on Route 407
On May 20, 2003 at 09:59
hours, Station 18 was dispatched to assist Nicholson FD (Wyoming County)
for a working structure fire on Route 407. From Station 18 on the
box were E-18, L-18, and T-18.
First alarm companies darkened
the fire with tank water and began to establish a LDH supply approx 1500’
from the structure. Chief 18-1 (T. Turner) established 18 command
on arrival and ordered a defensive operation with master streams.
L-18 was positioned at the corners of side 1 and 2 for ladder pipe operations
while E-18 operated its master stream fed from T-24. E-63 handled
the scene water supply via 5” supply line. This was the first big
shake down for E-63 since being placed into service and performed well.
||Nicholson 1 (Herron) arrived
on scene and reported a fully involved two story residence and advised
Chief 18-3 (Seman) the fire was in Station 18’s first due area.
Chief 18-3 requested a full
first alarm assignment and special called for R-36 for a FAST duties.
||On the assignment:
E-18, L-18, Nicholson engine and tanker, E-63, T-63, Ambulance 9, T-24,
R-36, and Harford engine. Crews remained on scene with overhaul until
approx 1330 and assisting PSP fire marshall.
The cause is under investigation
with no fire/rescue injuries reported.