Thursday, November 29, 2007

"The Embers" - December 2007

The December issue of "The Embers" is now available on line.

December Meeting Will Be A Party! -- With Special Guest

Once again, our December 6th monthly meeting will be a Christmas holiday gathering. The party will be held at the historic Santa Clara CalTrain Freight Depot, 1005 Railroad Ave., Santa Clara. This is the home of "The South Bay Historical Railroad Society" and their model railroad layouts will be up-and-running during the evening. Ice cream and cake will be served. Meeting time will be 7:30 PM and family and guests are invited.

Special guest for the evening will be retired San Jose Deputy Fire Chief John McMillan. Chief McMillan is currently the president of the San Jose Fire Museum and we have asked him to come and give us a short presentation on the group's activities as well as the status of negotiations with the City of San Jose to obtain the old fire Station Number 1 building.

If you would like to join the group for dinner, call Paula Holcomb. Some members are meeting at La Paloma Restaurante, 2280 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, at 5:45 P.M.

Please come and enjoy the evening!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

November 10, 2007 - 2nd-alarm Santa Clara Response

On Saturday night, November 10, at approximately 23:46, FASCV was requested for a 2nd-alarm fire at 2490 Martin Ave. in the city of Santa Clara. Len Williams and Jerry Haag responded in Support Unit #1.

Len has submitted the following report:

It was in a
carpet sales place on Lafayette, near Martin, with, as you easily
can imagine, an incredible fire load.

Briefly, SCFD made a great stop and saved about 90% of the bldg. and the
inventory. However, now that I think about it, a lot of inventory probably
has little retail value left because of smoke damage.

It rained the entire time, although it was a low-volume steady rain, as
opposed to a gully-washer.

I was back home, and in bed, by around 2:00 a.m.