This interest in firefighting helped Grace out on one eventful Saturday. This day started out as any other day for the people at the 1st Street Machine Shop. Around 9:30 A.M. one of the machines exploded, due to a wiring issue. The employees did their best to evacuate the building, but when they took a head count, one person was missing. John Smith was working in the back office and could not make it to an exit.
To begin, the call for of additional resources, including personnel and equipment was beneficial. The text said, “The Cottage Street Fire Station, home to Engine 4 and Ladder 2, was located directly across from the mill.” Upon the initial dispatch, Lt. John Leite, a firefighter in that station, was able to immediately
The fire spread from the O’Learys’ barn to the yards nearby. Soon it was spreading throughout the neighborhood. William Lee, a neighbor a block away, saw the fire and ran to Bruno Goll’s drugstore to turn in the fire alarm. Bruno Goll refused to turn in the alarm because he said the fire truck had already gone past. So instead of arguing, Lee went home to his family. At the courthouse the lookout on duty saw smoke, but thought nothing of it, thinking it was just Saturday's fire and there was no reason to be alarmed. Then he looked up and noticed it was a different fire and had his assistant strike the Box 342 for the fire department. Soon fire trucks were at the scene and attempted to put out the fire. The fire department’s Chief Marshal, Robert A. Williams got the engines to circle the fire to contain it. They got as close to the fire as they could until their arm hair was being burned and their
The flame was at least three stories tall and you saw the fire department on standby with the hoses ready. I was sitting 20 yards away and I could feel my eyebrows wicking together from the heat. At that moment I decided to not rush my project too fast because I still had 4 years to finish.
The crew was not prepared for the fire when it suddenly arrived. A wave of fire, heat, and smoke over took them by surprise, Eight of the crew deployed their shelters on the road and the two civilians took shelter with one of the crew members. The squad boss was high above the road in the rock scree watching the fire. He ran down towards the road but couldn’t get there before the fire arrived, He turned around and ran back up the slope were the other four crew members and the crew boss was.
It’s the middle of winter in Maycomb, Alabama, it’s the coldest winter since 1885 and it’s the first time it snowed in a while. Nothing seems out of the ordinary when Ms. Maudie’s house started burning. Ms. Maudie’s heroic neighbors such as Mr.Finch and Mr. Avery started taking out some of her valuable furniture from the burning house while the fire department arrived. The fire department sent 3 fire trucks over, 2 of which came from another town. Unfortunately, some of the equipment malfunctioned and they also came late, so they weren’t able to save the house, but they kept it from spreading to the other houses. Ms. Maudie’s tin roof helped put out the fire when her
Mr Morrison raised the alarm and the fire brigade arrived soon after and managed to bring the blaze under control.
The wrong fire department was called, which means it took longer for them to get there and put the fire out. Thus, by the time they got there the fire was spreading uncontrollably. A steady wind from the southwest carried the flames
For years if not decades, firefighters have responded to a reported structure fire that turned out to be a fully involved single room. This fire scenario requires a core set of fire tactics and skills to control and extinguished the fire, but is it this simple? Perhaps twenty years it may have been, but new dangers are lurking in every scenario and may have detrimental outcomes for unsuspecting and unaware firefighters and victims. The National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) agency along with the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) have been conducting research to understand fire behavior and fire dynamics. This research is providing firefighters with new information about how and why
Fire crews were on scene for nearly 24 hours working to put out the smoldering
This was a very terrifying fire it destroyed many homes and killed many adults and many kids too
The roaring fire ripped through Sherwood one August afternoon and steadily continued until the next morning. The dry grass and blazing heat were several factors that contributed to this catastrophe. There was physical damage from the surrounding wildlife. The heat from the blaze was like a Sea of Flames. The fire took it’s toll on the nearby companies. Officials report that one firefighter was injured when the train tracks collapsed. Another firefighter had to saw his leg out and he went to the hospital. The story behind what happened and who did it is still a big catechism. They have an idea that it had something to do with a man and 3 minors.
Prior to the structure fire occurring we would be dispatched to a trash can fire or dumpster fire. This information was conveyed to the fire marshal, who then set up patrols and in turn coordinated with the police department. Soon after this we would keep watch during our responses for anyone on the road when we would be dispatched to fires. Most of the fires occurred between midnight and three in the morning. Times you would not expect to see too many persons on the street. After several months and several suspects questioned, the fires stopped. Recognizing this pattern and relaying the information started the slow process of mitigating the problem, so far fires in the area have stopped.
On arrival they witnessed smoke and flames on the mid level of the building. Two battalion chiefs arrived on scene and one proceeded to set up incident command at the lobby, while the other led fire fighters up the building for fire attack (Routley 8). One of the security guards then informed the chiefs that the fire was on the 22nd floor, and at 2033 battalion chief 5 ordered a second alarm (Routley 8). Due to insufficient fire protection around the utility lines all power was lost to the building (Routley 8). At the loss of primary power the emergency generator didn’t kick in due to improper maintenance it was unable to start (Routley 8). This profoundly impacted the fire operations for the remainder of the incident because the entire building was left without electricity (Routley 8). As stated in the tactical report, “This total power failure had a major impact on the firefighting operations. The lack of lighting made it necessary for firefighters to carry out suppression operations in complete darkness using only battery powered lights. Since there was no power to operate elevators, firefighters were forced to hand carry all suppression equipment including SCBA replacement cylinders up the stairs to the staging area that was established on the 20th floor. In addition, personnel had to climb at least 20 floors
It was late June of 2015. It was pretty early, around seven and I was driving on I-26 heading toward my church for an event called serve day where we go into the community and help them. As we drove around the bend, I saw an enormous cloud of smoke crawling into the sky, consuming everything it touched. The flames had to have reached over 150 feet high and were as wide as the highway. There were only a couple of other cars at the scene of the wreck, and I was stopped only a few football fields away. The accident consisted of a tanker and two other cars. Since it just happened, there was a hope within us all that something could be done to save them. A few men got in their trucks and tried to push the cars out of the flames repeatedly with no results. With every push they gave the cars, the more and more my heart broke. My hope was disappearing, like sand in-between someone’s fingers.