The task force box was transmitted for the Somerdale Fire Company local last evening for a dwelling fire located in the unit block of Arlmay Avenue off of Warwick Road. Command arrived to find a 2- story single family with heavy smoke showing and fire visible in a 2nd floor bedroom. All companies were placed in service and the “all hands” box was requested by Command. Additional companies responded to the scene and Rehab 13 was also notified to respond for personnel support for the members working on the fire-ground.
Rehab 13 was dispatched at 1907 hrs. and responded to the incident with (9) personnel and (2) apparatus. Thought the fire was located on a dead end street, Rehab 13 was directed to the fire building area by 6500. Rehab 13 provided a rest and recovery area with folding chairs and cooling towels, opened the rest room, and served hot and cold liquids and snack foods to all members operating at the incident. Rehab 13 provided services from 1932 hrs. until 2125 hrs. and were released from the scene to return to quarters. Rehab 13 was ready for service by 2210 hrs.
The fire origin and cause is under investigation at this time.
Photos by Lt. J. Walsh of Rehab 13