September 17th, 2015 
Neighbors rally to help 9 San Jose State students displaced by fire     
Nine San Jose State students who were burned out of their home on North 9th Street are discovering the kindness of strangers.  With not much more than the clothes on their backs, these students say they have a lot to be grateful for.          KGO   
Residents escape 2-alarm house fire on Story Rd, in East San Jose      
Firefighters were able to help four residents, including a teenager, escape a two-alarm house fire in east San Jose on Wednesday.           KGO   


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   
Kay B. Ashby (Ret.)
Fire Captain
Retired: 6-7-89
Deceased: 11-5-14 
Kenny Hernandez (Ret.)
Fire Fighter
Retired: 8-9-08
Deceased: 10-21-14      


Dartmouth Middle School BBQ Fundraiser

SJ Firefighters will be barbecuing at Dartmouth Middle School for a fundraiser benefiting the the victims of the Valley Fire and the 9/11 Memorial in New York City   

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

Juan Diaz named as Mountain View's New Fire Chief   
Former San Jose Firefighter and now Interim fire Chief Juan Diaz will permanently fill the top post in the Mountain View Fire Department. Diaz first joined the city in 2014 and has served as interim fire chief since Brad Wardle left the position in May.   
  Mtn View Patch   


While San Jose Firefighters battle the blazes in Northern California, San Jose Firefighters back home with the help of NASH 92.3 collect toys with for the young victims of NorCal Fire.
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Grass Fire Near East San Jose Country Club Grows to Over 7 Acres, Slows     
A fire threatened the Silver Creek Country Club in East San Jose on Friday evening,The San Jose Fire Department responded with 10 fire engines while Cal Fire sent six engines, two dozers, three hand crews, once chopper, one battalion chief and two air tankers, officials said.      NBC Bay Area   
Musicians Inside Limo Escape Fire on I-880 in San Jose    
Passengers inside a limo carrying members of Ozzy Osbourne's ex-guitarist's band were able to escape a fiery scene during rush hour traffic in San Jose on Wednesday.       NBC Bay Area  

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Three East Contra Costa Firefighters Go Beyond the Call of Duty  
A trio of Brentwood firefighters refused to let a broken down fire truck keep them from responding to a call for help. They grabbed 40 pounds of gear and ran a quarter mile to save a life. Scott Budman reports.
NBC Bay Area
Valley Fire illustrates new realities, dangers for firefighters in drought-plagued California   
Firefighters throughout California are encountering the unforgettable in 2015: an epic fire season fueled by a record drought that has turned much of the Golden State's forests into a matchbox of more than 12 million dead trees.       Mercury News
Computer models failing to accurately predict path of flames   
Wildfires that have raged in California this summer haven't just overwhelmed firefighters - they've also stumped computer models designed to predict the intensity of flames and where they'll burn
Merced Sun-Star

  - Oakland Road  B-shift 9.9.2015
-   Burgundy Drive   B-shift 9.4.2015 
Eight CAL FIRE firefighters lose their homes while fighting fires in other communities   
Eight CAL FIRE firefighters have lost their homes in the past several days, according to the union that represents the firefighters..

Mr. Stewart Goes to Washington for 9/11 First Responders 
Five years after shaming Congress to pass 9/11 survivor benefits, Jon Stewart is demanding more..      NBC News    

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