SAN JOSE FIRE FIGHTERS LOCAL 230
May 1st,  2019  
     
IN MEMORIUM 

Retired Fire Engineer Randy Perez

Last week our brother, retired Fire Engineer Randy Perez passed away after a tragic accident, doing what he loved best. 

As our family mourns we share this amazing look at Randy's passion for life and of course his cars.  We have also provided a link to photos and video from the procession as Randy was escorted through San Jose, past his home Station 8, en-route to his final resting place.  Firefighters along the route, from multiple agencies paid their respects to this fallen warrior.   Celebration of Life details will be forthcoming.

Low Rider Magazine
1936 Packard 120 by Randy Perez -
LOWRIDER Roll Models 33  YouTube

  

 

RANDY PEREZ 1927 FORD MODEL T HOT ROD -    Fuel Curve
RANDY PEREZ   1949 STUDEBAKER 2-R5 PICKUP -    Fuel Curve


Csmeadphotography - 
April 30th, 2019 Photos- Facebook

      
WILDLAND SEASON ARRIVES
Grass fire near I-280 in San Jose puts up big plume of smoke
 
A 1-alarm grass fire sent up a big plume of smoke near I-280 in San Jose near Remillard Ct and Story Rd. (video)      KGO

R EMEMBERING OUR 
FALLEN BROTHERS & 
SISTERS

Jerry Boyer (Ret.)
Firefighter
Retired: 1-7-1993
Deceased: 1-27-2019

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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VIDEO POSTS

 Video of a 2nd alarm fire for two homes involved on Kintyre Way. 


 Apartment fire on 2nd floor on Williams Rd. 


EVENTS

American Me Comedy

Benefiting the San Jose Fighting Chance Cancer Firefighter CancerFoundation, Los Bomberos and the Valor Games

Thursday May 16th
7pm SJ Improv



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Crews extinguish fire that threatened San Jose homes

San Jose A tree fire just south of downtown San Jose briefly threatened multiple homes.  The blaze was reported shortly after 8 p.m. on the 700 block of South Second Street. Firefighters had extinguished the fire and were keeping an eye out for flaming embers.   Mercury News

VIDEO OF THE WEEK

Easter Stroll . . This mamma and her ducklings decided to go on their own Easter egg hunt on Easter morning. Unfortunately this brood with 12 little chicks had to cross a busy road, so your San Jose Fire Fighters from Truck 9 (Ross & Hillsdale) sprung into action and escorted this family to safety!(video)  Instagram @sanjosefirefighters

      
6 Vehicles Scorched in Wrecking Yard Fire in San Jose

San JoseA fire was quickly extinguished  in a vehicle wrecking yard in San Jose near  Monterey Road and Phelan Ave.  Flames scorched six vehicles in the yard. No other vehicles were damaged and no one was injured. (Video)       NBC Bay Area

IN THE COMMUNITY
    

"Wanted to give a shout out to Matt who was on a flight from San Jose to San Diego April 2nd and gave my son his cap! Inside the cap reads "becks." Gracious gentleman that changed my kids life forever. I grew up in San Jose and so proud of the wonderful firefighters there! God bless you all!   @sanjosefirefighters
 


CALIFORNIA NEWS
California plans statewide fix for emergency alert system

LOS ANGELES - In Mendocino County, emergency staffers waited for a supervisor to show up before they warned residents of a growing fire siege in 2017.
Experts say failures like this point to an approach to emergency management - administered by individual counties - that has proved outdated in an era of massive, fast-moving wildfires and other extreme weather events.    Daily Republic

South Bay Fire Protection Plan Would Add Surveillance Cameras, Remove Brush

The seven most destructive wildfires in California history have all happened in the last 10 years.
Now a report by the Santa Clara County Fire Department is raising new red flags about the South Bay's fire risk.   In the Redwood Estates located at the Santa Cruz Mountains, there are more than 300 homes with thick tree and brush surrounding them. Neighbors said they welcome more fire resources, especially since there is only one road out of the area.
The Camp Fire, California's most destructive wildland fire ever, is a painful reminder of what firefighters call a new normal. (video)      NBC Bay Area

Fire Department Looking To Add Bike Medics

SACRAMENTO - The city of Sacramento is looking to add a small fleet of bicycle medics to their toolbox.
"They found it to be a great little tool to quickly maneuver around downtown as opposed to a large vehicle when your trying to navigate large crowds," said Captain Keith Wade, Sacramento Fire Dept.
(video)      CBS Sacramento

Firefighters distracted by politician requests during Woosley fire

LOS ANGELES- LAFD officials said their response to the massive Woolsey fire was complicated by requests from local politicians, according to a document reviewed by The Times.  "A significant number of requests by political figures to check on specific addresses of homes to ensure their protection distracted from Department leadership to accomplish priority objectives," according to the LAFD's after-action review on the Woolsey fire, which was the most destructive blaze in Los Angeles County's modern history.  (video)      MercedSunStar

NATIONAL NEWS

Oregon Fire Department Hires New Chief from San Jose Fire
Corvallis OR - Kenneth McCarthy will be the new fire chief for the city of Corvallis.  
McCarthy, currently the deputy chief in San Jose, California, will take over for Roy Emery on June 17. Emery, a former volunteer firefighter who rose through the ranks to become chief in 2006, officially retired July 1, 2018, but he has continued to serve during the recruitment.   
 
 
 
 
 
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Study: Smoke Exposure Heightens Mortality Risk for Wildland Firefighters
A first-of-its-kind study reveals the increased risks of lung disease and cardiovascular mortality for wildland firefighters due to smoke exposure. KNAU's Melissa Sevigny reports.     KNAU Arizona

IAFF ENDORSES BIDEN


This week IAFF announced its endorsement for Joe Biden and he confirmed his candidacy for President in 2020.

 "He's had our back.  And that's why we endorsed Joe Biden." @IAFFNewsDesk - President Harold Schaitberger  


Push to ban firefighter foam in Colorado passes first test at Capitol
DENVER -- A retired Colorado firefighter who is now a state lawmaker is committed to passing a bill that aims to make first responders' jobs safer.   His goal? Limit the use of foam with PFAS chemicals in Colorado.   "The foam is toxic," Rep. Tony Exum (D-Colorado Springs) said. "When it's used for training or emergencies, if it's not caught and contained, [it] runs into the soil gets into water systems."     FOX 31

Career ending emails sent to more than 200 firefigthers
HOUSTON, Texas -- Six days after Houston City Council approved 220 firefighter layoff, Fire Chief Sam Peña followed through telling the department's newest hires in an emailed letter, "I am sorry to have to notify you that your position is being eliminated..."       ABC 13
 

      
      
      

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