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Friday, February 21, 2003
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A ON COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. OIC HAS PLACED THE FIRE UNDER CONTROL. RECOVERY OPERATIONS TO BEGIN SHORTLY. REPORTS OF 10-45C1'S ON SCENE. RETURNING ALL M/A EMS UNITS. [TAC9-C51]. 12:16a.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. 150+ PEOPLE TRANSPORTED TO AREA HOSPITALS WITH VARIOUS LEVELS OF INJURIES. ALL DEPARTMENTS IN RI RESPONDED ALONG WITH THE BRISTOL COUNTY MASS AMBULANCE TASK FORCE. [TAC9-C51]. 12:19a.m.
SOMERS, CT: ACW 70 MOUNTAIN VIEW RD-A SINGLE FAMILY HOME-2 ELDERLY OCCUPANTS ASSISTED FROM THE DWELLING-SMOKE CONDITION THRU OUT-M/A REQUESTED FROM ELLINGTON & WEST STAFFORD-1 LINE WORKING *33.44* [TAC9-C09]. 3:04a.m.
U/D - SOMERS, CT: ACW 70 MOUNTAIN VIEW RD-A SINGLE FAMILY HOME-2 ELDERLY OCCUPANTS ASSISTED FROM THE DWELLING-SMALL FIRE WITH SMOKE CONDITION K/D CHECKING FOR EXTENSION-2 AMBULANCES TO THE SCENE *33.44* [TAC9-C09]. 3:24a.m.
WETHERSFIELD, CT: MVA 57 BACK LANE. 1 CAR ROLLED OVER ON TO A SNOW BANK. 1 VICTIM PINNED. REPORTED SERIOUS BLACK ICE CONDITION IN THE AREA *460.625* [TAC9-C09]. 4:44a.m.
From Approximately: 0230hrs EST - NEWARK (ESSEX Co.), NJ: **3RD ALARM** 38 NORTH 7TH ST. FIRE IN BASEMENT OF 2.5 STY WDFRM WITH EXTENSION TO EXPOSURES B&C. RED CROSS FOR 15 PEOPLE. 1 FEMALE TX'D TO HOSPITAL. FIRE IS NOW K/D & U/C. [EAN503]. 5:11a.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. REPORTS OF 39 10-45C1'S AND 164 OTHERS TRANSPORTED TO AREA HOSPITALS. RECOVERY OPERATIONS STILL ONGOING. [TAC9-C51]. 6:15a.m.
BOSTON, MA: ACW BOX 3662 659 RIVER ST STRUCTURE FIRE, COMPANIES CHARGING LINES DWH C520 *483.2125* [TAC9-C33]. 7:56a.m.
MFN-FIRE/EMS: CAROLINE Co., MD (GOLDSBORO) BX 72 - 4TH ALARM HOUSE FIRE ON POPULAR ST. CMD REQ 4TH ALARM M/A KENT CO DE , TALBOT CO MD, TRANFERS IN PROGRESS FROM QUEEN ANNES CO MD NFI ATT [MFN-696]. 8:20a.m.
KANSAS CITY, KS: Working fire @ 832 Lyons x 9th Street. Smoke showing from a 3-story frame. P1, P15, P9, R1, CAR32/61. [KCFN-02]. 9:09a.m.
Update - KANSAS CITY, KS: 823 Lyons x 9th Street. *Evacuation tones sounded* Companies moivng to an exterior attack. Reported basement fire with extension to 1st floor. [KCFN-02]. 9:09a.m.
STATEN ISL, NY: **2ND ALM** BOX-4197 SHARROTS RD @ AUTHUR KILL RD BOAT EXPLOSION NFI (MNS-30*IAP) * 9:21a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** THE PORT MOBILE REFINERY ON THE ARTHUR KILL SHORE LINE. S/C 4 FIRE BOATS ABOVE 3RD ALARM. 3RD ALARM BEFORE ARRIVAL. [EAN301]. 9:21a.m.
STATEN ISL, NY: **3RD ALM** BOX 4197 SHARROTS RD @ AUTHUR KILL RD BARGE EXPLOSION @ PORT MOBILE FLAMES 100FT IN AIR NFI (MNS-30*IAP) * 9:23a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** AREA OF ARTHUR KILL RD AND BLOOMINGDALE RD. LEVEL-3 MOBILIZATION OVER PD. NUMEROUS HAZ-MAT AND "HAMMER" TEAMS BEING REQUESTED. 9:23a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISL, NY: **3RD ALM** BOX 4197 SHARROTS RD @ ARTHUR KILL RD BARGE EXPLOSION POSS PROPANE S/C 4 FIRE BOATS / FOAM UNITS HAZ MAT CO1 / NFI (MNS-30*IAP) * 9:28a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** MOBILE OIL REFEINERY. NYPD AVIATION REPORTING BULK OF FIRE IS LOCATED ON THE WATER. MAY HAVE OCCURRED DURING A REFULING OPERATION. DWH. [EAN301]. 9:30a.m.
STATEN ISLAND, NY: 3RD ALM ON ARRIVAL BLOOMINGDALE RD AND THE ARTHUR KILL MASSIVE EXPLOSION AND FIRE OF A OIL REFINERY [EANSTAFF-EAN10]. 9:31a.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. OFFICIALS ARE NOW CONFIRMING 54 10-45C1 ON SCENE WITH RECOVERY OPERATIONS STILL ONGOING. HEAVY EQUIPMENT BEING BROUGHT IN TO SUPPORT THE EFFORT. [TAC9-C51]. 9:31a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** PORT MOBILE REFINERY. 2 BARGES FULLY INVOLVED, 3RD IS IN THREAT. FDNY ADVISING THEY WILL HANDLE THIS AS A TERRORIST EVENT UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE. NO SUPRESSION IN PROGRESS AT THIS TIME. EAN100 * 700 O/S * [EAN301]. 9:44a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISL, NY: **3RD ALM** BOX 4197 SHARROTS RD @ ARTHUR KILL ROAD BARGE EXPLOSION @ PORT MOBILE... WAS OFF LOADING 10,000 GALS OF FUEL... THERE IS A 100,000 GAL BARGE IN DANGER S/C 2 SATELLITE UNITS. [MNS/STAFF/30*]. 9:46a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISL, NY: **3RD ALM** + 10-60 MAJOR EMER. RESPONCE SHARROTS RS @ ARTHUR KILL RD BARGE EXPLOSION .. VZ BRIDGE IS CLOSED FOR EMER. VEHICLES ONLY [MNS-STAFF/342/30*]. 9:51a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** PORT MOBILE REFINERY. SEVERAL SPOT FIRES ON LAND POSSIBLY FROM THE EXPLOSION. PREVIOUS REPORTS OF PEOPLE TRAPPED (UNSUBSTANTIATED AT THIS TIME). COMPANIES ARE STILL STAGING AT THIS TIME, NO FIRE SUPRESSION IN PROGRESS. [STAFF * EAN301]. 9:59a.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. OFFICIALS ARE NOW CONFIRMING 60 10-45C1 ON SCENE WITH RECOVERY OPERATIONS STILL ONGOING. [TAC9-C51]. 10:06a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** PORT MOBILE REFINERY. SOME FIRE STARTING TO BURN ITSELF OUT. APPEARS TO BE 1 BARGE STILL INVOLVED AND PARTIALLY SUNK. USCG ENROUTE W/SEVERAL CUTTERS AND 2 AVIATION UNITS. FDNY MARINE UNITS STILL ENROUTE . FDNY CONTINUES TO PREPARE FOR LONG TERM FOAM OPERATION. RESIDENTS REQUESTED TO CLOSE THEIR WINDOWS HOWEVER NO OTHER THREAT AT THIS TIME. [STAFF * EAN301]. 10:10a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** PORT MOBILE REFINERY. LARGE VOLUME OF FIRE HAS BURNED ITSELF OUT ON THE WATER. 1 BARGE 75% SUBMERGED. 1 BUILDING STILL FULLY INVOLVED (PART OF FACILITY THAT WAS USED TO LOAD/OFFLOAD PRODUCT). FIRE STILL DWH. [EAN301]. 10:14a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** NYPD SPOKESPERSON RELEASING THAT INCIDENT APPEARS TO BE ACCIDENTAL AND THE BARGE WAS CARRYING JET FUEL. [EAN301]. 10:17a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISL, NY: **3RD ALM** BOX 4197 SHARROTS RS @ ARTHUR KILL RD BARGE EXPLOSION 10-60 MAJOR EMER RESPONSE . 10-80 HAZ MAT. REPORTED JET FUEL FIRE. NFI. [MNS-/STAFF/30*]. 10:28a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** NYPD AVIATION ADVISING FDNY THAT THE ONLY FIRE LEFT IS ON THE BULKHEAD AND THE LOAD/OFFLOAD BUILDING. THE ONLY BARGE INVOLVED IS NOW SUNK. PROLONGED OPERATIONS. FIRE SEEMS TO BE DOWNGRADING. *FURTHER UPDATES ONLY AS WARRANTED*. [STAFF * EAN301]. 10:28a.m.
SANDOWN, NH: DECK COLLAPSE - 180 MAIN ST. DECK COLLAPSE ONTO PROPANE TANK W/LEAK. CO'S LOOKING TO SHUT DOWN TANK REQ FOR ADD'L MANPOWER. *154.19* [TAC9-C158]. 10:29a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISL, NY: **3RD ALM** BOX 4197 SHARROTS RD @ ARTHUR KILL RD BARGE EXPLOSION THIS IS TERMINAL ONLY NOT A REFINERY AS MEDIA IS REPORTING..BN-32 SAFETY BN-40 COMCORD..BN-42/BN-35 FOAM CHIEFS STAGING TO FOLLOW [MNS/STAFF/30*]. 10:33a.m.
GLOUCESTER, MA: ACW ON ROGERS STREET AT FISHERMAN'S WHARF FIRE ON A 30 FT. FISHING VESSEL. FIRE K/D OIC REQUESTING COAST GUARD TO SCENE. *154.160* C158 [TAC9-C101]. 10:51a.m.
STLFN: MASCOUTAH (ST.CLAIR Co.), IL: MASCOUTAH FD HAS A WORKING TRAILER FIRE @ 2677 OVERLOOK DR. x RENTCHLER STATION RD. M/A REQUESTED FROM THE EAST SIDE FD. [STL899]. 11:09a.m.
IDAHO SPRINGS, CO: (0300hrs MST) A MULTI-ALARM FIRE HAS DAMAGED 8 BUSINESSES IN THE DOWNTOWN AREA. [MNN-001]. 11:10a.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. OFFICIALS ARE NOW CONFIRMING 65 10-45C1(DOA) ON SCENE WITH RECOVERY OPERATIONS STILL ONGOING. 164 INJURED, 38 CRITICAL. [TAC9-C51]. 11:14a.m.
2ND ALARM - RIDGEFIELD, CT: ON ROUTE 35. STRUCTURE FIRE WITH HEAVY FIRE CONDITIONS, UNKNOWN SIZE-UP. M/A TO SCENE AND FOR COVERAGE *46.12* CT151 [TAC9-C33]. 11:19a.m.
KITTERY, ME: W/F 3 GREENFIELD DRIVE UNATTACHED GARAGE FIRE [TAC9-C31]. 11:20a.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: 3RD-ALM FT OF BLOOMINGDALE RD AT THE PORT MOBIL REFINERY A BARGE EXPLOSION AT THE LOADING DOCKS. HVY FIRE K/D BY FOAM LINES. [EANSTAFF-EAN10]. 11:35a.m.
NEW BRITAIN, CT: MVA - ALEXANDER AND FARMINGTON. A ROLLOVER WITH ENTRAPMENT. JAWS WORKING. CT19/ [TAC9-C101]. 12:03p.m.
FINAL - STATEN ISLAND, NY: ***3RD ALARM*** PORT MOBIL REFINERY. 2 PEOPLE MISSING, 1 AT S.I. NORTHERN HOSP IN SERIOUS COND. FIRE SUPRESSION IN PROGRESS. APPEARS PWH. [EAN301]. 12:12p.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. OFFICIALS ARE NOW CONFIRMING 75 10-45C1(DOA) ON SCENE WITH RECOVERY OPERATIONS STILL ONGOING. 164 INJURED, 38 CRITICAL. [TAC9-C51]. 12:38p.m.
HARTFORD, CT: W/F 54 ACTON ST. 3 STORY OCCUPIED BUILDING. FIRE SHOWING PER ENGINE 2 ON ARRIVAL. *154.310* [TAC9-C09]. 12:40p.m.
U/D - HARTFORD, CT: W/F 54 ACTON ST. FIRE ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF A 3 STORY OCCUPIED BUILDING. HVY FIRE TOP FLOOR. 1 ADDITONAL ENGINE OVER THE 1ST ALARM ASSIGNMENT. *154.310* [TAC9-C09]. 12:48p.m.
HARTFORD, CT: W/F 197 SOUTH WHITNEY STREET-3 STORY MULTIPLE DWELLING FIRE ON THE 2ND FLOOR *154.310* [TAC9-C09]. 1:09p.m.
STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: STLFD *1st ALARM* @ 1438 FARRAGUT. CAR STRUCK A BLDG w/FIRE & NATURAL GAS LEAK. ALL FF's TO MOVE AWAY FROM BLDG. DC810 RESPONDING. [STL899]. 1:17p.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. OFFICIALS ARE NOW CONFIRMING 85 10-45C1(DOA) ON SCENE WITH RECOVERY OPERATIONS STILL ONGOING. FAMILY NOTIFICATIONS NOW BEING MADE. C302/C461/C28/C339. [TAC9-C51]. 1:23p.m.
STLFN: MASCOUTAH (ST.CLAIR Co.), IL: U/D ON MASCOUTAH FD's WORKING TRAILER FIRE @ 2677 OVERLOOK DR. FIRE WAS K/D ON ARRVL OF MASCOUTAH FIRE UNITS FIRE WAS CONTAINED TO THE KITCHEN (2) 1.75" LINES WERE LAID, 1 LINE WAS CHARGED. SWANSEA FD WAS ON STAND-BY @ THEIR ENG.HSE. CO'S ON SCENE ASST. CHEIF 3501. ENG'S 2111,3511,3512 SQUAD 3510. FIRE WAS U/C AND CO'S BACK IN SERVICE IN 45 MIN. (STL 835 @ SCENE ON EAST SIDE FD ENG.2111, STL 899). 1:23p.m.
STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: U/D STLFD's *1st ALARM* @ 1438 FARRAGUT. CAR STRUCK A BLDG w/FIRE & NATURAL GAS LEAK. GAS HAS BEEN SHUT OFF. BC801 RPT'S SITUATION IS STABLE. [STL899]. 1:32p.m.
EAST HANOVER, NJ: 2ND ALM RIVER RD & RINEMEN RD. 2.5 STY WD FRM DWLG - WELL INVOLVED. REQ MEDEDVAC HELO FOR A BURN VICTIM. [EAN14 O/S: EAN10]. 1:41p.m.
STLFN: ST. LOUIS Co., MO: THE METRO-WEST FPD BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPOINTED VINCENT LOYAL AS THE NEW METRO-WEST CHIEF & STEVE SAGEHORN AS THE ASSISTANT CHIEF OF THE METRO-WEST FPD. CONGRATULATIONS! [END]. 1:42p.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: 3RD ALM FATAL FIRE. ONE CONFIRMED FATALITY, ONE VICTIM STILL MISSING. FIRE IS PWH. [EAN301/10]. 2:21p.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. OFFICIALS ARE NOW CONFIRMING 86 10-45C1(DOA) ON SCENE WITH RECOVERY OPERATIONS STILL ONGOING. FAMILY NOTIFICATIONS NOW BEING MADE. C319. [TAC9-C51]. 2:33p.m.
NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI: W/F 16 BROWN STREET-STRUCTURE FIRE. COMPANIES HAVING WATER PROBLEMS. *154.250* [TAC9-C461]. 2:52p.m.
U/D - NORTH PROVIDENCE, RI: W/F 16 BROWN STREET. DWELLING FIRE. PRIMARY SEARCH IS NEGITIVE. COMPANIES MAKING PROGRESS. (1) 10-45 CODE 3 (MINOR) C201/C28 [TAC9-C461]. 3:00p.m.
VIENNA TWP. (TRUMBULL Co.), OH: 2ND ALARM, SODOM-HUTCHINGS JNO WARREN SHARON. FIRE IN A 2 STY WD FR, FIRE ON 1ST FLR. STA 46 18 23 27 FOR MANPOWER AND WATER. [FPO/313*/258*/D323]. (C). 3:01p.m.
CANTERBURY, NH: MVA I-93 SOUTH BOUND. A ROLLOVER WITH ENTRAPMENT. JAWS WORKING. OIC REPORTS 1 10-45 C3 ON SCENE. *154.355* [TAC9-C101]. 3:26p.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. REPORTED FINAL COUNT OF 95 FATALITIES. ALL BODIES FROM THE BUILDING HAVE BEEN RECOVERED. C461/C302. [TAC9-C51]. 4:14p.m.
WOONSOCKET, RI: ACW 95 FAIRMOUNT ST. "CHECK INDUSTRIES" FIRE IN THE DUCT WORK. 5 STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING. *154.130* [TAC9-C51]. 4:50p.m.
HARTFORD, CT: W/F ON VINE STREET CO'S REPORT HEAVY FIRE SHOWING ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF A UNKNOWN TYPE STRUCTURE *154.310/800* CT182 [TAC9-C20]. 5:12p.m.
YONKERS (WESTCHESTER Co.), NY: *2nd ALARM* MOQUETTE ROW NORTH X NEPPERHAN AVE. FIRE IN AN OMD WITH RESCUES BEING MADE. 2ND AL COS. TO STAGE ON NEPPERHAN & WALK IN WITH TOOLS, MASKS & EQUIP. [MNS342 IAP]. 5:58p.m.
LYNDEBOROUGH, NH: W/F ACROSS FROM 29 CEMETARY RD MOBILE HOME FULLY INVOLVED M/A ENGINE & TANKER FROM WILTON FD *33.64/453.6125* [TAC9-C31]. 6:07p.m.
NEWTON, MA: MVA MASS PIKE WEST BOUND NEAR W.NEWTON EXIT REPORTED 2-CAR W/ENTRAPMENT CAR-2 NOW REPORTS PT HAS BEEN EXTRICATED BEING TREATED BY EMS *483.4625* C520 [TAC9-C20]. 6:37p.m.
U/D - WEST WARWICK, RI: G/A COWESETT AVE. "THE STATION" NIGHTCLUB. 2 ADDITIONAL BODIES HAVE BEEN RECOVERED BRINGING THE TOTAL TO 97. MOST WILL HAVE TO IDENTIFIED VIA DNA OR DENTAL RECORDS. C339. [TAC9-C51]. 6:52p.m.
HENRICO COUNTY, VA: 2ND ALM @ 4331 LAKEFIELD MEWS. APT FIRE. NFI.  (VFN05). 6:58p.m.
STLFN: RICHMOND HEIGHTS (ST.LOUIS Co.), MO: THE NEW RICHMOND HTS PUBLIC SAFETY BLDG OPENED ON DALE AVE, EAST OF BIG BEND RD. ON THUR 2/20/03. IT's THE NEW HOME OF RICHMOND HTS FIRE/EMS, POLICE DEPT. & EAST CENTRAL COUNTY DISPATCH CENTER - DISPATCHING FOR RICHMOND HEIGHTS, CLAYTON, MAPLEWOOD, SHREWSBURY & WEBSTER GROVES FD's. [TT(HL)STL899]. 7:00p.m.
2ND ALARM - CONCORD, NH: 400 VILLAGE ST AT "PENACOOK FIBRE Co." COMMERCIAL BLDG FIRE. M/A FROM BOW BOSCAWEN ALLENSTOWN PEMBROKE & CHICHESTER FDS TO THE SCENE. *154.355/460.5875* (C33) [TAC9-C31]. 7:06p.m.
BRONX, NY: 22-3162 *2nd ALARM* Aof 311 E181 ST X TIEBOUT AVE. FIRE ORIG IN A GROUND FLOOR BEAUTY SHOP IN A 6BK OMD. 100 X100 NOW EXTENDED TO UPPER FLOORS [MNS342 IAP]. 7:19p.m.
U/D - CONCORD, NH: 2ND ALARM 400 VILLAGE ST AT "PENACOOK FIBRE Co." OIC REQUESTING ADDITIONAL TOWER UNIT TO THE FIRE & REPORTS HEAVY SMOKE UNABLE TO FIND SEAT OF THE FIRE DWH *154.355/460.5875* [TAC9-C31]. 7:19p.m.
U/D - BRONX, NY: 22-3162 *2nd ALARM* Aof 311 E181 ST X TIEBOUT AVE. FIRE ORIG IN A GROUND FLOOR BEAUTY SHOP IN A 6BK OMD 100 X100 NOW EXT TO UPPER FLOORS. FIRE IS K/D & PWH RET ALL SPEC UNITS. [MNS342 IAP]. 7:31p.m.
BRIDGEWATER, MA: PEDESTRIAN STRUCK on RT 24 SOUTH AT BURGER KING PLAZA 30 Y/O MALE ABDOMINAL & LOWER EXTREMITY TRAUMA REQ FOR MEDFLIGHT TO THE SCENE *460.525* [TAC9-C158]. 7:31p.m.
EVERETT, MA: ACW BOX-714 at 14 PORTER ST. 1ST DUE CO REPORTED FIRE ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF A STRUCTURE. 1-LINE STRETCHED. FIRE NOW PWH. *154.310* C101/C158/C231/C31 [TAC9-C20]. 7:37p.m.
STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD HAS A W/F @ 3430 MORGANFORD. SMOKE SHOWING FROM A 1-STORY COMM'L BLDG. 1 LINE OFF. [STL899]. 7:40p.m.
3RD ALARM - CONCORD, NH: 400 VILLAGE ST AT "PENACOOK FIBRE Co." FRANKLIN TOWER CO GOING TO WORK & M/A FROM LOUDON DUNBARTON MANCHESTER HOOKSETT EPSOM FDS TO THE FIRE. OIC REPORTS STILL HEAVY SMOKE CONDITION & UNABLE TO FIND SEAT OF THE FIRE *154.355/235/460.5875* [TAC9-C31]. 7:48p.m.
DEKALB Co., GA: 2nd Alarm at 2425 Candler Rd. Candler East Apartments. Multi-story Garden Apartments. Flames showing on arrival. Reported possible entrapment. 6E, 2Q, 2L, 2SQD's, 2BC's, 1DC. [HNAN/BillD]. 8:08p.m.
PATERSON, NJ: *3RD ALARM* IAO 263 HAMILTON AVE; F/I 3STY WDFRM W/ EXP PROBLEMS. PARTIAL COLLAPSE, 1 OCC MISSING. [EAN351]. 8:12p.m.
U/D - CONCORD, NH: 3RD ALARM at 400 VILLAGE ST AT PENACOOK FIBRE BLDG. A VACANT 4 STORY 100' x 400' BRICK FACTORY. OIC REPORTS HE HAS 3 HAND LINES RUN & SEVERAL AERIAL TRUCKS AT THE READY. THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO LOCATE FIRE [TAC9-C31]. 8:15p.m.
U/D - PATERSON (PASSAIC Co.), NJ: **GENERAL ALARM** IAO 263 HAMILTON AVE; M/A TO SCENE & COVER. F/I 3STY WDFRM. DWH. [EAN351]. 8:20p.m.
CHICAGO, IL: 2-11 ALARM @ 6756 S. STONY ISLAND b/o BN23 2STY VAC 100x100 FIRE THRU ROOF. 2-TL 1-SNK 1-LADDER PIPE 1-DECK GUN NUMEROUS HANDLINES. SCENE OF EXTRA ALM OVER SUMMER [CHGO-1/6/7/15*]. 8:45p.m.
U/D - PATERSON, NJ: *G/A* 263 HAMILTON AVE; HVY FIRE K/D, DEF OPS, MAKING PROGRESS, PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF ROOF OF ORIG BLDG; A/C/W. [EAN351]. 9:05p.m.
STLFN: NEW DOUGLAS (MADISON Co.), IL: NEW DOUGLAS FD IS ON SCENE OF A HOUSE FIRE ON STAUNTON RD, 3 MILES EAST OF THE DIAMOND RESTAURANT. HOUSE IS REPORTED WELL INV. BY PASSER BY. NFI. [STL997]. 9:06p.m.
STLFN: NEW DOUGLAS (MADISON Co.), IL: UPDATE ON NEW DOUGLAS FD' WORKING HOUSE FIRE ON STAUNTON RD, OLIVE FD IS RESP. MUTUAL AID WITH A TANKER & MANPOWER. HOUSE IS FULLY INVOLVED ATT. [STL997]. 9:15p.m.
U/D - STATEN ISLAND, NY: 3RD ALM FROM EARLIER TODAY AT PORT MOBILE TERMINAL, THE USCG HAS RECOVERED THE BODY OF THE 2ND MISSING WORKER. [EAN465/100]. 9:36p.m.
SALEM, NH: SHOOTING ON RT 93 SOUTH BOUND OPPOSITE REST AREA. REQ FOR MEDFLIGHT TO LAND AT THE SCENE. *158.8125* C50/C135 [TAC9-C158]. 9:35p.m.
U/D - SALEM, NH: SHOOTING RT 93 SOUTH. POLICE OFFICER SHOT - 1045C2. SALEM FIRE/RESCUE TRANSPORTING TO HOLY FAMILY IN METHUEN. MEDFLIGHT DIVERTED TO HOSPITAL - L/Z ETA 2 MINUTES. *158.8125* C50/C135 [TAC9-C158]. 9:43p.m.
U/D - SALEM, NH: SHOOTING on RT 93 SOUTH. S/C ADD'L RESCUE FOR UNK INJURY. MEDFLIGHT ENROUTE BACK TO BOSTON WITH CONS & ALERT PT EXTENDED OPERATION AT SCENE. *158.8125* C50/C135 [TAC9-C158]. 10:33p.m.
BOSTON, MA: ACW on BOX-727 at 850 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. REPORTED SMOKE SHOWING FROM A COMMERCIAL BUILDING. CO'S CHARGING LINES. *483.1875* C519 [TAC9-C20]. 10:55p.m.
U/D - BOSTON, MA: ACW BOX-727 850 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. CAR-6 REPORTS A FIRE IN A 1-STORY COMMERCIAL BUILDING, A FAST FOOD STORE. CO'S CHARGING LINES *483.1875* C231/C519 [TAC9-C20]. 11:02p.m.
U/D - BOSTON, MA: ACW BOX-727 at 850 MASSACHUSETTS AVE. CAR-6 REPORTS FIRE KNOCKED DOWN - CHECKING EXTENTION - PWH. *483.1875* C519/C231/C933 [TAC9-C20]. 11:12p.m.
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Columbus FD: W/F 457 Cleveland Ave @ Kroger's. Cos: Eng 18, 9, 1, 7, Lad 2, 1, Res2cuE, Med 1, 18, EMS 13, BN 1, 3. Lad 1 reports fire on side 3, possibly involving propane tanks. FPO/D260 ©
Columbus FD: W/F 457 Cleveland Ave @ Kroger's. Heavy smoke throughout. Lad 2 opening roof. Eng 18 hitting standpipe. Access problems due to docked trailers. DWH. FPO/D260 ©
Columbus FD: W/F 1665 East 4th Ave. Cos: Eng 20, 8, Lad 8, Res16cuE, Med 8, BN 6. 1 sty house. Fire/smoke showing. Now K/D. Holding Sta 8. FPO/D260 ©
Columbus FD: W/F 457 Cleveland Ave @ Kroger's. Bulk of fire K/D. Holding all companies. S/C Maintenance 34 for Ladder 2 (Mechanical problems). FPO/D260 ©
Pleasant Valley JFD (Madison): W/F 4940 AW Wilson Rd. F/I Barn. Sta 261 with M/A from Jefferson Twp FD, Prairie Twp FD & Norwich Twp FD. FPO/249/D223 ©
Pleasant Valley JFD (Madison): W/F 4940 AW Wilson Rd. Command requesting Tanker Task Force. Cos: Eng 261, 243, 82, Res262cuE, Lad 251, Tank 281, 251. Defensive mode. FPO/249/D223 ©
London FD (Madison): W/F 1 Stump Ln. House fire. Cos: Eng 361, TL 367, Lad 251, Med 281, Chief 360, 252, 281. Eng 361 reports fire showing. FPO/D223 ©
London FD (Madison): W/F 1 Stump Ln. Eng 291, 292, Res292cuE, Med 280 S/C'd. Heavy fire conditions. FPO/D223 ©
London FD (Madison): W/F 1 Stump Ln. Chief 360 reports fire K/D. Holding all companies. Red Cross S/C'd. FPO/D223 ©
Vienna FD (Trumbull): W/F on Sodom Hutchings Just North of Warren Sharon Rd. Sta 46 with M/A from Sta 18, 23, 27. Called in by Vienna FF. FPO/313*/258*/D323 ©
Vienna FD (Trumbull): 2nd Alarm on Sodom Hutchings Just North of Warren Sharon Rd. Eng 46 (Capt Penrose) has command. Requesting Engine from Youngstown Air Base Sta 10. FPO/313*/258*/D323 ©
Carlisle Twp FD (Lorain): MVA/TRAUMA US 20 area. Male, 20s, Driver, Head Trauma. T-Bone on drivers side. MLF # 1 S/C'd. Return to Akron City. FPO/D703 ©
Lorain FD (Lorain): MVA/PIN on 21st St. Rollover MVA, 2 criticals. UH MedEvac # 12 S/C'd to meet Life Care EMS unit 370 at Community Health Partners West campus. 2nd Helo on S/B FPO/D703 ©
Lorain FD (Lorain): MVA/PIN on 21st St. UH MedEvac # 8 S/c'd to scene, then, diverted to Community Health Partners West Campus. Both victims critical. FPO/726/D703 ©
North Ridgeville FD (Lorain): MVA/PIN Center Ridge Rd & Broad Blvd. Multi car MVA. M/A Avon FD Sqd 452. MF/FPO/D703 ©
Lorain FD (Lorain): MVA/PIN on 21st St. Both victims are medics from Life Care EMS. 1 with fractures pelvis. 2nd victim, unknown condition ATT. FPO/726/D703 ©
Sadsbury, PA FD (Lancaster): W/F on Sadsbury Rd. 2 sty house well off. Cos: Eng 263, 422, 521, Lad 42, Res42cuE, Sqd 42, Tank 52. PA 1/FPO/D260 ©
Lorain FD (Lorain): MVA/PIN on 21st St. Both medics were enroute to a call when involved in MVA. Victim # 1 flown to Akron general Medical Center. Victim # 2 still at Community Health Partners West Campus, unknown if he will be flown out. FPO/726/D703 ©
Maple Heights FD (Cuyahoga): W/F 14519 Reddington Ave. Eng 2 reports smoke showing from front door. Cos: Eng 2, 1, TL 1, Squad 2. FPO/D703 ©
Marietta, PA FD (Lancaster): W/F on West Market St. 1 sty brk comm'l with smoke showing. Cos: Eng 711, 7101, 7105, 791, 792, 841, Lad 87, 75, Tank 71, 79, 710, Res 841, Med 776, Traffic 79, 75, 87. Extra Engine & Tanker Task Force Requested. PA 1/FPO/D260 ©
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SPRINGFIELD (SANGAMON Co.), IL: Structure fire at 2024 Glenwood. BATT-2, ENG 1, 6, 7, 9 & TRK 1 working. Units have heavy smoke showing from a 1-story single-family dwelling. [CIFN*1(H/L CIFN*3)]. 11:07a.m.
Update - SPRINGFIELD (SANGAMON Co.), IL: Structure fire @ 2024 S. Glenwood. Command has ordered Firefighters out of the basement due to 1st floor collapse. S/C additional Engine for RIT. [CIFN*1 (H/L) CIFN*3]. 11:34a.m.
Update - SPRINGFIELD (SANGAMON Co.), IL: Fully involved structure fire @ 2024 S. Glenwood. Fire in a 2-story wood frame. Units have hotspots. Fire now under control at this time. [CIFN*1(H/L) CIFN*3]. 12:38p.m.
ATLANTA, GA: 72 Delmar Lane NW. (Adamsville). Fire in a 1-story dwelling has resulted in at least 4 civilian fatalities. [HNAN DEWms]. 4:55a.m.
KANSAS CITY, MO: Working fire @ 1822 Holly x 18th Street. Called in by inbound plane. Companies reporting a working fire. CAR102, P8, P9, R1, T3, T6. [KCFN-02]. 8:11p.m.
Update - KANSAS CITY, MO: 1822 Holly x 18th Street. 2 lines on a 1-story occupied frame. Fire is PWH. [KCFN-02]. 8:17p.m.
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Feb 21, 2003
Phila Naval Business Center, Phila, PA. After pumping for over 50 hours straight, using a 1000 gpm Fire Dept pumper, Phila Fire boat, and 2 2500grm mobile pumps, the x-USS Sampson is finally out of danger of sinking. The Sampson DDG-10, a 437 foot Charles F Adams class guided missile destroyer built in 1961 is located in the back channel at the former Phila Naval Shipyard, now the Phila Naval Business Center. Visible from I-95, it began sinking on Feb 18, with major flooding in all engine and fire rooms, missile compartment, living spaces, tanks and voids.
A major effort was made by NSWCCD Federal Fire Dept, Phila Fire Dept, Naval divers and Navy Salvage Master to keep the ship afloat. 2nd Alarmers and North Penn Goodwill canteens provided much needed nourishment for those working. Seven peri-jets were placed inservice early on and seem to be abating the water but by mid afternoon on Feb 19th the ship started foundering again at rate of 2 inches per hour.
Two 2500 gpm mobile pumps were called in from Godwin and placed in service, which enabled us to stem the tide and gain ground on the incoming water. All fire units were clear of the scene by early evening Feb 20.
Operating at scene were NSWCCD Engine 1, Squirt 2, Engine 3, Phila Fire Dept Engs 49, 47, 53, 24, 10, L-27 and Fireboat Franklin, US Coast Guard Icebreaker Cleat, Phila 2nd Alarmers and North Penn Goodwill canteens. Phila Fire Dept Eng 1 covered at NSWCCD Phila station.
2/21/03, Approx. 12:30 hrs
Franklin, WI (Milwaukee County) MVA Rollover- 8000 Blk. W. County Line Rd. Dump truck rolled over, Male driver ejected and pinned under truck (DOA). FFD E-203, M-11, A-219, C-220, FPD)
Bronx, N.Y. 02/21/03 @ 20:00 hrs.
address: 311 East 181 Street
between: Teabout Ave. & Valentine Ave.
3162 @ 20:00 hrs. aprox.
Engs. 75, 48, 42
Lads. 33, 56
10 - 75 - 3162 @ 20:05 aprox.
Ladder 38 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
Rescue Co. #3
Squad Co. #41
6 Story Brick 100 x 100 O.M.D.
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 - 3162 @ 20:10 aprox.
Batt. 19 reports, Were using All - Hands for a fire in a 1st. floor store used as a beauty shop. It's a 6 story Brick, commercial on the 1st. floor with multiple dwelling above. We have 2 - lines stretched, 2 - lines in operation. Heavy smoke condition. Truck's are "Opening Up" Searches are underway. Fire is Doubtful.
Division 7: Appears we have extensions to the upper floors, Transmit a 2nd. Alarm "K"
2 - 2 - 3162 @ 20:14
Engs. 43, 79, 46, 81
Lads. 59, 37
Eng. 72 / Satalite 2
Batt. 27 "Safety Cord."
Batt. 26 "Comm. Cord."
Division 7: All visible fire has been extinguished. All primary searches are negative. You can return all the "Special Units" on the 2nd. alarm.
Division 7: Secondary searches are completed & are negative. Fire is Probably Will Hold.
Division 7: Fire is UnderControl.
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LOS ANGELES, CA:
With so much sadness in the news these last few days, I wanted to offer a brief glimpse of life at LAFD Station 70.
Why you ask?
If for no other reason to assure you that life can and must go on - and that yes, the magic still happens...
By Dennis McCarthy
Los Angeles Daily News
Monday, February 17, 2003
He calls himself the mascot of Los Angeles Fire Station 70, but Jeffrey Ewing is more than that -- a lot more, say the firefighters who work there.
He's their friend -- and their inspiration. A kid from the neighborhood who showed up one day nearly 20 years ago and has been coming by every weekday morning ever since to do odd jobs around the Chatsworth firehouse.
So when Ewing walked into Station 70 a couple of weeks ago, crying, the firefighters quickly gathered around him to find out what was wrong.
"Somebody stole my bike," said the 35-year-old man, who suffers from Williams Syndrome.
Williams Syndrome is a rare congenital disorder characterized by physical and development problems, including elfin-like facial features, heart and blood vessel problems, and low IQs. Jeffrey's IQ is 75, says his legal guardian, Bob Francis.
"Since Jeff saw his first firetruck as a little boy, he's always wanted to be a fireman, but obviously that wasn't going to be possible," Francis said.
Maybe not officially, but the firefighters of Station 70 were going to make sure the neighborhood kid was going to get as close to the job as possible.
"He shines the trucks, empties the trash, instructs the rookies on things to do, and has established himself as part of our team," said Capt. Art Perez.
"He calls himself our fire station mascot, but he's really more our inspiration. When he first came here he couldn't remember anyone's name, now he knows everyone and all about their lives.
"Jeffrey's become as much a fireman as any of us."
So much so that when he misses a day or two, the phone starts ringing in his Chatsworth home.
"The guys will call me to find out why Jeff hasn't shown up, asking if he's OK," Francis said. "They worry about him, and that means a lot to Jeff, to have this home away from home, and sense of belonging."
So when Jeff showed up a few weeks ago crying, Perez and his crew knew what they had to do.
A couple of the guys drove over to the Wal-Mart store in Porter Ranch. They were looking at the bikes on display when manager Lanikai Abbott walked up and asked who they were shopping for.
When Perez told her about Jeffrey and what he meant to Station 70, Abbott told the firefighters to put away their money, the bike was on the house.
"I told them it's easy for us to support them but to have them go out of their way to support Jeffrey like this, well, that's something very touching and special," Abbott said.
Jeffrey cried again when they gave him the bike last week, Perez said.
"He was overwhelmed, as emotional as the day he came in and told us he had lost it," the fire captain said.
The kid who was robbed of his dream because of a congenital disorder walked around the station house and, one by one, gave everybody a hug.
"They're my buddies, and I wanted to say thank you," Jeffrey said.
There was one other person he had to thank, Perez told him. Last Friday, Jeff and his new bike sat on top of one of those shiny firetrucks for the ride over to Porter Ranch to see Lanikai Abbott.
"He gave me this big hug and told me I was his favorite," she said. "I got so choked up. It was very emotional."
A few minutes later, the kid who wanted to be a fireman climbed back on that firetruck with his buddies from Station 70, and waved goodbye to her.
Grinning ear to ear.
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Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA
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