Friday, May 1, 2009

April 4, 2009 -- Hazmat Response for Santa Clara City Fire

Just as the FASCV crew was breaking down the rehab for their previously described early-morning response for San Jose Fire, their pagers announced a need for their services in Santa Clara. Called to 1280 Memorex Drive for a Hazmat incident, the crew quickly packed up Support Unit 2 and headed off to Santa Clara. Paged out at 8:48 A.M., the call involved a leaking 500-gallon vat of acid.

This was a rare call for Support Unit 2, as Support Unit 1 usually handles calls in the City of Santa Clara. But, since Support 2 was already relatively nearby, and the normal FASCV responders for Santa Clara were not available, this was a chance for FASCV to make it's first response into the city with the new support unit. The Support Unit 2 was on scene for approximately 4 hours and was released at approximately 1:00 P.M.