Ladder Truck 5 and multiple units respond to house fire on Hamilton Blvd

Darrell By Darrell , 27th Jul 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/7zhj2_lb/
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When ladder truck 5 finally arrived on the scene at 4554 Hamilton Boulevard the fire had already been put out but trucks 5’s captain and crew still searched the smoky smoldering home for any fire victims. No victims were found in this potently deadly fire but after searching the house it looked like it had been vacant but there was still power running to the vacant home.

Fire on Hamilton Blvd

Ladder truck 5 and multiple units were dispatched to a house fire at 4554 Hamilton Boulevard around 8:00 p.m. on July 20, 2010. This was a 10.9 mile run according to Google maps for truck 5 to respond to because this house that was on fire was across town.

When ladder truck 5 finally arrived on the scene at 4554 Hamilton Boulevard the fire had already been put out but trucks 5’s captain and crew still searched the smoky smoldering home for any fire victims. No victims were found in this potently deadly fire but after searching the house it looked like it had been vacant but there was still power running to the vacant home.

A fire investigator was supposed to be dispatched to investigate this fire and when a fire investigator did not show up the district fire chief on the scene called the 911 operator to ask if a fire investigator was going to respond to the fire at 4554 Hamilton Boulevard.

The 911 operator told the district chief on the scene that no fire investigators were on duty and no fire investigators responded to this fire at 4554 Hamilton Boulevard on the night of July 20, 2010.

This was the first time in over 20 years that a fire investigator was not on duty to respond to a house fire to investigate where the fire started, how the fire started, and if the fire was arson related or just an accidental fire.

The lack of a fire investigator and lack of a fire investigation of this home could be due to the city of Mobile and its financial problems. The city has caused 5 fire trucks to be taken off duty and ladder truck 24 to be taken off duty due to the lack of funds in the city budget to pay firefighter’s overtime to man fire trucks.

The lack of manpower could also cause the city of Mobile some legal problems because no fire investigator was dispatched to the fire at 4554 Hamilton Boulevard to investigate on July 20, 2010.

Legal issues could cause the city problems because of the increase of run response time it takes for an emergency unit to arrive on a scene due to the lack of trucks on duty because the city of Mobile will not approve overtime to man the trucks that were taken off duty.

The run to 4554 Hamilton Boulevard may have been ladder truck 24’s run if the truck hadn’t been taken off duty due to the city’s financial problems.
No firefighters or civilians were injured at this fire at 4554 Hamilton Boulevard.

Click on the following links for other news on this fire.

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/6396802-ladder-truck-5-and-multiple-units-respond-to-house-fire-on-hamilton-blvd
http://www.examiner.com/x-29309-Mobile-Firehouse-Examiner~y2010m7d27-Ladder-Truck-5-and-multiple-units-respond-to-house-fire-on-Hamilton-Blvd
http://factoidz.com/truck-5-and-multiple-units-respond-to-house-fire-on-hamilton-blvd/

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4554 Hamilton Boulevard, Budget, Financial Problems, Fire Investigator, House Fire, Investigate, Overtime

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