Monday, February 1, 2010

Richmond Fire Makes Rescue

On January 27th at 0200 hours, Q-14, Q-15, E-16, Q-5, R-2, Safety 2 and BC-1 were dispatched for a house fire in the 3100 block of Barton Ave. Q-14 assumed command of the incident and reported a 2 story wood frame residential structure with heavy fire showing on the C-side of the structure. A male met members of Q-14 and reported “my babies are inside”. Q-14 officer passed command to the next incoming unit and launched an interior search for the children. Q-15 performed fire attack, Q-5 performed truck company Operations, E-16 was assigned to the RIT and R-2 assisted with the search. Members of Q-5 rescued one male victim from Division 2 on the B-side of the structure using a ground ladder. One victim jumped to safety from the second floor porch area and the children safely escaped the fire. Q-6 and Q-12 were added to the assignment to provide relief for units on scene. The fire was marked under control at 0315. The cause of this fire is still under investigation.