Palo Alto Strike Team Helps Save a National Landmark
Palo Alto Fire crews from Engine 65 and Engine 365 returned on Nov. 3 from a call to duty, providing mutual aid to the Southern California wildfires that threatened a national landmark. The team was deployed to the Easy Fire that ignited on October 30 in Ventura County, threatening the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley. The library escaped damage, thanks in part to the efforts of firefighter Colin Fraser, Captain Hugo Godoy, engineer/paramedic Sunny Johnson-Gutter and firefighter/paramedic Nate Heydorff.
Engine 65 was also dispatched to the Kincaid Fire burning in Sonoma County in October. They were part of a crew helping mitigate structure threats. Both engine units made up part of the Santa Clara County strike team.
Last Updated: November 5, 2019