Engine Company

Heavy Fire in Lightweight Construction

Issue 8 and Volume 161.

BY SYDNEY HENRY JR. At 4:36 a.m., the Elmsford (NY) Fire Department was dispatched for a possible house fire at 20 North Mortimer Avenue. Elmsford Chief Michael Eannazzo arrived on the scene at 4:39 a.m. and confirmed a fully involved structure fire at the Mortimer Avenue address with a resident trapped on the front porch roof and heavy extension into the attic of 18 North Mortimer Avenue (exposure D). He established command according to the incident command system (ICS) and transmitted a mutual-aid second alarm. Ladder 55 was first due and was raising its aerial when the trapped resident jumped onto the roof of a police car, which was parked in the driveway. The fire department ambulance subsequently transported him to Westchester Medical Center for treatment of minor injuries. All other residents self-evacuated (photo 1). (1) Photos by John Falcone. Click here to enlarge image Engine 237 arrived second due…

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