July 12, 2015
My Brother's Keeper IAFF Local 1974 Crossfit Team took the bronze medal at this years 2015 California Firefighter Olympics! The Olympics this year were hosted by the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 and this particular event was held at Crossfit Crown City in Pasadena.
On May 11, 2015 the City of Livermore presented members of the Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Department and Livermore Police Department a Proclamation in recognition of their bravery and heroic efforts to save a life of a distraught woman attempting to end her life by jumping from the First Street overpass in the evening hours on April 17th, 2015.
Laura Ling from Seeker Stories interviews San Francisco Firefighter Greg Collaco as he shares his experiences with post traumatic stress injury, and how he deals with the challenges faced on and off the job.
The Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters Foundation 7th Annual Hook and Ladder Run taking place on Sunday, June 7th is 75% full! Register now before it is sold out! Register online here---> #Register online here!http://www.active.
On Saturday April 25th Captain Jim Artman, Engineer Craig Berchtold and Firefighter/Paramedic John Morley were recognized at the Oakland Firefighters Random Acts 14th Annual Awards and Dinner Dance in Oakland. This was in recognition of their efforts in saving the life of nine-year old Carlo Cooney. Also recognized at this event were the Paramedics-Plus personnel, and the YMCA staff.
On this type of job, you just never know what you are going to get called for. Our calls range from house and grass fires, vehicle accidents, technical rescues, medical emergencies, lift assists, hazardous materials incidents, fire alarms, and anything in between.
Plans are underway to recognize the officers and firefighters at the April 27 city council meeting who were involved in the rescue of a woman attempting to commit suicide.
The incident occurred a little after 10 p.m. on April 17.
At this years annual Red, White, and Blue Knights of Columbus Dinner on Thursday April 23rd Captain Solak was honored as the LPFD Firefighter of the Year. We are very proud of his accomplishments and would like to thank the KOC for a great awards dinner.
Livermore-Pleasanton Firefighters endorse Susan Bonilla for State Senate 2015! Absentee ballots are already arriving by mail, or be sure to vote for the special election Tuesday May 19th!
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%.
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.