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Working smoke alarms save lives. It is estimated that 65% of home fire deaths occur in homes that don't have a working smoke alarm. Learn more...
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Hear the BEEP where you SLEEP. Half of home fire deaths result from fires reported at night between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. when most people are asleep. Smoke alarms can alert people to a fire before it spreads, giving everyone enough time to get out safely. It is important to have working smoke alarms in every bedroom, outside each sleeping area, and on every level of the home, including the basement. Learn more...
Dramatic helmet cam footage from last night's house fire on 21st Avenue in South Sacramento. Firefighters from Truck 6 searched through the home for victims before finding the fire at the rear of the house. Downed power lines added additional hazards to the fire fight. A neighbor, 14 year old Honor Student Christian Beecher from Sacramento High School, is credited with alerting the family of five to the fire and getting them out safely. Read Post
A warning comes to us today from our friends and colleagues over at the Firefighters Burn Institute: Please beware of any phone calls or emails asking for donations on behalf of the Burn Institute. An organization called "The Association For Firefighters and Paramedics" is pretending to represent the Burn Institute and soliciting donations. This organization is nothing but a front for a telemarketing scheme, and has been fined and disciplined by the state for misrepresenting themselves. Please remember: NO local fire charity or organization asks for money by phone or email.
http://www.tampabay.com/americas-worst-charities/charities/association-for-firefighters-and-paramedics-inc Read Post
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The Sacramento Fire Department offers careers with benefits, varied work assignments, and unlimited opportunity. Most provide an opportunity that doesn’t tie you to a desk, but takes you into the community to meet people and resolve real world problems where you’ll see the tangible results of your efforts while building an insurmountable set of problem solving skills. Read more...
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