On October 11, 2017, Ladder 17 was alerted to assist Holloway Terrace Fire Company with a commercial structure fire at the Delaware Solid Waste facility located on Lambson Lane. While Ladder 17 was responding, the incident was upgraded to a second alarm. Crews were met with a fire in a trash compactor building that was spreading to a second structure by means of a conveyor belt. Ladder 17 was directed to the C side of the building to try to gain access to the conveyor belt. The aerial ladder was placed on top of the conveyor system and crews had to cut an access hole in the top, and then deployed a line.

– Submitted by Chuck Hayes