Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Woman Rescued From Burning Home

San Bernardino City Fire Department Press Release  #27767

Contact: Battalion Chief Grant Hubbell 909-384-5401

Date: November 18, 2014

Location: 976 West 6th Street

Time of the call: 10:04 a m. First Unit on the scene: 10:12 a m.

Fire contained: 10:22 a m. Number of Units: 10 (7 engines, 2 trucks, 1 BC)

Number of Firefighters: 28 Injuries: 1 (31 year old female) Fatalities: 0

Property Loss/Damage $ 160,000 Contents Loss: $ 0

Property Saved $400,000 (2 adjacent homes).

Additional information: Firefighters arrived to find downed power lines, thick black smoke and thirty-foot high flames to the front of a single-story two thousand square foot home. Fire was an immediate threat toward two neighboring homes. Fire quickly spread throughout the attic, causing a large section of the roof to collapse. This forced firefighters into defensive operations and necessitated the control of the fire from the outside. Firefighters were unable to make an immediate entry for a search inside. Fire was contained in ten minutes, removing the threat from the fire extending to the two adjacent occupied homes.
After assessing the homes stability and making sure the downed electrical lines were de-energized, Firefighters made entry into the interior of the structure to finish extinguishing the fire and to conduct a thorough search inside the home. After entering the extensively damaged home, Firefighters found and rescued a thirty-one year old woman inside. Victim was quickly rescued from the house, and treated by numerous Firefighters and Paramedics. Victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital. Upon arrival at the hospital, Paramedics stated that the woman was interacting with them and answering their questions.
San Bernardino Arson Investigators have deemed the fire “Suspicious” and the fire is currently under investigation.



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Friday, October 31, 2014

Structure Fire Contained to Garage


Structure Fire Ward 7 Councilman James L Mulvihill

The following information has been updated on the city’s twitter feed @SBCityFire.


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San Bernardino City Fire Department
Press Release
Structure Fire Contained to Garage 

PIO Assigned: Fire Engineer Marco Tello (909)384-5405                                                                                

Date: 10/30/14                                                                 

Location: 395 E Sonora                                                  

Time of the call: 2214 hours                        

First Unit on the scene: Medic Engine 227           

Number of Units: 4 Paramedic Engines, 1 Squad, 1 Truck, and 2 Chief Officers                   

Number of Firefighters: 17          

Injuries: None Reported                                             

Fatalities: None                                              

Property Loss/Damage: $45,000                                               

Property Saved: $300,000                             

Additional information:    
  • Upon arrival first in firefighters were met by a fully involved garage fire that had begun to burn a vehicle in the drive way and threatened the rest of the home.
  • Firefighters began a coordinated attack to ensure the fire was contained to the garage while truck crews ventilated the structure.
  • The resident managed to exit the home unharmed.
  • Edison was called to secure a live power line that had fallen, landing in the homes pool, posing an extreme life safety hazard on the fire ground.
  • The cause of the fire is unknown at this time and is under investigation.
  • A gift card was presented to the family on behalf of the fire department to assist the family recover from this tragedy.

The SBFD would like to remind all residents to evacuate to a safe location in the event of a fire in their home and call 9-1-1.
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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.
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    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!