I worked a fire last thursday it was hot. we were called out at 10:30 thursday night to a sturture that was struck by lightning we we got on scene it was a single story building with two roll up doors on one end and we had smoke rolling out of the end. it was a marble sink factury! We made entry throw and side door and i tryed to open the first roll up door and it got stuck and so i moved to the second door i could not see five inches in front of my face the heat and smoke was so hot and thick i ran (crowled) right in to a truck. i made my way around it an unlocked the second door we were going to do a inderect attack at that point cause it was not safe to go in at that point after i made it out from opening the doors we went around back and opened a normal door and as soon as we did we seen a 55 gallon barrel full of resin! we finally not the fire down and when we talked to the owner he said there were about 10 barrels of that and about 8 barrels of aciatone very very flammible we were fighting a fire that could have exploded like a bomb any min but we save the building and the truck the workers leave the keys in it and we just jumped in it and drove it out and the whole time we were fighting the fire it was storming bad . we have two trucks of ours and three departments there and the each have a truck there to . I didnt get home til 3 the next morning.

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Comment by BillySFCVFD on March 1, 2009 at 8:07pm
Agreed that this post was a very long run on sentence but let's not overlook a fellow brother's danger. His FD responded to a commercial/industrial structure fire and entered without knowing the HazMat dangers within, which ended up being 990 gallons . His spelling and grammar won't kill him but his tactics might. Think about a HazMat plan for the future Joe. TCSS
Comment by Jim Seargent on March 1, 2009 at 1:27am
Comment by BillySFCVFD on February 28, 2009 at 7:57pm
Glad to hear all worked out OK. Making entry into a commercial/industrial structure without knowing if HazMat is inside could have had much more disastrous results. Most large municipalities require businesses to register type and location of HazMat materials with their local FD. Maybe you should suggest a plan like that for your area. It could save your life. TCSS

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