Akron Fire

Seluryar

Firefighter
Goodyear donates a truck to AFD:

http://www.ohio.com/writers/rick-armon/goodyear-donates-firetruck-to-akron-1.678646#.Vx_ZQcQ7iRk.facebook
 

Seluryar

Firefighter
Was listening in on online scanner during a fire this morning, What is the significance of dispatch calling out every 10 minutes to the scene commander?
 

MATT3045

Lieutenant
10 minute "benchmarks" are to give on scene command an idea of how long they have been on scene. So, if it takes 2 benchmarks to search for victims, they know it has been 20 minutes. It just lets them know their task to time ratio. Several of the departments in the county use the benchmarks.
 

Seluryar

Firefighter
Thanks for replying, Sadly, the fire this morning on Victory Ave resulted in a civilian fatality, I didnt stay awake long enough to hear that even if they would announce it over radio.

I could somewhat see the fire from my apartment in Downtown and the smoke was consistently lit up by the flames, the resulting smoke drifted well past W Exchange up to W Market, There was a second call out to investigate a possible second fire in the area but it turned out to be the caller seeing the Victory Ave scene from their apartment by Thorton.
 

MATT3045

Lieutenant
Yes, and they have 2 more on the way just like it. Plus, they were out looking at Ford Transit squads on Friday. Those will not hold up for them.
 

MATT3045

Lieutenant
From the Western Reserve Fire Apparatus FB page.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/WRFMEC/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1753970407950143
 

Seluryar

Firefighter
Thanks for the link, especially to their facebook page, Interesting current and historic info and photos on there.
 

Lebby

THE DIME, Station 10
Off of Pierce's Flickr page:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/piercemfg/33577309481/
 

doomonyou

Firefighter
Akron has two customs in production

Finley Fire had pictures of them under construction then took them down. One was a raised roof, the other was a flat roof cab. Saber was the flat roof I think.
 

Seluryar

Firefighter
I asked a Medic crew recently if the Firefighters Challenge would be coming back to Akron, One of the medics mentioned that It may never return due to equipment thefts that happened last time Akron hosted it, any truth to this?

I want to photograph "foreign" staff vehicles again in Akron, Back in 2007, I photographed Henrico County Fire(VA) and Montgomery County MD.
 

Seluryar

Firefighter
Engine 3 was in a MVA this afternoon and has front end damage, 3 Firefighters injured.

Link to photo on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/ShaniceDunning/status/885973826080833538
 

Seluryar

Firefighter
A random visit to Finley Fires page shows a new Engine 14 posted back on October 4: https://finleyfire.com/2017/10/akron-fire-department-30796/
 
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