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Had a job this morning at about 5am that'ts 9am for you on the East! Had a header showing from the units about two miles away. We had an initial dispatch of 3 engines, a truck, 2 chiefs and a medic along with myself and another inspector. We also called in Fairbanks for a RIT team and did a recall of of the dept. The main volume of fire was contained to the 3rd unit with some extension in the 2nd and we had great knockdown. The fire wall between units 3 and 4 held the fire from extending into unit 4. The low roof between 2 and 3 had some extension but unit 3 had the roof completely gone. I will try to post pictures later.

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Comment by Jeff Schwering on May 12, 2010 at 11:38am
Glad you caught some work Brad, Nothing like seeing the smoke when you leave the engine house. Nothing like a good job to make the day complete, as long as you like fires like we do!
Comment by Mike France on May 12, 2010 at 10:08am
Now come on , your not that old, sounds like it was a good one. caught my first with my new job over the last 2 days . got to watch and observe , until they needed something.
Comment by Brad Hoff on May 11, 2010 at 4:40pm
Ha Ha Jeff!! You're never to old or tired of a good ole job! Yes I worked it and with that said the dept wouldn't have any fabulous fire scene photos without moi! I did what I could to help my brothers out without being a freelancer. I changed out some packs, jacked hose, climbed the aerial, climbed a ladder, pulled ceiling. You know nothing to tiring but a good workout for an old guy!

My name is B'Rad and I love going to fires!

Stay safe
Comment by Jeff Schwering on May 11, 2010 at 2:47pm
It's about time you caught some work! Were you in staging or did you really get some wor? LOL... Sorry Bro, that was to easy, off to help a small dept with a truck grant!

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