Leadership

Aggressive Attack Limits Loss at Lumberyard Fire

Issue 1 and Volume 132.

Aggressive Attack Limits Loss at Lumberyard Fire features East Rochester, N.Y., Fire Department Photo by Past Chief James Burlingame, East Rochester, N.Y., Fire Dept. An aggressive interior attack prevented a large loss at the Rochester Lumber Company in East Rochester, N.Y. The lumberyard complex consists of two-story masonry and wood buildings with one entrance off a main road. An 80 X 30-foot attached wooden storage shed was fully involved. Fire had breached the common wall of the main building and had gained considerable headway on the second floor. The site was the scene of a serious fire 10 years ago and the East Rochester Volunteer Fire Department had a pre-fire plan for the lumberyard. The fire was discovered by the engineer of a passing freight train who radioed the nearest railroad yard 80 miles away in Buffalo. The yard notified the Monroe County Fire Dispatcher’s Office which alerted the East…

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