BREAKING NEWS - December 5, 2017 Municipal Fire Engine Strike Teams have been activated for an immediate need request to the “Creek Fire” in Los Angeles County

Published on Dec 05, 2017 at 10:00p.m.

Three Type One Municipal Fire Engine Strike Teams have been activated for

an immediate need request to the “Creek Fire” in Los Angeles County

15 Type 1 “Heavy” Municipal Fire Engines from almost every Fire Agency in San Mateo County were deployed today at 1245 pm to the Creek Fire in Los Angeles County. A total of 66 personnel from a variety of Fire Agencies are headed to Southern California. The Strike Teams are all anticipated to arrive by midnight.

Fire Chief Schapelhouman said “the Fire District has deployed two Fire Engines and a command vehicle with nine personnel. Fire Stations Four and Six were immediately back filled within hours and reserve units were put into service. Every Fire Station and Emergency Response Unit was fully staffed by Tuesday afternoon by recalling off-duty personnel. Protecting the local community is always our first priority but helping our fellow Firefighters in Southern California who are trying to save life and property in the face of this Fire Storm is extremely important and a critical component of the California master fire mutual aid system”.

Some of the deployed fire personnel have responded to floods, fires and Hurricanes all in the last twelve months. Deployment costs are reimbursable through the State of California.

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Photograph – Credit Menlo Park Fire District Fire Photographer Peter Mootz

2239 – Assembled Firefighters from Menlo Park, Woodside, Redwood City, Central County and San Mateo County Fire prepare to leave for Los Angeles Tuesday afternoon.

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