Dec 092013
 
'Santa Run' starts tonight: Santa rides a fire truck through West Sac

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 4, 2013 – The West Sacramento Fire Department and West Sacramento Firefighter’s Association are preparing for the annual “Santa Run” through West Sacramento. With the help of many off-duty firefighter “elves,” Santa will be riding through various neighborhoods on an elaborately decorated fire truck “sleigh” and handing out candy canes [...]

Sep 242013
 
Fire takes barn & vehicles

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 18, 2013 – West Sacramento and Sacramento firefighters both responded to a challenging fire in rural Southport on September 6. They found a “fully involved” detached garage and barn — with no fire hydrants nearby at the Hilary Avenue location. Firefighters shuttled fire from a water tender vehicle, and kept [...]

Aug 252013
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Heading to the river? Taking kids? State law requires every child younger than 13 on a boat, and everybody on a personal watercraft or a towed craft, be wearing a life jacket. Authorities also strongly recommend a life jacket for kids and others playing in or near local rivers. You can [...]

Aug 012013
 
Fire damages West Sac home

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 31, 2013 – Right around 6 a.m. Monday morning, local firefighters responded to a call on Rogers Street and found a “fully involved garage fire” at this home. “Fortunately, the fire was contained to the garage and attic, but there was some smoke damage to the rest of the house,” [...]

Jul 312013
 

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 31, 2013 – West Sacramento firefighters will be practicing their fire control techniques over the next couple of hours (early afternoon, July 31) at a Southport structure donated for their use. The controlled burn will take place at 3450 Marshall Road, near Golden Gate Drive. According to Division Chief Becky Ramirez, [...]