SAN JOSE FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 230
April 4th, 2018   
     
IN THE NEWS
  
San Jose: 3-alarm fire burns vacant warehouse behind SAP Center    
SAN JOSE - Firefighters battled a three-alarm commercial blaze in a vacant warehouse behind the SAP Center that sent plumes of smoke high above downtown San Jose.  The fire ignited in a warehouse near West St. John and North Montgomery streets just after noon, according to the San Jose Fire Department.    BizJournals     Mercury News    SFGate
Multiple passengers sickened on plane that landed in San Jose
SAN JOSE (KGO) -- Ambulances and fire engines raced to Mineta San Jose International Airport on a report of an incoming plane with multiple sick passengers on board. (video)   KGO     NBC Bay Area
 

R EMEMBERING OUR 
FALLEN BROTHERS & 
SISTERS 
  
William J. Stout
Fire Chaplin
Deceased: 3-14-201
Pete Lovier (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired 2003
Deceased: 1-2-2018  
Dan Bourbon (Ret.)
Battalion Chief
Retired 1993
Deceased: 2017
Gerald A Hubbard (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired 2-5-1986
Deceased: 8-19-2017
Oliver Anastacio (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
Retired: 8-8-1972
Deceased: 8-15-2017
Edward N. Silva (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired: 10-3-1973
Deceased: 7-26-2017
Bob Currall  (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
Retired: 12-3-1993
Deceased: 7-19-2017
John Whitaker (Vol)
Fire Associates of 
Silicon Valley
Deceased: 7-11-2017
Joseph M. Nufer   (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired: 1-2-1974
Deceased: 3-27-2017
Francis Swanson (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 4-6-1986
Deceased: 3-8-2017

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EVENTS

Fire Fighter Day
OAKLAND A'S
Sunday June 10th, 2018

11 am until 12:30 - Special Tailgate area provided, BYOB - Creekside Lot
 
12:50 pre-game
 
1:05 - PLAY BALL


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Father William Stout 
January 27 th , 1933 - March 14th, 2018
   



San Jose Fire Fighters joined the community to honor one of their own, as S.J.F.D. Chaplin Father William Stout's life was celebrated 
 

Every 15 Minutes DUI program returns to San Jose high school
SAN JOSE- ABC7 News attended a simulated drunk driving crash was being played out on the football field in front of the student body. The 'Every 15 Minutes' program challenges high school students to think about the impact of drinking and driving, and the impact their decisions have on family and friends. It is typically presented twice a year in Santa Clara County.       KGO  

  
San Jose Neighborhood Declared Safe After Backhoe Hits Gas Line
One home was evacuated and 10 others were told to shelter in place near the intersection of Miller Avenue and Tucker Drive when fire crews found that the gas pipe had ruptured in two places and the pressure was causing the pavement to cave in on itself, San Jose fire officials said.    CBS5 

RECRUIT GRADUATION
SJFD Recruit class 17-02

The San Jose Fire Department recently held a graduation ceremony for the 22 new recruits who completed a 20 week firefighter academy.  Welcome to the Department and Local 230.


 
      
LOCAL NEWS    
Menlo Park firefighters test mask that lets them see through smoke
Firefighters at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District have been testing a high tech tool that could help them, and the people they rescue, get out of a burning building more quickly. (video)      KGO 

92-year-old Fremont man rescued after falling 26 feet into well
FREMONT - The Fremont Fire Department made a rare rescue, a 92-year-old man who'd fallen 26 feet into a brick lined well with water in the bottom. "I've been with Fremont Fire for 24 years and this is my first bona-fide well rescue," said Battalion Chief Gary Ashley.  The chief's 24 years is a drop in the bucket considering the well itself is more than 100 years old and the man trapped inside, a spry 92-years-old. (video)      KGO 

FIRE CHIEF RECRUITMENT  

Known as the "Capital of Silicon Valley," the City of San José plays a vital economic and cultural role anchoring the world's leading region of innovation. San José is Northern California's largest city and the 10th largest city in the nation.   
      
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CALIFORNIA NEWS
     
AlertTahoe fire cameras stopped 50 fires in Lake Tahoe     
In recent years, a program combining innovative technology with on the ground firefighting efforts has helped prevent more than 50 fires.
Known as AlertTahoe, the program consists of a system of networked sensors designed to protect the Lake Tahoe Basin from catastrophic wildfires, earthquake and other natural hazards.
      Tahoe Daily Tribune

     
Megyn Kelly TODAY explores the emotional toll of being a firefighter 
Tim Aboudara, president of the Santa Rosa Fire Fighters, and Frank Leto, the deputy director of the FDNY Counseling Service Unit, discuss the impacts of on-the-job traumas experienced by firefighters.
NBC Today

     
13-year-old boy found alive in sewer near Griffith Park after extensive search
GRIFFITH PARK - More than 12 hours of painstaking and methodical searching paid off for firefighters today when they found a 13-year-old boy who fell 25 feet into a sewage pipe in Griffith Park "alive and talking."
Los Angeles Fire Department Capt. Erik Scott made the announcement at 5:41 a.m.  "We have found Jesse Hernandez," he said.      Daily News       Mercury News

  San Diego adding wildfire prevention policies to development blueprint
San Diego is adding anti-wildfire policies to its development blueprint.  The policies cover everything from brush management guidelines to the use of fire-resistant building materials.  The City Council is scheduled to approve them this spring.      San Diego Tribune


NATIONAL NEWS
      
Three firefighters killed battling fires in New York and Pennsylvania
Three firefighters died while battling two separates blazes, one in Pennsylvania and the other in New York.
"To our great sorrow, we now know that a NYC firefighter lost his life battling the blaze that grew, and our hearts ache in solidarity with his family," producers of the film said in a statement.     CNN  

Researchers: Firefighters absorb toxic chemical via skin
OTTAWA, Canada - Researchers recently conducted a study that suggests firefighters are still absorbing toxic chemicals through their skin despite wearing full turnout gear.   A study  conducted by University of Ottawa researchers found that firefighters had anywhere from three to more than five times the amount of toxins in their urine after battling a blaze than they did before.         FireRescue1   

      

 
   
     SIGNIFICANT SAN JOSE     
            FIRE INCIDENTS 

           First Due      San Jose Council District  
 

3.15.18   
Casselino Dr.
  Station 33 (closed) SJ District 7
A single unit was dispatched to a report of a vehicle accident.  As more details came in regarding the accident the call was upgraded to a rescue response and a total of four ambulances were requested at 0139 hours.  E18 arrived on scene at 0142 hours and confirmed possibly four patients and an unstable vehicle.  The USAR Taskforce was requested.  Two patients were treated and two were pronounced at the scene.   The scene was turned over to San Jose PD for further investigation.

 

3.16.18  
La Mirada Dr    
   Station 9 District 9
  
Structure response after receiving a report of food left on the stove.  Engine 9 arrived on scene and reported heavy smoke from the alpha side. The fire was knocked down after 20 min.   1 patient self-transported.
 

3.18.18    
Loma Verde      
 Station 10 SJ District 1
Multiple calls reporting an apartment fire.  A Full First was dispatched, the first arriving fire unit reported a fire on the first floor of the complex.  The fire was knocked down and under control after 1 hours. Red Cross was also requested for the 5 displaced residents and board up to secure the structure. 

3.19.18  
Thornmill Wy    Station 24 SJ District 7
 

Full first response was dispatched to multiple reports of a house on fire. Engine 26 arrived on scene and reported a single story house with a fully involved garage fire. Fire was under control after 1 hours. Red Cross was requested for 4 displaced residents.


3.20.18 Tully Rd      Station 26 SJ District 7
Report of smoke from inside a satellite building at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds.  Engine 26 arrived and after investigating found a kitchen fire that was contained by the building sprinklers.  The fire was placed under control after 30 minutes.  The building was turned over to county employees responsible for the building.



TECHNICAL RESCUE

3.20.18 Ramstree Dr     Station 23 SJ District 4
One call reporting a male hanging from the cross arm of a power pole.  PG&E was requested to assist with shutting the power off and mutual aid was requested from County Fire for a truck with a platform and their USAR Task Force.  The County USAR Task Force was cancelled from the event at 1316 hours.  All fire units were clear from the event at 1612 hours.

THIRD ALARM

3.20.18  W. St. John    Station 1  SJ District 3
Multiple calls reporting smoke coming from a warehouse.  A Full First was dispatched and the first arriving fire unit reported heavy smoke coming from an abandoned warehouse.  The call was upgraded to a 2nd and 3rd Alarm. The fire was knocked down after 1.5 hours. The Hazardous Incident Team responded precautionary for the chemicals in the building. Fire watch remained on scene for the duration of the night.


3.22.18    Almaden Exp          Station 13 SJ District 9
Structure response after San Jose Police on scene stated that there was smoke and fire coming from a building.  A full first was requested. Engine 13 arrived and reported black smoke showing.  The fire was under control within 20 minutes.  


3.26.18 Santa Teresa Blvd      Station 27  SJ District 2
Communications received a report at of a dumpster fire and a single unit was dispatched.  While the fire unit was enroute, several other calls (at different locations) were received reporting additional dumpster fires and a Structure Response was dispatched.  The call was ultimately upgraded to a Full First due to the various locations of the fires.  SJPD was requested because the fires were believed to be the result of an arsonist and the Arson Investigator was also advised of the events.  



HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

3.29.18  
Miller Ave.             
 Station 15  SJ District 1
Call reporting that some construction equipment hit a gas line. A structure response was dispatched, as well as the hazmat team. The first unit arrived on scene and reported a line break at Rainbow Dr. and Tucker Dr., with active gas flowing. A shelter in place was in effect for the homes on Tucker, and an evacuation of the corner homes at Rainbow at Tucker was completed. PGE was requested, SJPD assisted with traffic control, and a precautionary ambulance was requested. An additional engine, as well as the Hazmat Taskforce responded. The gas flow was stopped after 2 hrs. The incident was under control and turned over to PGE.

3.31.18  Charger Dr      Station 23    SJ District 4
Report of a fire near a showerhead.  While en-route an additional engine attached to the response.  Engine 23 arrived on scene reporting black smoke from the Bravo side of the building and the call was balanced out to a Full First Response.   The fire was placed under control after 40 minutes.

4.1.18  Driftwood Dr      Station 10  SJ District 1
Full 1 st response to multiple calls reporting flames from a building. The first arriving unit reported a fence fire that extended to a structure fire. San Jose PD assisted with traffic control. PG&E assisted with securing utilities, and board up was requested to secure the structure. The fire was knocked down and placed under control after 1 hour. 

4.2.18 Moorpark Ave    Station 4 SJ District 6
San Jose Fire Communications dispatched a Full First response to one call received from Evergreen PD on scene reporting smoke in the theater. The first arriving unit reported audible alarms and strobes in the building, as well as smoke in the basement. PG&E was requested to assist with securing the utilities. The fire was placed under control after 40 minutes. 







MUTIAL AID REQUESTS - 

3.16.18 CALFire Morgan Hill
Engine 27/E627 to Bailey @ 101 for medical event. 

3.23.18 Gilroy Fire
Haz-Mat Task Force for chemical detail

3.28.18 CALFire Morgan Hill
Engine 2 for a medical call San Antonio Valley Rd

4.3.18 Gilroy Fire
Engine 27/E627 and Engine 35 mutual aid request to Hecker Pass for 2 acre fire. 




SJFD MUTIAL AID REQUESTS - 

3.20.18  San Jose Fire 
Request for a Battalion Chief from County Fire to backfill SJFD Station 13 for city coverage.  

3.20.18 San Jose Fire
Requested from SJFD to County Fire for a aerial truck with a platform and the USAR Task Force.



 

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