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.
Fire Associates responded FSU1 to provide Rehab support to Mountain View Fire. Setting up shelter, hot and cold drinks, food and more is all part of the job for these dedicated volunteers. FSU1 is a 1996 GMC with a rescue body built by Burton's... it had only 5K miles on when Fire Associates acquired it, having formley lived as a Rescue rig for Carmel By The Sea.
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