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, […]

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 […]

Oct 112012

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — You’re invited to “open house” at Fire Station 45 in Southport, on Lake Washington Blvd. just east of Jefferson, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 13. There will be a kids’ jump house, face painting, equipment demonstrations, car seat checks, blood pressure checks, a chance to […]

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 […]