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    Last edited by SteveDude; 07-13-2006, 11:35 AM.
    Steve Dude
    IACOJ member
    www.fireservice.co.uk

    London Fire Brigade...."Can Do"


    'Irony'... It's a British thing.

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    Busy Night in London

    Two Major Fires have been attended simultaneously alongside three other smaller make ups (Multi Alarm Jobs) overnight.

    Yesterday afternoon LFB were called to a fire in a near complete block of Flats in NW London, the 6 storey block made mainly of timber was completely involved in 15 minutes and spread to another block of similar construction next door completely involving that as well. The fire also took the roof off of another Traditionally Built Brick Apartment Block also next to the fire. Pumps were made up to 20 (5 Alarms?) and over 100 Firefighters were on scene when the next fire happened…

    An AFA was received to a large document storage warehouse in Poplar East London at 23:32hrs, first arriving crews to the 6 floor warehouse found a fire rapidly spreading through the racking. An interior attack was made on the fire but crews were withdrawn as the fire spread throughout the highly flammable contents. Pumps were made up to 20, 4 aerials were in attendance and 2 High Volume Pumping units were supplying water from a nearby River.

    Alongside these two large jobs, the usual routine night was underway with one 6 Pump job and two 4 Pump Jobs elsewhere in the City (2nd/3rd Alarm) At one point every on duty Chief, including the Commissioner & Deputy Commissioner were attending jobs. 20 Pump Fires happen a few times a year, but to get two going at the same time is very rare. This is the busiest day for LFB since the weekend of July 16/17 last year when all but 5 of the LFB's 168 Pumps were on calls including 86 that were attending various make ups across London. Last years busy weekend included a 30PF in a factory, a 20PF in a wood yard, two 8 Pump Fires, one in a factory and one grass fire, several 6 & 4 Pump Grass fires and a 6 Pump Fire in a junk yard over the two days.

    20 Pump Fire at Poplar East London

    20 Pump Fire at Hendon NW London
    Last edited by SteveDude; 07-13-2006, 11:34 AM. Reason: Unable to post new Thread?
    Steve Dude
    IACOJ member
    www.fireservice.co.uk

    London Fire Brigade...."Can Do"


    'Irony'... It's a British thing.

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    • #3
      Well done mate....2 nice fires there...and well handled....

      We just had a 15 Pump fire over night in Dublin, an Aldi Supermarket, that lads were figthing it most of the nigth with relief crews gettin called in at 9am this morning...but had it well under control...

      Again well done to your crews Steve !
      Dublin Fire Brigade

      *The Fire-Fighting Irish*

      If u cant use it, eat it or drink it............SMASH IT !

      And always remember to duck !!!!!

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      • #4
        Blimey... a 15 Pumper, That must have involved a good slice of DFB?
        Steve Dude
        IACOJ member
        www.fireservice.co.uk

        London Fire Brigade...."Can Do"


        'Irony'... It's a British thing.

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        • #5
          Well at least 11 at the scene with the rest coming in from retained stations to cover areas and provide more man power...
          Dublin Fire Brigade

          *The Fire-Fighting Irish*

          If u cant use it, eat it or drink it............SMASH IT !

          And always remember to duck !!!!!

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          • #6
            15 & 20 pumps....makes our piddly little 6 pumper and 3 pumper yesterday seem verrrrry small
            United Kingdom branch, IACOJ.

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            • #7
              Its not only about size its about the quality and how you use it
              Dublin Fire Brigade

              *The Fire-Fighting Irish*

              If u cant use it, eat it or drink it............SMASH IT !

              And always remember to duck !!!!!

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              • #8
                Steve,

                My seventeen-year-old is in London right now and loving it! I wish I could join him! I told him that I wanted lots of photos of British apparatus.

                Brenda

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                • #9
                  Brenda...

                  He won't have to wait to long to see them flying about around Town...in fact if he looks to the East tonight he will see a nice pall of smoke drifying across the City.
                  Steve Dude
                  IACOJ member
                  www.fireservice.co.uk

                  London Fire Brigade...."Can Do"


                  'Irony'... It's a British thing.

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                  • #10
                    A few photos...

                    1. This was a 6 storey block of Apartments NEXT TO the one where the fire started...maybe this explains why we don't 'do' wooden construction in the UK



                    2. 22 Hours after the Next job started the East London sky is still filled with smoke from the Warehouse fire at Poplar, 9pm tonight



                    3. LIfe still goes on... A regular 'Bread and Butter' house job, just before my shift finished at 5pm tonight.



                    Happy Days!!!!
                    Steve Dude
                    IACOJ member
                    www.fireservice.co.uk

                    London Fire Brigade...."Can Do"


                    'Irony'... It's a British thing.

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                    • #11
                      steve

                      do they use preconnect attack lines over there. And what about PPV's

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                      • #12
                        There some great pics Steve...nicly done mate
                        Dublin Fire Brigade

                        *The Fire-Fighting Irish*

                        If u cant use it, eat it or drink it............SMASH IT !

                        And always remember to duck !!!!!

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                        • #13
                          WOW....that is some fire!

                          Hope there was plenty of tea to go around in the rehab area!
                          Just kidding Johnny!

                          At least no one got hurt. Good stop it looks like.
                          Jason Knecht
                          Firefighter/EMT
                          Township Fire Dept., Inc.
                          Eau Claire, WI

                          IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
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                          • #14
                            We had antoher fire last nigth 8 pumps in total...a Petrol Station and a Car showroom, from what we've been told so far it looks like arson ? 2 Busy nigths both in London and Dublin, the lads were earning there money this shift
                            Dublin Fire Brigade

                            *The Fire-Fighting Irish*

                            If u cant use it, eat it or drink it............SMASH IT !

                            And always remember to duck !!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Arials-Steve

                              What you say is true--I was a ladders operator 1963 ish till 1981-both hydraulic and mechanical.And we had Ladders for Africa.
                              Hated it when the 'draulic ones sucked the kumara(NZ expression for dying) cos I had to go all over the Southern Division and wave the mechanical ones (which they dragged out of mothballs)around in the sky--very unpopular with the stations I was standing-by at--not too bad on day shift but you should hear the moans on nights!

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