A five-alarm fire destroyed a 10-acre pallet yard in the City of Fontana in San Bernardino County, CA, on May 19, 2012. The pallets were stacked two to three stories high. The massive fire required the response of 160 firefighters and nearly 40 pieces of apparatus.
Dedication: This month’s Firehouse® is dedicated to First Officer Ronnie Chambless, 40, and Captain Todd Tompkins, 48, of Neptune Aviation Services Inc. in Missoula, MT; Firefighter Anthony Polk, 31, of the Bureau of Indian Affairs-Fort Yuma Agency in Yuma, AZ; Assistant Chief Donald L. Suggs, 55, of the Summerville Fire & Rescue Department in Lillington, NC; and Chief George Davis, 62, of the Hollis, ME, Fire Department, who died in the line of duty, June 2012.
Cover by: Cover photo by Mike Meadows