Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
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Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
The silent killer “Almost” strikes again!

This post is lengthy, but we never stop preaching about this common household issue. So please...follow along!

With colder weather comes fireplaces being used to heat the home. Fireplaces in the home can create not only a fire hazard, but also an odorless, colorless, tasteless and invisible killer....Carbon Monoxide!

On 10/21/2020, just after 10pm at night, the Franklin Fire Co. responded to an address for a reported “CO Detector activation”. Keep in mind, any detector that activates...does so for a reason! Low batteries, false alarm or an actual hazardous emergency! Squad 41, Eng 45, Asst Chief Winklbauer arrived at the home to the occupants advising their in-home CO alarm was going off. They also noted the same thing earlier in the day, but they simply opened some windows, vented the house and never called 911. Crews entered the structure with their meters and immediately encountered 40 parts per million of CO on the 1st floor and nearly 80ppm in the basement. Being trained in these emergencies, crews began searching for the source. Truck 42 was requested for an additional meter. EMS was also requested and checked the occupants of the house, who were found to be okay and refused treatment. The truck co along with Asst Chief Olson arrived and began metering, finding the same result. Carbon Monoxide is the deadly bi-product of incomplete combustion. Everything that burns or produces a flame...gives off Carbon Monoxide. The homeowners advised they had all ELECTRIC (no flame) appliances and that their vehicles (exhaust) have not been started in days and the wood fire hasn’t been lit in a few days. The homeowners advised that when the house was being built approx 30 years ago, the initial plan was for a gas fireplace. Mid build, that plan was scrapped and turned to a traditional wood burning firebox. However, the gas theory was already built and in place. So from then, up until last night, there has been a wood burning fire. The ashes would simply fall into a void space built in the basement of the home, which you’ll see in a picture below. The void space was a concrete block, dirt floor enclosure under the firebox...with no clean out! Crews used the thermal imaging camera to see the heat build up in the enclosure. The small fires in the enclosure, started venting and Carbon Monoxide building up in the house. Why now? We don’t know! Crews used a hose line to wet down the contents of the enclosure. Afterwards, crews systematically vented the structure ensuring no more CO was going to vent into the structure. Crews spent almost 3 hours at the house, returning early this morning, making sure the environment was safe. Remember, the alarm(s) go off for a reason! Please! Please! Please! have multiple CO Alarms in your home. Carbon Monoxide is slightly lighter than air, usually dispersing evenly throughout the home. Mounting the alarms on the wall is a safe bet, usually near an outlet. They can be found at any local hardware store or check your local FD.
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
Sta 4 and multiple EMS units currently responding to the 200blk of Warm Spring Rd for an Auto Accident w/ people trapped

*Update*
Squad 41 & E43 on the scene confirming entrapment. AC49 Winklbauer assuming the Rescue Group Supervisor. Chief 46 Trace & K9 Blaze assuming command. Eng 45, SU-44 and FP also responding!

Squad 41 removed 1 door to extricate a driver. A total of 4 patients were turned over to EMS.
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
Monday Night Drill!

Members spent the evening at our acquired structure running scenarios.

Capt Ranck worked with members on stretching our long lines and maneuvering inside structures. Showing the importance of EVERYONE having their hands on the line and how efficiently a line can be placed if everyone helps move it. The 1st line in the door is going to make or break a fireground, so it must get in place and in service as soon as possible!

Chief Trace worked with members on emergency bail out techniques. A skill we hope to never use but a skill we need to know how to perform...and properly!
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
You know, just another monthly ritual! This month, Squad 41!
Franklin Fire Company
Franklin Fire Company
Squad 41, E43 & Fire Police were out for the 2nd time today. This time it was Lincoln Way West @ Burger King for a 2 vehicle collision. Crews found the vehicles nearly head on blocking the road and a few requesting EMS. Crews controlled a fluid leak, cleared debris and handled traffic control while EMS tended to their patients.