Pasadena Fire Strike Teams Return After Assisting with Statewide Mutual Aid

Pasadena firefighters have responded to 15 major fires throughout the state. | Photo courtesy of Pasadena Firefighters Local 809 on Facebook

Over the past three months California has experienced its worst fire season in history. The Pasadena Fire Department responded to several incidents as part of their commitment to statewide mutual aid.

“We thank our community and city management for allowing us the opportunity to support other counties and neighboring cities affected by these unprecedented wildland fires. We know that if fires of this magnitude occur in our foothills, we would have the support of our fire department partners throughout the state. It is also important to recognize those firefighters who came in on their days off to cover those who were deployed to these incidents. This is yet another shining example of their firm commitment to the fire service and to our community.” stated Interim Fire Chief Bryan Frieders who announced his retirement Monday.

The fire department had resources out a total of 218 days over an approximate three-month period including fire engines, water tender, rapid extraction module support (REMS) teams, fire line emergency medical technicians and strike team leaders. The total personnel for all deployments combined was 79 which includes some who went on multiple deployments.

The chart below has specific deployment information:

Resource AssignmentIncidentDate DeployedDate Released
Rapid Extraction Module Support (REMS) REMS XLC1Crews Incident, Santa ClaraWednesday, July 08, 2020Saturday, July 11, 2020
Fire line E.M.T.Mineral Incident, CoalingaTuesday, July 14, 2020Monday, July 20, 2020
Fire line E.M.T.July Complex, MDFSunday, July 26, 2020Saturday, Aug. 08, 2020
Fire line E.M.T.July Complex, MDFMonday, July 27, 2020Saturday, Aug. 08, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1203AApple Incident, BeaumontSaturday, Aug. 01, 2020Thursday, Aug. 06, 2020
Water Tender 37Texas Incident, Heard RoadThursday, Aug. 06, 2020Saturday, Aug. 08, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1201ALake Incident, CastaicWednesday, Aug. 12, 2020Friday, Aug. 14, 2020
Water Tender 37Lake Incident, CastaicWednesday, Aug. 12, 2020Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020
Water Tender 37 (Re-assignment)Holser Incident, Ventura CountyTuesday, Aug. 18, 2020Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020
Brush Strike Team OES-1843ADeer IncidentTuesday, Aug. 18, 2020Monday, Aug. 31, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1202AMOC Incident, MoccasinFriday, Aug. 21, 2020Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1202A (Re-assignment)Dolan Incident, Big SurTuesday, Aug. 25, 2020Sunday, Aug. 30, 2020
Rapid Extraction Module Support (REMS) REMS XLC2BTU Lightening ComplexTuesday, Aug. 25, 2020Monday, Sept. 28, 2020
Rapid Extraction Module Support (REMS) REMS XLC3BTU Lightening ComplexTuesday, Sept. 01, 2020Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1206A (Pre-Positioning)Pre-PositionSaturday, Sept. 05, 2020Saturday, Sept. 05, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1206AEl Dorado, YucaipaSaturday, Sept. 05, 2020Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1205ABobcat Incident, Angeles National ForestMonday, Sept. 07, 2020Monday, Sept. 14, 2020
Water Tender 37Bobcat Incident, Angeles National ForestThursday, Sept. 10, 2020Friday, Sept. 25, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1203ABobcat Incident, Angeles National ForestSaturday, Sept. 12, 2020Monday, Sept. 21, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1206A (Re-assignment)Bobcat Incident, Angeles National ForestSunday, Sept. 13, 2020Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020
Brush Strike Team XLC-1203AGlass Incident, Sonoma-Lake National ForestSunday, Sept. 27, 2020Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2020
Brush Strike Team BSTMIX 1840AGlass Incident, Sonoma-Lake National ForestTuesday, Sept. 29, 2020Wednesday, Oct. 07, 2020
October 12, 2020

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