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Modified 22-Jan-13
Created 21-Apr-12
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Springfield, MA - Fellow fire photographers Scott LaPrade, Alan Brackett, Dave Mowry, Dave Cinq-Mars, Eric Moreau and myself traveled to Springfield, MA for the hope of shooting some incidents. We arrived in the city just after 0900hrs and returned around midnight. We started off with a working fire response to 3601 Main Street for a reported commercial structure fire. Engine 10 arrived to find the rear of a Baystate Medical Center bus on fire. Workers had the bulk of the fire knocked down prior to the first companies arrival. Engine 10 stretched a 1.75 line to wet down the involved area. Tower Ladder 1 also remained on scene to assist. We then responded to the area of 109 Johnson Street for another reported dwelling fire around 1400hrs. Engine 3 arrived first due and reported smoke showing from the chimney of an occupied 3sty wood frame dwelling. Firefighters made their way into the dwelling to investigate to basement and found heavy fire conditions. Heavy smoke started to issue from the front door as next due companies arrived. The truckies began the task of opening up the windows on all floors. Smoke was pushing from all floors, eaves, and roof vents as water was being placed on the fire. Three hand lines were stretched and operated to knock the fire down and vent the upper floors. One firefighter received a minor hand injury and was treated by AMR personnel on scene. The fire was knocked down with in 30 minutes and companies remained on scene for 1.5 hours. One hard arse police lieutenant tried to push us away from the scene as seen in photos 026 and 027. This police officer was very rude and obnoxious to us....great job sticking up for yours and our rights Scott!

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