Firefighters of the year honored by American Legion Post

20140406_110917_Picture 3American Legion, Yolo Post 77, made the presentation to its Firefighters of the Year on Thursday to a packed house of firefighters from throughout Yolo County. Awardees were Kathy Lambert, Dunnigan Fire Department firefighter, EMT and chaplain, Dan Etcheverey of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department, West Plainfield Firefighter Dave Stiles, and Capt. Jim Dahl of the Woodland Fire Department. –Read More

Two-alarmer in industrial building near 101 and 880

A two-alarm fire early Monday morning damaged an industrial building located in North San Jose.

San Jose firefighters quickly knocked down the blaze inside a concrete structure on Old Bayshore Highway, located near Gish Road and Interstate 880.

At 3:19 a.m. the Fire Department received a report that smoke was coming out of a commercial building in the 1500 block of Old Bayshore Highway, San Jose fire Capt. Mike Van Elgort said. The structure is divided into several industrial businesses, and firefighters initially had difficulty getting to the blaze, he said. –Read More

Crews Train in Preparation for Fire Season

fyreWith California’s intense drought and a huge jump in the number of recent fires, dozens of firefighters gathered in the East County Friday to conduct their annual fire preparedness training.

The Viejas Casino parking lot in Alpine served as a good spot or some real-life exercises, including training on communications, structure protection, hose deployments and survival under simulated emergency conditions. Various local emergency service agencies came together for the training event in preparation for fire season and the hot months ahead. –Read More

Possible arson fire burns Chinese restaurant in Fresno

The Fresno Fire Department is investigating a possible arson blaze that happened early Saturday morning at Tang Dynasty, a Chinese restaurant, in the city’s northwest section.

Firefighters responded to the blaze at 4 a.m. at Tang Dynasty, 2066 W. Shaw Ave., said Keola Park, a Fresno Fire spokesman. Upon arrival, firefighters saw broken glass from the front windows of the restaurant. There was smoke coming from the building, where there was two small fires in the front and back of the business. Police were also on scene. –Read More