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On Thursday morning, January 19, Fire Associates reponded to a 2nd alarm house fire on the edge of San Jose's east foothills. Located at 3697 Norwood Ave., the fire was in one of two homes on a rural property. Bruce Dembecki responded in Fire Support Unit 2 and was met on scene by FASCV member John Whitaker.
Although the fire was initially called in at 4:14 A.M., Fire Associates was not called until 6:03 A.M. when firefighters realized that Med30's cold water and Gatorade was not exactly what they needed in 39-degree weather. Needless to say, John and Bruce quickly made several pots of hot coffee to meet the demand.
After servicing all those on scene, FSU-2 stayed on scene until fresh crews arrived for the 8:00 A.M. shift change. Temperatures were still not very high, so coffee continued to be in demand. FSU-2 was released from the incident at 8:45 A.M.
- John's photos from the incident can be viewed at: Norwood Ave. Fire
- Bruce's photos are at: San Jose House Fire