AFD Engine 1 on scene near UMass Southwest towers
The still alarm -- automatic response due to tripped smoke detectors -- first came in around 10:30 PM last night but then within minutes became a box alarm as UMass first responders reported "smoke in the building."
AFD Engine 2 (the quint) gets in close to Berkshire Dining Commons
The Quint has a 75' aerial ladder
The tone sent out to all on and off duty firefighters brings a massive response to the UMass Berkshire Dining Commons, in this case Engine 1, Engine 2, Engine 3, Ladder 1, an ambulance, AFD Chief Nelson and assistant Chief Stromgren.
Off duty firefighters and Call Force are automatically mobilized
AFD Ladder 1 with a 102' aerial platform standing by
Two firefighters went up on the roof and headed down into the building searching for the source of the smoke, which turned out to be electrical: Burned out motor on a HVAC system.
By midnight all AFD assets had packed up and returned to quarters, waiting for the next tone.
E2 taps into Fire Dept Connection to supplement building's sprinkler system