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2 And 2 for Small Fire in a Commercial

Tuesday, January 6, 2015 Approximat Early into the night tour Bronx Communications sounded Box 4841 for 4048 White Plains Road for fire in the basement of a commercial. On arrival light smoke was showing from the cellar of a deli and companies quickly went to work finding the fires location. The fire was quickly located and the incident was brought under control. Battalion 15 had the command.



Fast Work Saves Christmas for North Bronx Family

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 0845 Hours Shortly before the change of tours both companies and the battalion were sent to 4092 Seton Avenue off of Edenwald Avenue for a report of fire on the first floor of a private dwelling. With smoke showing from a 2 1/2 Brick home on arrival Engine 63 and Ladder 39 snapped into action stretching a line and finding the seat of the fire. After a primary search fire was located in the kitchen of the basement. Due to the quick actions of both companies the fire was knocked down before having a chance to involve more of the basement area and ruin a families Christmas. The fire was quickly brought under control and scaled back to 2 and 2. Battalion 15 had command and companies returned to service with a half an hour.



Another Private Dwelling on the Bronx Border

Monday, December 22, 2014 0215 Hours Fifteen minutes past 2 AM, Bronx Dispatchers alerted both companies to Box 3890; 1007 East 241 Street for the private dwelling. Due to an abundance of calls Bronx Communications quickly filled the balance of the assignment adding the 4th due engine, rescue and squad. Engine 63 arrived to find heavy fire throughout a 2 1/2 story peaked roof wood frame private dwelling and gave the signal "10-75". 3 lines were quickly stretched, 2 inside the fire building and a 3rd to the 4 side to protect exposure 4. One 10-45 was located on the front lawn on arrival and was transported to an area hospital by FDNY EMS. The fire was brought to a Probably Will Hold in just 38 minutes and Under Control in under an hour. Two additional engines and trucks were added above the All Hands for relief and to open up. Division 7 had command of the fire.




Saturday, December 20, 2014  Today we mourn the loss of NYPD Police Detective Wenjian Liu & Police Officer Rafael Ramos. Both were savagely shot & killed today while working a special detail in Brooklyn to support community affairs. The Officers and Members of Engine 63 Ladder 39 And Battalion 15 offer our most sincere, deepest and heartfelt sympathies for both of these brave men. Our prayers go out to their families as well as the brothers and sisters of the New York City Police Department.



Both Companies First Due for the Private Dwelling

Friday, December 12, 2014 0350 Hours Minutes before 4 AM the Top of Da Bronx was alerted to Box 3891, a phone alarm reporting a house fire at 904 Cranford Avenue. Upon arrival, Engine 63 transmitted the 10-75 and began securing a water source and stretching the initial line. Battalion 15 quickly transmitted to the Bronx that they had fire in the attic of a 2 1/2 story 20x50 wood frame private dwelling. Ladder 39's inside team entered the building to find a good fire condition throughout the attic. As Ladder's 39 and 51 began pulling down the top floor ceiling two hand lines were put into operation working to knock down and extinguish the fire. At 0434 hours Division 7 notified the Bronx that all searches were negative and the fire was placed under control. All companies were placed back into service shortly after.



All Hands Used on Box 3886

Monday, December 1, 2014 0100 Hours Just after 1 AM, Bronx Communications sounded Box 3886 for smoke in the building at 4769 White Plains Road cross of East 242 Street. Prior to arrival, Bronx Dispatchers were receiving a few quality calls for fire in apartment 5H and filled out the box. Ladder 39 quickly made their way up to the apartment to find fire n the walls and ceilings between the 5th and 6th floors. Battalion 15 gave the 10-75 while Engine 63 began stretching the initial hand line with the help of Engine 38 while Engine's 62 and 66 stretched a 2nd line to the floor above. Trucks worked quickly to expose the fire which was contained to the area burning on arrival. The fire was brought under control in under an hour with the use of the initial hand line and some good truck work. One 10-45 was removed to an area hospital by FDNY EMS and Division 7 had the command.



10-75 for the 3-Brick

Sunday, November 30, 2014  Around 1720 hours, the Engine, Truck and 15 Battalion were summoned to Box 3634; 928 East 214 Street for a dwelling fire. Shortly after Battalion 15 arrived and gave the 10-75 for fire in a 3-story Brick 20x40 Flat roof private dwelling. Engine 63 arrived 3rd due and stretched the second line while Ladder 39 was assigned as the FAST Truck. Two lines were used to bring the first and second floor fire under control in just 30 minutes. Division 7 had the command.



2nd Alarm on Box 3682

Thursday, November 6, 2014 Approx. 00 Shortly after 0030 hours, both Engine 63 and Ladder 39 with the 15th Battalion received a phone alarm for Box 3682 for a fire at 821 East 224th Street. Within minutes Battalion 15 was transmitting the 10-75 for heavy fire in the basement of a 2-story peaked roof private dwelling. With fire quickly extending into the first and second floors an additional engine and 2 additional trucks were added to the assignment. 2 lines were quickly stretched into the fire building to make a knock on the main body of fire. Command requested the balance of the second alarm be filled out for relief purposes. 2 civilians who self-evacuated were transported to area hospitals by FDNY EMS and the fire was brought under control around 0200 hours. Division 7 had command of the fire.



4 Fires on the Night Tour in the Occupied Nort Bronx

Sunday, November 2, 2014  A few hours into the night tour, Bronx Communications sounded box 3492 reporting the address 3031 Barnes Avenue for smoke in the building. As companies responded the Bronx C.O. notified Battalion 15 that they were receiving a couple more phone calls for smoke and fire in the basement. On arrival, Ladder 32 promptly transmitted the 10-75 for fire in the basement of a 3-story 25x60 non-fireproof multiple dwelling. Fire was quickly knocked down in the basement by Engine 62 however, trucks on the upper floors were reporting extension into the first and second floors. Battalion 15 quickly transmitted a second alarm to combat worsening conditions. Under the direction of the Battalion 15 commander, Engine 63 was ordered to start a third line into the building. Fire extending towards the cockloft and roof was quickly knocked down and fully extinguished by responding units before escalating into a major fire. The fire stayed at a second alarm and Division 7 had the command. Just a couple hours later Bronx dispatchers were again sending out a phone alarm into Box 3627, the address 3548 Holland Avenue at East 212th street for smoke coming from the 2nd floor ceiling. On arrival Ladder 32 again transmitted the 10-75 with smoke pushing the top floor and cornice of a 2-story flat roof 25x40 private dwelling. Engine 63 quickly stretched a second line to back up Engine 62 on the top floor. Fire was located in the ceiling of a couple rear bedrooms with minimal extension into the cockloft. Quick work by Ladders 32,51, and 39 to open up for the engines helped keep damage to a minimum and the fire was knocked down mainly using the initial hand line. Battalion 15 used All-Hands on arrival and Division 7 brought the fire under control within 30 minutes. Again around 0445 Hours, both companies received the ticket for Box 3647 reporting the area of Boston Road and Fenton Avenue for smoke from a building. On arrival companies had nothing showing but the definitive odor of a building fire. After searching a few different blocks, Engine 38 arrived in front of 3356 Seymour Avenue, a 1-story 75x60 non-fireproof rectory/church hall with smoke pushing. Battalion 15 transmitted the 10-75 and companies quickly went to work gaining entry to the building. As entry was made by Ladder 51, heavy smoke began billowing out on the 1-side of the building. Two lines were rapidly stretched into the building where fire was found in an electrical AV room and storage area on the 1 and 2 sides of the building. Thanks to the quick work of initial companies this fire was brought under control within 45 minutes. The fire went to a second alarm and Division 7 had the command. Just before the change of tours, the Top of the Bronx received their fourth ticket of the night reporting a fire at Seton and Cranford Avenue's. On arrival, Battalion 15 reported just one block from our response area Mt. Vernon Fire Department was heavily engaged at a structure fire involving Artuso's Pastry Shop. Due to a lack of adequate water supply, Battalion 15 transmitted Box 3882 and Engine's 63 and 66 were used to secure water sources on the Bronx side and supply Tower Ladder 51 on the 1,2 corner of the building. The fire building, fully involved on arrival was a 1-story 150x100 Brick commercial. Companies operated 2 exterior hand lines and TL 51's master stream to help bring the fire under control. Companies operated for approximately 3 hours before the fire was brought under control. Battalion 15 had the FDNY sector of the firefight and worked under the command of the Mt. Vernon Fire Department.



All Hands Operate for Bsmt of a Multiple Dwelling

Friday, October 24, 2014 2120 Hrs. At 2120 Hours Engine 62 gave the "verbal 10-75" for the address 3488 Webster Avenue at East Gun Hill Road for fire in the basement of a 4-story 60x30 Brick. Two lines were quickly stretched, one to the basement and the second to the first floor. Truck companies quickly opened up to find fire in the walls and ceilings of the basement extending to the first floor. Due to the fast work of the North Bronx companies, the fire was quickly knocked down. One civilian was transported to the hospital for smoke inhalation and the fire was brought under control in approximately 30 minutes. Ladder 39 stood by as the FAST truck and division 7 had the command.



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