At 0341 hrs. the tones went out for Rehab 13 to respond to the unit block of Briarwood Road in Berlin Township (Station 22’s local) for a well involved single family dwelling. First in reports indicated a 2-story wood frame dwelling heavily involved from the C Side. All companies were placed in service on this “all hands” assignment.
Rehab 13 and U1386 responded with a (4) person crew to the scene and once a position was taken went is service with liquids and snack foods. No hot foods were served. Rehab provided the following: (53) MVP, (48) bottles of water, (3) pots of hot coffee, (55) assorted snack foods, rest room, (1) table, (1) box of coffee (prepared) was left at the scene, and cooling towels. rehab 13 was in service form 0423 hrs. until 0553 hrs. when released by 2200. rehab 13 returned to station and was back in service by 0645 hrs.
The origin and cause is under investigation but it was reported that a family pet was able to alert the occupants who did escape from the burning dwelling.
Photos by Lt. Jack Walsh of Rehab 13.