Disaster Planning’s Key: COOPERATION

Issue 4 and Volume 139.

Disaster Planning’s Key: COOPERATION FEATURES DIASTER MANAGEMENT Copyright. The Sacramento Bee 1985, Sacramento. CA October 6, 1985, started as a typical Sunday for members of the Sacramento, CA, Fire Department. Fire Prevention Month activities were in full swing, and many companies were going door to door, talking to neighborhood residents about fire safety in the home. The weather was warm, and a brisk breeze was blowing out of the southwest. At 3:37 P.M., a fire was reported at the California Almond Growers Exchange’s hull processing plant. The fire was spreading rapidly over almond shells being stored for processing. As this fire grew in size, eventually going to four alarms, another incident began to unfold nearby. Upon hearing the dispatch for the Almond Growers fire, Acting Battalion Chief George Bicker proceeded to respond to the Sacramento Fire Department communications center. This is normal procedure to follow when both of the other…

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