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!
LPFD responded with the Livermore Police Department to the report of a person attempting to jump from the overpass of First St. at Scott St. This overpass travels over two Union Pacific railroad tracks. The overpass is about 30’ above the tracks. This is enough distance to cause critical or even fatal injuries to someone who falls or jumps.
Fresno City Firefighters Local 753 and the Fresno Police Officers Association are hosting the Cen-Cal Heroes Softball Tournament June 6th, 2015 at the Fresno Regional Sports Complex located at 1707 W Jenson Avenue in Fresno. All proceeds will be donated to Fire Captain Dern and Officer Murray.
LPFD Firefighters Softball Team placed second in the Manteca City Fire Departments annual tournament. Not only was this the teams first time winning two consecutive games in a row, but the first time it has ever made the championship game in the team's history.
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.