Friday, November 15, 2013
At 0328 hours Engine 82 was alerted as the 4th due engine to 6431 Pennsylvania Ave, in Company 26's area, for a report of smoke in the building. First arriving units found fire showing from the top floor and began advancing lines. Engine 82 arrived and took their own hydrant across the street on the B/C corner and advanced a line to the rear of the building where they had smoke showing. The crew advanced the 400 up a ladder and into the adjacent apartment checking for any extension. Crews worked and put a good knock on the fire as command called for a precautionary second alarm. The assignment was scaled back and units were held for overhaul. Engine 82 picked up and returned home in two hours. The cause of the fire was determined to be accidental but was the result of a marijuana grow room. The county police continue to investigate.
Courtesy Paul Hawkins
Friday, November 8, 2013
At 1 minute after midnight Engine 82 was alerted to the area of Addison Rd S & Walker Mill Rd, in Company 26's area, for a shooting. The crew arrived with A26 and M26 as well as PGPD to find a male in the roads suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and not breathing. The patient was quickly assessed and CPR was started. The patient was loaded into an EMS unit and taken to a local trauma center where he was pronounced dead. Engine 82 cleared in about an hour after picking up personnel who assisted EMS units at the trauma center.
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Just before 1030 hours units were dispatched to 6443 Pennsylvania Ave, in Company 26's area, for an apartment fire with people trapped. Units arrived to find people trapped and fire from the second floor and through the roof and called for the second alarm. Engine 83, who was originally passed over on the initial alarm, was sent on the call. The crew arrived at the same time as the 4th engine on the initial alarm and picked up their dual lines. The crew then advanced two standpipe racks off of E42's leader line into the exposure building and worked extinguishing the fire that was running the cockloft. Several residents were rescued and crews worked hard to make a stop. The fire was extinguished and units were held for extensive overhaul and hot spots. Engine 83 picked up and returned to service in about two hours.
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
At 0851 hours the box was sounded for 7204 Joplin St, in Seat Pleasant, for a house on fire. Engine 83 marked in route and arrived finding smoke and fire showing from the first floor of a duplex at 7206. The crew advanced the bumper line and extinguished fire on the first floor of the structure. Additional crews handled some fire that had extended upstairs as well as searches. The fire was quickly extinguished and the assignment scaled back for overhaul. The crew picked up and returned to service in just under two hours. The house was vacant and the cause is under investigation.
Courtesy of Ritchie
Sunday, November 3, 2013
At 1832 hours Ambulance 88 was alerted to the 300-Blk of Meadow Way, in Company 46's area, for a report of two people stabbed. Crews arrived and found two victims both suffering from significant stab wounds. Apparently the victims had been stabbed at another location nearby and drove here. Both patients were quickly assessed and one was declared deceased on scene. The other patient was quickly treated and taken to a local trauma center by A88 and M46. Ambulance 88 cleaned up and returned to service in about 90 minutes. Police investigated the incident and arrested two brothers and charged them with this crime a few days later.
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
At 1826 hours Engine 83 was alerted to 6440 Central Ave, in Seat Pleasant, for a report of a shooting. Units arrived with police to find a male who had been shot once in the lower body after an attempted robbery. The victim, the robber, attempted to rob the business when the occupants began struggling with him and the gun went off striking the robber. The patient was treated and taken to a local trauma center by EMS units. Engine 83 cleared in about 20 minutes. While backing into quarters, the crew was flagged down by a citizen reporting two people down near the firehouse. The crew investigated and found two people down and possibly on PCP. The crew called for EMS and police and stood by until their arrival. The engine cleared and finally made it back in quarters.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Just before 1730 hours units from Company 9 responded to the 5900 Blk of Annapolis Rd for an accident. Upon arrival they found an accident involving a Metro Bus with many patients and requested 4 additional ambulances and the mass casualty unit. Ambulance 88 arrived and assisted in triaging and treating patients and ended up transporting one patient to a local hospital. The crew cleaned up, restocked, and returned home in just under 3 hours.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
At 1540 hours Engine 83 was alerted to a house in the 7400 Blk of Calder Dr, in Seat Pleasant, for a report of a CO leak with multiple sick people. Engine 83 arrived to find a middle of the row townhouse, established command, and reported multiple occupants had evacuated to the front yard. The crew entered with a multi gas meter and reported elevated CO levels. The 7 occupants of the house all complained of feeling ill with symptoms typical of exposure to CO after they had been alerted to the emergency by their CO alarm. While Engine 83 conducted a primary search of the house and secured the gas meter, the driver moved all 7 occupants to A805 as a casualty collection point. BC1 assumed the command and the EMS duty officer had the EMS group. In total, 3 transport units assisted in transporting all 7 occupants to area hospitals for treatment of exposure to CO. T37 ventilated the house and the units picked up a short time later.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
At 0148 hours Engine 83 was alerted to 3700 Old Silver Hill Rd, in Company 29's area, for a building fire. E29 arrived to find smoke showing and a small fire inside a commercial building. Engine 83 took a position in the rear and reported smoke showing as well. Crews extinguished the fire and checked for extension. The assignment was scaled back and Engine 83 returned home in an hour. Two hours later around 0444 hours Engine 83 was alerted to the 5900 Blk of Addison Rd, in Seat Pleasant, for smoke in the area. The crew encountered smoke but could not find the source initially. After a return trip back up Addison Rd, they noticed smoke and fire coming from a home and requested the box bringing Ambulance 88 on the call as well. The crew advanced a line and put a quick knock on the fire as units arrived and began opening up and checking for extension. The assignment was scaled back while investigators did their work. The cause is suspicious in nature and Engine 83 and Ambulance 88 returned to service just after sunrise.
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
At 1544 hours Engine 83 was alerted second due to 6000 Rose Bay Dr, in Company 26's area, for a townhouse fire with a person trapped. A29 first reported a working fire followed by E23. Fire was found involving the outside of the townhouse on all floors keeping the occupant from being able to escape. The occupant was quickly removed via ground ladder from a second floor window and was not injured. Engine 83 arrived and picked up E23's line and then ran a line to the second floor and extinguished fire there. Crews operated on all floors and checked the exposure. The fire was extinguished and units held for overhaul. Engine 83 cleared in just over an hour.
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