At approx. 7:10 pm, CKFR was called to a residential structure fire in the 4300 block of Naomi Street NW, Bremerton. The fire was in the attic of the two story, single family home. All occupants were out and the fire is now under control. CKFR and Bremerton Fire units remain on scene.
At approx. 7:50 am, CKFR crews responded to an area off Tracyton, just south of Fairgrounds. There was a single vehicle, 20 feet down the embankment, with one person pinned underneath. Crews extricated the patient and transported them to a landing zone for Airlift. A second occupant was uninjured.
Some of you may have noticed the odd looking contraption behind Station 51 on Silverdale Way …. Crews have been training this week on “vertical ventilation operations” using a prop loaned to us by the State Fire Marshal’s Office, through the Washington State Patrol. Firefighters are able to “adjust the roof” so that they can practice ventilation (cutting holes) on a shallow pitch, which is walkable, or a steep pitch that requires the assistance of a ladder to move around safely. Why do we do vertical ventilation? To make the environment safer for the firefighters and any occupants in the building. Heat and smoke rise and ventilating helps alleviate the pressure and increases visibility inside.
5300 NW Newberry Hill Road,
Silverdale, WA 98383