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Both Jacksonville Engines Respond to Dwelling Fire in Glen Arm (Fire Box 38-15)

December 7th, 2007

Just after 2300 hours on Friday, units from Long Green surrounding stations were dispatched for a report of a chimney fire on Marc Lane in Glen Arm. Jacksonville's Engine 473 responded on the initial assignment. Minutes later, Kingsville's Engine 482 arrived on the scene reporting fire showing. A working fire assignment was immediatly requested. The crew from Engine 473 arrived and walked down the long driveway to the house. Personnel then secured equipment from Fullerton's Truck 8 and established the Rapid Intervention Team. In the meantime, a tanker strike team had been requested, bringing 47's other engine. Jacksonville's crew worked to throw ladders to the house. At that time, the crew was re-assigned to Division 2 to assist units with fire attack. Just as personnel had made entry into the house, crews on the roof reported deteriorating conditions and prompted command to request an evacuation. Jacksonville's crew then worked to extend a hand line to the rear of the dwelling for exterior attack. After a brief re-assessment of conditions, command ordered crews back inside. The crew from 47 then extended a hand line to the roof of the structure and worked with Truck 8 to extinguish the fire and ventilate the structure. After the fire had been knocked down, Jacksonville's members assisted with salvage and overhaul. After the majority of the work had been done, E473's personnel worked with the water supply officer to break down the fold-a-tank and other supply equipment being used in the tanker shuttle. Units cleared in the early morning.

Jacksonville Units: E471, E473

Other Units: E482, E382, E55, S483, E10, T8, IV485, BC11, E8, M8, E201, T297, U388, E292, TT488, TSU444, AU248, TT446, U205, E381, FID3, TSU394,REH153, REH154, REH155, EMS6, SAFE1, U487, M55
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