Thursday, March 23, 2017

County Fire Attacks 2-Alarm Los Gatos House Fire

Date: 03/23/2017
Agency: CNT (Los Gatos) 

Incident Address: 101 Broadway
Arrived: 06:45 Released 10:00
Type: 2-Alarm House Fire 

Fire in a three-story duplex. Sprinklered building, however it appeared the attic burnt through. At least 7 pots of coffee served.
Agency Responders: 
County Fire
Responding Unit: FSU-2
FASCV Responders:
Don Gilbert (driver) and Walter Huber
-- Reported by Walter Huber

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Two-Alarm Fire In Palo Alto Residence

Date: March 19, 2017
Requesting Agency: Palo Alto Fire
Alarm Level: Two
Incident Location: 335 Seale Ave, (Zillow shows the only OLD house (1927) on the street as 355 Seale.
Type of Incident: Single-story, private residence.
Details: The house was an old Spanish-style, single-story house. The fire seemed to be in the kitchen area, since an announcement was made that all fire staff were to stay out of the kitchen because the floor was collapsing. Quote from IC upon seeing a member of FASCV on scene – “Thank goodness you’re here”
FASCV Response: Larry Carr with FSU-4, Mike Garcia and Walter Huber
-- Report submitted by Bob Gundrum

Saturday, March 11, 2017

3rd Alarm Hazmat Incident In Palo Alto

Date:  March 11, 2017
Requesting Agency: Palo Alto Fire
Type: Third alarm hospital building hazardous material fire
Incident Location: 300 Pasteur Ave., Palo Alto
Details: Fire was in a room containing hazardous material at the Stanford Medical School, Edwards Building. The fire was reduced by the sprinkler system, but required fire responders to use chemical fire extinguishers to completely extinguish the fire when there was a chemical reaction to the water initially used.  
Responding Fire Agencies: Palo Alto (PAF), Sunnyvale (SNY), Moffett Field (MOF), Santa Clara County (CNT), Menlo Park (MPK), and Santa Clara (SNC).
FASCV Response:
Larry Carr, Mike Garcia, Walter Huber, and Dan Wong with FSU-1 and FSU-4
Report submitted by Larry Carr

Friday, March 10, 2017

Palo Alto Cancels 2nd Alarm Commercial Fire

Date: March 10, 2017
Agency: Palo Alto Fire
Incident Address: 855 El Camino Real
Type: 2nd Alarm Commercial Fire (cancelled)
Details: Single-story, Town & Country style strip mall. Fire in water heater room of Jamba Juice. 2nd alarm canceled before we got to Station 9 to pick up FSU-1.
Agency Responders:
FASCV Responding Unit: FSU-1 (Canceled before personnel arrived at station)
FASCV Responders:  Mike Garcia and Walter Huber (Driver).
Report submitted by Walter Huber

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Early Morning San Jose Callout

March 5 at 01:00 hours, San Jose Fire paged Fire Associates for support at an incident involving swiftly moving Coyote Creek and a potential victim. The location was in William Street Park, near Senter Road and Keyes Street. The situation had been dragging on for over 6 hours, with the USAR 34 Swift Water Rescue units and other San Jose Fire and Police units on scene. The temperature was in the 40s, it was raining, so hot drinks and snacks were requested.
John Whiteside responded to take Fire Support Unit 2 from SJS Station 6. He was met by Don Gilbert and they departed SJS Station 6 around 01:50 hours. Almost immediately the radio traffic indicated SJ units were being released and Fire Associates were cancelled. Members Walter Huber and Dan Wong were also enroute to the scene.
At the same time, San Jose dispatched a full 1st alarm (2 BCs, 3 engines, 2 trucks, 1 squad) to 2820 Leigh Avenue at Mesita Way, a short drive from Station 6. John advised Dispatch they planned to drive to the fire area. The fire, in a one-story duplex, escalated to a 2nd alarm, which was then cancelled as those units arrived on scene. Walter and Dan also arrived at the fire scene. Water, Gatorade and CLIF bars were provided to the fire fighters. FSU-2 was soon released with Don and John arriving at their respective homes around 0445 after restocking the rig.