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Crosby Yacht Yard Fire
Posted 01/03/2004. Updated Dec 5, 2012
Photos by Britton Crosby
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Firefighters prepare to battle the fire inside the aluminum Shed 4.
COMM Ladder 307 operates 1000 gpm from the aerial.
COMM Firefighters operating 2-1/2" on side 4.
Protecting exposures on side 4.
Hyannis firefighters working on side 4.
Structural collapse of Shed 2 on side 4.
Operating on side 3/4 corner.
Approximately a dozen 1-1/2 " lines operated at the scene.
A slushy snow cover prevented some of the embers from causing more problems.
The fire could be seen for miles. Thick acrid smoke from the fire drifted westerly causing upper Cape departments to
respond to numerous smoke calls. The fiberglass boats, plastics, and hundreds of gallons of diesel fuel
made the smoke very thick and gave it a distinct odor.
Lieutenant Rogers and Hyannis Deputy Melanson.
This historic Wianno Senior frame was stored next to shed 2. It was saved as was the small building shown
above on the right.
COMM Firefighters Long and Osgood working on side 4.
A 2-1/2" hose stream operating on side 4 protects the Wianno Senior frame.
Wednesday, December 10, 2003 2131 Hours
The Fourth Alarm was transmitted at approximately 2144 hours.
Alarm - 2144
E406 - Otis Engine to scene, brand patrol on Little Island
E25 - Falmouth Engine in Staging
E43 - Yarmouth Engine responded to scene and operated at OH Marine
L206 - Barnstable Ladder was delayed due to staffing, in Staging
R458 - Sandwich ambulance responded to scene
Station Coverage on 4th Alarm
Centerville Station 1 - E48 Yarmouth Engine - Then went to Ost Station
Centerville Station 1 - R828 and R825 from Hyannis covered and did calls
Osterville Station 2 - E451 Sandwich Engine - Then went to scene
Marstons Mills Station 3 - E23 Falmouth Engine
Hyannis Station - E112 from Dennis - Then went to Cent HQ
Hyannis Station - L110 from Dennis
Hyannis Station - HR241 from Brewster for regional coverage
Hyannis Station - C181 Chatham Chief for regional coverage
West Barnstable Station - R242 from Brewster
Barnstable Station - E106 from Dennis
Mashpee Station - E294 responded to Mashpee -
E294 later covered Marstons Mills
Mashpee Station - E2 from Onset and Onset C1
Mashpee Station - L26 from Falmouth for regional coverage
Falmouth Station 3 - E125 from Bourne
Sandwich Station 1 - E6 from Plymouth
Sandwich Station 3 - E123 from Bourne
Bourne Station 3 - E5 from Plymouth
Yarmouth Station 1 - E69 from Harwich
Yarmouth Station 2 - E233 from Brewster
Dennis Station 1 - E185 from Chatham
Dennis Station 2 - E234 from Brewster
Harwich Station 1 - E64 from E Harwich
Harwich Station 2 - E175 from Orleans
Alarm request at approximately 2149 was covered by other radio
traffic and was not transmitted, although special calls to the scene
made the equivalent of a 5th alarm to work at the scene.
Alarm Run Card would have been...
E451 - Sandwich Engine (responded on special call)
E23 - Falmouth Engine (did not respond to scene, covering Mills)
E48 - Yarmouth Engine (did not respond to scene, covering Ost)
L356 - Mashpee Tower (came on special call and operated at scene)
HR241 - Brewster Heavy Rescue (did not respond to scene, covered Hya)
R262 - Cotuit ambulance, responded to scene Staging
C371 - Mashpee chief responded to scene
Special Call for 3 additional Aerial Ladders - 2150
LT356 - Mashpee Tower responded to scene, operated on OH Marine
sector later in fire due to access problems
LT450 - Sandwich Tower responded to scene, operated water tower Nauticus
Marine side 4.
L297 - West Barnstable Ladder staged and crew operated at scene
L41 - Yarmouth responded and crew operated at scene
E451 - Sandwich Engine to staging
M808 - Hyannis Fire Boat responded to scene and operated from water side 3
S370 - Mashpee pickup responded with Diesel Fuel
S-29 - Falmouth pickup responded with Diesel fuel
C-371 - Mashpee Chief to scene
C-441 - Sandwich Chief to the scene
ISU - The Fire Marshall's Incident Support Unit spent 2 days on scene
USCG - Coast Guard pollution control trailer responded
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