Welcome to the UNOFFICIAL homepage for Baltimore City's Engine 8 and Truck 10 located in "Sandtown/Harlem Park" in West Baltimore.
"Often imitated, NEVER duplicated"
10/21/12- Visitors from the north
For the next week the 8x10 will play host to firefighters from La Prairie QC, Ottawa Ontario and Montreal QC. This group has had a good relationship with the City of Baltimore for the past 18 years. This year they have sent 10 firefighters to ride along throughout the week on various units around Baltimore. Pictured below are the members of B-shift and firefighters Genevieve Boucher and Jean-Francois Fortin.
09/20/12 First in Dwelling Fire
Right around 0440 hrs units on Lafayette Ave. were alerted to respond to the 1100 blk of N. Carey St. for reports of a dwelling fire. Companies arrived on scene to find heavy smoke banking down in the street. The fire was then located at 1108 N. Carey St., a 3 story MOG occupied dwelling. Units put a quick knock on the fire and performed a quick search of the dwelling, all searches were negative and the fire was held to the first floor. We would like to extend our congrats to Capt. Bryant Krohn formally of Truck 10 on his retirement, this was the last response and fire of his 28 year distinguished career. Below is a short modified audio clip of Battalion 3 saying farewell to the Captain.
09/18/12 Much needed updates. Plenty of fire!
8/26- 1941 hrs Box area 30-11, 4013 Fredrick Ave. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- 4th alarm building fire 8/27- 2104 hrs Box area 36- 7, 2501 Edmonson Ave. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- Building fire 9/03- 1224 hrs Box area 52-8, 1806 W. North Ave. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- Dwelling fire 9/05- 1028 hrs Box area 14-6, 1835 Ramsay St. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- Dwelling fire 9/05- 1242 hrs Box area 52-16, 3430 Hilldale Pl. Engine and Battalion 3- Dwelling fire 9/05- 1823 hrs Box area 46-3, 3700 Fords Ln. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- 2nd alarm dwelling fire. 9/05- 2038 hrs Box area 58-24, 2400 Blk Huron St. Engine and Battalion 3- Dwelling fire **4th fire in 10 hrs for the 8x10** 9/07- 0131 hrs Box area 20-5, 2744 Rosedale St. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- Dwelling fire 9/10- 0324 hrs Box area 8-1, 908 Edmonson Ave. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- Dwelling fire 9/11- 1313 hrs Box area 6-27, 817 St. Paul St. Engine- Garages on roof of building 9/12- 1118 hrs Box area 8-11, 325 N. Gilmor St. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- Dwelling Fire 9/13- 0033 hrs Box area 14-3, 2610 Lehman St. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- Dwelling Fire 9/14- 1255 hrs Box area 14-10, 8 N. Stricker St. Engine and Chief- Dwelling fire **Truck 10 transferred to station of Truck 6 and missed fire** 9/14- 2102 hrs Box area 47-13, 1906 Breitwert Ave. Truck and Battalion 3- Dwelling fire **1 occupant rescued** 9/15- 0412 hrs Box area 13-17, 1645 N. Calhoun St. Engine, Truck and Battalion 3- Apartment Fire **First in**
8/22/12 Notable incidents in the last week
08/16- At 0228 hrs companies from Lafayette Ave. responded to the 1400 blk of S. Carey St. for a dwelling fire. Companies assisted units on scene with extinguishing the fire, searches and overhaul. Units returned to service a few hours later.
08/16- At 2253 hrs calls started pouring into communications for reports of a auto accident involving a tractor trailer which subsequently caught fire. The box was struck out bringing Engine company 8 to the scene. Engine 8 stretched a line and provided foam in extinguishing the fire. We are sad to report that the driver of the truck perished in the fire. I95 remained closed for numerous hours.
8/20- Right around shift change units were alerted to respond to the 2800 blk of Clifton Ave. for reports of a dwelling fire with people trapped. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 all responded on this fire. 2 citizens were assisted to safety by fire department personnel.
8/21- Shortly before 1700 hrs the box was struck out for reports of a building fire at 241 N. Franklintown Rd. First arriving units reported smoke and fire coming from the roof of a 1 story large warehouse. Engine 8 arrived on scene a stretched a line through a side loading dock door to the seat of the fire. Engine 8 got the first line on the fire while Truck 10 assisted with opening up and searching for extension. Great job by all units for keeping this large fire from going multiple alarms. Units were held on scene for about 3.5 hrs for extensive overhaul.
Last few months.
The last few month have really not been this slow, companies from Lafayette Ave. have been hard at work fighting numerous dwelling fires. We hope to get back on track with updates as the web master has been extremely busy. Also keep in mind that as of right now truck 10 is still slated to be closed! KEEP UP THE FIGHT!!!
06/27/12 2nd alarm on Baltimore St.
With the engine being on the back side of their 24 hour closure they missed another fire, this one coming just after 4 am when box tones sounded alerting units to respond to the 1200 block of W. Baltimore St. for a building fire. Truck 10, Battalion 3, and Medic 15 took the response to box area 14-9. With deteriorated building conditions and a large volume of fire companies went to exterior operations. Units operated for an extended period of time. This fire comes in the final days of Truck 10 being in service. While operating on the fire a member from truck 10 sustained a significant foot injury, we wish him a speedy recovery unfortunately though by the time he comes back to work he may not be assigned to Truck 10 anymore.
Shortly before 9 am as units were in the midst of doing housework box alarm 8-8 was pulled alerting companies from the 8x10 to respond to 1607 for the reports of a dwelling fire. Unfortunately Engine 8 could not make the call as they were closed due to rotating closures. Truck 10, Battalion 3 and Medic 15 arrived on scene with fire showing from 1607 Mckean Ave. a 2 story MOG dwelling. After an aggressive interior attack units were able to put a quick knock on the fire.
06/25/12 Early morning 14 box
Shortly before 6 am units from the 3rd battalion were alerted to respond to the 1900 blk of Wilhelm st., box 14-6 for the dwelling fire. Engine 14 arrived on location with smoke showing from the front and fire showing first floor rear. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 all responded on the box. Engine 8 went to the rear and stretched a line on the dwelling finding heavy fire on the first floor. Companies made quick work of this dwelling fire.
06/24/12 Engine, Truck and Chief go South.
Shortly before 1 am, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 were put on task force alarm box 14-6 for reports of a garage fire. Engine 14 arrived on scene and requested the rest of the box due to multiple garages on fire in a block long strip. Engine 8 was dispatched on the assignment and responded to the front of the garages stretching a line on the buildings. Engine 8 knocked down the fire on a large portion of the garages as Truck 10 went to the roofs and assisted in preventing the fire spread. Great job by all units for knocking the fire down quickly. Here are a few images provided by a citizen.
6/21/12 Working fire in "the village"
Engine 8, Truck 10, and Battalion 3 responded to Edmonson village in the 3900 blk of Edmonson ave. for the working dwelling fire. Engine 36 arrived on scene first and reported a 2 story MOG dwelling with smoke showing. Engine 14 arrived on scene in the rear with fire showing first floor. Units made aggressive interior attack holding most of the fire to the first floor. Great job by all units working in temperatures that were already pushing close to 100 degrees at 0900 hrs.
6/13/12- Truck and Chief respond to number 3 N. Smallwood St. box area 14-5 to find a 2 story MOG dwelling with fire on the second floor. Engine 8 was clearing a MVA and requested to respond on the box being only a couple of blocks away but was denied. Truck 10 was first arriving truck.
6/15/12- Engine, Truck, and Chief responded to 1258 Washington Blvd. for a dwelling fire. Truck 10 was first due truck.
6/16/12- Mid morning hours companies arrived on scene 0f 1126 W. Baltimore St. to find a store fron with fire on the first floor. Truck 10 was first arriving truck on this box. Engine 8 and the Chief also took the response.
6/17/12- Units from Lafayette Ave. responded to 2808 Walbrook Ave. box 20-19 for a 3 story duplex with fire on all three levels. T18's aerial was OOS so Truck 10 was used for roof operations.
6/18/12- Engine 8 and Truck 10 responded on tactical box 8-1 to 510 N. Schroder St. for reports of a dryer fire. Units arrived on scene with fire on the second floor.
6/20/12- Engine 8 was out on another medic run, shortly after 6 am someone walked into the station reporting his son was having a seizure. Truck 10 responded to the location and requested a medic en route. Upon arriving on scene units found the citizen in arrest. With the skills of the members on Truck 10 and Medic 21 they regained a BP and a pulse by the time they were pulling into the hospital. At this time he is recovering at a local hospital.
As you can see the trend here is that Truck 10 play a very vital role in fire department operations. How the City of Baltimore does not see the services of Truck 10, Truck 15 and Squad 11 are necessary is beyond us. As of now all three companies are still slated to be closed as of July 1, 2012. Be Safe.
06/01/12- 3 Fires in 25 hours for Engine 8
At 0030hrs units on the west side of the city were alerted to respond to 2804 Hillsdale Rd. in Sq40's first due. The squad arrived on scene with nothing showing and asked communications if they have anything further. As units were responding to the first reported address calls continued to flow into the 911 center reporting a fire at 2804 Hilldale Ave. in Engine 52's area. Communications advised of the possible corrected location of Hilldale Ave. Engine 8 just happened to be passing by within a couple blocks of the corrected location while responding to the other address. Engine 8 arrived on scene of a 2.5 story MOG dwelling with smoke showing. After stretching a line to the dwelling they found fire on the second floor with extension to the 1/2 floor. Units had a tough time making access to the top floor due to the stairwell being boarded over. Companies were able to put a knock on the fire and prevent extension to adjacent dwellings. Note: Truck company 10 would have been on this box but they were CLOSED for manpower.
About 12 hrs later at 1300 hrs, Engine 8 was alerted to respond as the 4th due engine to Charles St. and Fort Ave. in Federal Hill for reports of a building fire. Truck 3 (transferred to station of truck 6) arrived on scene of a building under construction with fire showing. Engine 8 grabbed a plug and brought a line to the front of the building. Engine 8 assisted units on scene with extinguishing the fire and returned to service a short time later. Demolition crews said they had been cutting metal beams with a torch and it had ignited an hour later.
Just over 12 hrs later Engine 8 was alerted to respond to the 1500 blk of Federal St. in box area 6-20. Units from the east side were on scene of a 2nd alarm fire involving 3 vacant dwellings with heavy fire throughout. Engine 8 assisted units on scene for a while and returned to service to await their reliefs.
05/24/12 Engine 8 catches a 2nd alarm 33 box
On a very muggy afternoon Engine 8 was sitting alone in station due to Truck 10 being OOS for manpower. As members had just got back from responding on box 33-14 another box was dispatched in Engine 33's area for reports of a building fire at 2518 Greenmount Ave. box 33-18. Companies arrived on scene to find a 2 story commercial build approx. 50ft x 150ft with smoke showing 2nd floor. A working fire was sounded quickly followed by a 2nd alarm. Engine 8 arrived on location and brought its manpower to the front of the building where they stretched a hand-line to the second floor. Units were still encountering severe fire conditions on the second floor and roof area. All the units operating on this fire did a tremendous job in preventing this fire from getting out of control. Aggressive interior attacks and superb truck work allowed companies to keep it in check despite the heat index pushing into the mid 90's. Engine 8 operated on the fire ground for a little over an hour. A couple of side notes we would like to add are that the first 3 companies that should have been on the box were OOS for various reasons making very tough circumstances for first arriving companies. Engine 33 (should have been first due) was closed for the day due to the rotating closures. Engine 31 (should have been second) was OOS waiting for a medic on another incident. Engine 6 (should have been third) was OOS for repairs to deteriorating equipment. Also we would like to extend a special thanks to Box 414 for providing their rehab services.
Here is a link to 1 Youtube video by a passerby. The building was in fact not the BP but a commercial building next to it which housed a hair salon and Carry-out. http://youtu.be/674On4VSR0o
05/20/12 8xclosed responds east to the 6 box
In the mid morning hours units were alerted to respond to the 1100 blk of Barclay St. for a dwelling fire with people trapped. Truck 1 arrived on scene reporting a 3 story dwelling with smoke showing second and third floors. Prior to FD arrival multi people had to exit the dwelling through windows of this dwelling that was fire bombed. Engine 8 grabbed a plug and found their way to the front of the building stretching a back up line into the fire building. 1 civilian was transported to a local hospital. We would also like to note the not only was Truck 10 closed this day but Engine 6 the first due engine was closed for manpower as well. It was fortunate that no one got seriously injured.
05/18/12 Truck and Chief take the 20 box.
At 1745 hrs as units had just finished eating, Box 20-3 was struck for reports of a dwelling fire at 1603 Ruxton Ave. Companies arrived on scene with smoke showing from the roof area. Units operated on this 2 story dwelling with a fire second floor middle room. Engine 8 was in the middle of changing into their first line apparatus after receiving it back from the shop.
05/17/12 CLOSEDx10 runs a working fire in a 30 Box
Right around 0100hrs Truck 10 and Battalion 3 responded to the unit block of S. Monastery Ave. for reports of a dwelling fire. Truck 8 arrived on scene of a 2 story MOG brick dwelling with smoke showing. Engine 14 gave updated information of fire showing first floor rear. Shortly thereafter they reported the first floor was engulfed from front to rear. Units got a good knock on the fire and returned to service a short time later. Engine company 8 would have responded on this box but they were closed as part of the rotating closures.
05/06/12 Dwelling fire with 3 children rescued
Early in the morning of May 6th units were alerted to respond to the 800 blk of West Lexington St. for reports of a dwelling fire and people trapped. Upon arriving on scene, companies encountered a 3 story low-rise project with fire showing from the 2nd floor. Engine 14 arriving first did an excellent job of making an aggressive interior attack and knocking the fire quickly so members could make their way to the 3rd floor where the 3 kids were reported to be. Members from Truck 10 performed a strategic search of the 3rd floor bedrooms and quickly located the kids. All 3 children were rushed down to awaiting paramedics where crews stabilized the kids, one of which was in respiratory arrest, and transported them to the hospital. If it were not for the skill and teamwork of all companies on the box these rescues may not have been successful. We would also like to add that Truck 23 who also would have been on the box was closed for manpower. Truck 10 is slated for disbandment on July 1st. This was a fire where truly every second counted, and if it had been later in the summer the outcome may have been tragically different. We hope that the city realizes that it is very important to keep as many companies open as possible. Be safe out there. Here is a link to some pictures taken by off duty member Nick Eid. http://www.recon2photo.com/BaltimoreCityFire/Fires-2012/050612-Cellphone-pics-of-3/22871585_qVvDgm
Units from the Lafayette station ran a number of working fires and other smaller fires over the last few weeks. The webmaster was taking a break but should stay on top of it now.
4/16/12 Working Fire, 14 Box
Shortly after lunch, units from the 8x10 were alerted to the 400 blk of S. Smallwood St, box 14-4 for the dwelling fire with possible trapped occupants. Initial units arrived on scene of a 2 story middle of the group with heavy fire showing from the first floor, front room. Truck 10 assigned as the second truck, positioned up the block and quickly forced entry into the rear of the dwelling and started an aggressive search. Units making the push from the front encountered high heat conditions and an extremely cut up interior making this fire extremely taxing on the crews inside. All searches were proved negative. Engine 8 took this incident on the working fire while Battalion 3 had command.
04/12/12 2nd Alarm in a 30 Box
Right around 2200 hrs companies were dispatched to the 200 blk of Yale Ave. for reports of a dwelling fire. While en route FCB advised units that medic 12 was on scene with a fully involved dwelling fire. Upon truck 8's arrival he advised he had two 2.5 Story wood framed dwellings fully involved, with fire threatening a 3rd. Shortly thereafter the 2nd alarm was transmitted as the 3rd dwelling now became involved in fire. Truck 10, Engine 8, and Battalion 3 all responded to these fires. Battalion 3 had command of the incident while Truck 10 and Engine 8 played an integral role in extinguishing the fire. Upon the shift commander leaving he came across the radio and said great job to all members. We would like to thank the chief for his inspirational words as it was definitely a morale boost after working very hard to contain this fire.
04/12/12 First due dwelling fire for the 8x10
At 0630 hrs just after crews from D shift made their way into work, Box alarm 8-2 was sounded for reports of a Vacant dwelling fire at 908 N. Carey St. Was companies turned out members from B shift ran out on to the ramp and watched as all 4 companies responded towards the thick black column of smoke. Units arrived to fire showing from the first floor. Engine 8 ran into a little snag when their pumps malfunctioned. With the fire being fueled by winds it spread quickly up the interior stairwell to the upper floors. With a lack of water units were forced to stand fast at the front door until they got water. Eventually crews were able to enter the dwelling and fully extinguish the fire. Great job by all units to overcome these problems. Link to more pictures- http://www.recon2photo.com/BaltimoreCityFire/Fires-2012/041212-908-N-Carey-St/22410983_QRLjW9
04/11/12 Chief to the Northwest worker
In the mid afternoon hours at 1521 hrs. Battalion 3 responded up the road to 3825 Callaway Ave. Crews from the 5th Battalion were on the scene with a 2 1/2 story framed dwelling fire. BC3 was dispatched as the 2nd due chief.
04/10/12 Crews respond on the 14 box
At 1057 hrs Engine 8, Truck 10, and Battalion 3 responded to a reported dwelling fire in the 2000 blk of Ramsay St. box 14-6. Engine 36 arrived on scene first and reported a 2 story brick dwelling with fire showing first floor rear. Crews made quick work of this dwelling fire and returned to service in a short period of time.
04/09/12 Truck and Chief take 2nd alarm in the 6 box
Just short of 2200 hrs the gong rang at the station on Lafayette Ave. alerting Truck 10 and Battalion 3 to respond and assist units on the 2nd alarm. Crews on the east side had their hands full with a 2 story warehouse fire. With limited access to the fire room a 2nd alarm was transmitted bringing the "wicked stick of the west" to their aide. Crews remained for about an hour.
04/09/12 Our deepest condolences.
We regret to announce the deaths of 2 firefighters in the nearby City Of Philadelphia. 2 brothers from IAFF Local 22 have made the supreme sacrifice and given up their lives for their city. The members from Ladder 10 were operating at the scene of a 5 alarm building fire with extension to multiple other exposures when part of one of the buildings collapsed trapping multiple firemen. At this time we are asking that everyone keeps them in your thoughts and prayers as this is a very difficult time for the families of both firefighters and the fire department community. We send our sorrows up the road to Philadelphia and we will be there with them along the way! God Speed Brothers.
04/08/12- 3 fires in just as many days
Crews from the Lafayette Ave. station have been busy over the past days with Truck 10 (slated to close July 1st.) responding on all 3 working fires.
The first fire came on April 6 and 1524 hrs. Units were dispatched to the 800 blk of Druid Park Lake Dr. for reports of a dwelling fire. Battalion 3 went on scene assuming command of a 3 story brick dwelling with fire showing 1st and 2nd floors side D. with deteriorated conditions of this vacant dwelling, units were ordered to exterior operations only. Units remained for about 4.5 hrs. Engine 8, Truck 10, and Battalion 3 all responded on this dwelling fire.
04/05/2012 TRUCK 10 TO CLOSE!
We regret to inform everyone that in a short period of time it will no
longer be the 8x10 it is going to be the 8xclosed....As of now Truck
company 10, one of the most decorated truck companies in the city with
40 unit citations, will be shut down due to budget constraints. We will
keep everyone up to date when information arises but this is a very sad
day. Be sure to give city hall a call and let them know your thoughts
on risking public safety. Be safe.
03/29/12 Units from the 8x10 go east for the 2nd alarm
Shortly before 7 am units from Lafayette Ave. were requested to assist units on the East side with a building fire. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 all responded to the 400 Blk of Biddle St. where units were on scene with a 3 story building with fire on the 2nd and 3rd floors. Companies remained on scene for an extended period of time while they fought this 2nd alarm fire. Companies returned to service where they returned to the station to begin cleaning for a member who is assigned to Truck 10 and will be retiring after tonight. Story will follow.
03/27/12 2nd First-in dwelling fire of the evening.
Shortly before midnight Engine 8 was dispatched to investigate smoke in the area of Myrtle Ave. and W. Lanvale St. Engine 8 arrvived on scene and after further investigation found smoke coming from a 2 story MOG dwelling. Engine 8 called for the rest of the box and forced entry to the dwelling finding a fire on the first floor with extension to the second floor. Companies remained on scene and assisted FIB with the investigation. This was the 8x10's 2nd first due fire of the evening where all units were dispatched. Engine 8, Truck 10, Battalion 3 and Medic 15
Updates from the past few weeks.
3/6- Truck 10 and Battalion 3 responded to the NW section of the city to assist crews on a working dwelling fire in box area 40-16. Units responded to 4043 Fairfax Rd. at 0755 hrs and remained on scene for quite some time.
3/10- In the afternoon hours Truck 10 and Engine 52 were dispatched on a silent alarm to investigate the report of fire. As Truck 10 arrived on location of 1709 Fulton Ave. in box area 8-8 the rest of the box was being dispatched. Truck 10 arrived on scene and reported a 3 story MOG dwelling with fire showing 2nd and 3rd floors. This fire quickly spread to the adjacent dwellings so a 2nd alarm was transmitted. 1 member from Truck 16 was injured while operating on this first due dwelling fire and we wish him a speedy recovery. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 all operated on this dwelling fire.
3/15- At 0927 hrs box 8-8 was sounded for the report of a dwelling fire up in our project section of our first due. As Truck 10 pulled out of station they could see BPD Foxtrot 1 circling overhead. Truck 10 went on scene with smoke showing and Battalion 3 assumed command. Companies made quick work of this fire in one of the apartments. Engine 8 missed this fire due to being detailed to the Public Safety Training Facility for EMT refresher.
3/15- Later on in the evening at 2303 hrs box 14-6 was dispatched for a dwelling fire in the 200blk of S. Fulton Ave. Communications advised of a couple possible locations. Engine 14 arrived on location with a 3 story MOG dwelling with smoke showing. Engine 8 as the 4th engine picked up a plug and responded to the rear along with Truck 10 who was 2nd due Truck. OIC of Engine 8 advised Battalion 3 who had command that there was fire showing first floor rear. Great job by all units for knocking this fire quick.
3/17- In the early morning hours Truck 10 and Battalion 3 responded down Monroe St. en route to 2303 Washington Blvd in Box area 47-15 for a dwelling fire. Units remained on scene of this dwelling fire for numerous hours to assist police arson and FIB with the investigation of this dwelling fire.
3/19- Truck 10 and Battalion 3 operated on a dwelling fire in the first due. Units had a dwelling fire in Box area 8-4 at 1626 W. Franklin St. Engine 8 was closed for manpower and subsequently missed the fire.
3/22- Shortly past midnight the gong sounded on Lafayette Ave. Engine 8 and Battalion 3 were alerted to first due box 8-6. The engine and chief arrived on scene at 1013 N Carey St. with fire showing first and second floors. Units had a complete burnout of the 1st and 2nd floors. Truck 10 was closed for manpower this day.
3/24- Shortly before crews from B-shift were about to come in to start their 1st day, box alarm 13-17 was pulled alerting members working on A-shift to respond to the reports of a dwelling fire in the area of Baker St. and Pennsylvania Ave. Shortly after turning out members could see a large column of smoke in the near distance. Engine 8 and Truck 10 both arrived first and assumed first in responsibilities. Truck 10 reported a 3 story vacant dwelling with fire showing 2nd and 3rd floors. BC3 arrived on scene and assumed command. Upon gaining entry, units encountered extreme fire conditions on the first floor as well. Units started to make an interior attack but due to conditions deteriorating very quickly exterior operations were declared and a 2nd alarm transmitted. Great job by everyone on the fire to keep most of the fire to the original fire building with only minor extension to both the Delta and Bravo exposures.
3/27 At 1540hrs the entire station got alerted to respond to first due box 8-6 1944 W. Lafayette Ave. for a dwelling fire with police on scene. As soon as units turn left out of station smoke could be seen blowing across the street. Units operated on this fire in a vacant dwelling that involved a rear room on both the first and second floors. Engine 8, Truck 10, Battalion 3, and Medic 15 remained on scene for just under an hour.
03/02/12 D-Shift catches a mid day fire.
Right around 1130hrs the gong went off at 1503 W. Lafayette Ave. Companies were dispatched to box area 30-33 for the reports of a dwelling fire. Truck 8 arrived on location of a 2 story MOG dwelling with smoke showing first floor. Units began to make an interior attack. Engine 8 advised command that they had a straight shot at the fire in the basement from the rear. Command advised them to go ahead and make an attack. Units had a basement fire with extension to the first floor. 1 Civilian was transported to the burn center in serious condition. We wish them a full recovery. Check out the 2 pics below and the link provided for more pictures. http://www.recon2photo.com/BaltimoreCityFire/Fires-2012/030212-539-S-Longwood-St/21738238_RL5G74#!i=1733088894&k=sXc9QKw
02/29/12 Leap day fire on North Avenue
Engine 8 as the 2nd due engine and Truck 10 as the 1st due truck were alerted to respond to the 1600 blk of W. North Ave. for the building fire. Shortly after 1100 hrs crews from the 8x10 and Engine 52 arrived at the same time on location of 1629 W. North Ave. with smoke showing from the second floor. Crews encountered a 3 story MOG building with a store front on the first floor and apartments on the top 2 floors. After making entry to the building companies encountered fire on the second floor with minor extension beginning up the stairwell to the 3rd floor. Units remained for about 3 hours.
02/24/12 Extrication...hours after training.
In the afternoon and evening hours of February 23rd, Truck 10 and Truck 23 convened at a junkyard off from Wilkens Ave. for training. Topic of the night was auto extrication. Crews spent numerous hours going over techniques and tearing apart cars. Crews had it down to a science proving they had learned something by taking apart a car with minimal tools. Crews removed 4 doors and cut the roof off a car with a socket set, Sawzall, and a hydraulic combination tool in 10 minutes with Engine 13 watching in Aww. With night setting in crews returned to their respective stations. Only a few hours later shortly after 0200 hrs on the 24th, Truck 10 was alerted to the rescue assignment at the intersection of Cumberland St. and N. Carey St. Units were advised that they had an overturned auto with a person trapped. Truck 10 arrived on location and encountered an overturned SUV with a driver pinned in the drivers seat and his arm caught between the roof and ground. The crew from Truck 10 stabilized the vehicle, set up the airbag system to lift the car, and extricated the patient all before Rescue 1 arrived on scene. Crews accomplished all of this in approximately 6 minutes from the time of arrival. If it were not for the quick efforts of the truck company this person may have not made it. Great job guys for demonstrating the need for training and the expertise from the crews on Lafayette Ave.
02/21/12 A Little First Due Mardi Gras Party
At 0715 hrs the gong rang and speakers opened up alerting units to respond to box area 8-3 for the dwelling fire. As the 8x10 dumped the house and made the right out of station a large column of smoke could be seen in the near distance. Truck 10 arrived on the scene at 1205 Harlem Ave. with a 3 story dwelling with fire showing first floor. Engine 8 grabbed a plug and stretched on the dwelling. Units encountered fire on all three floors of this large EOG dwelling. Engine 8, Truck 10, Battalion 3, and Medic 15 all responded on this fire.
02/18/12 Mid day Worker
In the mid afternoon hours of a beautiful day in Baltimore, calls started ringing in to 911 advising of a building fire in the area of the 1900 block of Lemmon St. Units operated on this fire that extended to exposures and definitely made crews work for their money. In the process of getting this fire under control some members from the truck got injured. We wish them a speedy recovery to come back to work as all of our members are a vital asset to our team. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 responded on this fire.
02/17/12 The 8x10 responds down Lafayette.
At 0236hrs the gong rang alerting Engine 8, Truck 10, Battalion 3 and Medic 15 responded to the 2800 blk of W. Lafayette Ave. for a dwelling fire. Engine 20 arrived on scene and advised they were investigating. Crews from the 8x10 responded from the other direction and gave the correct location of 2801 W. Lafayette. Truck 10 arrived with a 2 story store front with smoke showing. Thick brown smoke was pumping out from everywhere it could find a way out. Crews made entry through a side door and initiated a interior attack find fire on all floors. With the extensive amount of work the working fire was transmitted. Units remained out for about 4 hours.
02/16/12 8th fire in 7 days comes on Baltimore St.
In the very early morning hours units responded to reports of a fire in the 2100 blk of W. Baltimore St. Engine 14 arrived on location and reported a 2 story brick dwelling with fire showing first floor. As companies were getting a knock on the first floor the second floor ignited. Engine 8 grabbed a plug and reported to the rear to assist companies. Truck 10 arrived in the front of the dwelling and raised its aerial to the roof. As Truck 10's driver ascended the ladder to cut a hole in the roof the rest of the company forced entry to the front and rear of the dwelling, conducted a search of the basement, first, and second floors, secured utilities and overhauled searching for fire extension. Great hard work put in by the crews from Lafayette Avenue. Engine 8, Truck 10, Medic 15 and Battalion 3 with command all responded on this working fire.
02/15/12 High Rise fire Downtown
Shortly before 1900 hrs Engine 6 requested the rest of the box for a fire in a senior citizen high rise downtown. Companies responded to 524 N. Charles Street and operated on this second alarm fire with a fire on the 16th floor. One elderly person was removed from the fire apartment and transported to Bayview burn center with life threatening injuries. No word on their status. Numerous victims were attended to by companies with mostly minor smoke inhalation. Companies were out for a couple hours. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 all responded on this box assignment.
02/14/12 Valentines day fire.
With Engine 13 assigned to the EMS academy for EMT refresher, Engine 8 was dispatched as the first due engine. Companies arrived on scene with smoke showing on the bravo side from the basement. Companies operated on a small basement fire. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 all responded on this dwelling fire.
02/13/12 Fire on the Blvd.
Crews from Lafayette Ave. responded to the rear of 1272 Washington Blvd. for a dwelling fire. First arriving crews from pigtown reported a fire in the rear of the dwelling. Engine 8 assigned 4th and T10 reported to the rear. Companies made a quick knock on this fire in a previously burnt out dwelling.
02/12/12 Small fire in the 14 box
At 0236 hrs units responded to assist companies at 1527 W. Baltimore St. with a small fire in the dwelling companies returned to service in about an hour.
02/11/12 First Due Fire
Right around relief time, the house on Lafayette Ave. was alerted to respond to the 700 blk of Dolphin St. for reports of a dwelling fire. Truck 10 arrived on location of a 3 story brick dwelling with smoke showing second floor. Units made quick work of this fire and returned to service in time so other members could be relieved.
02/10/12 A few hours later another one.
At 0922 hrs right in the middle of rush hour downtown, units from the surrounding area were alerted to respond to the area of 22nd St. and St. Paul street for the reports of a dwelling fire. On this cobalt blue sky morning crews arrived on scene with fire showing from the 3rd floor. Crews found fire on the 3rd floor with minor extension to the attic area of these dwellings. Engine 8 responded on this fire.
02/10/12 Early morning fire for the 8x10
At 0331 hrs box alarm 14-6 was pulled for the dwelling fire at 337 S. Payson St. Units arrived on scene to find a 3 story dwelling with fire showing 2nd floor. Units From the 8x10 operated for just over an hour on this fire.
02/05/12 Afternoon fire in the 55 box
Right around 1700 hrs units from the surrounding areas responded to the 700 blk of W. Hamburg for a dwelling fire. Crews arrived on scene and reported a 3 story brick dwelling with smoke showing 3rd floor. Engine 8, Truck 10 responded on this working fire with Battalion 3 taking command.
02/03/12 1316 Mosher St. 8xclosed catches a fire.
With rotating closures striking the house on West Lafayette AGAIN, Box alarm 8-2 was sounded for the reports of a dwelling fire at 1316 Mosher St. Engine 8 arrived on scene alone with Battalion 3 but WITHOUT Truck 10. Crews had a 2 story MOG with smoke showing. With no truck company there right away like they should be crews had to wait to gain entry. Great job by all units who did the best they could with who they had to work with.
02/02/12 Two fires to start the trick for A shift
Just after the official shift started for members on A shift the box was requested to respond to the 1700 blk of Ashburton St. for a dwelling fire. Units arrived onscene with a 2 story EOG smoke showing from the second floor. Crew from Engine 8 stretched a line to the second floor and extinguished the small fire. Truck 10 was the 2nd truck on this box with Battalion 3 in command.
1111 hrs is usually a lucky time. On this day it was not Engine 8's lucky day as first due box 8-8 was struck out Engine 8 was out of position getting fuel due to a new order out. Truck 10 arrived on location in the project section of our first due with a multistory brick building with smoke showing from a first floor apartment. Companies made quick work of this first due fire with all searches turning up negative.
01/30/12 Crews on B shift run a 2nd alarm and a working fire
At 1940hrs Units from the 5th battalion and Battalion Chief 3 were alerted to respond to the dwelling fire in the area of Avondale Ave. and Maple Ave. Units arrived on scene with fire showing 1st and 2nd floors. Soon after a 2nd Alarm was transmitted due to the severe fire conditions and the extension to adjacent dwellings. Units operated for a couple hours.
Right before the clock struck 2300 hrs units again were summoned to NW, this time they were responding to the Park Heights section. Companies arrived on scene with smoke showing and reports of a basement fire at 2600 Violet Ave. Engine 8, Truck 10, and Battalion 3 all operated on this working fire. Battalion 3 reported fire showing from the rear basement door and first floor. With units on the interior having difficulty making progress on the fire from the interior, companies made entry from the rear. Truck 10 was able to make 4 rescues of a different kind. 3 dogs were removed to the rear of an exposure dwelling and 1 dog to the front. Great job by all units operating on the 2nd fire of the night.
01/29/12- 7 fires in 24 hours for the crews on Lafayette ave.
Shortly after 1800 hrs on the 28th, Battalion 3 responded as the first chief on the working fire in Engine company 30's area. As units were responding to that incident and arriving on scene the gong rang again in the 8x10 followed by box tones. This time FCB advised units including Engine 8 and Truck 10 to respond to the 400 Blk of S. Smallwood St. Units arrived on the scene with smoke showing and requested the working fire with fire on the 2nd floor.
At 2059 Hrs Box 36-6 was sounded for reports of a dwelling fire at 2025 W. Lexington St. Units operated on this dwelling fire which had started as an auto fire and extended into the dwelling. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 operated on this fire.
Just after midnight box 20-17 was struck out for the dwelling fire. Companies arrived on scene of 3025 Grayson St. with smoke showing. As units were making a push on the fire on the first floor the fire broke out of the windows on the 2nd floor and was described as a blow torch. With this came the request for a 2nd alarm due to the extreme fire load inside of the dwelling. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 all responded on this fire.
As units from B shift were in the middle of housework they were requested to responded to the 2700 blk of W. North Ave. Units arrived on scene and reported smoke showing. Engine 8 took the rear of the dwelling stretched a line and assisted units. Truck 10 and Battalion 3 also responded on this box.
At 1125 hrs Box alarm 8-7 was sounded for the dwelling fire. Units arrived on scene and operated on this dwelling with fire on the first floor. Truck 10 missed this fire due to the fact they were still on the scene of W. North Ave.
To finish out this streak of fires in the Westside of Baltimore Battalion Chief 3 responded to Engine 53's area and had command of a row home fire in the early afternoon hours of the 29th. This has been a busy time for the 8x10 with units keeping everyone safe.
01/27/12 Building fire downtown
At 1812 hrs Engine 8 and Truck 10 responded downtown to the 500 blk of N. Charles St. for a building fire. Companies operated on this fire in a 2 story restaurant.
01/24/12 Another change of shifts fire this one first due.
Right around 6 am again units were alert to a dwelling fire this time at 1652 Bolton St. in Engine 13's first due. Companies arrived on scene with nothing showing and after a callback there was no answer. Units went in service on an apparent False call. A couple seconds after going in service Engine 8, Engine 52 and Truck 10 were dispatched to investigate a report of smoke in the area of the 1700 blk of Fulton ave. in our own first due. Units arrived on scene of 1652 N. Fulton Ave. a 2 story MOG with smoke showing 2nd floor. Units encountered fire on the second floor and were able to get a quick knock on it. It seems as though there was a little miscommunication between caller and call taker. Luckily no one was injured in this incident.
01/23/11- Crews From Lafayette Ave. run 2 early morning working fires
Shortly before 03:00 am units were alerted to 101 S. Morley St. for reports of a dwelling fire. Truck 8 arrived on location of a 2 story EOG dwelling with fire showing basement, first and second floors. A working fire was summoned. Engine 8 stretched a line up the aerial ladder of Truck 8 to the roof of the Bravo exposure where they were able to get a good knock on a large volume of fire. Units operated for a couple hours before getting released from the fire ground.
Right around 06:00 am Battalion 3 was returning from Morley street and came across a dwelling fire in the 300 blk of S. Fulton Ave. As the Chief was requesting the box assignment a Civilian jumped from the second floor from of the dwelling landing on the sidewalk. Battalion 3 advised the woman was reporting a possible 2 people still on the second floor. Upon arriving on scene Engine 8 initially assigned to RIT disregarded and split crews with half going to the rear and the other half performing an aggressive interior search with the members of Truck 10 (first due truck) and Truck 23. As members from Engine 8 arrived in the rear the 2 other victims were found laying in the back yard. A 2 year old and a 21 year old were attended too and transferred to the care of paramedics. Chief Ruff IV (BC3 B shift) in the process of removing the victim in the from out of harms way across the street injured himself and we wish him a speedy recovery. Battalion Chief Hoffman (BC3 D shift) was on his way to work also coming across the fire and assisted in the operation. Great job by all units for knocking the fire and preventing it from extending to other dwellings. Also for treating and aiding the occupants of the dwelling saving their lives. Below is audio of the fire and also a link to 2 videos taken by an off duty member and a by stander.
01/14/12- The 8 x CLOSED responds to NW for the apartment fire.
Just shortly before 1300 hrs Engine 8 and Battalion 3 responded up Garrison Blvd. to assist units on scene with a vacant apartment building fire. Units encountered a large volume of fire on the top floor bringing exterior operations only. Truck 10 would have responded on this box but they were closed for budget reasons.
Right around 1830hrs units from Lafayette Avenue responded to 317 S. Gilmor St. for a dwelling fire. Units operated on a 3 story MOG with fire on the 3rd floor. This was A shift's 3rd fire of the trick, looks like they are on a hot streak. Units operated for a short period of time returning to service with plenty of time for another one.
Just before Noon the box was dispatched to 140 Edgewood St. for the dwelling fire. Companies operated on this dwelling fire with fire in the basement. Engine company 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 responded. 1 civilian was transported to the hospital with minor burns.
1/7/12 Fires For December
So This update is a little late but trying to get back on track. All of the following fires are for the month of December and up to date. 12/02 1738 hrs Box 13-15 2565 Pennsylvania Ave. Truck 10 and BC3 **ENGINE CLOSED** 12/02 2041 hrs Box 13-10 1509 Eutaw Pl. Truck 10 and BC3 **ENGINE CLOSED** 12/06 1000 hrs Box 13-04 1426 Druidhill Ave. Truck 10, Engine 8 and BC3 12/08 1812 hrs Box 08-01 935 Bennett Pl. Truck 10, Engine 8 and BC3 12/09 1419 hrs Box 14-07 2120 Fairmount Ave. Truck 10, Engine 8 and BC3 12/14 1414 hrs Box 20-03 2417 Baker St. Truck 10, Engine 8 and BC3 12/21 1801 hrs Box 14-10 1608 W. Lexington St. Truck 10, Engine 8 and BC3 12/21 1801 hrs Box 36-03 241 N. Monroe St. Truck 10, Engine 8 and BC3 12/22 0336 hrs Box 06-29 11 Mount Royal Ave. Engine 8 only 12/22 0422 hrs Box 33-22 2105 N. Charles St. Truck 10 and BC3. *Engine 8* was still operating on Mount Royal Ave. 12/23 0044 hrs Box 20-17 3100 Grayson St. Truck 10 **ENGINE CLOSED** 12/27 0231 hrs Box 33-16 30 E. 25th St. Engine 8 and BC3 **2nd alarm** 12/28 0338 hrs Box 13-06 427 Robert St. Truck 10, Engine 8 and BC3 12/28 0752 hrs Box 23-23 888 W. Lombard St. Truck 10, Engine 8 and BC3 01/07 1948 hrs Box 13-14 2525 Eutaw Pl. Engine8 and BC3 *Highrise* **Truck 10 waiting on a medic**
12/28/11 House is Dumped for the Vacant 13 Box
At 0330 hours, the house gong rang alerting the member's of the 8x10 for the dwelling fire at 425 Robert St. Engine 13 and Truck 16 arrived on scene with smoke showing from the front. Engine 8 picked up Engine 13's plug and stretched the 5 side through the front door to assist Engine13. Truck 10 took the 2nd due truck and went to the rear where they found fire blowing out the rear bedroom. Crews made quick work while Battalion 3 had command.
01/01/12 Happy New Year
First of all, everyone here at the 8x10 would like to wish everyone a safe and happy new year. Over the past month crews on Lafayette Avenue have been extremely busy along with the webmaster. We will be posting a list of all the fires over the month of December along with a few pictures here and there. STAY TUNED!
11/28/11 Truck and Chief take fire with reports of people trapped
At 0857hrs crews from the west side were alerted to respond to 1440 Argyle Ave. for reports of a dwelling fire and people trapped. Units arrived on scene with fire showing first floor. An aggressive interior attack and search took place with the search coming up negative. Command reported that all occupants had been removed prior to fire department arrival. Units in the rear had trouble gaining entry due to the amount of debris on the first floor. With such a big fire load units remained on scene for an extended period of time for overhaul. At the time of the fire engine company 8 was transferred to the station of engine 35 while they were OOS. Engine 8 would have been the 2nd engine dispatched on this working fire only a block from our first due. Truck 16 was also OOS making Truck 10 the first truck.
11/24/11 Medic 15 rolls up on a dwelling fire
Right in the midst of crews on Lafayette Ave. cooking an enormous Thanksgiving meal, Medic 15 was returning from a run and came upon smoke coming from a dwelling in the 300blk of Fulton Ave. They requested the rest of the box assignment respond bring the other units from the 8x10. Units arrived and assisted Battalion 3 with a 2 story MOG dwelling with a small fire on the first floor.
11/23/11 3rd fire of the day a 20 box
Shortly before the clock struck midnight, FCB struck out the box for the 2900 blk of Walbrook Ave. First arriving companies reported 3 story MOG with light smoke showing third floor. As units arrived in the rear of the dwelling the updated with fire showing from the second floor rear. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 assisted units with the dwelling fire into the early morning hours of thanksgiving.
11/23/11 2nd Alarm of fire in a 40 box
What seems to be a weekly occurrence now, all 3 suppression units from Lafayette Ave. responded to 2905 Allendale Rd. in the northwest section of the city. Units arrived onscene with a 3 story framed dwelling with smoke showing from all floors. With such a large volume of smoke and fire in such a big dwelling, a second alarm was transmitted. Units operated for about 1.5 hours on this dwelling fire.
11/23/11 First due fire with Engine CLOSED.
Early in the morning at 0119 hrs Box 8-5 was sounded for reports of a dwelling fire in the 1900 blk of Lanvale St. Truck 10 and Battalion 3 took the response with a lonely Engine 8 sitting in station closed for manpower. Truck 10 arrived on scene with smoke showing. Units encountered a basement fire with very difficult access. Great job by units on an extremely aggressive interior attack.
11/21/11 Early morning fire in 14 box with Rescue
At about 0620 hrs Engine 30 was dispatched to the 2600 blk of Lehman St. for reports of smoke in the area. On a very foggy morning it was tough to distinguish smoke from clouds. Engine 30 arrived and requested the rest of the box respond for a dwelling fire with smoke showing. Units arrived quickly on scene and started making an interior attack. An occupant was found in the home on the 2nd floor of the dwelling in respiratory arrest. The occupant was removed and treatment was started out on the sidewalk due to the medic not being on scene yet. Care was transferred to the crew of Medic 21 who was able to perform ALS skills and stabilize the patient who appeared to have severe smoke inhalation. Crews made quick work of this fire on the first floor involving a middle room and a rear summer kitchen. Engine 8, Truck 10, and Battalion 3 all responded on this box.
11/17/11 NW Summons units from the 8x10 for second day in a row.
At 1843 hrs Fire Communications dispatched the units from the 5th battalion and the 8x10 to respond to 3923 Boarman Ave on box 40-4. The dispatcher advised responding units that they were also receiving reports of 3921 Boarman Ave. Truck 18 reported smoke showing from a 2 story MOG. Engine 8 grabbed a plug and went to the rear with Truck 10 who was dispatched as the 2nd due truck. Engine8, Truck 10, and Battalion Chief 3 assisted units with this dwelling fire with fire on the 2nd floor rear.
11/16/11 The 8x10 goes to NW again
Right before the clock struck 0800 hrs box 40-16 was struck out for reports of a dwelling fire in the 3000 blk of Wolcott Ave. FCB was receiving multiple calls also reporting an address of 3023. Battalion 5 arrived on scene of a 2 story MOG with smoke showing. Shortly there after upgrading it to a working fire with fire showing first floor. This fire occurred in an area that has been plagued with numerous fire bombings lately. Engine 8, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 made the trip to assist units on this fire.
11/13/11 With engine closed Truck and Chief take working fire
With Engine 8 being closed this date, Truck 10 and Battalion 3 took the response to the 3600 blk of Liberty Heights Ave. to assist Squad 40 on scene with a 2 story MOG dwelling fire with fire on the second floor. Units had fire showing from the second floor rear with minor extension to exposure dwellings.
11/13/11 Multiple fires in the past few days
11/11 - At around 1745 hrs Box 13-5 was requested for reports of a
dwelling fire at 1604 Druid Hill Ave. Truck 10 and Battalion 3
responded on this basement fire. Engine 8 was on another response and
denied permission to respond when they tried to pick the run up. While
this fire was going on there was 2 other fires going on in which members
from the 8x10 detailed to other units were on. A 23 box and a 46 box.
11/12 - Just as units were getting deep into their housework at the
house on Lafayette ave box 52-5 was struck out for reports of a dwelling
fire in the 2800 blk of Parkwood Ave. Engine 8, Truck 10, and
Battalion 3 took the response. First arriving units encountered fire
showing from the first floor. Companies were out for about 1.5 hours
assisting on this dwelling fire.
11/12 - The afternoon of November 12th started off like many others with
companies in the middle of shift change. At 1539 hrs Box 14-6 sounded
reporting a dwelling fire at 404 S. Fulton Ave. with reports of 2
occupants trapped on the 3rd floor. Engine 14 and Medic 15 arrived on
scene within a mere minute of the dispatch. Engine 14 reported a 3
story MOG with smoke showing. Inside crews encountered extreme heat and
a large volume of fire on the second floor preventing crews from
getting to the upper floor. Despite the valiant efforts of all crews on
the scene of this working fire 2 civilian lives were lost. In the
process of trying to make a fire attack and rescues, multiple
firefighters were injured including one of our own from Truck 10 we wish
all of them a speedy recovery.
While units from the 8x10 were out on this fire they missed 2 other fires that they would have responded on. There was another 14 box only a few blocks away, and units also missed a first in 8 box in the 1100 blk of Franklin St.
11/5/11 Members Honored at Medals Day
On what couldn't have been more of a picture perfect day as far as weather goes, members from truck company 10 amongst others were honored at the medals day ceremony. Almost a year ago to the day, companies from the 3rd battalion responded to Pratt and Gilmor streets for a dwelling fire upon making entry to the vacant dwelling a civilian was located on the 2nd floor and taken out by members from Truck 10 and a member from Engine 14. Off duty member FFPM James Duncan who was passing by as the fire was going out assisted the medic unit all the way to the hospital. For their actions that day members Lt. Chris Quick, FFPM Brad Bonovich, FFPM James Duncan, EVD Ben Donovan and EVD Michael Hiebler all received awards. Truck 10 was also issued its 40th unit citation. Lt. Quick and FFPM Bonovich also received separate special awards this day. Truck 10 was honored by displaying the American Flag in front of the War Memorial building. More pictures from the days events can be found here. http://www.recon2photo.com/BaltimoreCityFire/Events/2011-BCFD-Medals-Day/19941785_P9skbb#1569931533_WssL3wj
11/5/11 Engine and Chief take fire downtown
Shortly after medals day was letting out the box assignment was requested to respond to the intersections of Biddle St. and Calvert St. for the reports of a building fire. First arriving units reported smoke showing with a corrected location of the corner of Calvert and Chase streets. Engine 8 took the rear of the building and assisted units on this multi-story apartment building with fire up in the roof area. Check out a few pictures here http://www.recon2photo.com/BaltimoreCityFire/11511-Chase-St-and-Calvert-St/19942874_xdQ9PN#1570031877_C64tRxf
11/4/11- First due fire for B shift.
At 0253 hrs amongst running a bunch of other calls Box 8-5 was struck out for reports of a dwelling fire with kids trapped. Upon arriving on scene units encountered dense smoke as they entered the dwelling at 1921 W. Lanvale St. After a very aggressive interior attack combined with a quick search by the members of Truck 10 the fire was knocked and the searches were negative. We are glad that no one was hurt during this incident provided it was in the middle of the night and when people should be in bed.
10/31/11 Early morning Halloween fire
At 0431 hrs units from North Baltimore were alerted to respond to the Mount Washington business district for reports of a building fire. While en route units could see flames licking above the trees and a large column of smoke in the early morning daylight. First arriving companies found a 2 story historic restaurant with fire showing through the roof. Shortly there after the working fire and 2nd alarm were sounded bringing additional units including Engine 8 and Battalion 3. Engine 8 remained on scene through the day going in service at about 1430 hrs. The building is being written off as a loss and we wish the best for the owners of this historic Mt. Washington Tavern. More Pictures can be found here. http://www.recon2photo.com/BaltimoreCityFire/103111-Mt-Washington-Tavern/19872536_4J9XX9#1563425287_HzZL7KB photo courtesy of KLW Box 414
10/28/11 Dryer fire turned basement fire
Shortly before 0900 hours a tactical box was struck out for 4201 Colborne Rd. Shortly after the arrival of the first engine the box was filled and the working fire was sounded. Units operated onscene of this basement fire with minor extension to the first floor of the dwelling. Truck 10 and Battalion 3 responded on this incident.
10/24/11 6 more fires to report on since the last update
10/17 Shortly before 11am Engine 8 and Truck 10 were alerted to the 800 blk of Cathedral St. in the Mount Vernon area for a dwelling fire. Engine 8 was dispatched as the first due engine to box 6-26, but was shortly replaced by 2 engines that were in the area. Engine 20 arrived first and reported smoke showing 3rd floor. Shortly there after Communications advised of reports of someone trapped in the fire apartment. Units made an aggresive interior attack and located the victim in the 3rd floor apartment. The victim was removed via the interior stairwell and was breathing upon bringing him outside. Medic 15 was clearing a hospital nearby and picked up the call transporting the victim to the local burn center. Great job by all units on this incident and for a successful rescue.
10/19 B-shift starts the night off with a 2 alarm fire in northwest. At 1659 hrs Engine 8 and Battalion 13 (running out of the 8x10 for the night) responded to the 3000 blk of Garrison Blvd for the reports of an apartment building fire. Units arrived on scene to find garden style apartments with smoke showing and quickly upgraded to a working fire bringing Truck 10. With conditions deteriorating and tough access getting to the fire a second alarm was sounded. Units were out for about 2 hrs.
Later on in the evening as Engine 20 was over drying some clothes from the previous fire. As they were lounging around Box 36-3 was dispatched to Appleton St. and Edmonson Ave. With Engine 36 being closed and 20 being transferred to their station Engine 20, Engine 8, Truck 10, Battalion 3, and Battalion 13 arrived on scene at the same time. Units found a 3 story MOG with smoke showing. Units in the rear gave updated information of fire showing. A quick knock was put on the fire keeping it to a single alarm.
10/21 Units from the 8x10 were summoned to Northwest Baltimore box 40-1 to 3918 Annellan Ave to assist units with a working basement fire.
10/23 *****ENGINE 8 CLOSED****At 1947 hrs units from the 3rd Battalion responded to 1816 W Baltimore St. for a Dwelling fire. Engine 14 arrived to find a 3 story EOG with smoke showing 3rd floor. Come to find out it was a juvenile playing with a lighter. While waiting for police arson Truck 10 missed a fire in the 1700 blk of Poplar Grove St. Luckily Battalion 3 and Medic 15 could represent the 8x10 even though Truck 10 was busy and Engine 8 was closed for budget reasons.
10/17/11 Slow start to October but 5 fires in past 4 days for the crews from the 8x10
10/13 Coming up to the midnight hour the gong sounded alerting companies to respond to box area 14-6. Companies operated at 1816 Mchenry St. for about an hour units had a fire on the top floor.
10/14 With the engine being closed for budget reasons, Truck 10 was left to fend for their own this day. At 1932 hrs First due box 8-1 was pulled for reports for a dwelling fire. Truck 10 arrived onscene and located a fire in the first floor rear kitchen. Units on scene made quick work of the fire. As units remaining were finishing up overhaul and cleaning up the box tones sounded on the dispatch channel advising of reports of a vacant dwelling fire in the 100 blk of N Carlton St. First arriving company advised of a 3 story dwelling with fire showing 2nd floor. Reports from the rear came with fire showing from the 3rd floor as well. Truck 10 took the response from 1200 Myrtle avenue and remained on scene of 122 N. Carlton St. for about 1.5 hours.
10/14 With Engine Company 8 being closed members were detailed to various houses around the 3rd battalion and the city. In addition to these members responding on the previous 2 fires, at 2044 hrs box 58-16 dropped for reports of a dwelling fire at 2635 Hollins Ferry Rd. Members from engine 8 found fire from front to back on the second floor of a framed dwelling. Great job by all companies on the fire ground for dealing with this very intense fire.
10/17 As the morning was dragging and the clock was just about to hit 1100 hrs, Engine 8, Truck 10 and Medic 15 responded out the door to the downtown district. Units were en route to the 800 Cathedral St. for reports of a fire in an apartment building. Engine 20 who was on the street jumped the box and arrived on location reporting a 4 story apartment building with smoke showing 3rd floor. Just as they were arriving communications gave updated information of possibly someone trapped. Upon gaining entry to apartment and conducting a search companies on the interior located an occupant. Units worked together to remove the unconscious patient from the building out to the street. Care was transferred from the firefighters to the crew of Medic 15 who transported the patient to the hospital.
Baltimore City Fire Department Engine Co. 8, Truck Co. 10, Medic 15 and Battalion 3 1503 West Lafayette Avenue Baltimore MD, 21217 (410) 396-0208