SAN JOSE FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 230
July 18th,  2017   
IN THE NEWS

LARIAT FIRE - SAN JOSE FIRE, CAL FIRE & SCCO MUTIAL AID 

Fire that destroyed home in San Jose foothills is 100 percent contained
SAN JOSE - Firefighters put out a brush fire that leveled a home and burned 101 acres this week in the East San Jose foothills. The blaze - dubbed the Lariat fire destroyed one home and two others were damaged after the flames ignited about 4:30 p.m. in the hilly area near Lariat Lane and Claitor Way.  Mercury News

CBS 5 video         Kron4 video         ABC7 - video


101 ACRES BURNED - 1 HOUSE DESTROYED - 2 DAMAGED
   
San Jose: 3-alarm fire burns vacant medical building
SAN JOSE - A fast-moving fire tore through an abandoned medical building in West San Jose in what officials suspect might be the fault of squatters living inside, according to the San Jose Fire Department.    Mercury News 
Investigators Consider String of San Jose Fires Suspicious 
SAN JOSE - Residents in the East Hills of San Jose are on edge following a string of fires investigators are calling suspicious.  Investigators believe nearly a dozen fires were intentionally set in the area, with the most recent fire erupting near a home on Mount Hamilton Road.     NBC Bay Area      

Three Fires Burn At Base Of Mt. Hamilton In East San Jose
SAN JOSE - Three fires totaling 85 acres  in the hills east of San Jose have been contained after threatening homes atop Mt. Hamilton.  (video)   CBS 5
 
     
R EMEMBERING OUR
FALLEN BROTHERS &
SISTERS   



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
Michael Curcio (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 1996  
Deceased: 12-11-2016
Vince Jangrus (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired: 1997
Deceased: 12-8-2016
 Emmett Knutson (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
Retired: 1988  
Deceased: 12-1-2016
John Arnaz (Ret.)
Arson Investigator
Retired: 1995  
Deceased: 11-2016
Richard Nelson (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
Retired: 1996  
Deceased: 9-11-16
William Lowe (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
Retired: 1971
Deceased: 9-5-16
Donald Tyson (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 1985 
Deceased: 7-24-16
Guy Newgren (Ret.)
Battalion Chief
Retired: 1999  
Deceased: 7-23-16
Michael Spinelli (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
Retired: 1994  
Deceased: 7-13-16

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KITTEN RESCUE


To the crews of our own local departments out on Fire Strike Teams protecting Life & Properties, be safe, our prayers are with you. Shout out to SJ Fire Strike Team #2301A out there doing what needs to be done!  
          @cjamz




 

Video of the Week

Copter 901 dips into Penitencia Creek Park

"Got to see Cal Fire Department fight a fire and collect water at Alum Rock Park! They did a great job today!"  IG

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

First Responder Night
SAN JOSE GIANTS 
 
Friday, July 21 2017 at 7:00 PM

Municipal Stadium
 
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COMING TO SAN JOSE - OCT 2017


Big City Mayors feels the burn, suit up to fight fire at U.S. Conference of Mayors YouTube   


This June 2017, the IAFF partnered with U.S Conference of mayors to host Fire Ops 101 in Miami Florida.

"I thought i owed it to them to experience the things they experience on an almost daily basis in their fight to take care of the rest of us." 
Paul Dyster, Mayor
Niagara Falls, NY


Will your local leader be up for the challenge?

Car fire spreads into brush in San Jose under investigation
SAN JOSE - Firefighters in San Jose are investigating what caused this car fire on Sierra Road.  It was spotted around 4:00 a.m. Firefighters say flames quickly spread from the car to the brush on the side of the road.  2 acres were destroyed by the flames before crews were able to get it under control.
Investigators say they are looking for whoever left the car there..  (video) 
    NBC Bay Area       KGO7 

FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT - SAN JOSE GIANTS
      

Limited Edition:
 San Jose Giants/SJFD Uniforms

First Responder's Night with the San Jose Giants

The San Jose Giants are deputing an on-field SJFD-inspired jersey. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on these jerseys and take them right off the Giant's backs and receive an autograph after the game on the field. Proceeds will benefit the San Jose Fire Fighter's Toy Drive.


PRE-GAME starts at 4pm at Strike Brewing for the Night Train Pale Ale launch Party!! - 2099 S 10th St 

The Night Train Ale will also be sold at game....


Fri July 21st, 7pm - San Jose Muni Stadium

Brush Fire Burns Along Highway 101 in San Jose     SAN JOSE -  A brush fire burned along southbound Highway 101.  The blaze ignited just below the intersection of Interstate 680 and Interstate 280 with Highway 101.   Thick smoke could be seen billowing from the blaze and impacting traffic for multiple hours.      NBC Bay Area      

Internal Affairs: Candidate enrages San Jose firefighter union by parading in fire truck
SAN JOSE - Some San Jose firefighters say Oliverio tried to mislead the public by renting a private fire truck.   Mercury News - Internal Affairs 




LOCAL NEWS    
      
'Huge failure': 80 percent of Oakland firefighter warnings of unsafe buildings go unchecked       
OAKLAND - 615 of apartment and other buildings flagged for inspection weren't checked by the Bureau of Fire Prevention .   Mercury News
Ambulance service in Sonoma County under review     
SONOMA - Supervisor Lynda Hopkins has slammed the brakes on a move to rewrite the rules governing local ambulance service in Sonoma County, claiming the draft in its current form would financially harm local fire districts that provide ambulance services.     Petaluma360


DAY ON THE LAKE



Day on the Lake - 2017

For over 14 years San Jose Fire Fighters have participated in the Far West Wheelchair Association summer sports camp. 

The highlight every year is Day on the Lake as fire fighters provide manpower, boats & BBQ for campers & staff.

Campers say they look forward to the opportunity to get out of their chairs and hit the water all year long. Judging by the smiles, and multiple laps on the lake, this years event was another big success.

Thanks to Antipasto's Deli and Pizza My Heart  as well as the City of San Jose Park's and Rec for sponsoring this great event. 



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CALIFORNIA NEWS
  
Cal OES INSIDE LOOK: Mutual Aid
California's mutual aid system is known for being the best in the country, if not the world. But what exactly does mutual aid mean and how does it work? We go behind the scenes to get answers in this week's edition of Inside Look. And, it's important to point out that California may have the biggest and most unique system, mutual aid systems are in use at agencies across the country.         YouTube
 
Debate over use of jumbo bomber as wildfires rage in West
A giant aircraft that can fly high above oceans on intercontinental flights instead jets in low and slow over a flaming forest, trailing a long plume that settles on the ground and creates a wildfire-stopping barrier.     ABC
 
NATIONAL NEWS
3 dead in 5-alarm fire at Marco Polo building 
HONOLULU, HI - Three people are confirmed dead in a massive fire in the Marco Polo building on Kapiolani Boulevard.  The initial alarm came in at around 2:15 p.m. By 3 p.m., four alarms had been called. By 4:30 p.m., the fifth alarm was called.  Officials say the fire initially started on the 26th floor, and that's where three bodies were found.   KHON

Firefighting robot being developed in Pensacola 
PENSACOLA, FL - About 100 firefighters are killed in the line of duty every year. A robot being developed at Pensacola's groundbreaking Institute for Human and Machine Cognition (IHMC) might one day save lives.
 WEARTV 

Truck full of eels overturns on U.S. 101, dousing sedan with slithering sea creatures
OREGON- In a scene straight out of your nightmares, a truck full of "slime eels" lost its load on U.S. 101, causing a five-car crash, dousing sedans with goo and sending sea creatures slithering across vehicles and the highway.   Oregon Live 


 
  SIGNIFICANT SAN JOSE FIRE INCIDENTS


THIRD ALARM 

7.4.17  
Williams Rd     
 
Station 14  SJ District 1
Full 1st response to multiple reports of black smoke coming from an abandoned building. Upon arrival the first unit reported a fully involved building on fire an requested a 2nd alarm. A 3rd alarm was called after 30 minutes. San Jose PD was requested for traffic control. PG&E assisted with securing utilities. No injuries were reported and all appropriate notifications were made.The fire was placed Under Control after 3 hours. 

7.4.17   
Adagio Wy
 
 
    
Station 18     SJ District 8
San Jose Fire Communications dispatched a structure response to multiple reports of a vegetation fire threatening a structure. Upon arrival the first arriving unit requested a precautionary Full 1 st . PD was requested for traffic control and the fire was placed Under Control after 30 minutes. 

TIER

7.5.17   
Mt. Hamilton Road 
  Station 2    SJ District 5
A single unit dispatch to multiple calls for a small fire in the area.  The call was upgraded to a TIER due to reports of multiple small fires in the area.  E2 arrived on scene at reporting 110x20 slow moving grass fire.  B2 requested the three closest engines for structure protection due to fire threatening homes.  CALFIRE responded with units as well due to this being in a Mutual Threat Zone.  Initial knockdown was called at 2004 hours. CHP responded for traffic control.  


HAZ MAT

7.5.17   
Blossom Hill Road
   Station 35   SJ District 2
A single unit was initially dispatched to a possible HAZMAT detail.  T35 responded.  B13 and E35 responded at 1618 hours.   The HAZMAT Task Force was requested and the County Fire Hazmat team also.  County Fire units were released at 1816 hours.  The incident was later officially declared a HAZMAT event.  The incident was placed under control at 1816 hours.  REDCROSS responded to assist displaced residents. 
 
 
TIER

7.6.17  
Remillard Ct
 
  Station 3  SJ District 7
 
A single unit was dispatched to multiple reports of a grass fire in the area.  The call was upgraded to a TIER at 2043 hours when AIR2 reported a large fire climbing uphill.  E3 arrived at 2048 hours reporting about an acre grass fire.  Initial knockdown was called at 2056 hours. 

TIER 2

7.8.17  
Piercy Road
 
  Station 35   SJ District 2
San Jose Fire sent an I-Zone response to multiple calls of a brush fire in the area.  The call was upgraded to a TIER at due to multiple calls advising a large grass fire.  The call was upgraded to a TIER 2 due to a large column visible to responding units.  E35 arrived on scene reporting a large acre at a moderate rate of spread.  Initial knockdown was reported after 1 hour. The fire was placed under control at with a total of 14 acres burned.  A fire watch watch was put into place.
 

TIER 2

7.6.17 
Colleen Dr
 
   Station 12 SJ District 2
Communications received multiple calls for a fast-moving vegetation fire behind Colleen Drive.  A TIER was dispatched and Cal Fire also sent units due to the location being in a State Response Area (SRA).  A TIER 2 was requested. SJPD was requested for traffic control.  

TIER 2 LARIAT LANE FIRE 

7.11.17   
Lariat Lane 
 Station 19  SJ District 4
San Jose Fire Communications sent a TIER response to multiple calls of a large grass fire in the area. B2 requested three closest engines due to large column showing en-route. The response was upgraded to a TIER2 upon E19's arrival  for a two acre fire moving up hill with structures threatened. CALFIRE also sent a full high-level response due to this being in a Mutual Threat Zone. SJFD and CALFIRE established unified command. SJPD responded for traffic control and to assist with evacuations. An evacuation center was set up and OES assisted as well. PGE was requested for power lines down.  ACS responded to assist with animal evacuations.  The fire reached over 100 acres with two firefighters suffering minor injuries.
(above story)
 

RESCUE

7.16.17 
Monterey Highway
    
Station 27 District 2
A rescue response was dispatched to a call reporting subjects possibly stuck on a log in the water.  At 1402 hours USAR was requested due to the details.  County responded with two ambulances and an air ambulance. Sheriff's Office Dive Team was requested at 1413 hours.  Unified command was set up with the Sherriff's Office on scene and the scene was turned over to them.  San Jose Fire units were demobilized at 1619 hours


MUTIAL AID REQUESTS FOR SJFD UNITS

7.5.17  100 Ogier Ave  
E27/E627, E35, E13/WT13 and B13 responded.

7.5.17 Old Monterey Hwy
E27/E627

7.6.17 101/Lawrence Exp
E2/WT2 

7.7.17 Hosclaw Rd
E18/WT18

7.7.17 Old Monterey Hwy
E18/WT18

7.8.17 Wall Fire in Butte County 
PIO Trainee

7.8.17 Hale Ave
E27/E627

7.10.17 San Felipe Rd.
E11, E24/E624, E31/E631, E2/WT2

7.10.17 Mt Hamilton Road
E14

7.10.17 Alamo Fire
Line Safety Trainee

7.13.17 San Felipe Rd
E11

7.15.17 Burnett Ave
E18/WT18

7.18.17 Mt.Eden Drive in Saratoga
B13 



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