Take a Window, Leave a Door.Rescue at Ohio Hoarding Fire

Dayton firefighters’ resourcefulness aids rescue of elderly woman.


Dayton firefighters responded to a house fire last week on Alaska Street and arrived to find neighbors telling them that a woman was trapped inside.





Firefighters had a slight problem dealing with overgrown brush but once they made entry they were quickly halted by piles of materials two to three-feet high in many places. Once they finally located the elderly victim, the decision was made to enlarge a nearby window opening to make removal quicker.

Using a saw, firefighters cut out the bottom wall space and jack studs to turn the window into a doorway opening instead of trying to drag the victim back over the piles of materials.

Dayton Fire Department Asst. Chief Jeff Payne said that the overwhelming materials made the incident much harder than it really was. Firefighters also had to cut down the brush so they could have room to work at the enlarged window while they slid a backboard in to remove the trapped woman.

WDTN reported that the victim was listed in serious condition and one firefighter was injured.

WDTN: Woman Rescued from Burning Home

We encourage and support constructive dialogue and debate. View our comment policy.

(function() {
var po = document.createElement(‘script’); po.type = ‘text/javascript'; po.async = true;
po.src = ‘https://apis.google.com/js/plusone.js';
var s = document.getElementsByTagName(‘script’)[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(po, s);
})();

You are not authorized to see this part
Please, insert a valid App IDotherwise your plugin won't work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

background image Blogger Img

Backstep Firefighter

“To provide a point of critical thought about certain acts and events in the fire service while incorporating behavioral education and commentary in a referenced format.”

FE Talk: Humpday Hangout

Comments
Ron Ayotte
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall
Another great article, Dave.
2015-06-25 00:54:57
L. Brown
On The Job
"...if you aren’t happy where you are, many (including me) will ask what you’re doing to make a change either within the organization or within yourself. It’s not because we’re trying to give you a hard time, it’s just because we care and we prefer to associate ourselves we like-minded people who are motivated to…
2015-06-18 13:04:03
Bryan Lynch
Advancing Hoselines
The USFA would benefit from an overhaul in the way that they collect and disseminate data. The categories are generally broad and tend to tabulate LODD's by type rather than task. If we collected data based on fireground task performed (interior fire attack, vertical ventilation, search and rescue, VES, etc.) it paints a very different…
2015-06-08 18:36:34
aaron fields
Women and Children First by Dave LeBlanc
I usually cringe when I get quoted. I am just saying what I believe, but often what you say gets filtered through what folks want to hear. In regards to being quoted in Dave's piece here, I am not only humbled, but happy to be included in such a fine piece. If you disagree with…
2015-06-07 00:15:35
Bill Schnaekel
Of Bunsen Burners, Thermocouples, Big Mustaches and ¾ Boots
Simple yet brilliant.
2015-06-05 14:35:07
AFTDIMage
BostonFireGearImage
Plugin from the creators ofBrindes Personalizados :: More at PlulzWordpress Plugins