Evansville firefighters found heavy fire through the roof of this unoccupied former manufacturing factory building. First due Captain declared a defensive operation and began setting up aerials and master stream devices surrounding the structure. The responding Chief requested a second alarm response.
John M. Buckman III has served as fire chief with the German Township (Indiana) Volunteer Fire Department for 34 years. He served as president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs and is the co-founder of the Volunteer and Combination Officers Section of the IAFC. He has also attended the National Fire Academy.