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San Jose Fire Department

SJFD

2 San Jose Homes Damaged By 2-Alarm Fire

Multiple calls reported two homes on fire, Van Elgort said, and immediately after arriving firefighters called for a second alarm response and 30 minutes after that a third alarm.

07/19/2013

SJFD

2 San Jose Businesses Damaged In Industrial Park Fire

Two businesses were damaged by a two-alarm fire at an industrial park in San Jose overnight, according to the San Jose Fire Department.

07/04/2013

San Jose firefighters (Craig Rose/San Jose Fire Dept.)

San Jose Councilman’s Proposed Firefighter Hiring Freeze Angers Fire Chief

A proposal by a San Jose city councilman to freeze firefighter hiring until the firefighter union accepts a reduced pension benefit has sent shock waves though the fire department and drawn the ire of its outgoing chief.

06/25/2013

SJFD

1 Hurt, Family Displaced By San Jose House Fire

One person was injured and a family was displaced from a one-alarm blaze Sunday morning in San Jose.

06/23/2013

SJFD

San Jose Appoints 27-Year-Veteran As Acting Fire Chief

San Jose’s fire department announced the appointment of 27-year-veteran Ruben Torres as the acting fire chief after the departure of the former chief to Las Vegas.

06/19/2013

One person was killed in a crash in San Jose. (CBS)

Passenger Killed, Driver Arrested In Suspected DUI Crash In San Jose

A car crash in South San Jose on Monday morning left a passenger dead while the driver was arrested, authorities said.

06/17/2013

William McDonald (CBS)

San Jose Fire Chief McDonald Leaving For Las Vegas

Fire Chief William McDonald announced on Thursday that he will leave San Jose after three years of service, amid a contentious relationship with City Hall and layoffs, to become the chief in Las Vegas.

06/14/2013

San Jose Fire Department truck

San Jose Fire Department To Hold First Recruiting Class In Five Years

The San Jose Fire Department is planning on holding a recruitment class early next year, a significant event as it will be the first one held in the city in five years.

05/27/2013

SJFD

Firefighters Contain Brush Fire Near San Jose’s Coyote Creek

Firefighters contained a fire in heavy brush near Coyote Creek Thursday afternoon, a fire captain said.

05/23/2013

A fire at the InnVision Villa Apartments in San Jose  (SJFD)

Two-Alarm Fire Displaces 40 At San Jose Homeless Shelter

The fire started on the third floor balcony at the InnVision Villa on 11th and E. San Antonio Streets—near San Jose State’s fraternity row at about 5:37 p.m. The flames quickly spread to the roof of the structure but all forty residents were evacuated safely.

04/24/2013

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