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Bangor Fire First Alarm Responses & Still Alarms
Grass/ Brush Fire - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue
Vehicle Fire - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue
Fire Alarms - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Fire in Building - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Vehicle Accident - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue - *Heavy Rescue Spec Call
EMS - 1 Rescue (Engine if Warranted by EMD)
Dumpster Fire - 1 Engine
Carbon Monoxide - 1 Engine
Chimney Fire - 2 Engines, 1 Ladder, 2 Rescues, Fire Comm 1
Water Related - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue, 1 boat, Heavy Rescue
Technical Rescue - 1 Engine, 1 Rescue, Heavy Rescue
Haz - Mat  - 2 Engines, 2 Rescues, 1 Ladder, Fire Comm 1, Orono FD Haz Mat Team (as needed)
Aircraft Emergency at BIA - minimum of 1 engine, 1 rescue, 1 tanker.
(more as size of aircraft requires) (may add 2 additional engines, 1- ladder, 2 additional rescues, Fire Comm 1,  Heavy Rescue, Second Ladder Command Truck in case of crash)
* This is determined by ANG Crash Rescue *
Mutual Aid - as requested
**Tank 6 Responses - All fires outside of city hydrants and mutual aid.
Alarms Above the
First Alarm
All Hands - One additonal Engine, One additional Rescue to scene
(** ANG tanker & Glenburn tanker to scene) Brewer Engine and OronoEngine to cover Central, Hire Back Chief Officer
Second Alarm - Brewer Engine & Orono Engine to scene,
(** Hermon & Hampden tankers to scene) Hermon Engine to cover Central, Veazie Engine to cover Station 5, Bangor Recall for 1 officer and 3 ffers to man Engine 2.
Third Alarm - Hermon Engine & Veazie Engine to Scene, Engine 2 cover central, Hampden Engine to cover Central.
Fourth Alarm - Engine 2 and Hampden Engine to scene, Old Town Engine to Cover Central, Glenburn Engine to cover Station 6
** = Tanker responses outside the hydrant district.
Addition Ladders and other equipment are by special call.
*All initial alarms may have other equipment added as needed for special circumstances *

Never Forget

D - Crew handles technical rescue call
Updated On: Sep 30, 2010


Man hurt in fall off Lover's Leap in Bangor

By Dawn Gagnon
BDN Staff 

BANGOR - A man walking along a path at Lover's Leap became the focus of a rescue operation by city firefighters Tuesday evening after he fell an estimated 20 feet and injured himself.

The man, who was described as being in his mid- to late 20s but whose name, age and hometown weren't immediately available, was taken to Eastern Maine Medical Center for treatment of head injuries and cuts to his arms and legs, Assistant Fire Chief Rick Cheverie said. No further information about his medical condition was available Tuesday night.

Cheverie said that firefighters were called to Lover's Leap, an area off Valley Avenue that has a steep cliff overlooking the Kenduskeag Stream, about 6:30 p.m.

"It appears that he lost his footing," Cheverie said. He said rescuers found the injured man after they were flagged down from across the stream by his girlfriend.

"We couldn't have seen him from the opposite bank, which is where we came in," he said.

Though the rescue operation did not require climbing, it did require that firefighters cross the stream to get to the man, put him onto a litter and stabilize him before carrying him back across the stream to a waiting ambulance, Cheverie said.

Water levels at this time of year are relatively low, ranging from ankle-deep to roughly knee-keep, or "just deep enough to get over the firefighters' boots, he said.

According to the Maine Memory Network, a website of the Maine Historical Society, Bangor's Lover's Leap "commemorates a young Native American couple who supposedly jumped to their deaths in the stream after being refused permission to wed."

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