20 November 2015, Kitchener, Ontario firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at 10 Paige Place at 15:45. P2 arrived on scene and reported smoke and flames visible from an attached double garage. A quick 360 revealed the fire was contained to the garage. Crews knocked the fire down in five minutes. Box 690 on scene 1.5 hours providing rehab.
20 November 2015, Baden Ontario firefighters were dispatched for a grain bin fire at 3702 Sandhills Road at 10:00. Enroute to the fire they called for a full response from New Dundee plus a tanker and quint from New Hamburg. Once on scene they reported a smoldering fire in a large new grain bin. Firefighters had to cut holes in the side of the bin to access the fire. The fire was under control in two hours, but crews were rotated to the scene throughout the day until the fire was declared out at 23:30 once the bin was totally emptied.
Box 690 on scene for two hours at the beginning of the fire and was called back to supply lunch for crews at 13:30.
20 November 2015, Cambridge, Ontario firefighters were dispatched to a structure fire at The Hopper bar, 868 King St East, four blocks from Station 3 at 19:45. Dispatch was receiving multiple calls for the fire. A3 arrived on scene reporting smoke showing from the B-side of the building. This is a large, century-old, two and a half story building with a bar on the main floor and apartments above. The fire was in the wall between the first floor and attic. The fire was declared out at 22:30 after a lot of strenuous interior work by firefighters. Box 690 provided rehab for 2.5 hours, our third fire of the day.
By the grace of God, a 28 year-old woman miraculously survived a high speed MVC in the 6800 block of Sidneys Road Saturday morning 21-November. At 01:28 Colleton County (SC) Fire-Rescue units were dispatched to the vicinity after a residence called 9-1-1 advising he was awakened by a loud crash and could hear a car horn.
The accident occurred on a rural secondary road approximately nine miles north of Walterboro, SC. Firefighter-Paramedics arrived to find a single-car off of the roadway with massive damage. The Ford Contour was separated into two pieces. The female driver was conscious and still belted in the driver’s seat, the only intact place in the small car. A bystander was comforting her. Crews quickly determined she was suffering from multiple traumatic injuries and requested a medical helicopter to respond. The patient’s legs were trapped in the wreckage, but with most of the vehicle gone, crews were able to manipulate the seat to extricate the woman without the use of hydraulic tools.
A landing zone was established in a field near the intersection of Sidneys Road and Round O Road, ½ mile north of the scene. LifeNet 4 responded to the location and the patient was transferred to the flight crew without incident, then flown to the Trauma Center at the SC Medical University in Charleston.
The car had been traveling north on Sidneys Road when it left the roadway in a curve and struck a tree. The driver stated she fell asleep. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.
Engine 19, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 109, and Car 118 responded. Battalion Chief Ben Heape served as Incident Commander.
Barry W. McRoy, Fire Chief, Colleton County Fire-Rescue