Structure Fire At Symmes Knoll Ct

At approximately 0130 on January 20th LSFD was dispatched to a residential structure fire. Crews were updated that the fire was reported to be in the master bathroom. T61 was first on scene and they noticed light smoke showing from the second floor of the house.  The home owner was in the front yard and once the crew verified that all occupants were out of the house, they started pulling hand lines and supply hose. As crews were ready to enter the house, they noticed that the smoke was intensifying. Crews made their way upstairs and into the master bedroom & bathroom and extinguished the fire. 
At the same time, crews from Sharonville (E88) and Sycamore (E93) followed T61 and started checking the attic in case the fire had got above the bathroom ceiling. 
Units on scene:  T61, Q62, E63, E60, Dist-1, Chief 60-01, Chief 60-05, E88, E93, T13, R52, M73



Electrical Fire at Blue Ash Business

Thursday, September 29, 2011 0552 NEFC units were dispatched to a Blue Ash café in the 11000 block of Reed Hartman Highway for a reported electrical fire just before 6AM.  Responding units found a fire involving a plug and receptacle, which was extinguished by employees prior to arrival. The bakery was shut down briefly until the Hamilton County Public Health Department approved reopening due to the discharge of the fire extinguisher.  Damage was limited to the area of the receptacle and there were no injuries.  Responding units were E13, E87, T13, 1301 and 1302.  Fire Chief Rick Brown was the Incident Commander.



Family Escapes Blue Ash House Fire

Wednesday, September 28, 2011 0709 NEFC units were dispatched to the 4800 block of Fairview Avenue (Blue Ash) for a structure fire with reported entrapment. Arriving units found fire showing from the first floor windows in the alpha/bravo corner of the single-family dwelling. The fire was quickly knocked down from the exterior before making an interior attack, as all occupants were reported out upon arrival. The American Red Cross provided relief services for the family. Responding units were E15, E13, E92, T13, RAT87, 1301, 1302, 1303, 9201 and M65 (Madeira-Indian Hill). Assistant Chief Greg Preece was the Incident Commander. 



Rush Hour Truck Crash

Monday, September 12, 2011 0640 Blue Ash units responded for a motor vehicle accident with entrapment on EB Ronald Reagan Highway west of Plainfield Road during morning rush hour.  Arriving crews found a work truck on its side and confirmed one occupant was entrapped.  The crash, which closed EB Ronald Reagan and one lane of WB Ronald Reagan for over an hour, remains under investigation.  Responding units were E15, E13, M15, 1302 and 1303.  Assistant Chief Chris Theders was the incident commander.



9/11 Rememberance

Thursday, September 8, 2011  Hamilton County and Clermont County Fire Chief’s Associations and the Northeast Fire Collaborative are hosting the 10th Anniversary Remembrance of 9/11, Sunday September 11, 2011 from 4 PM to 6 PM.
A patriotic celebration of America and a remembrance of the  public safety personnel lost in the attacks.
The event will be held near the Loveland Firefighters Memorial located in Nesbit Park next to the City of Loveland City Hall. There will be Color Guards from throughout the region as well as the Cincinnati Caledonian Pipe and Drum Band.  The ceremony will open with the presence of 343 American Flags each of which represent a public safety worker who was killed that morning.  A blessing of helmets will be done for our area regional first responders. 
The keynote speaker is Lt. Steve Mormino, FDNY (RET). Lt. Mormino was in Loveland for the first anniversary memorial and was kind enough to join us again.  Lt. Mormino arrived in lower Manhattan just before midnight on 9/11 and he worked there constantly for the next four months.  Years later he learned that his lungs had been permanently damaged from the particles in the air at ground zero and he was forced to retired as a result.  Lt. Mormino will give a firsthand account of life in the New York area after 9/11.  
In local tribute to lives lost, plaques depicting three local firefighters who have been lost in the line of duty will be unveiled on the firefighter’s memorial.    Captain Robin Broxterman,                     Lt. Paul Montavon and Firefighter Oscar Armstrong will be memorialized.  Their plaques will be available for public viewing throughout the day. 
 A patriotic concert by the Clermont County Philharmonic Orchestra follows the official program. This event is open to the public and will involve an impressive display of public safety honor guards and personnel. 
Free public parking and shuttle service to the memorial will be available at the Shoppers Haven parking lot on Loveland Madeira Road. 
How will you honor the lives lost?
Loveland Fireman’s Memorial
Nisbet Park Loveland, Ohio
Sunday 9/11/2011 4PM to 6PM



Vehicle Strikes Fuel Dispenser and Building

Monday, June 6, 2011 0714 NEFC units responded to a Blue Ash self-service fuel station in the 10000 block of Kenwood Road this morning for a vehicle that struck a fuel dispenser and went on to strike a neighboring business. The dispenser was knocked off the island and a small fire resulted, which was quickly extinguished. There were no reported injuries and Blue Ash Police are handling the crash investigation. Responding units were E13, E15, E87, T13, RAT61, 13-01 and 13-03. Deer Park-Silverton Medic 89 also assisted NEFC units. Fire Chief Rick Brown was the incident commander.



Personnel from the North East Fire Collaborative and Deerfield Township start Rescue School

Tuesday, April 26, 2011  45 Personnel from the NEFC started a 9 month long Rescue Training Series that will enhance our ability to respond to Technical Rescue Incidents.  Personnel will complete over 100 hours of Rescue Training in the areas of Rope Rescue, Structural Collapse, Confine Space, Trench Rescue, Auto Extrication and Machinery Rescue.  Personnel will complete the training in November of this year.  All of the personnel will be trained in the same way to enhance operations in the hazard zone.  Personnel will have the same skill sets and abilities so that we can all help each other.  Once the training is complete these 45 personnel will join an additional 50 personnel who have already completed rescue school.  The NEFC will be able to deliver 20 -25 rescue trained personnel to the scene of any rescue incident within the NEFC response area in 15 minutes.  Collaboratively we will provide a better service to all entities involved.  This Rescue Training Series is being taught in house by instructors within the NEFC.



South Wales (UK) Fire Officer Spends Day with Collaborative Department

On March 25, 2011, Andy Fish spent the day with the Sycamore Township Fire Department. Andy is a Watch Commander, which is comparable to the rank of Captain here in the U.S., with the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service. He is currently in charge of White Watch at the Maindee Fire Station located in the City of Newport.

His visit afforded crews the opportunity to discuss the many different and surprisingly similar ways that the fire departments operate. Everything from tactics to equipment to firefighter safety and accountability was compared and contrasted. Departmental issues aside, it was realized that the heart of a firefighter is the same, no matter what part of the world he/she serves.

For more information about the South Wales Fire and Rescue Service, visit their website at:



NEFC Departments Respond To DeSha's Restaurant

Saturday, April 9, 2011  NEFC Units were dispatched on Friday, April 8th for a reported fire on the roof of Desha’s Restaurant in Symmes Twp, units arrived on the scene with nothing showing from side Alpha or Delta, upon further investigation a small fire on the roof was being extinguished by occupants with garden hose, building evacuated, District Chief Books & Chief Huber had accountability and command established on side Alpha. Two supply lines established, interior attack lines pulled, two aerial ladders put in service on Bravo and Alpha side. Fire contained to roof, fire discovered by HVAC worker. No extension was found, roof overhauled and tarped, report taken, and all units went available.
Mutual aid from Sharonville (E88-4), Sycamore (E93 - 4), Blue Ash (T13 - 4), Mason (R52 - 3), Montgomery (M-73 -2), IMAT 61 (3)



Four Semi Tractors Burn in Sycamore Twp

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 03:17 NEFC crews were dispatched to a reported structure fire with multiple explosions at the Duke Energy complex located in Sycamore Township. Upon arrival E-93 reported four semi tractors heavily involved in fire and close to the building. Crews were able to knock down the fire quickly, which prevented extension into the nearby structure. Sycamore units were assisted by Sharonville, Blue Ash, and Loveland-Symmes. Captain Newman assumed Incident Command and accountability upon arrival with assistance from 9201, 9202, and other responding IMAT Chiefs. 



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