08/31/12 109 W, 3 I - + 18 - 8 Two Alarms in Durham Today

Took a drive to Durham after work, and shot the aftermath of today's two alarm fire at 4600 University Drive. Heavy fire through the roof of the three-story apartment building. Units on scene included E16, E6, E11, E5, E4, E12, L4, L2, L12, L11, R1, R_, B1, B2, B3, MS1, Safety Officer, other chief officers, plus Durham EMS and Parkwood EMS. Readers can clarify. Alarm time about 3:30 p.m. Some 30 people displaced. Photos forthcoming, though largely from "behind the tape." Thank goodness for zoom lenses. See WRAL and WTVD stories, with photos and footage from earlier in the incident. Click to enlarge:

Pictures of the University Drive fire on Durham Fire Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/DurhamFireDepart..
stretch - 09/01/12 - 16:29

Here is the box assignment for that call:

1ST- BC3, BC1, E6, E5, E11, L6, L12, SQ1, MS1, SAF-1, Durham Co. EMS
2ND- BC2, E4, E16, E1, L2, L3, SQ4, SQ7, FD2, FD3
Swiman - 09/01/12 - 16:33

When did durham put ladder 3 and ladder 6 in service? I thought it was 4 ladders consisting of numbers 1,2,11,and12. And engines 7 and 16 being quints. Can someone answer that for me?
jg - 09/01/12 - 16:40

Here are my pics: http://legeros.com/ralwake/photos/2012-0..

Observe the UPS truck trapped by the five-inch. That was probably a long afternoon for that driver!
Legeros - 09/01/12 - 16:56

According to the (Un)official Durham Fire Dept page http://www.angelfire.com/nc3/dfd/home/ho.. under Reassignments Lad 1 became Lad 3 and Lad 11 became Lad 6. Eng 11 was assigned a Quint (Ladder not Aerial Tower). Station 1 is now Engine, Squad, Support and Battalion Chief.
stretch - 09/01/12 - 17:25

My question answered. Thanks
jg - 09/02/12 - 13:27

in legeros photos of the durham fire, Engine 11 is operating a 1998 e- one that had been E4 until E4 received it’s 2012 suthpen. so the unofficial site is not current or the 2006 sutphen quint is out of service.
charlie - 09/02/12 - 14:26

E11 is being serviced so they are riding the reserve. The aerial is now at station 6.. I do believe the website needs to be updated from all the apparatus relocations
Swiman - 09/02/12 - 22:38

thanks for the clarification
jg - 09/03/12 - 11:47

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