Apr 122013
West Sac CERT volunteers honored

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 — As part of the annual awards ceremony for the West Sacramento police and fire departments this month, the WSFD honored a group of citizen volunteers who have trained as ‘CERTs.’ These “Community Emergency Response Team” volunteers are trained to help their families and community in the event […]

Mar 182013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER, MARCH 13, 2013 — By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor A mistake by a PG&E work crew led to overpressurization of a business customer’s gas line in January. The utility company filed a mandatory “non-compliance report” about the incident with the California Public Utilities Commission, but local fire officials told the News-Ledger the […]

Dec 042012

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The West Sacramento Fire Department is looking for volunteers to serve on its Certified Emergency Response Team, or CERT. Citizens are trained to assist in a disaster, learning skills such as fire safety, light search and rescue and disaster medical operations. The next round of training begins Jan. 15. For information, […]

Nov 132012
West Sac emergency volunteers respond to simulated earthquake disaster

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 7, 2012 — West Sacramento’s CERTs (Certified Emergency Response Technicians) joined other teams in the region to participate in a disaster-response exercise on Oct. 13. The 500 volunteers practiced responding to a simulated earthquake emergency at a shopping mall. CERT members are trained by the local fire department in skills […]

Oct 072012
Girl missing from West Sacramento:

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — OCT 7, 2012 — This report came from the West Sacramento Police Department last night. Circumstances of the girl’s disappearance were not specified: The West Sacramento Police Department is requesting assistance from the public in locating a missing 15-year old girl last seen in West Sacramento at about 7:15 a.m. on Thursday, […]

Aug 062012
Firefighter saves a child, gets an honor

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 — Ian Gilmour, a firefighter/emergency medical technician with the West Sacramento Fire Department, was chosen by the national Veterans of Foreign Wars organization as “firefighter of the year” for 2012. Nominees were in the hundreds, reports Gary Reason, commander of Post 8762 in West Sacramento. They […]