Signal 99 | Norwood Ave. | Liverpool
On Saturday evening, after clearing a first due industrial fire, Solvay Rescue 11 was dispatched to a box alarm in the Liverpool fire district for a report of smoke coming from a residence. Liverpool Engine 2 and Car 3 arrived shortly after dispatch and reported fire from side C of a two story home. Liverpool command upgraded the alarm to a working fire.
Solvay Rescue 11 arrived as the third piece of apparatus with 6 personnel and was initially assigned to ladder the building. Once the assignment was completed, Rescue 11's crew was going to be sent to the roof for ventilation. As Rescue 11's crew made the roof, the fire was found to be self vented. Rescue 11's crew was then reassigned to assist the engine company on the second floor with opening up to complete fire suppression. Rescue 11's crew operated on the fire floor for approximately 25 minutes before doing a bottle swap. Extensive fire was found throughout the first and second floor walls and ceiling.
All crews on scene operated in below zero temperatures. Liverpool command struck out a second alarm assignment to bring in additional manpower to rotate crews out of the weather. Solvay Rescue 11 operated on the scene for two hours prior to returning to service.