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6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« on: March 27, 2014, 12:08:55 PM »
Ongoing Incident at this time
Original alarm was around 08:30 hrs
Fire is wind driven and building is starting to collapse
Building is a large mattress factory
Water supply issues at this time
2 Towers and 3 Ladder pipes in operation
Heavy black and yellow smoke is pushing from the building
Large chemical storage tanks are also on site and being protected

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I am trying to gather a run down at this time and will post as soon as possible

@ 14:00 fire still burning out of control
operating at a 6th alarm level plus s/c 4 pumpers, 2 aerials, and an air light
Note: Up here in Toronto we only go up to the 6th Alarm level, after that everything else is a special call
 
@ 14:03 still having water issues  s/c 2 additional pumpers for water supply
« Last Edit: March 27, 2014, 02:27:14 PM by fireleebull »

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6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« on: March 27, 2014, 12:08:55 PM »

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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2014, 02:05:06 PM »
Prime Street - FAIRBANK AVE, YK
Cross Street - CASTLEFIELD AVE /   
Dispatch Time - 2014-03-27 08:35:04
Incident Type - Fire - Commercial/Industrial
Area - 341
Dispatched Units - R341, P132, P424, P343, A341, C13, P342, P135, R345, A133, LA421, S143, P145, C34, CMD10, CMD10C, C10, C31, A421, T114, T114, P114, P323, C8, BOX12, P131, R423, P433, C9, HZ145, R411, A135, C33, P116, R134, P344, P311, R425, LA333, A423, C14, C3, P311, P121, P312, P331, R411, C33, LA333, A135, C14, T331, P333, C30, C2, CMD30, R122, P432, P325, P315, P432, HZ145, P442, C40, C7, T333, LA114, P123, P422, A322, R134, LA231, P213, P213,
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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2014, 02:40:04 PM »
Thanks Canadian Fireman.
I was going to try and break it up into alarm levels.
@14:38 add
P116, P344, Haz 332, A324, P125

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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2014, 03:01:21 PM »
@ 15:00 Command is starting to release units not committed

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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #4 on: March 27, 2014, 05:06:10 PM »
For future reference, could you please explain what the various unit letters (R, P, C, A etc) mean.

Thanks.

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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2014, 06:23:26 PM »
For future reference, could you please explain what the various unit letters (R, P, C, A etc) mean.

Thanks.

R - Rescue
P - Pumper
C - Car (Chief)
A - Aerial
CMD - Command Unit
L/A - Light/Air Unit
HAZ - Hazardous Materials Unit
T - Tower Ladder
S - Squad Company
Box 12 - Canteen Unit
HR - High Rise Unit


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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2014, 06:29:38 PM »
Thank you.

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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2014, 12:06:19 AM »
Rescue = FDNY Squad without the special duties, basically a pump with hydraulic rescue tools on it
Squad = FDNY type rescue

C## = FDNY Battalion / District Chief in Toronto
C#0 = FDNY Division / Platoon Chief in Toronto

Toronto is divided into 4 'areas' which are then divided into districts and the numbers of units correspond to the areas, districts, and stations
I will use the south area for example
Any unit that starts with a 3 is from the south command C30 is the Platoon Chief for the area, the district chiefs would be 31,32,33,34 and the rigs would be Pump 311 or Aerial 322 or Squad 332.
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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2014, 01:22:17 PM »
Thanks.  That should make it easier to make understandable comparisons.

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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2014, 02:01:46 PM »
Hi fellas. My name is Lee and i have been a member of TFS for the past 14 yrs. Currently assigned to station 231 in which we operate a Rescue Pumper, 100' Aerial,  an Air/Light, District Chief,  and Platoon Chief.

The Toronto rescue pumpers carry a complete auto ex kit (cutters, spreaders, rams, manual hand spreaders, reciprocating saws, air chisel, chains etc.). The Rescue pumpers are also equipped with with a gas powered PPV fan, and a gas powered STIHL saw.
The Rescue Pumpers are also the designated RIT apparatus responding on all working fires (FDNY 10-75 equivalent).

The Toronto Squads (5 in total , 143, 232, 313, 331, 445) are the equivalent to the FDNY Rescue companies (minus the SCUBA)

The city is divided into 4 commands each with a Platoon Chief for Each ( C10, C20, C30, & C40). These are comparable to a FDNY Division Chief.
Each command is divided into 4 districts ( i.e. C21, C22, C23, C24)
In each district there can be up to 6 stations. Some being single pumpers, others may have multiple apparatus.
My station is 231(command 2, district 3, station 1).
If anyone has more questions regarding apparatus, response types or anything else please just ask and I will be glad to help out with answers.
Lee

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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #10 on: March 28, 2014, 02:51:59 PM »
I think I was pretty close for being an outsider ;)
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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #11 on: March 28, 2014, 03:55:24 PM »
Hey, at least you're from the right country.  ::) 8) ::)
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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #12 on: March 28, 2014, 05:07:39 PM »
Canadian Fireman you were very close, just wanted to add some details. And pls keep on posting about the fires in Edmonton. Your cold weather operations must be very impressive.

Also just to add C12 was taken out of service last year due to budget cuts, and at the end of April 4 pumpers (P215, P215, P413, P424) will be taken out of service due to cuts. They are also taking two pumpers from double pump stations(224, 426) and staffing two new staions with those second pumps.

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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #13 on: March 28, 2014, 10:03:07 PM »
Some very interesting knowledge, thanks for sharing it.

Couple of more questions.  What is the manning on the different types of apparatus?

Do you have any volunteer FF's similar to New York City's old Auxiliary system that ended sometime in the 1970's (I think)?

Do you have any idea of the ratio of population and geographical areas covered by companies.  There's another thread on this site concerning the growth of population on Staten Island and FD coverage of that borough that makes me wonder what you work with.

Thanks again

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Re: 6th Alarm Toronto, Ontario, Canada
« Reply #14 on: March 28, 2014, 11:03:36 PM »
Canadian Fireman you were very close, just wanted to add some details. And pls keep on posting about the fires in Edmonton. Your cold weather operations must be very impressive.

Also just to add C12 was taken out of service last year due to budget cuts, and at the end of April 4 pumpers (P215, P215, P413, P424) will be taken out of service due to cuts. They are also taking two pumpers from double pump stations(224, 426) and staffing two new staions with those second pumps.


Any chance those 4 pumpers dont end up closing??