2 Alrm Motel Fire NW Colorado SPrings

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Days Inn Motel Rusina Rd. E9,T9, E12, E2, T10, T1, D1, D3. One to Hosp. Fire in one room, smoke in 8. U/C in 45 min
That's not a 2 alarm response in Colorado Springs, but it is a modified response for that type of structure. As Jim noted, it was a very small fire.
 

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District Chief 1 called for a second alarm. I was listening and it definitely was a second alarm with E2, E6, T10 and T1 along with HR, Air 14, Squad 108 and District 3 chief responding also two AMR units. On a single alarm, they normally send two engines and one truck. When they respond with four engines and three trucks and the other units, it is a second alarm!
 

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I doubt that District 1 was aware that it was a "small fire" since flames could be seen in the window of that room. He apparently decided that he would rather be safe than sorry!
 

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District Chief 1 called for a second alarm. I was listening and it definitely was a second alarm with E2, E6, T10 and T1 along with HR, Air 14, Squad 108 and District 3 chief responding also two AMR units. On a single alarm, they normally send two engines and one truck. When they respond with four engines and three trucks and the other units, it is a second alarm!
Well, if you had included all that info to begin with... :)


The initial information that was posted IS NOT a 2 alarm response, it is a "targeted" response as Speard noted. While you are correct that a "normal" alarm is two engines and one truck, that is modified for "targeted" addresses, such as ....motels, old-age homes, hospitals, etc. etc

Also, the Air unit is at 15's...maybe you heard HM14?
 
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