Santa Monica Firefighters Provide Mutual Aid Deployment In Glendora

Saturday, 18 Jan 2014, 9:35:00 AM

Brenton Garen

The Santa Monica Fire Department was

deployed as part of a mutual aid request to assist with the Colby Fire

in Glendora on Thursday morning, spending 27 consecutive hours on the fire line.

Two SMFD Engines Companies were dispatched at 7:55 am as a strike team

with other resources from Beverly Hills and Culver

City.

The strike team arrived at the staging location near the fire at

approximately 10 am.

The SMFD strike team’s initial assignment was to the Azusa Structure

Protection Group in the southwest portion of the fire.

As conditions

changed other assignments

included, providing structure protection in Ridgeview Drive and Ranch

Road area of homes, a water facility, and avocado orchards.

SMFD

strike team spent approximately 27 consecutive hours on the fire line

completing their assignment returning back to the city at approximately 2 pm Friday.

There was no interruption in emergency services to the Santa Monica

community while the strike team was deployed as backfill crews were

immediately called in to staff reserve apparatus.

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