Tuesday brought Boston another multiple alarm fire. Box 3842 was struck for 1904 River Street, fire in the apartment building.
Boston Firefighters battled a 2 alarm fire at 1904 River Street in the Readville section of the city just after 1pm on Tuesday March 23, 2010. (Stephen Walsh/Box 714 Imaging, with permission)
The fire was in a 2 story brick apartment building with fire on both floors. (Stephen Walsh/Box 714 Imaging, with permission)
See more of Steve’s photos here at:
Boston 2nd Alarm 1904 River Street
Fire in the basement ran the walls into the first floor of the 1 1/2 story structure.
1303 Box 3842
E.49, 48, 53 – L.16, 25 – Car 12 acting(Ops)
1306 Rehab and RIT
E.16* – TL.10* – W.25 – Car 9*(RIT)/(2nd)
1311 2nd Alarm
E.55, 30, 52 – L.26
SU, FlC, W.12 – H.1, Z.1(2nd)/(RIT), C.7, Car 8 acting – A.65
E.21 – L.4 – Z.1
Courtesy A.65, Belin
On a side note, Stephen Walsh captures more than Boston fires. The time he doesn’t spend roaming the suburbs for working fires he devotes to being President of the International Fire Photographers Association. Chances are there is someone in your department, or buffing your calls, who is good with a camera and composition. Let them know about the IAFP.
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Josh faces the Pirates this afternoon. Hopefully he’ll finish with a W.
The following article is my submission to the first edition of the First Due Blog Carnival. You can catch up on what this is over here. The edition’s subject is ‘I Am a Firefighter because…”, or in my case “I Was a Firefighter because…” since I had stopped after many years.
I literally grew up around a firehouse, in Salisbury, Maryland at an early age. My grandfather and father were both firefighters and some of my earliest childhood memories involve trips with one of them to the station to play while they talked with their friends. To explain the reasons why I joined, I have to start at that age of life. Continue reading
March, as they say, comes in like a lion. In Boston, March has come in with three two-alarm fires in three weeks. Rescue 2 was on the box alarm for each, the latest being a house fire in District 12. A nice start for the new rig. Continue reading
In Vallejo, California last week firefighters fought a three alarm fire in a vacant automobile dealership. In the course of operations firefighters also removed two homeless people. For a unknown length of time the dealership has been a temporary refuge for the area’s homeless. Continue reading
Wednesday night and Thursday morning were busy in Brooklyn, most notably Thursday when firefighters were injured. Five members of Engine Co. 210 were injured at Box 4242, 192 Concord Street. The box alarm came with reports of people trapped (check audio) on the top floor and was quickly followed by Engine Co. 207 giving the 10-75. Continue reading
“Courage is not the absence of fear but the judgment that something else is more important than fear.” Meg Cabot
On the subject of safety, has anyone considered that perhaps we may be going too far? Okay, maybe not too far but possibly in the wrong direction? If you haven’t considered that, by the end of this article you probably will. You may not agree, but this is a topic that needs to be discussed. Continue reading