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Firefighters fundraising relay may delay El Camino traffic

Commuters can expect delays on route from Mountain View to San Francisco

Traffic crossing El Camino Real may be delayed at times during the day on Thursday as Peninsula firefighters, in their firefighting vehicles with emergency lights blazing and sirens in occasional use, participate in a northbound relay between Mountain View and San Francisco.

The Annual Peninsula Firefighters Burn Relay is a fundraiser for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation in San Francisco. The foundation works to reduce incidences of burn injuries and improve the quality of life for burn victims in California.

The relay begins at 8 a.m. at Moffett Field in Mountain View and is expected to finish in San Francisco by 5 p.m. The trip north will involve both old and new fire engines and other emergency vehicles, according to the the Central County Fire Authority.

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8 people like this
Posted by Bill
a resident of Woodside
on Aug 30, 2017 at 5:29 pm

Awesome fundraiser for a great cause. I remember my good friend, fire union president Anthony Spitaleri and the union would donate $5k (or more) every year to this cause.


8 people like this
Posted by steve
a resident of Barron Park
on Aug 31, 2017 at 7:32 am

Nice "negative" headline. In this world today with all the uncertainty, thank you firefighters for helping out!
This news RAG should be ashamed.


5 people like this
Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Aug 31, 2017 at 9:17 am

It is always good to know of something that will disrupt traffic and it takes absolutely nothing from the funraising effort. Kudos to the firefighters for doing this and let the headline stand.


13 people like this
Posted by Peter Carpenter
a resident of Atherton
on Sep 1, 2017 at 1:37 pm

Peter Carpenter is a registered user.

It is interesting to note that the Weekly headlines the traffic issue of this wonderful fundraising event and ignores the fact that our firefighters have been deployed for the first ever night time use of drone on the Yosemite fire and that out Water Rescue Team is hard at work in Houston.


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