Stories like this (see NBC Bay Area link below) in San Jose, CA are not only sad, but can be prevented with a few easy steps. Take a moment to read some safety tips that we've provided on our website and please share with family and friends.NEVER Leave A Child Alone In A Car, Not Even for a Minute - Set A Reminder!Almost 50 children died this way in 2012 alone! • Dial 911 immediately if you see an unattended child in a car. EMS professionals are trained to determine if a child is in trouble.• Ne...
San Jose Fire Department has just received an $8.6 million SAFER Grant to hire 27 new firefighters later this year. This will be the second grant SJFD has received in the last two years. The previous grant was a $15 million grant in 2010.http://bit.ly/OE6BYi
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District has hired laid off firefighters from San Jose and Stockton Fire Departments in 2011. Watch a recent video piece from the CCCFPD Fire Chief Daryl Louder and Local 1230 President Vince Wells about how these two fire academies of laid off firefighters has alleviated some mandatory staffing problems and has reduced costs in the training of these firefighters.YouTube Video Link