Dec 022012
 
'Santa Run': soon on a street near you

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 21, 2012 – 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 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 [...]

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 [...]