Menlo Park sends firefighters and equipment south


The Menlo Park Fire Protection District has sent nine people, in two fire engines and a command vehicle, to help fight the Creek Fire in Los Angeles County, according to fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman.

As a group, firefighting agencies in San Mateo County sent 15 fire engines and 66 people south as of 12:45 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, the chief said in a statement.

The Menlo Park district, which serves Menlo Park, East Palo Alto, Atherton and nearby unincorporated communities, called in reserve units to staff Station 4 on Alameda de las Pulgas in West Menlo Park and Station 6 on Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park, the chief said.

"Every Fire Station and Emergency Response Unit was fully staffed by Tuesday afternoon by recalling off-duty personnel," he said.

It's been a busy year for Menlo Park firefighters, Chief Schapelhouman added, having had to deal with flooding early in the year, several hurricanes as summer ended, followed by major fires.


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