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    That's what a picture's worth:


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    Is that a first due truck leaving quarters?
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    That almost looks like a FH that was near our hotel the last time I was in Chicago.

    With regard to the intent of this post......... it's funny how pics can be so deceiving.
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    With regard to the intent of this post......... it's funny how pics can be so deceiving.
    Now Jenn, would I deceive you?

    May 1, 2006


    A fire atop a Brooklyn building that houses a firehouse and a police station caused gas tanks there to explode, sending debris onto nearby Fort Greene streets and leaving plumes of smoke that could be seen for miles.

    Three 100- pound propane cylinders exploded on the roof of 301 Gold St., where the 84th Precinct shares the building with the 31st Battalion, the fire department said.

    Ten construction workers were tarring the roof when, shortly after 3:10 p.m. yesterday, the blaze broke out. None of the workers were injured, officials said.

    "If they hadn't gotten off the roof in time, we could have had several dead people," fire Deputy Assistant Chief John Coloe told The Associated Press.

    Twenty-five units and 106 firefighters responded to the two-alarm fire, officials said. The blaze was considered under control at 3:48 p.m. yesterday.

    Four firefighters were injured, though not seriously, the department said. One firefighter sustained a knee injury.

    There did not appear to be any civilian injuries, the department said.

    The building, which had to be evacuated, was not severely damaged, fire officials said.

    The cause of the fire was still being investigated yesterday evening.

    Fire officials said the explosion shot debris into nearby streets. There did not appear to be any civilian injuries, the department said.

    One of the roofers' five propane tanks was blown across the street. It landed near the Tillary Street entrance ramp to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

    Coloe told the AP that the burning tar caused heavy smoke.

    The building is near Exit 29B on the Brooklyn side of the BQE. Plumes of black smoke could be seen for miles, as far away east as the Kosciuszko Bridge in West Maspeth in Queens.

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    Press reports state that the contractor was in violation of a whole list of reg's - can you say FINES?

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    You got to admit....

    The first due companies response was excellent!
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    "The Captain wants all hands on the roof - something about live fire training..."
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    Hey, did you take dinner out of the oven?
    No, didn't you?
    No.
    Uh oh.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire
    Hey, did you take dinner out of the oven?
    No, didn't you?
    No.
    Uh oh.
    The sad part of that is that it has happened more than once here!




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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt
    Ten construction workers were tarring the roof when, shortly after 3:10 p.m. yesterday, the blaze broke out.
    Is it legal in NY to have the tar burners on the roof, Lt?
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    Calling all hands before leaving your firehouse is impressive command. That officer should be commended for a job well done

    On a serious note, thankfully none of the brothers were hurt during this incident. Sounded like quite a few hazards existed to say the least.
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    Default Here are Particulars for this Job:

    This was all originally found on the website of Don Van Holt FDNY L108 (ret.):
    You can all view his website here: www.nyfd.com
    or his fire blog site here: http://new-york-city-fires.blogspot.com/

    Brooklyn, N. Y. 04/30/06 @ 15:15 hrs.
    Downtown Brooklyn
    Box 426
    address: Tillery St. & Gold St
    Quarters of:
    Eng. 207 / Sat. 6
    Ladder 110
    Battalion 31
    Division 11

    Verbal Alarm from Ladder 110:
    " Ladder 110 to Brooklyn, Urgent ! We had an explosion on the roof of the Firehouse !
    Transmit the Box, 10 - 75 ! "

    " Ladder 110 to Brooklyn, advise units responding in to use caution, we have objects
    flying off the roof. "

    Box 426 @ 15:11
    Engs. 207, 205, 210, 226
    Lad. 110, Lad. 118
    TowerLadder 119 is designated as the "FAST" Truck
    Rescue Co. #2
    Squad Co. #1
    Batt. 31
    Batt. 57
    Division 11
    Rescue Battalion & Safety Battalion are assigned

    Fire Building:
    3 Story Brick 200 x 100 Firehouse

    @ 15:13
    Batt. 31 reports: We're stretching a line up the interior stairs of the Firehouse
    to the roof. We had ( 2 ) explosions on the roof.

    @ 15:15
    Special Call the Haz. Mat. Unit
    Haz. Mat. Unit #1
    Squad Co. #252 as a Haz. Tech. Support Unit
    Haz. Mat. Battalion

    @ 15:20
    Division 11: We just had a third explosion on the roof " K "

    @ 12:22
    " Batt. 57 to Brooklyn, By order's of Division 11, Transmit a 2nd Alarm "

    2nd Alarm:
    2 - 2 - 426 @ 12:22
    Engs. 224, 211, 202, 221
    Lad. 102, Lad. 101
    Eng. 9 w / Satellite 1
    Batt. 35 "Safety Officer"
    Batt. 32 "Resource Unit Leader"
    Fieldcom 1 / Tac Support Unit #1
    Car 4 "charlie" City Wide Tour Commander

    @ 15:27
    Division 11: Box 426, We have 3 - lines stretched and in operation.
    We're stretching a 4th. Line at this time. Fire is darkening down.
    Still Doubtful.

    @ 15:35
    Car 4 "Charlie" Deputy Assist. Chief Coloe reports: All visible fire has been knocked down.
    We're trying to account for all the construction workers that we're on the roof. Units are
    cooling down the equipment. Fire is Probably Will Hold.

    @ 15:48
    Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 2nd Alarm, Box 426, Division 11 reports:
    Fire was on the roof of the firehouse involving construction equipment. We have ( 5 )
    propane tanks that were on the roof, 2 of the 5 cylenders involve are still on the roof.
    Fire is UnderControl.

    @ 16:05
    Fieldcom 1: Special Call the "Decon Unit" We had members exposed to asbestos from
    asbestos tiles being used by the construction workers. Members need to be deconed.

    @ 16:05 TowerLadder 15 w / The Decon Unit is s/c


    @ 16:19
    Signal 10 - 80 Code 2 Transmitted for now a Haz Mat. Incident
    Following Units are assigned as:

    Eng. 250 as the Haz. Tech. Support Eng. Co.
    T. Lad. 12 as the Command Post Company
    Batt. 28 as the Planning Section Chief
    Batt. 4 as the Haz. Mat. Staging Manager
    Batt. 38 as the Haz. Mat. "Safety Officer"

    @ 16:30
    Fieldcom 1 reports: Per Division 11, All Units not on scene on the 10 - 80 Code 2 response,
    Can cancel and go back in - service.

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    Now Jenn, would I deceive you?
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    Is it legal in NY to have the tar burners on the roof, Lt?
    You must know by now, I don't discuss on going investigations or other sensitive/operational material as it relates to my job. Wouldn't be prudent.

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    Isn't 207 & 110 the biggest, if not one of the biggest firehouses in the city? I have been there several times, and the place is huge, which explains why the Superpumper was quartered there once upon a time.

    If 207 & 110 isnt the biggest, than 211 & 119 has to be up there.....(again another spot where the Superpumper was quartered)
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    Quote Originally Posted by E229Lt
    You must know by now, I don't discuss on going investigations or other sensitive/operational material as it relates to my job. Wouldn't be prudent.
    That's what I thought.
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    BrookAhlyn is still burning, 7th alarm transmitted this morning in Greenpoint. Fire in a 300x600 warehouse, with extension to adjacent structures.

    http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_122060532.html
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    http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?se...al&id=4134462#

    http://ny1.com/ny1/content/index.jsp?stid=1&aid=59066

    http://wcbstv.com/topstories/local_story_122060532.html

    Go to video...footage of Tower Ladder and a rare sight nowadays...two Marine Companies working on the fire.

    This location is to become a park at some point....hmmm wonder if demolition was going to cost too much $$$. With the new zoning along the Brooklyn waterfront...this might become a semi-common event.

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