Could everyone write one simple essay about something that once happened in Saltaire…that they saw or were a part of…and put it on one big website? Somebody should collect a lot of stories before we all forget. Otherwise it is like a line in “On The Beach” : The history of the war that now would never be written.” -(JO'H)

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Big Fire at the Pines: Hugh O'Brien Reports

I was there. All FI FD’s, plus at least 6 from the mainland. 4-5 hours to knock down. Everyone did a good job. Saltaire mustered five souls to be shoved into the inferno. You can watch it on TV, or read about it, but nothing compares with the thrill of having a wall collapse next to you, or a live electrical wire blowing up when water from your fire hose hits it.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Over 300 Firefighters from over 30 departments responded in what was the largest response in Suffolk County since the 1995 Wildfires