Crews from Botsford ran roughly 23 storm related calls as a strong thunderstorm ripped through town uprooting trees and downing powerlines. Calls ranged from wires down burning to lightning strikes and fire alarms.
At 722 crews were alerted to possible smoke issuing from the roof at 228 South Main St Stop and Shop by FM1 Halstead. Chief 501Eng 551 and Eng 552 responded. 51s Crew went to the roof and located a heating unit leaking refrigerant. 52s crew investigated the inside of the store and located a broken line in the bakery area cooler. The health department responded and units cleared the scene. Chief 501Ciaccia had command.
During the week of April 14th Botsford Chief Ciaccia Lt Easter Eng. White and FF Ouelette attended the 79th annual Fire Department Instructors Conference. The conference hosted by Fire Engineering features the best instructors available and a trade show with all the new cutting edge technology. Members took classes from such instructors as Billy Goldfeder Dave Dodson and Mike Dugan.
Chief Ciaccia Asst Chief Blomberg and one other firefighter from Botsford Fire Rescue attended Howell Rescues Crash Course. This 2 day session teaches advanced extrication techniques using over 200 automobiles.
Within the past three days crews have responded to four separate mulch fires at 228 south main st Sand hill plaza. Incidents have ranged from smoldering mulch to a 5×5 area of vegetation that burned.
Shortly after 0230hrs Botsford was dispatched second due to Dodingtown for a reported car fire in the area of Hattertown rd and Castle Meadow rd. First arriving units reported the car as fully involved Dodgingtown Engine 221 was the first engine on scene and Botsford and Dodgingtown members extinguished the vehicle. 203 Capt. Masso had command
At 1401 Botsford was dispatched to a reported brush fire with unknown exact location Pine Tree Hill Rd. Due to tanker 59 being out of service a tanker was requested from Sandy Hook. Engine 51 arrived on scene with a 10×5 area burning and knocked it down with the front bumper trash line. LT Easter 506 Was command.
Botsford fire dept. is sponsoring its annual carnival at Newtown High School April 18 – 21. Come support your local fire dept.Wed – Sat Wristbands will be sold 6 – 10pmSat 4 – 6pm Discounted rides
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At 1615 hours Botsford and Newtown Hook And Ladder were dispatched to a reported brush fire on the town line. Engine 51 responded with a crew. 51 was requested to the rear of M Cubed in Monroe where they were instructed to lay from Stepneys engine to the plug on 25. 51 layed a total of 850 feet of supply line and its crew assisted with extinguishing the fire. Units operated for about 45 minutes. Many thanks to the crew from Stepney and 151 who graciously assisted us with repacking the supply line.Stepney 151 was command.
At 1737 hours Botsford was dispatched to 8 Split Rock Rd in Dodgingtowns first due for a smoke condition in the basement. Engine 551 responded with a crew and was the first engine in. Units investigated using a TIC and located and overheated electrical motor in the basement. The power to the motor was secured units ventilated the basement and cleared at 1813.Dodgingtown 203 was command.
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While returning from an ems transport to Saint Vincents hospital Newtown 790 came upon a four vehicle accident involving a school bus. Units assisted with patient care fluid cleanup and traffic control. The roadway was closed in the northbound direction for just over an hour. Chief 501 was command.
Botsford was dispatched to an MVA with injuries in the area of High Bridge Road and Strawberry Lane. First on scene 501 Chief Ciaccia reported a two car head on MVA with one patient unconscious and pinned in the vehicle. The crew of 551 completed the extrication and the patient was receiving medical care within 2 minutes of beginning the extrication. 501 Chief Ciaccia had command.
Botsford tanker 559 was requested for mutual aid to Easton for a fully involved house fire at 288 Maple RD 501 Chief Ciaccia and three volunteers responded to the scene. 559 was the first tanker to arrive on scene and dropped the portable pond at the end of the driveway to set up water supply. 559 then found a hooked a nearby hydrant in order to fill other in coming tankers for a tanker shuttle. 559 operated for approximately 3 12 hrs before returning to service.