SAN JOSE FIRE FIGHTERS    LOCAL 230
November 2nd, 2015 
IN THE NEWS
 
San Jose House Fire Displaces 5 Residents, 7 Dogs      
Firefighters responded a one-alarm fire that badly damaged a home in San Jose Friday morning. The fire broke out around 2 a.m. at a residence on Sundown Lane.
There have been no reported injuries in the blaze, but five people and seven dogs have been displaced. (video)                                                  CBS 5 
 
San Jose firefighters rescue couple from house fire     
Firefighters extinguish a one-alarm house fire in San Jose Tuesday morning.
At 4:53 a.m., firefighters first received a report of the blaze, happening at a home on North 14th Street at Empire Street, according to a fire dispatcher (video)         ABC 7

R EMEMBERING OUR
FALLEN BROTHERS &
SISTERS  

Michael Cunningham (Ret.)
Fire Captain 
Retired:1-1-05  
Deceased: 10-28-15 

Gordon Wallace (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired: 6-8-80

Deceased: 8-2-15  
Sebastian J Catania (Ret.)
Firefighters
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   
Harold S. Funk (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired: 1-14-79
Deceased: 12-7-14  
Larry Cunningham (Ret.)
Battalion Chief
Retired: 5-7-94
Deceased: 12-12-14 
Ralph H. Donnelly (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired: 1-15-94
Deceased: 11-4-14    
Darryl Weeden (Active)
Fire Captain
Deceased: 11-27-14   
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UPCOMING EVENTS

This years Firefighter Memorial Mass honoring San Jose Firefighters who have passed away in the previous year will be held at the Holy Cross Church site of last years devastating 4 Alarm Fire

Holy Cross Church
580 Jackson Street 
November 14th, 2015
11:00 am
 

2015 Heroes Gala
San Jose Firefighters Burn Foundation hosts the Heroes' Charity Gala honoring a select group of Burn Survivors from the who have demonstrated perseverance, grace and a positive attitude while recovering from their burn injuries.   Burn Foundation 

Join the Golden State Warriors in Celebrating Local Heroes Night. A Commemorative Warriors Heroes giveaway is included with every special event ticket.
GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS

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San Jose Council Member Chappie Jones visits San Jose Firefighters   
 

On October 28th, Fire Chief Curtis Jacobson & Council Member Charles "Chappie" Jones visits firefighters from Station 14 (pictured) and station 15.  Both stations serve San Jose Council District 1, located in west San Jose.                  SJ District 1

 
San Jose: Vegetation fire burns about 5 acres in south San Jose
Firefighters contained a vegetation fire that burned about 5 to 6 acres in South San Jose on Monday morning located near Santa Teresa Boulevard and Bailey Avenue on the southern edge of Santa Teresa County Park, was reported at about 3:25 a.m., according to San Jose Fire Capt. Tremaine Thierry.
San Jose Dispatchers and Firefighters are Passionately Pink for Breast Cancer  
 

 
Throughout October the members of the SJFD have been showing support for Breast Cancer awareness month by wearing Pink T-shirts. The Passionately Pink for the Cure campaign helps IAFF affiliates participate and raise money for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


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LOCAL NEWS                                                            
 
Rebuilding spirits one bike at a time: Firefighters raising funds to benefit families impacted by Valley Fire    
Personnel from the San Mateo Fire Department are teaming up with representatives from the Middletown Rancheria of Pomo Indians of California, a tribal council based in Lake County, to offer assistance to those whose lives and property were devastated last month.            The Daily Journal 

 
Santa Clara Black Firefighters host career workshops     

Organization members are dedicated to community service/outreach, recruitment and education of those who are interested in a career in the fire service. They host Firefighter Preparation workshops on the first Tuesday of every month at the African American Community Service Agency 304 N 6th street, San Jose. They work to promote   SCCBFFA  

CALIFORNIA NEWS
 
California honors fallen firefighters at Capitol Park   
Families from around California honored the state's fallen firefighters Saturday during a procession and ceremony at Capitol Park. (video)        KCRA

L.A. County mudslides trap numerous cars; I-5 closed to traffic     
Northern Los Angeles County was pummeled by a series of torrential downpours that caused mudslides and flash floods that inundated roads, trapped drivers and forced the closure of nearly 40 miles of Interstate 5, cutting off California's main north-south artery  (Video)             LA Times

NATIONAL NEWS
 
Over 20 Hurt When Plane Catches Fire at Fort Lauderdale Airport   
A Dynamic Airways jet carrying 101 people caught fire at Fort Lauderdale International Airport in Florida today, injuring more than 20 people           ABC News
 
9/11 bill to aid Ground Zero workers rapidly gaining support in Congress    
Eleven people who worked in rescue and recovery efforts at Ground Zero after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks have died in the six weeks since the most recent anniversary of the 2001 terrorist attacks.     Ithaca Journal 

  SIGNIFICANT SAN JOSE FIRE INCIDENTS 
 

Structure  Fires                                                                    First Due 
10.17.15  Kissel Ct.                                                       Station 26
Structure response to report of a stove fire. E26 arrived on scene at 1504 hours and reported they had a possible working kitchen fire
 
10.20.15  Lake McClure Drive                                     Station 12 
Report of an apartment fire. Arriving units reported heavy smoke from a two story unit. The fire was contained to the single unit. The fire was knocked down in 30 min and under control after 1.5 hours
 
10.22.15  Little Boy Ln                                                 Station 21 Two calls reporting smoke coming from the back of a residence The first arriving fire unit reported smoke from the structure that was coming from a small kitchen fire. Animal Control was requested for the 13 cats found in the residence,The fire was "Knocked Down" after 35 min and "Under Control" within 1 hour

10.25.15  Story Rd                                                        Station 2
Communications initially dispatched a single engine to a report of smoke in the area reported by a passing police officer. A subsequent caller reported a house fire and the call was upgraded to a full first.  Arriving units reported a working kitchen fire.
 

Wildland Fires 
10.15.15  Whispering Hills Cl                                    Station 24 
Medium sized grass fire in the creek area. E24 advised the fire was approximately 2 acres in size and that there was compressed gas involved causing multiple explosions. TIER 1 units were able to keep the fire contained to the west side of the creek

10.25.15  Santa Teresa Bvd.                                       Station 24 
I-zone response for multiple reports of a vegetation fire on the hillside. E27 arrived on scene and requested a Tier response at  for a 1 acre grass fire. The incident was upgraded to Tier 2. CalFire responded with 6 engines and 1 Battalion Chief.  The fire was contained withing 1.5 hours

10.29.15 Roberts Av/Phelan Av                                 Station 26  2 calls reporting smoke coming from the creek behind Yerba Buena High School.   A Single engine was dispatched and after the first arriving unit reported heavy smoke coming from the creek they requested a TIER Response. The fire was approximately ½ acre and in heavy vegetation. 

10.31.15 Hellyer Park                                                 Station 18 Communications dispatched an engine to a report of a grass fire at the park. Based on subsequent calls, the call was upgraded to a TIER.  CALFIRE was requested to assist with the 3 acre fire. The fire was knocked down after 1 hour and under control 30 min later.  

EMS 
10.17.15 S 10th St./Alma Av                                        Station 3
SJSU's homecoming game generated numerous calls for multiple intoxicated subjects. Initially E26, T3 and E3 were on scene at the same time for different patients. As more calls were generated,  MED30 requested all Squads to be attached and B1 also responded. Approximately 15 patients were transported and several more treated on scene.
 
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