The weather in Bodega in Sunday wasn’t all that warm. Even so, Sarah Gilbert’s new Cookies and Cream ice creamery was on fire.
Hundreds of people, a bunch of them firefighters, came by when they heard that Sarah would donate all of the day’s sales proceeds to the injured Ben Hakala and his family. Continue reading Some gave and didn’t even take a lick
Two years ago, Las Vegas city councilwoman Lois Tarkanian approached officials from the College of Southern Nevada with an innovative idea to build a new fire station.
If CSN donated land near its Charleston Campus, the city would build a new fire station and include classroom space for CSN students, especially targeting those in the fire science program.
“All it is is common sense,” Tarkanian said, referring to the coming-together of public entities to solve common problems.
On Monday, Tarkanian joined several other city, state and education officials, along with Las Vegas Fire and Rescue members, to mark the grand opening of Fire Station 6. Continue reading Fire station on donated land brings teaching opportunities
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. — Firefighting operations require the immediate need to house hundreds, or thousands, of personnel in remote areas, often for weeks at a time.
These “tent cities” are known as Fire Camps. The Bull Fire Camp supported over 2400 personnel at the peak of its suppression operation.
Feeding all of these firefighters can create a logistical challenge, sometimes leaving extra food at the end of the day.
This provides an opportunity for the Forest Service and Incident Management Team to donate non-perishable food items to community programs. Continue reading Firefighters Donate Food From Bull Fire
San Bernardino City Firefighters will donate $5,000 in equipment to Little League teams Saturday while dedicating a baseball field to a fire captain who died last year.
The 9 a.m. field dedication at Wildwood Park will honor the memory of Capt. Creig Nece, a 30-year veteran who died March 2, 2009, after breaking his back in an off-road accident in Glamis.
In conjunction with the field dedication, firefighters have partnered with BIG 5 Sporting Goods to provide bats, baseballs and gloves.
Source: dailybulletin/Stacia Glenn, Staff Writer
COSTA MESA A group of high school volunteers are making sure children in traumatic situations will be comforted by teddy bears.
Assisteens, a teen volunteer arm of the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa, raised money through fund-raising projects for teddy bears to be given out by the Costa Mesa Fire Department. On Dec. 3, the volunteers – high school girls – delivered the first installment of 50 bears to Station 5.
Costa Mesa Fire Chief Mike Morgan, along with crew members on duty, were present for the presentation of bears, which will be given to kids in the community.
Story by: ocregister.com
LOS ANGELES – December 2, 2009 – Los Angeles County Fire Chief P. Michael Freeman announced today that the Pacific Western Bank Foundation, part of The San Diego Foundation, has generously donated $25,000 to the Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial Committee to benefit the surviving family members of fallen County firefighters.
“Today, Pacific Western Bank Foundation has let our family survivors know that they, and the sacrifices made by their loved ones, are not forgotten,” said Freeman. “This donation will help lessen the burden already placed upon them.”
Joe Cecala, president of the Pacific Western Bank’s Inland Empire Region, personally presented the check to the Fire Chief, and Chief Deputies Daryl Osby and John Tripp, and explained how their organization is similar to the fire service when it comes to community involvement.
“Our bank is a community-based bank, and we take a strong interest in assisting local organizations that serve others,” said Cecala. “After watching the Station Fire play out on the news and learning of the deaths of two County firefighters – including one whose wife was about to give birth to their first child – Executive Vice President Jared Wolff came up with the idea of supporting the fallen firefighter families of L.A. County Fire.”
The funds will allow the Firefighters Memorial Committee to continue its mission of providing immediate financial assistance to widows and children of firefighters who lose their lives in the line of duty, including the families of Fire Captain Tedmund “Ted” Hall and Fire Fighter Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones, who were killed on August 30, 2009 during the Station Fire. Following the presentation, Cecala toured the Department’s Fire Command and Control Facility, where more than 400,000 emergency calls are taken each year. Continue reading Pacific Western Bank Foundation Donates $25,000 to the Los Angeles County Firefighters Memorial Committee
The Marina Volunteer Firefighters Association will be handing out 50 complete Thanksgiving dinners to members of the Church of God Prophecy on Thursday, officials announced today.
The dinners were donated by Harvey Dadwal of the Marina Subway and will be prepared by the Marina Savemart.
Steve Williams, MVFFA event chairman, said Dadwall called him on Monday and in a matter of 48 hours have donated about $2,500 worth of Thanksgiving dinners to needy families at the church.
Dadwall said many of the members of the 40-year-old church have been hit hard by the economy.
“We’ve sort of taken them under our wings,” he said.
The Thanksgiving dinners will be handed out starting at 9 a.m. at 226 Carmel Avenue in Marina.
Story by: The Californian
LOS ANGELES – November 25, 2009 – Art students from Sierra High School in the city of Azusa, were inspired by the courage of two Los Angeles County fallen firefighters killed during the Station Fire, and are donating two paintings in memory of their sacrifice. These original works of art will be donated to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and formally accepted by the Air and Wildland Division on December 3, 2009, at fire station 32 on behalf of the Quinones and Hall families.
Fire Fighter Specialist Arnaldo “Arnie” Quinones and Fire Captain Tedmund D. “Ted” Hall were killed in the line of duty on Sunday, August 30, 2009, when their emergency response vehicle went over the side of the road and fell 800 feet into a steep canyon during fire suppression activities at Camp 16 near Mount Gleason.
WHAT: Donated painting will be formally accepted by the Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel on behalf of the Quinones and Hall families.
WHO: Sierra High School Art Students Fire Station 32, and Air and Wildland Division Personnel
WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 2009, at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Los Angeles County Fire Station 32 605 N. Angelino Avenue, Azusa, CA 90012 (TG 568-J6)
CONTACT: Public Information Office/Public Affairs (323) 881-2413
The Orange County Fire Authority’s Capistrano station is one of several collecting items during a one-day food drive.
On Tuesday, November 24, the OCFA will partner with KTLA Channel 5 and Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County to hold a one-day food drive at 25 fire stations across Orange County from 5 a.m. until 11 p.m.
Donated foods will be distributed by Second Harvest Food Bank, who assists thousand of OC residents year round.
“The Orange County Fire Authority is honored to be involved in this year’s event,” said Fire Chief Keith Richter. “Our employees are very active in their local communities and this is an excellent way to assist those in need.” This annual food drive has been very successful in Los Angeles County and this is the first year that it will take place here in Orange County.
Here the list of participating local OCFA Fire Stations:
* Station 7, San Juan Capistrano, 31865 Del Obispo.
* Station 30, Niguel/Dana Point, 23831 Stonehill Dr.
* Station 50, San Clemente, 670 Camino de Los Mares
The OCFA is a joint powers authority that serves more than 1.3 million residents in 22 cities and the unincorporated areas of the county. See www.ocfa.org for more information.