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Richmond Fire Department

Richmond firefighters come to the rescue with ‘Jaws of Life’

Richmond firefighters employed ‘Jaws of Life’ cutters to rescue a pair of injured passengers from a vehicle involved in a three-car collision on Saturday night, according to Fire Captain Rico Rincon. The alarm rang at...
Fire destroys roof of abandoned duplex in North Richmond

Fire destroys roof of vacant duplex in North Richmond

No one was hurt when a fire destroyed the roof of an abandoned, boarded-up duplex on 2nd Street in North Richmond on Monday, according to Bay City News, which interviewed a county fire captain. The...
Richmond Fire Department offers tips for approaching fire season

Richmond Fire: flashlights preferable to candles during power outages

The Richmond Fire Department is recommending that residents use flashlights instead of candles during power outages, which have been frequent due to the rainy weather. "During last week’s rain, PG&E reported 24 power outages, affecting...
Richmond firefighters retrieve child's Christmas gift from tree

Richmond firefighters retrieve child’s Christmas gift from tree

A Richmond father was grateful for local firefighters on Tuesday after they took the time to retrieve his young son's Christmas gift -- a drone -- after it became stuck in a tree. The child...

Richmond firefighters launch fundraiser for badly burned boy’s family

Richmond firefighters have launched an online fundraiser to support the family of a 9-year-old boy who was badly burned over the weekend. The incident occurred Saturday when Engine 64 responded to a call about 9-year-old...

Former Richmond fire training center could become 100-unit housing complex

Richmond officials are considering selling the former fire training facility at Cutting Boulevard and 37th Street in order to make way for a proposed 100-unit residential complex. The city says the old 2.5-acre fire training...

San Pablo man leaps into Bay to avoid domestic battery arrest

A San Pablo man allegedly jumped into San Francisco Bay Monday morning in an attempt to avoid an arrest connected to a fight with his girlfriend -- and it wasn't until after nearly an...
Richmond Fire Department offers tips for approaching fire season

Richmond emergency responders praised for swift action in stroke case

Emergency responders are being praised by Richmond officials for recognizing and responding swiftly to an incident involving a man who suffered from a stroke earlier this month. On July 7, the Fire Department responded to...

Richmond firefighters preparing for busy fire season

The Richmond Fire Department is urging property owners to be prepared for another threatening wildfire season, saying it saw a 61-percent increase in the number of vegetation fires it responded to last year. The department...

Fire scorches vacant building in Richmond; no injuries

No one was injured when a fire destroyed a boarded-up and vacant building in Richmond early Tuesday, a fire official said. A reader sent us the photo above of the raging fire from a distance. The...

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Salesian College Preparatory is inviting prospective students and their families onto its campus at 2851 Salesian Ave. in Richmond this Sunday, Oct. 22, from...
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Amazon headquarters proposal includes Richmond sites

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