May 102013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 8, 2013 – West Sacramento firefighters will take on the city’s police department in a charity basketball game on Saturday, May 11. The game starts at 6 p.m. at River City High School. Tickets ($3/adults, $2/children) are sold at the door. Proceeds benefit the high school’s athletic programs. The school [...]

May 032013
Car accident, Southport restaurant fire

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAY 1, 2013 –   West Sacramento firefighters (above) joined the CHP and ambulance units on Saturday morning, April 20, after a three-car accident on I-80.  One driver had to be extricated, and a total of two people went to local hospitals. In other city fire department news, crews responded to [...]

Apr 152013

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 10, 2013 – Fresh on the heels of an accident in which a West Sacramento woman drove her car into the river and drowned while phoning for help on March 13, dispatchers on the 911 system handled a more recent report of a car going into the Sacramento River. The [...]

Apr 122013
West Sac CERT volunteers honored

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — APRIL 3, 2013 – As part of the annual awards ceremony for the West Sacramento police and fire departments this month, the WSFD honored a group of citizen volunteers who have trained as ‘CERTs.’ These “Community Emergency Response Team” volunteers are trained to help their families and community in the event [...]

Apr 012013
Man & dog safe after Southport fire

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MAR 27, 2013 – Firefighters responded to a house fire in the Bridgeway Island neighborhood on the afternoon of March 19, finding a “fully involved” garage fire when they arrived. A second alarm was called, drawing coverage from Sacramento and Davis, while firefighters on-scene went into the home to help a [...]