At 7:25 P.M. on Friday, Feb. 5, Fire Associates was paged by the San Jose Fire Dept. for a 3rd-alarm response at 2400 Forest Ave. A small fire had been burning on the third floor of the Nordstom's Dept. Store in the Valley Fair Mall. Although the blaze was small, the resulting "flood" of water was proving difficult to control and extra man-power was needed to minimize the damage. Don Gilbert responded in Support Unit 2 and was met on scene by FASCV members Jerry Haag, Bruce Dembecki, and guest, Dan Wong. After providing assistance for several hours, the Support Unit was released at approximately 10:00 P.M.
- A SJ Mercury-News story can be read at: Nordstrom's Fire
- Bruce's photos can be viewed at: SJS - Nordstrom's Incident