Worcester Working:4 Alarms in Three-Deckers

Four alarms struck as fire spreads among triple-deckers.





It began with fire showing from the rear of 5 Forbes Street. Add in a combustible rear porch and strong winds and Worcester firefighters had their hands full with one structure going well and extension creeping into two others.

Worcester firefighters contained the four-alarm fire in the city’s Green Hill Park section, but not before one dwelling was condemned, two others damaged and a dozen residents displaced.

Firefighters Battle 4-Alarm Blaze, WCVB
Fireground Images, WCVB

Flames Rip Through 2 Homes in Worcester, WHDH







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Bill Carey
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
Wanted: Honest Discernment in Our Fire Service Discussions
Excellent article Bill!
2014-10-14 12:47:14
Ron Ayotte
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Bill.. I agree with Tony C. The situations we respond to sometimes reuire that we tune and tweak SOPs and SOGs "on the fly" in order to complete the tasks given. Fire doesn't care what is stated in our SOPs/SOGs.
2014-10-11 22:14:29
Bill Carey
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
Thanks Tony.
2014-10-06 11:06:34
Tony C.
Complacency and Awareness: History Lessons from the Mog and Rangers
A great read, Bill. I see so much of this in the fire service. I forgot to pull up my hood on the last fire and I didn't get burned. I didn't buckle my waist strap on the last fire and I didn't get tangled up. I didn't check my bottle before my last fire…
2014-10-05 15:37:05
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