At 2000 hours, Company 35 was dispatched for an outside investigation in the vicinity of 721 Main St. Crews arrived on scene to find smoke showing in the rear of the structure. The fire was quickly contained by Company 35. Engine 35 and Tanker 35 provided water operations from the rear of the structure. Water supply on the front was provided by Tanker 17. Saxton crews were assisted by Companies 3, 17, and 36. Moderate smoke damage was done to the second floor. Moderate water damage was done to the rear storage area and the first floor business. The one resident living in the apartment was not at home at the time of the fire. They were displaced and are staying with family. The state police fire marshal has been called in to investigate.
A special thanks to Company 57! As our standby crew they got some work. At 1710 Company 35 was hit out for a car fire. A second call indicated that it was endangering a structure. Wagon 57 was fire on scene and provided the initial knock. The car was fully involved, and it had spread to a near-by apartment complex. Wagon 36 assisted on scene with water support, and assisted with overhauling. Company 35 members assisted with fire suppression and interior investigation. Two apartments were evacuated as a precaution. Both apartments were ventilated and checked for extension. Saxton Fire Police also assisted on scene!
Engine 35 made a return visit to Everett, but this time it wasn’t for a parade. At approximately 0630, Engine 35 was dispatched for a transfer assignment to Company 32′s station. Crews were on in-station standby as multiple county crews fought a structure fire on Grindstone Lane in Lutzville.
At approximately noon today, Rescue 35 was dispatched for a single vehicle accident on SR 26. Crews arrived to find the car had struck a deer. Company 35 members assisted with fluid containment and clean-up, as well as supported traffic control until the vehicle could be removed from the highway. Rescue 36 also assisted on scene.
Rescue 35 and Unit 15 were dispatched at 9:37 for a motor vehicle accident in the vicinity of Al’s Bar. 35-3 was the first on scene and reported a single vehicle rollover with self-extrication. Responding units ensured the scene was secure, provided patient evaluation, and returned to station. Patients refused treatment, and Unit 15 also returned. Company 35 Fire Police provided scene security and traffic control.
Company 35 was dispatched for an automatic alarm at Trinity United Church. PIO 35 was the first on scene and reported normal conditions. Stand-by crews from Bellwood, Blue Knob, and Portage assisted Company 35 crews with an interior walk-through. Chief Engineer 35 determined the alarm was a malfunction and placed the box available.
Company 35′s own Wayne Hammond provided a Basic Fire Police class at Station 35 on June 27 and 28. The 16 hours class reviewed Fire Police conduct, protocols, safety procedures, duties, and had a hands-on component. Participants did pre-planning exercises, and set-up traffic patterns.
Wayne said, “It is important for Fire Police to understand their roles, and how they support fire and EMS operations. We want them to be safe, and we want them to understand limitations within the law that grants us protection as Fire Police.”
An Advanced Fire Police class will be held in September. Stay tuned for details!