Crews from Engines 51 and 52 stretch a line off of Engine 52
Engine 51's captain quickly removed the Lifepak 15 heart monitor/defibrillator and ALS bag from the cab
Chief 51 and a member of Life Squad 5's crew look on as the incident unfolds
The driver from Engine 52 charges the hoseline
A member of Engine 52's crew chocks the rear wheel on the burning rig
Crews standby as the hose team knocks down the fire
Chief 51 and Engine 51's officer discussing the incident
On Friday, June 8th, Engine 51 fell victim to an engine fire, totalling the 2011 Arrow XT cab and powertrain. The rig will be sent to Pierce Manufacturing for evaluation, and the Department will decide on a course of action based on the manufacturer's recommendations.
"Engine 51 to dispatch, we have a situation, uh, heavy smoke inside our cab, we'll be out at Airport Hwy and Lake Rd, Engine 52 is right behind us, they'll be out assisting."
"Dispatch copies Smoke in the cab, Engine 51."
"Chief 51 to dispatch, go ahead and show me en route to Engine 51's location"
"That's clear Chief 51, 15:08"
"Dispatch, Life Squad 5 is on the air en route to Engine 51's location as well"
"Copy Life Squad 5, 15:09"
"Engine 51 command to dispatch, we've stretched a line from Engine 52, we have flames inside the cab...And we have water on the fire at this time"
"Copy water on the fire at 15:12"
"Chief 51 is on scene, assuming command"
"Dispatch copies Chief 51 on location"
"Life Squad 5 on location"
"That's clear Life Squad 5"
"Chief 51 to dispatch, looks like an engine compartment fire, the fire is under control, there is no extension to the rest of the truck, but the cab is heavily damaged, go ahead and start us a heavy-duty tow"
"Dispatch copies, we'll get you a tow truck"
"Command to Life Squad 5, why don't you go ahead and go back in service"
"Life Squad 5 okay. Life Squad 5 dispatch, we are in service, returning"
"Dispatch copies Life Squad 5 in service"
"Command to dispatch, the fire is out, Engine 52 will be returning to service shortly, 51's crew and myself will remain on scene cleaning up and waiting for the tow"
"Dispatch copies Command"