Two firefighters were injured while battling a basement fire in Woodbridge, NJ, on Aug. 14, 2013. A “Mayday” was given and the two firefighters went out windows. One dropped to the ground and the other went down a ladder. One civilian was injured in the fire, which heavily damaged the basement. Several departments responded on mutual aid to the scene or covered empty fire stations.
Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to Fire Chief Mickey Yates, 47, of the Greenfield Volunteer Fire Department in Hickory, MS; Lieutenant Matthew Blankenship, 38, of the Marshfield, MO, Fire Protection District; Firefighter Bruce Sensenig, 20, of the Quentin, PA, Volunteer Fire Company; Assistant Chief Rodney Hardee, 66, of the Loris, SC, Fire Department; and Firefighter David Brier, 50, of the Middleborough, MA, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, July 2013.
Cover by: Cover photo by Keith Addie