Colorado Springs 2nd Alarm
At 03:10 on December 27th, 2019 Colorado Springs Public Safety Communications Center dispatched Colorado Springs Fire Department for a possible structure fire in the 1000 block of Fontmore Rd. in the Pleasant Valley area. Once en route, Engine 5 reported a header showing and requested and working fire assignment. Engine 5 arrived and immediately established a water source and advised smoke and flames showing out of the roof and performed a 360. Engine 5 officer established Villa Sierra Command and assigned Engine 3 to pull a backup line to Engine 5’s attack lines and Truck 9 to vertical ventilation. Battalion 1 arrived and assumed command and assigned Truck 1 to evacuate and Engine 3 to assume interim RIT. Battalion 1 then requested a 2nd alarm assignment. Engine 9 was the next in unit and stretched a line from Engine 5 to assist the Charlie Division. Once arrived, Haz-Mat 14 assumed safety and accountability, while Squad 8 and Engine 4 were assigned secondary searches of the apartment structure. Once all occupants were evacuated, Truck 1 relieved Engine 3 of RIT. Engine 9 with the aid of Truck 9 were able to get a knock on the fire approximately 25 minutes into the incident. Crews then began to overhaul the affected areas of the structure. Engine 9 officer was then assigned to Roof Division Supervisor with combined crews of Engine 9 and Truck 9. Rescue 17 then assumed RIT on the Charlie Side from Truck 1. At 03:46 the fire was declared under control. Truck 1 with Engine 4 was then assigned to confirm utilities were shut-off. At 04:02 the secondary search was confirmed all clear while Truck 1 and Engine 4 confirmed utilities were shut-off. Shortly after all crews evacuated the roof and command requested all division supervisors the meet up at the command post. Squad 8 then exited the structure to swap bottles and was reassigned to set up a rehab. Approximately 70 minutes in companies began to shortly be released, starting with Engine 9 and Engine 4. At 07:00, the fire ground channel was released by command which was handed over to Engine 5 from Battalion 1. The fire is under fire investigation.
Initial Response: Battalion 1, Engine 3, Engine 5, Truck 1, Truck 9
American Medical Response: Medic 28
Working Fire Assignment: Battalion 3, Rescue 17, Haz-Mat 14, Squad 8, 73(PIO/EMS Liaison), X-Ray 195 (Fire Investigator) & Brush 16(After the Fire Program)
American Medical Response: Supervisor 700
2nd Alarm Assignment: Battalion 4(Canceled), Engine 4, Engine 9, Truck 4(Canceled), Air 15(Canceled) & MCOM 1(Canceled)
Colorado Springs Police Department & Colorado Springs Utilities