Saturday, April 9, 2016

Lakeside Firefighters Honored at The Meadows

Flinn Springs, CA -

The residents of The Meadows mobile home community invited Lakeside Firefighters to a pancake breakfast on Saturday, April 9, 2016. The purpose of the breakfast was to thank local firefighters for their service to this community. Some residents were sporting custom made t-shirts thanking the firefighters for saving their lives (and the lives of their loved ones.) One gentleman we met told us how active he is playing softball and bowling several times each week and stating it would not be possible if not for the lifesaving service our firefighter-paramedics provided him in his time of need. Our firefighters heard many stories like this during their visit.

This event was a good reminder of why we come to work every shift. Thanks to the terrific residents at The Meadows. We had a great time.

Engine 26 and Medic 3 enjoy a visit to The Meadows MHP.
Post and Photo by: Division Chief Bernie Molloy, Lakeside Fire District

Friday, April 8, 2016

Lakeside Firefighters Assist Alpine at Residential Structure Fire

Alpine, CA - 

Lakeside firefighters assisted Alpine Fire at a fire in a vacant residential structure on Eltinge Dr. on the evening of April 7, 2016. Viejas Engine 25 was first on scene reporting smoke from the attic area. Crews forced entry to the home and pulled ceilings to access the fire in the attic. The fire was extinguished in approximately 20 minutes. Firefighters remained on scene for overhaul for two hours. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

Attic fires can be some of the most complicated and labor intensive types of fires to fight.

Responding resources included: E17, Div 4702 (ACP); E25, Chief 5801 (VJS);  E26, E3 (LKS); T4, R5 (SNT); E7415 (SDF).

Providing lighting to interior crews.
SNT Rescue 5 providing incident air support.
Post and photos by: Engineer-Paramedic Danny Leetch, Lakeside Fire District