May 23, 2017- A power line went down across the street from Mission Ambulance in an open field with over grown vegetation creating a dangerous electrical fire, which engulfed the lot, and putting three homes and the families who live in them into jeopardy.
Mission Ambulance’s staff immediately went into action, taking charge and evacuating the families from their homes, setting up a rest station in crew’s quarters, contacting 911 and maintaining constant contact with Emergency Services. Mission’s staff set up roadblocks to manage traffic and utilized Mission’s ARFF firefighting apparatus to extinguish flames on the west side threatening the homes before Corona Fire Department could arrive to control the south side of the fire and take over operational control. Corona Fire professionalism is a great attribute to our growing city.
We would like thank Corona Fire and to recognize those at Mission who took charge and provided professional help in assisting in a situation that could have become disastrous. Hector Perez– assisted staff and Corona Fire by translating for the family and RN Linda Carroll assisted with treating a young boy until ready for AMR to transport.
Those below provided quick tactical response and organizational oversite to insure the safety for the families and community: Dan Gold, Terry Cude, Shelly King, Lyndsay Candelario, Lauren Cude, Kyle Gilbert, Anthony Ramirez, Daniel Cruz, Manny Munoz, Brittany Slechta, Kyle Graham, Lacy Guptill, Justin Banuelos, Ronnie Gilman, Kevin Adams, Ernie Madaras.