Hot Shots 11/23

Nov. 10, 2023
Bradford City Fire Department (BCFD) firefighters were dispatched to an appliance fire in a residence.

Bradford, PA, June 19

Bradford City Fire Department (BCFD) firefighters were dispatched to an appliance fire in a residence. On arrival, two houses were involved. Second and third alarms were sounded, which brought off-duty city firefighters and members of the Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department and the Derrick City Volunteer Fire Department. Multiple handlines and an aerial master stream were used to control and extinguish the fire. Firefighters were on scene for five hours. There were no injuries. The BCFD Fire Investigation Unit determined the cause of the fire to be accidental.

Photo by Jay Bradish

Poughkeepsie, NY, Sept. 9

An alarm was called in to the Fairview Fire District as an outside fire. Units arrived at a vacant factory with fire showing from two sides of the third floor of the building. A second alarm was transmitted. Firefighters’ efforts to knock down the fire were complicated by issues with water supply and access to the building. There also was an exposure in the form of the MidHudson Regional Hospital, which is the area’s Level 2 trauma center. Five engines, five ladders and two heavy rescues were on scene. So, too, were numerous ambulances for the purposes of rehab, because the weather was hot and humid.

Photo by Robert Ridley

Naugatuck, CT, Sept. 25

Firefighters arrived to find heavy smoke issuing from a large, two-story mill. Companies immediately went defensive. Additional alarms were transmitted, which brought nearby departments to the scene. Companies had trouble because of a lack of hydrants and water in the area. Area access was troublesome because of narrow roadways and railroad tracks that fronted the building. During the height of the fire, the number one side wall collapsed into the street, which caused train traffic to be halted briefly. Three aerials and multiple master streams operated to bring the fire under control in three hours.

Photo by Glenn Duda

Hartford, CT, Sept. 16

Companies had fire showing from the second floor and attic on arrival. Some of the first-alarm companies were tied up at a second-alarm in a high-rise building when this fire came in. Ultimately, five engines and three ladder companies were on scene. Initially, members operated on the interior but didn’t make much headway because of hoarding conditions, so they were pulled from the building. Exterior lines operated for about 10 minutes to knock down the fire, which allowed members to reenter the building for final extinguishment. There were no injuries to members or civilians.

Photo by Patrick Dooley

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