House Fire in CALN twsp Chester County PA

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Jan 21, 2010
Chester County, Pennsylvania
By Fire Chief Kevin JohnsonFebruary 17, 2010 On Wednesday Feb. 17, 2010 at 1720 hours the Coatesville Fire Department along with the Modena, Veterans Administration Fire Dept and the West Bradford Fire Company were dispatched to assist Station 38 on a reported house fire in 1400 block of Walnut street.

Ladder 43 and Ambulance 41-1 along with Assistant 38 (D'Amico) all made the response at 17:22 and were advised by the Chester County 911 Center that the reporting party had a fire in the house and disconnected.

Lieutenant 43A (Carpenter) arrived on location and reported smoke showing on a single family dwelling structure. Responding Chief Officers from Station 38 requested the working fire dispatch based upon the report. Ladder 43 was the first arriving suppression piece and quickly deployed an 1 3/4" handline to the front door. Coatesville Crews worked on extinguishing the fire while the next arriving Engine which was from the Thorndale Fire Company was laying a 5 in. supply line from the nearest fire hydrant.

Coatesville and Thorndale crews then worked together to perform salvage and overhaul operations. The fire was contained to 1 room with moderate smoke damage throughout the house. Assistant 38 (D'Amico) assumed the "Walnut Street Command" while the 38 Liuetenants assumed the operations role of the call.

Coatesville and Thorndale units cleared the scene at 18:53.
Units:Engine, Rescue and Traffic 38Mutual Aid:Ladder43, Ambulance 41-1 and 41-3,Paramedic 93-9, Rescue 43, Engine 37-1, Engine 76, Rescue 47 (RIT), Ladder 49 relocated to Station 41
Career Firefighter Jim Lentz Assistant 38 operating as "Command" Past Chief Aberts operating Engine 38 "SHAQ" doing his duties and getting the job done Liuetenant Guyer and Lieutenant Carpenter discussing the operations
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