Instead of posting in 3 separate creations, stay here and enjoy the rest of January's recorded incidents! Included are a dumpster fire, a crane rescue, and a high-rise fire.
First off we have a dumpster fire in Engine 1's first due with Engine 7 covering. Engine 7, Mini-Pumper 1, and Squad 1 responded.
Min-Pumper 1 arrives on-scene
FF Roelle pulling the 4" bumper line once on-scene
Engine 7 connected to the hydrant
Pulling the #1 crosslay off the pump
Squad 1 on-scene to force entry
A Squad 1 FF forcing entry with the K-12
Preparing for attack
The dumpster explodes in a burst of flame...
...knocking two FFs to the ground
Back up and attacking the fire
After the fire, the Engine Lt. checks on the two FFs
Repacking the crosslay to head home
The cause of the fire is unknown. Both FFs were uninjured and returned to service immediately.
Next, we have a rescue on a tower crane in the Downtown area. Truck 1, Rescue 1, and Squad 1 responded to find a man dangling off the boom of a 100' crane.
Truck 1 pulling out
The worker clings for his life to the crane
With the help of its air horns, Truck 1 blasts its way through traffic to reach the scene as fast as possible
Truck 1's crew on-scene and forming a plan of action
Rescue 1 and Squad 1 responding
WRSD shut down Main St. and Truck 1 backed into position while 2 members started climbing the crane
Deploying the outriggers
Car 3 on-scene
Main Street Truckin' Company in action
Truck 1 reaches the dangling man
Truck 1's 95' Aerialscope fully extended
Looking down the aerial
Truck 1 and Rescue 1 members at work
Safe in the bucket and heading back to the ground
Helping the victim down
The shaken victim thanks the members of Truck Co. 1
The cause of this incident was determined to be high winds. The man was blown off the wet crane boom and left dangling. He was later transported to North Lego Medical Center for evaluation. He was released soon after.
The final incident was the first received by White Ridge Fire & Rescue in 2013. Box 817 was toned for a structure fire. A pile of wood was burning on the roof of a building at the intersection of Main and Oak Streets; a familiar location for White Ridge crews.
Truck Co. 1 gearing up to climb to the fire floor, which in this case was the roof
Engine Co. 1 arriving on-scene
Mini-Pumper 1 arrived soon after
Using a pike pole to gain access to the roof through an access door
Dousing the fire with dry chem and water cans.
A firefighter from Engine 1 pulling the line from Floor 3 to the roof
The line being put to use
Searching through the wood planks for embers
Loading gear into the bucket of Truck 1
Mop-up by Truck and Mini-Pumper
Units clearing the scene
The cause was determined to be a group of teenagers who were holding a roof bonfire. Their fire quickly got out of control and the teens fled the scene. They were later apprehended by White Ridge Sheriff's Department.
These incidents were ones I enjoyed making very much. Fairly simple setup and looks good, but most of all were fun to make. Remember that #3 is the most important. Have fun with builds and incidents! If you aren't, why do them?
james, have you ever seen the movie donnie brasco? your story?...forget about it! it s the best story ...EVER! you make war seem lame in comparison, tv news are in trouble, why don t they cover it like that? we can help much more knowing this, and be safer, this piece in your city, reffined effects, technical narration, it s just TOO HOT! congratulations, you really make the cut on being one of my favs james, you re pro, man! I can only hope other fire fighting fans will learn from you!
Wow James i'm excited! These are three well played out incidents with lots of nice details. Love your crews with their equipment, the water effects and the flames and smoke effects also. Fantastic stuff my friend!
Very cool James! I really like the pic from the roof of the Tower "in traffic," not many people take pics like that. Very clever with the plastic for the water streams, and the "dry chem." Very creative and well narrated!