Thursday, October 14, 2010

October 13, 2010 -- Special Call On Hot Evening In Sunnyvale

Date: 13 October 2010
Time: 1701 Initial dispatch, 1759 Sonitrol Page, 1835 Arrival, 2030 Release
Type: Structure
Size: Second Alarm
Jurisdiction: Sunnyvale
Location: 1069 Robin Way

Details: Small Single-story, Single-family dwelling.

Remarks: Engine 3 first in. Pulled three hand-lines and laid own water supply line. Fire, that started in the rear of the garage, quickly spread to attic space and roof. Effective interior attack saved most of the building.
It was a hot evening. Bob Gundrum initiated a voluntary response in own vehicle and provided hydration from stocks carried thereon. Seeing stocks being quickly depleted, he contacted Jerry Haag via ham radio, and requested that FSU-1 on be brought to the fire. Speeding up the process was the fact that Jerry was already en route to the fire. Page was also initiated by Gundrum.

SNY Units in Attendance: Engines-1, 2, 3, 30, 4; Truck-1; Rescue-2; Med-8. IC was Irizirry.
Responding Members: Haag (driver), Gundrum, Len Williams, Herman De Kruyff, and David Thompson (Guest).
Fire Support Unit Responding: FSU-1
-- Submitted by J. Haag
-- Accompanying photo by David Thompson