On Friday January 23rd at 1752, the Station 36 FAST was requested into Montgomery on a 1st alarm basement fire. Montgomery arriving Chiefs found a 2.5 story wood frame, vast private dwelling with heavy smoke from the front door and heavy fire in the B/C corner. Chief 36 arrived and did a quick 360 investigation to brief the FAST arriving on Ladder 36, of the scene situation prior to their arrival. Chief 36 was then assigned to the command post to supervise all FAST operations and assist Chief 45.
RIT 36 set up on the front lawn under the direction of Captain Regiec. Due to the size of the home, multiple floor breaches from fire, and scene hazards, manpower from 28 Fire, Millstone Valley, and Kingston Fire 39 were added to the RIT compilation. Crews stood by on the A/B corner and C/D corner to keep a close eye on operating crews. Because of the hazards RIT crews were at a constant ready and communicated through the event on manpower locations and operations. All units were cleared shortly after 23:00 hours. No injuries were reported and all crews on scene did a great job.