San Jose Fire Department
The San Jose Fire Department welcomed 33 new recruits Friday, one of its largest recruitment classes ever.
A serial arsonist plaguing a West San Jose neighborhood with trash bin fires since September apparently caused another dumpster fire on Thursday night, fire officials said.
Leaders of the police and fire unions have filed a complaint with the California Fair Political Practices Commission.
Yet another trash bin was set ablaze in West San Jose, just hours after firefighters canvassed the area Wednesday to identify a serial arsonist suspected of igniting several other trash bins and starting a couple of grass fires since September.
San Jose authorities are seeking the public’s help in finding who started at least eight dumpster and vegetation fires in the last few weeks, including one that was started on Monday night.
A veteran firefighter who has been in critical condition since he suffered a heart attack at the scene of a church fire in downtown San Jose on Thursday has regained consciousness.
Officials say a veteran San Jose firefighter who suffered a heart attack while battling a fire at a downtown cathedral last week remains in critical but stable condition.
A 41-year-old San Jose fire Captain died of a rare form of cancer on Friday after nearly 11 years with the department.
The San Jose Fire Department has obtained an $8.6 million federal grant, and with it fire officials plan to hire 27 new firefighters.
San Jose arson investigators went door to door Friday looking for information that might reveal who set a series of suspicious trash fires that threatened several apartment buildings in recent weeks.