Chris Andrew of Sacramento’s firefighters union says the fire department’s goal is to have an ambulance at the scene of life-threatening calls in eight minutes or less. But with one ambulance serving 100,000 Natomas residents, that doesn’t always happen.
A three-alarm fire burned on top of a rice hull silo at a business this morning in Williams.
First responders who tried to save a man’s life when he collapsed while shoveling snow off his roof returned to finish the work after he died.
They’re a team of 15 UC Davis student resident firefighters. They train alongside career firefighters and help out on real emergency calls. In exchange for certain shifts a month, they get free housing at Station 34, and they’re paid for any hours beyond what’s required.
After 16 sessions at the negotiation table neither side could agree. At issue, the number of firefighters and a balanced city budget.
Three firefighters are being treated for injuries they suffered while battling a house fire in Sacramento this morning. The fire began just before 6 a.m. at the home on 22nd Avenue, just off Stockton Boulevard.
A Nevada County food bank is now searching for a new place to do business after a worker giving out turkeys was threatened with a knife.
A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested.
A solemn procession today through Capitol Park honored California firefighters who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Firefighters gained the upper hand overnight on a wildfire along Northern California’s Interstate 80 east of Sacramento that threatened 1,000 homes.
Crews have nearly doubled containment of a wildfire threatening thousands of homes in Northern California, as they brace for dry heat and erratic winds that could undo their progress.
Officials say a wildfire in the back country of Yosemite National Park that forced the helicopter evacuation of 85 park visitors grew substantially overnight.