Saturday, April 16, 2011


Battalion Chief John Kremensky sent this update. So good to know our firefighters are here. Thanks so much, guys! [KH]
Last [Thursday] night approximately 19:20, Station 37 Deerhorn valley and surrounding stations were dispatched to an "oven fire" on Bratton Valley Rd. When Deerhorn Fire engine 7317 arrived on scene, they reported a 2 story residential structure with smoke and fire showing from the 1st floor of the structure. Within 4 minutes crews were making entry and approximately 3 minutes later the fire was knocked down in the first floor kitchen and crews were moving to the second floor to check for extension and to start ventilation.
When Battalion Chief Mike White arrived at scene, personnel were actively engaged in searching for extension, ventilating the second floor, and salvaging content in the first floor kitchen and living space.
Damage was limited to the area around a built in oven and cabinets where the fire had started. Damage was less than $20,000 due in large measure to the fast actions of the SDR/SDCFA stipend firefighters who arrived in the first 6 minutes of the incident.
These 2 firefighters did any outstanding job of limiting fire spread and preventing a very large dollar loss incident... Driver operator Derrick LaFreniere, and Firefighter Zach Damon.

I thought you would be encouraged to know that San Diego Rural Fire Protection District, San Diego County Fire Authority and CAL FIRE enhanced Fire Protection program had a very successful night!

1 comment:

  1. I gotta say, we have some nice guys around here. My daughter, Cora, and my horse, Hoss, took a nasty fall on Mother Grundy TT on Tuesday evening. When they got the call, our local guys showed up with two fire trucks and an ambulance to help her. One of the firefighters started leading Hoss home, until met by my son, Parker, who took over. Cora had a sprained ankle and Hoss, in spite of eating dirt pretty hard, was fine.