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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

BFRS Natural Gas Line Fire

Birmingham Fire & Rescue

Birmingham Firefighters responded to the old Birmingham News building, which was in the process of demolition, to a reported gas leak. Upon arrival, Engine 1 found construction workers trying to contain, but not extinguish, a large blaze from a 6" gas pipeline with a handline off a hydrant.

Engine 1 assessed the scene, laid a line and went to work while they waited for the gas company. Complicating matters, the gas line fire was blowing down on a pile of wood and construction debris that had been piled up in the corner of the basement.

While Firefighters worked to contain the blaze and, at the same time, prevent the pile from erupting into flames, the gas company dug up the street to get to the shut-off valve.

Quick work by Birmingham Firefighters helped to contain the blaze and prevent the pile from erupting. Great job!

A special thanks to Nozzleman Brasfield for wearing the DAVE911 Helmet Cam!

Video... including the new DAVE911 Helmet Cam video!


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Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Nozzleman Brasfield wearing the DAVE911 Helmet Cam...

Birmingham Fire & Rescue


DAVE911 Helmet Cam...

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Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Alabama Gas trying to get to the shut-off valve...

Birmingham Fire & Rescue


While digging up the street, a part of Birmingham's history started to show. Cobblestone bricks that were once the streets of Birmingham...

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If you look closely, you can see how far down the cobblestone layer is...

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Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


Birmingham Fire & Rescue


You never know what you might be walking over when you walk on the sidewalk...

Birmingham Fire & Rescue

6 Comments:

At 10/09/2007 04:58:00 PM , Anonymous Kenny said...

AWESOME!!! CANT WAIT FOR THE VIDEO!!!
Nice job Dave!

 
At 10/11/2007 10:23:00 PM , Anonymous Jared Johnson said...

Wow! Either someone wasn't paying attention or that building wasn't going down without a fight. Either way, congratulations on your new helmet cam. I bet you were tickeled pink when you opened that box.
Come to think of it, I've walked that sidewalk many a time. Scary to think if it had a deep crack in it...

 
At 10/11/2007 10:29:00 PM , Anonymous Jared Johnson said...

Am I hallucinating or can I very faintly hear the SCU tones from Emergency! in the background when Engine 1 is getting ready to roll in the video???

 
At 11/19/2007 11:54:00 AM , Blogger EMS Action said...

Jared - Yes, Engine 1 uses that tone as the alert tone for their CAD computer.

 
At 3/05/2011 07:53:00 AM , Anonymous Ambit Energy said...

Hurray for the firefighters!!! Great job!! Couldn't imagine if it really explode.

 
At 3/30/2011 08:53:00 AM , Anonymous BGE said...

AWESOME!! And just can't get it pass by. Just congratulating the firefighters who made it all possible.

 

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