Wellesley Township FD

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Kitchener, ON fire dispatch toned out St Clements and Wellesley fire departments for a confirmed barn fire October 29, 2017 just after 22:00. Dispatch was receiving multiple calls of a large fire with numerous explosions located on Moser Young Road just south of Lobsinger Line.  The St Clements district chief could see a glow in the air from the hall and asked for a full response from Linwood. St Clements arrived on scene and reported fire visible from the road and updated that it was a sugar shack.

Pump 2 pulled in a narrow laneway and had Tank 2 back into them and drop their port-a-tank behind the pumper. After a quick 360, command had Tank 2 drop their high vol on the way out to the road. Tank 2 ran out of hose and had the Wellesley tanker complete the task. The two tankers dropped 800’ of 4” line. Water was initially shuttled from a fire department cistern half a mile up the road from the fire.

The steel sided structure was a large maple sugar operation, approximately 45 x 100’. The Mennonite owners had just put 40 bush cords of cut wood into the storage section of the building the previous week. Two lines were pulled to work the fire, one to protect a small driving shed and the other to water down the trees to the west of the building. Firefighters regrouped after an hour and a half and decided to let the stacked wood burn down for a couple of hours. Once the piles were smaller, the two lines were used to attack the fire. Linwood Pump 1 set up for drafting and relay pumping to St Clements Pump 2 on Moser Young Road. Crews went on air and worked at pulling the steel siding off and extinguishing the fire. The three tankers drove to a hydrant in St Clements approximately 1.5 miles from the scene to refill. Wellesley’s aerial set up at the hydrant and filled the tankers. After an hour of hard slugging the fire was knocked down. Firefighters cleaned up and returned to their halls at 2:50. Box 690 provided rehab on this cold windy night, saw the first snowflakes of the year around 2:20.

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10-29-17 Moser Young Rd 003
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Conestoga College pre firefighter students and Wellesley Township firefighters burned a house down 19 April 2013. The annual event gives students a chance for some hands-on firefighting in a rural setting. All firefighting is strictly exterior, supervised by career firefighters and trainers. Water was supplied from a creek located at the front of the property, approximately 600 feet from the house. Box 690 provided rehab and lunch for the 40 firefighters and students on scene.

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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Firefighter live-fire training

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fire pumps drafting water

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Mack Thibault fire engine

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Mack Thibault fire engine

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Kitchener (ON) fire dispatch toned out Linwood and St Clements fire departments for a working fire in a shop at 4540 Lawson Line, September 28 at 16:00. Wellesley deputy chief requested Wellesley station be added to the call once he came on the air. The fire started in an air collection system beside the 40 x 100’, aluminum sided building and spread into the walls and roof. The fire was knocked down quickly, but overhaul took two hours to pull siding and insulation from the walls and roof. Water was shuttled by tankers from a fire department cistern located one farm east of the fire. Photos were taken during overhaul, approximately 45 minutes into the call. Box 690 provided rehab to the 35 firefighters on scene.

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Wellesley Township fire Department tanker

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fire in an air collection system on a farm

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Wellesley Township Fire Department fire engine

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firefighter removes mask after a fire

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firefighters in Canada after battling a fire

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Wellesley Township Fire Department decal

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firefighter with hose douses smoldering fire

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firefighter with hose douses smoldering fire

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firefighters overhaul after fire

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firefighters in Canada after battling a fire

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Kitchener, Ontario fire dispatch toned out Wellesley and St Clements for a barn fire at 4610 Hessen Strasse, August 9 at 7:35. Wellesley Township acting chief requested dispatch tone out Linwood for a full response as well. The large barn was fully involved on arrival. The owners of the property were using a garden hose to try to cool a driving shed next to the barn. This quick thinking likely saved the building. All firefighting was defensive. Command requested a crew to the scene from Baden to assist in suppression. Due to drought conditions in the Township, and a total fire ban, command made the decision to totally extinguish the fire. A large backhoe was used to pull the barn apart. Water was originally shuttled from a fire department cistern half a mile from the scene. Once emptied water was shuttled from a large spring fed pond two miles from the scene. The fire was declared out at 15:00. Fortunately the farmer had just sold 100 head of cattle, but lost six cows and a horse in the fire. Damage has been pegged at between $300,000 and $400,000.  Box 690 provided rehab serving breakfast and lunch to the 35 firefighters on scene. Firefighters consumed 267 cold drinks over the course of the day.

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fire department water tanker dumps into portable tank

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fire trucks line highway

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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fire department water tanker dumps into portable tank

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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fire department fire engines draft from portable tanks

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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fire department fire engines draft from portable tanks

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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rainbow at fire scene

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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barn and silo destroyed by fire in Canada

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excavator assists firefighters after barn fire

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firefighters rehab on hot day

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fire truck in Ontario Canada

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All three Wellesley Township, Ontario stations were dispatched to an attic fire at 4350 Hessen Strasse at 13:55. Car 1 arrived on scene and reported light smoke in the 2,000 square-foot metal fabrication shop. Firefighters found a small fire in the attic at the E3 – E4 corner of the building. Crews pulled one line to the interior and used one line off the aerial to quickly knock the fire down. Box 690 provided rehab at the fire.

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Wellesley Township FD fire trucks

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Thibault fire truck at fire scene

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fire scene in Wellesley Township

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fire engine dumps into portable tank

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Wellesley Township FD fire truck

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fire engine drafts from portable tank

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fire engine drafts from portable tank

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Thibault fire truck at fire scene

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fire engine drafts from portable tank

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Thibault fire truck at fire scene

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Wellesley Township FD fire truck

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fire engine drafts from portable tank

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June 22, 2015 14:35, Wellesley Township, Linwood, and St Clements stations were dispatched to 5903 Ament Line for a fire in the shop. Linwood reported smoke visible from the hall, and Wellesley was added to the call at this time. Linwood reported a large shop/garage fully-involved on arrival, with a large barn containing 150 head of cattle as an exposure. Two tankers were requested from neighboring Perth East station in Milverton. The fire was brought under control in an hour. A high hoe was brought in to pull the building apart. Box 690 provided rehab, serving over 100 cold drinks to the 30 firefighters and emergency personnel on scene.

Gary Dinkel

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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firemen dump water from a tender into a portable tank at a fire scene

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firemen dump water from a tender into a portable tank at a fire scene

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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firemen dump water from a tender into a portable tank at a fire scene

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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fire engine in Canada working at a fire scene

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fire chief officer in Canada at fire scene

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firemen in Canada battle a storage garage fire

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June 3, 2015 7:19 pm all three Wellesley Township stations responded to a shop fire at Mennonite farm on Road 116. Mutual Aid was requested from the Shakespeare Fire Department in Perth County. The fire was knocked down in 30 minutes. Water was shuttled from a cistern approximately 1.5 miles from the scene. Box 690 provided rehab for the call. The location of the fire is the longest run for the canteen, approximately 22 miles from the hall.

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Wellesley Township FD rescue squad

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Thibault fire truck in Wellesley Township Canada drafts from a portable tank

Porta tanks set up on road, Wellesley aerial relay pumped to Wellesley pumper. Gary Dinkel photo

fire department water tenders at a fire scene in Canada

Linwood and Wellesley 2,500 Imperial (3,000 US) gallon tankers. Gary Dinkel photo

Wellesley Township Freightliner fire truck

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Freight liner fire truck in Canada

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