Hot Shots 9/11

July 28, 2011

HIGHLAND PARK, MI, JULY 9, 2011 – The Highland Park and Detroit fire departments responded to a reported fire near their border. Upon Highland Park’s arrival, two vacant houses were fully involved and fire was rapidly spreading to adjacent houses. Highland Park requested assistance from Detroit. Engine 51, Ladder 18 and Chief 8 remained on the scene. Highland Park Ladder 1 was set up at and put into operation. The fire spread to seven dwellings.

PALMER TOWNSHIP, PA, JULY 15, 2011 – Firefighters were dispatched to a reported dumpster fire close to a building. Upon arrival, companies reported a working fire and upgraded the assignment to a commercial building fire. Heavy fire consumed a 40-yard dumpster, as well as debris and product surrounding the dumpster. The fire extended to several trailers parked along the loading dock of the building large, one-story commercial building. Multiple alarms were dispatched, bringing more than  100 firefighters from 22 departments from Northampton, Lehigh and Bucks counties to the scene. The Lehigh International Airport Fire Department in Allentown sent a crash truck to the scene for foam capabilities. It took firefighters six hours to bring the fire under control.

CHESTER, PA, JUNE 19, 2011 – Upon arrival, crews had a three-story twin vacant dwelling fully involved. The officer-in-charge struck a second alarm, but was then informed of another building fire a block away. One engine and one truck were diverted. The second incident had heavy fire in a two-story single vacant dwelling.

BALDWIN, NY, JULY 17, 2011 – The Baldwin Fire Department responded for a report of smoke in the basement of a private dwelling. When the chief arrived, he reported heavy fire showing out the back of the house. Under extreme fire conditions, lines were pushed in the house and the bulk of the fire was knocked down. Two Baldwin firefighters were transported to the hospital with burns to the leg and heat exhaustion.

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