Victorville House Fire Displaces Three
Jan 22, 6:10 a.m. - Firefighters responded to a reported structure fire in the 13000 block of Seneca Drive in Victorville. Upon arrival, SBCoFD companies found a single story home well involved in fire. Firefighters engaged in an aggressive coordinated attack with hose lines and vertical ventilation and knocked the fire down within twenty minutes.
Two Die from Suspected Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Jan 22 - At about 10:00 a.m. this morning, a female adult drove an unconscious male subject to San Bernardino County Fire Station 8, located at 33269 Hwy. 247 in Lucerne Valley. Firefighters immediately started evaluating the 23-year-old male. The subject had no pulse and was unresponsive. Firefighters immediately started CPR and rendered advance cardiac life support and transported the subject to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Apple Valley, where he was later pronounced dead.
Vehicle into Garage Injures Five and Punctures Gas line
Jan 22, 7:45 a.m. – San Bernardino County Firefighters responded to a reported traffic collision with extrication in the 13100 Block of Arvilla Drive, in the City of Victorville. Upon arrival, they found a multi-vehicle accident with one vehicle into a garage. A white mini-van involved in the collision drove through a stucco wall and sheered a gas line at the meter; causing an active natural gas leak, before crashing through the side of a garage and coming to rest.
Interdepartmental Cooperation Results in Success
Jan - Teamwork between County Fire and Inland CHP in a difficult situation led to a man receiving the help he needed.
CONFIRE Calltaker Briana Gibbs and CHP Dispatcher Daisy Vargas worked together to help a man who had difficulty communicating due to using a “Mechanical Voice Box” to speak. Although the man was trying his hardest to clearly give his address, the voice box made telephone communication unclear.
Community Paramedicine: Next Step in HealthCare
Jan 13 - San Bernardino County Fire is honored and excited to be a participant in a statewide pilot project that will study the value of Community Paramedicine (CP).
“Community Paramedicine is the next innovative wave in healthcare,” stated Fire Chief Mark Hartwig. “The goal of this program is to augment the patient’s current plan of care with resources currently established within the community, which will provide the patient with the necessary education and tools to maintain and improve wellness outside the hospital setting.”