I’m right now at San Francisco International Airport and waiting for my flight back home to Sweden. My adventure is over for this time but I will be back soon again for sure! I did a lot of fun stuff during my last week and I will give you a summary with pictures bellow! Small … More Thank you MVFD! I will miss you!
It’s not every day you have the opportunity to ride a helicopter with Cal Fire! I got the opportunity thanks to deputy chief Jones and chief Vandenberg. My sincerely thanks to you both for made this to a reality! Me and chief Vandenberg drove to the alma helitack base (20 minutes from Mountain View in … More Helicopter ride with Cal Fire!
I have been working a lot since I arrived so it’s hard for me to update the blog every day… I really like to be at the fire station as much as I can during my internship and ALL the people around me are so kind. They really know how to take care of a … More Experience and a lot of WORK!
It has been a couple of days since my last post, sorry about that.;) The days are passing by quickly and I think it’s because we are doing stuff all the time. Mountain View Fire Department is doing a lot of training during the shifts and I really like that. You can always learn more … More More training and a day off
The day after my fire inspection day it was time to ride along with the San Jose Fire Department and Engine 13 on Station 13 for 48 hours. My supervisor (Vandenberg) had set this up with his friend James Mendoza who is a captain on Engine 13 (he also like the “Swedish fire behavior thinking”). … More With San Jose Fire Department for 48hours and medical calls
I started the day at 8:30 at Mountain View City Hall and at the Fire & Environmental Protection Division. We started with a morning meeting and a short presentation. The division is a hybrid between fire protection, environmental protection and hazardous material and chemicals. The division do inspections, permits etc. Deputy Fire Marshal Matt was … More Fire inspections!
Hello again and thanks to all you people who are reading my posts!:) After a calm night without any calls, the station woke up at 7am and we had some breakfast and we also did some quick cleaning. At 9am we (Engine 51), Rescue 51 and Battalion Chief 51 drove to Station 4 for training. … More Training, Training and Training