Brewster Fire Department Responds to Orleans Structure Fire

Brewster Fire Department Responds to Orleans Structure Fire On Friday July 26, 2013 at 5:57 a.m. Ladder 237, Ambulance 244, Car 231 (Chief Moran), and Car 232 (Deputy Chief Harrison) responded to South Orleans Road (Route 28) in Orleans on an automatic Line Box assignment for a reported structure fire. On arrival Orleans Deputy Chief Pike (Incident Commander) reported smoke showing from a 30’ x 30’ two-story private dwelling and verified the working fire. Further investigation of the interior by the Orleans firefighters confirmed the presence of a heavy fire condition on the second floor of the structure. On arrival Brewster Car 231 was assigned as the interior Division 2 officer, Car 232 as the Safety Officer, Ambulance 244 as rehab while Ladder 237 was assigned to perform vertical ventilation of the roof. Additional mutual aid engine companies from Harwich and Eastham Fire Departments arrived on scene and were assigned various fireground tasks including the stretching of back-up attack lines, RIT, securing a primary water source, ventilating the building, checking for fire extension, and relief of interior crews. The fire was placed under control by command at approximately 6:40 a.m. and all Brewster units were returned to service at 8:30 a.m.