SAN JOSE FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 230
March 1st,  2019  
     
IN THE NEWS
      


Amid worry, San Jose Fire Department's needs prioritized  
Measure T, the astounding $650 million bond passed in November has city officials fervidly making plans to expand Internet access to low-income households, contemplate the future of Coyote Valley and fund sustainable building projects . But firefighters, who have expected a station in Willow Glen for nearly two decades, have yet to get their turn.      San Jose Spotlight 
                 
      
Man trapped on log rescued from rushing San Jose creek
San Jose - A man who was spotted on a log in San Jose's Coyote Creek had to be rescued by the San Jose Fire Department. The rescue operation took place in the creek near Gassmann Drive, not far from the intersection of Tully and Senter roads.   SF Gate

R EMEMBERING OUR 
FALLEN BROTHERS & 
SISTERS

Jerry Boyer (Ret.)
Firefighter
Retired: 1-7-1993

Paul King (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired: 1-24-2009
Deceased: 12-24-2018
Ronald Rizzo (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired 
Deceased: 11-12-2018
Lloyd "Benny" Benson (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
Retired 1986
Deceased: 10-2-2018
Jerry Williams (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired 1997
Deceased: 10-12-2018
Mauri Reeder (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired 6-1-1995
Deceased: 8-19-2018
Tom Davis (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired 2-5-1998
Deceased: 6-23-2018
Thomas G. Shultz (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired 1-25-1997
Deceased: 6-15-2018
Thomas A. Gianatasio (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired 2009
Deceased: 6-10-2018
Nicklas A Granoski (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired 1-6-1988
Deceased: 6-9-2018
Theodore Bohn (Ret.)
Battalion Chief
Retired 1981
Deceased: 5-12-2018
Terry Newman (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired 1-6-1988
Deceased: 3-28-2018
Elvin G Ragsdale (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired 11-11-1979
Deceased: 3-20-2018
William J. Stout 
Chaplin
Deceased: 3-14-2018
Pete Lovier (Ret.)
Fire Engineer
Retired 2003
Deceased: 1-2-2018


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Want to Buy a House in San Jose? You Have to Make $200K or More
San Jose -  San Jose is now the most expensive region in the country when it comes to housing, with the median price now being $1.25 million. To afford a median-priced home, your salary needs to be $255,000 per year. A typical family in San Jose makes less than half that. (video)   NBC Bay Area

IN THE COMMUNITY
    
Future Fire Fighters!
Your San Jose Fire Fighters received a little help from some friends today while extinguishing a car fire in downtown. These young ladies watched patiently, then sprang into action when offered a chance to grab the nozzle! Great work Ladies! . . @sanjosefirefighters
 
    
Fire Crews Contain 3 Single-Alarm Blazes in San Jose 
SAN JOSE San Jose Fire Department crews were busy extinguishing 1-alarm fires at two separate addresses, including one location which they had already extinguished a blaze at earlier in the evening and returned hours later, according to fire officials  (video)     NBC Bay Area  
 
BREAST CANCER FUNDRAISER
     

San Jose Fire Fighters tallied their fundraising efforts from the 2018 PINK fire fighter T-shirt sales. This years fundraiser was capped off by a stickball tournament in downtown San Jose.  Events raised over $5000, bringing our 3 year total to just over $17k for the Pink Fund
. This important charity provides financial support to help meet basic needs, decrease stress and allow breast cancer patients in active treatment to focus on healing. 

We are proud to support this group of strong women during their fight!!      Instagram 



    
2 Homes Involved In 2-Alarm San Jose Alum Rock Fire
 
SAN JOSE - Firefighters rescued a person from a burning home in Alum Rock on after a fire was reported on Claudia Drive A second alarm was called seven minutes later because two homes were involved.   (video)     CBS5      Mercury News 
 
    
5 Dogs Die In San Jose RV Fire
 
SAN JOSE One person was injured and five dogs were found dead following an RV fire in North San Jose.  Firefighters were called to the blaze at Component Drive and Orchard Parkway around 5:45 a.m. and found the RV fully engulfed in flames, according to Capt. Mitch Matlow of the SJFD.    CBS5 
 
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Northbound I-280 in San Jose closed after tanker fire 
SAN JOSE Both directions of Interstate 280 were closed between Saratoga Avenue and Lawrence Expressway in San Jose after a big rig caught fire.  Officials say the tanker was carrying gasoline but the tank was not damaged. The fire started at the back tires. (video)    CBS5    KGO    
 
      
100TH ANNIVERSARY
    
San Jose Fire Fighters unveil 100th Anniversary Logo 
 
SAN JOSE
 
- We are excited to share our 100th Anniversary logo celebrating San Jose Fire Fighters affiliation with the IAFF as Local 230 beginning back in in 1919. Since those early day the IAFF has grown to over 313,000 members in over 3,200 affiliates working to protect the safety and security of firefighters.     
 
      
CALIFORNIA NEWS
CalPERS is strong - but challenges remain
 
SACRAMENTO - Much has been written of late about the state of pension systems across the nation and in California. Despite problems in other states, CalPERS is strong.  The plan had more than 70 percent of the assets needed to pay benefits at of the end of the 2018 fiscal year, and the average annual return on investments over 30 years is 8.4 percent.   Capitolweekley 
 
San Diego plans to add 220 firefighters and shrink ballooning overtime costs
SAN DIEGO - San Diego is planning a firefighter hiring spree to shrink ballooning overtime costs that are creating budget problems at City Hall. The city's goal is to increase the number of firefighters from about 900 to more than 1,100 over the next five years.    Union Tribune  
 
California Governor wants to spend $40 million to hire more firefighters; Why some want to double that
 
SACRAMENTO - California is facing the worst wildfire conditions in its history with fewer engines and firefighters than it had 40 years ago, says a group of lawmakers and fire unions asking Gov. Gavin Newsom for an extra $84 million to beef up the state's fire response.  SACBee 
 
NATIONAL NEWS
Jon Stewart pushes Congress to aid 9/11 victims fund
NEW YORK - Comedian Jon Stewart is bringing a serious message to Congress, this time: Extend the compensation program for survivors of and responders to the September 11 terrorist attacks.
The former "Daily Show" host, union officials and survivor groups are scheduled to visit Washington to call on Congress to provide additional funding for and make permanent the Victim Compensation Fund,  The VCF is set to expire in 2020, and the Special Master who runs it recently announced plans to cut payouts by between 50% and 70% to ensure all are paid.
    CNN
 
      
      

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