Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Occupant of Trailer at Lee’s Trailer Park

June 12, 2018
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On Tuesday May 29 at approximately 9:45 p.m. Revere 9-1-1 received multiple calls reporting a fire on the property of Lees Trailer Park Lot # 31 located at 418 Revere Beach Parkway.

Revere Fire Alarm immediately struck a box alarm response dispatching Revere C4, E5, E3 Chelsea E3 and Revere L2.

C4 Deputy Chief Giampietro and Revere L2 were first to arrive on scene.

Upon arrival Deputy Chief Giampietro reported smoke and fire showing from an 8 x 25 foot trailer unit in the rear of the facility, and frantic area residents reported that the occupant of the trailer may still be inside.

Revere L2’s crew under the command of Lt. William Brown along with firefighters Petrilli and Roosa donned SCBA’S (Self Contained Breathing Apparatus) and forced entry to the trailer.

Lt. Brown and FFs Petrilli and Roosa made entry to the trailer under extreme conditions and knocked down the heavy fire using just a two gallon water extinguisher, forcible entry and overhauling tools and their bare hands as Deputy Chief Giampietro shattered windows, cross venting the trailer to alleviate firefighters of excessive heat and smoke.

During their primary search and rescue operation of the premises firefighters located and extricated the unconscious occupant.

The victim was attended to by firefighters and Cataldo EMS paramedics and transported to MGH Boston.

As firefighters were extricating the victim, E5 arrived on scene and advanced an attack line as crews from E3 assisted in fire suppression and overhauling. Chelsea E3 responding mutual aid on the box was assigned as the standby company.

First and second and third due companies were delayed (E1, E4, L1) or unable to respond as they were making up from a water rescue on the Breakers off Eliot Circle on Revere Beach as the box was struck.

The fire was brought under control within 15 minutes.

Revere Fire Chief Christopher Bright was in high praise of Deputy Chief Anthony Giampietro, Lt. William Brown, Firefighters William Petrilli and Patrick Roosa, stating they will all be recognized for their heroic efforts.

The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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