Apr 122012
 

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER – Volunteers will be outside Fire Station 45 near Lake Washington Boulevard and Jefferson Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, during the “Pink Boot Drive.” They’ll collect donations for the fight against cancer, in an effort sponsored by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Visit www.the3day.org or call [...]

Mar 282012
 
Firefighters beat cops in overtime

   NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 21, 2012 – Helped by a made free-throw with 3.4 seconds left on the clock, the West Sacramento Firefighters beat the West Sacramento Police Department on the basketball court 53-52 in overtime on March 9. The contest was “back and forth,” with police hitting several shots from beyond the arc. The [...]

Mar 202012
 
Yolo Street fire knocked down

NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 14, 2012 – The fire call came at 4:27 a.m., and the first unit to respond to the  Yolo Street garage on March 6 found a “heavy fire,” reports the West Sacramento Fire Department. Altogether, the response drew five fire engines and one truck, along with a battalion chief.   The “fully [...]

Mar 022012
 
Southport brush fire burns bee hives

  NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 29, 2012 – West Sacramento firefighters last Wednesday responded to a brush fire on the 30000 block of South River Road in Southport. They found  a half acre of vegetation burning — along with about 50 beekeepers’ bee hives. Most of the hives were empty, but some had active colonies of [...]

Feb 012012
 
Two West Sac firefighters honored

NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 25, 2012 – A local veterans post presented awards to a pair of West Sacramento firefighters on Jan. 11, after the pair were selected for the honors by a vote among their coworkers. Engineer Andy Moore was named “Firefighter of the Year” and firefighter Ian Gilmour was “EMT of the Year,” in [...]

Jan 152012
 
Fredericksen is now a fire chief

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 12, 2012 – Gary Fredericksen has been named the chief of the Yocha Dehe Fire Department in western Yolo County. The department is operated by the Yocha Dehe Wintun Nation, which runs the Cache Creek Casino Resort next door to the fire department. It has about 35 employees. Fredericksen, 49,  [...]