MTV Battalion 18
Mountain View Fire Department responded to a residental appartment complex on fire on Feb 27th, 2012. The fire escalated requiring a four alarm response, with assistance from Palo Alto Fire Department, NASA Ames Fire Department, Sunnyvale Fire Department, Santa Clara City Fire and Santa Clara County Fire. Additioanl support was provided by Fire Associates for the Fire Department personnel, and the Red Cross responded to assist the impacted residents.
6 units were destroyed and many more suffered smoke and water damage. An early stage roof collaps prevented fire fighters from accessing the interior of the building, but a rapid and effective response was able to contain the fire before it spread to the rest of the complex.
Mountain View Fire's new Command Vehicle, Battalion 18, built on a 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD chassis with a custom built command center equipped in the rear.
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