Utah Firefighters Battle to House Blaze

On March 1, 2003, at 18:11, the Orem City Fire Department in Utah received 911 calls for a structure fire. A first alarm assignment consisting of:

01-Batalion Chief
03-Class A Fire Engines
03-Paramedic/Firefighter Rescues

15 firefighters arrived to the scene in 3 minutes with arrival at 18:14 hours. Due to initial attack manpower issues, a transitional attack was ordered initially as additional units arrived.

Firefighters entered the home and adjacent attached homes and pressurized them to keep the Garage fire from extending.

Firefighters made a great stop to the room of origin(the garage) with no fire extension to any of the homes. The homeowner who was in his garage working when the fire started was treated on the scene and released.

A remodeled 1941 Cadillac valued at $100.000.00 and a 1990 Geo Metro were destroyed as well as another mid 80's Cadillac with extensive damage and $60,000.00 to the home.

There were many excellerents involved with this fire due to the car restoration business located in the fire area.

Orem City Fire & EMS:

Orem City is located in central Utah with a base population of 85000 operating out of three Fire Stations with land just purchased for a fourth station in the near future.

Last year the Fire Department responded to 5800 calls for service.