12/19/10 131 W, 1 I - + 10 - 5 Tonight's Two Alarms / Hensley Drive

Two alarms at 417 Hensley Drive. Engine 4 arriving at a two-story, wood-frame apartment building with 10,872 square-feet. Built 1979. Smoke showing from the eaves and declared a working fire. Engine 9 hand-laying supply line. Battalion 1 assumed incident command, and called for second alarm as smoke conditions increased from all sides of the structure along the roof line. Vertical ventilation using ground ladders by Ladder 1, followed by Ladder 5 positioned in rear parking lot, and deployed for roof access and as standpipe for hand line into attic. Dispatched 6:52 p.m. Controlled 7:20 p.m. Units on scene included E4, E9, E15, E16, E18, E17, E11, L1, L5, R1, R3, B1, B4, B3, A1, C10, C20, EMS 3, EMS 6_, EMS 12_, D_, T1. See preliminary photos by Mike Legeros.

Story of my life…C-platoon is off so this goes down.
Silver - 12/19/10 - 23:56

Anyone that was there….don’t see many ground ladders thrown for egress, were they thrown on the other sides? Just wonderin’....
Silver - 12/20/10 - 00:07

Also the windows that look like they would make great egress from Div 2, you can’t get to from Div 2. Div 2 is a half floor for a bedroom and bath. The Div 2 floor dosen’t run to the wall the windows are on.
Hand - 12/20/10 - 00:36

No need to! I was there! Fire was contained to the apartment size storage room by Engine 4 awesome knock down of a full room involvement. Also no windows in that room, evac was priority and ladder 1 did a great job inside and out! Fire never extended so primary damage was contained to that area, no need to create anymore damage! Be safe boys great job 4 house! Call me Jeff if you have any questions in regards to what we did!
Jason Lane - 12/20/10 - 00:32

Awesome job Bro’s, that’s why it’s always great to get a run down from the crews there and ask versus assume!! Let’s keep up the awesome saves!!

Places like those which are older and not sprinklered can go up quick. If we could only get that 2nd ladder added to the dispatch, it comes in handy so many times. And heck, if you don’t need them, cancel them.

And Cap’n K.C. gettin’ that red lid dirty early!!
Silver - 12/20/10 - 01:24

Just trying to hold on. Great teamwork by everyone there.
gen3fire - 12/20/10 - 02:04

[Deleted first version of your comment Jason, since you corrected and re-posted. Tried to put yours ahead of “Hand” and can’t override.]
Legeros - 12/20/10 - 08:04

Thanks Mike!
Jason Lane - 12/20/10 - 15:17

“Train Like Fight & Fight Like You Train”. Then the next word Silver comes to mind is “Complacency”. Next is Monday Morning “Quarterbacking”......
John K. Johnson - 12/20/10 - 17:36

John we train to fight and use what we learned in training with the street experience to help the fight. Why are you calling us complacent? We read our building, applied what was needed. this was a great stop we didnt burn the roof off of it and kept the primary and secondary damage to just one area. At the end of the day most of the residence were not displaced. By the way John Johnson from which crew and shift?
Jason Lane - 12/21/10 - 10:27

Congrats again Capt. KC!! – You look good in that Capt’n hat! Hey everybody, think of this… in terms of “quarterbacking,” is it the (preferred) method of the insecure, uneducated, inexperienced, or simply the “look at me Sandra Dees”? No answer necessary… Merry Christmas y’all!!
A.C. Rich - 12/21/10 - 12:35

I can’t wait to talk junk about the guy that took that picture! Come on, when are buildings pink ?? Ha ha.
Legeros - 12/21/10 - 13:12

NO, NO, NO… it’s actually Fuchia! Anybody in their right mind can see that the correct color is not pink and I am appalled that anyone would contest the color. I have over 20+ experience years in the color analysis service and significant experience in color evaluation strategy tactics because I read it in “Colorhouse Magazine” – some in “Paint Engineering.” I did meet with Chief Fuchia the other day and there are plans to increase the level of purple in the scheme, however at no cost to the current pink constituents AND there are no expected negative budget impacts. The Color Commission must vote first before any official changes may occur. Also, the training will be coming forward soon, so all Spray Can Companies should prepare; we will begin using brushes even more. This change is one of the greatest improvements to the color Fuchia since pastels were introduced by the first paint bucket brigades of the early 1800’s. (OK, ...an original parody on quarterbacking – in case you could not figure it out!)
A.C. Rich - 12/21/10 - 13:34

..you see even the experts cannot spell “Fuschia!” Have a safe day everyone and LAUGH!
A.C. Rich - 12/21/10 - 13:36

Chief Rich-

Wayne - 12/21/10 - 13:38

Silver - 12/21/10 - 19:13

“You’re mocking me…”
Buzz Lightyear - 12/21/10 - 21:19

Nah, highlighting all infamous quarterbacks in the blogosphere (including myself). Just a reminder to me… keep it real, be transparent, honest, and humble. No one is an expert and we all have something to learn.
A.C. Rich - 12/21/10 - 23:36

You are my hero AC! The tool box might have a all the srewdrivers for a reason, not every screw is a flathead!
Jason Lane - 12/21/10 - 23:49

No, brothers Jason, Jeff, Wayne, K.C., Robert, “Buzz,” and John K. – you’re the heroes in my book!! ...by doing it RIGHT everyday and telling it true! I (however) fit the flat-head description (aka old fart). I’ll see y’all on the N.Side Jan 1st – I’m definitely riding a BIG toolbox now and looking forward to the work. Maybe one-more flat-head won’t overload that toolbox.
A.C. Rich - 12/22/10 - 00:02

AC the ladder officer awesome!Shoot brother I am the screw that doesn’t fit any drivers!
Jason Lane - 12/22/10 - 00:25

@AC…I thought I saw at least one of my lines in there!!! Hahahahaha….welcome to the wonderful world of Truck Work!!!

Merry Christmas everyone! Let’s make a toast to 4” faceshields!!!
Silver - 12/22/10 - 00:32

Jeff toast our leathers! I wonder if santa is going to deliver any coal to any of our 27 stations? I bet he is checking that list twice!
Jason Lane - 12/22/10 - 01:24

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