Pasadena Fire Department Strike Teams Safely Return After Assisting With Statewide Mutual Aid

PASADENA, Calif.—Over the past three months, California experienced its worst fire season in history. 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,” states Interim Fire Chief Bryan Frieders.

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.

See chart below for specific deployment information:

List of strike team deployment and return dates

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