Video by: newsworking. Video info: Northampton County sent Bethlehem Township companies 14 & 17 to 3135 Prescott Road for a house fire. Police arrive and report a fully involved house with possible entrapment. Command ordered all companies to a defensive operation and filled-out the first alarm. Companies 15, 53 and 27 were added to fill the box. Tower ladder 14 was set-up and put the ladder pipe to work, darkening down the bulk of the fire. Numerous hand lines were used on the ground.
Newsworking is a youtube channel that offers some excellent video coverage of FDNY in action. This past week they managed to capture several jobs in New York City.
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In this video, you will ride along with me while fire chasing in Brooklyn, NY on Friday night.
#1 – Box 2886 1873 Cropsey Avenue. Structural Fire with reported people trapped. The box went to “all hands” and within 20 minutes, crews had the bulk of the fire knocked down. Truckies opened up and all searches were negative.
#2 – W. 6th and Avenue U, EMS 911 box for an extrication. Engine 248 and Ladder 159 find a 3 vehicle accident in the intersection. Minor injuries.
#3 – Box 1652, 2280 Atlantic Avenue for a 2 alarm fire in an O/M/D. Fire on the first floor with extension into exposure 4.
Video 2: February 19th
5th Alarm Fatal Box 2439, 346 East 29th Street Flatbush, NY.
200 firefighters battle blaze in 7-story Multiple Dwelling. A 64-year-old lady was found in the rubble after the blaze was extinguished. The building had over 70 apartments.
Heavy fire throughout the top three floors. Firefighters battled the elements as well, dealing with high winds and freezing temperatures. The whole neighborhood was iced over along with firefighters and their apparatus.
Video 3: February 19th
22:50 Box 0860 was transmitted for a fire in a private dwelling at 91 Saratoga Avenue.
Heavy fire third-floor of the M/O/R with extension into the cockloft.
Video 4: February 19th
Box 4049 Working High Rise Fire at 1530 Pennsylvania Ave. Fire in 6th floor apartment of a 17-story O/M/D
Weekend Review and bonus fire footage
Ambulance Donation from Virginia to Alabama
VAFireNews.com has been following the story of the donation of an ambulance from the Port Royal (VA) VFD to the Nicol VFD (AL). Read the story here.
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Week in Review
House Fire on December 5th
This lone firefighter is tasked with putting this house fire out. You just have to wonder what issues this department has that there are not more firefighters, hose lines, and water to put this fire out.
House fire in Pocatello, Idaho
This fire is on the 600 block of Garfield North in Pocatello, Idaho. It looks as though they are giving it the rain effect. Next time take an extra minute or two to put a solid tip on there (if you have the GPM’s) and the fire will go out a lot quicker!
Alpha, New Jersey House Fire 12/6/10
Newsworking has another video of a house fire in Alpha, New Jersey. They offer this info:
Around midnight, firefighters responded to a report of a house fire at 725 5th Avenue in Alpha. Arriving crews found the 2-story S/F/D fully-involved.
Numerous mutual-aid companies from the surrounding Phillipsburg area assisted in battling the blaze.
The home is owned by a Greenwich Twp. police officer.