Sharon, MA, 11 King Phillip Rd. approx. 1015 hrs. 3/3/03. A Walpole ladder was special called above the first alarm assignment for a fire in a 2-1/2 story wood frame dwelling.
Johnston, RI, 227 Plainfield Pike, approx. 1100 hrs. 5/10/03. A fire in a large commercial garage type structure was fed by several tanks of flammable gas, resulting in an exterior attack to bring this fire under control. The response was held to 4 Engines, 1 Truck, a Rescue Squad and 2 Rescue Ambulances.
Attleboro, MA James St & Carpenter St. approx. 0400 hrs. 5/11/03. Companies making an aggressive attack kept a heavy fire condition in a 1 story addition of a two story wood frame OM apprx. 70 X 30 from extending into the main structure. Two firefighters sustained minor injuries while battling this fire, and an accelerant sniffung dog was special called to the scene.
Woonsocket, RI approx. 1900 hrs. 6/26/03. An 8 alarm fire destroyed two mill buildings and damaged several more. Mutual aid from surrounding communities in Rhode Island and Massachusetts were called to the scene to assist in gaining control of the fire. Due to high temperatures and humidity, an MCI was declared to properly treat the many heat related illnesses and injuries suffered by firefighters. Photos are from approx. 2300 hrs. 6/26 to 0030 hrs. 6/27.
Cambridge, MA approx. 0900 hrs. 6/29/03. A multi-jurisdictional drill involving, the Cambridge FD, Somerville FD, Belmont FD, Brookline FD, Cambridge PD, State police, MBTA Police, MBTA Safety Personnel and the Massachusetts Army National Guard (Sorry if I missed anyone) was conducted at the Alewife MBTA station, in which a terrorist attack on board an MBTA train was simulated.
Worcester, MA, West Boylston St. at Ruthven St. approx. 2300 hrs. 8/9/03. Worcester firefighters battled a stubborn blaze in a 2-1/2 story wood frame dwelling that at one point forced the evacuation of the fire building and the aggressive protection of exposures. These photos are from late in the fire, as I was in Providence, RI when this job came in.
Cambridge, MA 3 Gore Street Place, approx. 0030 hrs. 8/14/03. First arriving companies immediately called for a working fire on box 124 due to the report of people trapped in a 2-1/2 story wood frame dwelling that sat on a small dead end, inaccessible by apparatus. Most of the firefighting operations were conducted using long hose lays and ground ladders.
Boston, MA (Brighton), 736 Cambridge St. (St. Elizabeth's Hospital). approx. 0230 hrs. 10/27/03. A postal worker inspecting a package from China was exposed to an unknown powdery white substance at the South Boston Postal Annex, and for some unknown reason, took a cab to St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Brighton for treatment before she could be quarantined by the USPS. Luckily, the USPS notified St. E's, and they were able to confine the victim to the cab, preventing contamination of the entire emergency room. The Boston Fire Department responded and setup a decontamination station. The victim and the cab driver were decontaminated and brought into the ER for treatment.
Pawtucket, RI Baxter & Kenyon Streets approx. 1500 hrs. 11/14/03. A fire in a 3 story mill building approximately 300' X 75' that was undergoing preparations for demolition was fed by high winds, extending to multiple exposures in a 10 square block area.
Boston, MA, approx 0815 hrs. 12//6/03. Box 531, 33 Egremont Rd. (Brighton). First due companies were met with heavy fire from the first floor of a 3 story brick apartment building which measured approx. 50 X 60. Response times were extended and on scene operations were made treacherous by several inches of freshly fallen snow, which continued to fall throughout the operation.