February 1st, 2016 
2 Killed, 8 Injured When Greyhound Bus Flips on Side on Highway 101 in San Jose     Two female passengers were killed Tuesday morning when a Greyhound bus carrying 20 passengers flipped on its side in South San Jose, tying up traffic and raising questions about bus driver working conditions and hours.  (video)        NBC Bay Area

Eight displaced by East San Jose house fire  
A fast-moving fire damaged a home and displaced eight people living in the East San Jose foothills The two-alarm blaze was reported at a large one-story home on Mt. Everest Court. All of the occupants, four adults and four children, got out safely


Fire Captain Fred Hambly Line of Duty Death, January 21, 1921

Tom Tiopan (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Deceased: 10-28-15 
Gregory Martell (Ret.)
Fire Fighter 
Retired: 1-9-99 
Deceased: 10-13-15 
Michael Cunningham (Ret.)
Fire Captain 
Deceased: 10-28-15 
Gordon Wallace (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired: 6-8-80

Deceased: 8-2-15  
Sebastian J Catania (Ret.)
Retired: 10-1-86

Deceased: 8-1-15  
Michael Rosingana (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 7-4-03
Deceased: 7-10-15  
Rick Wardell (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired: 1-21-11
Deceased: 7-10-15  
Robert L Webb (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 5-7-85
Deceased: 7-9-15 
Harvey E. Webb (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 11-6-91
Deceased: 5-8-15  
Leslie Harms (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
Retired: 1-5-03
Deceased: 4-10-15  
Randy Wiens (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 8-10-04
Deceased: 3-28-15   
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Crews save dog from apartment fire in San Jose    
Firefighters in San Jose responded to an apartment fire on Tuesday morning and rescued a dog and his owner.In a tweet, officials said the fire at a building on Ross Circle was contained to just one unit.  Photos show firefighters giving oxygen to the dog inside a vehicle. They say he and the owner will be fine.  (video, photo below)       KGO 7


Mayor Sam Liccardo welcomes 25 new recruits to the San Jose Fire Department
SAN JOSE -- Rebuilding and family were two themes of a ceremony Friday to welcome the city's latest crop of firefighters.            Mercury News


T Thanks to the crew from @SJFD Station 2 for hosting a group of our Early Start staff and parents last week!

LOCAL NEWS                                                                      
Firefighters Rescue Man Stuck Knee-Deep in Mud in Oakland Hills
A man checking out an East Bay mudslide needed to be rescued after he got stuck in it. Oakland Firefighters rescued the man Tuesday afternoon in the Oakland Hills.        NBC Bay Area 

Rescue crews free plumber stuck in Oakland sewer for hours
A plumber fell into a sewer line Tuesday in East Oakland and remained stuck about seven hours later as rescue crews worked to dig him out, Oakland Fire officials said.        Mercury News 

Dog Rescue

Bear a beloved family pet was rescued from a fire in the Brahnam-Kirk Neighborhood. The Chihuahua mix is doing great and was transported to a local vet. Photo by Craig Rose

Is your SUV out to get you? Firefighters free driver from 'super lock'
It took Orange County firefighters about a half-hour to free a man from his 2001 Range Rover Discovery 2 that went into "super lock mode" with him inside.       My LA News 

14 dogs, cats, birds rescued from North Highlands house fire
A Sacramento County homeowner credited firefighters with saving her 14 dogs, four cats and two birds during an early morning fire Thursday. (video)  KCRA

Fresno Helmet Camera Captures Dramatic Fire Rescue
An astonishing sight: the second floor of an apartment complex engulfed in flames. In this helmet-camera video, the firefighter quickly puts his ladder up. He yells into a room, but no one's inside. The firefighter brings his ladder to another window. He sees people and yells for backup. (video)

Watch: LA Zoo Groundskeeper Rescued From Gorilla Enclosure
A groundskeeper at the Los Angeles Zoo was rescued by firefighters after losing his footing and falling into a gorilla enclosure. (video)      NBC Los Angeles 

Woman runs in full gear to raise awareness for firefighters battling cancer
Peggy Abundiz runs with 50 pounds of firefighting gear to raise awareness and money for firefighters battling cancer.  National studies indicate firefighters have higher rates of cancer than the rest of us because of the toxic fumes they're exposed to while fighting fires. (video)      Fox LA
Denver fire chief stabbed near department headquarters; released from hospital Tuesday night   
Denver Fire Chief Eric Tade was stabbed Tuesday afternoon just outside of his department's headquarters. Investigators said a woman jumped into the Chief's SUV as it was stopped and attacked him. 
Denver Post
Cardiovascular and Chemical Exposure Risks in Modern Firefighting    The health and safety risks and hazards of firefighting on the men and women that make up the profession is increasingly well studied and documented. Meaningful and sound research has led to changes in individual fitness priorities, personal protective equipment, first responder personnel activities on the fire-ground, and a better understanding of the overall health risks increasingly associated with firefighting        
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Structure  Fires                                                                   First Due 

1.12.16  Oakland Rd                                                   Station 5
Several calls received a report a shopping cart on fire endangering a structure, subsequent calls revealed that the structure was on fire.  The first arriving fire unit reported a strip mall with an exterior fire in on the eaves of the building.

1.14.16  Aborn Road Red Lobster                           Station 24
Multiple reports of smoke and fire seen from the roof of the Red Lobster restaurant.  E24 arrived and confirmed smoke was coming from the roof of the business.  Fire crews determined that grease buildup in one of the HVAC units had caught fire.  The fire did not extend to the rest of the structure.  The fire was placed under control and no reported injuries.  The business was turned over to the general manager of the restaurant

1.16.15 E Santa Clara                                                    Station 1
A full first was dispatched to multiple calls of a structure fire.  E8 arrived and reported a detached garage was fully involved and threatening a nearby building.  Occupants were evacuated from residences that were endangered by the fire building.  Fire damage was contained to the detached garage and 5 private vehicles. 

1.20.16 Malden Ave                                                     Station 26
Multiple calls reporting a house on fire. First arriving unit reported heavy smoke and flames from the Alpha Side of the house. A Code-2 precautionary ambulance was requested. PG&E was requested to secure gas and electric. Fire was placed Under Control after 1.5 hours.

1.21.16 Nevin Way                                                     Station 4
Full First Alarm Assignment to a report of a smoke filled apartment. E4 located a kitchen fire. The fire was knocked down and placed under control. There were no injuries reported.

2nd ALARM 
1.23.16  Mt. Everest Ct                                             Station 21
Multiple calls reporting a house on fire.  First arriving unit reported a working house fire. A 2nd alarm was called at 1121 hours. PD was requested for traffic control and PG&E responded to secure utilities. The fire was under control at 1225 hours.

1.24.16 Kehoe Ct                                                   Station 18 Resident reporting a possible fire in the walls. The first arriving fire unit reported light smoke showing from the residence.  Fire was found inside the walls behind the furnace.

1.26.16 Ross Cl                                                     Station 9
Multiple calls reporting an apartment fire. The first arriving unit reported heavy flames and smoke from the residence. 2 precautionary ambulances were requested and Animal Control Service was requested for a dog affected by the fire.

1.12.16  W St. John/N River                                     Station 1     Communications received one call from a homeless male reporting that a tree had fallen on another male in the creek.  A Rescue Response was dispatched with the first arriving fire unit confirming that there was a male pinned by a fallen tree and requested the USAR Task Force.  The patient was eventually extricated from under the tree and transported to a local hospital.  The Santa Clara Valley Water District was notified of the incident and will send a representative down there to investigate the tree that is compromised from the fallen tree.  
1.16.16 NB 101 @ 85                                               Station 27
Multiple calls reporting a possible bus on its side. The first arriving unit confirmed the information with possible 40 passengers and requested an Ambulance Task Force and a MPMP activation. Once the scene was assessed, an MPMP Level 2 was requested and an additional three ALS companies were also dispatched. A VTA bus was requested for shelter for the patients and CALTRANS was requested for containment on a spill on the freeway. Multiple patients were treated at local hospitals and all appropriate notifications were made.

1.20.16 Galveston Av/Tully Rd                                Station 26
Fire department was requested by PD for a body recovery in a creek. Multiple units and USAR A,B and D responded.

1.31.16  680 at Capitol Ave                                     Station 23
Multiple calls for a vehicle roll over with patients ejected.  A Rescue Response was dispatched and the first arriving fire unit arrived on scene with CHP and confirmed two people ejected from the vehicle and one patient still trapped.  The patient was extricated and all three patients were transported to local hospitals.


1.20.16  SB 101 @Taylor Street                              Station 8   
Fire Communications received a call reporting a tanker truck and was smoking and overturned. The first arriving unit confirmed the details of a tractor trailer overturned that was carrying dried goods. HIT29 was requested for over 200 gallons of diesel fuel that had spilled. A patient was treated at the scene and all appropriate notifications were made. 
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