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Kitchener, Ontario firefighters responded to a report of an MVC with one vehicle upside down in the Grand River with entrapment, September 26, 2017 at 14:50. Three pumpers, rescue, aerial, haz mat, and chief responded to the call. Pump 2 arrived on scene reporting an SUV upside down in the river with an injured elderly women outside the car.

A passing motorist has been credited with saving the 80-year-old women’s life. The driver was unconscious with her head submerged in water when he cut her seat belt and pulled her from the vehicle. Firefighters and paramedics stabilized the patient on the side of the river. She was hoisted up in a stokes basket and transported to hospital.

Firefighters placed booms around the car to stop gas and oil from running down the river. A 60-ton rotator tow truck lifted the car from the river. Box 690 provided rehab to emergency crews on a very hot September afternoon. Southern Ontario was in a heat advisory with temperatures close to 100 F.

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car upside down in a pond

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firefighters dike fluid leaks after crash

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heavy wrecker rotator recovers a car

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Kitchener FD Pump 2

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SUV after a crash

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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch received a 9-1-1 call for a structure fire at 169 Elmridge Drive, unit 29, July 1, 2017, at 3:55. The fire is half a block from station five which is also Box 690’s home. P5 had smoke and a glow in the sky when they opened their door. They arrived a minute later to a fully-involved garage fire with extension into the upstairs unit. The town houses have a main floor unit with attached garage on one side, and an upstairs unit with attached garage on the other side. Firefighters pulled numerous 1.5″ and 2.5” lines to fight the fire. Eight residents were treated for smoke inhalation, four being transported to a hospital. The fire was knocked down in 20 minutes. Four units were damaged in the fire. Box 690 provided rehab. Shots taken 25 minutes into the fire. Happy 150th anniversary to Canadian viewers, and for all U.S. viewers have a safe July 4 holiday.

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighter at a fire scene

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at a fire scene

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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aftermath of townhouse fire

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Kitchener ON, fire dispatch received 19, 9-1-1 calls reporting a house fire at 66 West Ave at 8:38 June 13, 2017. P2, A2, P5, R1 and Car 23 were dispatched to a confirmed structure fire. Responding crews all reported smoke showing as they left their stations. P1 and A1 were added to the call before P2 arrived on scene. Pump 2 arrived to a fully-involved, empty, story and a half house with extension into occupied houses on either side. Large and small lines plus a monitor were quickly deployed to attack the fire.

The bulk of the fire was knocked down in 25 minutes. The house on the E2 side of the fire had a steel roof which made accessing the attic very difficult. Firefighters cut a large hole in the front of the house to gain access to fight the attic fire. Another team of firefighters entered the house on the E4 side to extinguish a fire in the upstairs bedroom. P7 was added to the call for manpower. I was at an appointment and got to the fire a half an hour in. Box 690 provided rehab, our third call in less than 24 hours, having responded to a house fire in Cambridge the previous night, and a Waterloo gas leak the previous morning.

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Short pre arrival shot of the fire from YouTube

Kitchener fire truck at fire scene

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aftermath of house destroyed by fire

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Task Force Tips blitzfire nozzle

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firefighters overhaul after house fire

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Kitchener firefighters at house fire scene

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hose in the street after house fire

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Kitchener fire chief interview by the media press briefing

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Kitchener (ON)  fire dispatch was receiving multiple calls for a deck fire May 17 2017 at 18:15. P2, A2, P3, R1, and Car 23 were dispatched to a possible structure fire at 159 Lancaster Street East, reporting a deck on fire in the rear of the structure. Dispatch advised they had had five 911 calls and the phone was ringing in the background. Car 23 requested an additional pumper enroute to the fire.

P2 reported the rear of the house was fully involved on arrival. Two 1.5” and one 2.5” line was pulled to attack the fire that started on the second floor enclosed porch and extended into the roof. Firefighters knocked the bulk of the fire down in ten minutes. I had just left the Woolwich Township call when this fire was dispatched. I arrived at this scene after the fire was knocked down and was assisted by other Box 690 members to provide rehab. This was our third fire of the day, having provided rehab for a large industrial grinding machine fire in North Dumfries Township a few hours earlier.

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener firefighters at work

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Kitchener, Ontario fire dispatch received a call from Regional Police reporting an apartment fire in the downtown at 37 King St West at 9:38. A foot patrol officer doing a routine person stop at 41 King St W spotted the smoke. Dispatch advised responding crews they were receiving multiple calls for the fire. An additional pumper was added to the call at this time. Regional Police had the building evacuated as crews arrived on scene. P5 was first on scene reporting heavy smoke and fire showing from the third floor. P5 firefighters used a 2.5” line from the road to knock most of the fire down while lines were being pulled up to the floor. A2 and P1 went to the rear of the building. Firefighters from P1 assisted two residents from the balcony at the rear, both were treated for smoke inhalation by paramedics. The fire was knocked down very quickly, with no extension to either exposure. Photos taken 10 minutes into the fire. Box 690 provided rehab.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

building fire in downtown Kitchener Ontario

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Kitchener Ontario firefighters at fire scene

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building fire in downtown Kitchener Ontario

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building fire in downtown Kitchener Ontario

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building fire in downtown Kitchener Ontario

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Kitchener Ontario firefighters at fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at fire scene

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Kitchener firefighters at fire scene

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firefighters decon after fire

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Kitchener, Ontario firefighters were dispatched to 68 Shirley Ave for smoke in the factory, March 16, 2017, at 17:17. P2 arrived on scene reporting smoke coming from the roof of the office. It was being repaired by a local roofing company. The fire was knocked down in 10 minutes. The company manufactures Styrofoam coolers. Photos taken 20 minutes into the call. Box 690 provided rehab.

Gary Dinkel, Box 690

Kitchener FD Pump 2

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Kitchener FD Aerial 2

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Kitchener FD Pump 3

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Kitchener FD command unit

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Kitchener FD Rescue 1

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Kitchener, Ontario firefighters were dispatched to 1215 Victoria Street North for a trailer fire, March 16, 2017, at 19:52. Dispatch was receiving multiple calls for the fire so a first-alarm assignment was dispatched. A2 arrived on scene first reporting a fully-involved recreational trailer with no exposures. Firefighters pulled a 1.75 and 2.5” line from A2 to fight the fire. The fire was knocked down in 10 minutes.

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recreational trailer engulfed in fire

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firefighter battles a recreational trailer engulfed in fire

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recreational trailer engulfed in fire

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firefighter battles a recreational trailer engulfed in fire

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recreational trailer destroyed by fire

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recreational trailer destroyed by fire

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Kitchener Fire Department aerial

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