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May, 2016

1ST Responder Newspaper - FDNY

APPARATUS IN ACTION

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BILL TOMPKINS, WWW.BTFIREPHOTOS.COM

BILL TOMPKINS, WWW.BTFIREPHOTOS.COM

Five alarms in Brooklyn commercial For more than six hours FDNY units in Brooklyn fought a blaze that consumed a restaurant supply company, but were able to keep it from spreading to additional exposures including a church. At 10:48 p.m. on April 3rd, Brooklyn dispatched received a phone alarm for smoke in a warehouse at Clarkson and Nostrand. Four minutes later, Engine 249 transmitted an “urgent 10-75” for a fire in a one story 80 x 120 brick commercial warehouse at the corrected address of 640 Parkside Ave. (Parkside was the front of the

JUMP TO FILE #040516102 building, Clarkson was the rear). Two lines were quickly stretched, but companies had trouble finding the seat of the fire. At 11:08 p.m., a second alarm was transmitted as fire took hold of the cockloft. Two tower ladders above the second were requested and at 11:28 all members were withdrawn from the building. A third alarm was sounded at 12:26 a.m., followed later by a fourth and then a fifth as flames

worked their way throughout the building. Three tower ladders, two on the C side and one in front of the building as well as several hand lines were able to hold the flames from spreading to attached structures including a church on the B side. The fire was able to be placed under control shortly before dawn, but units remained at the scene throughout the day. One firefighter and one civilian were reported to have received minor injuries. - BILL TOMPKINS

A rare sight in the FDNY, a piece of apparatus over 25 years old still in service. The spare Field Communications Unit, a 1985 Mack R / Saulsbury, at the scene of a fifth alarm in Brooklyn on April 3.

JOHN HOPPER

Engine Company 96 operating at Bronx All Hands Box 2844 at 1120 Close Avenue on April 1, 2016.

BILL TOMPKINS, WWW.BTFIREPHOTOS.COM

The 2014 Seagrave/Aerialscope 75’ of FDNY Tower Ladder 85 operated at a three alarm church fire on Staten Island on September 30th.

JOHN HOPPER

All hands in the Bronx

On Friday April 1, 2016 at approximately 12:30 p.m., Bronx companies turned out to 1120 Close Avenue at Watson Avenue for a report of a fire in a commercial building. Battalion 3 arrived on scene and notified Bronx dispatchers that units were investigating a light smoke condition and were stretching a precautionary line. Battalion 3 then transmitted a 10-75 and put all hands to work for a fire in the rear storage room of a one story 50 x 50 commercial building. Two lines were stretched and placed into operation and the fire was quickly knocked down. The incident was placed under control with a 35 minute duration. Due to Engine 94 responding from the opposite end of their response area, Engine 96 arrived on scene first due and operated as the first due engine.

BILL TOMPKINS, WWW.BTFIREPHOTOS.COM

FDNY Squad 41, a 2013 Seagrave 1000/500 at the scene of a four alarm fire in an OMD on 2-23-16.

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