Saturday, May 30, 2015

Lakeside Fire Participates in International Fair at Riverview Elementary


On Saturday, May 30, 2015, firefighters from Station 1, Engine 1, attended the Riverview Elementary's International Day. Each class represented a different country and throughout the day danced to the music specific to that country. The students gathered around to receive their Smoke Detector wrist bands and pencils. Attendees were given "tours" of Lakeside Fire Protection District's newest engine.  The Lakeside Logistical Volunteer Group was also on hand to help field questions from the public.

Captain Bernie Molloy and Engineer Josh Razcka stand ready to
 field questions about fire fighting and the services offered by Lakeside Fire

The Ez-up provided welcome shade to attendees
 on a very warm day.
Engineer Josh Raczka and Lakeside Logistic Volunteer Dick Bailey
 hand out hats and wrist bands.
L-R: Engineer Steve Schleif, Engineer Josh Raczka and Captain Molloy
pose with students
Congratulations to Riverview Elementary on a successful International Day!

Photos and Story by Marilyn Brown, Lakeside LVG.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Lakeside Firefighters Visit the Boy's & Girl's Club

Lakeside, Calif. -

Firefighters from Lakeside's Lake Jennings Fire Station (fs3) paid a visit to the Lakeside Boy's & Girl's Club on May 7, 2015, to give a talk to 30 great kids about fire, pool, and bicycle safety. Firefighter-Paramedic Brian Moore spoke about the need to have a designated "Water Watcher" any time kids are in the pool. He also discussed the importance of helmets when riding bikes, scooters, and skateboards.

Captain Wes Barnes spoke about the 911 system, the importance of having working smoke detectors on every level of the home, and why it is necessary to have and practice a home escape plan before a fire in the home.

A part of the visit that the kids particularly enjoyed was a look at the equipment carried on the fire engine and paramedic ambulance. One of the children was "hooked-up" to the cardiac (ECG) monitor and was able to witness how the paramedics "see" a patient's heart function.

Before the visit ended, Lakeside Firefighter-Paramedic Chad Murray donned all of his Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including a self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) to demonstrate what firefighters must wear to protect themselves from the heat and smoke of a fire.

Lakeside firefighters do many public safety events like this every year to help keep our community and our citizens safe.

FF-PM Chad Murray shows the kids his "PPE."
FF-PM Brian Moore discusses pool and bike safety.
Post and photos by: Captain Wes Barnes, Lakeside Fire District

Monday, May 4, 2015

Semi-Truck and Trailer Ignite on I-8

Fire guts tractor truck and trailer

 On Wednesday, April 29th Lakeside Firefighters responded to a fire involving a fully inflamed semi-truck that was loaded with 44,000 pounds of pork meat. The fire began in the afternoon on west bound Interstate 8 near the Lake Jennings Park exit and led into the night. With the assistance of multiple agencies, Lakeside firefighters were able to extinguish the large vehicle fire including the areas surrounding vegetation. We are constantly working hand in hand with our neighboring agencies and resources to accomplish one goal. Agencies assisting Lakeside fire included Alpine Fire, Cal Fire, San Diego County Fire Authority, San Diego City HazMat and CHP.

Lakeside Fire Captain Chris Downing keeps watch as firefighters attack the flames.

Story and Photos by: Lakeside Fire Engineer Lance Buford