New Britain, CT had this 2-Alarm fire at 9 Grove Hill on 3/8/22 at 02:20. The police officers came upon this vacant building fire and when the FD arrived they had heavy fire in the building with clutter conditions. Decision was then made to go defensive. Patrick Dooley
Glastonbury, CT was dispatched to 10 Hollister Way S. for a chimney fire on 1/7/22 at 20:11. On arrival they had flames showing from the roof with the fire already having a good hold on the attic of this condo building. No injuries. Patrick Dooley
11/29/21 Pearl River, NY – Firefighters originally received this call as an AFA, but companies found fire involving the insulation in the basement of the Rise Shooting Range. Firefighters had a difficult time accessing the fire, which continued to grow and intensify. Multiple holes were made in the store floors in an attempt to fill the basement with hi-ex foam. This attempt was futile.
Twelve hours later, conditions continued to worsen forcing an exterior attack to be undertaken. Three aerial ladders, a tower ladder, and multiple 2.5″ hand lines operated into multiple storefronts for hours. The fire eventually erupted in various stores and through the roof before being brought under control after a wrecking crew was brought in to expose hot spots.
Oak Park companies were dispatched shortly before 10pm for a house fire at 604 N. Grove in Oak Park. Companies arrived to find fire on the 2nd and 3rd floor of a 2.5-story frame single-family house. Two lines were pulled off of Oak Park E602 to the 2nd and 3rd floor, while a 3rd line was used to hit hot spots on the exterior of the house. Companies worked for approximately 2 hours. All occupants, their dogs and cat made it out safely.
Companies on scene: Oak Park E602, E603, T631, A611, A612, Bn3, Forest Park E401 and Cicero H&L 2.
Manchester, CT had this 2-alarm fire at 209 Center St just down the street from Station 2 on 6/24/21 at 02:43. This fire was the result of an MVA in which the driver was found on the property deceased. Mutual aid assisted at the scene and the 6 family building occupants were able to safely evacuate. Patrick Dooley