October 1st, 2016 

Bay Area Firefighters Remember Fallen 9/11 Comrades
As the nation pauses to remember the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11th attacks, firefighters across the Bay Area are taking time to honor their fallen comrades during memorial ceremonies (video).              NBC Bay Area      Spartan Daily 

Risks and Benefits to Rising Number of Homeless Fires in San Jose
San Jose fire crews are working a rising number of fires near or inside homeless encampments, and there's a growing concern among firefighters about the added risks these types of blazes pose. Damian Trujillo reports. (video).


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
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 


Tyson Rollins of Engine 21 alongside his family, received the Firefighter of the year award from St. Victors Church in East San Jose. 


2015 Year in Review

San Jose Fire Fighters 2015 Year In Review


San Jose Fire Fighters are proud to lead an unprecedented coalition who say YES to Measure F.

Join us, San Jose Police Officers, Mayor Sam Liccardo, four former mayors, Chief Eddie Garcia, nearly every member of the City Council, and other city workers, The Mercury News, business and community organizations in supporting Measure F in sup


What caused the Loma Fire? 
Five days after the Loma Fire set out on its destructive path along Loma Prieta ridge, proceeding to scorch more than 4,000 acres of dry chaparral and putting hundreds of homeowners and nearly 2,000 firefighters at risk, the precise place of origin and cause of the blaze has yet to released.   Mercury News

San Jose mayor pushes fundraising for Measure F amid potential opposition 
San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo this week ramped up fundraising for his campaign to pass Measure F, a November ballot measure that replaces the 2012 pension cuts he once championed.   Mercury News


San Jose Fire Crews Control 2-Alarm Residential Fire
Crews knocked down a two-alarm fire at a four-unit residential building in South San Jose
Firefighters responded to a report of a fire in the 5900 block of Fig Grove Court and arrived to find flames and smoke coming from both floors of a middle unit at the four-unit building.       KGO 

San Jose Council Member Rides-A-Long  
San Jose Leaders committed to remaining engaged and educated on the status of public safety. Council member Raul Peralez D3, spends a day with the men and women who protect San Jose.. FB: Raul Peralez


Lieb Ct - 2nd Alarm Fire Photos

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Despicable': Who Would Vandalize This Peninsula 9/11 Memorial?
Flags representing 343 firefighters who died that day 15 years ago were set on fire on the Peninsula, police say..       Patch

Soberanes Fire becomes costliest to fight in US history
Big Sur- The Soberanes Fire is now the costliest blaze to suppress in U.S. history, according to National Interagency Fire Center data. The center estimates the cost of fighting the blaze at $197.8 million. According to U.S. Forest Service, the long duration of the fire plays a big role in the cost of the fire.       Monterey Herald
9-11  TRIBUTE           
San Jose Pays Tribute to  
15yr Anniversary of 9-11

Some of the newest San Jose Fire Fighters participated in this years 9/11 tribute climb. Climbers competed a total of 110 floors in 4 accents of the Renaissance Tower in Sacramento. 343 firefighters in total participated in full turnout gear as a tribute to the 343 members of the FDNY who perished 15 years ago.
Firefighter injured battling residential fire in San Francisco
Firefighters battled a two-alarm fire at a three-story Victorian home in San Francisco's Bernal Heights neighborhood. The San Francisco Fire Department responded to a call at 8:37 a.m. reporting a fire at the home located on Prospect Avenue.      KRON 4
Chief says 12 firefighters to be let go if grant to fund them not awarded by Friday
Chief says 12 firefighters to be let go if grant to fund them not awarded by Friday. The news was not good as Fire Chief Bob Martin Del Campo stood before the San Benito County Board of Supervisors Sept. 27 to say that he had suspended the fire academy and 12 firefighters might lose their jobs by Friday, Sept. 30 if the SAFER  grant he was counting on failed to materialize.    Benitolink 
Fire burns at least 13 Petaluma homes and properties near Highway 101
Embers from a eucalyptus grove that caught fire  alongside Highway 101 in Petaluma spread to more than a dozen homes, destroying four of them, as police evacuated an entire neighborhood and closed northbound highway lanes at the start of the evening commute.    Press Democrat 
Two displaced, home badly damaged in two-alarm Potrero Hill fire
A large two-alarm fire damaged a residential unit on the upper floor of a Potrero Hill building this afternoon but caused no injuries, according to fire officials.      SF Examiner
Firefighters rescue pit bull puppy that fell off Sonoma County cliff
Sonoma County firefighters early Wednesday rescued a 35-pound pit bull puppy that fell off a cliff after its owners pulled over along the highway to give the dog a potty break, according to the Timber Cove Fire Protection District.      Press Democrat

Salinas false fire alarm fees raised for repeat offenders
Fees for initial false fire alarms have been lowered while fees for repeat offenders have been raised in hopes of reducing the fire department's costs for responding to the hundreds of false fire alarms that occur every year, mostly due to lack of maintenance.     The Californian 
Off-duty firefighter recalls pulling man from burning truck
Josh Sherman, a CAL FIRE firefighter, was on his way to work Monday morning when he pulled up to the crash. He noted instincts kicked in and he did what any firefighter would do "There were people frantically trying to help out," he said "There was definitely high emotions a lot of people running and yelling and kind of panicking" (video)   KRCTV 
Ventura Firefighter remembered by family, colleagues
Ventura County firefighter Ryan Osler, who was killed when his rig overturned in Lompoc, had always wanted to be a firefighter because his dad had been one. (video)    KRON 4

San Diego Fire increases staffing due to hot Santa Ana winds
Additional firefighters were called to duty Saturday morning by the San Diego Fire chief because of a "prolonged period of hot, dry Santa Ana winds forecast for this weekend and much of next week.'' (video)     CBS8

Woman brandishes fake shotgun at firefighters
A 68-year-old Thurston County woman was arrested Wednesday after she allegedly brandished a replica shotgun at firefighters who had responded to a medical alarm at her mobile home.
Parents of fallen Mount Marion firefighter sue owner of home where he succumbed  
The parents of fallen Mount Marion Fire Department Capt. Jack Rose have filed a lawsuit alleging negligence on the part of the owner of the home where Rose succumbed while fighting a fire in December 2015.     Daily Freeman
Orlando firefighters to be equipped with bulletproof vests
This move is following a trend across America. Firefighters in Denver started wearing protective vests in July and other cities like St. Louis, San Antonio and Charleston are following suit. (video)
Lost Dalmatian Wanders Into Fire Station, Makes Himself at Home Among Firefighters
A Dalmatian in a firehouse - what could be a more perfect scene?  Firefighters said Chico, the Dalmatian mix puppy, snuck into a Florida fire house early one morning and immediately became one of the guys. (video)   Inside Edition      
An FDNY battalion chief was killed and several others - including six police officers and nine other firefighters - were injured when a marijuana-growing operation inside a Bronx house exploded early Tuesday, officials and sources said. (video)       NY Post      

Structure  Fires                                       First Due 

2nd Alarm

9.8.16 Phelan Ave                                      Station 26 

Multiple calls regarding smoke coming from an auto body shop.  Squad 26 arrived on scene and reported smoke coming from two separate stores.  A 2nd Alarm was called and HIT29A and HIT29B were dispatched due to the details involving placards and the knowledge that chemicals involved in auto body shops. Both fires were knocked down after 30 minutes.

9.17.16 Pettigrew Ct.                                       Station 24
Fire Communications dispatched a Full First for one call reporting a house on fire. E24 reported smoke showing while en route and located a working house fire upon arrival. No injuries were reported and all appropriate notifications were made

9.18.16 Monterey Rd                                       Station 27
Fire Communications dispatched a Full First Alarm Assignment to a report of a structure fire. Engine 27 arrived on scene and reported a small out building on fire at a lumber yard. The fire was knocked down after 30 minues. B13 requested HIT29 to respond. A building inspector was also requested to assist in determining who the property belonged to.  There were no injuries reported.

2nd Alarm

9.19.16 Lieb Court                                         Station 21
Communications dispatched a full first to multiple reports of a house fire. Heavy smoke was reported while units were enroute and a second alarm was requested. The fire was kept to the structure with gas and power lines involved. PG&E expedited their response. One fire fighter was treated for injuries. 

9.19.16 Madera Ave.                                   Station 5
Communications dispatched a full first to a report of a house fire. Arriving units confirmed heavy smoke from the structure and it was contained to the structure. The incident was knocked down at after 1.5 hours. One fire fighter was treated for injuries.  Red Cross was requested for 8 individuals.  


9.23.16 NB 880 N. of Stevens Crk                 Station 2  
Fire Communications dispatched a rescue response after receiving calls reporting an overturned vehicle. E10 arrived on scene at 0447 hours and reported a three vehicle accident with one vehicle on its roof, another vehicle on top of a motorcycle.  The incident involved one patient with their legs trapped.  The patient was extricated at 0504 hours and was transported to a local hospital.

9.12.16 Cape Horn Ct                             Station 34  
Fire Communications dispatched E24 to a report of vegetation on fire. E34 arrived at 1229 hours and reported a 100x100 area of involvement and requested the balance of a Tier at 1232 hours. The fire was knocked down at 1242 hours and placed under control at 1320 hours.

9.18.16 Corie Court/Oakland Road               Station 5
Engine 5 to reports of an outside fire in the creek area.  E5 arrived on scene and requested a TIER response advising that the fire was 100x100 feet in heavy brush heading toward the mobile home park at 900 Golden Wheel Park Drive.  An additional structure response was dispatched to the mobile home park for structure protection.  Red Cross was requested for 4 displaced adults.

9.18.16 Ridder Park Dr./East Brokaw Rd          Station 5
Fire Communications dispatched Engine 7 and Engine 29 to reports of a grass fire behind Lowe's.  B2 attached to the event and requested a TIER response after observing a vegetation fire on the west side of the creek with access problems.  SJPD and CHP were requested for traffic control.

9.19.16 Taylor @ Hwy 87                               Station 1
Communications dispatched an engine to a report of a grass fire near the Guadalupe trail. While enroute, 2 additional units were attached to the event. The call was upgraded to a Tier due to multiple spot fires and access issues. The fire(s) were knocked down and the incident was under control after 2 hours
9.28.16 Berryessa Rd                                  Station 5
Single unit dispatched to a report a vegetation fire in the creek. Engine 5 arrived on scene of a large fire in the creek and trees approximately 100 feet by 150 feet. A Tier response was requested along with the closest available unit. The fire was contained after 1 hours.

9.30.16 NB 680/101                                 Station 16
Communications received multiple calls reporting a vegetation fire in the area of the 280/680/101 interchange and multiple fire units were dispatched to the various locations reported.  The first arriving fire unit reported approximately 2 acres burning and requested a TIER response.  The fire was knocked down at 1259 hours and under control at 1356 hours.    


9.23.16 O'Conner Hospital                    Station 10
Fire Communications dispatched a HIRISE response after receiving calls from an alarm reporting a water flow alarm and the site stating that there was an actively flowing sprinkler.  Engine 10 arrived on scene and requested a HIRISE Level 2.  Smoke was found in the electrical room.  The incident was under control after 1.5 hours.

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