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 -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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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 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
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Thank you Ed.
2014-10-22 14:26:50
Ed Hartin
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Excellent article Bill!
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