Monday, July 19, 2010

July 18, 2010 -- FSU-1 Goes On First Response

Fire Associates members need to mark Sunday, July 18, as a historic day on their calendars. Our new Fire Support Unit 1 made its first run! Although, officially, Friday July 9, was the date of it's first call for service, that run was canceled before any assistance was rendered.

Jerry Haag was the driver on this run and has submitted the following report:

Date: 18 July 2010
Time: 1207 Sonitrol dispatch, 1245 arrival, released at 1545.
Type: Exterior recycled plastics fire endangering a structure and trees
Size: Second alarm
Jurisdiction: City of Santa Clara
Location: 1440 Norman Ave.

Details: Fire in 4x4x4 recycle storage bin threatened large, single-story structure and spread to nearby Eucalyptus trees. Engine 6, first in with Truck 8.

Units in attendance:
SNC: IC-Batt. 1 (Weishauser); E-1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7; T-2, 8; R-2; HM-9
SJS: One engine, one truck for coverage

Responding Members: Jerry Haag (driver), Ron Green, George Hoyt

Fire Support Unit Responding: FSU-1 (first run for new unit)