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Heavy Fire Warrants Tower Ladder Operations in Farmingdale

This article is a direct street report from our correspondent and has not been edited by the 1st Responder newsroom.

FARMINGDALE, NY - At approximately 5:00 P.M. on February 20th, the East Farmingdale Fire Company was alerted for a commercial fire at 65 Allen Blvd. On arrival of the chiefs, a working fire was transmitted.

Engine 1-5-6 arrived and put lines into operation. Upon request of command, an extra 1&1 was requested to the scene, including South Farmingdale for the ladder and North Lindenhurst for the engine. The incident commander ordered everyone out of the building and crews attacked the fire defensively. A minimum of four master streams operated to knock the fire from above, as well as several hand lines.

Mutual aid consisted of South Farmingdale FD for a Ladder (978), Farmingdale FD for an Engine (923), North Lindenhurst FD for an Engine (1-11-1) and an ambulance (1-11-7), North Amityville for an Engine (1-7-10) and an ambulance (1-7-8), Amityville FD for a Ladder (1-1-5) and an ambulance (1-1-11), West Babylon FD for the RIT (1-9-4), Wyandanch Fire Co. for a Ladder to standby (1-10-5), and the Babylon FD for an Engine to standby (1-2-1).

Units operated under Chief of the East Farmingdale Fire Company, Scott Lewis (1-5-30). The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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