Wednesday, December 6, 2017

La Habra Heights Firefighters Deployed to "RYE FIRE" in Santa Clarita

Pursuant to the California Master Mutual Aide agreement, on December 5, 2017, the La Habra Heights Fire Department deployed (1) Engine Company to the "Rye Fire" in Santa Clarita as part of an "Immediate Need" strike team. Additional Firefighters continue to staff fire apparatus within La Habra Heights to respond to any emergencies in the City.
Strong winds combined with low humidity has contributed to multiple large wild fires in the region. Firefighters from throughout the west coast are battling fires throughout the state.

A "Strike Team" consists of (5) Fire Engines and a Battalion Chief Strike Team Leader who work together to attack the fire and protect structures.

Firefighters and Command Staff receive a morning briefing
to discuss strategy, weather, and fire conditions.

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