LAFD Resources Sent to Anaheim Hills Fire

Sunday, March 11, 2007 |

Pursuant of a formal Mutual Aid Request, the Los Angeles Fire Department has assigned two Strike Teams of Firefighters and one Assistant Chief Officer as an agency representative in support of the Orange County Fire Authority in their battle against a wind-driven wildfire near Highway 241 and the 91 Freeway in Anaheim Hills, California southeast of our City.

These forty-six members of the Los Angeles Fire Department have been dispatched to the "Windy Ridge" wildfire in accordance with California's Fire & Rescue Emergency Mutual Aid System, administered by the Governor's Office of Emergency Services. The system is designed to ensure that additional resources are provided to local jurisdictions whenever their own resources are committed or insufficient for a specific emergency incident.

The City of Los Angeles remains fully protected by the use of additional staff and reserve apparatus to cover foreseeable local needs, and we remind local residents that these resources can be recalled to our City as necessary.

The men and women of the LAFD ask motorists to remain watchful for these and other convoys of emergency apparatus, and to be mindful of the space necessary for them to safely maneuver on local roads and highways.

Pursuant of protocol, all public and media information regarding this incident, including the actions of assigned LAFD personnel, will be provided by the Orange County Fire Authority, which maintains daily jurisdictional authority of the area where the fire is burning.


Submitted by Brian Humphrey
Los Angeles Fire Department

7 comments:

Blake said...

Thank you for the resources, as a resident very near the fire, it is reassuring to see so many personnel working to make sure this fire is contained.

=Blake=
Orange, CA

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Blake,

You are most welcome.

The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department have tremendous confidence in Orange County Fire Chief Chip Prather and his personnel.

Please gain some comfort in knowing that in unison with Orange County Firefighters, members of the LAFD and other responding agencies will do everything humanly possible to protect you and your neighbors from harm.

Please stay safe, be well, and know our thoughts are with you.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

Anonymous said...

I live in Anaheim Hills off Imperial... I am so glad the fire department is working hard to control the fire all I can do it pray...

Anonymous said...

What Companies were sent to Anaheim ?

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

The individual LAFD Fire Companies assigned to the Mutual Aid Request came from across our jurisdiction.

They are Strike Team 1001 being led by 7th Battalion Commander Doug Graft and Strike Team 1002, being led by 1st Battalion Commander Raymundo Gomez.

Our Agency Representative overseeing their efforts and serving as liaison is Robert Franco, the 'B' Platoon Commander of LAFD's Second Field Division.

These Chief Officers have a total of 92 years of Fire Service experience, and like those they Command, are eager to assist their colleagues in the County of Orange in putting a stop to this swift-moving blaze.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

redcup56 said...

Brian,

Once again, proud to be a supporter of the LAFD, and proud to wear my new t-shirt that I recently purchased from Dalmations Firehouse.

Stay safe,

Mark
Portland, OR

LAFD Media and Public Relations said...

Mark, thanks for your kind words.

Anyone who would like to own an LAFD T-Shirt or other Los Angeles Fire Department apparel or gift item can visit the Dalmatian's Fire House store in person or on-line.

Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

Brian Humphrey
Firefighter/Specialist
Public Service Officer
Los Angeles Fire Department

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