SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom announced the state is joining forces with the California Fire Foundation to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by encouraging people to make a plan to get vaccinated. Firefighters have been on the front … Read More
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Vista Fire Department and Vista Firefighters, Local 4107 are saddened to announce the loss of one of their own. Firefighter/Paramedic Andrew “Andy” Valenta passed away on April 25, 2021 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Prior to joining Vista Fire … Read More
Santa Clara City Firefighters, Local 1171 and Santa Clara City Fire Department are saddened to announce the loss of one of their own. Fire Captain Troy Buzzell took his own life on February 1, 2021 after a battle with work-related … Read More
Rancho Santa Fe Fire Protection District and Rancho Santa Fe Professional Firefighters, Local 4349 are saddened to announce the loss of one of their own. Fire Captain W. Chris Mertz, 54, passed away on January 20, 2021 from complications of … Read More
Herald Fire Protection District is saddened to announce the loss of one of their own. Retired Herald Assistant Fire Chief Joseph Grubba passed away on January 13, 2021 after a battle with job-related cancer. A member of Herald Fire Protection District … Read More