4:00 AM this morning whole district is banged out for a confirmed stucture fire WITH possible occupants still inside... futhermore the house is a few blocks from our firehouse in the district. Let me also say I'm out of academy oh, about 5 weeks.
I got on the ladder and they said be ready to go on air, so I turned the bottle on, good it worked... mask on regulator ready to go. The engine right in front of us laid the 5" and we pull up in front, through the roof on D side. Front door is cracked open, I shout in for anyone, me and my captain scott up and head inside, room and contents already flashed and into the hall way, no way we're getting up the stairs. The nozzle came in about a minute later hit it really hard and darkened the whole house, so now my search was in pitch black instead of a haze. Got through the rooms, nothing, then we got the word that occupants were at the neighbors, thank God, but would have liked to know that a few minutes earlier.
From that point I ran a lot of gopher jobs pulled lines and cleaned up.
The fire worked its way into the 2 different attics on the split level conversion but we managed to save the house. New roofs and probably a whole new second floor but it could have been a gonner.
Oh by the way it was about 12 degrees and snowing last night. And our house being first in laid 700 feet of 5" and 2 handlines. Frozen solid. We managed to roll up the 5" and thawed it at the house and rebedded most of it, the rest tonight.
Now time for a hot shower, hot coffee, and get to work.
Thanks for listening.
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Thread: My First Fire!
01-18-2005, 09:38 AM #1
My First Fire!Piscataway Fire Dist #2
01-18-2005, 09:46 AM #2
- Join Date
- Dec 2001
- New Jersey
Congrats on your first fire.
"I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
"Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"
Humpty Dumpty was pushed
Polishing the Chrome on all the IACOJ "apparati"
01-18-2005, 06:58 PM #3
- Join Date
- Dec 2004
All in a day...*ahem* night's work!
Congrats, stay stafe.
01-18-2005, 09:28 PM #4
'I give you the boy, give me back the man'
burnBurn<br />LT/EMT/Inst />Central Mat-Su FD<br />Wasilla Alaska
01-19-2005, 06:20 AM #5
- Join Date
- Aug 2001
Congrats - it sounds like that was a very well run job that went smoothly.Busy polishing the stacked tips on the deckgun of I.A.C.O.J. Engine#1
...and before you ask - YES I have done a Bloody SEARCH!
01-19-2005, 09:23 AM #6
- Join Date
- Jan 2005
- Defuniak Springs Florida
Congrats man, im still waitin on my first fire! What area are you located in?
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01-19-2005, 09:29 AM #7
congrads on your first fire, was it everything you had hoped and expected?If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!
01-19-2005, 09:40 AM #8Originally posted by DrParasite
congrads on your first fire, was it everything you had hoped and expected?
Never thought I would be doing primary rescue this early on though?!!
by DFSFattyWhat area are you located in?
19 sq. miles 50,000+ population and growing.
Last edited by FFTide; 01-19-2005 at 03:16 PM.Piscataway Fire Dist #2
01-19-2005, 12:45 PM #9
congrats on your first fire! that wasnt that old house i read about in the daily record was it? i live in Morris County NJ (northern NJ) and there has been a lot of fires making hte front page around here latley, nothing for me though yet, so far 2 false alarms one at 5:00 am and the other at 1:15 am a vehicle rollover at 2:00 am and a false alarm at the high school. i swear more ppl must be awake in this damn town at 2:00 am then 2:00 pm. lol. congrats! btw which fire school did you go to? im gettin ready to start at morris county academy.
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