Sunday, November 4, 2012
We received the job a few minutes after 1400 hours for the report of a 2-carMVC with patients ejected. The initial assignment was the standard fire response, Hamlin Amb., Monroe ALS & a Mutual Aid Rescue assignment from Morton. 2C14 arrived on scene confirming a 2-car MVC with 4 patients; one patient ejected. 2C14 requested an additional BLS ambulance and an additional ALS ambulance to the scene. Both patients of the car were out of the vehicle (one ejected, one self-extricated). Both patients remained in the truck, but were not trapped. Hamlin Ambulance B2459 responded along with Monroe Medic 42 as well as a Monroe Supervisor on the 2nd assignment. 2C34 and B2469 arrived on scene andimmediately started providing care to the ejected patient. F2418 with Captain DiNatale arrived with a crew of 4. Captain DiNatale split the crew and assigned FF/EMT Jeff Thompson & FF Scott Prince to check on the patients in the pick-up truck, while FF/AEMT Kelly Slossar and himself attended to the driver of the car. R248 & Captain Woods arrived and was assigned to secure the pickup truck. Captain Woods worked with Probationary FF Chris Billington to cut the battery on the truck. FF/EMT Hannah Deserto worked with the driver of the truck while FF/EMT Jeff Thompson attended to the female passenger.E242 responded for potential fire suppression and Morton 218 was assigned to fluid clean-up. All 4 passengers were immobilized and transported to area hospitals with nonlife-threatening injuries. B2469 and Monroe A9699 transported both patients from the car to Strong Memorial. B2459 transported the driver of the truck to Lakeside while his passenger was transported to Strong via Medic 42.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Hamlin with mutual aid from Walker responded this evening for the report of the chimney fire. 2C64 arrived on scene reporting smoke from the chimney and they would be investigating. 243 responded and set up a ladder to the roof to check the chimney for fire. Walker's 282 responded with a crew of 5 and was assigned to assist Past Chief Sercu inside the structure. After a thorough check of the chimney and it's components it was determined there was no fire. The assignment was placed back in service with the fire marshal following up on a possible issue with the chimney causing the large amount of smoke during burning.
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Story by Anthony Deserto
Photo's by Jerry Clement
Monday, October 8, 2012
Hamlin firefighters responded today for two ATVs involved in an MVA. Walker's off road rescue was immediately called to assist as the patients were well off the road in a field. Hamlin's 2418 and 242 responded along with 2C14. 2418 and 242 walked back to begin patient care with Hamlin Ambulance and Monroe's ALS while 2C14 set up command. Two patients were treated in the field by Hamlin and Walker firefighters and transported to the road via Walker's ATV.
Story and Video by Anthony Deserto
Saturday, October 6, 2012
On Monday, October 1 at 4:17 PM Hamlin and Walker were alerted to a two car motor vehicle accident at the corner of Brick Schoolhouse Road and Walker Lake Ontario Road in the Walker Fire District. A chief on location confirmed the two car MVA with three patients, one trapped, one self extricated and one possible deceased under an over turned pickup truck.
Walker’s Rescue Squad 2818 arrived first and began stabilizing the pickup truck and prepping it be lifted off the third patient. Hamlin’s Heavy Rescue, 248, arrived and began extricating the entrapped driver of the pickup truck. Command requested an additional rescue from Hilton and an engine from Hamlin. Hilton’s Rescue 268 arrived on location and assisted with both the lift and the extrication. Hamlin’s 243 arrived, dropped its medic’s off at the scene then set up a landing zone for Mercy Flight.
The driver of the car was transported to Strong Hospital, BLS. The driver of the pickup truck was also transported to Strong by Mercy Flight. The passenger of the car died at the scene.
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Story by John Deserto
Mercy Flight Movies by John and Anthony Deserto
Photo’s by Jerry Clement
MVA Walker Lake Ontario and Brick Schoolhouse Road.
Walker Building Fire
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Hamlin and Walker firefighters responded for the report of the barn fire on Brick Schoolhouse Rd in the Walker Fire District. Hamlin Captain Rick Woods arrived on scene and reported smoke from the building. Hamlin's Engine 243 responded with six and arrived on scene quickly. 2C14 arrived and took command briefly before Walker Chief Ed Barth arrived to relieve him. The crew of 243 stretched an attack line through the front bay doors of the building as well as two back-up lines to the rear. The fire was discovered in the back wall of the building and was quickly extinguished. Walker crews assisted 243's crew with the initial attack as well as venting the structure and securing a water supply for 243. Hamlin's Tanker 246 and Hilton's Quint 260 responded on the alarm but were not placed in service. Photos by Jerry Clement Video from Lt. Doerrer's new helmet cam.
Sunday, August 19, 2012
In the early morning of July 7 the Hamlin Fire Department was called to a fire in a straw field at the corner of Westfall Road and North Hamlin Road. The weather had been very dry for many weeks and the wind was fairly strong so the blaze took off very quickly. Hamlin responded with Grassfire Jeep 247, Tanker 246 and Engine 242. Due to the size of the fire, Hilton was also called to the scene with their Grassfire truck 267.
Grassfire Jeep 247 with a crew of firefighter Mike Broskin and firefighter John Deserto worked along the flank of the fire. Capt. Joe Burke brought Tanker 246 out into the field to refill the trucks. Engine 242 hooked up to the hydrant and used the deck gun to get some fire that was close to the corner.
It took approximately 20 minutes to control the blaze and both the Hamlin and Hilton Grassfire trucks needed to be refilled from the tanker several times. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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Story by John Deserto
Photo’s by Jerry Clement
Firefighter Broskin using a line off 246
while 247 was refilling.
Grassfire Jeep 247
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Floating Chinese Lanterns also known as Chinese Sky Lanterns and Wish Lanterns are an increasingly popular item at local celebrations that have some inherent dangers that people must be aware of. The lantern has a fuel cell that heats the air that is then trapped in the lantern (balloon) which causes lift.
According to the manufacturers website, "their sparkle can be seen flying up in the air for up to 20 minutes and will travel several miles in distance...".
Remember, you control the launch point but when you let go of these floating fireballs you have NO CONTROL over where it lands and its condition! They can travel several miles and float for twenty minutes. The manufacturer states that it will no longer be on fire, but are you willing to gamble on that?
Please read the following from Brockport Fire Chief, Mike Henry about a recent call involving Floating Chinese Lanterns.
Last night 7/21/12 we had a call for Embers on Sherwood Drive in Clarkson for the report of embers falling from the sky into people's front yards. Just prior to the call I was contacted by a past chief that someone was sending floating lanterns from the East Avenue area just south of the call.
We found the source which was behind Sara's Market on East Avenue where a wedding reception as being held. The mother of the groom told me that they sent off 10 of these and that the instruction on the packaging said they would burn up in the air. I asked them why they thought sending floating fire balls into the air was a good idea during a drought.
These things are all over the internet and I see people using them a lot when camping. Not sure if these are on your radar but this looks like something that could cause some damage if these land in the wrong place.
In addition to the fire danger there have been injuries caused by the flaming debris falling on people. There is a link to a story about a young man who was burned badly along with a photo.
Floating Chinese Lanterns majestically moving across the sky are, no doubt, an attractive sight but the Hamlin area has drought conditions, as our brown lawns and fields prove. Please take a moment to think of the responsibility you have when you launch a fire ball into the sky to land...where, miles away. On what, you don't know.
July 1, 2012 Working Fire Moscow Rd, Morton NY.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Lt. Deserto took the following video using his helmet camera. The movie starts after the Hamlin crew had already been inside the house for 20 minutes and were withdrawn to allow for ladder-pipe operations. The video shows initial overhaul operations.
Video by Anthony Deserto
See below for the complete story about this fire with photo's.
Sunday, July 1, 2012
At approximately 2:30 AM on Sunday morning, a person driving home from work saw flames coming from an upstairs window in a large home on Moscow Road and notified 911. The Morton Fire Department, along with the Hamlin, Holley, Kendall and Brockport (RIT) Fire Departments were dispatched.
2C21 arrived on scene and confirmed a working fire. With 2C114, Daryl Prince, the Morton Chief entered the structure to check for residents. The residents were not in the building but were instead sleeping in a camper that had air conditioning. A large dog was lead out of the structure to safety.
Morton Engine 215 arrived and a line was stretched to the upstairs bedroom and visible fire was extinguished. Engine 243 arrived and a second line was stretched by Lt. Doerrer, firefighters Prince and Sercu to first knock down exterior fire on the D side and then moved into the downstairs A/D side to extinguish fire that had extended into the living room. Lt. Deserto and firefighter Deserto did a primary search of the second floor bedrooms and then relieved the Morton crew that had brought in the initial attack line. Engine 242 arrived, with Capt. Woods, Capt. Burke and firefighters Frediani , Breslawski and Hueser a third line was stretched and attempts were made to enter the attic where fire had extended. This was hampered by thick wood flooring in the attic and large piles of homeowners possessions. The Brockport RIT crew raised ground ladders to the upstairs windows for secondary escape.
The Hamlin crews reentered the building several more times for overhaul and salvage operations.
Initial water supply was provided by tankers from Hamlin, Morton and Kendall. When Holley’s quint was placed into operation to extinguish the attic fire, additional tankers were requested from Carlton, Hulberton and Clarendon to maintain the larger water flow required for the quint operation. Hilton was special called to the scene and Walker filled-in at Hamlin. An Engine from Kendall filled-in at Morton and that engine also filled tankers from a hydrant at the Morton Fire Station.
Crews were picking-up at 6:30 AM. The cause of the fire is being investigated by the Monroe County Fire Bureau.
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This is what the house looked like
The crew of 243 preparing to enter the
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
6696 Greenwood Parkway, June 26, 2012 – 10:31 PM. At 10:31 PM last evening the Walker Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 6696 Greenwood Parkway with a reported house fire with people trapped. Hamlin also was dispatched as the mutual assistance company. 2C114, Daryl Prince, was quickly on the scene and reported a house fully involved. Walker Chief Ed Barth arrived on location and decided that the operation would be defensive because the house was already completely involved with major portions already collapsed. Greenwood Parkway is a dead end street right on Lake Ontario that has a hydrant, but it was inoperable.
Walker Engine 284 arrived first and laid a four inch supply line to the structure from a plug on Walker Lake Ontario Road taking a position in the driveway of the burning structure. Walker Engine 282 then arrived on location and took a position in the next driveway to the east, where embers were falling on the neighboring structure. Hamlin Engine 243 arrived next, dropped its manpower and laid out a five inch supply line from 284. When 243, with Anthony DiNatale driving, reached Walker Lake Ontario Road it met Spencerport Engine 2913 which had a second hydrant made on Shore Acres Drive and 243 relayed that water down the five inch supply line. Hamlin Engine 242, with Tom Sercu driving, took the plug on Walker Lake Ontario Road where 284 began their stretch and supplied water to the Walker engine on the four inch supply. Hilton’s Quint 260 was also positioned in the next driveway to the east and raised the aerial to protect the D side exposure. Morton was requested to respond with Rescue 218 for lighting and manpower.
The crew of Hamlin Engine 243 was divided when it arrived on scene with Firefighters Justin Stevenson and Brian Hueser being used to fill out a Walker crew that was setting up large diameter attack lines. Lt. Anthony Deserto, firefighters Hannah Deserto, Jeff Thompson and John Deserto initially were assigned to exposure protection but were quickly diverted to the D side of the structure to douse the wind driven flames.
The crew of 242, Capt. Rick Woods, Lt. Pat Doerrer, firefighters Adam Barker and Tim Slossar were initially the RIC, but when defensive operations were well along they were switched into the manpower pool.
After being cleared by the fire investigators, two attack crews from Walker and half of Hamlin’s 243 crew began overhaul operations on the rear of structure. The rest of 243’s crew, and the crew of 242 including a crew from Hamlin’s 2417 with additional firefighters Lou Frediani, Ron and Andy Breslawski were tasked with reloading the five inch supply line on 243.
The fire was first seen by neighbors on the exterior of the structure on the C side, which was taking brisk winds coming from the lake. Those winds were probably a major factor in the rapid spread of fire throughout the structure. It is believed, from reports of neighbors, that there was no one in the structure. The building was a total loss and the DPW had equipment knock down the small portion still standing because it posed a hazard.
Units were still on the scene at 2:00 AM. Brockport filled in at Hamlin and Hilton filled in at Walker.
Story by Jerry Clement and John Deserto
Photo's by Jerry Clement.
This is what the crew of 284 had to work
284 and 243's crews starting defensive
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