February 16th, 2016 
San Jose Firefighters Knock Down 3-Alarm Fire in Willow Glen Neighborhood 
San Jose firefighters knocked down a three-alarm fire in the Willow Glen neighborhood. The fire was located at the 1000 block of Ellis Avenue and included a home under construction. A roof top four houses down from the residence under construction also caught fire. (above photo)          NBC Bay Area 
Lunar New Year Fireworks May Have Started 2-Alarm Fire at San Jose Strip Mall  
Fireworks from a Lunar New Year celebration may be to blame for a two-alarm fire at a San Jose strip mall, marring a usually joyous festival marked around the globe in many Asian communities.   Hundreds of people each year gather at the Grand Century Shopping Mall parking lot for the celebration and fireworks show at 1111 Story Road, an area known as Little Saigon for its large Vietnamese population. This year's celebration is to honor the Year of the Monkey.   
San Jose Fire Fighters respond to Girls Softball league in need
SJFD volunteers recently raised funds to buy new equipment after arsonists burned the storage shed and snack shack in East San Jose. 

Tom Tiopan (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Deceased: 10-28-15 
Gregory Martell (Ret.)
Fire Fighter 
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Michael Cunningham (Ret.)
Fire Captain 
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Gordon Wallace (Ret.)
Fire Captain
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Sebastian J Catania (Ret.)
Retired: 10-1-86

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Michael Rosingana (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 7-4-03
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Rick Wardell (Ret.)
Fire Captain
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Robert L Webb (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 5-7-85
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Harvey E. Webb (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 11-6-91
Deceased: 5-8-15  
Leslie Harms (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
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Deceased: 4-10-15  
Randy Wiens (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 8-10-04
Deceased: 3-28-15   
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San Jose: One person severely burned, 11 displaced in apartment fire
A two-alarm fire in a Victorian-style apartment building early Saturday left one resident with serious burns and dislodged 11 others.  Firefighters responded to a structure fire at the nine-unit, two-story apartment building at 600 S. Ninth St., near Reed Street, at 5:24 a.m. They found a man still inside the burning building.    San Jose Mercury News 

San Jose: Fire displaces six people from home near Japantown. 
Six people were displaced Monday morning after a one-alarm fire swept through their home near Japantown.   The fire in the single-story home sparked in a back bedroom and spread to the rest of the house.       
Kron 4     San Jose Mercury News  (video)


Chinese New Year
Engine Company 22 Celebrates Chinese New Year with the young students at San Jose Chinese School in Almaden Valley.           

San Jose: Fire displaces 3 people in Almaden Valley home  
Three people were displaced Monday after a one-alarm fire ignited in their Almaden Valley home, the second residential fire in the city within six hours, according to the fire department.         
San Jose Mercury News

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Santa Clara County to consider renewing ambulance contract for three years
Santa Clara County officials on Tuesday will consider a three-year contract extension with an ambulance company that has a history of financial woes -- a move that took some observers by surprise.
      Mercury News
East Contra Costa Fire Approves $337 "First Responder Fee" in 8-0 Vote
On Monday, the East Contra Costa Fire Protection District unanimously approved a $337 First Responder Fee during a public hearing in an effort to recover costs for service. ECCFPD Board President Joel Bryant called the fee a response to what the public had requested the fire board do, which was find every reasonable resource they have access to for additional revenue.
East County Today 

New contract gives firefighters 10% pay raise, their first pay raises since 2009
ANAHEIM Firefighters will get a 10 percent pay raise by mid-2017, but will also contribute an additional 3 percent to their pensions. Anaheim Firefighter, who have not seen a pay raise since 2009, approved the terms earlier in January. The firefighters' last contract, in November 2012, provided no wage increases in light of the recession.
      OC Register 
Report: Sacramento building fires spiked in 2015
The number of building fires in Sacramento spiked by 33 percent during the 12-month period ending last June, according a recently released report.The city's Comprehensive Annual Financial reported shows there were 784 building fires in the 2014-15 fiscal year.  That compares with 586 during the previous year.  "That's a big jump to us," said Dave Lauchner,  Fire Department spokesman.
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Santa Barbara Firefighters Rescue Dog Stuck on Hendry's Beach Cliff
A dog got itself stuck on the cliff side above Hendry's Beach and below the Douglas Family Preserve  Wednesday afternoon and wouldn't move despite some coaxing from a Good Samaritan who scampered up to help, according to the  Santa Barbara City Fire Department      NewsHawk 
Firefighter seriously burned after falling through floor at Staten Island home engulfed in flames; four others injured  A probationary firefighter was seriously burned when he plunged through the collapsing floor of a burning Staten Island house Monday. Firefighters managed to rescue the probie within moments, but he suffered second- and third-degree burns on 5% of his body,
NY Daily News


Structure  Fires                                                                   First Due 

3rd ALARM  
2.3.16  Ellis Ave                                                         Station 6
Full First Alarm Assignment to a report of a fully involved house fire. E6 arrived and reported a fully engulfed two story house under construction. Red Cross assisted with two adults who was displaced.

3rd ALARM 
2.5.16  Nottoway Avenue                                       Station 2
Full first after multiple callers reported a house fire. T16 reported heavy black smoke while enroute. A fire in the attic was knocked down and placed under control after 1 hour. SJPD assisted with traffic control, PG&E responded to secure utilities, Redcross was requested for 10 displaced occupants.  Two precautionary ambulances were requested for standby and one patient was transported.

2.6.16 Palm Valley Boulevard                                    Station 35
A structure response was dispatched to a report of smoke from a light fixture.  T35 arrived and confirmed light smoke from a 3 story condo complex.  Fire was located in the attic of the structure and knocked down at 2243 hours.  The fire was placed under control at after 20 Minutes.

2.7.16 Story Rd                                                             Station 16
Full First Alarm Assignment to a report of a roof fire. While en route, T16 reported a large column of smoke and requested a precautionary 2nd Alarm. T16 arrived on scene and reported an exterior fire burning to the roof. T16 reported a cypress tree on fire that extended to the roof.

2nd ALARM 
2.11.16 South 9th Street                                              Station 3
Full first was dispatched to multiple calls of an apartment fire in a converted Victorian house.  E3 arrived and reported fire in the eaves of the structure.  The incident was upgraded to a 2nd alarm.  One civilian was rescued from the structure by fire personnel.

2.15.16  E Taylor St                                                     Station 1
Multiple calls reporting a bedroom on fire. The first arriving unit reported a fully engulfed residence. The units assumed fire attack. The fire was knocked down after 30 minutes. Red Cross and Board Up were requested. PD assisted with traffic control and PG&E responded to secure the utilities

2.15.16   Meridian Av                                                  Station 22
SJFD Received multiple calls reporting an attached residential garage fire and dispatched a Full1st response.  Units en route reported a visible column of heavy smoke.  The first arriving unit confirmed a working structure fire and assumed fire attack.  The fire was knocked down after 30 minutes and placed under control at 1 hour.  Red Cross and Board Up were requested.  PD assisted with traffic control and PG&E responded to secure utilities


2.15.16  McKean Rd                                                    Station 28
Fire Communications received multiple events created by COC for a vehicle accident. The first arriving fire unit reported a head on collision and requested a 2nd ambulance C3 and an additional ALS engine. County EMS advised they would have an extended ETA for the ambulance so an air ambulance was requested along with a third ALS engine to establish a landing zone (LZ) for it.  All patients were transported and treated at local hospitals.

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