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10-5 Handles First Calls of 2014

posted Jan 2, 2014, 5:25 AM by Charles Mitchell   [ updated Jan 2, 2014, 5:44 AM ]
10-5 handled the first fire calls in Aetna's district shortly after midnight, ringing in the New Year with several fire calls and a potentially hazardous situation involving downed power lines on Main Street.

Aetna's first fire call for the year was a fire alarm at Pomeroy Station off Main Street, where a party had triggered the alarm system. 9-8 and 10-5 quickly answered the call, but as soon as it was handled another call came in reporting wires down on Main Street. Crews arrived to find wires draped across vehicles extending from in front of Chee-Burger all the way down to the old Academy building. Aetna assisted NPD in shutting down the road and keeping New Years Eve revelers away from the live power lines. Additionally, 10-5 investigated the fire alarms of businesses whose systems had been tripped by the outages. 9-8 cleared and the scene was turned over to NPD. However, before 10-5 made it back to quarters Fireboard dispatched a Level 3 box alarm for the Studio Green Apartments on Lehigh Road. 9-8 arrived prior to 10-5 and determined the incident to be unattended cooking, and promptly reduced the assignment to 10-5 only.

Story By: Captain Adams