Boston. First Multiple Alarm of The New Year, Plus “The Bravest” Episodes

Companies in District 7 had the rear porch and all floors well off prior to collapse.


On 4 January at approximately 1630 hours Box 3366 was struck for 5 Page Street. Crews found fire on a first floor rear porch that had extended into each of the 2 floors of the multiple dwelling. Engine 24 struck the second alarm, and Car 7 the third.
Fireground photos courtesy of Boston FD Facebook page.

Box 3366
1636 E.52, 24, 42 – L.23, 6 – R.2 – Car 7
1638 Rehab/RIT: E.16 – L.16 – W.25 – Car 8(RIT)
1638 2nd Alarm: E.18, 21, 14 – L.7, TL.3
SU, TaC, W.12, H.1, Car 12 (2nd), C.7 (IC), Car 9(Act), A.65
1647 Special (RIT): E.22
1648 3rd Alarm: E. 3, 29 – X.1(Rehab), Car 1
1733 Detail: E.53, L.18
Information courtesy of Belin, A.65.

“Crews Battle Fire at Dorchester Home”, WHDH


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Ron Ayotte
“FEAR” by Ric Jorge
Ric, excellent article. Your FD is not the only one that suffers from TAS (Training Anxiety Syndrome). Same circus, different community. As far as seeking help from an EAP, I did take advantage of my community's EAP 8 years into my career. I was heading down the road to a separation/divorce after I got promoted…
2014-12-04 16:04:47
Mike McAdams
Who Looks After The Victims?
Captain LeBlanc, Great point in the blog debating the new and old techniques and how to blend them into that first minutes on the fire ground. One of the first points stated was “Unless they know your manpower, resources and abilities, and are standing in that front lawn at 2:00 a.m., all they can do…
2014-12-02 14:45:23
Ruel Douvillier
Who Looks After The Victims?
I suspect these new tactics are all related to the NFPA standard that came out a few years ago recommending higher manpower on apparatus than the authorities having jurisdiction were prepared to implement. For the 30+ years that I've been fighting fires, UL and NIST have been using the data that they gained by setting…
2014-12-02 11:48:44
Joseph carroll
Who Looks After The Victims?
I work in a dept with 2 man Engine cos, man powers is an issue with our first due assignment. (3 engs,2 Trks , Batt Chief). Usually 13 Firefighters on the assignment. At times the exterior attack has no option, heavy fire too include exposures etc. some new leaders feel that this exterior attack is…
2014-12-01 19:05:51
Brian
Who Looks After The Victims?
Am I missing the old SSLEEVES-OCD pneumonic??? seems that one. It addressed alot of the things we have to think of, and the new Slicers is something that I think in right circumstances and construction would make sense, but at other times might be completely useless. I have watched and read alot of the NIST…
2014-12-01 02:10:06
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