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Firefighters Taxed During 2nd Alarm Fire With Rescue
Thu. Dec 22nd 2011

0854 hours / 1035 North 10th Street / Box# 521/ C Platoon

WFMZ 69 News Viewer Video

Companies arrived with a 3 story MOR with Fire showing from the 2nd floor. Firefighters located & removed an unresponsive fire victim via aerial ladder from 3rd floor. 2 lines in service working the fire. Car 6 reporting bulk of the fire on the 2nd floor knocked down at 0912. Car 7 requesting 2nd alarm for additional manpower. The Fire was placed under control at 0947. The Fire Marshal's Office is investigating. The victim is in critical condition, after being flown to Lehigh Valley Hospital.

Engines - 6(9), 7, 3, 5

Ladders -3, Tower 1

Rescue 1, Medic 1, Car 7(Nefos), 10(Iaeger), 24(Lessar)

Backup Chief @ 0900 - Car 6(Stoudt)

2nd Alarm @ 0912 (the second alarm was requested, it took a substantial amount of time for the communications center to transmit it?)

Engine 1, Ladder 1, Car 2(Squibb), Car 9(Kemery)

Reserve Engine 2 was placed in service to cover the city.

Suburban Units from the county were also placed on stand-by.

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Reading Eagle Article

WFMZ 69 News Story

 

photo by Jaime Herrera
photo by Nik Knauer
Firefighters remove an unconcious fire victim, photo by Nik Knauer
Engine 9 Firefighter Dale Witman, photo by Nik Knauer
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