December 5th, 2015 
San Jose firefighters and civilians honored for bravery   
The San Jose Fire Department recognized 50 firefighters, dispatchers and civilians  during their employee recognition award ceremony. The recipients were recognized for various acts of bravery beyond the call of duty, as well as for their years of dedicated service. (above photo)                                             Mercury News
Good Samaritans Lift Car to Save Crash Victim, Hold Suspects in San Jose
Good Samaritans helped save a life after rushing to the scene of a suspected DUI crash near Vine and Willow streets in downtown San Jose. (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 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 12.11.15
Toy Give Away 12.12.15

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.

Can San Jose Move Past Pension Measure's Toxic Fallout?
The story of Measure B and the damage it left in its wake is of more than academic interest, since the ordinance's chief architect is currently seeking to place a pair of similar measures on next year's state ballot            Capitol & Main 
Surprise visit from Jalem.     
Two years ago Jalem suffered a severe stroke from a rare medical condition called AVM. Firefighters from Station 14 on the C-Shift responded to his house and found the 2 year old unconscious and not breathing. The crew immediately established a secure airway to breathe for him and maintained care as he was transported to Valley Medical Center.  Eventually Jalem was airlifted to Stanford where he made an incredible recovery. Jalem and his family stopped by the station to deliver brownies and give their thanks. THANK YOU JALEM!

  San Jose Fire Fighters Facebook 

San Jose Firefighters raising funds for burn foundation
Firefighters in San Jose were on the street at the intersection of Almaden Expressway and Blossom Hill Road to raise money for fire victims with a "fill the boot" campaign for the Burn Foundation     
   Kron 4

LOCAL NEWS                                                            
Contra Costa County's new approach to emergency medical response brings hope, uncertainty
Thanks to a public-private partnership that brings ambulance provider American Medical Response and Confire's first responders under one umbrella, emergency response is expected to become not only quicker but more efficient.      Contra Costa Times
San Francisco firefighters call for better rescue equipment
Firefighters in San Francisco say their emergency equipment designed to save lives is not "cutting" it out in the field and their current administration could have prevented the problem (video)      KTVU 2
TWITTER                                                                                  #SJFD

2 LAFD firefighters hurt battling massive home fire in Koreatown
Two firefighters were injured after flames swept through a two-story home in Koreatown and surrounded them, LAFD officials said.  The firefighters were tackling flames at about 1:08 a.m. inside a 3,484 square-foot home in the 800 block of South Crenshaw Blvd. when they were briefly trapped by debris. (Video)      LA Times

Sacramento firefighters to run CIM in full gear for a cause
Three Sacramento City firefighters are preparing to run the California International Marathon with their full fire gear. They will endure the extra weight -- and some chaffing -- to raise money for the Children's Receiving Home of Sacramento and the Fire Family Foundation. (Video)      KCRA Sacramento

Firefighter survives scare, falls through roof of burning southeast Houston home    
Houston, TX - A Houston firefighter survived a scare late Friday afternoon.  His crew was cutting a hole in the roof of a south-side home to put a fire out when he fell through. (video)       ABC 13
A groundbreaking NFPA survey sets out to define the challenges departments face and the resources they need to tackle the job     
Fuel Mitigation is crucial for combating the nation's growing wildfire problem, but culture, politics, and geography can be significant barriers keeping communities from doing the work.       NFPA Journal
Fire truck alert app for drivers being piloted in Michigan     
Grand Rapids, MI- Grand Rapids Fire Department is working on technology that would alert drivers and riders to the proximity of emergency vehicles heading to a scene.        Michigan Live

Structure  Fires                                                                   First Due 

11.15.15  Harwood Road                                              Station 9 
Communications dispatched an engine to a report of a transformer explosion. At 1356 hours, 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 at 1718 hours. No injuries or damages were reported.

11.24.15  Wooding Court                                             Station 6
One call from a neighbor reporting a house on fire and flames from the front door. Fire communications dispatched a Full First alarm response. Upon arrival of the first unit advised that the house was fully involved. One extra engine was added for manpower and a second engine was requested for ember control. PG&E assisted with securing utilities and PD was requested for traffic control. Fire under control within 1.5 hours.

12.3.15  Cabot Pl                                                         Station 15
Homeowner reporting a furnace fire in the space above her garage.  The first arriving fire unit reported light smoke from the Bravo side of the house.  SJPD was requested for traffic control and PG&E to secure the utilities.  The fire was under control within 1 hour.

12.3.15  Branham Ln                                                   Station 9
Multiple calls reporting smoke coming from the roof of Safeway. The first arriving fire unit reported coming from the roof of the building.  A fire was discovered in the flue to one of the ovens at Safeway..  The fire was "Under Control" within 1 hour.

High Rise

11.29.15  Epic Way                                                      Station 29
A level 1 Hirise response was dispatched to reports of an apartment fire in a 5 story apartment building.  E29 arrived and after checking the alarm panel found that there was a sprinkler activation on the 5th floor.  A precautionary level 2 hirise was initiated.  Fire crews located a sprinkler controlled fire that caused heavy water damage to 3 floors of the building.  Occupants that had not initially evacuated the building were told to shelter in place.  Extensive water removal operations were carried out to limit further damage to the building.  Red Cross was requested for 4 adults and 1 dog who were displaced.   


11.17.15  South Winchester Boulevard                    Station 10
Single Engine dispatched to a report of a vehicle accident with CHP on scene. E10 arrived on scene and requested a rescue response and an additional county ambulance for 2 critical patients with one being trapped. The patient was extricated at 23 minutes later. A total of 3 ambulances responded to the scene and 2 patients were transported to the hospital.

11.19.15  Stevens Creek Blvd @ 880                         Station 6
One call reporting an overturned vehicle with a subject trapped inside. E10 located the overturned van down an embankment upon arrival at 3am and confirmed the entrapment. The patient was extricated within 30 minutes

11.26.15 Stonehedge Way                                          Station 2
A single engine was dispatched for reports of a vehicle into a fence. Communications upgraded the call after receiving reports that the vehicle crashed into a residence, was on fire, and one subject was trapped inside. Engine 2 arrived and confirmed that one subject had self-extricated while a second patient was trapped. The patient was extricated withing 40 minutes and both patients were transported to local hospital

12.4.15 NB 101 No of Bernal                                 Station 27 
Rescue response to a report of a vehicle accident with occupants trapped. One patient was a fatality upon arrival a second was extricated after 30 minutes CHP also responded.


11.28.15 Hope Street                                                 Station 25 
Fire Communications received a call from County Communications reporting a vessel leaking fuel into the Alviso Slough. E25 responded and requested HIT29. The event was eventually turned over to Fish and Game 2.5 hours later. 

12.04.15  Optical Court                                              Station 35  
One call from an alarm monitoring company reporting a toxic gas detection system high gas alarm at a solar panel manufacturing company. A structure response was dispatched along with Hit Company 29. The balance of the Hit team was eventually requested to assist operations. The situation was placed under control after 4 hours and the building was turned over to the building responsible.
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