Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Just before noon on April 4, the Hamlin Fire Department was toned out for a trailer fire on Bankside Drive with Morton called mutual assist. 2C-24, Tom Maier was on location quickly and declared a working fire, in an abandoned single wide, fully involved.
Because this was a weekday call in the late morning, manpower was slim and Hamlin Engine 243 went in route with just 2C-64, Tony Deserto with Mike Marchetti driving. On arrival they pulled a Blitzfire monitor with a three inch line. Past Chief Scott Witte was in the area and assisted with set-up. 2C-64 used the Blitzfire to quickly knock down a vast majority of the fire. He switched to a hand line to get the hot spots.
Hamlin Heavy Rescue 248 arrived with Keith Gay driving and 2C-54 Joe Burke. By this time a large high sided dumpster next to the burned trailer began free burning. This was a much more stubborn fire to extinguish because it was packed with combustibles from the trailer. The Hamlin crews eventually just filled the dumpster with water to douse this difficult fire.
Special thanks to Walker, Hilton and Brockport who assisted at the scene or filled in.
The helmet cam video was from Tony Deserto.
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