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Aug 09

Fire Department Fire Response Update – August 3, 2017

Posted on August 9, 2017 at 11:50 AM by Margaret Livingston

The El Cerrito Fire Department has been very busy assisting our neighbors throughout the State. On July 9, the Department responded with an engine company to the Alamo Fire in San Luis Obispo. This crew was assigned to this fire until July 13. On July 18, the Department sent an engine company to the Detwiler Fire in Mariposa County, which returned on July 25. On both of these assignments, engine companies were assigned to structure protection and structure preparation. On July 19, the Department also sent two paramedics to the Detwiler Fire to work as Fire Line Paramedics. They returned on July 27. During this assignment, our paramedics completed a back-country rescue of a Cal Fire Captain who was injured in a very remote area. Our paramedics hiked in to provide EMS treatment and set up for evacuation. On July 28, the Department sent one paramedic to the Orleans Complex in Siskiyou County. This paramedic is still currently assigned to this fire. ECFD personnel suffered no injuries during any of these responses.