On October 28, a resident of Discovery Bay did not appreciate East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Chief Hugh Henderson purchasing lunch while firefighters were on scene of a structure fire.
Henderson confirmed the incident occurred in the parking lot but did not want to get into details after he purchased 30 firefighters lunch which included turkey sandwiches, Gatorade, chips and chocolate chip cookies.
Henderson stated he tried to remain polite in explaining they had been working 4-hours on a structure fire and no one had eaten. The female still did not like that he was purchasing lunch for them while on duty.
“It’s not like we can pack up and say we will be back in an hour because we are going to take our lunch break. They had been working for 4-hours,” said Henderson who further explained they cannot leave a fire and go back to a station to eat and come back.
In total, Henderson said the meal came in at a cost of around $250.
In total, fire crews remained on scene for 7-hours and 23-minutes Henderson said the home is a complete loss with preliminary damages at more than $500,000. No firefighters or occupants were injured in the incident.
The next day, Nazanin Fazli, an owner in Chaman Kabob in Brentwood on Lone Tree Way provided meals to all East Contra Costa Fire stations in Brentwood, Disovery Bay and Oakley saying she was upset that someone would question a fire chief over providing lunch and cookies.
She wanted to showcase her appreciation for trying to keep the public safe with limited resources saying these guys put their lives on the line for us each day while calling them heroes.
By now, most people have seen a video out of Orville where a man was upset at firefighters grocery shopping at a local store.
This information originally showed up on our social media sites on October 28, 2015