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14th Annual Craig Alder Charity Golf Tournament

Dear Friends,

It is that time of year again and the families of the Craig Alder Family are once again hoping that you will join us for a wonderful and much needed cause that will take us into our 14th year. The Craig Alder Charity Golf Tournament will take place this year on Monday, September 13th 2010 (9:00) Once again, we will be having the tournament at the beautiful Temecula Creek Golf Course and we really hope that you will join us for some great golfing and fun but more importantly to once again support Craig, Buffy , Jake and Wyatt.  

The Temecula Creek Inn has offered a fantastic rate ($109.00) on their rooms for Sunday September 12th and Monday the 13th.  If you are interested in staying at TCI, just call and reserve under the Craig Alder Charity Golf Tournament at 800-962-7335. If you are going to spend the night at TCI you will need to book your room prior to August 13, 2010 in order to guarantee the room and rate. Additionally, those that are interested in staying at the Pechanga Resort can call the sales department at 951-770-2451 and reserve under the Craig Alder Charity Golf Tournament. They offer rooms from $99.00 to $129.00

On Sunday, September 12th, there will be an informal round of golf being played in the late morning followed by a hospitality get together with appetizers and beverages as an opportunity for family and friends to visit with each other. All player and sponsor information is included on the flyer. However, if you have any questions at all, don’t hesitate to contact Mike Alder at (951) 972-7878.

 For those that have played and or supported this tournament before, thank you again for your continued support throughout the years. For those that are new to this charity golf tournament we are really looking forward to meeting you and thank you for supporting such a great cause for a wonderful and inspirational family.


Mike Alder

The golf entry form is attached below

14th_Annual CA Golf_Flyer

Inside the Command Post – Episode #19 – SBFD

Here is a look at a well-involved-double wide mobile home fire. These fires obviously burn very fast but we have found that trying to lay supply lines into a trailer park can sometimes be very difficult. Knowing what is burning and your resources available can often mean making an attack without laying supply lines and utilizing the engines to shuttle water to each other. It is a reminder that you can put a lot of fire out with a couple of engines using tank water.


Announcing the 13th Annual Craig Alder Charity Golf Tournament! Craig Alder, the son of retired LAFD (Los Angeles City) Fire Captain Rich Alder and brother of SBFD (San Bernardino City) Battalion Chief Mike Alder, was an SBFD firefighter whose career was cut short when he suffered serious brain injuries after being struck by a car while crossing the street in his home town of Temecula. Family and friends have put together this annual golf tournament for Craig and his family, wife Buffy and two sons Jake and Wyatt, to help ease the financial burden of living expenses plus his continuing care and rehabilitation. Last year’s tournament was a huge success and we sincerely appreciate the support of the LAFD, SBFD and many other fire departments, friends and families.


This year’s tournament will be held Monday, September 14, 2009 at the Temecula Creek Inn Golf Club in Temecula, Calif. The tournament will be a four person scramble format with a 9:00 AM shotgun start. Men and ladies are welcome and you may enter as a foursome or as individuals. The entry fee is $125.00, which includes golf, cart, banquet lunch and T-shirt.

Hole sponsors and tee sponsors are also needed. Entry blanks will be sent to past participants and you may get further information by downloading a 13th Annual Craig Alder Tournament Flyer or by contacting Mike Alder at (951) 972-7878 or (951) 308-1342

Thank You in advance for your support,

Craig Alder Foundation, Inc
Tax ID # 731713897

Mike Alder

Inside the Command Post – Episode #18 – SBFD A look Inside the Command Post. SBFD Company and Chief Officers arriving on scene and their Size-Up process. This video clip shows the “Dynamic Risk Assessment” (DRA) process that should be applied to all fires. The need to follow a systematic process to determine the mode and continually evaluate the fire conditions is absolutely paramount.

Inside the Command Post – Episode #16 – SBFD

A look Inside the Command Post. SBFD Company and Chief Officers arriving on scene and their Size-Up process. This video clip was shot during the Memorial Day weekend of 2009. First arriving SBFD units found a single family dwelling with potential backdraft conditions. The need to perform and coordinate vertical ventilation is crucial for firefighter safety.