Well, Ive been sick for a few days with a cold/flu. But Im feeling better today. Saturday while I was at work Co 1 was dispatched for a house fire in the West end of Leesburg. Kathleen on Tanker 1 along with 22 other pieces of fire apparatus responded to the house fire. Why so many you ask? No hyrdrants in the area. It was a matter finding a water source and using tankers to bring the water back to the scene. This was a large house with lots of open space inside which fire loves. To make a long story short, crews were inside for a short period of time attempting an interior attack when the evacuation tones were sounded and all the FF's exited. 6 minutes after the Deputy Chief called for the evacuation, the attic collapsed. The whole story is here Leesburg Fire.
Earlier last week Kathleen and I ran a call at the jail in downtown Leesburg. That was an interesting one. One of the gas lines feeding the jail had a leak and had spread to the lower levels. Most of the guards were using breathing apparatus when we arrived. We set up several fans to vent the gas from the structure. We ended up using all the fans we had on our trucks. We had to call for tower 2 for a few more fans. After all the gas was cleared out we headed home. I'll tell you one thing, this was my second time running a call to a jail. Im glad Im a free man.
It's pretty damn windy here today, 44mph winds. Im supposed to help Jon from work move today but he hasnt called me yet. So in the meantime I figured I'd update the Ol' journal. Enjoy the pics!