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    Post World Of Fire Report: 10-11-03

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    Saturday, October 11, 2003

    (Central Time Zone)

    2nd Alarm - BEDFORD, MA: on Ashby Place off Ashby Rd. Fire #2-floor extended into attic of a 2.5-story wood frame. *453.7375/154.340* [TAC9-C10]. 9:05a.m.

    3rd Alarm - BEDFORD, MA: on Ashby Place off Ashby Rd. Heavy fire #2-floor & into attic of a 2.5-story wood frame structure. C925 [TAC9-C10]. 9:09a.m.

    CAMDEN, NJ (CAMDEN Co.) **2nd Alarm** *Haz-Mat* 27th & Sherman Streets. CFD on scene has a railroad car leaking sulfuric acid. Command Post set up 2 blocks away. EMS Special Operations setting up area also. All local hospitals notified in case of transports. EAN3305 [EAN]. 12:30p.m.

    FORT LEE, NJ (BERGEN Co.) **2nd Alarm** in area of Main St. Fire in an unknown type structure. DWH - NFI EAN465 [EAN]. 3:41p.m.

    U/D - FORT LEE, NJ (BERGEN Co.) **2nd Alarm** @ 2038 Lemoine Ave x Main Street. Fire in an unknown type structure. DWH. EAN301/465 [EAN]. 3:42p.m.

    WAPELLA (DEWITT Co.), IL: 1522hrs CT: 2nd Alarm Equiv. Fully involved house fire off 51 1/8th mile on Bucks Rd. M/A from Clinton, Heywork & Waynesville FD's. [CIFN*1(H/L CIFN*102] [STLFN]. 3:54p.m.

    WENTZVILLE (ST. CHARLES Co.), MO: Wentzville FPD *2nd Alarm* on arrival @ Wentzville Parkway x Hwy 61. Storage building - fully involved & thru the roof. [STL557(HL)/899] [STLFN]. 5:38p.m.

    ALEXANDRIA, VA: 2nd Alarm at 344 S. Whiting St. Units on scene with heavy smoke on the 3rd floor. Report of a child trapped. DC62. 10:08p.m.

    ALEXANDRIA, VA: Update: *2nd Alarm* 344 S. Whiting St. Small child has been rescued. Bulk of the fire knocked down.
    DC62. 10:12p.m.

    CLEVELAND, OH - (21:30hrs ET) *2-2-2* 1860 Carter Rd. A 2-story commercial building - well off. Master stream operations. NFI. FPO/700*/D260(c). 10:50p.m.


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    - 0122
    Bainbridge FD (Ross): MVA in the village limits. Sta 800 on scene of MVA with ejection. MedFlight on stand-by. FPO/D276 ©

    - 0133
    Toledo FD (Lucas): W/F 2226 North Erie. 2 sty house fully involved. Defensive mode. Cos: Eng 3, 13, 7, 5 (RIT), Trk 13, Sqd 1, BN 1, SO 136. FPO/D722 ©

    - 0136
    Bainbridge FD (Ross): MVA in the village limits. Med 816 enroute to Adena with trauma victim, 40 minute ETE due to fog. MedFlight to meet at Hospital. FPO/D276 ©

    - 1036
    Erie, PA FD: W/F Box # 312 @ 229 Eagle Point Blvd. Cos: Eng 8, 3, 13, Lad 2, FI 3, DC 324. 1.5 sty house, basement fire from dryer. FPO/801/D217 ©

    - 1507
    Columbus Division of Fire: W/F 735 Dalton Ct. FPO/D217 ©

    - 1645
    Warren Twp FD (Trumbull): W/F 149 North Meadowbrook. Cos: Eng 48, 49, Res47enG, Tank 16, 47-102. TC FIU S/C'd. FPO/D265 ©

    - 1651
    Orange Twp FD/Delaware County EMS (Delaware): MVA/TRAUMA 7040 Africa Rd. Cos: Eng 361, DelCo Med 3, EMS 462. CPR in progress. FPO/D276 ©

    - 1653
    Orange Twp FD/Delaware County EMS (Delaware): MVA/TRAUMA 7040 Africa Rd. MedFlight S/C'd. 15 minute ETE. 40s male victim. FPO/D276 ©

    - 1714
    Orange Twp FD/Delaware County EMS (Delaware): MVA/TRAUMA 7040 Africa Rd. LZ set up. LT 362 on scene, Motorcycle vs tree. Victim now stable. FPO/240*/D276 ©

    - 1834
    Central Twp FD/Madison County EMS (Madison): Extra Company MVA SR 56 & US 40. 4 car MVA. Cos: Eng 291, 292, Med 280, 282. Med 251, 76 S/C'd. FPO/D223 ©

    - 1835
    Central Twp FD/Madison County EMS (Madison): Extra Company MVA SR 56 & US 40. MedFlight # 2 S/C'd. Return to Childrens Hospital. 2nd Helo S/C'd. But cancelled. Unknown reason. FPO/D223 ©

    - 1921
    Northeast, PA FD (Erie): (Delayed from 1700) FATAL MVA I-90 @ Exit 41 WB. Cos: Eng 202, 212, Res 208, Med 30, Sqd 207, 217. Semi vs car. FPO/801/D276 ©

    - 1946
    Liberty TWp FD (Trumbull): (Delayed from 1841) W/F 4762 Michigan. Cos: Eng 34, 35, Res 34, Med 35. Bedroom fire. FPO/D323* ©

    - 2233
    Pick-a-Fay JFD (Fayette): FATAL MVA at the City Limits by the S-Curves. PFJFD & Fayette County Med 1 & 3working. MedFlight on stand-by and cancelled. FPO/276/D217 ©

    - 2344
    Cleveland FD: (Delayed from 2130) 2-2-2 1860 Carter Rd. 2 sty comm'l bldg well involved. Defensive mode. FPO/D700 ©

    - 2357
    Whitehall Division of Fire (Franklin): W/F 5154 Longbranch Lane. Multi sty apt bldg, well involved. FPO/260/221/D284 ©

    - 2359
    Whitehall Division of Fire (Franklin): W/F 5154 Longbranch Lane. Cos: Eng 151, 161, 23, TL 23, 131, Res4cuE, Med 151, 152, BN 151, 131, 6. Eng 151 reports heavy fire on 2nd floor. FPO/276/260/221/D284 ©


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    New York City Metro Area Fire Incidents
    as dispatched over the Metro Notification System

    MNS PAGED REPORTS FOR F.D.N.Y.

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2003

    ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN:

    @ 00:43
    BROOKLYN: 7-5-4112 -ALL-HANDS- @ E 66 ST & STRICKLAND AV. FD RPTs A 20 FOOT BOAT FULLY INVOLVED IN THE MARINA - D/W/H * MNS-2

    @ 01:10
    BROOKLYN: W/F (10-75) BOX 4084 @ FLATLANDS AV & VAN SICKLEN AV - BLDG FIRE * 3345/MNS-2

    @ 10:19
    BROOKLYN: 7-5-4084 -ALL-HANDS- @ FLATLANDS AV & VAN SICKLEN AV. FIRE IN AN OCCUPIED MULTIPLE DWLG. 1-LINE RUN. ALL VISIBLE FIRE K/D. HVY SMOKE THRU OUT. NO SIZE UP GIVEN. SEV'L APTs REPORTING SMOKE. P/W/H * MNS2

    @ 10:38
    BROOKLYN: 7-5-4084 @ 1019 VAN SICKLEN AV nr FLATLANDS AV. 8 STY BRK 200 x 200 OMD. FIRE IN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT. FD RPTs 10-41 CODE 1 (SUSPICIOUS FIRE/OCCUPIED BLDG) FIRE IN THE OTHER SHAFT YESTERDAY. FIRE U/C MNS2

    @ 16:00
    BROOKLYN: W/F (10-75) BOX 1628 @ E 94 ST & EAST NEW YORK AV. FIRE TOP FLR - OCCUPIED MULTIPLE DWLG. L-120 / FAST. BATT38 I/C * MNS-2

    @ 16:05
    BROOKLYN: 7-5-1628 -ALL-HANDS- aof 35 E 94 ST nr RUTLAND RD. 6 STY BRK 200 x 80 OMD. BATT-38 RPTs FIRE TOP FLR. 2-LINEs RUN. D/W/H * MNS-2

    @ 16:15
    BROOKLYN: 7-5-1628 aof 35 E 94 ST nr RUTLAND RD. 6 STY BRK 200 x 80 OMD. FIRE TOP FLR. BATT- 38 RPTs FIRE K/D. PRI/SCH FIRE APT NEGATIVE. P/W/H * MNS-2

    @ 17:09
    BROOKLYN: *CONFINED-SPACE RESCUE* KINGS BORO 4 WALK & PACIFIC ST. FDNY O/S RPTs A MALE STUCK INSIDE AN INCENERATOR CHUTE - MALE IS STUCK IN THE RAM OF THE COMPACTOR * MNS-2

    @ 18:58
    MANHATTAN: BOX 1577 559 LENOX AVE @ WEST 138 ST. PARTICAL ROOF COLLAPSE OF A VACANT BUILDING. BATT 16 HAS REQUESTED THE RESPONSE OF A TL & RES 3 & SQ 41 ARE TO CONTINUE IN. SUBWAY LINES # 2 & 3 TO BE SHUT DOWN. MNS #10

    @ 19:00
    MANHATTAN: BOX 1577 559 LENOX AVE @ WEST 138 ST. PARTICAL ROOF COLLAPSE OF A VACANT BUILDING. OEM & BUILD DEPT HAVE BEEN REQUESTED. DIV 6 & SOC CHIEFS ENROUTE. PD ALSO RESPONDED. 1 CIVILIAN INJ - STRUCK BY VEHICLE, EMS REQUESTED. MNS #10

    @ 19:01
    STATEN ISLAND: 7-5-0064 @ 115 BROOK NEAR JERSEY - FIRE ON TOP FL OF A 3 FR 25 X 30, DWELLING WITH COMMERCIAL ON 1 FL. FIRE HAS BEEN DARKEN DOWN. MNS #10

    @ 19:06
    STATEN ISLAND: 7-5-0064 @ 115 BROOK ST. @ JERSEY ST. - FIRE ON TOP FL OF A 3 FR 25 X 30, DWELLING WITH COMMERCIAL ON 1 FL. FIRE HAS BEEN DARKEN DOWN ON 3RD FL. PRIM SEARCH IS NEG ON 3 FL. TRUCKS OPENING UP, PWH. MNS #10

    @ 19:10
    MANHATTAN: **UNSTABLE BLDG** BOX 1577 LENOX AVE PART / REAR COLLAPSE OF BLDG
    IRT #3 LINE SHUT DOWN NFI DIV-6 MNS-30

    @ 19:13
    MANHATTAN: BOX 1577 559 LENOX AVE @ WEST 138 ST. DIV 6 RPTS THAT THEY HAVE 4 BUILDINGS BEING REHABBED. WORKERS HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM ALL BUILDINGS. MNS #10

    @ 19:14
    MANHATTAN: **PART/COLLAPSE** BOX 1577 AOF 559 LENOX AVE X W 138 ST (4) BLDGS ARE UNSTABLE BLDGS DEPT ENRTE ALL ARE UNDER CONST. WORKERS REMOVED IRT 2/3 LINES SHUT DOWN DIV-6 MNS-10/30

    @ 21:55
    BRONX: W/F BOX 3178 AOF 365 4TH ST X WEBSTER AVE FIRE IN A OMD CIDS 9 STY TO 15 STY 190 X 450 MNS-30

    @ 21:58
    BRONX: 10-77 HI RISE OMD ASSIGN BOX 3178 AOF 365 4TH ST X WEBSTER AVE FIRE IN A OMD
    L-37 FAST BN-19 MNS-30

    @ 22:01
    BRONX: 10-77 HI RISE OMD ASSIGN BOX 3178 AOF 365 4TH ST X WEBSTER AVE FIRE IN A OMD L-37 FAST E-45 CFRD BN-26 SAFETY DIV-7 BN19 MNS-30

    @ 22:03
    BRONX: 7-5 / 10-77-3178 HI RISE OMD CIDS 9 STY TO 15 STY 190 X 450 OMD FIRE 2ND FL 2 LINES RUN 1 IN OPER. SCHS UNDERWAY DIV-7 MNS-30

    @ 22:06
    BRONX: 7-5-10-77-3178 CORR TO 365 FORD ST X WEBSTER AVE HI RISE OMD FIRE 2ND FL MNS-10/30

    @ 22:08
    BRONX: 7-5-10-77-3178 AOF 365 FORD ST X WEBSTER AVE 15 BRK 190 X 450 OMD FIRE 2ND FL
    2 LINES RUN MAIN BODY FIRE K/D HVY SMK THRU OUT TKS OPEN'EN UP DIV-7 I/C MNS-30

    @ 22:15
    BRONX: 7-5-10-77-3178 HI RISE OMD ASSIGN AOF 365 FORD ST X WEBSTER AVE 15 BRK 190 X 450 OMD FIRE 2ND FL ALL VIS /FIRE K/D PRI SCH NEG FIRE APT & FL ABOVE FIRE PWH DIV-7 I/C
    MNS-10/30

    @ 23:47
    BROOKLYN: *BURN-VICTIM* OCEAN PKWY & AVE "X" -- F D O/S RPTs A SUSPICIOUS BURN VICTIM POSS IN AN AUTO - 10-45 CODE 3 TRANSMITTED FOR A (SERIOUS-INJURY) FIRE MARSHALs REQUESTED - FD RPTs THIS OCCURED IN A . ."SENSITIVE-AREA" ** MNS-2


    MNS PAGED REPORTS FOR METRO N. Y. STATE & VICINITY:

    SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2003

    ALL TIMES ARE EASTERN:

    @ 14:57
    COPAIGUE, N.Y. (SUFFOLK) WORKING FIRE** 46 SALTAIRE C/S E. RIVERA. M/A LINDENHURST FOR A RIT TEAM. [MNS125 IAP]

    @ 22:43
    RONKONKOMA, N.Y. W/F MAGNOLIA / FULTON FIRE IN UNKNOWN STRUCTURE RONKONKOMA HAS A DINNER THAT NESCONSSET IS COVERING ONE ENGINE ON SCENE HAS SMOKE SHOWING REQUESTS FULL DEPARTMENT RESPONSE FROM NESCONSSETT ,


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    TAC-9 RADIO & PAGING INCIDENT REPORT:
    (Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, and Vermont).

    Saturday, October 11, 2003
    (Eastern Time Zone)

    MVA BRISTOL RI HOPE ST @ CONSTITUTION ST W/ENTRAPMENT SPECIAL HAZARDS S/C FOR EXTRICATION *154.145* C44 [TAC9-C20]. 1:14a.m.

    U/D MVA BRISTOL RI HOPE ST X CONSTITUTION ST 1-1045-C2 HAS BEEN EXTRICATED BEING TRANSPORTED TO RI HOSPITAL TRAUMA CENTER BY ALS *154,145* C44 [TAC9-C20]. 1:27a.m.

    W/F PAWTUCKET RI 211 COLUMBUS AVE REPORTED FIRE IN A TEXTILE MILL SMOKE SHOWING *154.445* C44 [TAC9-C20]. 2:09a.m.

    ACW BROCKTON MA BOX-3126 40 HERARD AVE CAR-56 REPORTS FIRE IN THE BUILDING W/SPRINKLERS OPERATING 1-LINE STRETCHED AND OPERATING *154.3100* C44 [TAC9-C20]. 3:05a.m.

    ACW BOSTON MA BOX-6263 1129 SARATOGA STREET EAST BOSTON REPORTED FIRE ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF A OCCUPIED STRUCTURE CO'S CHARGING LINES *483.1875* [TAC9-C20]. 3:09a.m.

    U/D ACW BOSTON MA BOX-6263 1129 SARATOGA STREET CAR-1 REPORTS FIRE ON THE 3RD FLOOR OF 3-STORY BRICK AND WOOD OCCUPIED STRUCTURE 3-LINES STRETCHED AND OPERATING ACW *483.1875* C44 [TAC9-C20]. 3:13a.m.

    U/D ACW BROCKTON MA BOX-3126 40 HERROD AVE CAR-56 REPORTS FIRE IN 2-ROOMS OF A OCCUPIED STRUCTURE FIRE KNOCKED 1-1045 BEING TREATED BY EMS PWH *154.310/155.385* C44 [TAC9-C20]. 3:19a.m.

    U/D ACW BOSTON MA BOX-6263 1129 SARATOGA STREET CAR-1 REPORTS HEAVY FIRE KNOCKED DOWN CO'S CHECKING FOR EXTENTION PWH *483.1875* [TAC9-C20]. 3:21a.m.

    ACW PROVIDENCE RI BOX 4119 172 FEDERAL ST FIRE IN A 3 STORY WOOD FRAME FIRE IN THE BASEMENT FIRE 1 LINE IN USE FIRE K/D PWH *151.220* [TAC9-C319]. 8:32a.m.

    W/F GLENBURN ME OFF RT 221 HOUSE FIRE SEVERAL TOWNS MUILT AID FIRE K/D FIRE UNDER CONTROL C91/C101 [TAC9-C319]. 9:39a.m.

    HAZ-MAT DURHAM ME 1430 HALLOWELL RD BIG SKY ACRES CAMPGROUND LARGE PROPANE LEAK M/A FROM FREEORT FOR TANKER TO BROWN RD FOR WATER SHUTTLE *143.265/154.385* C38 [TAC9-C319]. 8:51a.m.

    W/F DOUGLAS, MA: 4 ELM ST. HOUSE FIRE. M/A FROM UXBRIDGE AND SUTTON. *33.960* [TAC9-C51]. 9:56a.m.

    2ND ALARM BEDFORD MA ON ASHBY PL OFF ASHBY RD FIRE #2-FLOOR EXTENDED INTO ATTIC 2.5-STY WDFR *453.7375/154.340* [TAC9-C10]. 10:05a.m.

    3RD ALARM BEDFORD MA ON ASHBY PL OFF ASHBY RD HEAVY FIRE #2-FLOOR & INTO ATTIC 2.5-STY WOODFRAME C925 [TAC9-C10]. 10:09a.m.

    MVA HOLLIS, ME: RTE 117 & 35. WITH ENTRAPMENT. 2 TRAUMA PATIENTS. 1 10-45C1. M/A FROM WATERBORO. *460.550* (C38) [TAC9-C51]. 10:48a.m.

    W/F STRATHAM, NH: LOT 34 SPRUCEWOOD LN. FIRE IN THE ATTIC OF A HOUSE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. *154.190* (C220) [TAC9-C51]. 11:07a.m.

    W/F BARRINGTON, NH: ON RTE 125. FIRE IN A COMMERCIAL BUILDING. *154.190* (C220) [TAC9-C51]. 11:07a.m.

    MVA HANOVER MA 116 EAST ST REPORTED CAR VS PEDESTRIAN REQUEST FOR BOSTON MEDFLIGHT ALSO A SECOND AMBULANCE. REQUEST FOR BCI/PHOTO RECON. *484.400* C238 [TAC9-C519]. 11:54a.m.

    U/D MVA HANOVER MA 116 EAST ST BOSTON MEDFLIGHT IS UNAVAIL. DUE TO WEATHER. SOUTH SHORE PARAMEDIC 1 REQUESTED TO THE SCENE. *484.400* C238/C716 [TAC9-C519]. 12:00p.m.

    W/F DEDHAM, MA: ON INCINERATOR RD. STRUCTURE FIRE. M/A TO WORK AND COVER. *153.950* [TAC9-C51]. 12:12p.m.

    U/D W/F DEDHAM, MA: ON INCINERATOR RD. OIC REPORTS A 40 FOOT BOX TRAILER FULLY INVOLVED WITH EXTENSION TO THE STRUCTURE. *153.950* [TAC9-C51]. 12:12p.m.

    W/F GRANBY CT 152 TURKEY HILLS RD 2-STY WOODFRAME FIRE IN THE CEILING MUTUAL AID REQUESTED CT3670/1396 [TAC9-C10]. 12:28p.m.

    W/F LYNN MA BOX-213 70 GRANITE STREET SUNBRIDGE NURSING HOME *154.415/153.800 C520 [TAC9-C20]. 2:01p.m.

    MVA WALTHAM MA TOTTENPOND ROAD @WINTER STREET REPORTED 3-CAR W/ENTRAPMENT JAWS WORKING *453.8375* [TAC9-C20]. 2:10p.m.

    W/F METHUEN, MA. 3 MAGNOLIA ROAD-DWELLING FIRE-REQUEST FOR EMS TO SCENE. *154.010* C33 [TAC9-C461]. 4:01p.m.

    W/F SPRINGFIELD MA ON MELROSE STREET-A VACANT STRUCTURE-FIRE SHOWING PER ENGINE 8 *154.175* [TAC9-C09]. 4:54p.m.

    U/D W/F SPRINGFIELD MA ON MELROSE STREET-2 STORY VACANT DWELLING-FIRE ON THE 2ND FLOOR-USING ALL COMPANIES *154.175* [TAC9-C09]. 5:02p.m.

    HAZMAT ONSET, MA: ONSET VILLAGE. UNKNOWN WHITE POWDER IN AN ENVELOPE. REQUEST FOR PARTIAL TIER 1 HAZMAT RESPONSE. *33.92* (C116/C461/C251). [TAC9-C51]. 5:09p.m.

    BRISTOL NH 130 NORTH MAIN ST. PERSON PINNED UNDER A VEHICLE, S/C RESCUE & ENG. TO SCENE ALSO REQ. ALS, AIR BAGS IN USE. 1-10-45C2 159.900 & 154.280 [TAC9-C21]. 9:54p.m.

    ACW LEBANON CT 261 BABCOCK HILL RD-A KITCHEN FIRE-1 LINE WORKING OIC REPORTS VISBLE FIRE KNOCKED DOWN *33.90* [TAC9-C09]. 9:55p.m.

    MVA BOW NH HALL ST. & RTE 3-A VEHICLE IN RIVER WITH ENTRAPMENT. M/A RESCUES FROM CONCORD & HOPKINTON TO SCENE. 154.355 & 154.235 [TAC9-C21]. 10:54p.m.

    U/D BOW NH: OIC REPORTS 1 PERSON STILL MISSING & ALL OTHERS ACCOUNTED FOR. ALL HANDS STILL WORKING. 154.355 & 154.235 [TAC9-C21]. 11:06p.m.

    W/F KENDUSKEAG ME ON RTE 15 "OLD TOWN LUMBER COMPANY" A BUILDING FIRE *153.74* C91 [TAC9-C135]. 11:07p.m.


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    Saturday, October 11, 2003
    (Eastern Time Zone)

    MECHANICSVILLE, VA: MVA W/TRAP - RT 360 & LEE DAVIS RD. MULTI VEHICLES, EXTRICATION IN PROGRESS ON 1, TOTAL OF 2 PATIENTS. ENG-7. SQD-7, MED-143, CRSH TRK-148, EMS-5 ON SCENE. OPS ON TAC 6/800 (VFN102). 6:01p.m.

    (U/D) MECHANICSVILLE, VA: MVA W/TRAP - RT 360 & LEE DAVIS RD. EXTRICATION COMPLETED (8 MINS) PACKAGING PATIENTS ATT. TRK-148 CLEARING *FINAL* (VFN102). 6:10p.m.

    JAMES CITY/COUNTY, VA-MERRY OAKS, C/G FOR MVA WITH EXTRICATION, LIFEFLIGHT ENROUTE, JC MEDIC 11 IS GROUND CONTACT 154.355, AND STATE M/A. [VFN70 ] (VFN35). 7:09p.m.

    SMITHFIELD (ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY), VA - MULTI-VEHICULAR ACCIDENT W/TRAPS-CO'S 50/60/70 WKNG, CO 10 PROVIDING FILL (VFN113). 10:00p.m.

    SUFFOLK, VA W/F 400BLK JACKSON ROAD. 1STY VACANT HOME FULLY INVOLVED PER B1. STRUCTURE NOW COLLAPSED. (VFN35). 10:14p.m.

    U/D SUFFOLK, VA W/F JACKSON ROAD. STRUCTURE COLLAPSED TO GROUND - TOTAL LOSS. DOUSING AND PROTECTING AREA OF FLYING EMBERS. *FINAL* (VFN35). 10:25p.m.

    NORFOLK,VA-7629 VICTORY DR-HAZMAT INCIDENT-E9 O/L RQST FULL HAZMAT RESPONSE (TAC5) [VFN35] (VFN113). 10:44p.m.

    NORFOLK,VA - 7639 VICTORY DR -HAZMAT- DIESEL LEAK FRM TRUCK,CNTRLD-HLDNG 1E, 1RSC (VFN113). 10:56p.m.

    ALEXANDRIA, VA: **2nd ALARM** 344 S. WHITING ST. UNITS O/S HEAVY SMOKE 3rd FLOOR. REPORT OF CHILD TRAPPED [DC62] (VFN102). 11:14p.m.

    [U/D] ALEXANDRIA, VA: **2nd ALARM** 344 S. WHITING ST. SMALL CHILD HAS BEEN RESCUED, BULK OF FIRE KNOCKED DOWN [DC62][VFN35] (VFN102). 11:24p.m.


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    Covering New Jersey, New York Metro area and
    parts of Pennsylvania & Delaware.

    Saturday, October 11, 2003
    (Eastern Time Zone)

    BROOKLYN,NY *ALL HANDS* BOX 4084 @ 1019 VAN SICLEN AVE. DIV 15 HAD FIRE IN THE ELEVATOR SHAFT OF A 8 STY 200 X 200 OMD. 1 L/S/O AND THE FIRE IS K/D. DIV 15 HAS TRANSMITTED A 10-41 (SUSPICIOUS FIRE) ON THE BOX. FIRE IS U/C. EAN90. 1:49a.m.

    NEWARK NJ **CONDITION 4** NEWARK LIBERTY AIRPORT RUNWAY 4 RIGHT AIRBUS 320 INBOUND WITH COMPUTER FAILURES PAPD CRASH TRUCKS IN POSITION UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF OCCUPANTS EAN3311. 2:09a.m.

    MT HOLLY U/D **4TH-ALARM** NJ (BURLINGTON) @#2 HIGH ST FIRE IS U/C (0215HRS) ALL CO'S WORKING FOR OVERHAUL EAN3305. 2:40a.m.

    PATERSON NJ, (PASSAIC) **WORKING FIRE** 447 MARSHALL ST. 1ST FL FIRE IN A COMMERCIAL BLDG. 1 LINE WORKING. DWH. EAN301. 6:06a.m.

    U/D PATERSON NJ, (PASSAIC) **WORKING FIRE** 447 MARSHALL ST. MAIN BODY OF FIRE K/D. COMPANIES OVERHAULING. PWH. EAN301. 6:14a.m.

    ELIZABETH NJ (UNION) HAZMAT - JULIA ST - ABANDONED TRAILER LOADED W/55 GAL. DRUMS WHICH ARE LEAKING AN UNK. SUBSTANCE...FD/HAZMAT/DEPE ALL NOTIFIED...HOT ZONE ESTABLISHED... EAN44. 6:50a.m.

    BROOKLYN **ALL HANDS** BOX 3534 1 WHIPLE ST FIRE ON THE 2ND FL OF A 6 STORY OMD 100X75 S/C ADD TRUCK OVER THE A/H'S FIRE IS DWH EAN685. 7:25a.m.

    U/D BROOKLYN **ALL HANDS** BX 3534 1 WHIPLE ST FIRE ON THE 2ND FL DARKEN DOWN SEARCHES UNDERWAY 3 H/L/S/O S/C 1 AND 1 FIRE IS DWH EAN685. 7:39a.m.

    ELIZABETH -UPDATE- JULIA ST HAZMAT - RELIEFS MADE AT SCENE...THIS WILL BE PROLONGED OPS...COUNTY HAZMAT DOING AN ENTRY TO ATTEMPT PRODUCT I.D. EAN44. 8:03a.m.

    QUEENS A/H'S BOX 9424, 44-15 COLDEN ST, DIV-14 HAD FIRE IN AN OMD, ALL VISIBLE FIRE EXTINGUISHED, PRIMARY SEARCHED (-) FIRE U/C EAN100. 8:44a.m.

    JERSEY CITY NJ, (HUDSON) **WORKING FIRE* 18TH ST AND MARIN BLVD. FIRE IN A VACANT 1STY COMMERCIAL. EAN800 * EAN301. 12:01p.m.

    MANHATTAN NY, **FALLING DEBRIS** ON WASHINGTON ST. FALLING DEBRIS FROM A BUILDING UNDER CONSTRUCTION. FD ADVISING THE STREET WILL BE SHUT DOWN FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. EAN301. 12:38p.m.

    NEWARK NJ, (ESSEX) **ALL HANDS** **HAZ-MAT** ON AVENUE "L" NEAR WILSON AVE. FIRE IN A COMMERCIAL BLDG. 2 VICTIMS RESCUED, 1 VICTIM STILL UNACCOUNTED FOR. FIRE INVOLVED A CHEMICAL VAT. EAN301. 1:08p.m.

    U/D NEWARK NJ, (ESSEX) **ALL HANDS** **HAZ-MAT** ON AVENUE "L" NEAR WILSON AVE. ALL VICTIMS HAVE BEEN ACCOUNTED FOR. FIRE IS PWH WITH ONGOING HAZ-MAT OPERATIONS. EAN301. 1:11p.m.

    CAMDEN CITY NJ (CAMDEN) **2ND-ALARM** *HAZ-MAT* 27TH & SHERMAN STS. CFD O/S HAS A RAILROAD CAR LEAKING SULFURIC ACID. CMND POST SET UP 2 BLOCKS AWAY. EMS SPEC OPS SETTING UP AREA ALSO. ALL LOCAL HOSP'S NOTF'D IN CASE OF TRANSPORTS. EAN3305 EAN3305. 1:30p.m.

    RAHWAY NJ: W/F 2105 ST GEORGE AV WORKING APT FIRE IN A GARDEN APT COMPLEX 2-HL'S IN OPP EAN45 ON SCENE EAN44// EAN10. 1:56p.m.

    U/D RAHWAY NJ: W/F 2105 ST GEORGE AV FIRE CONFINED TO THE KITCHEN FIRE K/D & U/C EAN45 ON SCENE EAN44// EAN10. 2:16p.m.

    HADDONFIELD NJ (CAMDEN) *FUMES-INCIDENT* 533 GROVE ST. FD O/S HAS A LRG PROPANE TANK LEAKING. UNABLE TO STOP LEAK ATT. M/A CHERRY HILL HAZ MAT, & LADDER CO FOR FAST TEAM. ALSO AUDUBON FD TO SCENE. FD EVACUATING RESIDENTS IN AREA. EAN3305. 4:31p.m.

    FORT LEE, NJ (BERGEN) **2ND ALARM** IAO MAIN ST. - FIRE IN AN UNK. TYPE - DWH - NFI EAN465 EAN465. 4:41p.m.

    U/D FORT LEE, NJ (BERGEN) **2ND ALARM** @ 2038 LEMOINE AVE. x MAIN ST. - FIRE IN AN UNK. TYPE - DWH EAN301/465 EAN465. 4:42p.m.

    NEWTON, NJ (SUSSEX) **LARGE BRUSH FIRE** IRO "AME'S STORE" - NNJFFS/FD OPERATING ALONG W/ M/A CO'S FOR A LARGE BRUSH FIRE - WATER DROPS ENROUTE NWECS * EAN465. 5:11p.m.

    HADDONFIELD NJ (CAMDEN) U/D *FUMES-INCIDENT* 533 GROVE ST. TANK IS NEARLY EMPTY ATT. HOMES ARE NEG FOR FUMES. SIT IS U/C EAN3305. 5:34p.m.

    NYACK NY, (ROCKLAND) **BOAT FIRE** AT THE NYACK MARINA, PRIVATE BOAT ON FIRE. EAN301. 5:46p.m.

    MANHATTAN NY, **PARTIAL BLDG COLLAPSE** 559 LENNOX AVE. PARTIAL COLLAPSE OF A REAR PORTION OF THE BUILDING ONTO A REAR SETBACK. EVACUATIONS UNDERWAY. NEARBY SUBWAY LINE ALSO SHUT DOWN. EAN301. 6:59p.m.

    LORDS VALLEY PA, (PIKE) **MULTIPLE ALARM** ON ROUTE 739. FULLY INVOLVED TOWING FACILITY WITH EXPLOSIONS. EXTENSIVE M/A TO WORK. EAN318 * EAN301. 11:42p.m.


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    Working Fires & greater, MVA's, EMS, PD, Haz-mat incidents in Greater Toronto, Ontario, Canada and Buffalo, NY.

    Saturday, October 11, 2003
    (Eastern Time Zone)

    TORONTO (CANADA) Report:

    MISSISSAUGA ONT W/F 388 WENDRON CR DWG HEAVY SMOKE VIS S/C EXTRA ENG 1 L/S/O *PEEL 2* TFN328 (tf) [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 1:05p.m.

    OSHAWA-W/F 115 BEATRICE ST E. EXPLOSION & FIRE AT REAR OF COMMUNITY CTR. TFN338 (tf) [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 8:33p.m.

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    CANADA Report:

    W/F CLEARVIEW TWP. 6515 CONC 2 SUNNIDALE, RES DWG F/I, *154.520* TFN409 (ca) [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 9:09p.m.

    U/D W/F CLEARVIEW TWP. CORR ADDRESS. "2 DOORS DOWN FROM" 6515 CONC 2 SUNNIDALE, RES DWG F/I, *154.520* (THATS THE COLLINGWOOD AREA) TFN409 (ca) [TORONTO FIRENET-TAC9]. 9:16p.m.


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    (ICP) Incident Command Page of Arizona, Inc.
    E-MAIL: info@incidentcommandpage.com

    Saturday, October 11, 2003

    (Mountain Standard Time)

    INCIDENT COMMAND --TEMPE FIRE DEPT.-- 3-1 STRUCTURE FIRE 424 E SOUTHERN AVE Units onscene of a working fire. TFC-ON Ch7 154.145 [ICP963]. 2:05p.m.

    INCIDENT COMMAND --TEMPE FIRE DEPT.-- BALNCE 1st ALARM W/F 424 E SOUTHERN AVE Units onscene of a working fire. TFC-ON Ch7 154.145 [ICP963]. 2:08p.m.

    INCIDENT UPDATE: TempeFD 1A // CMD has soinded EMERGENCY TONES and is evacuating the West side of the structure. TFC-ON Ch7 154.145 [ICP963]. 2:18p.m.

    INCIDENT COMMAND PHOENIX FIRE DEPT 800 W VAN BUREN 3-1 HOUSE FIRE W/F units onscene pulling hose of a working house fire. TFC-ON Ch8 153.770 [ICP112W]. 3:54p.m.

    INCIDENT UPDATE: PhoenixFD 3-1 // CMD reports fire control, All clear, PAR. TFC-ON Ch8 153.770 [ICP112w]. 4:03p.m.

    INCIDENT COMMAND PHOENIX FIRE DEPT. 962R --- ROLL OVER 12th ST & BELL ROAD Units onscene of a roll over 962 with extrication needed for an immediate patient. TFC-ON Ch5 153.830 [ICP963]. 4:34p.m.

    INCIDENT UPDATE: PhxFD 962R / CMD has requested an add'l ALS Engine & Rescue to respond for a 2nd patient ons. Both patients are females in their 30's. TFC-ON Ch5 153.830 [ICP245,963]. 4:42p.m.

    INCIDENT COMMAND << UNITS ENROUTE >> GLENDALE FIRE DEPT 4639 W CAVALIER DR <<<<< DROWNING >>>>> TFC-ON Ch9 155.670 [ICP112W]. 6:01p.m.


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    INDIANAPOLIS, IN area incidents:

    Saturday, October 11, 2003

    (Eastern Standard Time)

    INDIANAPOLIS, IN: 1314 Oliver St. Engine 19 has a 2-story double residence working fire. [INDY-12]. 1:59p.m.


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    STLFN - ST. LOUIS FIRENET -
    Incidents from the St. Louis, MO Metro area.

    Saturday, October 11, 2003
    (Central Time Zone)

    STLFN: ST. LOUIS, MO: STLFD *1st Alarm* @ 5454 Gilmore x Thekla. 2-story frame building with fire thru the roof. Firefighters in a defensive stand. PUMPERS: 27-12-33-24-26, HL15, B805/806, SQD-2. [STL899]. 5:29a.m.

    STLFN: ST.LOUIS, MO: U/D - STLFD's *1st Alarm* @ 5454 Gilmore: 2-story frame building - BC806 reports fire is under control. Companies overhauling. Strike Out the 1st Alarm. All Firefighters accounted for. [STL899]. 6:49a.m.

    STLFN: ALTON (MADISON Co.), IL: Alton FD has a working fire @ 1800 East Broadway. Reported as an explosion & fire. First in Company reports heavy smoke showing from the building - dropping a line at this time. [STL899]. 7:04a.m.

    STLFN: WASHINGTON PARK (ST.CLAIR Co.), IL: Washington Park FD has a working structure fire @ 5757 Caseyville Ave x 56th Street. M/A requested for manpower & equipment. [STL899]. 7:45a.m.

    STLFN: WENTZVILLE (ST.CHARLES Co.), MO: Wentzville FPD *2nd Alarm* on arrival @ Wentzville Parkway x Hwy 61. Storage building - fully involved & thru the roof. [STL557(HL)/899]. 5:37p.m.

    WENTZVILLE (ST.CHARLES Co.), MO: U/D - Wentzville FPD's *2nd Alarm* @ Wentzville Parkway x Hwy 61. Storage building. O'Fallon 9154 is in hydraulics. Companies making progress. Red Cross Canteen responded. [STL557(HL)/899]. 6:15p.m.

    WENTZVILLE (ST.CHARLES Co.), MO: U/D - Wentzville FPD's *2nd Alarm* @ Wentzville Parkway & Hwy 61. Storage building. Fire is out. Companies overhauling. 2nd Alarm Companies have been released. *FINAL* [STL557(HL)/899]. 7:22p.m.


    Correction on the fire in Wentzville. 9154 is a pumper, 9142 was in hydralics. It went to a 3rd Alarm for manpower. 8914 (New Melle), 9114 (O'Fallon) were in on the 3rd.

    Dave Peters


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    Incidents from KCFN - CIFN
    (Illinois, Missouri & Kansas)
    -compiled by Jamie Joyce

    Friday, October 10, 2003
    (Central Time Zone)

    CIFN-MVA: ARGENTA IL (MACON): 2 semi's head on at Rt. 48 and I-72 with injuries. 1 semi leaking product, with possible fire. Argenta/Oreana Fire, Decatur Ambulance. CIFN*125 1:29 pm


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    Gary INDIANA Fire Incidents (Shift 3)

    10/11/03 00:21 hrs
    837 E. 36th Place Still Alarm
    O/a 1.5 sty frame, fire showing in the rear. Exterior fire extended into both floors and attic. 1 eng led out, 2 lines used. Co’s responded Eng-10,4 Trk-4 Sqd-2 Batt-10

    10/11/03 04:02 hrs 2221 Ohio St. Still Alarm
    O/a 1 sty brick ranch, heavy smoke showing. 3 children removed by neighbors, 1 child assisted out by Trk Co. 1, fire in bedroom, extended into bathroom and into basement ceiling. 2 lines used. Eng Co-12,4 Trk-4 Sqd-2 Batt-4


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    Brooklyn, N. Y. 10/11/03 @ 01:00 hrs.
    Lower East New York Section

    Box 4084
    address: 1019 Van Siclen Ave.
    between: Flatlands Ave. & Cozine Ave.

    4084 @ 01:01
    Engs. 290, 225, 283
    Lads. 103, 107
    Batt. 44

    Batt. 44 to Brooklyn, Transmitt the 10 - 75, further to follow " K "

    10 - 75 - 4084 @ 01:05
    TowerLadder 170 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
    Eng. 332
    Rescue Co. #2
    Squad Co. #252
    Batt. 39 Division 15

    Fire Building:
    8 Story Brick 200 x 200 Project Type O. M. D.
    No Exposures

    All - Hands:
    7 - 5 - 4084 @ 01:15
    Division 15 reports: Box 4084, were using All - Hands for a fire in the elevator shaft of an 8 story Project Type Multiple Dwelling. We have 1 - line stretched & in operation. Searches are underway. Heavy smoke condition in the Bldg. By order's of Deputy Chief James Esposito, Division 15, Fire is Probably Will Hold. " K "

    @ 01:31
    Division 15: Box 4084, Fire's been extinguished, Fire's Probably Will Hold.

    @ 01:32
    Division 15: Box 4084, Secondary searches are complete & negative. By orders of Deputy Chief James Esposito, Division 15, Fire's UnderControl. " K "

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    Brooklyn, N. Y. 10/11/03 @ 07:15 hrs.
    Williamsburg Section

    Box 353
    address: 41 Whipple Street
    between: Throop Ave. & Broadway

    353 @ 07:18
    Engs. 230, 216, 237
    Lads. 108, 102
    Batt. 35

    "Ladder 108 to Brooklyn urgent, 10 - 75 the Box !
    Fire on the 2nd. floor of a 6 Story Multiple Dwelling " K "

    10 - 75 - 353 @ 07:22
    TowerLadder 146 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
    TowerLadder 119 is s/c as a 3rd. Truck per the C. I. D.'s information
    Eng. 211
    Rescue Co. #2
    Squad Co. #252
    Batt. 57 Division 11

    Fire Building:
    6 Story Brick 100 x 75 O. M. D.

    All - Hands:
    7 - 5 - 353 @ 07:24
    Batt. 35 reports, Box 353, were going to use All - Hands on arrival " K " The attack stairs will be the " B " Stairwell. Fire's on the 2nd. floor of a 6 story occupied multiple dwelling.

    @ 07:27
    Batt. 35: Box 353, We have 2 - lines stretched & in operation. Primary searches are in - progress. Fire is Still Doubtful.

    @ 07:31 Special Call an additional Truck. Ladder 112 is s/c

    @ 07:36
    Batt. 35: Box 353, All visible fire has been knocked down. Fire is Still Doubtful.

    @ 07:45 Batt. 35: Box 353, Primary searches are negative " K "

    @ 07:49 Special Call an additional Engine & Truck. Eng. 218 & Ladder 104 are s/c

    @ 08:18 Batt. 35: Box 353, Secondary searches are complete & negative. Fire is UnderControl.

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    Queens, N. Y. 10/11/03 @ 13:15 hrs.
    Edgemere Section of Far Rockaway

    Box 1198
    address: 38 - 08 Beach Channel Drive
    between: Beach 38th. St. & Beach 39th. St.

    1198 @ 13:08
    Engs. 264, 328, 265
    Lads. 134, 121
    Batt. 47

    Batt. 47 to Queens, 10 - 75 Box 1198, we have a good smoke condition on the exterior of the bldg. " K "

    10 - 75 - 1198 @ 13:14
    Ladder 137 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
    Eng. 266
    Rescue Co. #4
    Squad Co. #270
    Batt. 54 Division 13

    Fire Building:
    13 Story Occupied Multiple Dwelling
    Surrounding Properties:
    Exp. #1: Is a Street
    Exp. #2: Is a Street
    Exp. #3: Is a Court Yard
    Exp. #4: Is a Vacant Lot

    All - Hands:
    7 - 5 - 1198 @ 13:18
    Batt. 47 reports, Box 1198, were going to use the All - Hands. Fire's on the 3rd. floor. Heavy smoke condition. It's a 13 story occupied multiple dwelling. You can return the Rescue & Squad " K "

    @ 13:19
    Batt. 47: Box 1198, All visible fire has been extinguished. Primary search of the Fire Floor is negative, and the stairway's above. Primary's are continuing in the bank of Apts. above the fire. Probably Will Hold. That will be Apts. 5, 8, & 9 "frank" " K "

    @ 13:23
    Batt. 47: All - Hands Box 1198, Fire is UnderControl.

    @ 13:31
    Division 13: At the All - Hands Box 1198, Secondary searches are completed & are negative.

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    Brooklyn, N. Y. 10/11/03 @ 16:00 hrs.
    Brownsville Section

    Box 1628
    address: 35 East 94th. Street
    between: East New York Ave. & Rutland Rd.

    1628 @ 15:56
    Engs. 234, 227, 283, 310*
    Lads. 123, 174
    Batt. 38
    * 4 Engs. on the Box per the C. I. D. 's information

    10 - 75 - 1628 @ 15:59
    TowerLadder 120 is designated as the "FAST" TRuck
    Rescue Co. #2
    Squad Co. #252
    Batt. 44 Division 15

    Fire Building:
    6 Story Brick 200 x 80 O. M. D.
    Surrounding Properties:
    Exp. #1: Is a Street
    Exp. #2: Is a Vacant Lot
    Exp. #3: Is a Rear Yard
    Exp. #4: Is an Underground Parking Garage

    All - Hands:
    7 - 5 - 1628 @ 16:02
    Batt. 38 reports, Box 1628, Were going to be using All - Hands for a fire on the top floor of a 6 story brick occupied multiple dwelling. 1 - line stretched & in operation. Truck's are "Opening Up" Fire's Doubtful.

    @ 16:05
    Batt. 38: Box 1628, Fire's on the 6th. floor in Apt. 6 "boy" 2 - lines are stretched, 1 - line in operation. Truck's are "Opening Up" Fire's Doubtful at this time " K "

    @ 16:08
    Division 15: At 1628, 2 - lines are stretched, 1 - line in operation. Primary search is in - progress. Truck's "opening Up" Fire is Still Doubtful.

    @ 16:10
    Division 15: At 1628, Primary searches are all negative. Fire is Probably Will Hold.

    @ 16:14 Division 15: At Box 1628, Fire is UnderControl.

    @ 16:22 Division 15: At Box 1628, All secondary searches are complete & negative " K "


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    New York, NY


    It is rare for the New York City Fire Department to run out of units. We have 454 pieces of apparatus staffed full time: 203 engines, 143 ladders, 49 battalion chiefs, 9 divisions, and 50 assorted special units. Yet, on August 14, 2003, when the most widespread blackout in the country's history hit the Northeast, dispatchers in Brooklyn had more alarms than Brooklyn had units. The other four boroughs had just barely enough to hold their own.

    Every summer for the last few years, the local electric utility warned the city to conserve or face rolling blackouts. However, the summer of 2003 was not a brutal summer. In fact, the season started late as a low-pressure trough sat stationary on the East coast for much of June. It came as a shock to me, as it did to millions of other people, when ‘the big one’ hit.

    New York City is home to some 7 million people. During the week that number swells as out-of-towners from upstate, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island come here to work. Moving all of those people around takes a lot of power. They depend on electricity to run the Port Authority Trans-Hudson, Metro-North, and Long Island commuter railroads, and the New York City subway.

    Many buildings in the city have elevators. From the typical five or 6-story housing project to the (now) tallest building in the city, Empire State Building, they are a necessity for daily life. We take for granted these modern conveniences. But, when power fails, it leaves hundreds of thousands of people stranded and realizing just how dependent they are on electricity.

    Thursday, 1600 hours. The workday nears its end and rush hour begins. The throngs head for the elevators and trains to begin their ride home. At roughly 1610 hours, a cascade failure of the power grid caused the City to grind to a halt. Within minutes, every central office received calls for stuck elevators and stalled trains.

    As the day wore on, people again were reminded how dependent they are on electricity as their cordless and electrically powered phones did not function. Cell phones worked for a short time, but they soon stopped working as the power drain on the backup batteries in the cell towers exceeded their design specifications.

    Fortunately, for New Yorkers, our street fire alarm box network remained 100% in service. All boxes receive their power from the central office by department owned wires. Our offices are totally self-sufficient and can run indefinitely without outside power. Help was never farther away than the pull of a handle, or the push of a button. NYPD 911, on the other hand, had to deal with 3 outages stemming from equipment failures at the local telephone company switching office.

    As night fell, fires increased. From 1600 hours of the 14th to midnight of the 15th, there were 60 all-hands or greater alarm fires; caused mostly by candles. The situation was grave enough that the department instituted off-duty recall, staffed 33 additional engine companies and dispatchers from the day tour were held into the night.

    Here is a borough breakdown of the fire activity:


    Brooklyn - 8/14/03

    1068 calls received
    688 alarms transmitted
    6 all-hands fires
    1 second alarm fire

    77-75-0994 1851 hours 19 Macdonough St. Fire in the basement of a 3 story brick 20X60 dwelling.
    77-75-1278 2053 hours 530 6 Ave. 3 story brick 20X45 fire first floor.
    77-22-1554 2241 hours 944 Flatbush Ave. Fire in a 3 story taxpayer.
    77-75-1062 2307 hours Union St. & Nostrand Ave.
    77-75-1626 2310 hours Opposite 61 E. 96 St.
    77-75-3559 2330 hours 2815 W. 15 St.
    77-75-1255 2343 hours 91 Garfield Pl.


    Brooklyn - 8/15/03

    1218 calls received
    873 alarms transmitted
    19 all-hands fires
    1 third alarm fire

    77-75-2648 0016 hours 74 St. & 5 Ave. Store fire.
    77-75-0848 0045 hours Sumpter St. & Rockaway Ave. Fire 4th floor of a multiple dwelling.
    77-75-0038 0101 hours 147 Guernsey St. Fire in apartment 2R.
    77-75-1371 0116 hours 15 Bush St. Fire in a 6 story 100X100 multiple dwelling.
    77-75-0392 0255 hours 36 St. Edwards St. Fire in apartment 9C.
    77-75-2015 0330 hours 658 Hendrix St. Fire on the 1st floor of a 4 story 20X50 multiple dwelling.
    77-75-1309 0354 hours 448 3 Ave.
    77-75-1208 0444 hours 452 14 St. Basement fire.
    77-75-1938 0543 hours 1305 Loring Ave. Fire 8th floor apartment in an 8 story 100X50 multiple dwelling.
    77-33-1548 0558 hours 733 Flatbush Ave. Fire on all floors in 3 stores of a 3 story 25x75 taxpayer.
    77-75-0701 0958 hours 370 Bushwick Ave. One DOA.
    77-75-3760 1425 hours1335 Eastern Pkwy. Fire in a 3rd Floor apartment.
    77-75-0347 1513 hours 28 Graham Ave. Store fire.
    77-75-0526 1528 hours 339 Hicks St. Fire in the cockloft of Long Island College Hospital.
    77-75-0039 1535 hours 13 Clifford Place.
    77-75-0053 1539 hours 255 Calyer St. Factory fire.
    77-75-0334 1549 hours 171 Lee Ave. Fire 1st floor of a 3 brick 20x40 dwelling.
    77-75-1970 1805 hours 110 Sunnyside Ave. Dwelling fire.
    77-75-3467 1837 hours 2356 83 St. Dwelling fire.
    77-75-3025 1858 hours1330 E 4 St. Attic fire in a 3 brick 25X50 dwelling.


    Queens 8/14/03

    817 calls received
    477 alarms transmitted
    4 all-hands fires

    99-75-9106 1727 hours 73-13 Main St. Basement fire in a store.
    99-75-5746 2009 hours 134-40 Springfield Boulevard. Fire on the roof of Pathmark.
    99-75-2816 2012 hours 149-27 256 St. Fire in a 2 story frame 20X40 dwelling.
    99-75-5323 2253 hours 194-15 109 Ave. Fire 1st floor of a 2.5 frame 25X40 dwelling.


    Queens 8/15/03

    859 calls received
    584 alarms transmitted
    6 all-hands fires

    99-75-4835 0017 hours 145-45 107 Ave. Dwelling fire.
    99-75-5370 0019 hours 116-34 203 St. Fire in a 2.5 story frame 20X40 dwelling.
    99-75-5416 0511 hours 104-17 220 St. Fire in a 2.5 story frame 20X40 dwelling.
    99-75-9611 0648 hours 86-52 104 St. Bedroom fire in a dwelling.
    99-75-9853 1721 hours 155-24 90 Ave. Fire in a 2 story 75X100 church.
    99-75-6705 2052 hours 226-26 Union Turnpike. Fire in a 6 story 150X150 apartment building.


    Manhattan 8/14/03

    1184 calls received
    635 alarms transmitted
    3 all-hands fires

    66-75-0560 1936 hours 29 9 Ave. Fire 4th floor of a dwelling.
    66-75-1733 2114 hours 592 W 178 St. Fire in an apartment building.
    66-75-0890 2159 hours 2 E 55 St. Fire in a 20 story 200X200 high-rise apartment building.


    Manhattan 8/15/03

    1171 calls received
    900 alarms transmitted
    7 all-hands fires

    66-75-1318 0106 hours 2080 1 Ave. Fire on the 27th floor of a 31 story 200X200 high-rise apartment building.
    66-75-0422 0114 hours 54 E 3 St. Fire 1st floor of a 6 story 30X80 dwelling.
    66-75-1545 0204 hours 220 W 133 St. Fire 10th floor of a 15 story 20X200 apartment building.
    66-75-1188 0409 hours 223 E 89 St. Fire 3rd floor of a 5 story 20X60 apartment building.
    66-75-0785 0516 hours 51 W 42 St. Fire 13th floor of a 21 story 100X125 high-rise apartment building.
    66-75-1206 0542 hours 1780 1 Ave. Fire on the 16th floor of a 25 story 200X200 high-rise apartment building.
    66-75-1498 0634 hours 1982 Madison Ave. Fire in a 4 story apartment building.


    Bronx 8/14/03

    3 all-hands fires

    66-75-3006 2152 hours 1504 Metropolitan Ave. Fire 1st floor of an 8 story 75X125 multiple dwelling.
    66-75-4379 2157 hours 2844 Wickham Ave. Fire in a private dwelling.
    66-75-3137 2256 hours. 788 East 182 St. Fire in a 6 story 120X90 multiple dwelling.


    Bronx 8/15/03

    851 calls received
    500 alarms transmitted
    2 all-hands fires
    1 second alarm fire

    66-75-2709 0022 hours 1249 College Ave. Fire 1st floor in a 2 story frame 30X60 dwelling.
    66-22-3781 0046 hours 6125 Broadway. Fire on floors 3, 4 and 5 of a 5 story 50X75 multiple dwelling with several jumpers down.
    66-75-3923 0839 hours 720 West 254 St. Fire in a 1 story 50X50 commercial.


    S.I. 8/14/03

    193 calls received
    141 alarms transmitted
    3 all-hands fires

    88-75-8032 1747 hours Bayley Seton Hospital. Fire 2nd floor.
    88-75-1955 2308 hours 69 Richard La. Top floor fire in a 3 story frame 20X60 private dwelling.
    88-75-0339 2354 hours 349 Cary Ave. Dwelling fire.


    S.I. 8/15/03

    184 calls received
    137 alarms transmitted
    4 all-hands fires

    88-75-3692 0102 hours 75 Macon Ave. Kitchen fire in a 2 story 20X40 townhouse.
    88-75-0993 0117 hours 52 Spartan Ave. Fire 2nd floor of a 2 story frame 30X60 dwelling.
    88-75-8066 0606 hours Seaview Hospital. Fire in the basement.
    88-75-3119 2105 hours 4401 Victory Blvd. PVC fire in the NRG electric generating station.


    Frank Raffa
    Supv. Dispatcher, FDNY
    Borough of Brooklyn
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    Last edited by PaulBrown; 10-13-2003 at 11:48 PM.

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