PHOTOGRAPHY CREDITS: Kirk Neidermyer 3rd Alarm Photography
Monday morning, August 15th at Approx 00:20 hrs, Tanker 43 was dispatched as part of the building assignment assisting Station 45 (Kinzers) on the commercial building. Station 45 units arrived on scene and reported an approximately 60x150 building that housed several businesses with heavy smoke showing from the building.
Tanker 43 went en route with 3 leaving additional manpower at the station for the possible Tower dispatch. Once on scene, Tanker 43 supplied water for fire attack and initially set up to draft from a port a tank. After sufficient engines arrived on scene Tanker 43 was pulled from drafting and put into the tanker shuttle rotation. Tanker 43 hauled 9 loads of water for a total of 27,000 gallons.
At approx. 0034 hours Tower 43 was dispatched as part of second alarm and went en route with 6. Upon arrival Tower 43 set up on the Bravo (East) side of the building and prepared for master stream operation. Tower 43 then performed master stream operations, at times utilizing both streams, until approx. 08:00 hours.
Squad 43, special unit 43, as well as Ambulance 43-1, 2 and 3 also responded for rehab and set up the tent as well as distributing water among the crews and overall did a great job providing a much needed service. There were a total of 48 units on scene from 28 different companies.