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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Philadelphia 5 Alarm Double LODD

Around 0315 hrs on 4.9.12 Philadelphia Box 361 was dispatched for a fire in a 6 story warehouse at the intersection of Jasper St and East York. The fire quickly escalated to a 5th alarm assignment, with in 1.5 hrs they had a collapse in side a and also was reporting the fire to be darkened down. During master stream operations along with checking for extension in exposure buildings another collapse occurred this one trapping several firefighters. Crews immediately went to work attempting to locate and rescue the trapped members. A total of 5 were taken to the hospital 2 of which died due to injuries. Lt. Robert Neary and FF Daniel Sweeney, both from Ladder 10 paid the ultimate price and will not be forgotten.......


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