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Queens Astoria 37-20 30th Avenue 3 Story Commercial Fire Video

Queens, N. Y. 03/29/11 @ 07:30 hrs.

Astoria Section

Box 7472

address: 37 – 20 30th Ave.

between: 37th St. & 38th St.

7472 @ 07:19

Engs. 263, 312, 262

T. Lad. 117, Lad. 116

Batt. 49

10 – 75 – 7472 @ 07:23

TowerLadder 163 is designated as the “FAST” Truck

Eng. 260

Rescue Co. #4

Squad Co. 3288

Batt. 45

Division 14

@ 07:25

A 10-70 transmitted for “water relay supply”

Eng. 262 designated as “Water Resource Co”

Fire Building:

3 Story Brick 30 x 50 Comm. / O. M. D.

Surrounding Properties:

Exp. #1: Is a Street

Exp. #2: Is a Street

Exp. #3: Is a 1 Story Brick attach

Exp. #4: Is a 3 Story Brick detach

All – Hands:

7 – 5 – 7472 @ 07:30

Batt. 49 reports: At Box 7472, We’re using All – Hands.

Fire on the 1st floor of a 3 Story Commercial Bldg.

Special call an additional Engine & Truck.

Eng. 325 & Ladder 154 are s/c

@ 07:34

Division 14: Box 7472, We have fire in the basement & 1st floor.

Fire is extending thru the ductwork.

2nd Alarm:

2 – 2 – 7472 @ 07:39

Engs. 307, 292, 316

Lad. 128

Eng. 291 w / Satellite 4

Batt. 46 “Safety Officer”

Batt. 12 “Resource Unit Leader”

Rescue Battalion / Safety Battalion

Fieldcom 1 / Tactical Support Unit #1

Car 9: Assist. Chief John Sudnik, “Queens Boro Commander”

@ 07:41

Eng. 324 replacing Eng. 291 w/ Satellite 4

@ 07:41

Division 14: Box 7472, We have 3 – lines stretched, 3 – lines in operation.

We have fire moving up thru the walls.

@ 07:44

Division 14: Box 7472, Primary Searches on the 1st floor and in the basement are negative.

@ 07:51

Division 14: At Box 7472, Special Call an additional TowerLadder.

We have 4 – lines stretched, 3 – lines in operation. The stand-pipe is charged.

We have no structural issues at this time. Still Doubtful.

@ 08:00

Division 14: Box 7472, Primary Searches on all floors are complete and negative.

3rd Alarm:

3 – 3 – 7472 @ 08:12

Engs. 316, 287, 303 act. 289, 291

Lad. 136, T. Lad. 138

Batt. 14

Batt. 35 “Staging Manager”

Batt. 33 “Air Re – Con Chief”

Mask Service Unit #1

Staging at: Steinway St. & 30th Ave.

@ 08:29

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: Heavy fire in the walls and extending up

to the 2nd floor at this time. Fire is Doubtful Will Hold.

@ 08:32

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: Moving to an exterior attack at this time.

Ladder 138 is now the “FAST” Truck, TowerLadder 163 is being put to work.

@ 09:11

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: We are in an exterior operations.

( 2 ) TowerLadders set up and in operation. 3rd TowerLadder being set – up.

( 3 ) hand-lines stretched into Exp. #4. Secondary Searches are delayed due

to the exterior operations. Fire Still Doubtful.

“Fieldcom 1 to Queens, By orders of Car 9, Assist. Chief Sudnik, Transmit the 4th alarm”

4th Alarm:

4 – 4 – 7472 @ 09:52

Engs. 238, 319, 229, 206

Lad. 126 act. 154, T. Lad. 14

Eng. 258 act. 262 w / I.M. Vehicle

Batt. 26 “Planning Chief”

Car 4: Chief Robert Sweeney “Chief of Operations”

@ 09:56

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: ( 2 ) TowerLadders in operation.

3rd TowerLadder being set-up. ( 3 ) hand-lines stretched into Exp. #4

as a precautionary. Primary Searches in Exp. #4 are negative.

Still Doubtful.

@ 10:17

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 9,

Assist. Chief John Sudnik reports: ( 3 ) TowerLadders in operation.

( 3 ) hand-lines into Exp. #4 as a precautionary. Still Doubtful.

@ 10:32

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 4,

Robert Sweeney, Chief of Operations reports: ( 2 ) TowerLadders in operation.

In the process of shutting down. Resuming an interior attack.

He place’s this fire at Probably Will Hold.

@ 11:30

Fieldcom 1: Progress Report for the 3rd Alarm, Box 7472, Car 4,

Robert Sweeney, Chief of Operations reports: Fire 3 Story Brick,

Commercial on the 1st floor with a multiple dwelling above.

At this time, hitting small pockets of fire with a TowerLadder.

Exterior overhauling due to excessive water build up on upper floors.

Members have been removed from the Bldg. Overhaul continues.

Fire UnderControl.

( Job Duration: 4 hrs. / 11 mins. )

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