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    Default Deadly Roads, Fires, Floods, Serial Arsons, Tornado - Busy week

    Busy week for Calgary Firefighters, EMS & Police (and a very difficult week I'm sure - there were 2 members of the fire fighting community who also sadly passed away)

    Date: Fri Jul 18 12:42:10 2003 - Fatality

    This morning at 9:20am, NINE vehicles were involved in a massive collision at 16 Avenue and Bowfort Road N.W. Fire crews from six different stations were involved in everthing from traffic control to hazardous materials cleanup to the actual extrication procedures.

    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea...124210_21935_0

    Monday, July 21, 2003
    Calgary Herald

    Wild weather -- including reports of a tornado, a strong windstorm and six-degree temperature drop in less than 30 minutes -- hit Calgary Sunday afternoon, sending emergency crews scrambling and city folk scanning the skies.

    http://www.canada.com/calgary/calgar...2-A7CE21DBAB8A

    Date: Mon Jul 21 10:15:28 2003 - Flood/Water Main Break

    Just after 6:00am this morning, fire crews responded to 4515 21 Ave N.W. for a flood call. Upon arrival crews found three houses with more than a foot of water in their respective basements. The heavy volume of water undermined the foundation at 4515, which prompted the Heavy Rescue crew to be called in.

    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea..._101528_2570_0

    Date: Mon Jul 21 14:45:52 2003 - Flood at Mt. Pleasant Pool

    The Calgary Fire Department responded to it's second large flood call of the day at 8:00am this morning.

    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea..._144552_5285_0

    THURSDAY

    Date: Thu Jul 24 15:21:25 2003
    Sarcee Fatality

    This afternoon at 1:40pm fire crews responded to a motor vehicle collision on Sarcee Trail, one half kilometer North of Bow Trail. Emergency rescue crews extricated two patients, one male and one female, from a heavily damaged minivan and both were sent to hospital with critical injuries. Unfortunately the driver of one of the other vehicles was pronounced dead at the scene. Two other patients were transported with minor injuries as well. Sixteen firefighters from five different stations attended this incident.

    Date: Thu Jul 24 18:14:03 2003
    Subject: Simultaneous House Fires

    At 4:40pm this afternoon, on what has already been an extremely busy day for the Calgary Fire Department, two house fires broke out simultaneously.

    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea...181403_20813_0

    Date: Thu Jul 24 21:37:47 2003 Fatality

    This evening at 8:20pm fire crews responded to a rollover accident at 16th Avenue and 10th Street N.W. Upon arrival, crews found six cars involved in a massive collision.

    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea...213747_22878_0

    Head-on claims sixth life in week of carnage
    Saturday, July 26, 2003
    By MELISSA RIDGEN, CALGARY SUN

    A head-on collision in northwest Calgary yesterday added to a string of crashes that has put the city on a record pace for road fatalities. The devastating crash in the far northwest corner of the city claimed yet another life -- the sixth in a week.

    http://www.canoe.ca/CalgaryNews/cs.cs-07-26-0008.html

    Another Arson In City's Southeast
    July 24,2003- Calgary's arson squad is investigating after another car was torched early Thursday morning in the Southeast. There have been 17 similar fires in Queensland since April.

    http://calgary.a-channel.com/news_story.php?id=2799

    Date: Fri Jul 25 06:49:01 2003
    At 2:45am this morning, crews responded to the Blockbuster
    Video store in Westhills Mall for a building fire.
    Upon arrival, crews were met with a fully involved building
    that was consumed with heat and smoke.

    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea...064901_28284_0

    Date: Fri Jul 25 11:44:24 2003
    At 10:40am this morning fire crews responded to a collision between a small SUV and a gravel truck on Burma Road and 84 Street. N.W. The force of the impact forced both vehicles into opposite ditches and damage to the vehicles was extensive. The driver of the gravel truck was taken to hospital with minor injuries but the driver of the SUV was pronounced dead on scene. Fire crews are dealing with hazardous material pick up while Calgary Police investigate the incident.

    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea..._114424_1350_0

    Date: Sat Jul 26 04:46:59 2003
    Subject: Busy Night for Police - 107 Noisy parties, 65 Fights or assaults, and 26 Impaired Drivers (PLUS previously reported bank robbery and another bad accident)

    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea...044659_11390_0

    To access other CITYBEAT NEWS RELEASES
    http://www.gov.calgary.ab.ca/citybea...ent/index.html
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    Apparently I should be checking the forums more often.

    Gah, I remember those couple of days. I was working, and I still remember several of those calls quite vividly.

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    Well hi there Jay lmfao! 3 months later too funny!
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    Guess we're not so busy after all...lol
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    You think three months was long. I was working when Jay wasn't and I remember that time period also.

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    I wondered when you were gonna chime in..

    (Rob and I are dispatchers on opposing shifts, so we end up 'giving' each other the remnants of whatever each other's shift has been working on at the time, if you know what I mean.)

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    Hi Rob, welcome to the forums.

    Funny that we'd meet here before we meet in person at a Firefighters Museum meeting or event LOL. Not that I've had time to go to the last few meetings oooooooopsss! Is that bad that I'm the one that phones everyone but then don't show up myself? hehehe

    I didn't realize until tonight you're the one that took some of the pics on the FMS website. I just posted a pic of Maggie on another thread
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