Chief Tony Bowden takes the helm as Fire Chief for Santa Clara County Fire Department today. Our department is fortunate for the smooth transition in leadership, and we're confident that Chief Bowden will maintain the level of excellent leadership that County Fire is known for.
#sccfd #firechief @sccfirefighters

Today we join #SCCFD Fire Chief Kehmna’s friends and family in sending him heartfelt congratulations on his retirement!
Broadcasting a retirement ringdown has been a long-standing tradition in the fire service on the occasion of a firefighter’s last shift. Click the link in our profile to hear Chief Kehmna’s ringdown.
#sccfd #firechief #ringdown @sccfirefighters

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Join #SCCFD as a Supply Services Specialist I. Filing deadline 12:00pm, August 22, 2018 #sccfd #sccfdcareers http://ow.ly/HEi230ll9fz

SANTA CLARA COUNTY BURN BAN: @calfire Santa Clara Unit has banned all outdoor burning due to extreme fire conditions. This includes unincorporated areas of the County served by Santa Clara County Fire, and will remain in effect until cancelled. #sccfd #burnban #firedanger

Not all deployments take us far from home...
For over a week, #SCCFD Engine 680 has been staffed at @calfire Alma Fire Station near Lexington Reservoir. The crew has participated in valuable training with Copter 106 and responded to numerous local fires.
#mutualaid @townoflosgatos @sccfirefighters

Accompanied by his family, #SCCFD Fire Chief Kehmna received a commendation this week from the #Saratoga City Council for his many years of service to the community.

Our Type 3 wildland fire engines are some of the hardest working apparatus in the #SCCFD fleet.
Six new Type 3 engines, pictured here, are nearing completion. They are expected to be delivered and put into service in September!
#fireapparatus #sccfdapparatus #wildlandfirefighter @sccfirefighters

This week’s #tbt compliments of @sanjosefirefighters who received a visit from retired #SCCFD Captain Ricardo Rendon. At 91 years old, Captain Rendon still carries his original fire department ID! We’re glad he was able to share some stories with the #SJFD crew and hope he stops by for a visit at one of our stations soon...
@sccfirefighters .

#Repost @sanjosefirefighters
Blast from the past - San Jose Fire Fighters we’re stopped by a retired “County Cowboy” today. 91 year old retired Fire Captain Rendon ran into our crews at the store, introduced himself, and shared some stories from the 1970’s. Even flashing his vintage fire identification card. Today is his birthday! In the mid 1970’s there were several county fire stations located within the San Jose City limits including Station 2 (Alum Rock) and Station 26 (Tully Rd.). SJFD took over these stations and firefighters at the time had the choice to join SJFD or stay with County Fire.
At the time the playful nickname “Cowboy” was assigned to those County Firefighters as part of a healthy rivalry between the two organizations. Thanks again to Ricardo for saying hi! #SJFD #bayareafirefighter #californiafirefighter

Engine 83 provided smoke and CO alarm installation for one of our senior residents yesterday.
Is your CO alarm beeping? It may be an ‘end-of-life’ alarm indicating the unit needs to be replaced.
#beatthebeep #smokealarmssavelives #SCCFD

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#SCCFD Strike Team 2310C was released from the #CranstonFire early this morning and spent the day on the road. The team will join numerous Bay Area resources on the #MendocinoComplex.
#mutualaid #wildlandfirefighter

#SCCFD Strike Team 2310C was released from the #CranstonFire early this morning and spent the day on the road. The team will join numerous Bay Area resources on the #MendocinoComplex.
#mutualaid #wildlandfirefighter

#SCCFD Strike Team 2310C will continue work on the #CranstonFire today, assigned to 24-hour shifts on Division A.
Elsewhere, five SCCFD personnel remain in incident support roles on the #FergusonFire in Mariposa County.
#mutualaid @sccfirefighters

#tbt Early 1970’s in the #SanJose foothills, where a Grumman S-2 airtanker drops retardant over a grass fire.
Although much has changed for firefighting since then, the S-2 continues to be a very common firefighting aircraft.
📷: #SCCFD archives

#SCCFD Strike Team 2310C deployed overnight and is now assigned to the #CranstonFire in Riverside County.
#mutualaid #wildlandfirefighter @sccfirefighters

Yesterday, #SCCFD firefighters responded to a structure fire in a townhouse unit on Milmar Way in @townoflosgatos.
Crews brought the fire under control in approximately 15 minutes. The home sustained fire damage to 50% of the structure and smoke damage throughout, displacing two residents.
One occupant sustained a moderate injury and was transported to a local hospital.
#sccfdincidents #MilmarIC @sccfirefighters

Yesterday, #SCCFD crews responded to a vehicle and carport fire on Capistrano Place in @townoflosgatos.
The second alarm fire extended into the house’s attached garage, firefighters prevented it from extending further into the home.
#sccfdincidents #LosGatos @sccfirefighters

Hands-Only CPR can double or triple a cardiac arrest victim’s chance of survival! Did you know that @sccfiredept offers free Hands Only CPR classes? Check out www.sccfd.org for more info. You can register at eventbrite.com #sccfd #CPR #handsonlycpr #sccfirefighters

Additional footage of #SCCFD, @amr_social, #Stanford Life Flight and #LomaPrieta Volunteer Firefighters during transport of a critical patient in remote Santa Cruz County.
#mutualaid #lifeflight #patientcare

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