The snorkel of Squad 2 operates at a 2-11 alarm fire in the truss loft and ceiling area that then spread to the entire roof and caused the collapse of the truss roof. Initially, units used thermal imaging cameras to inspect holes in the double ceiling to find the fire. The fire occurred in Chicago, IL, on Sept. 5, 2008.
Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Firefighter Patrick Reardon, 42, of the New Haven, CT, Fire Department; and Crew Chief Brian Joseph Buss, 32, First Officer Michael Wayne Flynn, 59, and Captain Thomas L. Risk, 66, of Neptune Aviation Services Inc. of Missoula, MT, who died in the line of duty, April 2009.
Cover by: Steve Redick