Fire Photos


4 Alarm 921 William Howard Taft

CFDHISTORY ---›Fire Photos ---› 4 Alarm 921 William Howard Taft

Date 2002-10-16


Companies were initially dispatched to 921 William Howard Taft at 08:16. Box 2259 was transmitted and Engines 23-19-20 Trucks 23-19 & District 1 responded on the 1st alarm. In this photo Engine 3 and Truck 19 have taken up positions in the rear of the building.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



Engine 23 requested a 2nd alarm shortly after arriving on scene. This was immediately followed by a request for the 3rd alarm by District 1. In this photo firefighting efforts continue on the roof of the structure.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



Many of the firefighters that responded to this fire also fought the 5 alarm blaze in this same structure in 1993. Here, Truck 3 gains access to the roof on the Gilbert Avenue side of the building.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



At 08:20, the 2nd & 3rd alarms were transmitted sending Engines 3-5-9-46-14-29 Truck 3 Squad 52 MAC 1 Rescue 2-46 and District 3 to the blaze. Here firefighters continue ventilation on the roof almost 30 minutes after the box was transmitted.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



Truck 19 set up in the rear of the building.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



Chiefs coordinate firefighting efforts at Taft and Gilbert. At 08:37 Car 1 requested the 4th alarm summoning Engines 12-34 and Truck 14 to the Alexander Apartments.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



Crews work to extinguish hot spots in the roof of the building.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



Ladder 23 set up in front of the building.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



Chiefs Kleusner & Prather at the Command Post.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



Members of Rescue 46 stand by in case of injuries to firefighters.
Photograph - Steve Hagy



Salvation Army canteen SA 1 sets up to provide food and refreshments for weary firefighters. The canteens are always a welcome site at the fire scene.
Photograph - Steve Hagy