Colorado Springs 2nd Alarm
At Approximately 20:35 on January 9th, 2019 Colorado Springs Public Safety Communications Center dispatched out Colorado Springs Fire Department to the 700 block of Yuma St. for a possible structure fire. Engine 7 arrived on scene a reported smoke showing from the roof, Engine 7 then secured supply and 1 ¾ inch attack lines, while Engine 7 Officer established Yuma Command. Truck 8 arrived on scene and was assigned primary search and ventilation. Engine 8 arrived pulling two supply lines and set up a backup line to the charlie side and . Battalion 2 arrived at 20:39 and assumed Yuma Command from Engine 7. At this time Engine 7 started to make entry from the alpha side. At 20:39 Yuma Command called the incident a working structure fire. Rescue 17, HazMat 6, Squad 8, Battalion 1, and 73(PIO/EMS Liaison) were then dispatched to the scene. At 20:42 Engine 7 was able to get water on the fire, and once Truck 1 arrived and assigned as RIT on the alpha side, and advised primary of the neighboring apartment was all clear. Truck 8 was then reassigned to open up the roof. Engine 8 then pulled a second 1 3/4 inch attack line off of Engine 7, and brought the line to the roof to attack the fire. Truck 1 requested Squad 8 pull a second 1 3/4 inch attack line to the charlie side. Once Rescue 17 arrived, Rescue 17 assumed RIT from Truck 1. Truck 1 was reassigned to roof division with Battalion 1. At 20:57, roof division found the main body of in the parting wall between the two fire apartments. HazMat 6 arrived on scene at approximately 21:00 and assumed Safety and Accountability, and Squad 8 confirmed the primary search was all clear. At 21:09 Yuma Command requested a second alarm assignment. Engine 1, Engine 2, Truck 10, Air 15, and Mobile Command 1 were dispatched to the scene as the second alarm assignment at 21:11. While all 2nd alarm units went into level 2 staging with the exception of Air 15, who set up their cascade system. Truck 10 was assigned to charlie division. Engine 1 was then assigned to alpha division and Engine 2 was assigned to rehab. The scene was handed over to investigators, while crews continued to search for hot spots. Mobile Command 1 arrived on scene, and the command post was moved from Battalion 2’s vehicle to Mobile Command 1. Command started releasing companies, while engine companies started wrapping up hose lines. Command officially called the fire under control at 23:33 . Battalion 2 terminated Yuma Command and cleared Command 4 at 23:49. Battalion 2 and Engine 7 would remain on scene, waiting for Fire Watch crews. Battalion 2 and Engine 7 went back into service at 23:57.
Initial Response: Battalion 2, Engine 7, Engine 8, Truck 1 & Truck 8
Working Structure Fire Assignment: Battalion 1, Rescue 17, HazMat 6, Squad 8, 73(PIO/EMS Liaison),X-Ray 195(Fire Investigator) & X-Ray 197(Fire Investigator)
Special Call: Battalion 4
2nd Alarm: Engine 1, Engine 2, Truck 10, Air 15 & Mobile Command 1
American Medical Response: Supervisor & Medic 78
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