#MembersintheMedia @abc7la on January 19 San Bernardino County Fire Department responded to a traffic collision with fire on the SB15 South of Hodge Rd. Two semis were involved with one semi carrying several hazardous chemicals. Fire crews extinguished the fire.The Hazmat team made entry and mitigated the Hazardous material. SB15 was closed for several hours. Among the wreckage there were two fatalities and one immediate which was transported by ground to a trauma center.
Captain Spencer Brumbaugh Spencer is currently assigned to Station 161 in the City of Upland. He has been a Paramedic for the last 15 years and was a part of Tower 2 over 13 years ago. Since then he has become involved in a number of specialty programs, including air rescue and truck operations. In addition, he has served on numerous committees. He serves as the lead for County Fire’s escalated threat training program, and since 2 badges are apparently better than one, he recently became a SWAT medic with San Bernardino Police Department. He states that he and his “amazing wife” Angela have been married for 10 years. Together they live in Rancho Cucamonga raising Trenton, 16, Jackson, 10, and 8-year-old Scarlett.
Engineer Mike Laabs Mike is currently assigned in the Hesperia at Station 304. Starting in 2004 as a PCF in Lucerne Valley, Mike worked his way into a career position in 2008 and in now an engineer. A paramedic for 11 years, Mike is truck-certified, and serves as a back ground investigator for recruits. He also serves on the Support Services Committee. Mike is married with 3 kids; he and his family currently reside in Spring Valley Lake.
Firefighter Kyle Covarrubio Kyle is assigned to Station 22 in Spring Valley Lake. He attended Victor Valley college’s fire academy program in 2013 and was hired as a Limited Term EMT firefighter with County fire where he began his career here. He also attended Victor Valley’s Paramedic program and was hired as full-time suppression personnel in 2016 graduating Tower 7. He is certified as a Hazmat specialist and holds 3 Degrees in Humanities, EMS and Fire Technology. Currently he resides in Apple Valley with his 3 children.
Ambulance Operator John Martinez John Martinez is currently is assigned to Station 305. He has worked for County Fire as an Ambulance Operator-Paramedic for 4 years. John was recently promoted to Field Training Officer to help train our newly hired AOs. He has been working in EMS for 11 years, 7 years of that was serving in LA and Orange county. John also is an American Heart Association instructor teaching ACLS, PALS, and CPR classes. He currently resides in the city of Whittier and is actively working on becoming a flight paramedic. ... See MoreSee Less
#VideoVault 2019- Watch as #SBCoFD firefighters arrive on scene of a recent traffic collision with extrication. One subject was extricated with the jaws of life and flown to a trauma center for evaluation and treatment.
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#Facesof935 Highlighting our members: Ambulance Operator John Martinez, John is currently is assigned to Sta 305 in @CityofHesperia. He has worked for Co Fire as an Ambulance Operator-Paramedic for 4 years. Click link to learn more 👉🏼 https://bit.ly/2RmxBpL