Mutual Aid to Norwood for Waste Fire
By Firefighter Mark Maroney
July 25, 2019

At 0855 hours, Norwood Fire was dispatched to respond to 72 South Main Street in Norwood, for a Casella Waste Truck whose load of waste had caught on fire and was dumped in the parking lot next to the Nice & Easy. At 0933 hours, Potsdam Fire was requested to respond with Engine 80 with it's class A foam. At 0940 hours, Engine 80 (M. Maroney) responded with a full crew to Norwood and arrived on scene at 0947 hours.

Firefighters stretched 200 feet of 1 3/4" hose and used the on board class A foam to suppress the load of waste. Casella brought a track-hoe and dump trailer and picked up the waste that was dumped onto the ground. Potsdam Fire was back in service at 1127 hours.

Units: Engine 80 (M. Maroney)