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Drop a buck in the pink boot

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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 Judy Brosi-Chrzanowski, (916) 320-4055.

Firefighters beat cops in overtime

Firefighter team members with some of their kids. Firefighters are (back row) Tim Blewett, Andy Moore, Ed Redmon, in dark uniform Terry Dries, Andy Bevins, James Irvine, Ricky Granados. Front row: Joe Lugo, Mark Hull. (Names of the kids are not available)

[adrotate group=”9″]    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 “Safety Slam Jam” match between the two departments took place in River City High School’s gym, as a fundraiser for the school’s athletic programs. The event is planned to return next year.

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Yolo Street fire knocked down

Aftermath of fire in West Sacramento garage

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.

[adrotate group=”7″]   The “fully involved,” detached garage was brought under control with no injuries and property damage estimated to be under $10,000.

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Southport brush fire burns bee hives

West Sacramento firefighters douse a brush fire among several dozen commercial beehives near South River Road

 

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 honeybees, reports the department.

Using a water tender and 700 feet of hose, firefighters quenched the flames.

“The cause of the fire is under investigation,” reports the fire department.

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Two West Sac firefighters honored

Andy Moore & Ian Gilmour of the West Sacramento Fire Department

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 the awards presented by the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8762.

Moore manages records for the department, and has put in a lot of time learning and implementing a new system to help schedule personnel more efficiently, at the same time maintaining his duties as a fire engineer.

Gilmour maintains the West Sacramento Fire Department’s medical equipment and supplies. But on June 26, he was part of a crew that arrived at the scene of a swimming pool accident: they found an apparently lifeless child who had possibly drowned. Gilmour helped get the child to an ambulance, a crew started CPR, and they got a pulse back as Gilmour continued to resuscitate the youngster en route to the hospital. The youth was released from the hospital 10 days later, and visited Station 45 on Lake Washington Boulevard to meet Gilmour and the crew.

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Fredericksen is now a fire chief

GARY FREDERICKSEN, new chief for Wintun fire station in western Yolo

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,  was until this month a division chief for the West Sacramento Fire Department. He’s a lifelong West Sacramento resident.

“Gary Fredericksen is professionally well-rounded, (with) more than 25 years of line, administrative and leadership experience in fire and emergency services,” said a press statement from the Wintun Nation. “Plus, he understands the unique challenges of fire and emergency services in our region.”

Fredericksen takes over from former chief Michael Chandler, who is retiring.

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An education in extrication —

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All three shifts of West Sacramento firefighters had a chance last month to practice on “multiple scenarios” to “effect rescue of a trapped person.” The crews used hydraulic tools to free up hypothetical crash victims. The training was conducted at Dollar Tow -- which donated the cars (courtesy of W.S.F.D.)

 From the NEWS-LEDGER — JAN 4, 2012

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