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Post by L.Campbell on Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:42 pm

" Engine-12 Respond to the Coronado Mall.... Smell of smoke coming from the 3rd floor, No general location given, See mall Security once on scene. Engine-12 your Timeout will be 0800. "

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by N. Brondum on Sun Jan 12, 2014 5:23 pm

*I walk down to the rig after a long time and climb into the engine. I start the lights up as I wait for the guys to climb in. I check the details of the MDT and watch as the guys climb into the rig.*
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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by J. Anders on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:01 pm

*After awhile of mostly sitting around out at station 24, being on an urban engine is a beautiful thing. I climb into one of the rear facing seats in the back and start to throw on an air pack

"Hey Nick, are you going to want the Thermal in with us?"

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by N. Brondum on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:29 pm

*We blast the airhorn as we try to get some of the morning traffic out of our way as we come through Lincoln and Alpha Bravo.*
'Yeah Jack.  I'll get the irons in case we need to pull a wall or something and Marcus, can you get the can for us?'


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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by L.Campbell on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:39 pm

" Engine-12 be advised the smell of smoke is now extending from the 3rd floor to the 2nd. We are getting multiple calls on this. "

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by N. Brondum on Sun Jan 12, 2014 6:53 pm

"Engine 12 copies Fire, we're about a minute out."
*I clip the mic back as Marcus turns us onto Gateway. I take my baseball cap off and put my helmet on as I turn to the guys.*
'All right, change of plans guys. Jack, get a highrise pack. If this is real, then we can call someone to hook into the building. I'll back you up with the irons. Marcus, if you could get the thermal so we can find this. It's awful strange that the smoke is going down, so I'm guessing this is something with the vent system. Everybody good?'
*I tighten the straps on my air pack as we arrive in front of the mall. I see a bunch of people leaving as we try to make our way through the crowd. I see a couple of security guys trying to clear a path for us. I feel the truck stop as I open my door and climb out. I grab the irons and get a quick size up before we enter.*
"Fire, this is Engine 12. We have a large three story complex, nothing showing. Mall security has evacuations underway. Engine 12 will be out investigating."
*I see one of the mall security people who looks 12 freaking out with a radio as I walk up to him.*
Me: 'What do you have?'
Security: 'There's smoke in the mall! It started on the third floor but it's going down!'
Me: 'All right man, calm down. Show us where it is.'
Security: 'You want me to go in the fire with you?!?'
Me: 'Look, just show us where it is and help your other security guys with the evacuations.'
*I turn to the guys and head inside with the security guy leading the way.*
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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by J. Anders on Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:19 pm

'Got it Cap'

*As we pull up to the mall I stand up and walk off the engine, I walk around to the side compartment and grab a pack of hose throwing it over my shoulder and adjusting it so it's somewhat comfortable. I then join Marcus and Nicholas near the entrance where they are talking to a security guard. The guard takes us in and to the elevator where Nicholas puts in his key and calls the car. The doors open and we get in.

"Where to?"

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by L.Campbell on Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:35 pm

" Fire Copies Engine-12 "

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by N. Brondum on Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:16 pm

*I see Jack standing by the panel as we all get in.*
'Jack go ahead and go to two. We'll see if we can find the extension and work our way up.'
*Once Jack hits the button, the elevator lurches up. After a few seconds, we arrive on the second floor. I step off the elevator and look around. I see a pretty deserted floor, so there should't be much of an issue about the evacuations, at least in our section. I smell the air and do smell smoke, but it's very light. As we progress on, the smoke starts to get a bit heavy as we step toward the center of the mall. I look up and see the open decks are the reasons that the smoke smell could have spread, but it should have been downward. I look up at the top of the celling covering all three decks, and there isn't much smoke up there. I look back to what seems to be a source of the issue inside of a store. We chase the smoke down to several air condition vents. I turn around to the mall security worker who has his hand covering his face.*
Me: 'Hey, do you guys have somewhere we can get access to the air condition system?'
Security: 'Yeah. It starts in the units on the roof and works its way down the mall.'
*I nod. That could explain the smell of smoke moving downward. I get ready to move, but I turn to Marcus.*
'Marcus, you have anything in the vent system on the camera?'
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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by M.Moore on Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:25 pm

* I scan the vent system and the walls,  the vents are already showing red and yellow but the mall is warm,  the walls are cold however they are lined with Cement so getting an accurate reading is hard at best. *

' Sir,  I have yellow and red in the vents but the heater is on so Im not sure what to make of that.  the walls are cemented on the inside so i cant get an accurate reading. '

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by M.Moore on Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:36 pm

* As I continue to scan the walls and celieng I notice a puff of grey smoke coming from one of the vents. *

' Cap, Take a look, I have smoke. '

* I put the IR away and start some old fashioned work, Taking a look at the vent from the outside I can see there is some charing around the outside against the sheetrock. *

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by N. Brondum on Mon Jan 13, 2014 12:27 am

'Yeah, I got it Marcus.'
*I turn to look to Jack.*
'Jack, you have the highrise pack charged? I really don't want to open this unless we have it charged. I get the prong end of the halligan ready to pop the vent open as I walk over to the security guy.*
'Sir, when we open this vent up, you're gonna want to stand back. We don't know what is in there and it could be dangerous, so if you could please go stand outside while we check this vent, it would be great.'
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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by J. Anders on Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:54 am

*I nod and walk over to the nearest standpipe to connect the line. After it's connected I twist the valve and open the line up as it charges and becomes hard. I then take the line back over to where they are as Nick and Marcus get ready to open the vent.

'Ready when you are'

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by N. Brondum on Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:53 pm

*I nod when I see Jack come in with the high rise pack. I get the prong end into the cover and pop the vent open after a few wedges. I watch the smoke come out as I step away to let Jack get closer.*
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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by J. Floan on Mon Jan 13, 2014 10:41 pm

( Im gonna step in here for a moment, I know there are other sites who script exactly how things are going to go. It makes others that are not LT's or Cpt.s unwilling to make things happen. Those who know me know I HATE THAT!!!!!. I could care less what happens on a call. Take it in whichever direction you wish. You want a 3 alarm blaze or a smell of smoke that turns out to be nothing, Bring it on. and ANYBODY can make that happen. It doesnt have to be Brondum, Me or any other captain. this is a FUN site that is also based on what you could see in RL which is NEVER scripted. Good luck guys :-)

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by J. Anders on Tue Jan 14, 2014 4:41 pm

*as Nick pops the vent more smoke pours out but no flames, I start to relax as the vent continues to pour out smoke.

'Well cap, this area looks okay. I think maybe the heating unit might be hot.'

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Post by N. Brondum on Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:13 pm

'Yeah that's what I'm thinking.'
*I try to see if we can find a window to let the smoke escape, and I find one in the manager's office at the rear of the store. I open the window and then walk out with the guys. I shut the door of the store and then turn to them.*
'All right guys, so we have no fire on the second floor, that means it has to be on the third floor like the initial calls. I don't think the smoke would move downward in the vent system, but we could have something with the third floor. Let's check the third floor and then head up the roof. Sound good to everybody?'
*I get ready to head up the stairs to the room right above the one we were in previously to see if we can find a source up there.*
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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by M.Moore on Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:23 pm

' Yea sounds good. '

* We continue up the stairs to the 3rd floow. i once again fruitlessly check with the IR and still find red and yellow in the vents but nothing in the walls. On a hunch I decide to follow the vents to the heating and A/C room. As I follow the vents it gets more and more red. *

' I bet we found our culprit. 10 bucks says its in here. '

* Finally i strike gold with the Camera. As I scan upward still I can see several vents come together. I scan downward to the door and it is also gleaming red. The Door is completly sealed. I give a soft test of the door. It is a metal door and it is very hot. *

' Cap, got it. '

* I wait for the door to be popped to see whats in store. *

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by N. Brondum on Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:13 pm

*I check Marcus's screen on the camera as he offers a bet. When I see the heat inside, I shake my head.*
'I'll pass on that.'
*I look at Jack who has the high-rise pack.*
'All right guys, door is hot. Mask up, this could be fun.'
*I see a small bit of smoke coming from around the door as I mask up and wait for the rest of the guys to be ready.*
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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by G. Kemp on Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:49 pm

*I walk up behind the Cap and Marcus and take a quick look at the IR camera.*
'Oh Yeah. That'll be it right there no doubt!'
*I kneel down and pull my mask up from my neck and put it on. I click in as We pop the door.*
'Alright Cap!'

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by N. Brondum on Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:48 pm

*I click in and stand up as I twist the knob of the door, but the door does not budge.   I watch as the gray smoke flows evenly underneath the door before I jam the halligan into the crack of the door and pry it open.  Once it opens, I let Jack and the rest of my guys with the high rise pack in first.  I watch Jack start to knock down the fire in the vicinity of the door. I move back behind Jack and Garrett who has taken the position of back up man to Jack.  Marcus and I hang back while he checks for any extensions in the walls, which I know we won't see much of considering the construction.  I then look for the vents that I can see through the smoke so that we can see if there is anything in them.*
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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by G. Kemp on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:02 am

*I walk in behind Jack as he opens up the nozzle. I see through the smoke that the fire appears to be in the central unit. I see a control box mounted to the wall. I find the box that's for the central unit and cut the power supply. Jack continues to knock down the fire until it is completely out from what we can see*
'Hey Cap *breathe* I can't really see any extension due to the construction. *breathe* What do you want us to do? *breathe* How do you want to vent this place?'

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by J. Anders on Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:59 am

*I shut down the nozzle and the smoke starts to clear enough I can see into the small room with my helmet light. I see a small glow in the left corner and finish it off with the hose.

'You guys have anything else on the Thermal?'

*I scan the ceiling for an visual of fire, but considering this is a steel box, I doubt there is fire above.

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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by N. Brondum on Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:11 pm

'Garrett, I'm guessing we open a window up in the back because there isn't much we can do other than that. Once we get the box cool enough, then we should be axle to check behind it.'
*I walk to the back door and confirm that it is clear. The fire had a lot of time to build up, so I'm guessing that's why it's so smokey, rather than the fire in the walls, but we still need to look. I open the back window and start letting some of the smoke in the back room ventilate.*
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Re: 1/12/14 Engine-12

Post by L.Campbell on Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:25 pm

" Fire to Engine-12, What is your ETA To clearing Scene. We have a working fire in your area. "

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