NEW CASTLE COUNTY, Del. — Photos show firefighters battling a fire at a two-story multi-family dwelling.
While a firefighter from the Odessa Fire Company and another from Townsend Fire Company were advancing a hoseline through a second floor window, conditions quickly deteriorated.
The pair was forced to bail out of the second floor window, according to the Odessa Fire Company.
No injuries were reported.
Photo Odessa Fire Company
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Les WhalenMonday, January 07, 2013 3:16:51 PMGreat RIT placement of escape ladders this is why they are needed on ALL working structure responses-- GREAT JOB guys!
Chuck DusickMonday, January 07, 2013 3:33:16 PMGOOD JOB... HOPE ALL ARE UNHURT AND THAT'S WHY WE ALWAYS KEPT A FEW ROLL OF TOILET PAPER ON THE ENGINE.
Pedro Juan TorresMonday, January 07, 2013 4:21:51 PMFirefighter assistant strike team good job
Jeramie EginoireMonday, January 07, 2013 4:25:59 PMLooks like the training we just had...yikes.
James Edward BoyleMonday, January 07, 2013 5:18:37 PMGreat reason to practice FF survival.
Wayne CiacciaMonday, January 07, 2013 5:39:25 PMLadders in the right place... Good job!
Danny GregoryMonday, January 07, 2013 6:40:20 PMHead first ladder bailouts are alot of fun in training... Hope I never find myself in situation to actually need to use it on the fire ground though! Glad they made it out and they were on the ball with means of egress.
Alisha Martorella SmithMonday, January 07, 2013 7:06:58 PMWhat I want to know is why they were advancing an attack line through a window. Windows are for venting/VES. What happened to an aggressive interior attack through the front door and blowing the fire "OUT" of the window.
Joe RomaniMonday, January 07, 2013 7:16:02 PMGreat job on ladder placement and with tons of extra personnel at the base of the ladder willing to break the fall of the firefighters bailing out.
Tom KellyMonday, January 07, 2013 8:11:23 PMThis why we train as one unit.
Derek DozierMonday, January 07, 2013 8:55:14 PMGreat job getting out of there Odessa FD! Your ladder placement is spot on! Your bailout technique looks good too. My only question is unless there was an immediate rescue needed... why not make entry from the uninvolved to the involved? I may be wrong but, this appears to be center hall construction. If this is the case...your going to need PPV inside to keep the hallway tenable. Looks like it in the attic too so ceilings need to be pulled as well. That's going to be hard to do from a ladder outside the building.
Rob CellaTuesday, January 08, 2013 12:06:01 AMGreat ladder placement! Just do me a favor if I bail head first please don't try to catch me half way up the ladder!
Gene ShanerTuesday, January 08, 2013 5:57:57 AMThis photo was taken by Mike Carroll and submitted courtesy of Odessa Fire Company. I was one of the photographers on scene and the fire fighter did one heck of a job working together. Great Job!
Jeff SwordTuesday, January 08, 2013 6:12:47 AMThr pictures only tell some of the story. This is a two story apartment building with 4 apartments with block walls separating the downstairs. Very limted access to the second floor this was the best options we had to do the necessary task. Everyone onscene did exactly what they were supposed to try to save a brother firemans apartment. The building did not cooperate and we almost lost the entire building.
Jason DuncanTuesday, January 08, 2013 7:57:48 AMNot bashing, just asking, why are the lines going through the windows and not through the front door?
Andrew ClemensTuesday, January 08, 2013 8:08:36 AMPerhaps the stairs were compromised in some fashion.
Pete GravellTuesday, January 08, 2013 1:41:32 PMIf possible I'd rather take a line up that way then try to wind it up through a stairwell, learned that with a recent 3 Story Apartment building made out of an old house, what a pain in the ass. Wish we had a Truck to connect hose to at the Window on 3rd floor. and go up/down that way.
Billy GillamTuesday, January 08, 2013 2:29:10 PMI agree 100% with you. I know of a VFD, where the Chief has stated that they do not need any ladders, because they have no buildings over 1.5 stories. DUH !
George MulherinTuesday, January 08, 2013 2:51:35 PMThank god they are ok! Great work RIT team.
Mike SandersTuesday, January 08, 2013 2:53:04 PMJust a question...More than one firefighter on a ladder at a time? Right or Not right? I get the emergency situation, but the question is in non emergency situations.
Archie GilbertTuesday, January 08, 2013 3:19:53 PMFirefighters lives saved by good placement of rit ladders and training of the firefighters. Its good to see the hard work in training pay off.
Lou AngeliTuesday, January 08, 2013 4:45:42 PMStairs -- what stairs?
Lou AngeliTuesday, January 08, 2013 4:46:57 PMGene - never know when a photo will affect so many people in a positive way. You and Mike do a great job of covering lower county. Be safe!
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 11:38:30 AMOne comment,
Who is securing the far ladder with two fire fighters on it?