Squirrel Suspected Culprit In Menlo Park House FireFirefighters in Menlo Park responded Sunday morning to a house fire on San Mateo Drive that they believe was started by a squirrel.
Atherton Man Escapes Fire, Suffers Injury After Reentering HomeA man who was woken by his dog and escaped a one-alarm fire at a three-bedroom home in Atherton early Wednesday morning was hospitalized with injuries from smoke inhalation after reentering the home, fire officials said.
Bay Area Firefighters Sent To Texas May Re-deploy To FloridaSome Bay Area firefighters who have been helping with water rescue efforts in Texas in response to flooding from Hurricane Harvey may be sent elsewhere, a Bay Area fire chief said.
Menlo Park Firefighters Helping Other Departments Deploy DronesAs drones prove to be a valuable firefighting tool, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is looking to help other fire departments adopt the technology.
Vandals Burn Flags On 9/11 Memorial Outside E. Palo Alto Fire StationA memorial outside an East Palo Alto fire station commemorating the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001 was vandalized, firefighters discovered Sunday.
Low Tide Strands Boaters South Of Dumbarton Bridge, 1 RescuedThe 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.
Menlo Park Fire District Considers Using Firefighting DroneThe Menlo Park Fire Protection District is considering purchasing a $2,000 quadcopter drone to help fight fires.
Menlo Park Firefighters Stage Live Fire Training Amid Spare The Air AlertA 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.
Menlo Park Fire Engines Outfitted With iPadsFire engines in the Menlo Park Fire Protection District are being fitted with Apple iPads that will eventually assist firefighters in responding to calls.
Peninsula Firefighters Now Armed With PG&E Pipeline InfoRisk 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.