The Incident Scenario
In the early morning hours of August 30, 2010, FDNY’s Ladder 132 received a phone alarm reporting a structure fire at 175 Putnam Ave. in Brooklyn. While en route, Ladder 132 received several reports of multiple people trapped throughout the building. Engine 235 arrived first and transmitted a 10-75 for a fire in a four-story brownstone. Ladder 132 personnel arrived as the first-due truck and were met with heavy fire at the front door in the hallway and up the stairway to the third floor, preventing their entry until a hoseline could be put in place.