Menlo Park Fire Protection District
The vessel ventured into shallow water and gotten stuck when the tide went out. One person was rescued but three others opted to remain on-board until high tide.
The Menlo Park Fire Protection District is considering purchasing a $2,000 quadcopter drone to help fight fires.
A Bay Area fire department is under scrutiny for staging a live fire training exercise, while residents have been banned from wood burning for several days due to poor air quality.
Fire engines in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District are being fitted with Apple iPads that will eventually assist firefighters in responding to calls.
Risk assessments of the Pacific Gas and Electric pipelines that run beneath several peninsula communities have been incorporated into maps the Menlo Park Fire Protection District uses for training and response, said Chief Harold Schapelhouman.