Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chicago IL 3-11 Church Fire

2/1/10 - Chicago IL firefighters responded late last night for a dumpster fire at a church on North Hiawatha Ave. Engine 79 reported two dumpsters on fire in the alley. Upon further investigation, they requested a full assignement for a fire in the church. The fire eventually went to a three alarm fire with numerous special units. Listen to the audio here.



Virginia Beach VA Working Fire

1/31/10 - Virginia Beach firefighters fought a house fire last night during a snow storm on Shea Cir. Command reported a working fire with fire though the roof of a two story. Listen to the audio here.



Working Fire Person Trapped, Lower Marion PA

1/31/10 - Firefighters responded Saturday afternoon for the report of a house fire on Ardmore Ave. Chief 25 went on location with smoke showing from the front door of a three story. Chief 25 further reported entrapment in the structure and requested help. Listen to the dramatic audio here and read a full story with photos here.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Detroit MI Three Alarm Fire

1/30/10 - Detroit Firefighters responded last night to investigate a fire at the junkyard on Schaefer and Plymouth. Engine 53 went on location investigating, but further requested the box as they were stretching on a fire. Chief 2 went on location and reported a 75x300 commercial building on fire. Second and third alarms were quickly struck as firefighters experienced numerous dead hydrants and low water pressure. Command also requested a haz mat response for numerous explosions in the building. Listen to some of the fire audio here.

A side not, During the short piece of audio from the fire, Detroit firefighters were at the scene of a working fire and responded to two other working fires during this recording.

FDNY Fatal Three Alarm Fire

1/30/10 - Brooklyn Firefighters responded early this morning for the report of a building fire on 86th St. First in units reported fire showing from the second and third floors with people hanging out the windows. While firefighters were attacking the fire, a mayday was transmitted for a partial collapse of the first floor. All members were accounted for and an exterior attack was started. There has been reported up to five civilian fatalities at this time. The fire has been labeled suspicious. Listen to the audio here and watch a video story here.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Oklahoma City Three Alarm

1/28/10 - Oklahoma City firefighters responded for an apartment fire early this morning on North MacCarthur. First in units requested a three alarm for heavy fire in the attic of an apartment building. Listen to the audio here.

Salem OR Three Alarm Fire

1/28/10 - Salem OR firefighters responded for smoke in the area last night at the Fairview Training Center on Reed Rd SE. While responding, dispatch advised Engine 9 that a plane in the area reported a fire. Engine 9 went on location with a two story commercial building well involved with fire. They requested a full commercial second alarm. To listen to the audio click here. For a full story with videos click here.

Firehouse Fire Flanders NJ

1/28/10 - Firefighters in Flanders NJ responded for a fire alarm today at their firehouse on Main St. Command reported a working fire in the two story building. Apparently one of the ambulances caught on fire. Two firefighters were injured while fighting the blaze. To listen to the audio click here. For a complete story click here.

Chicago IL 3-11

1/28/10 - Chicago Firefighters responded for a fire early this morning on 47th and King Drive. Command reported a fire in a two story with businesses on the bottom and apartment on the top. The fire eventually went to three alarms and about four hours to bring under control. To listen to the fire audio click here, link has been fixed. For a full story with photos click here.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Firefighter Mayday, Randolph NJ

1/27/10 - Firefighters responded for a house fire this afternoon in Randolph NJ. Command reported a working fire in a 2 1/2. During the fire, a firefighter mayday was sounded for a firefighter in trouble. The firefighter was removed and went to the hospital with non life threatening injuries. For a full story with photos click here, the listen to the audio click here.

Buffalo NY Three Alarm Fire

Buffalo Firefighters responded for a house fire early this morning on Auburn Ave. Engine 37 went on location with heavy smoke in the area and looking for the fire. Command reported a large three story barn type structure going trhoughout. Command further reported the building was land locked with exposures on all four sides. A second and third alarm was struck in rapid sequence to fight the fire. Listen to the audio which is in two parts here and here.



Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Minnesota FF Struck on I-94

A Volunteer Firefighters with the Clearwater Fire Department was truck this morning while operating at a vehicle fire on I-94. The firefighter was air lifted to St. Cloud Hospital in critical condition, but was talking to his rescuers. His injuries included two broken legs. You can listen to the audio here and read a news story with photos of the victim here.

Firefighters Trapped Fairfax County VA

Farifax County VA firefighters responded for a house fire early this morning on Heming Ave. Command reported a working basement fire in a one story. While firefighters were in the basement, the first floor collapsed onto engine 422’s crew. The firefighters suffered only minor injuries. After the fire was extinguished, the bodies of two men were found inside the structure. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Listen to the fire ground audio here and watch the video below.


Tanker Fire

Melvile NY Firefighters responded for a tanker truck fire on the Long Island Expressway. Listen to the audio here and watch the video story below.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Anne Arundel MD FF Mayday

January 10, 2010 - Firefighters in Anne Arundel County Maryland responded this afternoon for the report of a chimney fire on Little Rd. Medic Engine 9 went on location with a single family dwelling with heavy fire from side D. Reports from the scene are that after Firefighters made entry into the first floor, the floor gave way and the firefighters fell into the basement. There were at least three firefighters with non life threatening injuries. We will have more information as it becomes available. Listen to the audio here and here.

Working Fire People Trapped Schenectady NY

January 18, 2010 - Schenectady NY Firefighters responded this morning for an apartment fire on Strong St. Car 22 requested a second alarm and reported a working fire in a three story. Command further reported six people trapped on the third floor. Firefighters held the fire in check until the victims could be rescued by ground ladders. Firefighters were then ordered out of the structure as crews were experiencing water supply problems. Listen to the fireground audio here and watch a video story about the fire.









Cincinnati May Day

January 7, 2102 - Cincinnati OH firefighters responded for the report of a building fire on Glenway Ave. Firefighters from Station 24 arrived and reported smoke showing. While Firefighters were making a primary search, one of the firefighters fell down some stairs and had his SCBA mask torn off. His partner transmitted a mayday for a firefighter down. Listen to the Firegound audio from the mayday here and watch a video story about the fire below.