2/24/14 – Vehicle Rescue
Station 88 was dispatched to standby at a vehicle accident in front of Rosario’s Pizza on Pennsylvania Ave. While 88 units were responding the incident was upgraded to a vehicle rescue with one person trapped in a vehicle that was on its side up against the building. The upgrade automatically added Rescue 300 to the assignment. Crews stretched (1) 1 3/4″ hose line, removed the windshield, removed the “A” post and assisted ems.
2/21/14 – Building Fire – 39 Box
Engine 88 responded on the box to the UPS shipping facility on Blair Mill Road in station 15′s local. Engine 88′s crew assisted with gaining access to the fire and Chief 88 was assigned to the operations sector.
Dwelling Fire – 2/6/14
Just before 3:00 AM 88 & 7 units were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire in the first due. Power was still out in the area from the recent ice storm. Battalion 88 arrived and had a 2 story single family dwelling with nothing evident from side A. Upon investigation fire was found in the wall above the chimney. The chimney had collapsed and fire extended into the wall surrounding the fire place/chimney. Engine 88 arrived and stretched a 1.75″ hose line to the first floor and opened the wall to find fire. Squad 88-1 reverse laid a 5″ supply line from Engine 88. Tower 88 laddered the building and assisted in checking for extension on floors one and two. Station 7 pulled a 2nd hose line off of Engine 88. It was determined that the fire did not extend past the first floor and crews opened up and wet down the area before being released.
On Monday January 13th the Fort’s members were drilling on RIT equipment, mayday procedures and the Denver Drill. During drill Engine 88 with a crew of (7) was dispatched on a box in Station 15′s local. The first arriving 15 officer had smoke showing from a one story commercial building. Engine 88 was the 2nd arriving engine and reverse laid 1100ft of supply line to a hydrant on Caredeen Drive. Squad 15 was the first arriving engine and they stretched a 300ft 1.75″ hose line to the interior.
The fire was located in a dust collection system on the mezzanine and the first line needed to be extended to reach the fire. Engine 88′s crew used a high rise pack to extend Squad 15′s line and also stretched a backup line off Squad 15. During the initial operations 15 command requested a second alarm. Tower 88 with a crew of (7) along with the Chief responded and positioned on the Alpha Side of the building. Chief 88 was assigned operations and Tower 88′s crew assisted with several tasks on the fire ground.
1/2/13 – Dwelling
During the height of the snow storm 88 units were dispatched to a reported dwelling fire. Battalion Chief 88 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the attached garage of a two story single family dwelling and established command. The fire extended from the garage into the attic. Multiple supply and attack lines were deployed and crews extinguished the fire saving a good portion of the house. This was the second working fire in the last 7 days.