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Posted: Dec 8, 2017

Couple escapes blaze but home lost near Port Townsend

A couple escaped their burning Port Townsend-area home Thursday morning as a blaze ripped through the house. Firefighters from East Jefferson Fire-Rescue, Port Ludlow Fire Department and Naval Magazine Indian Island Fire Station 91 fought the single-story structure fire at 160 Cub Road at about 9:24 a.
- PUB DATE: 12/8/2017 8:15:54 AM - SOURCE: Port Angeles Peninsula Daily News
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Posted: Dec 8, 2017

Donations Help Houston Fire Department Expand Rescue Fleet Months After Harvey

The donations come as the department waits for bond money that voters approved, which won't be available until next year.

The latest boost came Thursday night, when City Councilmember Brenda Stardig and the Firefighters Foundation of Houston presented the department with a $52,000 check -- enough for two additional swiftwater rescue boats.

 

"I hope my colleagues join with us to add more boats around the city," said Stardig, who represents District A and chairs the council's Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. She announced the donations at her district's give-back holiday party, which was held at a local brewery and attended by hundreds of constituents and first-responders.

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Posted: Dec 8, 2017

City Of Oakley Settles With Shea Homes Over Fire Station

The city filed a lawsuit against Shea Homes last year, claiming that Shea agreed in 2006 to have a functional station constructed in the area by the time 600 homes were built in the Summer Lakes development near East Cypress and Bethel Island roads but failed to do so.

Fire Chief Brian Helmick said in a press release that the agreement sets out the minimum requirements, size and features of the new station and engine, but the city and district plan to work cooperatively on more specific and detailed plans and timelines.

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Posted: Dec 8, 2017

Bondsville Fire Truck In Palmer Awarded First Prize For Holiday Lighting Decorations

Bondsville was awarded the William J. Flannery Memorial Cup for Best Lighted Fire Truck during the Spencer Parade of Lights Dec. 2, the department said in a statement.

"The Bondsville Fire Department would like to thank all of the members of the Spencer Celebration Committee and Spencer Fire Department," the statement said.

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Posted: Dec 8, 2017

Report: “One Fire Truck Guarded Every Three Houses” in Wealthy Los Angeles Neighborhood Last Night

More than 350 firefighters, 52 engines and six fixed-wing aircraft are working to contain Skirball, according to the Los Angeles Times. That’s around 20 percent of the total number of fire engines operated by the Los Angeles county and city fire departments, though it’s unclear what percentage it is of all resources being diverted to the fire, including from outside sources.
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