Thursday, April 19, 2012
At 02:40 hours PSC transmitted the tones for a house on fire in company’s 17’s (Boulevard Heights) first due. This alerted station 38 in which the Quint company responded on the run as the third due special service. Chief 38A also responded on the run. Upon arriving, the first due engine (Company 5) advised they had fire showing from the basement level up to the first floor. Quint 38 arrived on scene and took the responsibility of the RIT, while chief 38A was assigned the basement division. Due to the stubborn fire and rapid growth to the second floor, the incident commander requested a Fire Task Force, alerting Engine Company 38 as first due Engine on the alarm. Upon arriving on scene the crew from the Engine streached stretched a line to the second floor and when to work, knocking down the extended fire. Crews operated for approximately 2 hours before clearing the incident.
Crews did a great job to get the fire under control and extinguished. Upon arriving back to quarters company 38 received a “job well done” from the assistant chief: sometimes that’s all that’s needed in the fire service.