Friday, June 4, 2010

May 30, 2010 - 3rd-Alarm Call from San Jose Fire

On Sunday evening, May 30, Fire Associates was called by the San Jose Fire Department to a 3rd-alarm fire at Bay Area Self Storage. Located at 6020 Monterey Road, the fire was burning in a storage area at the rear of the compartmentalized building. Don Gilbert and John Whiteside responded to the 8:30 P.M. call in Support Unit 2. John Whiteside has issued this report:

San Jose 3rd alarm, public storage business, 6020 Monterey Road, at Hwy. 85, just north of Bernal Road. Initial dispatch at 1859, we were paged at 2030, released around 0300. After picking up gear, dropping off garbage, getting water cases and CLIF Bars at Sta. 26, then fuel enroute to Sta. 6 and restocking FSU #2, Don dropped me off at home at 0430.

FSU #2 with Don Gilbert, John Whiteside, George Hoyt, Ron Green, Mike Chappell, John Whitaker, Bob Gundrum, Dan Wong (as a guest). We had called multiple food outlets but they were closed or closing. George arranged for meals with Boston Market for 120 people and delivered them at 0030 on May 31. Many of the fire rigs had demobed by that time, so much of the buffet-type food was delivered by George to a charity suggested by a SJFD deputy chief on scene. Cost $640 even with discounts. Those on scene really enjoyed a great fire-side quick buffet meal!!

Used Mutual Aid trucks (Sunnyvale 1 and County 12) plus SJ T-14 in addition to T-29, T-18, T-13, T-303, T-16, only flowing 2 ladder pipes at a time. Also MA Overhead team from Mtn. View, County and CalFire.