Injuries prompt review of fireground operations

08/01/2003
BY DAVID ROHROn December 17, 2001, at 02:46 hours, the Fairfax County (VA) Fire and Rescue Department responded to a reported fire on the third-floor balcony of a residential apartment building at 13849 Braddock Springs Road. Initial arriving units found heavy fire conditions in the attic area of the building. Approximately 16 minutes after the initial dispatch, the roof structure collapsed, trapping three firefighters on the third floor. They were inside the apartment attempting to breach the ceiling and direct an attack line into the burning attic. Command declared a Mayday and requested additional resources for the third floor.The collapse added a tremendous amount of confusion to the ...

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