SAN JOSE FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 230
   
      
      
July 3rd,  2017   

IN THE NEWS

Fires at homeless encampments in San Jose draw concern from SJFD, city officials   SAN JOSE - New safety concerns are being raised about homeless camps along the Coyote Creek in San Jose. Firefighters who work in this area say there's been an uptick of fires at homeless encampments. (video)     ABC
Apartment fire leaves six homeless in San Jose   SAN JOSE - Six people were displaced by a raging apartment fire that broke out amid record-setting summer temperatures Sunday afternoon, according to the San Jose Fire Department.   
  NBC Bay Area      Mercury News       

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   

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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San Jose Fire Station 31 Shift A came to our neighborhood block party today. The Captain said let's take a group photo and they took the time to take the photos for us. Great guys @sanjosefirefighters  



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Jeannie Felix

Video of the Week

Engine 3

Chris Smead captures E3 as they arrive at this exterior garage fire threatening multiple structures. (video)

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Day on the Lake
FAR WEST WHEELCHAIR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION 
 
Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:15 PM

Coyote Lake, Gilroy

 contact: Ben Naranjo
 
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San Jose City leaders are remind public how dangerous fireworks can be
SAN JOSE - The City has already received 100+ complaints about Fireworks.  Some residents in San Jose are banding together and have taken to social media to try and put a stop to fireworks going off. One woman told me she medicates her dogs with medical marijuana to calm them.  (video)      KTVU

 
FIRE OPS 101
              
COMING TO SAN JOSE - OCT 2017


2013 San Jose Fire Hosts FIRE OPS 101YouTube  


In 2013 Local 230 partnered with Net Roots Nation to host its first ever Fire OPS 101. 

This short video gives an idea of what participants experienced during t his daylong program.

Will your local leader be up for the challenge?

Firefighters Battle Blaze Threatening Homes In East San Jose
SAN JOSE - Firefighters extinguished a grass fire that was burning in East San Jose's Penitencia neighborhood.  The fire was reported around 4 p.m. at Fox Ridge and Viceroy Ways, near the Penitencia Creek Trail.  (video)      CBS 5       

Fire forces evacuation of San Jose wildlife center as Residents Use Garden Hoses to Fight Brush Fire 
SAN JOSE - The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley was briefly evacuated Thursday when a brush fire broke out nearby in San Jose's Penitencia neighborhood, authorities said.  (video)
   NBC Bay Area      Mercury News       


FIRST RESPONDER NIGHT - SAN JOSE GIANTS
      

Limited Edition Bullpen Series #35 Night Train 26

San Jose's Strike Brewing partnered with Station 26 (aka Night Train 26) to brew up a wonderfully aromatic west-coast style pale ale.

A complex malt base of English pale barley provides the perfect canvas for monstrous dry hop additions of Simone and azacca hops. This tribute to first responders everywhere bursts with pineapple and guava flavor making it supremely crushable and perfect for the up coming summer heat." 

This special brew will debut at the San Jose Giants Giants game on Fri July 21st, First Responder Night.
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Fri July 21st, 7pm - San Jose Muni Stadium

San Jose family sees fire burning dangerously close to home
SAN JOSE - Homes are threatened and people have been evacuated as thousands of acres are burning across California. And it is just the beginning of wildfire season.  (video)      KRON 4       

San Jose family sees fire burning dangerously close to home
SAN JOSE - Homes are threatened and people have been evacuated as thousands of acres are burning across California. And it is just the beginning of wildfire season.  (video)      KRON 4       

LOCAL NEWS    

Ghost Ship lawsuit: Oakland fire employee saw exposed wiring at Ghost Ship two months before deadly fire     
OAKLAND - Two months before 36 people died in the Ghost Ship fire, an Oakland Fire Department employee entered the warehouse and observed exposed electrical wiring, recommending tenants fix the hazard, according to an amended lawsuit filed  by attorneys representing victim families .   East Bay Times
California seen as facing potentially severe fire season   
With nearly 30,000 acres charred already, California could be in for a severe wildfire season, U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein said as firefighters worked to contain blazes around the state.   Feinstein cited the increase in brush spawned by the winter's heavy rains and the recent severe heat wave that dried out vegetation.   Press Democrat

STORYTIME AT SAN JOSE LIBRARY



Storytime at Hillview Library
San Jose Fire Fighters from Station 16 visited the Hillview Library to deliver a firework safety message
(video) 


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CALIFORNIA NEWS
  
Stockton fire district sue drug companies over opioid crisis
STOCKTON - The city, county and a local fire district recently sued several major pharmaceutical companies and a medical distribution firm, charging them with damaging the local economy by promoting the use of opioid painkillers they knew to be dangerous and extremely addictive.  The Record
 
A House Fire Through A Sacramento Firefighter's Eyes
SACRAMENTO  - Helmet cameras give a look through the eyes of a firefighter at what it takes to fight a fire. Sacramento Fire Department released footage of a house fire in South Sacramento last week, which they use as a training tool to see first hand the dos and don'ts.  Good Day Sacramento
 
Santa Maria teens learn what it takes to be a firefighter
SANTA MARIA - For the next four days, Central Coast teens are learning what a day in the life of a Santa Maria firefighter is like.   It's all part of a four-day Junior and Teen Firefighter Camp where kids get hands-on experience. "People had Superman and Spiderman when they were my age I had firefighters," said Abraham Villanueva.   KCOY 12

'Fire Boss' air tanker promises quicker wildfire containment
SAN DIEGO - Firefighters are getting a new tool this summer that promises quicker wildfire containment times and it won't cost taxpayers a dime. (video) 8)   760 AM
 
NATIONAL NEWS
St. Louis fire captain falls through roof into flames, is rescued by fellow firefighters 
ST. LOUIS - Firefighters had to rescue one of their own after he fell through a roof into flames in an attic Sunday morning.  The fire captain sustained first and second-degree burns on his face and hands. He was recovering at a hospital Sunday, according to Capt. Garon Mosby, spokesman for the St. Louis Fire Department.   STL Today

FDNY hits record number of black, Asian, Latino and women recruits for entrance exam
NEW YORK -   After several delays to try and attract more FDNY candidates, the filing for the city's upcoming firefighter exam has finally closed - with historic gains in the number of African-Americans, Asians, Latinos and women who applied.  NY Daily News

Virgina fire department launches community paramedicine program  
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - The Alexandria Fire Department (AFD) announced the launch of a Mobile Integrated Health/Community Paramedic (MIH/CP) program. MIH/CP is a unique and evolving model of community-based health care, focusing on improving the lives of patients, lowering healthcare costs and using EMS providers as resources to solve healthcare problems within the community.   firerescue1.com


 
  SIGNIFICANT SAN JOSE FIRE INCIDENTS



6.7.17  
W San Carlos
 
 
Station 30  SJ District 6
A full first to a report of a motor home on fire endangering a structure.  E30 arrived and reported the motor home was fully engulfed and was impinging on the building.  The building was not involved.  The motor home fire was extinguished and Red Cross was requested for 3 adults who were living in the motor home.


6.7.17   
McLaughlin Ave
 
    
Station 19     SJ District 5
A full first was sent to reports of a house with a roof fire.  The call was made by a Sheriffs Officer, who went in and made sure the occupants and pets were safely out of the house.  The fire was confirmed to be in the attic.  Patients were treated onscene.  Red Cross was requested for 5 individuals displaced by the fire.


SECOND ALARM 

6.7.17   
Willow St/ Vine St 
  Station 3    SJ District 3
Full 1st response to multiple calls reporting a building on fire. Upon arrival the Engine 3 advised of a working structure fire with fire from the rear of the structure. A 2nd Alarm was requested after 4 minutes. PG&E assisted with securing utilities and PD was requested for traffic control. 
  

SECOND ALARM 

6.8.17   
Scossa Ave
   Station 17   SJ District 9
San Jose Fire Communications dispatched a structure response after receiving a call reporting soldering being done and smoke coming from the roof.  It was quickly upgraded to a full first.  E13 arrived a and reported a working attic fire.  A 2nd alarm was requested.  San Jose Police Department responded for traffic control.  The fire was knocked down after 45 minutes.   Red Cross was requested for 3 people and board up was requested. 


6.12.17  
Oak Grove Park 
  Station 17   SJ District 10
 
Fire communications dispatched a single unit response to a report of a fire in the area.  Multiple calls were received advising a rapid rate of spread and Engine 22 requested a TIER after 3 minutes.  E22 arrived and located a 1/4 acre vegetation fire at the top of a hill.  Two additional wildland engine companies were requested. Initial knockdown called after 1.5 hours and the fire was placed under control at 2.5 hours.  No injuries were reported and all appropriate notifications were made.
 

6.12.17  
Bernal Road 
  Station 27   SJ District 10
Fire Communications dispatched a single unit to Santa Teresa County Park for multiple reports of a fire in the park.  CalFire dispatched a Medium response and advised they would handle the event as this location was possibly a Mutual Threat Zone.  E213 arrived and reported a 1/2 acre vegetation fire burning at a medium rate of spread and requested a TIER response.  The location was determined to be in a State Responsibility Area and CalFire took over the event. 


6.14.17 
Omira Dr/Lean Ave
 
   Station 35 SJ District 3
Communications received one call reporting a structure fire. The first arriving fire unit reported a light haze coming from the front door and requested the balance of a Full First.  The fire was contained to a small bathroom and the fire was under control after 30 minutes. 
  

6.14.17   
Edenview Drive 
 Station 18  SJ District 2
E18 and T35 were dispatched to a fire alarm called in by the school's alarm company.  E18 arrived and after investigating the school, a fire was located to the side of a building and a full first alarm was requested.  The fire was knocked down nd placed under control after 30 minutes.


SECOND ALARM 

6.16.17 
Marianelli Court       
Station 34 District 3
Calls reporting a fence or possibly a house on fire.  E34 arrived and reported a fence fire.  E34 requested a full first after seeing smoke in the attic. The fire was knocked down and under control after 50 minutes.  Red Cross was requested for 8 displaced adults and board up was also requested.  One patient was transported and all appropriate notifications were made.  (story above)


6.16.17  
Barnard Avenue
   Station 26  District 7
Full first response after receiving a call for an RV on fire inside of a building.  E3 arrived on scene and reported a fully involved RV with fire extending to the building.  After further investigation, the fire did not extend to building.  The fire was knocked down and under control after 1 hour.
 

6.16.17  S. 8th    Station 3 District 3
A full first was dispatched to multiple reports of a duplex on fire.  E3 arrived and found smoke from a one story duplex.  The fire was knocked down and placed under control after 1 hour.  Red Cross responded for 13 people who were displaced.

SECOND ALARM 
6.18.17 Stokes St  Station 4 District 6
Multiple calls reporting an apartment fire were received.  A full first alarm assignment was sent.  Upon arrival a working fire was declared and upgraded to a 2 nd alarm and then a 3 rd Alarm was requested for manpower after 30 minutes.  Arson was requested.  Red Cross responded for 4 adults and 2 children.  


6.19.17 Keyes St./Senter Rd  Station 3 District 7
Fire Communications dispatched a single engine after reports of a grass fire.  E3 arrived on and requested another engine to assist with multiple grass fires.  A TIER was requested as well as Santa Clara County Park Rangers to assist with pedestrian traffic into the park.  The affected area was 4.1 acres and the fire was under control after 1.5 hours. 

6.19.17 S. 7th St    Station 3 District 3
Full first response after receiving reports of an apartment fire and unconscious patient.   E1 arrived on scene and reported an extinguished apartment fire.  A second ambulance was requested for a second patient.  

6.21.17 N. 28th St    Station 8  District 3
E1 requested a full first response for a grass threatening a building.  E1 confirmed that the fire had not extended into the building.  Fire units remained on scene for a vegetation fire that was on both sides of 101. Initial knockdown was after 1 hour and all units cleared after 2 hours. CHP and SJPD responded for traffic control. 


TIER 2

6.21.17 Quimby Rd   Station 31 District 8
An I-zone response was sent to reports of smoke in the area.  E31 requested a TIER due to a visible column of smoke while still en-route.  E31 upgraded the call to a TIER 2 due to a growing column of smoke while still en-route.  CalFire advised that they would also send a medium response.  E31 arrived on scene reporting 10-20 acres burning.  All units switched over to CalFire due to it being in a State Responsibility Area.  All San Jose units were released after 3.5 hours. 


SECOND ALARM

6.21.17   Bollinger Rd   Station 15 District 1
A single unit was dispatched to a call for an unknown type fire and no contact with the site.  On call back it was determined to be a house fire and the call was upgraded to a full first.  E14 advised a visible column while en-route and B10 requested a 2
nd alarm.  County Fire also had a full first en-route to an intersection in the area and units remained on scene to assist with the fire.  E15 arrived advising a working house fire.  PD responded for traffic control.  The fire was placed under control after 1 hour.  PGE was requested for utilities and a code two ambulance was requested for standby.  

6.22.17 W. Virginia St.  Station 3 District 3
A full first was dispatched to a report of a business on fire.  E30 arrived and found a vehicle fire that extended to a structure.  The fire was knocked down and placed under control after 30 minutes.  


6.24.17   Wainwright Dr.   Station 4 District 6                  
A single unit was dispatched for a pine tree on fire near Wainwright Drive and Downing Avenue.  The call was upgraded to a structure response due to a caller advising it was next to a house.  The call was received reporting that the roof was catching on fire. E4 arrived and PGE was requested for utilities.  A second ambulance was requested for a patient on scene.  Red Cross responded for 9 people.  Board up was requested.  


6.24.17 Junction Ave    Station 5  District 4
A full first was dispatched to a report of fire at an industrial building.  E5 arrived and found smoke from the PG&E meters of the industrial building.  The fire was knocked down and placed under control after 30 minutes.  

6.27.17  Tuscarora    Station 12 District 2
Communications received a call reporting a structure on fire.  A Full First was dispatched and the first arriving fire unit reported a working fire on the Alpha side of the structure.  SJPD and PG&E were already in the area or at this home due to other circumstances at this residence; the Arson Investigator was requested to respond due to these circumstances. 


TIER 2

6.28.17    Mt Hamilton Rd Station 2 SJDistrict 5 
Multiple calls for a vegetation fire in the area; subsequent calls revealed there were multiple fires working in the area (Mt. Hamilton/Crothers). The incident was upgraded to a Tier 2. Multiple fires were knocked down within 30 minutes and Tier 2 units were cancelled.  Cal Fire was advised of the fires due to it being in a Mutual Threat Zone (MTZ) and PG&E was requested to manage overhead wires and CHP for traffic Control.  The Arson Investigator was requested to respond due to suspicious circumstances. 

TIER 2

6.28.17 Vista Loma   Station 28  SJ District 10
A TIER response was sent to multiple calls reporting a large grass fire in the area. CalFire also sent a medium response due to this possibly being a State Response Area.  The call was upgraded to a TIER 2 due to a large visible column while units were en-route.  Calfire confirmed that this was State Response Area and handled the event.  Knockdown was called after 45 minutes. 


6.29.17 Mt. Hamilton Road  Station: Mutual Threat Zone 
Details: A single unit was dispatched to multiple reports of a fire in the area.  CALFIRE advised they were sending a medium response plus five additional engines and requested a TIER from San Jose Fire Department. CALFIRE requested the Wildland Taskforce.  


6.29.17 Viceroy Wy   Station 19  SJ District 4
A single unit was dispatched to multiple reports of a grass fire in the area.  The call was upgraded to a TIER response due to visible smoke while units were en-route.  E23 arrived and reported a large moving fire.  SJPD responded for traffic control.  CDFE1791 was in the area and assisted the fire units on scene.  The fire was placed under control at after 1 hour. 

6.30.17  101 at Blossom Hill Station 27  SJ District 2 Communications received multiple calls for a possible fire in the creek area.  A single unit was dispatched but the call was upgraded to a TIER.  E27 arrived on scene and advised a 1/4 acre fire in trees.  The fire was placed under control after 30 minutes .


SECOND ALARM

6.30.17 Foxdale Ct.  Station 16 SJ District 5
A full first was dispatched to multiple calls reporting a house on fire.  E16 arrived and found a large tree on fire between two houses with fire in the attic of one house.  A 2 nd alarm was called.  The fire was placed under control after 30 minutes.  Red Cross responded for 10 people displaced from the fire.  


7.1.17 McLaughlin Ave  Station 3 SJ District 7
A single unit was dispatched to a vehicle accident.  The call was upgraded to a RESCUE response due to arriving unit reporting subjects trapped.  All subjects were extricated by within 27 minutes.  The scene was turned over to law enforcement for investigation. 

7.1.17  Choctaw Dr  Station 12  SJ District 2
A full first was dispatched to multiple calls for a house fire.  There were reports of a subject inside the house and a two code three ambulances were requested.  The call was upgraded to a second alarm while units were en-route due to a report of a 2
nd house catching fire.  E35 arrived reporting a working house fire.  Initial knockdown was called after 15 minutes. SJPD responded for traffic control.  PGE was requested for utilities.  


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