Sunday, September 21, 2008

"New Rig" Fund Raising Report - 9/22/08

The Fire Associates "New Rig Acquisition Fund" continues to grow!

This week, the fund stands at $28,285 -- only $6,715 away from our goal. Fire Associates would like to thank the many people who have contributed. Your contributions will help ensure that we, as an organization, can continue to provide rehab support to all the firefighters who work in Santa Clara County.

That's the good news. On the other side is the fact that the $35,000 goal, when added to $20,000 already in the FASCV treasury, only gives us the $55,000 needed to purchase the rig. The next challenge will be to raise the additional money needed to outfit the unit with a diesel power generator, area lighting, potable water tank and pump, and emergency radio console.

If you wish to contribute, a check can be sent to: Fire Associates "New Rig Fund", 455 S. Mathilda Ave., Sunnyvale, CA 94086-7605. Remember, FASCV is a non-profit, tax-deductible organization per Federal Tax Code, Section 501(c)4.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

September 3, 2008 -- 2nd-Alarm Response for County Fire

At 8:47 P.M. on Wednesday night, Sept. 3, FASCV was paged by Santa Clara County Fire to a 2-alarm fire in the Saratoga foothills. Len Williams responded in Support Unit 1 to 21247 Chiquita Way - a large house with an Asian motif.

Len reports that, “…no one was hurt in the fire, but about 1/2 (or more) of the house was destroyed. It was a classic case of the fire having started in the garage, and wasn't discovered until it burst out of the garage. I don't know the cause at this time.”

FSU #1 was returned to quarters around midnight.

-- Information provided by FASCV member Len Williams