Friday, October 24, 2014

Window Washer Electrocuted

  • Contact: Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke 909-260-1257
  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke
  • Incident Date: 10/24/2014
  • Location: 1365 S Waterman Ave.
  • Time of call: 11:40am
  • Number of Units: 2- Medic Engines, 1- Battalion Chief
  • Injuries: 1
  • The San Bernardino City Fire Department responded to a report of an explosion at 1365 N. Waterman. Fire Department units arrived and found a middle aged male victim suffering from severe burns to his body.
  • Firefighter/ Paramedics initiated advanced life support measures to the victim and transported him to the local Burn Center. The victim is in critical condition.
  • A preliminary investigation has determined that the victim was washing windows with a telescoping pole. The pole came into contact with a power line that was directly above the victim and subsequently electrocuted him.
  • Southern California Edison stated the power line had 115,000 volts of electricity running through it at the time of the incident.
  • ****Safety Message****
  • Stay away from downed power lines and call 911 immediately.

    Sunday, October 12, 2014

    Victim Freed From Car Wreck with Jaws of Life

  • Contact: Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke 909-260-1257
  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke
  • Incident Date: 10/12/2014
  • Location: 6th Street and D Street
  • Time of call: 10:53 pm
  • Number of Units: 1- Medic Engine,1- Ladder Truck, 1- Heavy Rescue, 1- Battalion Chief
  • Injuries: 5
  • The San Bernardino City Fire Department responded to a traffic collision at 6th and D Street and found two cars that had sustained severe damage. One victim was trapped in a 4-door compact car in the front passenger’s seat.
  • The victim sustained major injuries and was treated and transported by Firefighter/Paramedics. A total of 4 adults and 1 infant sustained minor to severe injuries. All victims were transported to a local trauma center for further evaluation.
  • The San Bernardino Police Department is handling the investigation.
  • ****Safety Message****
  • Seat Belts Save Lives!

    Tuesday, October 7, 2014

    Suspicious Fires Damage Two Homes



    Contact: Captain Jason Serrano, PIO Assigned - Contact # 909-384-5402
    Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Grant Hubbell 909-384-5401

    Incident Date: 10/7/14

    Location: 771 W. 17th Street
    Time of the call: 18:40

    Number of Units: 4 Engines, 1 Ladder Truck, 2 Battalion Chiefs
    Number of Firefighters: 17 Firefighters and 2 Chief Officers

    Fatalities/Injuries: None
    Property Damage: $1,000 structural and $0 contents
    Property Saved: $75,000

    Additional Information:
    • Fire Crews dispatched to a report of smoke coming from a residential structure.
    • Arriving Firefighters discovered a single-family home involved with fire on the interior and beginning to spread rapidly throughout.
    • Firefighters forced entry into the heavily boarded vacant structure.
    • Fire Crews quickly extinguished the contents burning within the main living area of the structure.
    • Firefighters were able to successfully protect the majority of the structure due to early recognition and reporting by neighbors.
    • The fire was brought under control within 8 minutes of arriving on-scene.
    • The cause of the fire is still under investigation but has been labeled suspicious in nature. The property was an abandoned home and no one was displaced as a result of the blaze.
    • This was the second fire in a vacant structure this afternoon. Shortly after 5pm the SBFD responded to the 1000 block of W. 11th Street for a similar incident.
    **SAFETY MESSAGE**
    San Bernardino City Firefighters urge all citizens to report dangerous property conditions to the Fire Prevention Bureau or city Code Enforcement immediately upon recognition.
    END

    Monday, October 6, 2014

    Car and SBX Bus Collide Trapping Driver of Car

  • Contact: Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke 909-260-1257
  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke
  • Incident Date: 10/06/2014
  • Location: 219 E. Hospitality Lane
  • Time of call: 12:36 pm
  • Number of Units: 1- Medic Engine,1- Ladder Truck, 1- Battalion Chief
  • Injuries: 1
  • The San Bernardino City Fire Department responded to a traffic collision to the front of 219 E. Hospitality Lane involving a 4-door compact car and an SBX Omni trans Bus. No passengers on the bus were injured. Firefighters used the “Jaws of Life” to free the driver of the 4-door car that was trapped.
  • The victim was extricated and treated for moderate injuries by Firefighter/ Paramedics and transported to a local trauma center for further evaluation.
  • The San Bernardino Police Department is handling the investigation.
  • ****Safety Message****
  • Seat Belts Save Lives!

    Two Victims Burned and Property Damaged from Raging Truck/Trailer Fire

  • Contact: Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke 909-260-1257
  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Grant Hubbell
  • Incident Date: 10/06/2014
  • Location: 1470 E.Eureka Street
  • Time of call: 3:39am
  • Number of Units: 4- Medic Engines, 1- Battalion Chief
  • Injuries: 2
  • The San Bernardino City Fire Department responded to a vehicle fire to the front of 1470 E Eureka Street and found a pickup truck and attached trailer fully involved with fire. Firefighters started an aggressive attack to extinguish the fire and protect several adjacent homes.
  • The fire caused two power lines to fall and also caused extensive damage to a fence. Edison was requested to the scene and assisted with securing several down power lines. Two victims were burned as a result of the fire. One victim was on scene and another was located at an adjacent residence. Both victims were transported to ARMC.
  • Arson investigators were requested to respond to the scene and the fire is currently under investigation.
  • The California Highway Patrol was on scene assisting in the investigation.
  • ****Safety Message****
  • Please ensure that any suspicious vehicles or trailers are reported to the Police Department.

    Sunday, October 5, 2014

    Illegal Marijuana Grow Operation Uncovered During Commercial Structure Fire

  • Contact: Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke 909-260-1257
  • Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Nathan Cooke
  • Incident Date: 10/05/2014
  • Location: 900 S. Arrowhead Ave.
  • Time of call: 6:45pm
  • Number of Units: 5- Medic Engines, 1- Ladder Truck, 2- Battalion Chiefs
  • Injuries: 0
  • The San Bernardino City Fire Department responded to a structure fire in the 900 Block of South Arrowhead Ave. and found smoke coming from a vacant commercial building. Firefighters forced entry into the front office portion of the building and found the entire space filled with smoke. A fire was found burning in the wall next to an electrical panel and was quickly extinguished.
  • Firefighters made entry into the remaining portion of the building in order to check for possible victims and to ensure that the fire had not spread. During their search, firefighters discovered a large marijuana growing operation in the main warehouse portion of the building. There were numerous electrical hazards noted due to the grow operation that kept firefighters from securing power to the building. Edison was requested to the scene and assisted with securing the power to the building.
  • Arson investigators have determined that the fire was caused from an electrical short due to the power being stolen from Edison. The occupants of the building illegally ran wire around the electric meter which subsequently became overloaded causing the fire.
  • The San Bernardino Police Department is conducting the investigation into the marijuana grow operation.
  • ****Safety Message****
  • Please ensure that any suspicious or illegal activity in or around vacant buildings is reported to the Police Department.