Salisbury Fire Department crews training in multiple disciplines recently at the Riverside Drive boat ramp. Members trained in boat operations, drafting, and supplying an aerial device. Salisbury Fire and EMS personnel average 2 hours of training a day; ensuring they maintain their operational readiness.
Salisbury units responded to the second working structure fire of the day at 2300 hours. Units arriving at 427 Elizabeth St. found a working fire in a 2 1/2 story wood frame dwelling and occupants reported trapped. One occupant jumped from the second floor and another suffered second degree burns on his arms, neck and leg. The cause was an unexplained ignition of gasoline while cleaning motorcycle parts.
The reported fire brought 28 firefighters from the Salisbury Fire Department to the scene with the first unit arriving within 4 minutes of dispatch. Initial units made entry and discovered an adult male occupant deceased on the second floor. The deceased has been transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine positive identity and cause of death.