Saturday, August 28, 2010

August 26, 2010 -- Cal Fire Special Call for Tier 2 Grass Fire

On Thursday afternoon, Cal Fire made a special call for Fire Associates' help at a vegetation fire in Santa Teresa County Park. Attacking jointly with San Jose Fire, Cal Fire was fighting the grass fire in the foothills off Bernal Road. John Whitaker responded to the call for help in Support Unit 2. He was joined on scene by FASCV members George Hoyt, Herman DeKruyff, Dan Wong and John Whiteside.

Firefighters arrived nine minutes after the alarm was first sounded shortly after 2:00 P.M. Ten San Jose City fire engines, plus firefighters from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, had it under control about two hours after it began. Fire Associates provided some water and Gatorade to firefighters, but the Cal Fire engines that remained on the scene for mop-up were self-contained for their rehab needs. Fire Associates was on scene for approximately 1 hour before being released shortly before 6:00 P.M.

-- Accompanying photo bt Bruce Dembecki