Fire Log: Rabbit Rescues Elevator Strandee

Incidents and emergencies handled by the Belmont Fire Department.

Rabbit to the rescue 

May 2 – At 7:09 a.m., fire units were dispatched to a Lexington Street multifamily building for a stalled elevator with a person stuck inside. Arriving companies shut down power to the elevator and used the ‘rabbit’ tool to pop the elevator door and freeing the person that was inside. The elevator company was notified and arrived on scene as the fire department was leaving.

Nap Alert

May 2 – At 6:01 p.m., a fire department vehicle was dispatched to a parking lot on Trapelo Road after a caller told dispatchers that a person had possibly passed out in the vehicle which was still running. When firefighters arrived, they discovered that the person was taking a nap.

Yes, no on gas

May 4 – At 7:57 a.m., Belmont’s Engine 2 and command car 3 were dispatched to the intersection of Carleton Road and Washington Street to investigate the reported outside odor of natural gas. Arriving firefighters could smell the gas and requested that the gas company respond to the scene. Normal readings were displayed by gas detecting instruments inside and outside of homes in the surrounding area and in sewer catch basins.


May 4 – At 2:37 p.m., Belmont’s Engine 1, Ladder 1 and command car 3 were dispatched to the Belmont Manor Nursing Home on Agassiz Avenue. Upon arrival, Engine 1 personnel discovered that a fire protection company on scene had accidentally set off the alarm while working on the sprinkler system. A nursing home representative said he would advise the fire department when the system was fully back on line.


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