Saturday, November 26, 2011

FASCV Responds to 3-Alarm Incident for Santa Clara County Fire Dept.

Date & Time: 26 November 2011, 1800 hours
Agency: Santa Clara County Fire
Incident Address: 21230 Homestead Road, Cupertino

Type: 3rd alarm.
Details: Incident located at Village Green Apartments - a large, two-story, nonsprinklered apartment building. Fire showing from a second floor end unit on arrival of E-1, quickly spread to attic. Water supply a problem, initially. No hydrants in the complex necessitating  an extremely long lay of 5" supply line.

Responders: CNT: E-1, 2, 7, 9, 16; R-14, 17; T-1; HM-2; BS-2; IC-Batt. 14 (Werner), Batt-3, Batt-2
SJS: T-14; LU-14; E-15; Med-30, Batt-10
SNY: E-3
MTV: Batt-18

FASCV Responding Unit: FSU-1. Released at 2125 hours.
FASCV Responders: Bob Gundrum (driver), Geoge Hoyt, Jerry Haag, Mike Chappell and Josh Chappell (guest).
-- Report Submitted by Jerry Haag

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

FASCV Responds to 2-Alarm Fire for Santa Clara County Fire

Date & Time: 16 November 2011, 0242 hours 
Agency: Santa Clara County Fire
Incident Address: 10256 Glencoe Drive, Cupertino  
Type: 2nd alarm.
Details: Small, single-story, single-family, occupied house. Fireplace coals placed in can outside under eaves flared up and fire entered the concealed space between the original flat roof and remodel peaked roof. Substantial damage to the house, one adult and four children displaced.

CNT: E-1, 2, 7, 16, 17; R-14; T-1; HM-2; BS-2; IC-Batt. 2 (Cocroft), Batt-14
SJS: T-14
FASCV Responding Unit: FSU-1. Released at 0600 hours.
FASCV Responders: Jerry Haag (driver) and Ron Green
-- Report Submitted by Jerry Haag

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fire Associates Aids Santa Clara County at 2-Alarm Incident in Los Altos

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Date and Time: 08 November 2011, 0121 hours
Agency: Santa Clara County Fire
Incident Address:
401 Raquel Lane, Los Altos
Type: 2nd alarm.

Details: Single-story, single-family, occupied house.
CNT: E-1, 2, 7, 15, 16; R-3, 17; T-1, 14; HM-2; BS-2; IC-Batt. 14 (Young), Batt-2
FASCV Responding Unit:
FSU-4. Released at 0430 hours.
FASCV Responders: Larry Carr (driver), Jerry Haag and Dan Wong

-- Report Submitted by Jerry Haag

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

South County Requests FASCV for 2-Alarm Fire

On November 1, at about 10:30 A.M., South County Fire (CALFIRE) radio-paged CALFIRE Volunteer In Fire Prevention (VIP) and FASCV member John Whiteside requesting a Fire Support Unit response to a 2-alarm structure fire. The fire was in a rural, single-story ranch house at located 2545 Dunlap Ave., between Furlong Ave. and Ferguson Road, east of the Gilroy Outlets. It was an attic fire, requiring mutual aid from Gilroy, Santa Clara County and South County District with station coverage by San Jose.

John contacted our paging service and the member page went out at 10:41 A.M. John responded from San Jose Station 35 with Fire Support Unit 3. He was met on scene by Ron Green, who happened to be in the area. Mike Chappell was already there with CALFIRE unit Supply 1610. John Whitaker arrived later. We provided drinks and Clif Bars to the firefighters.
Before John arrived with FSU 3 at about 11:20, the Fire District had another call -- an apparent brush fire miles away near the San Benito County line. Some fire rigs were freed up from the structure fire and additional CALFIRE, Santa Clara County, Gilroy and San Jose units were dispatched. It turned out to be a pile of debris and most rigs were soon released.
Then, just after 12:30 P.M., a brush fire was called in near Frazier Lake Road and Bloomfield Ave. -- again near the San Benito County line. The smoke was visible from our structure fire, with the smoke column building. Units were again released from the structure fire, with additional CALFIRE units from out of county dispatched along with an air tanker and Copter 901. Mike left for this fire in Supply 1610 with drinks. The fire grew to approximately 10 acres before being contained. FSU 3 was released from the structure fire at 13:01 P.M. and, not being needed for the brush fire, returned to quarters in San Jose.
-- Report by John Whiteside
-- Photos by John Whitaker