Monday, October 29, 2007

Update on our Firefighters

As of 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, our firefighters have returned!! Welcome home!

Our firefighters are going on Day 10 in SoCal, but fortunately, the entire Northern San Mateo County Strike Team is being assigned to a required rest period today. Tomorrow, they will be sent to a staging area in San Diego County, as excess resources at the Poomacha/Mt. Palomar Fire. There are still several areas burning in Southern California, and it is yet to be determined where the critical resource needs are most necessary. Hopefully our guys will be able to demobilize and come home soon.

Also…if you haven’t already noticed, there’s been a fire truck parked outside the Community Pool Monday – Thursday mornings. The firefighters have been lending their time, helping to ensure that the pool can continue operating at full staff and able to run as smoothly as possible. They’re committed to do so until November 8th, or until the pool is fully staffed. So...if you happen to spot one of them the next time you’re up swimming laps, be sure to show your gratitude!

1 comment:

Moira McShane Lukas said...

What a great idea to have the firefighters/first-responders to help staff the pool in the morning.
As a lap swimmer, I am grateful for this solution to the problem of staffing at the pool.
I am just curious as to who came up with this idea/solution?
Retired City employee at the fire station 81,
Moira Lukas