Station 55 responded mutual aid to the Southard Fire Department Howell Township as Rapid Intervention Team to a structure fire on Friday, December 28, 2012 at 2044 hours.  Engine 5521′s crew and Assistant Chief Mike Waters 5510 handled the RIT assignment.  The two-story single family residence located on Kent Road had heavy fire coming from the second story and roof on arrival.  Station 54 was subsequently called for a tanker assignment, bringing 5411 and 5408 to the scene.  Station 54 was later diverted to the Southard station on Route 9 to stand-by.

Station 55 was released from the scene at around 2330 hours.