|Photo By John Whitaker|
With a large fire spanning the dinner hour, Fire Associates members knew help would be needed at this incident -- their 4th fire of the day! Bruce Dembecki responded to San Jose Fire Station 6 to pick up Fire Support Unit 2 and left for the scene by 7:00 P.M. He was joined on scene by Fire Associates members John Whitaker and Dan Wong. Meanwhile, John Whiteside went to Fire Station 35 and picked up Fire Support Unit 3 and set about sorting out a dinner plan. While FSU-2 set up Rehab and worked to rehydrate the fire crews, FSU-3 made the much-anticipated "Togos run" for sandwiches.
The incident was declared under control at 8:09 P.M. One townhome was destroyed and 2 others damaged. In addition, one Firefighter was transported to a local hospital for treatment of exhaustion. Fire Watch continued throughout the night.
The Fire Support Units were released from the scene at 9:00 P.M. With three significant events in San Jose alone on this day, FSU-2 needed to make a supply run to pick up water and Gatorade from Fire Station 30, before being put to bed in Fire Station 6 at 9:45 P.M.
- John Whitaker's photos can be viewed at: Condo Fire
- Bruce Dembecki's photos can be seen at: Trevino Fire