Tuesday night at City Hall, Beverly Hills held a “Welcome Home” celebration for Beverly Hills Fire Department Strike Team members sent to fight the Thomas Fire that has burned thousands of acres in North Ventura County and South Santa Barbara County. Pictured, from left: Firefighter (FF) Adam Meinhardt, FF Bryan Miller, FF/Paramedic Bruno Palmieri, Captain Jon Borer, Engineer Kevin McHale, Captain Chris Slates, Strike Team member Battalion Chief Joe Matsch, Captain JR Berardinelli, FF Austin Prince, FF John Brown, Engineer Greg Cummings, Strike Team member Captain Glenn Pinson, Battalion Chief Tim Hayes, Strike Team member Engineer Amy Horst, Engineer Melissa Hillis, Strike Team member Engineer Richard Sandeman, FF/Paramedic Jake Morrow, Strike Team member FF Kevin Lawson, FF/Paramedic Taylor Malm and Deputy Chief Mike Hand joined Fire Chief Greg Barton, Mayor Lili Bosse, Vice Mayor Julian Gold, and Councilmembers Les Friedman, John Mirisch and Robert Wunderlich. FF/Paramedic Joel Dawson, who also served on the Strike Team, was unable to attend the meeting.
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