Engine 16, Tower 16 and Assistant Chief 1 go to work
On 29 December 2012, firefighters from Salisbury Station 16, 1 and 2 were alerted for the house fire at 312 East Vine Street. Additional information reporting two trapped children was added to the dispatch. A paramedic unit arrived on the scene and reported a working fire. Assistant Chief 1, Assistant Chief Bryan Records arrived, established command and added to the initial size-up the report of fire showing from sides A and D.
An aggressive attack and search was made by the first arriving companies. It was later learned the two children were already out of the home. It took firefighters approximately 40 minutes to control the fire. A second alarm was dispatched bringing firefighters from Fruitland to the scene as well as transferring to Salisbury stations along with firefighters from Delmar, Hebron and Parsonsburg.
Photos of the fire are courtesy of Mark Filippelli/Fire In The Hole Photography.
More can be seen here.
Salisbury Fire Department: "E. Vine St. House Fire"
DelmarvaNow.com: Blaze at Salisbury home causes about $120,000 in damage
WBOC: Mother and Children Displaced by Salisbury Fire
WMDT: Two-Alarm House Fire Displaces Mother, Children
Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.
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