Expect Fire: BostonAlarm Activation Becomes Smoke Showing

 

Sunday morning job on East Newton Street

Fire alarm activation for 45 East Newton Street resulted with a report of fire showing on arrival from the sixth floor. An overheated fan came in contact with combustible material. There were no reported injuries.

Incident Commander

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“First-Alarm Fire Hits South End Building” SouthEndPatch, Jake O’Donnell

Below are articles by Greg Jakubowski and Homer Robertson of FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com regarding the size-up report and a video from Nick Martin of Fire Engineering about the mindset of being “combat ready.”

Radio Reports: A Review
Communications such as initial-arriving radio reports and progress reports provide command with much-needed fireground information

Drills for Practicing How to Describe Fireground Conditions
Fireground performance will be improved if your crew demonstrates consistency in sizing up what they see upon arrival

 

 

 

Bill Carey is the online public safety news and blog manager with PennWell Public Safety, or more specifically FireRescue Magazine/FirefighterNation.com, JEMS.com, LawOfficer.com and FireEMSBlogs.com. Bill started in the fire service, as a third generation firefighter in 1986, on the eastern shore of Maryland and then continued after moving to Prince George's County. He served as a volunteer sergeant and lieutenant at Hyattsville where he met Chris Hebert and Dave Ianonne, the creators of Firehouse.com. Bill went to work for them back in 2001 and after they transitioned away to new, bigger projects, he was hired by them again in 2009. Bill's writing has been on Firehouse.com, Fire Engineering, FireRescue Magazine, FirefighterNation.com, the Jones and Bartlett 2010 edition of "Fire Officer: Principles and Practice", The Secret List and Tinhelmet.com.

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