Boston, January Multiples

Two doubles and two triples for January.

January saw four multiple alarm fires in Boston, two three-alarm fires and two two-alarm fires. The first multiple alarm was struck on 4 January for 5 Page Street. Fire in an enclosed first-floor rear porch extended upward and into all floors of the 2 Ĺ-story wood frame dwelling prior to causing a collapse.

Box 3366 – 5 Page Street

1635: E.52, E.24, E.42 – L.23, L.6 – R.2 Car 7
1638: RIT/Rehab: E.16 – L.16 – W.25 – Car 8(RIT)
1638 2nd Alarm: E.24, E.18, E.21, E.14 – L.7, TL.3
SU TaC, W.12, H.1, Car 12(2nd), Car 9(ACT), C.7, A.65
1647 Special (RIT): E.22
1648 3rd Alarm: E.3, E.29
X.1(Rehab) Car 1
1733 Detail: E.53 – L.18

On 6 January, a basement fire at 61 Neponset Avenue ran the walls and into two floors and the attic before burning through the roof. Three special alarms to fill rapid intervention assignments and a third alarm brought the fire under control.

Box 3781 – 61 Neponset Avenue

2118: E.48, E.49, E.53 – L.28, L.16 – R.2 – Car 12
2121 RIT/Rehab: E.30 – L.25 – W.25 – Car 8 (RIT)
2131 2nd Alarm: E.55, E.52, E.16 – L.29, TL.17
SU TaC, W.12, H.1, Car 9 (2nd), Car 7(ACT), C7a, A.65
2138 Special (RIT): L.10
2152 Special (RIT): E.21
2153 Special (RIT): Car 11
2205 3rd Alarm: E.42, E.10 – L.4 – X.1(Rehab)
0137 Detail: E.22, E.50 – L.6, L.26 – Car 3

Workman using torches sparked a fire on the cooling tower atop 165 Cambridge Street. A second alarm assignment quickly controlled the incident.

Box 136 – 165 Cambridge Street
1042: E.4, E.8, E.10 – L.24, L.1, TL.3 – R.1 – TaC – Car 3, Car 6(EVAC), H.1, C.6
1045 RIT/Rehab: E.22 – L.15 – W.25 – Car 4 (RIT)
1050 2nd Alarm: E.50, E.7, E.33 – TL.17, L.26
SU, W.12 – Car 1(2nd), Car 11(ACT), A.65
1131 Detail: E.9

645 Saratoga Street wraps up the last multiple alarm fire for January. A second floor kitchen was well-off and extended into the attic.

Box 6213 – 645 Saratoga Street
0100: E.5, E.56, E.9 – L.21, L.2 – R.1 – Car 1
Transfer: Chelsea E.2 to E.5
0106 RIT/Rehab: E.4 – L.24 – W.25 – Car 3 (RIT)
0108 2nd Alarm; E.8, E.10, E.50 – L.1, TL.3
SU, TaC, W.12, H.1, Car 6(2nd), Car 4(ACT), C.6
0158 Detail: E.21, L.26

Information courtesy Belin, A.65

Dorchester, January 2001, courtesy of fourdeuce1





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Jeff chandler
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Very good explanation! I have been known to have the same rant.
2015-01-17 03:58:59
Anthony Correia
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Dave i agree with your whole post. However the one thing I'm not experiencing or seeing is the over safetyifcation. While i hear words spoke about being safe when possible, but not sacrificing service for safety. If anything, i see firefighters more aggressive than when i started many years back due to the increased protection…
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Jon Newton
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Well done. You make some awesome points. In regards to the "numbers".....(and kind of backing up your thought of changing tactics), we have often wondered why there is so much emphasis on RIT and the RIT/Industrial complex. I'm on Chicago and have worked in the Chicago Suburbs for almost 20 years. We've seen the advent…
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Marshall Sampietro
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spot on....
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Ron Ayotte
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‚ÄúOver safetyification‚ÄĚ... Dave, that is the best description of what those who want to prevent us from doing the job want to do to the job.
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