My husband Steve is the PIO for the drill.
Our Chief sent an email out to all the firefighters about my son, Dustin, and his work on the fire:
From: Rick Araiza To:
All Subject: Employee of the Week Sent: Mar 3, 2009 12:07
Please join me in congratulating Dustin Lazenby as the employee of the week. Dustin was the training coordinator for the burning of the house on 10th street. He worked many months in preparing for this event and the results were tremendous. We put over 50 people into the class and we burned the house for two days. The experience gained is tremendous and all people agreed it was a first class drill with invaluable training. All who participated will receive a state fire marshal certification. Dustin is to be commended for doing such an outstanding job.
To my Captain Dustin: I'm so proud of you Dustin. I am not surprised though, you are our MacGyver of the family. The work setting this all up took forever, I know. I'm glad it didn't just explode on you guys. Like Poof! Gone! You did a really, really nice job on the structure protection. The wooden shed was only three feet away/or less from the burning house. The little shed was attached to the beauty salon and even faced the house. It had only a little black soot on it. All of the firefighters make me feel so safe! I Love You!
Dustin, Excellent Fire Drill in Santa Paula and my son, is Amazing. I lOVE the PIO and I know Why Women Chase Him