Brush Fire Response
On Monday, October 9th, Battalion 31 and Engine 33 from the El Segundo Fire Department were dispatched to the Canyon 2 Fire in the City of Anaheim as members of a Strike Team. A strike team is a mixed group of fire resources that respond together when a major incident requests additional resources. The Strike Team included units from El Segundo, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach and Torrance Fire Departments. Upon their arrival, Engine 33 was assigned to the Cascade Structure Defense Group and provided structural defense, constructed control line and participated in mop-up activities. On Wednesday, October 11th, the strike team was reassigned to the Central LNU Complex Fire in Santa Rosa. Over the course of a week, Battalion 31 and Engine 33 were assigned to several locations. Engine 33 performed mop-up, completed tactical patrols and provided support to returning residents. Wildland fires move quickly and can have devastating effects on communities and neighborhoods. We were happy and honored to assist these cities in their time of need.
As this post is being published, Engine 31 along with four members of the El Segundo Fire Department have been deployed to the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. They have saved multiple homes and will continue to assist until the fire is under control. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers for a safe return.