Monday, June 26, 2017
SADM: Recklessly Installed Automatic Gates Prevent Firetruck Gaining Access - UPDATE: Truth Be Told, There Has Been No So-Called "Mitigation" At North Gate; Emergency Vehicles STILL Are Blocked
The problems at San Antonio Del Mar seem minuscule compared to the problems which are being generated by Trump and his cabal of lunatics or even to the local problems of crime, drugs, violence and pollution in our region - but still, there are problems. I have been told that the whole story of the house fire on Cantil has hit Facebook and is passe, yesterday's old news. Well, not so fast.
A few weeks back the subject of the automatic gates being installed at SADM was slightly addressed here and I said it - emergency vehicles such as firetrucks or ambulances (even other service vehicles) will not be able to access through the north gate, there simply is not enough room. I said it, Reuban said it, Mike said it, Mario said it, William said it and I'm pretty sure Pete said it.
And so it happened, a huge explosion on Cantil which blew out the garage door and windows and set a house ablaze, a huge fire. It was Marcos and his neighbor who fought the fire with extinguishers and hoses, they were the ones who put the fire out.
The Tijuana Fire Department (from Playas) did show up - and quickly - but they could not gain access through the great automatic gates at the North end of SADM, blocked by a post in the road which had already been hit and damaged by another vehicle. The damaged post was then quickly and quietly replaced, here today, gone tomorrow and no one seemed to be the wiser. Diverted to south entrance, the Tijuana firemen and truck got lost, had to turn around and finally arrived one hour and ten minutes too late. Being late was not their fault, it was the reckless installation of the automatic gates and post. Thank goodness no one or animals were inside of the house. If it had not been for the quick action of Marcos and his neighbor, this fire could have spread rapidly to other homes
and caused even more damage.
To mitigate the situation, now we are being told that the post which stopped the Firetruck from entry has been "fixed" and that now it can be removed in the event a Firetruck or Ambulance needs to access through the North Gate.
Big Fucking Deal. You mean to tell us that no one in charge ever bothered to measure or to think about this before the installation even after the first post was damaged because it did not allow ample room then replaced with another ? Our neighbors on the next street down have had an ambulance here twice just prior to the north gate installation. Who would have taken the blame if they had to call the ambulance again for their mother and there would have have been a long delay and no medical help for her as in the case of the Firetruck ?
What brain surgeon is in control of this group ?
There are legally notarized witness statements to this latest event on Cantil and a video tape of the black billowing smoke and the house on fire which are being submitted to the authorities. You have not seen or heard the last from Reuban and his opposition group.
One more item; according to Mario of Mario and Peg these transponders actually cost anywhere from eight to ten dollars - not sixty dollars. Wow, someone is making quite a profit. Finally for the time being, despite the fact that there was a business which used caustic chemicals being run out of the house which burned (although apparently there are a lot of businesses being run out of houses in SADM these days...by gringos) will the owners of the house sue the Home Owners Association of SADM for negligence ? Maybe those profits from transponders will come in handy yet.
REUBAN HAS INFORMED US THAT IN REALITY, THERE HAS BEEN NO "MITIGATION" OR PROBLEM RESOLVED AT THE NORTH GATE ENTRANCE TO SADM. EMERGENCY VEHICLES ARE STILL BLOCKED FROM ENTRANCE.
THE SO CALLED REMOVED POST WHICH HAS ALREADY CAUSED ONE ACCIDENT AND HAMPERED THE TIJUANA FIRE DEPARTMENT FROM RESPONDING TO A HOUSE FIRE IS BULLSHIT.
IT IS REMOVABLE ALL RIGHT -- BUT GET THIS; IT SLIDES OVER A METAL SLEEVE WHICH PROTRUDES ABOVE THE GROUND LEVEL AT LEAST TEN INCHES WHICH STILL PRESENTS AN OBSTACLE TO FIRETRUCKS AND OTHERS ENTERING SADM AT THE NORTH GATE ENTRANCE.
And, Denny's house did not sell - the sale fell through (again).
I'll be back...we'll see if and how the Supreme Court decides on the Trump travel ban, the inhumane GOP Health Care plan which is more like a death plan, the inability of the Democrats to fight the GOP lunatics, spying in Mexico (I thought we already knew about that one), what ever happened to the Ivanka Trump investigators who are somewhere somewhere in China in prison for investigating the labor conditions and the manufacture of her shoes and the local statistics which look like as of 06/23/17 100 + executed in TIJ this month, etc......