Monday, February 25, 2008

"The Embers" - March 2008

The March 2008 issue of "The Embers" is now available on line.

March Monthly Meeting Features Sneak Preview

The FASCV Monthly Meeting for March will be held on Thursday, March 6, at 7:30 P.M. We will all meet at San Jose Fire Station No. 1, located at 225 North Market Street in downtown San Jose. Street parking is available around the rear (West) and North sides of the station. It is metered parking that is free after 6:00 P.M.

We will meet in the conference room and, although this is a B-shift evening, Battalion 1A Chief Kevin Conant has agreed to be our host.
Dan Sunseri has agreed to make one of the new Tillers and the Command Van available for static display at the station. Capt Phelan is coordinating with Capt. Pianto for the tiller driver/operator(s).

as you can see, Chief Conant has gone the extra mile to make these rigs available to us. Plan on coming and take advantage of this special opportunity to get a sneak preview of the latest San Jose apparatus.

See you all there!

Saturday, February 9, 2008

February 9, 2008 -- Special Request By Milpitas Fire

On February 9, at 14:40, FASCV was requested by Milpitas Fire to provide services for a 1st-alarm house fire on the city's north side. Located at 554 Clauser Dr., near Escuela Parkway, the fire was roaring in a second-floor, rear bedroom when firefighters arrived. Jerry Haag and Bob Gundrum arrived in Support Unit 1 and immediately provided water, Gatorade and energy bars to the crews that were in the process of overhaul. The weather was clear and near 68 degrees on an otherwise pleasant Saturday afternoon. John Whitaker was also on scene to provide assistance. FASCV was released at approximately 16:25.

John's photos of the incident can be seen at: MLP - House Fire

Monday, February 4, 2008

February 3, 2008 -- 4th-alarm Response in San Jose

On Sunday night, February 3rd, Fire Associates provided service at a 4th-alarm blaze in San Jose. Responding in Support Unit #2 was Don Gilbert and John Whiteside. Meeting them at the fire was John Whitaker, Brian Woodson and his son, and Mike Chappell with Herman DeKruyff also responding.

FASCV was on scene at approximately 11:15 P.M. The fire involved a large abandoned warehouse located at 686 N. King Road, near Maybury. Firefighters opted to protect other buildings in the area while allowing the empty building to burn itself out. After providing lots of hot coffee and donuts to some grateful firefighters, FASCV was released at approximately 2:00 A.M.

News stories can be found at these links: and KCBS

John Whitaker's photos of the event can be viewed at: SJS - King Rd. Warehouse

February Monthly Meeting Update

This just in... For those of you interested, some members of the group will be dining at El Caminito Restaurant - 510 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale (near McDonald's) at 6:00 P.M. All are welcome.


The FASCV February monthly meeting will be held at the offices of FASCV member Len Williams'office,
455 S. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale, 94086. Meeting time will be 7:30 P.M.

Our guest speaker will be Sunnyvale Dept. of Public Safety Lieutenant A.J. Berrien. AJ will discuss his experiences while deployed on a strike team in Southern California as part of last summer's wildfires. Come hear what he has to say. Should be interesting to everyone!

"The Embers" - February 2008

The February 2008 edition of "The Embers" is now available on line.