Archive | April, 2013

Car Fire

On April 27, 2013 during the early evening hours Newtown Hook and Ladder was dispatched to a car fire behind 3 Trades Lane. Arriving crew found a car fire in the middle of a field, secondary results from a motor vehicle accident, rollover. All victims were out of the vehicle and patient care was being attended to by EMS. Vehicle fire was extinguished using tank water. Hook and Ladder operated on the scene for approximately one hour.

MVA / Extrication on South Main St.

Shortly after noon on April 12, 2013 Newtown Hook and Ladder responded with automatic aid from Botsford Fire Department for a reported motor vehicle accident with entrapment in front of 125 South Main St. Responding personnel found upon arrival a two-vehicle accident involving a passenger car and a box delivery truck. The passenger car was heavily damaged and the driver was trapped and unconscious within. With teamwork from both departments, the vehicle was stabilized; all four doors and the roof of the vehicle were removed. The dashboard was raised and displaced by firefighters, allowing total access to the patient for removal and transfer to EMS. Extrication time was completed in 22 minutes from time of dispatch. Hook and Ladder personnel remained on scene until both vehicles were removed and scene secured approximately 2 hours later.

Burning Tree

During the early morning hours of April 10, 2013 Newtown Hook and Ladder was dispatched for reported burning tree. Arriving firefighters found a tree on fire approximately 30 feet in the air due to a lightening strike. Fire was extinguished with a single small handline and Hook and Ladder Engine 112 returned to service less than 20 minutes later.

Structure Fire on Main St.

On April 9, 2013 just after noon Newtown Hook and Ladder with automatic aid from Hawleyville and Sandy Hook Fire Departments were dispatched for a reported structure fire at 64 Main St. Arriving crews found a fully involved detached barn approximately 50 feet from a garage and 150 feet form occupied residence. First arriving engine crew positioned a remote master stream and stretched a 2 ½” handline while additional arriving engine crews secured water supply from two hydrants nearby. Truck 114 was utilized for an elevated master stream. An “all call” from dispatch alerting the two other fire company’s in town, moving up Botsford and Dodgingtown Fire Departments as well as receiving an ambulance on standby. Additional companies were released without incident. Hook and Ladder operated on the scene for approximately 2 hours.

MVA Extrication

On April 4, 2013 Newtown Hook and Ladder responded for a reported two-car motor vehicle accident on School House Rd. at the intersection with Edmond Rd. Arriving firefighters found one patient trapped requiring extrication and upgraded the call. Hook and Ladder went to work removing the driver’s side front and rear doors as well as the “B” post to gain access to the patient and removal from the vehicle. Extrication time was complete in 18 minutes from the time of dispatch and Hook and Ladder operated on the scene for less than 45 minutes.