The day started out very hectic.......trucks OOS all over the city due to a Captains meeting and physicals. Medic 3 stayed pretty busy running everyone's calls but our own! We were back together by this evening when the Captain returned from his Hazmatology training. It didn't take long once he came back when we were dispatched to a chimney fire on Lewiston. 13 Ladder arrived on scene to find heavy smoke coming from the chimney as well as a light smoke condition inside the residence. 13 Engine arrived shortly after taking command. 9 Engine arrived next standing by on a hydrant, surely they were ready for some action.....just their presence in the neighborhood made you feel like you were in the presensce of greatness! We rolled on by 9 Engine to get an assignment. It was sad to go on by 9 Engine but we had work to do. We were assigned to check for extension.....all was clear inside the residence. Also, Lt. Weev was able to show off his flashy new gear as seen above. Todd Harris is seen up on the roof after droppin some chimney bombs. 13 Ladder worked on extinguishing the blaze while we stood at the ready. Sadly 9 Engine was sent home before they could come play......there was a tear in our eyes while watching them pull away. There they are off in the distance.....Once everything was under control we were cleared up. It's a good thing cause Tim Brown's famous chopped beef and gravy was waiting on us....
There was a styrofoam incident following the St. Patrick's Day parade at the union hall. It was not a proud moment for our eco-friendly station. Evidence was collected and posted on 9 Engine's blog http://enginecompany9.blogspot.com/2009/03/caught-in-act.html. In an attempt to redeem themselves with the help of their Lt. they made use of the eco-friendly composter here at the Green House after dinner. This was the first time this person had used this device, it's very simple.....open lid, vomit in mouth, place food in container, vomit in mouth again, close lid, and continue to enjoy it's joyous odor long after it's placed back in the cabinet. It gave a new meaning to being "green", though we felt very proud to be giving back to ol' mother earth.
12th St. SE Working Fire
3 years ago