Mar 032015
Car stereo may have started fire

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 4 2015 EDITION — A Chevy Impala became totally engulfed in flames at the busy intersection of Jefferson and Park boulevards last Wednesday afternoon. Sergeant Roger Kinney of the West Sacramento Police Department said the driver learned his vehicle was smoking as he exited a nearby freeway offramp. The incident […]

Oct 092014

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — The West Sacramento Fire Department invites you and your family to an open house at Station 45, 2040 Lake Washington Boulevard, from 10-2 on Saturday, Oct. 11. There will be equipment demonstrations, a fire safety house, “Sparky” the Dalmation, a jump house and face painting for kids, children’s fingerprinting, blood pressure […]

Apr 302014
Fire inspector named West Sac's employee of the year

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 23, 2014 — At the annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, April 16, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon announced the selection of Senior Fire Inspector Bryan Jonson as the 2014 “Employee of the Year.” Jonson’s honor reflects his work with the Community Emergency Response Team, inspections, hazardous materials response, fireworks event permits, and weed […]

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 […]

Nov 212013
Fire Chief takes Sonoma County job

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — News-Ledger Staff West Sacramento Fire Chief Al Terrell has accepted a job  as chief of the Sonoma County Fire Services Department. Terrell, who has been the head of West Sacramento’s fire department since 2008, will serve his last day here on Nov. 29. West Sacramento’s city council has appointed Rick Martinez, […]

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 […]