A small brushfire broke out Thursday afternoon, April 7th around 2:30 p.m. in Scripps Ranch area in San Diego County. Returning from a job site, a crew from GSi spotted the fire in front of them and jumped into action. The crew was able to begin containing the fire using water pumps onboard their truck before firefighters arrived. Given the extreme heat and wind conditions, such quick action was crucial to potentially saving structures.
The crew credits the safety principles engrained into the GSI culture for preparing them for an event like this.
“I am so proud of us and GSI because today, I realize how prepared
we are!”, stated Jr. Party Chief Enguerran Sphonix-Rust (also known as French E), who was assisted by his Chainman, Joshua Thompson.
The GSI safety standards include:
- being informed
- being equipped
- being trained
- being sure everything is under control
- being sure everyone is safe
- being reactive and courageous.
Needless to say, each one of these principles played an important part in yesterday’s events.