Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fires in West Texas/TIMFAS Deployment

Welcome home to all of our folks who were deployed to West Texas during the last few weeks! We had one crew who came home several days ago and their replacements are headed home today as we speak. Special thanks to all of the members noted below who represented AFD so well and especially FF Jimmy Taylor (E22/A) and Capt. Steve Street (L08/A) who provided some of the spectacular photos you see here (others came from the State Firemen's and Fire Marshals' Association). (Note: Look for a first-person report from Captain Street in the next few days!)

On April 10, 2011, AFD provided an Engine (four-person crew), and a Strike Team Leader, Capt Street. The Engine crew was Lt. Josh Portie (E02/C), FS Bruce Mayo (E02/C), FF James Taylor (E22/A), and FF Josh Simpson (E21/C). They returned the evening of April 16, 2011.

On April 15, 2011, AFD sent a replacement crew of Team 2: FS Shawn Clopton (E39/C), FS Don Caldwell (E21/C), FF Sean Cummings (E31/C), and FF Anthony Segovia (E66/A). They returned the evening of April 21, 2011.

(Incidentally, media has been receiving these pictures throughout the deployment.)