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March 02, 2015
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Smoke Detector Alerts Occupant of Fire; Saves his Life

On February 27, 2015, the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) with assistance from the Alameda County Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire in the 5600 block of Oakmont Circle in the city of Livermore at 01:51 a.m. On their arrival they found a single family detached home with the garage on fire.
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St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival

The West Coast’s largest Irish event celebrating Irish history and culture, the 164th Annual San Francisco St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival, will take place on Saturday, March 14th at 11:30am. The Parade will start at the corner of Market and Second Streets where over a hundred colorful floats, Irish dance troupes and marching bands will wind their way to Civic Center Plaza.
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Vehicle Crash Overturned into Drainage

Engine Company 2 operating at an overturned traffic collision.  The vehicle lost control on wet roads landing on the roof in a rain swollen drainage at Interstate 580 and Santa Rita Road early Saturday morning (02/08/2015).  The solo occupant self extricated and was treated for injuries.
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Justify It

Texting and driving is an epidemic sweeping over North America, and Livermore-Pleasanton is not immune. With an average of 4 million accidents caused by distracted driving every year in North America, it’s time to put an end to texting and driving.
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2015 California Firefighter Memorial

Next autumn, the California Fire Foundation will continue a proud tradition of honoring California firefighters that have given their lives in the line of duty. The 13th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 at the California Firefighters Memorial in Capital Park, on the grounds of the California State Capitol in Sacramento.
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Truck Co. 6 Protecting East Livermore

This is Truck 6 Bravo Company proudly serving East Livermore. They are housed at 4550 East Avenue and are the only ladder company in the city. They are assigned to a 2000 E-One Quint Ladder truck with a 95' aerial platform, 270 gallons of water, and a 2,000 GPM pump.
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Local 1974 Members Receive Legacy Award

Captain Pete Richert and Firefighter-Paramedic Greg Huver (pictured with Fire Chief Ruben Torres) accept the YMCA Legacy Award. Richert and Huver spearhead the union's annual Toys for Tots drive which brings approximately 20,000 toys to kids in the Tri-Valley every year.
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Hydrants Without Water Present Challenges for Fire Companies

On November 4, 2014 at 2:04 a.m. the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department (LPFD) received the report of buildings on fire in the area of Bernal Av. visible from I-680 in Pleasanton. Responding units located a large fire in two houses under construction located off of Valley Av. ¼ mile south of Bernal Av. in the first construction phase of a new subdivision.
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2014 California Firefighter Memorial

The honor guard and department members arrived and paid tribute to their fallen Captain Paul Chenkovich who succumbed to occupational brain cancer.  This was the last official ceremony for brother Chenkovich and as a local we felt we have paid him the ultimate respect deserved to him and his family for his supreme sacrifice.
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2014 National Fallen Firefighter's Memorial

Honor guard and department members paid tribute to Captain Paul Chenkovich, and his family at this year's National Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, CO.  It was a very moving and humbling event in which all members felt extremely proud to be a part of.
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CalPERS Posts 18.4% Return on Investment In Fiscal Year 2014

CalPERS, the state's nearly 300 billion public pension fund has posted solid gains amid concerns over retirees soaring costs.  Compared with a 10.4% average annual return over the previous three years, the 18.4% 2014 fiscal year return on investment illustrates a strong stock market.  The average return over the last two decades is 8.5%.
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SF Giants Firefighter Appreciation Night

For the fourth year in a row the San Francisco Giants will host Firefighter Appreciation Night July 6th @ 7:15 P.M.!  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the California Fire Foundation.  Our Firefighter Appreciation Night ticket package includes access to the pre-game Firefighter party in Seals Plaza from 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
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