Correction Billie, the rehab area is where EMTs are stationed to evaluate the firefighters doing battle. They ensure they do not get over exerted. More so for the interior fighters.
House fire reported on Sandpit Road, Alexander
Submitted by Billie Owens on March 10, 2013 - 9:17pm
A working house fire is reported at 11030 Sandpit Road. Alexander and Darien fire departments are responding, and Town of Batavia and Attica are called for mutual aid. The location is said to be at or near "the old school house." Law enforcement on scene reports the propane tanks are shut off but the blaze "is really cooking." They have not yet determined if the occupant(s) are out. They are embarking on a search.
UPDATE 10:22 p.m.: The power company is called to the scene.
UPDATE 10:24 p.m.: National Grid is advised, no ETA given.
UPDATE 10:25 p.m.: A patient has been located.
UPDATE 10:42 p.m.: At least one patient suffered multiple burns and CPR is in progress. Possibly another patient is en route to an area hospital.
UPDATE 10:44 p.m.: The firefighters are now focusing on rehabing
the structure. themselves as need be.
UPDATE 10:48 p.m.: One person is at UMMC, transported by Alexander #10.
UPDATE 10:51 p.m.: Bethany firefighters have also assisted on this call.
UPDATE 11:03 p.m.: National Grid has a 20-minute ETA.
UPDATE 11:09 p.m.: Alexander #10 is returning to the scene. The sole victim was not the homeowner but a male house sitter.
UPDATE 11:14 p.m.: The Town of Batavia assignment is back in service.
UPDATE 11:17 p.m.: Mercy Medics who responded are told to go back in service.
UPDATE 11:21 p.m.: The power company is on scene.
UPDATE 12:07 p.m.: The sole victim transported to UMMC subsequently died, according to Tim Yaeger, Genesee County Emergency Management coordinator. More T/K.
UPDATE 1:52 a.m.: All Alexander units back in service.
I have a question...was there a call for a deputy to the front of the structure to secure a weapon, or did I hear that wrong ?? Geez, could it have turned out like West Webster on Christmas Eve or what ?? Kinda scary being an emergency worker or police officer even here in Genesee County.
I heard that too.
Most likely a firearm found during the search. Happens more than you here on the radio. There usually is a deputy with the incident commander and those things are normaly handled off the air.
This incident wasn't, Scott....I assure you of that.
What makes you say that Greg?
First time I'm reading all of this. I wasn't aware of a discussion of a weapon. While I was on scene I didn't know to ask about a weapon, but in talking to several people at the scene both officially and not, there was no mention of a weapon, so I'm thinking this was a non-issue. Just FYI.
Howard, you are quite correct that this is a non issue. There was a call from command for a Deputy to "secure a weapon". As I stated earlier, this is not uncommon, except that it went over the radio. Greg's comment bothers me by its implication.
As you were on scene and can confirm nothing was going on.
My prayers go to the family of the man who lost his life, may he have eternal peace.