Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fire Associates Members Respond for Meal Service at San Jose Blaze

On Sunday, March 29, before 1400 hours, San Jose Fire Dispatch saw the need for Fire Associates' support at a fire in East San Jose. Because it was not a multi-alarm incident, FASCV members had not been paged to this incident. A few Fire Associates members were contacted by telephone in an effort to get someone to respond with 40 meals to the police/fire scene.
Don Gilbert was one of this handful of people called. He answered and replied he would respond. At this point, Don called John Whiteside and they picked up Fire Support Unit 2 around 1530 and drove to the area of Eastridge Mall to pick up the meals from a local Togo's sandwich shop. 
The event was at 1394 Mocho Court near the cross street of Flory Drive, just a few minutes drive from Eastridge Mall. While FSU-2 was en route, the scene was rendered safe. So, upon their arrival, Don and John set up a rehab area for meal service. In the meantime, the garage fire was extinguished and grateful police, medical, and fire personnel enjoyed a sandwich and drink. They thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to sit in the shade on a warm day. 
FSU-2 was released at 1520 and returned to SJS Station 6 for restocking.  
-- Report submitted by John Whiteside