10/02/10 123 W, 1 I - + 8 - 5 Friday's Fire on Northwood

Lee Wilson took some super shots at Friday's house fire on Northwood Drive. Engine 9 was first on scene with smoke showing at a one-story residence, brick, with 1,430 square-feet. Was good listening, and here are some base details recalled from the radio traffic: Engine 9 took a line inside. Engine 16 brought the water, then manned a second line. Ladder 1 on the roof to ventilate, then called down after the fire broke through. Battalion 1, then Car 10 as command. Dispatched 1:25 p.m., controlled at 2:07 p.m. Caused determined as unattended cooking. Units on scene: E9, E16, E4, E15, L1, R1, A1, B1, B3, B2, C10, C20, C40, C2, E10 for relief, EMS 31, EMS 3, EMS 11, D1, T1. See Lee's photos.

Lee Wilson photo

Good jod. Looks like quick work was made and held the fire in check. Good Job to the boys on the roof looks like that hole really helped out.
PGTruckie (Email) (Web Site) - 10/03/10 - 00:17

That’s 1/2 of L-1’s crew on the roof, the other half went interior. This proves when you make truck ops a priority and staff a Ladder Company appropriately (four members minimum), numerous tasks can be performed.

We all know, I’m first to speak up when we should learn something when things aren’t right, but I’ll also speak up when kudos should be passed on. The members of L-1 (and all others of course) did a great job yesterday with opening the roof and trying to get in and perform a primary. Unfortunately, Collier’s Mansion conditions hindered an aggressive interior attack by the Engine Crews and delayed getting water on the seat. In one pic I counted four hooks going interior!!! Hell yeah!! That’s how you go to battle guys….

I’ll post the pics of pre-vent and post-vent…per one member of the roof team, they DID cut a hole then came down once finished.

Pre-vent; http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/5..
Post-vent; http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/5..
Four hooks!!! Awesome… http://www.flickr.com/photos/leewilson/5..
Silver - 10/03/10 - 00:25

For those not in the know (such as myself!) Collier’s Mansions— spelled Collyer’s— are homes of pack-rats, named after the Collyer Brothers, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Collyer_bro.. and the 130 tons of garbage removed from their home in the 1940s.
Legeros - 10/03/10 - 00:30

Silver - 10/03/10 - 00:31

Thank God for Google!
Legeros - 10/03/10 - 00:33

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