Wednesday, May 15, 2019

83* and GORGEOUS Outside ; Big Local Fire

Hopefully we won't get clipped again with snow!

Got The Little Guy today, so we've been running around, upstairs and down, playing "What's THAT?", going through my tool boxes, playing with various Type-N and UHF coaxial connectors, moving the sprinklers in the yard, watching the dog jump through the sprinklers, wiping down a wet dog, wiping down a wet 2-year old, and in general expending vast amounts of energy trying to keep up with him.....

WHEW!

And on a more somber note, I had the scanner on in the garage, and the channels for the Poudre Fire Authority lit up. They were responding to a some kind of structure fire, and it sounded serious.

Sometime later, I heard some more radio traffic indicating two firefighters had been inside a building when it came down on them. They'd both been extracted, and were conscious, but required medical attention. These guys are warriors, but they don't run towards the sound of gunfire; they enter burning buildings to do battle, and God Bless Them for their courage and bravery.

*****UPDATE*****

Just heard they've pulled a third firefighter out, and are looking for a fourth one.....

1430 Local Update 

They just called a third alarm. It's some kind of multi-story structure.

And the casualty count is now up to six.



1515 Local Update

Medivac helicopter has been called in from Greely, and if the pilot doesn't accept the landing area, he'll set down on Hwy 287.

12 comments:

  1. Grand kids are the best fun!

    So sorry about the firefighters, prayers up for them and their families.

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    1. Yes they are, and you get to give them back!

      I'm still listening, but haven't seen anything on-line yet in the local papers. It's somewhere in Laramie County along Hwy 287, but that's a pretty big stretch!

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    2. Is it this one: Structure Fire
      3124 STANFORD RD, FORT COLLINS, CO

      AFG3

      BAT2

      BU1

      EN10

      EN3

      EN4

      EN5

      LAD5

      SFTY1

      TWR1

      UCH207

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    3. I'm not sure, as I never heard a specific address. They'd have no need to bring a Medivac chopper in there as they're maybe a 12 minute "Code 1" ambulance ride to a very good hospital.

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  2. Fire sounds real bad. Hope all come out of it ok.

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    1. I didn't hear a peep out of the radio after about 1600 local. Looking at the incident reports, and seeing what Battalions, engines and ladder units were called, I think it must have been the one on Stanford that Brig posted.

      And yet I still can't find any stories about it in the local paper websites.

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  3. On a more frivolous note, it's a rare thing in May for it to be hotter in the Colorado mountains (or hills) than in the Florida coastal flat lands, but yesterday when you posted this, our high was 82. It's 83 today.

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    1. Yup, we're subject to wildly varying local weather systems.

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  4. The main frustration with scanner listening is that you almost never get a resolution.

    z

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    1. Yep, unless you lock your scanner on that particular channel, you stand a real good chance of missing a lot.

      Which is why I had three 'banks' of scanners back in Lost Angeleez.....

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  5. Sad to hear, and yes they are heroes too!

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    1. And I still haven't found any follow-up to it.....

      We took The Little Guy to the local Fire ouse a couple of weeks ago, and he loved it.

      And the Firemen just loved seeing a little kid and Grandpa coming through the door!

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Keep it civil, please....