On Jan. 16 at 7:55am, The Santa Monica Fire Department was deployed as part of a mutual aid request to assist with the Colby Fire in Glendora.
The SMFD strike team’s initial assignment was to the Azusa Structure Protection Group in the southwest portion of the fire.
As conditions changed other assignments included, providing structure protection in Ridgeview Drive and Ranch Road area of homes, a water facility, and avocado orchards.
The SMFD received praise on social media including the following:
“THANK YOU!!!! so much for your service..Your city is one of my favorites. I work 2mile from the Glendora fires and great-full for all first responders.”