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A Busy Day for C-Shift on a Frigid Day 2/20/2015 (PHOTOS)
Updated On: Feb 23, 2015

C-Shift was scheduled to work on February 20, 2015 on a day were temperatures hovered in the single digits and as it would turn out it would be a busy shift.

First at 9:14 am a fire was reported at 342 Foster St. Engine Co. 8, Engine Co. 4, Rescue Co. 1, Truck Co. 4 and Car 21 were dispatched.  Truck Co.4 arrived on scene and the officer reported a smoke condition, Car 21 activated the SRN which added Engine Co. 7 and Engine Co. 10 to the scene.  First crews on scene found a working basement fire and stretched a hand line into the building to meet the flames.  The fire was brought under control, a Fire Inspector was called to the scene and by 11:40 am all companies were back in service.

The Officer in Charge was Acting Assistant Chief, Capt. E.J. Gallagher

At 11:17 am just after leaving the scene Engine Co. 7 was dispatched to a car fire at 415 Dexter Ave. The fire was extinguished and by 12:00 pm Engine Co.7 was back in service.

The Officer in Charge was Acting Lieutenant J. Keegan

At 4:45 pm a fire was reported at 436 Breck St.  Engine Co. 2, Engine Co. 4,  Rescue Co. 1 Truck Co. 2 and Car 21 were dispatched.  Engine Co. 2 is stationed only a few blocks away so the arrived quickly and the officer reported a working fire on the front porch.  Car 21 activate the SRN which added Engine Co. 7 and Engine Co. 10 to the scene.  The fire was quickly extinguished which prevented extension to the home.  A Fire Inspector was called to the scene and by 6:35 pm all companies were cleared from the scene. 

The Officer in Charge was Acting Assistant Chief Capt. E.J. Gallagher

(Photos by Bill Boock)

436 Breck St


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