MCFD Responds to Clay Fire
01-23-2014 // SIGNAL 99 // 8447 Maple Road (Clay) -
At 1046 hours the Clay Fire Department was activated for a chimney fire at the above address. A few minutes later police arrived and advised the residence's second floor was "fully involved". The alarm was subsequently upgraded adding MCFD Truck-2 and Engine-41, Liverpool Engine-6, and Caughdenoy Engine-2 to the assignment.
After the upgrade Clay Engine-11 [Capt. Fabianek] arrived and confirmed the Sheriff's report and transmitted a SIGNAL-99. Moyers Corners Truck-2 [Capt. Hoosock] arrived shortly after and split their crew allowing them to ventilate the roof and conduct the primary search while Clay E-11 and Truck-3 attacked the seat of the fire.
Moyers Corners Engine-41 [FF Vogt] threw a ground ladder and conducted horizontal ventilation prior to going inside and conducting the secondary search. After completing the secondary they and Engine-11 [FF Delong] set up positive pressure ventilation. They along with Rescue-3 [Lt. Dembowski] then joined manpower and assisted with scene operations. Liverpool Engine-6 [Lt. Albanese] had the RIT assignment.
Moyers Corners Car-1 [Perkins] took the command while Liverpool Car-2 [Ormsby] took interior operations. North Syracuse, Cicero, and Mattydale were also on scene and assisted with operations and NOVA stood by for EMS ops. Companies weathered temperatures around 10 degrees but were able to knock the fire down within 30 minutes. All Moyers Corners equipment was in service within an hour.