Asst. Fillmore Fire Chief Herrera bitten by rattlesnake
By Gazette Staff Writer — Wednesday, June 25th, 2014
Assistant Fillmore Fire Chief Bill Herrera was bit by a rattlesnake while involved in Search & Rescue
Fillmore Assistant Fire Chief Bill Herrera, a 15-year volunteer of the Search & Rescue Team, is recovering at Los Robles Medical Center after being bitten by a large rattlesnake. A record 52 vials of antivenin were used to treat Herrera, who was in ICU. He suffered the bite on his hand last Thursday while involved in the search for missing Arcadia Firefighter Mike Herdman, 36, in the wild Sespe reserve. Herdman has been missing for nearly two weeks while camping in the rugged terrain. Herrera is doing well according to reports.