438 @ 7 Av & W 121 St - Fire In A Tenement - L-30/F.A.S.T. * MNS-2

18:16:10
MANHATTAN-75-1438 *All-Hands* @ W 121 St & 7 Av. 5 Sty Tenement. Batt12 Repts Fire Top Flr. All-Hands On Arrival. D/W/H * MNS-2

18:17:52
MANHATTAN-22-1438 *2nd-Alarm* @ W 121 St & 7 Av. 5 Sty Tenement. Batt12 Repts Fire In The Shaft Extending To Several Floors. D/W/H * MNS-2*

18:28:50
U/D MANHATTAN-22-1438 @ W 121 St & 7 Av. 5 Sty Brk 100x75 Multiple Dwlg. Fire Top Flr & In The Shaft. Schs In Progress. Co's Stretching In. S/C 1 Addt'l T/L. D/W/H * MNS-2

18:50:35
U/D MANHATTAN-22-1438 @ W 121 St & 7 Av. 5 Sty Brk 100x100 Multi-Dwlg. Fire Top Flr & In The Shaft. Div3 Rpts 1 T/L In Oper Knocking Down The Fire. 1 Addt'l Eng (E-80) 1 Addt'l BC (BATT16) S/C'd. D/W/H * MNS-2

18:57:52
U/D MANHATTAN-22-1438 @ W 121 St & 7 Av. 5 Sty Brk 100x100 Multi-Dwlg. Fire Top Flr & Cockloft. Car-13a Rpts 2-T/Ls In Operation. Exterior Ops. Ch-2 Is The Command Channel (485.1875) D/W/H * MNS-2

19:14:32
MANHATTAN-33-1438 @ W 121 St & 7 Ave. 5 Sty Brick 100x100 Multi-Dwlg. Fire Top Flr & Cockloft. Car-13a Rpts Going From An Exterior Attack To An Interior Attack. Searchs In Progress. D/W/H * MNS-2

19:15:55
MANHATTAN-33-1438 *3rd-Alarm* @ W 121 St & 7 Ave. 5 Sty Brick 100x100 Multi-Dwlg. Fire Top Flr & Cockloft. Car-13a Rpts Going From An Exterior Attack To An Interior Attack. Scearchs In Progress. D/W/H * MNS-2

19:31:19
QUEENS, FDNY B*EMS MVA, Hart St & Woodward Ave, EMS Ambulance In MVA At Loc, 1 Minor MOS Injury. MNS432/250

20:06:36
BELLPORT [SUFFOLK] 13/35 W/F aof 662 Michigan Ave X Brookhave Ave. Fire In A Pri Dwg. Retone For Manpower. M/A Hagerman For RIT, Now Being Told Fire Is K/D [MNS342]

20:12:13
U/D MANHATTAN 33-1438 *3rd Alarm* Aof 204 W121 St X 7th Ave 5 Brick 100x100 OMD. Car 13A Dac Spadfora Repts Still Have Pockets Of Fire, Bldgs Dept For Stability & Due To Partial Interior Collapse Req. Fire Marshals Fire PWH MNS2 [MNS342]

20:20:16
MANHATTAN +Transformer Explosion+ West End Ave & 100 St/ Nypd Level 1 Mobilization In Regards/ MNS-3

20:39:50
ULSTER (ULSTER COUNTY) *Serious MVA* NY State Thruway And Rt 209/ Medevac en-route/ LZ Is A Nearby Church Parking Lot/ MNS-3

20:47:45
BROOKLYN W/F Box 1685, 131 Belmont Ave X Sackman St, Fire #6 Fl Of An OMD. MNS432/250

20:50:01
BROOKLYN W/F Box 2692, 1035 53 St x Ft Hamilton Pkwy, Fire on the 3rd Fl of an OMD. MNS432/250

20:51:51
BROOKLYN 75-1685 aof 131 Belmont Ave X Christopher Ave, Fire In A 6 Floor, 17 Sty 20 X 120. MNS-154

20:51:58
U/D BROOKLYN 75-1685, 131 Belmont Ave, Fire 6 Fl of a project OMD, 1 L/S/O A/T/T. MNS432/250

20:53:02
U/D BROOKLYN 75-2692, aof 1035 53 St X Ft Hamilton Pkwy, Fire #3 Fl Of An 3 Story Brick P/D 25x60, Reports Of Occupants Trapped On 3rd Fl. MNS432/250/154

21:02:57
U/D BROOKLYN; 75-2692 aof 1035 53st X 11ave/Ft Hamilton Pkwy.; Main Body Of Fire K/D Heavy Smoke Condition, Still DWH MNS248

21:04:53
**Working Fire** BELLPORT, SUFFOLK CO. Fire In A P/D, Reported Basement Fire, 511 Patchogue Ave, Chief O/S Confirming.Re-Tone For Manpower, Also M/A Haggerman For A R.I.T. MNS 197/74

21:08:32
U/D BROOKLYN; 75-1685 131 Belmont Ave Div 15 Rep Primary Negative PWH/ (2) U/D BROOKLYN 75-2682 1053 53 St @ 11Ave. Fire is PWH MNS248

21:37:53
MN: 75-1334 aof 80 E110 St @ Park Av Fire On #5 Flr Of 20 Sty 50x75 OMD *Now A 10-77-High Rise Residential Assign* By Div3 Enroute, Pri In Fire Apt Is Neg, MNS248

21:44:49
U/D BRONX 75-2719, Odgen Ave X 170 St, Fire In A 6 Sty 75 X 100, Fire On The 5th Floor, Fire K/D & U/C. MNS-154/NYCR712

21:47:37
STATEN ISLAND 75-974 aof 44 Maple Pkwy X Linden Ave, Fire In A 2.5 Sty 30 X 50. MNS-154/248

21:49:21
U/D MN: 75/77-1334 [High Rise Res. Assign + All Hands Operating] Aof 80 E110 St All Searches Neg Fire U/C MNS248/154/NYCR712

22:26:21
LAKEVIEW (NASSAU CO) MVA/Overturn, E/B Southern St Pkwy On Exit Ramp To Eagle Ave. LFD & NYSP O/S, 1 Aided Being Xported To Mercy Hospital, MNS432/250

23:32:54
BROOKLYN 75-794 AOF 691 Quincy St @ Reid Ave Fire 1st Fl Of A 3 Sty Brownstone L108 FAST BN-37 I/C (MNS-30*IAP)

23:38:40
U/D BROOKLYN 75-794 AOF 691 Quincy St @ Reid Ave 3 Sty Brownstone Fire 1st Fl 2 Lines In Oper 1 (10-45 No Code) BN-37 I/C MNS-154/30

23:48:23
U/D BROOKLYN 75-794 AOF 691 Quincy St @ Reid Ave Corr Size Up 4 Sty 20x50 Brownstone Fire 1st Fl 2 Lines Run 1 1st Fl 1 To Basement Searches Delayed Due To Colliers Mansion Cond. 1 (10-45 No Code) BN-37 I/C DIV-15 ENRTE MNS-154/30

23:50:20
FINAL U/D BROOKLYN 75-794 AOF 691 Quincy St @ Reid Ave 4 Sty Brownstone 20x50 Fire 1st Fl Pri Sch Neg 1 (10-45 Code-2 Critical Injury) Fire Is PWH DIV-15 I/C MNS-154/30

23:51:13
**Heavy Rescue** ELMONT (NASSAU) *MVA W/ Pin* 238th St. @ 116 Ave. Elmont Unit O/S Requesting Hurst Tool To The Scene Of An MVA. MNS250/432


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


UNITED KINGDOM
London Fire Brigade Daily Report

07 Feb 03

No workers
Runs for the day: 584


08 Feb 03

1738 F21 Stratford Protected special service on Lavender Street, 10m deep sinkhole 10m x 12m in area at the rear of a commercial & residential occupancy. Channel tunnel ("Chunnel") rail link engineers stabilizing the area by infilling with bulk concrete. 66 civilians evacuated & relocated.

0332 F45 Plaistow 4 pump fire, persons reported at 150 Sutton Court Rd, 2-sty terraced private dwelling 6m x 10m, heavy fire 2nd flr thru the rof using 1 jet & 1 hosereel, 1 civilian rescued.

0745 H28 Woodside Persons reported fire at 287 Portland Rd, 3-sty shop dwellings 5m x 7m, 1st flr fire using 1 hosereel, 2 civilians rescued w/smoke inhalation.

Runs for the day: 687


09 Feb 03

1119 H24 Brixton 4 pump fire, persons reported at 22 Bellefields Rd, 3-sty terraced private dwelling 5m x 20m, heavy fire in the basement extended to 1st flr using 1 jet & 2 hosereels, 1 civilian w/severe burn injuries.

Runs for the day: 656
Runs for the year: 13523


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Brooklyn, N.Y. 02/09/03 @ 23:30 hrs.
Stuyvesant Section

Box 794
address: 691 Quincy Street
between: Reid Ave. & Stuyvesant Ave.

794 @ 23:27
Engs. 222, 214, 277
Lads. 111, 112
Batt. 37

10 - 75 - 794 @ 23:30
Ladder 108 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
Engs. 235, 217* *became available & sent in. Normally 1st. due.
Rescue Co. #2
Squad Co. #252
Batt. 57 Division 15

Fire Building:
3 Story Brownstone 20 x 50 O. M. D.
Surrounding Properties:
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 - 794 @ 23:32
Batt. 37 reports, Will be using All - Hands on arrival, have a fire on the 1st. floor of a 3 story brownstone, occupied multiple dwelling. 2 - lines are stretched, 1 - line to the 1st. floor, 1 - line stretched to the basement. Primary search is in progress. Fire's Doubtful.

@ 23:34
Batt. 37: ( 1 ) 10 - 45 No Code at this time "K"

@ 23:47
Division 15: Primary search is completed thru out & is negative, with the exception of the orriginal 10 - 45, which will make a Code 2. Fire is Probably Will Hold.

@ 23:52
Division 15: Fire is UnderControl. Secondary searches will be delayed due to conditions in the apt. "K"

@ 23:57 Special Call an additional Truck: Ladder 123 is s/c


ExChief84@msn.com


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LOS ANGELES, CA:

Dear Friend of the LAFD:

Knowing of your interest in the Los Angeles Fire Department and its endeavors, I thought I'd offer a final glimpse at this (Fiscal) Year's acquisition of new Fire Department apparatus placed into service to protect the citizens of Los Angeles.

With 653,505 Fire Department responses in our City last year alone, and countless miles and operating hours on our fleet, many of LA's 3.8 million residents are serve are surprised to learn of the actual age and accrued mileage on the gleaming LAFD emergency apparatus that protects their neighborhood.

In fact, just a few weeks ago, the LAFD officially retired a Fire Engine that was placed into service in 1957. Though it had served its final years in relative obscurity as a Foam Carrier, even in the final day of more than 45 years of daily service, it roared to life with enthusiasm. To say we cherish these marvelous machines is an understatement. The ultimate benefactors though, are members of the community, who can rest assured their investment will be well maintained for decades to come!

Thanks to a 15 year vehicle replacement plan approved by City leaders (now completing its second year), the LAFD is expected to complete the on-time and on-budget acquisition of 123 new vehicles during Fiscal Year 2002-03 which ends June 30th.

By the way, did you know that on an average day, the LAFD transports 501 people to the hospital?

To be delivered by June 30th are the final vehicles in a planned 29-unit order of Rescue Ambulances, helping to support and expand our ambulance fleet, which currently includes 106 vehicles on daily deployment, sixty-nine of which are Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulances staffed by Firefighter/Paramedics and thirty-seven which are Basic Life Support (BLS) Ambulances staffed by Firefighter/EMT's.

In addition the current Fiscal Year calls for us to complete the planned delivery of four Tractor-Drawn Aerial Ladder Trucks, thirteen Triple Combination Pumpers, one Brush Patrol, one Bulldozer, one Forklift, one Trailer Mounted Generator, one Hazardous Materials Squad, one Mobile Command Vehicle, two Passenger Vans, eight Pickup Trucks, eighteen Emergency Sedans (three of which will be specially equipped for EMS Supervisor duty), twenty-two Non-Emergency Sedans, seven Emergency Suburbans, one Swift-Water Response Unit, one Utility Service Truck and four Cargo Vans.

All of these vehicles will receive superb care in operation and maintenance, optimizing both the value and lifespan of this municipal investment. In fact, most of these Fire Department vehicles will be in daily service for decades to come, helping us to offer a full-spectrum of services to the residents of America's second-largest City.

Most of you are aware of our Engines and Aerial Ladder Trucks, but what about some of these other vehicles?

The LAFD is making good on its commitment to reliable service and air-quality in the purchase of alternatively powered vehicles. Now in service are nine Toyota Prius sedans that combine a gasoline engine with an electric motor to create an environmentally advanced, fuel-efficient, hybrid:

http://www.toyota.com/html/shop/vehicles/prius

These vehicles will be used throughout our 470 square-mile jurisdiction by LAFD Fire Inspectors in the Department's Bureau of Fire Prevention and Public Safety. These new sedans deliver up to 52 miles per gallon and replace less reliable and less environmentally friendly vehicles that were at the end of their municipal service life.

LAFD's former Airport Shuttle-style "Bus 3", one of three similar (non-staffed) 1989 Fords in our fleet has been retired to salvage, and in its place is a more efficient diesel powered 2003 Ford E-350 18 Passenger Van, Shop #05167. It is one of two purchased this Fiscal Year. It's twin, Shop #05166 is (presently) assigned to LAFD Headquarters as "Bus 200". In the interest of air quality and congestion management, Bus 200 is at times used to shuttle large groups of staff and visitors on official business between LAFD sites during the business day. It is also available at all hours to assist Buses 3, 40 and 89 in moving Firefighters and/or the Public to and from the scenes of emergencies - or transferring those with minor injury or illness to remote medical facilities during large scale multi-victim incidents.

Not only on the road but far below them, the men and women of the LAFD face a multitude of challenges...

LAFD's Tunnel Utility Units are *not* new to our fleet, but have been redeployed to a new neighborhood. This pair of specially configured eight year-old pickup trucks have been assigned to Fire Station 34 in the Crenshaw District for the past several months. These vehicles, the equipment they carry, and the personnel who now cross-staff them, are focused on responding to emergencies at tunnels "in-progress". These resources are no longer needed in primary response to the MTA's Metro Red Line subway, as that construction project has entered its full revenue phase and all life safety systems are in place.

Tunnel Utility 34 and Tunnel Utility 234 are now able to support any necessary Fire Department operations at the East Central Interceptor Sewer (ECIS), a Public Works' project that will connect the master sewer lines that run from the San Fernando Valley through the L.A/Glendale Water Reclamation District, and ultimately end up at the Hyperion Filtration Plant near LAX. To accomplish this, the City's Department of Public Works is currently constructing a single tunnel, 15 feet in diameter through portions of Culver City, as well as LAFD's Battalion 18, Battalion 3, and Battalion 1, ending at the Los Angeles River. This $240 million tunnel project will be approximately 11 miles long and between 65 and 300 feet below grade with only three main portals for entry. The bulk of the project will be inside the City of Los Angeles and is completion is expected in 2-1/2 years.

We welcome you to visit a Neighborhood Fire Station in the City of Los Angeles to see these expertly maintained emergency vehicles that protect our community. More importantly, we encourage you to get to know the men and women of the LAFD who operate these technical marvels in the interest of protecting the public from harm. You can learn more by following the link below:

http://www.lafd.org/visit.htm

If you'd like to be kept aware of the endeavors of the Los Angeles Fire Department, we welcome you to join the LAFD's free Public Information Service by sending an e-mail to:

LAFD-subscribe@yahoogroups.com


Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

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


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Check out Clay Fire Territory ....Protecting Clay Township St. Jospeh County, INDIANA.

The Clay Fire Department protects 21 square miles of Clay Township, including the towns of Roseland & Indian Village. By contract, Clay Fire provides fire and rescue protection for 12 miles, mile marker 69 - 81, of the Indiana Toll Road (I 80/90).


http://www.clayfd.com/


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*** FireNet Group Of The Day: ***

CityWide Paging Hartford, CT, Connecticut's largest Fire & News Paging system now in our 8th year with over 1,200 members. CWP provides fire, accident and major news paging to our membership made up of public safety, media and buffs through out the state of Connecticut. CWP has 30 volunteer dispatchers and operates a toll free in state hotline available to all members. CWP offers service on various Motorola pagers with service customized to the member's needs. CWP operates on MobileComm Service, and now available on MobileComm Flex service. CWP offers a secondary paging service to off system pagers. We have the ability to send timely customized pages for incidents in our coverage area of Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, Rhode Island and the New York boarder towns to any individual pin number in Connecticut or in the USA on any paging service for a small yearly fee. CWP provides a free national service available to any paging group, big or small, in the US. Any group interested receiving CWP USA Paging contact Frank Papa Jr. @ popjr@snet.net

Citywide Paging Ken Kalos / Frank Papa Jr.
P.O.Box 575 Connecticut
Newington, CT 06131
860-666-2772

HOMEPAGE: http://www.citywide.freeservers.com

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PAUL BROWN
STLFN/STL899
wx-tech@ix.netcom.com
http://www.geocities.com/debader21/stlfn.html

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