More area firefighters head for Southern California to fight killer wildfires
Lodi Fire Department Capt. Sandy Wichman tapes a Fire Mutual Aid identifying paper on the front of the bus Thursday as firefighters from San Joaquin County get ready to leave from Ripon to help fight the killer fires ravaging Southern California. (Jennifer M. Howell/News-Sentinel)
Posted: Thursday, October 30, 2003 10:00 pm
In what could be his last out-of-town fire-fighting tour, Lodi
Fire Capt. Sandy Wichman along with three other Lodi firefighters
joined a larger strike team Thursday morning and headed south to
help fight the Southern California wildfires.
Wichman was among 29 firefighters who left the Ripon Fire
Department on two plush tour buses. There were also representatives
from Tracy, Manteca-Lathrop, Clements, Liberty, Farmington and
Manteca fire departments.
Thursday, October 30, 2003 10:00 pm.