Thursday, May 2, 2013
April 28 was another busy
Sunday afternoon for the Hamlin-Morton-Walker Fire District. At about 1PM
station 3 (Morton Fire Department) was requested into Kendall, Orleans County
for a reported barn fire on Transit Road. They responded with tanker-engine
2436 which became the base pumper on the “Roosevelt Highway” sector. The Heavy
Rescue from Station 1 responded with manpower. Soon after the Kendall Chief
requested an engine and a tanker from station 1. Tanker 246 and Engine 2413
Engine 2413 replaced 2436
as the base pumper when it arrived. Three 3 inch lines were laid to the very
large and fully involved barn from 2413 while it was being fed from a single,
then an additional, three inch supply line from the tanker relay. Tankers
involved in the relay were from Hamlin (station 1 - 246, station 3 – 2436),
Brockport, Carlton, Kendall and Lyndonville.
The blaze did extended to
adjoining structures, a vehicle and started a brush fire. A nearby structure
did contain dynamite, which was protected during the fire. The Monroe County
Bomb Squad disposed of the dynamite after the fire.
While the barn fire was
going on Hamlin was called to a brush fire on Lawrence Road. Spencerport Engine
2914, which was filling in at station 1, responded to this call with Bergen
Lines were stretched from
the Spencerport Engine and firefighters descended into a gully to control the
difficult fire. Leaves and brush had been deposited into the gully by the
homeowner. A supply line was stretched from the Bergen Engine for additional
Station 1’s Brush Truck, 247,
was called and was used to stop the spread of the fire as it was beginning to
extend beyond the length of the stretched lines.
This was not a big fire,
but one with an unusual response. The only truck that didn’t move from Station
1 was Engine 2412.
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Sunday, February 10, 2013
January 28, 2013 – 9:00 PM,
2668 Brick Schoolhouse Road
The Walker Fire Department
was dispatched to a house on fire reported to 911 by a neighbor. Firefighters
arrived to find fire burning up the side of the structure along an outside
masonry chimney. 2C18 assumed command and operations was assigned to 2C14. Engine
284 arrived and located in the driveway. A hand line was taken to a side door
and Walker firefighters entered the first floor, advanced to a wood stove and
extinguished visible fire.
Hamlin dispatched Engine
243 with Lt. Doerrer, EMS Captain Anthony DiNatale driving and firefighters
Adam Barker, Justin Stevenson, Jeff Thompson and John Deserto in the load. On
arrival Lt. Doerrer and firefighter Thomson took a second line to the second
floor, firefighter Stevenson and Capt. DiNatale hooked a 4 inch supply line to
Engine 284 and firefighters Barker and Deserto overhauled the area around the
wood stove on the first floor looking for extension. The fire had extended into
the walls around the first floor chimney and was working up into the ceiling on
the first floor. This was quickly extinguished once it was opened up.
The fire had not extended
upward past the second floor. There was however, there was considerable damage in the first
floor living room area, but salvage operations saved many of the antiques,
furniture and photo’s.
Walker’s Engine 282 and
Squad 2818 also responded to the scene. Upon declaring a working fire, 2C18
requested a Hilton crew to the scene as the R.I.T. assignment and special
called Hamlin’s tanker 246 as a secondary water supply. Later Morton’s Rescue
218 was called to respond non-emergency and filled air tanks from their
on-board cascade system.
Smoke detectors did alert
the home owner of the fire who was able to exit the structure with no need for
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Story by Jerry Clement,
Photo’s by Jerry Clement
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
January 26, 2013 – 2:00 PMThe Hamlin Fire Department
was dispatched to a snowmobile accident approximately ½ mile from the roadway
with a reported unconscious male at the accident site. Hamlin’s Rescue 248,
Squad 2418 and Engine 242 responded under command of 2C14 who requested off road vehicles from
the Walker and Hilton Fire Districts.
Snowmobilers who met
firefighters at the roadway took a Hamlin EMT and a Monroe EMT back to the
scene of the injury to begin patient care. The Walker ATV and Hilton ATV moved
to the scene and Walker brought the patient to the roadway and Hilton brought
the firefighters and EMT personnel back out to the roadway. The patient was
transported to Strong with non-life threatening injuries.
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Story and photo’s by Jerry
Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Hamlin Fire Department has been dispatched to a few MVA's so far this year. One January 3 the department responded to a one car accident.On January 14 the department was alerted to an MVA, car into the house. The vehicle failed to stop at the intersection, hit a berm and went airborne for 20 feet before landing and striking the front of a house.The photo's were provided by Jerry Clement.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
senseless tragedy in West Webster on Christmas Eve, 2012 had a profound impact
on the members of the Hamlin Fire Department. Members were in and out of the
fire house all day Christmas Eve looking for updates and watching the news.
Early in the afternoon Chief Allen Smith was contacted for a rescue company to
fill in at West Webster on Christmas morning. A crew of six was gathered in a
few minutes. Hamlin’s Heavy Rescue 248 with a crew of Chief Allen Smith, Lt.
Pat Doerrer, driver Daryl Prince and firefighters Hannah Deserto, Tom Sercu,
Mike Lapinski and John Deserto arrived at West Webster Station 1 at 6 AM
Christmas Day. Companies from Spencerport, Hilton and Honeoye Falls were also
there supporting our West Webster brothers.
3 EMS jobs with the ambulance during our 6 hour shift. During that time the
Hamlin crew witnessed some of the most beautiful acts of kindness that they
could remember. The outpouring from the Webster community was overwhelming.
Inside the fire house the memorial on Tomasz’ car was just beginning and the
chalkboard by the front door was filled with the names of all the departments
that had filled in over the last 24 hours. Several members felt that that time
at West Webster really helped their own emotional turmoil over this event. We
realized that the time spent with our own families on our belated Christmas was
even more precious.
for Chief Chiaperini and Firefighter Kaczowka on Saturday was another emotional
day. The staggering number of firefighters was completely awe-inspiring.
Sixteen members of the Hamlin Fire Department joined about three hundred members
of Monroe Counties Second Battalion and proudly waited three to four hours to
pay their respects to the Chiaperini and Kaczowka families.
the crew that had been planning to cook a dinner at the Ronald McDonald House
were able to leave Hamlin early and salute the funeral procession as it past
the West Webster Station number 1. Another moving moment was when Chief
Chiaperini past his firehouse for the final time.
Hamlin cooking crew of Deputy Chief Mike Gross and his wife Cathy, EMS Capt.
Anthony DiNatale and firefighters Kelly and Tim Slossar and John Deserto arrived
at the Ronald MacDonald house later that day the volunteers there were
surprised that they could make it. Little did they know of the quiet
determination of Hamlin firefighter Kelly Slossar who was determined that a
dinner would be waiting those families staying that night. Ronald McDonald
House volunteer Nancy Allison Becker posted the following on the Prayers and
Support for Webster Firefighters Facebook page,
“I want to give a HUGE
shout out for the Hamlin fire department.
They are here at the Rochester
Ronald McDonald House preparing dinner for our families that are staying here
while they have a child in the hospital.
Their generosity knows no limits.
They came here directly from the fallen fire fighters funeral in Webster. May
God bless them all.
THANK YOU! ♥ #WWFD”
The comment had over 500 “likes” an hour or
two later and many comments.
On Monday, New Years Eve, Hamlin sent an
engine company to Webster Station 1 so they could attend the funeral of
firefighter Tomasz Kaczowka. Engine 242 with Chief Allen Smith, Lt. A Deserto,
driver Anthony DiNatale and firefighters Kelly Slossar, Tom Sercu, Scott Prince
and John Deserto took a single call during their tour from 6 AM to 3 PM. The
Hamlin company was joined by an engine from Rush and a ladder from East
The Hamlin Fire Department was honored to be
able to help our neighbors in West Webster during this horrible time. We will
always be ready to do whatever needed by our First Battalion Brothers. In conclusion,
Hamlin Chief Allen Smith sent the following out to the department,
“We should all be extremely proud of
what we were able to accomplish this week in support of West Webster. The
willingness of personnel to put West Webster's needs ahead of their own is
incredible. Thank you all for what you do.
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Story by John Deserto
Photo’s by Kelly Slossar, Anthony DiNatale,
Victoria Freile of the Democrat and Chronicle, assorted pictures of Hamlin
Members from the Prayers and Support for Webster Firefighters.
248 at WWFD 12/25/12
Board showing fill-in Companies to WWFD
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The Brockport Fire
Department was dispatched to a reported dryer fire just after noon on December
20th. 2C13 requested Engine
234 to locate to the rear and confirmed smoke and flames were showing. A line
was stretched and the fire quickly contained. Hamlin Engine 243 arrived
second-on-scene and located on Main Street. The Hamlin crew assisted the
Brockport crew with ventilation. Both crews were quickly placed back in service
as there was no extension from the fire in the dryer.
The fire started when a
crew from Monroe was drying towels in a dryer and the towels caught fire. The
incident is being seriously investigated!Story and Photos by Jerry Clement.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
The 9th Annual Santa Run took place under rainy skies on Saturday, December 8. The members of the Hamlin and Walker Fire Departments and SANTA himself delivered gifts and Christmas dinners to thirty three families in Hamlin and Clarkson. As always the real work was done by the people at Life Solutions of Hamlin who gathered and organized all the food and presents.As always the faces of the children made this activity one of the most popular in the fire house. Big thank You to all the kids who's eyes light up when Santa shows up at their door.The movie is from the deliveries that Hamlin Engine 243 did. Check back later for photo's from the deliveries that Walker and Hamlin Heavy Rescue 248 did.Movie and story by John Deserto
Santa Run 2012 with 243
Sunday, December 2, 2012
Firefighters spent many hours Sunday decorating Engine 242 for the Holiday Parade of Lights in Brockport. Special thanks to those who attended and spent the time decorating the truck. While at the parade firefighters handed out candy canes to many children. Fun was had by all and ideas are already being thrown around for next year.
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The driver of a pick-up truck lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a tree on Morton Road. The impact bent the truck around the tree and the trunk of the tree ended-up in the passenger compartment. The driver was alert but trapped in the vehicle.
2C11, 2C21 and 2C31 along with 2C14 were quickly on scene as was Morton’s Rescue 218 and Engine 215 and Hamlin’s 248. Extrication tools were employed from both rescues to remove the doors of the vehicle and to expand the opening of the door area to allow victim removal. The driver was treated and transported BLS by Hamlin Ambulance.
Story and photo's by Jerry Clement
November 24 MVA
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
On Saturday, November 24 lake effect snows made driving slick. One driver lost control of his vehicle on Route 18 near Hamlin Center Road and ended up on his roof. Hamlin EMS Squad 2418 and Rescue-Engine 242 responded with a Monroe Ambulance. The driver self-extricated and was unhurt.
Movie and story by John Deserto
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