Hillsborough Volunteer Fire Company #1 - Flagtown

National Dispatcher Week

Tuesday, April 15, 2014  This year National Dispatchers Week runs from April 13-19.  Flagtown Fire would like to take a minute to recognize and thank all of the emergency service dispatchers out there.  The dispatchers serve as our first line of defense in an emergency situation.  They answer the urgent 911 calls from the public, gather critical information needed by our first responders, and send help where needed by dispatching fire, police, and EMS.

911 Dispatch.com article can be found here.



Dumpster Fire - Andria Ave

Monday, April 14, 2014  On Monday April 14th at 2246 Stations 37 was dispatched to Andria Ave for the reported Dumpster Fire.  Chief 37arrived on scene, established command, and reported a 40 yard dumpster fully involved.  Due to the close proximity of a wood line, residences and a shed Chief 37 had station 36 dispatched to assist. Chief 36 arrived on scene and took operations.  Crews from 36 and 37 extinguished the fire and performed overhaul.  All units cleared the scene at 2336.



Flagtown Fire Heads to FDIC

Tuesday, April 8, 2014  Flagtown Fire sends some members to take classes at the Fire Department Instructors Conference (FDIC) in Indianapolis Indiana.



Smoke Condition Blue Bird Drive

Saturday, March 29, 2014  On Saturday March 29th at 1856 the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to Bluebird Drive for the reported smoke condition.  Chief 36 and Chief 37 arrived on scene to find the homeowner outside and a moderate smoke condition present.  Chief 37 established command and Chief 36 took operations.  Crews removed hot ash from the fireplace, checked the surrounding area for extension and vented the smoke from the structure.  All units cleared the scene at1923.



Smoke Condition - James Town Commons

Saturday, March 22, 2014  On Saturday March 22nd at 2229, the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to James Town Commons for the reported smoke condition on the 2nd floor.  Chief 37 and Chief36 both checked in service with Chief 37 arriving and having the command and Chief 36 taking interior operations.  Chief 36 confirmed a heavy smoke condition on Division 2, and requested a 2nd alarm be sounded.  Engine 37 tagged the plug on the way in forward laying 200' of 5 inch line, with Ladder 36 taking the address and sending the ladder to the roof.  Interior sector reported heavy smoke but no signs of fire, and requested crews into the exposure units.  Ladder 36 crew was sent to the roof to prepare for possible vertical ventilation and to check the roof areas for possible fire.  Engine 37 crew pulled one 1 3/4" line to the fire apartment.  Ladder 38 arrived and sent the ladder to the roof on the Bravo exposure.  Ladder 38 crew pulled a 1 3/4" handline to the Delta exposure.  After searching all divisions and all exposures, interior sector chief determined the smoke was from a possible malfunction of the furnace and that no fire conditions were present.
Additional companies on the scene: Deputy 36, Assistenat 36, Deputy 37, Assistant 37, Tower 37, RIT 26, RIT 28, Tower 42, EMS 79, HTPD, EMS 79



Somerville St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 16, 2014  On Sunday March 16th Flagtown fire lined up to participate in the annual Somerville St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  Many companies were in attendance and a good time was had by all.  Flagtown sent Car 36, Engine 36, Ladder 36, and Brush 36-2



Structure Fire - Auten Road

Saturday, March 15, 2014  On Saturday March 15 at 1750, the Hillsborough Fire district was dispatched to Auten Road for the reported structure fire.  Chief 37 arrived on scene, established command and reported smoke showing from the roof of a middle unit townhouse.  Assistant 38 took operations.  Crews from station 37 made an interior attach while Engine 36 established a water supply and Ladder 36 took the address and extended its aerial to the roof.  In a coordinated attack, 37 crews put water on the attic fire while 36 crews vented the roof.  The fire was quickly knocked down and brought under control, preventing its spread to other units.  District crews overhauled the structure extinguishing any remaining hot spots.

Additional companies on the scene: Tower 37, Ladder 38, Engine 38, Rescue 38, Tower 42, RIT 28 and RIT 26, EMS 79, HTPD



Parade Prep

Saturday, March 15, 2014  On Saturday March 15th, the members of Flagtown Fire cleaned and prepared the apparatus for the Somerville St. Patrick’s day parade.



Smoke Condition - Black Point Road

Tuesday, March 11, 2014  On Tuesday March 11th, at 0725 the Hillsborough Fire District was dispatched to Black Point Road for the reported smoke condition in a residence.  Chief 36 arrived on scene and assumed command, while Chief 48 took Operations.  Chief 36 confirmed a smoke condition in the residence and advised responding units of a possible fire within the wall next to a fireplace.  Mini Attack 48 arrived and stretched an 1 ¾“ line into the residence while crews from Stations 36 ad 37 went to work overhauling the wall and floor in question.  Smoldering debris was removed and hot spots were extinguished with a water can.  All units cleared the scene at 1045.



Ladder 36 Stands by at Station 26

Saturday, March 8, 2014  On Saturday March 8th, Flagtown Fire sent Ladder 36 with a crew to stand by at Station 26 District 1 held its Awards Ceremony.



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