Wednesday, February 10, 2010

February 8, 2010 -- 4-Alarm Warehouse Fire in San Jose

The second call of the day, and the 5th call in 5 days, was received at 3:45 P.M. on Monday, Feb. 8. This time, the 4-alarm fire was burning in a long-abandoned warehouse in San Jose. Located across the street from 1880 Dobbin Drive, the fire proved to be a challenge to firefighters who used a surround-and-drown technique on the 40,000 sq. ft. structure.

Don Gilbert, John Whiteside and Bruce Dembecki all responded in Support Unit 2 -- an advantage of the extra seating in our new rig. They were met by FASCV members John Whitaker, George Hoyt, Rick James and Jerry Haag. FASCV staffing in Rehab was not a problem!

John Whiteside has submitted the following report:

A San Jose FD fire located at the end of 1880 Dobbin Drive -- off King Road. Initially, a quickly called 3rd alarm, it went to 4-alarm mutual aid incident, with a Santa Clara City and Santa Clara County overhead support team. This was a very large warehouse with a second-floor office area. Seemed to be abandoned. Very good stop. FSU-2 responded with Don Gilbert, Bruce Dembecki, George Hoyt, John Whiteside, Jerry Haag, Rick James and John Whitaker all in attendance. Picked up and served 130 burritos for dinner. Arrived on scene before 1600, released about 2000.