Friday, September 16, 2011

Kitchen Fire Brings Multi-Agency Response to Lakeside

Los Coches - 

An early afternoon kitchen fire brought firefighters from several agencies to Lakeside on September 16, 2011. Heartland Fire Communications received a 911 call from a resident of the home in the 13200 block of Aurora Drive at 2:40 p.m. Heartland dispatchers promptly alerted the closest fire stations. Firefighters from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) were first on scene reporting light smoke from a single family home. As firefighters were stretching a hoseline to attack the fire, the smoke became much heavier and fire was observed burning in the kitchen. The attack line was advanced into the smoky structure and the fire was quickly knocked down.

Units assigned to this incident included: E1, E3, M3, B1 (Lakeside); E8, T6 (El Cajon); E19 (San Miguel).

This call demonstrates the excellent teamwork that occurs between the 911 dispatchers and the fire crews that they assign to emergency responses. On this incident, the first-in fire engine (Engine 3) was on the scene and taking action to stop a dangerous and rapidly growing fire in just over seven minutes from the time the 911 call was answered at Heartland Fire Communications. 

Firefighters make entry with hoseline.

Bringing in tools for overhaul

Story Submitted by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District
Photos by: Alex Peltier, Paramedic Intern

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