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Firefighter's Helmet Discarded by Cargo Thieves on Los Angeles Tracks Finally Returned to Family

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 09:09 PM

Months after a firefighter's helmet shipped from Texas was abandoned and cast aside by thieves raiding cargo trains in LA County, NBCLA was able to track down the son of the firefighter and get him his dad's helmet back. “They said the news in Los Angeles was trying to get ahold of me. And I was surprised, I said, 'what for?' And they said, 'well they found your dad’s helmet,'" said Marcus Johnson, the son of a firefighter trying to get back his father's long lost helmet.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2022 6:09:52 PM - SOURCE: KNBC-TV NBC 4 Los Angeles

Fire Burns Pleasant Hill Senior Living Facility; Injured Resident Rescued From Balcony

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 05:09 PM

A two-alarm fire burned at a senior living facility in Pleasant Hill Thursday afternoon, with firefighters rescuing a victim trapped on a second-floor balcony. The fire was reported at around 1:15 p.m. at Hookston Senior Homes at 80 W. Hookston Road, just west of Contra Costa Boulevard and Interstate Highway 680.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2022 2:09:36 PM - SOURCE: KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco

Firefighter-run Muertos Coffee gives back to first responders

Friday, January 28, 2022, 03:00 AM

A Sacramento County coffee company is doing its best to give back to the community. What makes Muertos Coffee so unique is that it’s run by firefighters. In a small section of a giant warehouse in Rancho Cordova, the family-run business is quickly growing. "When I think about it, it's pretty special," Max Held said.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2022 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: KCRA-TV NBC 3 Sacramento

Man sentenced to time served & probation in arson of historic building during La Mesa protest

Thursday, January 27, 2022, 09:29 PM

A man who took part in burning down a historic commercial structure in downtown La Mesa following a police brutality protest that devolved into rioting was sentenced Thursday to credit for time served and two years of probation. Daniel Louis Sandoval, 44, was arrested about six months after prosecutors say he and others set fire to the Randall Lamb and Associates Building on Palm Avenue on May 31, 2020.
- PUB DATE: 1/27/2022 6:29:59 PM - SOURCE: KFMB-TV CBS 8 San Diego

Ventura Fire Department Selects Kris McDonald as Assistant Fire Chief

Friday, January 28, 2022, 12:56 PM

Kris McDonald, a 26-year veteran firefighter, has been named the next assistant fire chief with the Ventura Fire Department. His promotion follows the retirement of 29-year firefighter and Assistant Fire Chief Jack Hansen. “The Ventura Fire Department has a dedicated and talented team of firefighters serving our community,” said Chief David Endaya.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2022 9:56:36 AM - SOURCE: Noozhawk

Barstow Fire vet honored after line-of-duty death

Friday, January 28, 2022, 12:36 PM

Family, friends, and firefighters from in and around the High Desert gathered Saturday for a full-service memorial to the life and career of David Spink, a decadeslong Barstow Fire engineer who became the local department’s first line-of-duty death earlier this month. The memorial began in the early morning of Jan.
- PUB DATE: 1/28/2022 9:36:54 AM - SOURCE: Victorville Daily Press

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Wash. FD station struck by gunfire in apparent drive-by shooting

Friday, January 28, 2022, 07:05 PM

Firefighters were inside the Tacoma Fire Department station at the time, but no one was injured

'Service needs': Cary Fire Department Fire Station No. 9 – N.C.

Friday, January 28, 2022, 11:27 AM

Plans for Station No. 9 began in 2012 in an effort to reduce downtown response times and to relocate closer to the interstate

Rescue crews rappel 150 feet to assist Pittsburgh bridge collapse victims

Friday, January 28, 2022, 10:41 AM

Pittsburgh Fire Chief Darryl Jones reported that 10 people were injured, and three were transported to a hospital

Ga. city pilot program offers rent, mortgage stipend to FFs, police

Friday, January 28, 2022, 10:34 AM

South Fulton officials hope the program will allow uniformed members to more easily live within city limits

N.J. FF went ‘right through the fire’ to rescue woman, chief says

Friday, January 28, 2022, 10:34 AM

The 65-year-old apartment resident was trapped by smoke and flames, but Passaic Fire Lt. Joe Ivanicki crab-crawled up the stairs to find her

Maine town to acquire volunteer ambulance service started in 1938

Friday, January 28, 2022, 10:11 AM

In an effort to increase staffing and expand the Mount Desert Fire Department, the town is taking over from Northeast Harbor Ambulance

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