High Def Helmet Reports:
Crews were called to multiple homes on fire around 2am. As firefighters were working to contain the fire a burst hoseline allowed the fire to flameover the crew. Firefighters bailed out of the home and narrowly escaped a deadly situation.
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Marc Lucero Reports:
Richmond Fire Department, California: A few minutes of our evening with a close call with some live electrical power lines on a little fire we had post Thanksgiving. Fire was contained to the car port with no loss to the residential portion of the structure. (detached car port) Richmond fire crews Engine 62 & 67 make a very quick knock down successfully and a avoid any injuries to any firefighter or citizens.
This video describes a close call at a basement fire in fall of 2012 in South Metro’s district. The incident nearly trapped 4 members of our department as they narrowly escaped a collapse of the first floor into the basement. This video hopes to pass on lessons learned so that other firefighters are not faced with a similar situation.
1st Due Media is Reporting:
July 8th 2015 @ 01:45 – Richton St & Lawton St
Working fire in a vacant 2 story 4 family flat that extended to 5 story vacant apartment, While crews were working inside the 4-family, the intensity of the fire grew quickly and the order was given by the Battalion Chief to get all crews out of the building and air horns were sounded. Some firefighters became lost and temporarily trapped trying to locate the exit. At least 1 firefighter ran out of air and suffered smoke inhalation. The building was now fully involved and extending to the 5 story building next door. Firefighting was also hampered by low pressure in the nearby hydrants. A 2nd alarm + special calls for 2 tower ladders and extra companies incl E-44 for more large volume hose were requested to the scene.
Box Alarm = E-40 E-39 L-17 Tac 2 Ch-5
S/C = E-42 L-7
2nd Alarm = C-203 E-17 E-34
Stay alert firefighters…an explosion can only be a run away.
Engine 3 on scene 2 story vacant dwelling fully involved in attic extending to #
2 side exposure. Ladder 5 reports no extension to interior of exposure. B-56
assumes command and requests Extra 2&1 to scene. All crews work
defensive lines on primary fire. Ladder 5 sets up for Master Stream
Operations. Ladder 6 finishes up overhaul with their Master Stream
4 -2½” & 1 -1¾” Lines in use – Ladder 5 & 6 Master Streams.
Engines: 3, 32, 1, 21, 35 – Trucks: 5, 2, 15, 6 FAST, Rescue 1
Chiefs: B-43 & B-56 – Support Staff: F-20, 40, 9, 11
Damages: $42K – Emergency Demo Ordered
9-25-2015 – Time Out: 22:48 hrs
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