06/19/10 93 W, 1 I - + 8 - 15 This Morning's Second Alarm / Dillmark Court

Two alarms at 2805 Dillmark Court. Engine 10 arriving at a two-story, wood-frame townhouse with 1,080 square-feet. Built 1986. Found fire in downstairs living area venting out of rear of structure, and up to second floor. Dispatched 5:40 a.m. Controlled 6:06 a.m. No injuries. Three people displaced. Cause determined as accidental. Units on scene included E10, E26, E2, E12, E7, E3, E1, L8, L4, R2, R3, B2, B3, C10, C20, A1, C2, EMS 7, EMS 18, EMS 19, M94, D1, T1. Late incident photos posted by Legeros.

Darn engine companies, PULL PAST!!! PULL PAST!!
Silver - 06/19/10 - 15:16

are some of the older engines being retrofitted with LED light bars?
harkey (Email) (Web Site) - 06/19/10 - 19:29

Some are, yes….we wish our rig would too. It would really help with the electrical load the strobes, mini MX-7000’s and Q put on the system.
Silver - 06/19/10 - 21:41

Silver, Silver, Silver- Gotta get that cross lay lined up with the front door, might run out of hose. Silly Truckie, ground ladders are portable; you can take them anywhere!In all seriousness, you can add hose, but you can’t add to a ladder. I am a HUGE fan of all hoselines being stretched off the rear, instead of cross lays.

In a related note to pulling past, did you hear the bystanders at the Seattle multi-fatal fire talking junk about the engine company pulling past to leave room for the ladder?
Rides An Engine - 06/19/10 - 21:43

What are the down sides for the engine(s), when pulling past? Or is win-win on all sides, so to speak?
Legeros - 06/19/10 - 21:50

I would say win win. You get a 3 side view (if its a single occupany of course)and as most Raleigh Engines have a 250 ft. crosslay, I dont see pulling the extra 30 ft. as a hinderance. My opinion though, Im sure others would say different. Looks like E-10 made a good stop without a doubt. Fun in the sun.
Jake T. - 06/19/10 - 22:15

Obvious that the Brothers made a great stop, nobody is debating that. But, you knew there was a “but”, we can learn from EVERY fire. It benefits the truck crew for the engine to pull past the fire so we can position in the front. This helps when the outside crew is throwing ladders and putting the main to the roof. If the job goes to “big water”, the aerial stream can be put to work effectively. Plus, the ladder company is a large toolbox, so it saves a few steps.

Just sayin’....
Silver - 06/19/10 - 22:24


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