Tag Archives: Richmond Fire Department

Thanksgiving comes early for Richmond seniors

About 60 senior citizens attended this year’s Richmond Annex Senior Center's Thanksgiving lunch. Richmond Fire Department fire fighters helped serve the food, prepared by students of Contra Costa College’s Culinary Arts Department.

PG&E to incorporate safety initiatives, remove obstructing trees

After the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion five years ago, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. launched a statewide upgrade to its gas safety program. Richmond will receive its PG&E pipeline safety makeover in the upcoming...

Police steamed after small fire sets off sprinklers at headquarters

It wasn’t the heat, it was the humidity that got to members of the Richmond Police Department when a small fire broke out in the department headquarters Sunday morning. The fire-activated sprinkler systems extinguished the...
Richmond fire fighters familiarize themselves with the first compartment of the three-compartment decontamination tent.

Richmond firefighters take the edge off hazardous materials

Nine Richmond firefighters trained for a mass casualty drill involving hazardous materials Saturday morning. The two-hour instruction took place at Station 64, parallel to the railroad tracks off Carson Avenue where freight cars often park...

Public salaries outpace residents’ income levels

Richmond public employees earn a yearly average salary almost twice the median household income of the city’s residents, leading to a drain of wealth and resources as many of those employees choose to live outside...

Richmond neighborhoods celebrate National Night Out

This evening 24 neighborhoods in Richmond will join National Night Out, an annual nationwide event celebrated since 1984.