630 Shepherd 2-7-13 The versatility of Wyoming’s Ladder 97 was shown at two fires this past week. The first occurred Sunday evening at a chimney fire on West Hill Lane. While the apparatus remained on the street, the aerial provided a vantage to safely monitor the fire conditions in the chimney as firefighters extinguished the fire from the apartments below.

Then, in the early hours of Thursday morning, Ladder 97 assisted Lockland, Woodlawn, and Forest Park Fire Departments with a rapidly spreading fire at a recycling business in Lockland. Due to the heavy fire load and close proximity to the recycling building, Wyoming’s ladder pipe was utilized to deliver the high volume of water needed to help extinguish and limit the spread of the fire allowing the company to return to recycling production by Friday. Five Wyoming Fire–EMS members stayed on the scene for approximately four hours, while Lockland, Woodlawn, and Lincoln Heights crews overhauled the debris well into Thursday afternoon, almost twelve hours later.