santiago handcrew


Members of the Orange County Santiago Handcrew

To the editor:

Thanks to the Orange County Fire Department for digging us out on Job’s Peak.

They brought a box of food and some dog food after we huddled in the dark for nine days. No light showing through the windows. I’m on oxygen and would have had no way to get out had these guys not showed up randomly and dug me out!

They brought a bulldozer and cleared a 22-foot berm to get me out. They came out of nowhere! This gave me a new lease on life!

James Randy Phipps

Jobs Peak