June 1st, 2016 

Popular San Jose Bakery Damaged In Early-Morning 2-Alarm Fire  
Dick's Bakery is a family-run business that has been around since 1947. Its burnt almond cake, among its many other baked goods, is very popular with regular customers When firefighters arrived on the scene, they saw heavy smoke coming from the back of the building. They saw flames in the bakery's storage area. No one was injured in the blaze.  (video)  
San Jose: Three adults displaced by fire
Three residents and a cat were displaced Thusday night after an accidental fire ravaged a townhouse in the 500 block of Greenmeadow Way after a neighbor reported a unit was on fire. (video)

San Jose Fire Fighters:
Vote Yes on San Jose Sales Tax Measure B   
On June 7th, San Jose voters have the opportunity to   approve additional city funding that can help reduce emergency response times. San Jose Fire Fighters supports this small, 1/4 cent general fund sales tax as a means to help restore fire services. The general fund, unrestricted tax is supported by a broad coalition of labor, business and politicians.  
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San Jose House Fire Destroys Home, Leaves 9 Without Shelter
Sagewood Lane. As crews were responding, they saw a large column of smoke coming from the home,No one was injured Saturday afternoon in a two-alarm fire that destroyed a two-story San Jose home on The fire had started in the garage and spread rapidly throughout the roughly 1,800 square foot structure.   NBC Bay Area


J.C. Walton (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 4-1-73 
Deceased: 3-8-16
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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Join the SJFD at the First Annual Antoine Bethea & Friends Celebrity Softball Game!

Proceeds from the game will benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of San Jose.

Saturday June 11, 2016
2pm Municipal Stadium 


Dump Truck Overturns, Catches Fire
Driver rescued by off duty Rural Metro Employee and good samaritans before suffering serious burns on SB 101 (video)  Facebook: SJFireFighters 

Firefighters Battle 2-Alarm Blaze at San Jose Auto Shop
Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a San Jose auto repair shop, fire officials said, which forced several evacuations and a late-night power outage in the Calle Willow Business District. (video)  
            NBC Bay Area                       KGO 

San Jose Fire Fighters Release 2015 Year In Review
We are pleased to release the 2015 San Jose Fire Department Year in Review photo book. This photo chronicle was created to honor the work of the dedicated Firefighters of the San Jose Fire Department. It highlights the professionalism and resolve of our first responders as we serve the public with courtesy and service.
        2015 San Jose Fire Fighters Year in Review


San Jose Fire Department Recruit Training 
Live wildland burn training for the current 16-01 Firefighter recruit academy. Photo Craig Rose (video)   YouTube 

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LOCAL NEWS                                                                      
Soaring real estate costs pricing some firefighters out of the Bay Area housing market
Long gone are the days when many firefighters and police officers could afford to live in the same community they serve. The Bay Area's surging home prices are forcing some departments to re-think how they can get first responders to live closer to where they work.  KTVU 2

Residents rescued from second-floor balconies after fire in senior living complex in Anaheim
A kitchen grease fire has been blamed for prompting a second-floor rescue late Tuesday night at a senior living complex. The fire moved from inside the unit, to the hallway, which caused several neighbors to be trapped inside their apartments.  Firefighters and Anaheim police helped trapped residents escape danger by leading them down ladders from balconies.   OC Register   
7-year-old boy wakes up dad when he sees garage fire, both escape blaze unharmed
A 7-year-old boy was getting ready for bed Saturday night at his Costa Mesa home when he smelled smoke. Then he saw fire in the garage and ran to tell his dad, who had already fallen asleep watching television.  OC Register   
New budget proposed by Fresno mayor will add more firefighters and police officers
More police and firefighters will be on the job under the new budget proposed by Fresno's mayor. Ashley Swearengin announced the more than $1-billion budget plan Tuesday.  ABC30   
Hundreds of EMS workers who helped in 9/11 clean-up effort told their work can't be verified
Several hundred EMS workers who registered with the city as part of the WTC clean-up effort decades ago are now being told the FDNY can't confirm their participation.  NY Daily News

Structure  Fires                                                      First Due 

2nd ALARM     
5.21.16  Meridian Ave                                                Station 6 
A Full First was dispatched to multiple calls reporting a fire behind the bakery.  E6 arrived and reported an exterior fire behind the strip mall.  A 2nd Alarm was called when it was determined that the fire was inside the structure.  The fire was placed under control after 1.5 hours.

2nd ALARM    
5.21.16 Sagewood Ln                                                 Station 23
Full 1st response for multiple reports of a house fire. Engine 19 arrived on scene of a two story single family home fully involved and requested a 2nd alarm. PG&E responded for a live power line down to the rear of the residence. No injuries were reported and Red Cross responded for residents displaced.  

5.22.16 Nipper Ave                                                    Station 34
Structure response to a report of black smoke seen at a commercial building. While enroute, Battalion 1 requested a full first. Arriving units confirmed smoke coming from the structure and later discovered personal watercraft on fire inside the building. A second alarm was requested and dispatched. Board up was requested to help secure the building. 

5.23.16 Pala Ave                                                         Station 2
Full1st on reports of smoke and flames from the roof of a house. The first arriving unit confirmed smoke from the vents and the call was upgraded to a 2nd alarm but then immediately cancelled at once it was confirmed the fire was contained to the attic. The fire was knocked down and placed under control SJPD assisted with traffic control and PG&E secured the utilities. Red Cross was requested for displaced occupants and board up was required.

5.25.16 Exie St.                                                       Station 18
Communications dispatched a full first to multiple reports of smoke from a structure. Arriving units confirmed heavy smoke from the structure with a working shed and attic fire. The fire was knocked down and under control after 1 hour.

5.26.16  Greenmeadow Way                                 Station 14
A full first was dispatched to multiple calls reporting smoke from a condo unit.  E14 arrived and stated there was smoke and fire visible from the second floor.  Red Cross responded for 2 people who were displaced.  There were no reported injuries.

5.27.16 Thorndale Ct                                                Station 24
Full first after receiving reports of a garage on fire.  Upon arrival E24 confirmed a working garage fire, and then initiated rescue mode due to reports of a resident that was unaccounted for.  The lost resident was found outside and uninjured.  3 occupants were displaced from the fire with only one occupant needing assistance from Red Cross. 

5.28.16 South King Rd                                            Station 24
 A structure response was dispatched to multiple calls reporting approximately 100 yards of bark on fire at a business called Payless Rockery. E16 and E24 arrived and confirmed that a large area of decorative bark was on fire. 

5.20.16 Adeline Ave                                   Station 33 (Closed)  
Communications dispatched a single unit for multiple reports of a vegetation fire. Engine 13 requested a Tier response while en-route. Engine13 arrived on scene and reported a grass fire approximately 100 feet by 20 feet and slow moving. The fire was knocked down and under control in under 1 hour. PG&E was notified due to potential power lines endangered.

5.18.16 University                                                     Station 7  
Communications dispatched a single engine to a report of a small propane tank on fire. Engine 7 requested a structure response along with HIT29 to assist with a 5 to 7 gallon propane tank that had its shut off valve compromised. Surrounding houses were immediately requested to shelter in place while firefighters monitored the 5.tank and a hose line.

5.19.16  Orchard Pkwy                                                Station 29 
Communications dispatched multiple units to a report received of a gas line struck by construction on scene. Engine 29 arrived on scene reporting a smell of natural gas in the area.  Within 15 minutes Engine 29 located the gas leak in the front of the business. PG&E arrived on scene and the leak was contained and controlled. 

5.27.16 SB 101 @ Bailey                                         Station 35 
Fire Communications dispatched a rescue response after receiving a call reporting that a large dump truck was overturned and on fire. Cal Fire dispatched a precautionary modified response in case fire spread to the surrounding vegetation. The first arriving unit advised the truck was fully engulfed in flames at the center divider. CHP assisted with traffic control.

5.24.16 El Camino Real                                        
CSanta Clara requested Mutual Aid resources to assist with a 5th Alarm strip mall fire. B10, E10 and T14 were dispatched at 0423 hours. A subsequent request for overhead support was received at 0430 hours. The Duty Chief was advised at 0423 hours and also responded as overhead support at 0454 hours.

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