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.

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Comments
Ron Ayotte
What is Experience?
Excelent post. Evey day of duty and every run should be a learning experience. Far too many firefighters just look at the duty tour and incident as what I like to call "the shampoo mode"... wet hair, apply shapoo, lather, rinse and repeat".. Our version is put on the gear, get on the truck, go…
2014-10-31 14:23:15
Bill Carey
What is Experience?
You're correct Ed. What did we do with that experience? Did we take as many lessons from it as we could or did we simply file it away as a run in the logbook. Thank you, Bill
2014-10-30 12:55:18
Ed
What is Experience?
Excellent post. The same question may be framed for other than working on the nozzle (e.g., if delivering pump operator training). In addition, even if you went to a lot of fires on the nozzle or as the first in company officer, what did you do with that experience? Reflection and integration of the experience…
2014-10-30 12:37:50
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
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