Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Christmas Morning "Surprise" for Fire Associates

Date and Time: 12-25-2012, 0535 hours
Agency: Santa Clara County Fire
Incident Address: 1624 Dell Ave., Campbell
Type: Third alarm

Details: Christmas morning, approximately 20,000 sq. ft., non-sprinklered, concrete tilt-up industrial building with wood roof. Occupied by a solar industry company. Heavily involved upon arrival of first unit, Engine 10. Two elevated master streams utilized after going defensive. Three long 5" supply lines laid.
It was a chilly night. Nine pots of fresh-ground Starbucks coffee were supplied by Ron Green, premier coffee maker. Four dozen donuts were supplied by John Whiteside. This was perhaps the last big fire commanded by B/C Bob Smith before retirement after more than 40 years of service.

Agency Responders:
CNT: E-3, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11; T-1, 3; R-3, 17; BS-2; HM-2; Batt. 2, 14; IC-Batt. 3 (B/C B. Smith)
SJS: E-14, 17; T-9; Batt-10

FASCV Responding Units: FSU-1 and FSU-3. Arrived: 0600, released: 0830 hours.
FASCV Responders: Ron Green, Jerry Haag (driver), George Hoyt, Jill Levy, John Whiteside (driver), Lan Williams and Dan Wong.

-- Report submitted by Jerry Haag