On December 17th, 2017 Fire District #3 was dispatched to the intersection of Clinton Street and Girard Avenue, for a reported Smoke Condition.
Deputy Chief Banks in Car 272 arrived, established command and reported a smoke condition from a previously located Structure Fire at 138 Clinton Street. Multiple East Franklin Units arrived simulatanously, due to the Department participating in the 2017 Santa Run Event.
The smoke was ultimately determined to have been sourced from a fire that was lit by the homeowners, who were trying to keep warm in the frigid temperatures. When the members of Station 27 noticed that the homeowners (Garrett Family) did not have a place to stay that evening, we immediately got together and placed them into a hotel room at the Madison Suites on Cedar Grove Lane. The fire was later extinguished with a water can by the crew from Ladder 27.
At the East Franklin Fire Department, our members care about our community beyond the alarm and showed that once again, by placing the family into housing during this holiday season. Good Luck to the Garrett Family and remember to always help those in need!