Trailer Fire Video

Posted on January 17, 2010

Engine 4 video footage is now on the Videos page. Be sure to check it out. The video is edited to remove five minutes of straight Federal Q… our crew captain likes that sound a lot. Also the dead scenes where the camera was pointed the wrong way are gone. Sorry… I was a little busy at the moment for videography. Once the water was flowing the camera was set. Check out the view from the pump panel- these guys got hot and dirty and beat down the fire in impressive fashion.

This video shows my nominee for the award of Best Solo Hose Drag of the Year while your partner leaves you behind. Too funny… 

Boydton Plank Rd. Fire

Posted on January 17, 2010

At 0546 hours on 01/16/10, the Friday night duty crew was dispatched to a trailer fire at 6835 Boydton Plank Road. The crew was out of bed and on the road at 0548. At 0555 Engine 4 was on scene to find that is was directly across the street from the scene of a three trailer fire just 6 months earlier.
The first in crew, consisting of three fire fighters and one junior member, quickly had water on the fire and the majority knocked down prior to the arrival of Truck 4 and Engine 1. With the arrival of additional crews the situation was marked under control with no injuries to any residents or fire personnel. Also, there was no damage to either of the adjacent exposures. The cool dry air mixed with an abnormally hot trailer fire made for interesting shots of the interior crew with steam visibly coming off of their gear.