Thursday, September 2, 2010

September 1, 2010 -- 2nd-Alarm Response for San Jose Fire Department

The first day of September began for Fire Associates the way the month of August ended. FIRE! Since Aug. 22, FASCV has responded to 7 calls for assistance. This day was no different as we responded to fire number 8 in the two-week period.

Shortly after 1:00 P.M. on Sept. 1st, John Whiteside responded in Support Unit 2 to a fire near downtown San Jose. John was joined by FASCV member Bruce Dembecki and Bob Gundrum. Located at 160 N. 4th Street (near E. St. James St.), a fire had apparently started in a dumpster and spread up the outside of the single-story, Victorian home and into the attic space. Because of the fire's close proximity to a high-rise building, a multiple-alarm dispatch was called.

FSU 2 provided cold lemonade, Gatorade and Clif Bars to fire crews who had been fighting the fire in very hot summer temperatures.
-- Accompanying Photos by Bruce Dembecki