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 [...]

Jul 112013
 
West Sac residence used for regional firefighters' practice

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JULY 3, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Although the fake smoke machine wasn’t on hand Friday morning, the goal was still to make it “as real as possible” for firefighters training at a borrowed multi-residential unit on B Street, said Rebecca Ramirez, a Battalion Chief for the West Sacramento [...]

Sep 262012
 
Mike Carr: fighting cancer

FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — SEPT 19, 2012 – By Daryl Fisher Features Editor In May of this year, lifelong West Sacramento resident Mike Carr was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of leukemia (Blastic Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cell Neoplasm). At the time of the diagnosis, doctors told Mike he only had a few months [...]

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 [...]

Dec 022011
 
'Santa Run' schedule announced

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE – DEC 2, 2011 The West Sacramento Fire Department, in conjunction with the West Sacramento Firefighter’s Association, is 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 [...]