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Open house at fire station Saturday

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 checks, free hot dogs and more.

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Fire inspector named West Sac’s employee of the year

LEFT TO RIGHT: City Manager Martin Tuttle, Council Member Bill Kristoff, Fire Inspector Bryan Jonson, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Council Member Beverly Sandeen, and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen. (Courtesy of City of West Sacramento/Art Schroeder)

LEFT TO RIGHT: City Manager Martin Tuttle, Council Member Bill Kristoff, Fire Inspector Bryan Jonson, Mayor Christopher Cabaldon, Council Member Beverly Sandeen, and Mayor Pro Tem Mark Johannessen. (Courtesy of City of West Sacramento/Art Schroeder)

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 abatement. He is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fire administration.

During the same program, the City Council also recognized the Port Business Plan Team as the year’s “Team of the Year” and the Redevelopment Dissolution Team as the year’s “Exceptional Team.”

 

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‘Santa Run’ starts tonight: Santa rides a fire truck through West Sac

Santa atop a fire truck, touring West Sacramento in 2010 (News-Ledger/ERIC HARDING)

Santa atop a fire truck, touring West Sacramento in 2010 (News-Ledger/ERIC HARDING)

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 purchased and donated by the West Sacramento Firefighter’s Association.  A pickup truck will follow this “sleigh,” with helpers collecting canned food donations for the needy.

The West Sacramento Firefighter’s Association has expressed its thanks to all those who make canned food donations, as well as to the Fire Chief and City Manager for authorizing the usage and decoration of the ladder truck for this annual city tradition.

This year the Santa Run is scheduled for six nights beginning at 6:00 p.m. each night.  Santa will be in the following areas on these dates:

Monday, December 9th: Broderick and Bryte area on some of the following streets: Fremont, Douglas, Andrew, Sixth, Cummins, Anna, Kegle, Carrie, Lisbon, North Hobson, and Fourness.

Tuesday, December 10th: North Business 80 on some of the following streets: Pine, Palomar, Marigold, Doran, Garnet, Green meadow, Evergreen, Sycamore, Buckeye, Poplar, Proctor, Willow, Rockrose, Chaparral, Lilac, Manzanita, Washington, Oxford, Michigan, Maple, Walnut, Holly, Pecan.

Wednesday, December 11th: Old West Sacramento  following streets: Deerwood, Lakewood, Fernwood, Sonora,Haverhill, Meadow, Webster, Virginia, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland.

Thursday, December 12th: Southport North East  following streets: Kinsington Aster, Manchester, Gateway, Sausalito, Sansome, Hearst, Randolf, Mojave, Merced, Rubicon, Ironwood, Spruce, Redwood, Alder, Lime wood, Almond, Peppertree, Peachtree.

Friday, December 13th: Southport South West Following streets:  Independence, Lagoon, Meadowlark, Starling, Sandpiper, Pheasant Hollow, Duet, Constitution, Summerfield, Jacquelyn, Janet, Betty, Shirley, Leslie, Diane, Brenda, Kathy, Nancy, Violet, Mareca, Teal, Canvasback, Pitzer, Allen.

Monday, December 16th: Southport West  (Bridgeway Island) including: Cayman, St. John, Martinique, St.croix, Haiti, Swan, Suisun, Ryer, Catalina, Santa Cruz, Half Moon Bay, Cooper, Fiji, Bowen, Solomon Stuart,Graham, San Salvador, Abaco, Bridgeway Lakes,  Henshaw,  Eagle,  Lewiston,  Tahoe,  Coyote.

The truck will not be able to visit every part of every street in these neighborhoods. The route will not include trailer parks, courts or dead-end streets.

For more information, call 617-4621 (do not call 911 for information on this event).

 

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Fire Chief takes Sonoma County job

Alfred 'Al' Terrell: Fire Chief in West Sacramento for five years (courtesy of WSFD)

Alfred ‘Al’ Terrell: Fire Chief in West Sacramento for five years (courtesy of WSFD)

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, former fire chief for SacMetro, as an interim fire chief beginning on Dec. 2.

The city has begun the process of recruiting applicants for the chief’s job.

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Fire takes barn & vehicles

courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department

courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department

 

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 the fire from spreading to nearby homes. The barn was lost, along with four vehicles and various equipment, with damage estimated at $150,000.

 

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Heading to the river? West Sac fire stations will lend you a kids’ life jacket

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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 borrow life jackets for the day at West Sacramento’s fire stations:

Station 41, 132 15th Street, 617-4741.
Station 42, 3585 Jefferson Blvd., 617-4742.
Station 43, 1561 Harbor Blvd., 617-4743.
Station 44, 905 Fremont St., 617-4744.
Station 45, 2040 Lake Washington Blvd., 617-4600.

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Fire damages West Sac home

According to the fire department, a couple of people were inside the Rogers Street house when fire was reported just before 6 a.m. (News-Ledger photo)

According to the fire department, a couple of people were inside the Rogers Street house when fire was reported just before 6 a.m. (News-Ledger photo)

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,” said Battalion Chief Shawn Kite of the West Sacramento Fire Department. “The cause is still under investigation, but from what I can tell, it started in the garage.”

Kite said he understood that two people were in the house when the fire started. No injuries have been reported. He estimated the damage at around $75-80,000, and said that Red Cross was assisting the residents.

Four West Sacramento engines and a truck responded to the fire, and units from Davis helped provide coverage as a backup. No neighboring homes were damaged by the fire.

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