Sunday, September 27, 2015

Tier 2 Vegetation Fire in San Jose Brings Fire Associates to the Scene

Date:  Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015; 4:06 P.M.
Agency:  San Jose
Type:  Tier 2 Vegetation Fire
Location:  Interstate 280 at McLaughlin Ave., San Jose
Details:  Vegetation blaze burned along the edge of Interstate 280 near Coyote Creek. Fire crews accessed the blaze off Remillard Court and at 965 McLaughlin Ave. Just before FSU-2 departed Station 6, the IC asked that Med 30 be dispatched to provide drinks. Someone replied that Med 30 would have to respond to Station 30 to refill the rig's drink supply as it had been exhausted on its last run. San Jose Dispatch stated Fire Associates was ready to go en route and the IC said, "Come On!"
Once on scene atop the landfill, one cooler was dropped off and then FSU-2 proceeded to the road behind some adjacent buildings to serve the engine crews stationed there. Finishing up, FSU-2 also provided service to crews at the rear of Wal-Mart. On the way back to the station, the FSU had to buy 100 lbs. of ice at Wal-Mart to replenish the FASCV freezer at Station 6.
Fire Support Unit:  FSU-2
FASCV Responders:  Don Gilbert (driver) and John Whiteside

-- Report Submitted by John Whiteside