Saturday, August 29, 2015

San Jose Firefighters Respond to 2-Alarm House Fire

Photo By Bruce Dembecki
Date:  Aug. 29, 2015
Type:  2nd Alarm Structure - Voluntary Response
Agency:  SJS
Details: Late on the evening of August 29 a "house on fire" report was received by San Jose Fire Department. SJPD was first on scene and reported a well-involved structure, while also pointing out this house was known to PD and there was a fight in progress outside the home.
First-arriving fire crews reported fire coming out the "Bravo" and "Charlie" sides of the home and went into rescue mode to quickly ensure no-one was still inside the structure. A second alarm was called and units worked to contain the blaze to the house of origin, saving nearby properties -- notably the apartment complex on the "Bravo" side.
Photo By Bruce Dembecki
With crews struggling with a heavy interior operation on an unusually humid summer night, Fire Support Unit 2 checked in on air if rehab support was needed and was summoned to the scene. Bruce Dembecki and Mike Garcia worked to provide crews with cold drinks.
Once the fire was knocked down, a plan we worked out for overhaul and fire watch. With high humidity, the physical demands on the first in crews were so high it was decided to release them and bring in fresh crews for overhaul. Using our supplies on board FSU-2, we refilled all of Med 30’s coolers enabling Med 30 to handle the overhaul operation with the fresh crews, and Fire Support Unit 2 was released by 3:00 A.M.
-- Report submitted by Bruce Dembecki