Why We Search:Video of Rescues in Sacramento Vacant


Four victims found during primary search of abandoned home


Sacramento firefighters responded to a fire in the 4500 block of Stockton Boulevard, a home they have been familiar with due to repeated calls. Companies found fire on the first floor of the two-story structure with extension to the second floor. After making entry and beginning the attack and primary search firefighters found four adults inside. Each was removed from the structure, one being in cardiac arrest.

Video above from Public Safety News shows fireground footage and information from Interim Chief Dan Haverty. Chief Haverty does a good job in delivering the information about the fire as well as covering the dangers of fighting fires in vacant, abandoned buildings and – most importantly –relating the change in tactics once the victims were removed.

Additional information on the fire can be found here,

“Four people injured in fire at Stockton Boulevard house” Merced Sun-Star
“Four people injured in fire at Stockton Boulevard house” Sacto911

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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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