Friday, February 27, 2009

St. Patricks Day Shirt

Below is the design for the Station 6 St. Patricks Day shirt. I want to give a big thanks to Bug out at #9 C-Shift for developing the angry irishman design on the back. Also a big thanks to Capt. Mutter & his crew at Acute Designs for putting everything together for us. The shirts will be available in a light gray & green I believe; prices to follow. Contact either A-Shift or C-shift at Station 6 if you are interested in purchasing.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Busy day for A-Shift

Yesterday was a busy day for 6-Engine. A total of 9 runs for the Engine, 10 for the Medic. Calls ranged any where from flu-like s/s to critical hypoglycemic (low blood sugar) Pt's as well as Stroke pt's. Southeast was also the burrough of car fires yesterday. The first was at Salem AV & Williamson Rd SE on the bridge. A large column of black smoke could be seen pulling off the apron at the house. The second car fire was around 0140 in the 1200 block of 14th St. Both fires had a quick knock down & crews were back in service within 30min. Another call had everyones blood pumping at first when companies from the Southside received calls for a large column of thick black smoke coming from the industrial park. While en route, E11 advised upon pulling out of the house that they had a very large column of black smoke coming from the general direction. Upon arrival of E6, E11, L1, & BC1, further investigation revealed that employees were attempting to get some of the boilers rolling. Pictured are the shots captured of E6 personnel extinguishing the two car fires.

Sunday, February 22, 2009


  • One SCOTT mask: $200
  • One SCOTT regulator: $800
  • One headnet for SCBA mask: $95
  • Having a Lt. who devotes countless hours off the clock to make sure our equpment is in proper working order: PRICELESS
I want to take a few to give a big thanks to Lt. Gibson (Smurf) of #6 C-Shift for maintaining our SCBA program. Pictured above is Smurf starting his fifth consecutive day of SCBA inspections & repairs. It was rumored that yesterday he began working on finishing up the inspections @ 0750 & was found still working on the @ 0230 when the Engine was sent on a fire alarm @ Wachovia Tower. Thanks again Smurf! On another note, it appears that there was a malfunction of equipment here yesterday that C-Shift proved how to adapt & overcome. If you will notice, this is the printer that we receive our dispatch information from; good thinking guys.

Friday, February 20, 2009

War Wagon 6, Back In Business

For most of the day, E6 was OOS (out of service) for personnel staffing other vacant spots in other stations in the city until some came back from Dr. School; like one of our own FF/EMT-I George "I got no middle name" Harris. After all units were back in service the medic unit ran a couple, and the Engine sat dorment until around 2330 when E6 was dispatched along w/ E1, E5, L1, L2, M151, BC1, & RS1, went Oscar Mike (on the move) for a dumpster fire next to a structure on 8 1/2 St. SE. E6 arrived to find a small dumpster on fire & made it a can handle for a single Engine Co. No E6 personnel were transported for minor injuries & the above pictures were taken while E6 personnel worked diligently to extinguish the blaze.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Friday the 13th

Friday the 13th proved to be a typical day in SE. Both Engine & Medic unit were steady through out the day, but once the sun went down, the Engine slowed & the Medic was up. Shown above was a call earlier in the day on 4th St. SE @ the Thrift Store. The above vehicle was said to have backed into the building both both occupants escapred w/o harm. Further investigation revealed that the A-side wall had been pushed in an estimated 2". Units dispatched were E6, M101, & M6 later placed themselves on the scene as the passenger of the SUV was found running at blinding speed down Tazewell AV. It was discovered that he was not injured as well. I do apologize for not updating the blog as I should, will try to do better in the near future.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Getting the pre-plans done.

Not a real busy day on Wednesday but Capt. Stone decided to crack the whip & have the crew of Engine 6 do three pre-fire plans that afternoon. In all the Engine ran a total of three runs w/ only one wires down, & the medic unit totaled seven runs. In the top picture, Stone is making sure that FF/PM Surratt is filling out the pre-plan info appropriately. In the lower picture, well I'm not sure what Lt. Mcfall was trying to explain.

Station 6 coins

Station 6 coins are in and can be purchased for $10/each. If interested, you can either contact Joe Boswell at #7 C-Shift or any members at #6 on A-Shift or C-Shift.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Welcome to the 6-Engine page

Welcome to the Engine Co. 6 page. This page was modeled after the idea of our brothers of #9 Engine. This website is designed to provide a way to let the public & our fellow brothers & sisters follow daily life at #6 fire station. I will try to update the blog every few days w/ recent runs, training exercises, etc. & if you have any ideas please let me know.