Thank You Culver City Fire Department
July 20, 2017
Dear Editor: On Saturday, July 8 my son and I planned to drive to Solvang, California for 24 hours of relaxation. As we reached Santa Barbara, intending to drive to Solvang via Highway 154, we were stopped because a fire had erupted in the area of Lake Cachuma. When we finally reached Solvang, we contacted the Santa Barbara authorities in order to help with evacuations. On Sunday the fire had grown considerably in two locations in Santa Barbara County. As we drove back to Culver City on Route 101 we saw fire trucks from several distant jurisdictions heading north to assist local firefighters. My son remarked that maybe we’ll even see a fire truck from Culver City. Within two minutes that is exactly what we saw! One of our own Culver City fire trucks was headed north to help. We cheered and made a racket in the car and were so proud, but of course the Culver City fire crew never heard us. However, they deserve a shout out and gratitude for joining the other firefighters battling the largest and worst fires Santa Barbara County has faced in years. Thank you CCFD! Deborah Weinrauch and Ari Aguado Culver City Editors Note: Culver City forms a strike team with Santa Monica Fire and Beverly Hills Fire to assist in many fires throughout Southern California. The strike team is composed of 1 Battalion Chief and 5 engines.