Saturday, September 10, 2011

Lakeside Firefighters Extinguish Brake Fire

Los Coches -

Firefighters from Lakeside's Lake Jennings fire station (fs3) attended a brake fire on a semi-tractor trailer rig on westbound I-8 near Los Coches road on Saturday, September 10, 2011. The crew from Engine 3 could smell the hot brakes as they left quarters enroute the fire scene. Several passers-by were attempting to extinguish the fire with dry chemical fire extinguishers as Engine 3 arrived on scene. While firefighters were setting-up to attack the fire, one of the tires blew which always makes these calls more interesting. The fire was quickly extinguished with a preconnected hoseline. Engine 3's firefighters used their thermal imaging camera to identify remaining hot areas and spent several minutes making sure the brakes and tires were cooled-off before picking-up. Lakeside firefighters respond to several of these types of fires every year, especially on the section of  Interstate 8 that traverses our fire district.

Reserve firefighter Kyle Zauss cools off the rims and tires as Firefighter-paramedic Eric Stamm assists.

Story and Photo Submitted by: Captain Scott Culkin, Lakeside Fire District

1 comment:

  1. You guys are awesome. We appreciate all you do for us. I know your just doing your job...and to us, your real heroes.