Units Run Major Water Line Break At Van Duyn
2/5/23 at 00:54hrs Taunton while covering for Onondaga Hill as well as Fairmount fire due to installation banquets, was dispatched to a water problem at Van Duyn nursing on W Seneca Tpke. Staff reporting a burst water pipe on the 2nd floor of the building. Taunton Car 1 (Chief Phelan), Engine 4 (FF Houle) and Rescue 1 (FF Flynn) responded to the incident. Upon arrival crews encountered significant flooding on the 2nd floor due to a hot water pipe break and a second burst pipe occurred on the first floor vestibule as units arrived due to a broken sprinkler pipe. Taunton worked with maintenance to secure the water to the effected areas. Crews also remained on site for 2 and a half hours to assist with removing the water so that their staff could maintain care to the residents of the facility. Engine 6(Lt Martin) handled a motor vehicle accident during this time frame and maintained the coverage while units operated at the facility. We would like to thank Van Duyn for generously donating food to our personnel today.