07/23/11 112 W, 2 I - + 1 - 4 Climbing The Stick

Here are a couple shots from a four-alarm fire this morning in Curtis Bay, south of downtown Baltimore. One-story warehouse with haz-mats. Baltimore City Fire Department, with some Anne Arundel County units. The city even brought out the "water tower," the Snorkel. These shots are about 2.5 hours into the incident. Brief stop on my way to the convention center. Attended 8:30 a.m. panel on social media. More on that, later. More photos, later. Thanks Stan and Jeff for the heads-up. Guess I'll bring a radio with me next year. 

Photos now posted.


The BCFD aerial ops pics depict a “Ladder Pipe” fed by a 3” hose. We don’t see that much anymore as pre-piped waterways are now the norm.
A.C. Rich - 07/23/11 - 19:06

Ahhh. Reminds me of the Seagrave. Except the ropes never worked once the water started flowing.
gen3fire - 07/24/11 - 08:30

Okay gang, tell about your first times on the tip (at a fire), either stick or bucket. Good Sunday conversation starter…
Legeros - 07/24/11 - 08:51

Ok, I’ll start… RFD Truck 1 (Snorkel) at the Wake Co. Courthouse fire in 1990. I was in the bucket as a FF with FF2 (Lt.) Alex Averette and we were venting windows on the 4th/5th floors on the A-side. The Snorkel would barely make the windows and had a limited reach due to the articulated boom. There were no aerial ops with water flow though. Truck 8 (ALF mid-mount) was positioned on the Fayetteville St. (Mall) side for the same function. Have a safe Sunday all!
A.C. Rich - 07/24/11 - 09:33

Pic of Mr. Rich in action: http://raleighfirehistory.org/photos/dah..
Legeros - 07/24/11 - 09:40

Haha! That was a while ago… Here’s a pic of D. Deyo on T-8 (Fayettevile St. Mall side): http://raleighfirehistory.org/photos/dah..
A.C. Rich - 07/24/11 - 10:19

Mike posted the pictures this morning: http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/20..
Mrs. Blogger - 07/25/11 - 10:33

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