Tuesday, April 17, 2007

May Meeting Site Announced

The FASCV monthly meeting for May will be held at Mountain View Fire Department's Station #4, 229 N. Whisman Rd., Mountain View, CA, 94043. Meeting time is 7:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 3, with invited visitors welcome.

Several members had expressed an interest in viewing Mountain View Fire’s Hazmat Unit, housed at Station 5. Mountain View Fire refers to this unit as “The HEAT Team”. However, Battalion Chief Steve Hawkes reports that the rig is currently “in the shop” and has suggested that Station 4 would be a better place for our group to meet. Station 4 houses Engine 4, Reserve Engine 6 and Reserve Truck 2. The last time our group met at Station 4 was in July, 2005.

Chief Hawkes has promised that, if the HEAT unit is in service, it will be brought over to Station 4 for our viewing. As an alternate program, he has offered to set up a display of Mountain View's Homeland Security-financed USAR and Hazmat trailers that are kept at Station 4.

Watch this blog for an announcement of a possible dinner location for some socializing before the meeting.