Friday, December 28, 2012

Early Morning Structure Fire

On December 28, 2012 at 2:42 AM, Engine 511 and Chief 501 recieved an alarm for a possible structure fire in the walls of a residence on Alta Dr. Upon the arrival of Engine 511, there was nothing showing and the homeowners waving around to the rear of the structure. Crews found an exterior wall in the rear that had caught fire after ashes from a fireplace were placed in the area and thought to be out. The container caught on fire and reached the wall where it spread approximately halfway up the wall. Crews removed portions of the siding and wall to check for further extension. This fire could have been avoided, placing your fireplace ashes in a metal container away from the house is the preferred method of disposing them. In this incident, the homeowners thought their ashes were well cold which started a fire while everyone was sleeping on a night that was in the 20's. Damages to the structure were low and no injuries were reported.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Fire District Christmas Dinner

The Pinion Pine Fire District was proud to promote 9 members of the Fire District lastnight during our annual Christmas dinner.

Captain Chris Jackson promoted to Assistant Fire Chief
Lieutenant Danny Zandvliet promoted to Captain
Engineer Ron Hood promoted to Lieutenant
Probationary Firefighter Travis Menter promoted to Firefighter
Probationary Firefighter David Swisher promoted to Firefighter
Probationary Firefighter Robert Frank promoted to Firefighter
Probationary Firefighter James Bevins promoted to Firefighter
Probationary Firefighter Neal Raines promoted to Firefighter
Probationary Firefighter Matthew Young promoted to Firefighter

The rest of the evening was spent eating good food and visiting the family members of other employees and of course a special visit from Santa Claus, bringing gifts for all the kids.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Crews Respond to Vegetation Fire

On December 7, 2012 at 10:41 AM, B526 and Chief 501 recieved an alarm for a vegetation fire on Interstate 40 near the 64.5 mile marker. Upon the units arrival, an additional two fires along the freeway were reported at the 64 and 63.5 mile marker. B516 and E521 were dispatched to assist with the fires. Units made a quick stop and contained all of the fires, totaling 1.5 acres. Crews remained on scene for approximately two hours while mop up operationd were completed. Although an investigation was not completed, it is the belief that the loss of tire tread was the result of all three fires.

E521 and B526 work on the 1 acre fire at mile marker 64.5
Photo Submitted by Engineer Ron Hood