Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Rollover on Hwy 67 in Lakeside

On the morning of February 28, 2012, Lakeside Firefighters were dispatched to a reported rollover with trapped victims on Highway 67 just north of Slaughterhouse Canyon Road at the top of the grade.  While units were enroute, CHP arrived and confirmed that there were two trapped victims.  Lakeside Division Chief 4105 arrived and assumed 67 IC, reporting a pickup truck on its side with two patients inside. Lakeside Engine 2 and Medic 2 ( River Park station) were directed to stabilize the vehicle and assess the condition of the two patients. Engine 1 (Riverview station) and Rescue 3  (Lake Jennings station) arrived shortly after and were able to assist in quickly extricating both injured occupants. Lakeside firefighter-paramedics transported both victims to an area trauma center.

Lakeside Fire units on scene included 4105, Engine 1, Engine 2, Rescue 3, Medic 2, and Medic 3.    

Submitted by: Engineer/Paramedic Matthew Buzzell 1B
Photo By: Captain Chuck Palmore 1C

Lakeside Firefighters Battle 2nd-Alarm Condo Fire

At 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning, February 26, 2012,  Lakeside Firefighters were dispatched to a multifamily residential fire with multiple reports of smoke and flames.  Upon leaving their nearby quarters, Lakeside Engine 2  reported a column of smoke was visible.  Battalion 8 (Kremensky) was the first unit on scene reporting smoke and flames showing from both floors of an occupied 2-story condominium.  Lakeside Engine 1 (Riverview station) was the first engine on scene followed shortly by Engine 2 (River Park station).  Firefighters quickly stretched handlines and attacked the fire, coordinating interior firefighting operations with outside vertical (roof) ventilation. A rapid response coupled with well-coordinated and aggressive firefighting limited direct fire damage to only the involved unit. Damage to adjacent units was limited to only smoke. One victim was transported by firefighter/paramedics to the local burn center with injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Lakeside firefighters were assisted on this challenging fire by our automatic-aid partners from Santee, El Cajon, San Miguel, and Barona. Units attending this incident included: E1, E2, E3, M2, and 4103 (Lakeside); E4, T4, R5 (Santee); E6, T6, B3 (El Cajon); E19 (San Miguel); B8 (Barona).

Smoke and fire showing from 2nd-story windows.

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Submitted By: Engineer/Paramedic Matthew Buzzell 1B

Friday, February 10, 2012

LMS Opens A New Performing Arts Center

Today marked the long awaited opening of the Lakeside Middle School Performing Arts Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Members of the Lakeside Fire Department were invited to attend the event including Fire Chief Andy Parr, Fire Board Director Susan Conniry, and Engine Company 1.
Lakeside Union School District Board of Trustees President Keith Hildreth cuts the ribbon with Trustees Kevin Howe(retired Lakeside FD), Twila Godley and Gelia Cook assisting.
The school has been undergoing some major improvements that were officially declared open today. The focus of the project, which was started in 2008, is a state-of-the-art performing arts theater. Also included in the upgrades are a new office, new library, lunch area, and parking lots.
LMS Band and Show Choir performed to a full house during the ceremony.

Riverview Fire Station 1 has shared the Lakeside Middle School property and has enjoyed the daily sounds of laughter and happiness from its students for decades.

Lakeside Fire Board Director Susan Conniry with Captain Chuck Palmore and Firefighter Todd Welch.
The students and faculty were very excited and proud to unveil the new look and facilities to parents and the public. With the addition of the brand new performing arts center, Lakeside Middle School can boast to having one of the finest performing arts programs in San Diego County.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Driver Suffers Minor Injuries after Significant Vehicle Accident

Flinn Springs-

On Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 8:15 a.m., the Lakeside Fire District received a report that a vehicle had come off of Interstate 8 and had come to rest in the rear parking-lot of a business in the 9400 block of Bond Ave. A structural engine, rescue company, ALS medic unit, and a division chief were dispatched to the incident.

Lakeside Fire personnel assess the driver for injuries, Damage to the vehicle suggest it rolled over at least once.
On the arrival of Rescue 3 and Medic 3, firefighters located a compact sedan that had rolled down the embankment from the eastbound lanes of Interstate 8 to a  parking area on Bond Ave. Crews made patient contact and discovered the occupant had only minor complaints of pain. Fortunately the occupant was wearing her seat belt which obviously factors into the fact there were no significant injuries.

The vehicle fortunately came to rest in some unoccupied parking spaces.
After assessment, the patient was transported in Medic 3 to Sharp-Grossmont Hospital for further evaluation. Currently CHP is investigating the accident.

A total of 9 Lakeside Fire personnel responded to the incident.

Submitted By: Fire Captain Mark Grow, Lakeside Fire District