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Follow-up to the January 6th post. This is from the incident commander:
"At 5:02 on Christmas Day the Germantown Fire Department Received a call For a House Fire at W194 N13589 Fond du Lac Ave. The First Piece of Germantown apparatus arrived at 5:16 with 5 members on board, me as incident command, one as pump operator and three Firefighters. At 5:17 the second piece of apparatus arrived which was staffed with 3 EMTs (No Firefighters). At 5:20 the Ladder truck arrived with three Firefighters one acting as pump operator, at 5:22 the next engine arrived with one Firefighter and one EMT, the Firefighter was pump operating. We had two other vehicles also respond with a total of three more Firefighters, one was a tanker who was charged with transporting water to the scene due to the lack of fire hydrants, and the other two were charged with refilling empty air bottles. So there was a total of five firefighters actually available to fight the fire, 3 firefighters for pump operating, two for fill air bottles, and one to operate the tanker. The final truck from Germantown Arrived a full 36 min. from the time of call.
At this fire we also had 3 smoke inhalation patients, and one firefighter injury. So when it was all said and done we had a total of 11 Actual Firefighters there. Of the 11, three were operating pumps, two were filling air bottles, one was incident command, one was operating the tanker, and 4 were fighting the fire until one was hurt, which left us with three firefighters. We received one engine company staffed with five firefighters from Jackson, one engine company staffed with four from Richfield, one RIT team from Richfield staffed with five, one Paramedic unit from Thiensville staffed with two, one Tanker from Lannon staffed with 2, one Tanker from Menomonee Falls staffed with 2, one Ambulance from Richfield staffed with three to stand by at our station in case of another call, and one Engine from Mequon to stand by at our station in case of another call.”
This is the best view of this situation available. It conflicts with the original report that was given to my source by another POC firefighter, but this is the official version of the activities that evening.