Firefighters Pull Pick Up from Plaistow, New Hampshire, House, Make Repairs
When you think of what firefighters bring to a call, it's more like hoses and not a table saw. But that's what Plaistow firefighters brought after a pickup truck ran into a house Friday night.
The pickup ran into the house on East Road that not only caused visible damage to the house, but shifted the load of the support beams, according to the Plaistow Fire Department
After pulling the truck from the house, members of the Plaistow Fire Department Structural Collapse Technical Rescue Team spent more time at the property to build shoring to support the roof over the porch and shore-damaged structural beams in the basement that were carrying the load of the front of the house.
Neither the driver of the pickup nor anyone inside the house was injured, according to the department.
The team is made up of full-time and on-call members that allows technical work to be done immediately rather than having to wait up to an hour for help to arrive.
"If anyone would have been injured or trapped that would been a long time to wait," Fire Chief Chris Knutsen wrote in the post.
"Our training, equipment, and capability coupled with our on-duty staff and on-call staff allowed us to handle this call with only asking for one Engine for station coverage. Our staff are rock stars who want to be here and put in the time for training and continuing education," the chief said.
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