Saturday, April 28, 2012
The day began very early for Bedford firefighters with a first due response for a kitchen fire on Galax Street at 0040hrs. Engine 1 (with four) arrived to find moderate smoke showing from the single-story wood frame pd but once inside personnel discovered that the home owner had successfully extinguished the fire before E-1's arrival. Ladder 1 (with six) ventilated the structure before units took up and returned to service. Later at 0735hrs BFD units responded to Thornhill Lane for a first due working fire. Company 1's Special Operations Command personnel responded to the James River at 1230hrs for reports of a capsized boat with unknown subjects in the water. SOC SWT's located two victims stranded on shore near Balcony Falls and safely brought them back to the boat landing. While units operated at the James River, E-1, R-1, TAC-1/Collapse Trailer responded to the intersection of Washington Street and South Bridge Street for a vehicle into a commercial business. E-1 (with four) arrived to find a vehicle into the buildings 10x8 plate glass window. After investigation, no major structural damage was done and SOC units simply boarded up the window space. By days end Company 1 responded to two working fires, three AFAs, one swift water rescue, and established one landing zone. Total Company 1 personnel throughout day: 13.