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Open house at W.S. firehouse:

[adrotate group=”10″] FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER —

You’re invited to “open house” at Fire Station 45 in Southport, on Lake Washington Blvd. just east of Jefferson, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 13. There will be a kids’ jump house, face painting, equipment demonstrations, car seat checks, blood pressure checks, a chance to take a photo with “Sparky” the Dalmatian, and other things to do.

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Firefighter saves a child, gets an honor

IAN GILMOUR (second from right) was recognized by the West Sacramento City Council last month. With him above are Councilmen Chris Ledesma and Mark Johannessen, Fire Chief Al Terrell, and council members Bill Kristoff and Oscar Villegas (courtesy photo)

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 were graded partly on their reputation among their colleagues.

Gilmour is credited with saving the life of a child last year. Firefighters “arrived on the scene finding a lifeless child next to the swimming pool,” said the local fire department, and Gilmour took the youth to an ambulance.

[adrotate group=”7″]  They administered CPR and got a pulse, with Gilmour continuing resuscitation efforts in the ambulance.

The child recovered — and eventually had a chance to visit Station 45 in Southhport and the crew that saved his life.

Gilmour received a $500 prize from the VFW as part of his award — which he donated to the Wounded Warrior Project and the National Fallen Firefighter Foundation.

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Toy bomb forces evacuation in West Sac

An 8-year old boy confessed that he placed this novelty item as a prank (courtesy of West Sacramento Fire Department)

[adrotate group=”7″] FROM THE WEST SACRAMENTO NEWS-LEDGER — AUG 1, 2012 —

Firefighters and police responded on July 17 to the 500-block of Laurel Lane, after a citizen reported what appeared to be a bundle of dynamite behind some garbage cans next to his home. From the street, firefighters could see the bundle “with what appeared to be a wire coming from the bundle to a small metallic box,” reports the West Sacramento Fire Department.

  “They decided to evacuate all of the residences surrounding the suspicious device for safety, and the Yolo County Bomb Squad was called to the scene. Approximately ten homes were cleared of occupants.”

  Then the case took a different turn:

  “While waiting for the bomb squad to investigate the device, WSPD officers were approached by a young boy who informed them that the device was a novelty item he had placed there. Using this information, the bomb squad technicians confirmed that the device was not hazardous and removed it from the scene.”

  Added Sergeant Nathan Steele of the West Sacramento Police Department:

  “An eight-year old boy was playing with a novelty fake bomb. No charges were filed.” 

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West Sac chemical spill & bio threat

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JULY 18, 2012 —

  The West Sacramento Fire Department reports that a leaking tote at a business on the 2200-block of Stone Boulevard spilled about 150 gallons of 30 percent sodium hydroxide solution, which an employee then improperly washed down a storm drain.

  The incident occurred on June 26.

[adrotate group=”9″]   The business’s safety officer worked with responding firefighters and public works personnel, who “assisted with the storm drain direction and flow.” The Department of Fish and Game was alerted.

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  A business on the 800-block of Embarcadero drive reported receiving an envelope with a threatening statement along with an unknown white powdery substance on July 2.

  After employees received and opened the package, they “isolated” it in plastic bags and a pail.

[adrotate group=”7″]   Local firefighters joined representatives from the West Sacramento Police Department, FBI, Yolo County Environmental Health and a representative from the Sacramento Fire Department Haz Mat Team in responding.

  Fourteen employees were potentially exposed to the powder, but no injuries were reported. The substance was tested in a Sacramento crime lab and determined to be “non-biological,” reports the West Sacramento Fire Department.

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