Thursday, October 1, 2009

September 30, 2009 -- 2nd-Alarm Response Into Palo Alto

On Wednesday morning, September 30, FASCV was paged for a fire in Palo Alto. The 2-alarm inferno was located at 452 Maureen St. Responding in Support Unit 1 was Bob Gundrum. He was joined on scene by Jerry Haag, Ron Green, and Dan Wong (guest). Jerry has submitted the following report:

Date: 30 Sept. 2009
Time: 0850 Sonitrol dispatch, 0920 arrival, released at 1100.
Type: Structure fire
Size: Second alarm
Jurisdiction: City of Palo Alto
Location: 452 Maureen St.

Details: Small, Eichler-style house. Dispatched as an explosion followed by smoke and fire. Quick transition to defensive operations. Engine 4 first in, supplied seven lines total. Close exposures on B and D sides were saved. House of origin nearly a total loss - except garage. One occupant had minor injury.

Units in attendance:
PAF: E-2,3,4,6 T-6 (Joint PA/MV Quint); BS-2; Medic-1; Batt. 6
MTV: E-3, T-1
CNT: Batt. 14

Responding Members: Gundrum (driver), Haag, Green, Dan Wong (guest)
Fire Support Unit Responding: FSU-1