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    2017 California Firefighters Memorial

    On September 30, 2017 the State of California honored fallen San José firefighters Jack Salois and Felix Medrano by adding them to the California Firefighters Memorial wall at Capitol Park in Sacramento.

    Brothers Medrano and Salois passed away in 2010 due to job-related cancer, and today received the recognition for their sacrafice.

            

    Brother Jack Salois           Brother Felix Medrano

    Since its founding, seventeen San José firefighters have died in the line of duty. Here is a link to our online memorial.

    For additional information about this memorial ceremony:

    A collection of San José-specific pictures captured can be viewed here.
     
    The memorial book, with pictures and biographies of those added to the wall in 2017, can be seen here.
     
    A selection of pictures posted by the California Fire Foundation can be found here.
     
    Felix Medrano’s picture and bio can be found here, and Jack Salois picture and bio are here
     
    A video of the full 2017 California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, lasting an hour and a half, can be found here. The recognition of Felix and Jack can be seen here  and the procession past San José Truck 16 can be seen here.


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    NOTICE OF NEW ADDRESS

    San Jose Fire Fighters, IAFF Local 230's new office and store are located at 201 N. Market Street, San Jose, CA 95110 (San Jose Fire Museum’s Old Fire Station No. 1) 

    Parking and entrance is at the rear through the gate on N. San Pedro Street - or - on N. Market St at St. James St.

    San Jose Fire Fighters Union Office
    201 N. Market Street
    San Jose, CA 95110

    Phone # (408) 286-8718
    Fax # (408) 286-2577

    www.sjff.org shop.sjffstore.org

    Email: local230@sjff.org or julie@sjff.org Hours: 8:30am - 3:00pm 

    View the office move announcement and map here


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    2018 48/96 Shift Schedule

    The 2018 48/96 shift schedule with membership and Executive Board meeting dates can be found by clicking on the link below.


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    San Jose Fire Department - All Risk

     


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    Brother, Family, Friend – Darryl Weeden


    It is with a very heavy heart, we lost a true friend Thanksgiving Day,
        As we learned from friends, brothers and family, the morning he passed away.

    God has a plan for all of us, with his final call,
        It is where we all will be someday, it is the destiny for all.

    Darryl was a Fireman, Army Ranger, and Dad to four kids,
        A proud and loving family man, evident in all he did.

    He meant so much to the friends he had, a bond so true and strong,
        New friend or old, it was the same, a friendship that was life long.

    Memories of him are being passed around, with photos of happier times,
        This is how we celebrate our friend, keeping him present in our minds.

    We can’t change what happens, but it truly brings in perspective,
        The way we treat our family and friends, how unpredictable our life is.

    Support is what we need now, for the family and all his friends,
        As we celebrate Darryl’s life, with all the love and prayers we send.

    Keep the family in our hearts and minds, as we approach this Christmas Day,
        We will do our part, to make this special, for his family, Our way.

    Firemen have always come together, this time will be the same,
        Support and love and friendship, as we celebrate his name.

    Darryl is in a better place now, in the hands of our lord above,
        We thank you Darryl for all you are, as we send you all our love.

                                                    Dan Addiego, Retired SJFD

     

    San Jose Fire Captain Darryl Weeden passed away unexpectedly November 27th, 2014. A Memorial Fund has been set up for his family.

    Darryl Weeden Memorial Fund 

    San José Firefighters responded to a working residential structure fire on Dorrance Court this afternoon. Upon arrival...

    Posted by Craig Rose on Monday, January 4, 2016

     


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    San Jose Firefighters In Your Community

    2015 Day on the Lake

    This year marked the 32nd year of Northern California Junior Sports Camp for youth with physical disability.

    For 12 years straight San Jose Firefighters have supported Lake Day by providing watercraft and manpower.  This years event was held at Coyote Lake in Gilroy on the Sandy Beach picnic area.

     

    This is always a rewarding event that puts smiles on faces for the kids who need it the most! Together with Paralympic Sport Club Silicon Valley, we are proud to have put on another epic Day on the Lake!

    Thanks to all of our Community Volunteers!!

    Click here:  Letter of Thanks   

    www.fwwaa.org

     

     


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    Fire Department Staffing: San Jose by the Numbers

    Firefighter Jose Guerrero discuss the effect of staffing reductions and proposed changes on response times and Public Safety using the cities on data.

    San Jose by the Numbers on Facebook

    www.sanjosebythenumbers.com

     


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    San Jose Firefighters in the Community

    SAN JOSE FIREFIGHTERS UNITE TO BUILD KABOOM! PLAYGROUND!

                      

    San Jose Firefighters were among over 200+ Volunteers that came out to Build and Support the New Playground, Garden and Outdoor Classroom for the Kids at Aptitud Community Academy at Goss

    Click here for more photos: United Way of Silicon Valley


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    SAN JOSE FIREFIGHTERS IN THE COMMUNITY

    San Jose Firefighters Team up with Turning Wheels for Kids to host another free bike repair clinic in East San Jose. 

     

    San Jose Firefighters and this great organization annually provides bikes to under privileged children throughout the South Bay. On this day they repaired over 88 bikes for Neighborhood kids.


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    San Jose Firefighters In Your Community        

    2013 Northern California Junior Sports Camp

     

    "Hello All, I wanted to thank you all so much for helping to make our 2013 Northern California Junior Sports Camp the success it was. None of this would be possible without your hard work and dedication to serving others. The campers had an amazing experience that will be remembered for a life time. I have attached a group photo of the camp. Thank you again and I wish you and your family a wonderful rest of the summer season!"

    Dominique Pacolba
    City of San Jose
    Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services

     


    Local 230 Firefighters, friends and family once again pair up with NorCal Junior Sports Camp to put on a successful Day on the Lake.

     

    San Jose Firefighters assisted physically disabled teen campers from their wheelchairs on the shore onto boats, jet skis and inner tubes at Coyote Lake in Gilroy. The weather was beautiful, the people were great and the smiles on those faces will always have us coming back for more! Thanks again to everyone who made it out. See you next year!


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    FIRE OPS 101

     

     

    Purpose of Fire Ops 101

    Nothing else gives elected officials and community leaders a taste of the fire service like experiencing Fire Ops 101. This summer Local 230 will show participants the smoke, the sweat, the adrenaline rush and the physical stress and strain that San Jose Firefighters experience daily on the job, all while exposing them to the complex issues of the fire service affecting San Jose, like staffing, adequate equipment, and presumptive health. Spending a hands-on day as a first responder is one of the most effective ways for  elected officials and local media to learn about our job.

     

    IAFF Firefighters - Fire Ops 101

     

     


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      San Jose Firefighter's

    FIGHT Cancer

    San Jose Firefighters Leia Fazio and Jeremy Mann have formed a Local 230 team to walk and raise money at this years American Cancer Society's Relay for Life Event.

     

    Please consider Joining their team or making a donation, because saving lives starts one team, one participant, and one dollar at a time.

    RELAY FOR LIFE of Blossom Valley

    Local 230 Team page


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    Hurricaine Sandy Relief by San Jose Firefighters 

    Recently members of the San Jose Fire Department personally funded a trip to New York City to assist both active and retired members of the FDNY who had either lost or suffered damage to their homes as a result of Hurricane Sandy. 

    San Jose Firefighters David Lang, Steve Forman, Mr. Reid, Rich Toledo and Glen McGuire.  Al Pena (not pictured) 

     

    Mr. Reid, (Pictured on left) was an Iron Worker for 42 years, he has 3 sons and 2 nephews that work for FDNY. His family all live in the same neighborhood including his two daughters.  The family lost all their homes in that area.  Mr. Reid had hernia surgery two weeks prior to us working on his home. Mr. Reid’s home was 5ft under water with 5ft waves coming from both sides of the island. Mr. Reid’s home had major foundation damage. This was the first day Mr. Reid was able to go into his house and work on it.

     

    The organization ‘Friends of Firefighters’ (FoF) have made logistic and lodging arrangements for Firefighters from across the nation to come to New York to assist firefighters with repairs to their homes in the surrounding communities


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    San Jose Firefighters help build bikes!


    Once again San Jose Firefighters helped build over 2600 bikes for Turning Wheels for Kids. This organization distributes bikes to promotes healthy living and supports low income children both during the holidays and year round with bike donations.


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    LODD - Jose Martinez, Captain

    Jose Martinez was born in Tulare, California, on April 23, 1971.  He graduated in 1990 from Tulare Union High School where he played football and wrestled.  He attended California State University, Fresno, and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science/Community Health.  During his college years he worked various jobs and always sent his earned money to his parents, Rueben and Maria Martinez. One of his longest jobs during college was at the Kennel Bookstore where he met his wife, Melissa, in the fall of 1992.

    After college, Jose attended Butte College Fire Academy in Oroville.  He began his fire career in 1997 at the age of 26 with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection in the Fresno County Ranger Unit.  He worked as a seasonal firefighter and a Limited  Term Engineer, and his last assignment at CDF was at the Piedra Fire Station near Sanger.  He continued to work for CDF until he joined the San Jose Fire Department in September 2001. Jose worked as a firefighter from 2001- 2004, was promoted to Fire Engineer in 2004, and promoted again to Fire Captain in June 2011.

    On the joyous day of November 10, 2001, Jose and Melissa were married, and their son, Jonah Miguel, was born in January 2004.  The picture above was taken at his badge pinning ceremony on March 30, 2012, where his badge was proudly pinned on him by Melissa and Jonah.  Jose wore badge number 633 with distinction as he served his San Jose career at Engines 5, 26, 35, and most recently Engine 12.

    Jose's and Melissa's twin girls, Sophia Maria and Olivia Eleanor, were born on July 24, 2012.  Jose was happy to spend time with his wife, son, and new daughters before his passing on August 10 at the age of 41.

     

    Respectfully,
    Robert Sapien Jr. President IAFF Local 230 

     

    View Jose Martinez Memorial Page


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