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BUILDING EXPLOSION
Thursday, December 1, 2016 
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After a steady evening and a small fire at a local fast food restaurant companies were dispatched to the 300 block of Brand Ln. at approximately 04:23 for reports of smoke in the area. While responding Stafford Communications was inundated with reports of an explosion however with no particular location. Clearing an automatic alarm a short distance away Engine 22 (Parker) arrived to find a 2-story metal commercial building with an extensive debris field having suffered an apparent explosion. With fire evident in the rear warehouse portion, and unknown structural integrity from the explosion, Engine 22 deployed their Blitz fire monitor as Engine 21 (Lemmons) laid the 5" supply line and then placed their Blitz fire into service. With the bulk of the fire knocked down and primary searches completed to the extent possible companies awaited investigators. Over the course of the next few hours companies assisted investigators from the Stafford Fire Marshal's Office and Fort Bend County Fire Marshal's Office until released at approximately 10:00hrs. The cause of the explosion is under investigation.

 
   
   
BEDROOM ON FIFTH ST.
   
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 
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At 19:24hrs the box was dispatched for the reported structure fire in the 3200 block of Fifth St. Upon arrival of Engine 21 (Lemmons) smoke was reported from the "A" side of a 1-story SFD and an offensive attack initiated thru the front door. Upon arrival of Ladder 31 (Payne) the assignment of Search Group was given and Engine 22 assigned as RIT Group. Upon knocking down the fire in the A/B corner bedroom and completion of searches ventilation was completed and the situation placed under control holding Engine 21 and Tower 22. Following assisting the FBCFMO investigator all units returned to service.

 
DOOR POP ON MAIN ST
   
Sunday, November 27, 2016 
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At 21:12hrs units were dispatched to the 2200 block on S. Main St. for the reported accident with 1-trapped. Upon arrival of Engine 21 (Sabrsula) a 2-vehicle accident was found with 1-subject unable to exit the vehicle against a light pole. Together with Engine 22 (Lawson) hazards were secured, vehicle stabilized and door pop and removal completed. All parties were then evaluated by EMS and all SFD units returned to service shortly thereafter.

 
THANKSGIVING AT THE STATION
   
Thursday, November 24, 2016 
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Many thanks to the personnel of the department who staffed the stations on Thanksgiving. Being away from their families to help protect the community is something most wouldn't understand but the personnel of the department do to ensure citizens, should they call 911, receive a prompt response. During this Thanksgiving personnel from Engine 21, Engine 22 and Engine 23 joined along with Medic #10 for a Thanksgiving lunch fire station style; all together and in the apparatus bay on a beautiful Thursday.

 
CONGRESSMAN STOPS BY
L to R: Lt Delmar, FF J. Bayes, FF Perkins, Congressman Olson and FF Munoz along with Dale Mills
   L to R: Lt Delmar, FF J. Bayes, FF
      Perkins, Congressman Olson and FF Munoz
      along with Dale Mills
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 
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This morning the crew of Station #3 was greeted by Congressman Pete Olson, representing the 22nd District of Texas, who stopped by to say hello and thank you as well as provide donuts and kolaches for the crew. Thank you Congressman Olson.

 
MOTORCYCLE VERSUS CAR WITH AIR MEDICAL
   
Saturday, November 19, 2016 
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At 16:24hrs units were dispatched to the reported motorcycle versus car MVA in 12800 block of S. Kirkwood. Upon arrival of Engine 22 (Ramirez) and Battalion 21 (Magana) a motorcycle rider with critical injuries was found in the roadway. Immediately requesting air medical the crew began patient care until arrival of FBCEMS Medic #10 and Battalion 2 (Lane). Upon arrival of Memorial Herman Life Flight patient care was transferred and transport made to the Level I Trauma Center in the Texas Medical Center. During the incident Engine 21 (Cyrus) was assigned the Landing Zone responsibilities and Stafford PD assisted with traffic control. The cause of the accident is under investigation by Stafford PD.

 
MOTORCYCLE WITH AIR MEDICAL
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 
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At 13:06hrs units were dispatched the 4900 block of US90 for the reported motorcycle accident. Upon arrival of Battalion 21 (Mills) one rider was found down in the roadway with care being provided by Medic #10 who had on-viewed the incident. With Engine 21 (Krenek) assisting with patient care air medical was requested to fly bringing Engine 22 (Parada) for LZ responsibilities. Upon arrival of Memorial Herman Life Flight patient care was transferred and upon safe departure of the aircraft all units returned to service.

 
FIRE IN THE BUILDING
Friday, November 4, 2016 
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At 09:39hrs units were dispatched to the reported building fire in the 12000 block of the Southwest Freeway, the former Texas Instruments property. While responding Engine 21 (Wilson) advised of smoke showing and upon arrival reported smoke from multiple openings in a 1-story and 2-story building being demolished. With the building integrity questionable, and water supply limited, all companies assumed a cautious stance as the fire was located in an elevator mechanical room involving the mechanisms, pump and hydraulic fluid. With Engine 23 (Delmar) as Fire Attack, Engine 22 (Peters) as RIT, and Engine 21 (Wilson) as Back-Up the main seat of the fire was located and knocked down. Upon placement of water on the fire Ladder 31 began opening all available doors and Engine 41 rotated inside while Engine 21 checked for extension to Division 2. Due to unknown fire extension elsewhere and zero visibility throughout the vast portions of the building additional assistance was requested bringing Houston District 68, Engine 68, Engine 73 and Ladder 68 and Pearland Engine 5 to the scene. With the Incident Safety Officer advising of possible barrels involved Harris County Haz Mat 1 was also requested for air monitoring and product ID while Cascade 72 responded for supplied air operations. Following extensive company rotations overseen by Operations Section (Partida) and ventilation overseen by District 68 as Ventilation Group all companies returned to service approximately 4-hours later. During the incident one worker was injured and transported by coworkers prior to arrival of 1st arriving companies on scene. Additional companies on the fire ground included Battalion 21 (Therault) as ISO, Battalion 31 (Keefe) as Division Charlie, Ladder 2 and Tanker 22. The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Stafford Fire Marshal's Office.

 
   
   
CONFINED SPACE TRAINING
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 
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During the 1st part of the week department personnel participated in confined space training at the U.S.S. Lexington in Corpus Christi, Texas. Along with personnel from Missouri City Fire & Rescue Services and W.A. Parish Emergency Response Group of the NRG Corporation, personnel trained on accessing and extricating persons trapped in confined space scenarios. Thru the use of rope systems personnel descended to lower levels, packaged patients and then extricated while using supplied air.

 
   
   
NEWEST MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENT
   
Saturday, September 24, 2016 
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This evening the newest members of the department graduated from the recruit program. During the 8-week program personnel learned the basics of the fire service through both class room and hands-on evolutions including PPE, SCBA, ventilation, ground ladders, water supply and other assignments. This evening James Perry, Clayton Williamson, Tim Davis and Cory Todd officially completed the program and are now assigned to Companies 2A, 2B, 2D and 2D respectively. Congrats and welcome.

 
FORT BEND COUNTY FAIR PARADE
   
Friday, September 23, 2016 
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As a matter of tradition personnel of the department attended the annual Fort Bend County Fair Parade this morning. This year Tanker 22 and Booster 22 represented the department along with other fire departments, law enforcement agencies and organizations. The Fort Bend County Parade goes on for the next 2-weeks at the County Fair Grounds in Rosenberg. Thanks to Fire Fighters Ortega, T. Lawson, DeDear and Reed for handling the event for our department.

 
ROLL OVER WITH AIR MEDICAL
Wednesday, September 14, 2016 
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At 11:44hrs units were dispatched to the reported MVA in the 4900 block of Highway 90. Upon arrival of Engine 21 (Lewis) one vehicle was found in the landscaping after having rolled over past the overpass. With one subject unresponsive in the vehicle personnel rapidly extricated the patient, and with Battalion 21 (Mills) on scene, advised of a Level I trauma patient. Upon arrival of Medic #3 air medical was requested bringing Tower 22 (Therault) to the scene for the LZ. Upon completion of packaging patient care was transferred to the flight crew of Memorial Herman Life Flight and transport made to the Texas Medical Center Trauma Center. Upon the safe departure of the aircraft all units returned to service.

 
   
   
EARLY MORNING TRAILER FIRE
Saturday, August 20, 2016 
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At 03:31hrs units were dispatched to the reported structure fire in the 2800 block of Lelia St in unincorporated Fort Bend County. Upon arrival of Engine 21 fire was reported from the A/B corner of a double wide trailer and an offensive attack initiated while the Chauffeur secured the water supply. Upon arrival of Ladder 31 primary search was initiated with Engine 22 assigned as Ventilation Group, Tower 22 assisting with search and Quint 23 assigned the RIT Group. With a quick knock down on the fire Battalion 21 placed the situation was placed under control awaiting investigators. During fire fighting efforts the occupant of the residence was reported to be next door and, upon medical evaluation, transported by FBCEMS due to smoke inhalation. Following completion of assisting the investigators from the Fort Bend County Fire Marshal's Office all units returned to service. Additional units on scene included Tanker 22 and Engine 3.

 
FIRE IN THE GYMNASIUM WITH SLFD
Thursday, August 18, 2016 
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At 14:00hrs this date units were dispatched to the reported commercial structure fire in the 700 block of Sartartia Ln in Sugar Land. First arriving Engine 7 advised of smoke from a large metal building housing a gymnastics business and initiated an offensive attack. Upon arrival of Battalion 21 (Mills) the assignment of Incident Safety Officer was given while Quint 23 (Delmar) laid 800' of 5" LDH and was assigned to "C" Division. With TIC readings on the interior increasing and a 2,500' lay to the closest hydrant all companies were withdrawn from the building and began opening up the exterior to access the fire. Upon arrival of Tanker 22 a nurse operation was undertaken to supply Engine 1 until a hydrant supply could be established. Working for over 2-hours crews eventually accessed the seat of the fire and achieved a knockdown. During the course of the incident Squad 21 and Foam 21 were also requested to respond in addition to companies from Richmond, Rosenberg, Missouri City, Pecan Grove, Needville, Fulsheur, North East and Houston. Following completion of overhaul and racking hose all units cleared the scene at approximately 18:15hrs. No injuries were reported to fire service personnel or civilians.

 
   "A" Side
   "C" Side
PIN-IN ON MURPHY RD.
   
Saturday, August 13, 2016 
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As rain passed through the area units were dispatched at approximately 21:00hrs to the reported MVA with people trapped in the 12200 block of Murphy Rd. Upon arrival of Engine 22 (T. Lawson) the same was confirmed with 1-subject trapped in a 4-door vehicle with 2-other vehicles scattered in the roadway. The crew of Engine 22 initiated extrication by stabilizing the vehicle and removing the roof before being joined by Quint 23 who employed a 2nd set of tools to assist the heavily entrapped driver. Upon arrival of Battalion 21 command was transferred and Engine 21 requested for additional patients. During the course of the extrication multiple crews, using multiple tools, worked to remove the roof, doors and roll the dash to extricate the patient. Upon completion of extrication the patient was transported to the Texas Medical Center. Upon taking up all units returned to service with the scene under investigation by the Stafford Police Department.

 
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