November 17th, 2015 
San Jose firefighters revive family's 2 dogs after rescue from house fire  
San Jose firefighters resuscitated two dogs Thursday afternoon after they were rescued from a burning home. Fire officials say the dogs were near death and they are crediting special pet rescue training for the dog's survival (above photo).
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Bloomberg crowns San Jose richest city in America 
San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle: These cities house more than the headquarters of the world's largest technology companies. They are also some of the most productive hubs in the U.S. economy.   San Jose is the richest and most productive hub in the U.S., according to a new report. KGO   Bloomberg  
Former San Jose Councilwoman Nancy Pyle Hopes Heart Attack Will Serve as Cautionary Tale     
A week after being struck by a heart attack, former San Jose councilwoman Nancy Pyle hopes people will view her story as a cautionary tale. (video)      NBC Bay Area


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 

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

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

Deceased: 8-2-15  
Sebastian J Catania (Ret.)
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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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 

2015 Holiday
Toy Drive
Los Bomberos of Northern California will host their annual Toy Drive.  This event provides toys for over 300 needy families throughout Silicon Valley. 
Toy Wrap 12.10.15
Toy Give Away 12.11.15

Unify Center 765 Story Rd, San Jose, CA 
Los Bomberos 

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

37 People displaced after  3 Alarm Fire in South San Jose Damages Apartment Complex
 A firefighter suffered a minor injury in a 3-alarm fire early Sunday morning that displaced 37 people and a cat.  Eight units were heavily damaged and two sustained moderate damage,      NBC Bay Area

Fire Truck with no water first on-scene as mobile home burns... Communications Hill  
11.5.15 Narvaez Ave             Station 33 (CLOSED)
Full first response to a mobile home on fire at the base of communications hill. First arriving Truck Co. 13 confirmed a fully involved mobile home but were unable to extinguish until a Fire Engine arrived. The fire was contained to the unit but was a total loss. 2 residents were displaced.

    ABC 7            KTVU

1 Injured After Plane Tilts, Flips Over When Landing in San Jose
A four-passenger single prop Cessna 172 with four people on board was landing when a wheel went off the paved portion of the runway in San Jose.
NBC Bay Area

LOCAL NEWS                                                            
No peddlers, no drones for San Jose Super Bowl "Clean Zone"  
San Jose city officials laid out rules Friday for a proposed temporary downtown "clean zone" ordinance for the week of Super Bowl 50. No peddlers, no drones, no parking lot parties and no free handouts.       BizJournals
Discovery Bay Woman Not Pleased Fire Chief Purchases Lunch for Firefighters  
Last week a resident of Discovery Bay did not appreciate East Contra Costa Fire Protection District Chief Hugh Henderson purchasing lunch while firefighters were on scene of a structure fire.  
East County Today  

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Hayward: First firehouse clinic in state opens Friday  
A new health clinic is the first in the state to capitalize on people's trust in firefighters, opening its doors on the grounds of a fire station.  
Mercury News 
  California Helmet Cam: Engine 67 at Work      View a Richmond commercial structure fire as part of the crew of Engine Co.67     Firefighter Nation
San Diego City didn't track ambulance complaints  
Under its contract, Rural Metro is required to report complaints to the San Diego Fire Department every month. The idea is for city officials to track the number of dissatisfied customers - and monitor how the company responds.    
   San Diego Union
Long hours, little sleep, but fighting for safety of city is worth it for firefighters    
A look at life of a Baltimore City Firefighter at one of the City's busiest Firehouses. by many to be a risky or cost-prohibitive one.           WMAR Baltimore
911 abuse threatens public safety in nation's capital     
The lack of ambulances for real emergencies has become so alarming, DC will add private rescue crews to the District's fleet. But that is still months away. So, what's being done to keep you and your family safe right now?     WJLA

I-Team reveals threat to firefighters after the flames are extinguished      
We know firefighters risk their lives to save others during fires. But something they're not doing after the flames are out could be putting them in danger.
     WTMJ  Milwaukee

Firefighters Face Highest Heart Attack Risk Among Responders
In a new study, researchers looked at heart disease risk factors such as blood pressure and body fat levels in firefighters, paramedics and police officers, and found that firefighters had the highest risk..


Structure  Fires                                                                    First Due 

11.3.15  Bayhaven Dr                                                Station 16 
Structure Response to a report of an electrical issue. E16 reported light smoke in a back bedroom. The balance of a Full First Alarm Assignment was requested due to the light weight construction and blown in insulation. Red Cross assisted with 8 individuals who were displaced.
11.3.15  3300 Narvaez Ave                      Station 33 (CLOSED)
Full first to a report of a mobile home on fire. Arriving units confirmed a fully involved mobile home. The fire was contained to the unit. The fire was knocked down, contained and under control at 1613 hours. No injuries were reported.

11.5.15  Olin Av.                                                        Station 10
Call from an alarm company reporting fire alarm at Santana Row. Fire communications dispatched an Engine and a Truck to the fire alarm. While en route, SJPD and security reported smoke from the basement. E10 requested a Full First Alarm response. FD investigation found a working commercial dryer fire in the basement.

2nd ALARM 
11.5.15 Clarebank Wy                                             Station 31

Multiple reports of a garage fire. The first arriving unit confirmed a working garage fire. The IC requested a 2nd Alarm response at 2154 hours. Final knock down of the fire was at 2233 hours and declared under control at 2252 hours. PG&E responded to secure utilities and Board up was requested to secure the structure. No injuries were reported.


11.7.15 Walnut Blossom Dr                                    Station 35  
Full First Alarm Assignment to a report of smoke from the roof of an apartment building. T35 arrived and reported smoke and flames from a two story apartment building. The detail was upgraded to a 2nd Alarm. A roof collapse was reported prompting a the 3rd Alarm.  VTA supplied two buses to provide shelter to residents who were evacuated. Red Cross assisted with several residents who were displaced. There were no injuries reported.

11.9.15 Amberwood Lane                                       Station 23  
Full First Alarm Assignment to a report of fire in an apartment. E23 arrived and reported a working bedroom fire. Red Cross assisted with three adults who were displaced.

2nd ALARM  
11.12.15 E William St                                                Station 8  
First arriving fire unit reported a working kitchen fire on the 2nd floor of the structure. A precautionary 2nd Alarm was requested. Red Cross assisted 19 displaced residents. The Hazmat Team was requested for some gas cylinders on site.

11.9.15 Harwood Road                                              Station 9  
Single Engine dispatch to a report of a transformer explosion. Additional callers reported a gas leak with a possible gas line on fire and a full first was dispatched. Arriving units confirmed a gas line fire and requested PG&E. The fire was contained to the line. PG&E was able to cap the line and the incident was under control in 2.5 hours.

Wildland Fires    
10.15.15  101 at Bernal Rd                                   Station 27

Report from CHP and citizens reporting a fully engulfed vehicle fire. SJFD Incident Commander upgraded to a Tier response for a fire that spread to the grass. The fire involved a commercial vehicle and approximately one acre of grass.

11.5.15 NB 85 at Union Av                                         Station 9
Vehicle accident on viewed by COC with multiple vehicles. While en route the call was upgraded to a Rescue response for a report of patients trapped. Upon arrival, two patients were confirmed trapped and three others had self extricated.

11.7.15 Reid Hillview Airport                                    Station 16
Rescue Response to a report of a Cesna that crashed in the field at the airport. A Significant Event page was sent. An Ambulance Task Force was requested. Of the four occupants, one was treated for minor injuries. 

11.8.15 Almaden Exp @ Bose Lane                          Station 22
Communications dispatched an Engine to reports of a vehicle accident, the call was upgraded to a rescue response for reports of patients trapped.  E17 arrived on scene and confirmed 2 patients trapped and one out of the vehicle. One patient was extricated and the second patient was pronounced deceased. A total of two patients were transported to the hospital.

11.7.15 San Felipe Rd @ Meadow Lands Ln          Station 11   
Report of a single vehicle rollover accident. E11 arrived and reported that the single occupant was out of the vehicle, but it had hit a gas line and gas was leaking. After securing scene PG&E worked to mitigate the leak.

11.10.15 Rosewell Way                                              Station 2  
Fire communications received a call reporting a possible residential gas leak. Once the units arrived on scene and confirmed the gas leak fire department began to evacuate residences. PG&E arrived within 20 minutes to secure the line. No injuries were reported.
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