Shortly after 2200 hours on 1/5 communications transmitted a 25 box for a report of a house on fire in the 6500 block of Springbrook Lane. The initial box placed Engine Co.37 on the assignment as the 4th due Engine Company with Chief 37a. Units arrived on scene with smoke showing from the alpha side and eves of two story split-foyer. The working fire dispatch was sounded sending Truck Co.37 to scene as Co.37 was staffed with two crews. Units arrived and completed their tasks as assigned. (Photo Credit PGFD)
At 1530 hours a 21 box was transmitted for a report of a fire in the building at the Tuckers Ice Arena in the 5th battalion. Units arrived to find smoke showing and a working fire was declared. Command requested a second alarm assignment to be transmitted, bringing Truck Co. 37 to scene. Truck Co. 37 arrived and positioned on side Delta and set up to operate. The truck crew worked various tasks before returning to service approximately three hours later.
Just before 2100 hours Engine Co.37 was alerted as the second due engine to the 7000 block of Marbury Court for a report of a fire in a town home, in Co.26’s first due. The engine arrived first and assumed the first due responsibilities. Engine Co.37 stretched the 150′ bumper line to division two to find a smoke condition. Access to the attic was gained and the engine crew found fire in the attic that was quickly extinguished by Co.37. Crews operated for 1.5 hours before returning to service.
Early yesterday morning, Truck Co.37 was dispatched to the 2700 block of Largo Road for the reported house on fire. As the truck crested the hill on 202 (Largo Road) the truck crew knew they were heading to a good job. The truck arrived as dispatched as the 1st due truck and went right to work. As Engine Co. 20 (Marlboro) was starting to make an attack on the fire, the interior crew from Truck Co.37 started opening up and working on searches. As members from the truck crew were operating inside, wind driven fire conditions and a lack of a water supply (non-hydranted area) pushed them back. Once a water supply was re-established the truck officer requested from command to allow Engine Co.46 and Truck Co.37 to mount another interior attack. Companies re-entered the structure knocking a few rooms of fire and completing interior tasks. Searches proved negative and the Truck Co. returned to service a few hours later.
That’s why it’s good habit to have a safety inspection to your home or office regularly to avoid these kind of accident. And be ready for the annual OSHA safety inspections.
Just after 1200 on 11/15, Engine Co.371 was alerted to the intersection of 202 & Whitehouse Rd. for a vehicle vs. a tractor trailer with the vehicle under the trailer and a person trapped. Engine Co.371 arrived shortly after confirming the same and assisted the squad company with the extrication of the victim.