Firefighters put out home blaze in Palo Alto hills
Original post made on Dec 18, 2007
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on Dec 18, 2007 at 6:27 am
So glad no one was hurt..But 17 minutes to get to a house!!! Maybe the city should open up Station 8 year round!!!!! The house could probally have been saved it there Station 8 was staffed full time! Hopefully this is a hint to the city.
on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:38 am
The time the Palo Alto Fire Department made to that home was a lot quicker than it was for them to reach my House when my cottage had a fire in October. It took Palo Alto Fire 31 minutes to reach my house. It happened the day Fire Station 8 was closed for the season. They had to come from the Hanover station.
on Dec 18, 2007 at 10:40 am
Many locales are recognizing that sprinkler systems are a better solution that manning fire stations in remote locations. Construction codes are being updated to require fire suppression equipment in home rebuilds, as well as new commercial properties.
If there is a message here, it is that Palo Alto needs to begin to think about residential fire suppression as an alternative to manned fire stations in the hills.