Sunday, October 12, 2014
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
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
Property Damage: $1,000 structural and $0 contents
Property Saved: $75,000
- 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.
San Bernardino City Firefighters urge all citizens to report dangerous property conditions to the Fire Prevention Bureau or city Code Enforcement immediately upon recognition.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
Contact: Engineer Mike Arvizo, PIO Assigned - Contact # 909-289-6679
Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Tom Hannemman - 909-384-5279
Incident Date: 10/01/14
Location: 290 N D. Street
Time of the call: 10:54 AM
Number of Units: 1 Engine, 1 Ladder Trucks, 1 Hazmat Rig, 1 Battalion Chief
Number of Firefighters: 9 Firefighters and 1 Chief Officer
Property Damage: None
Personal Items: None
Property Saved: N/A
• Fire Crews were dispatched to reports of a white powdery substance on the floor of the IRS building.
• Arriving Firefighters isolated the first floor and awaited the City’s Hazardous Materials Unit.
• When hazardous materials personnel arrived, they had a Hazardous Material Team Member don a hazmat suit and make entry into the office to retrieve samples of the substance for testing.
• Hazardous materials team members tested the samples and deemed them to be negative for any hazardous biohazard substance such as anthrax.
• The substance was deemed to be silica. An elderly female who picked up an envelope outside on the sidewalk carried in the substance. Once inside she spilled the substance that was inside the envelope onto the floor and notified officials. She was temporarily held for questioning and released.