In the News

    This page contains external links to select media coverage of the District by various news outlets, online magazines and blogs.



    2013

    April

    Morning News San Ramon Valley Fire Reminds Residents of Oily Rag Danger
    Patch.com (April 23, 2013)
    Morning News CERT Volunteers, Amateur Radio Operators "Leap" into Action
    San Ramon Express (April 22, 2013)
    Morning News Every 15 Minutes
    Patch.com (April 15, 2013)
    Morning News Tassajara Valley Housing Plan Shrinks Again
    San Jose Mercury News (April 13, 2013)
    Video Girl to be Honored for Helping Ill Mom, Calling 911
    CBS (April 10, 2013)
    Morning News Eight Year old Recognized for Heroic 9-1-1 Call
    San Ramon Express (April 9, 2013)

    March

    Morning News San Ramon Valley Fire Salaries
    Patch.com (March 1, 2013)

    February

    Morning News New Fire Chief Announced, Paige Meyer will join San Ramon Valley Fire in March
    Contra Costa Time (February 28, 2013)
    Morning News Early Morning Fire Displaces Three
    San Ramon Express (February 20, 2013)
    Morning News

    Four Displaced after Stovetop Fire Burns Two Apartments
    Contra Costa Times (February 7, 2013)

    January

    Morning News Structure Fire - Mockingbird Place, Danville
    Patch.com (January 7, 2013)

    2012

    December

    Morning News San Ramon Valley Fire Selects Interim Chief
    Contra Costa Times (December 25, 2012)
    Morning News Candlelight Vigil in Danville Supports the Grieving
    NBC Bay Area (December 9, 2012)

    November

    Morning News Big Rig Catches Fire on San Ramon Valley Boulevard
    Patch.com (November 30, 2012)
    Morning News Tri-Valley Heroes Awards go to 8 'Dedicated' Community Leaders
    Pleasanton Weekly (November 20, 2012)
    Morning News Homes Damaged in Separate San Ramon Fires
    Contra Costa Times (November 15, 2012)

    October

    Morning News Tassajara Schoolhouse Ownership Transferred to Museum
    San Ramon Express (October 31, 2012)
    Morning News SRV Fire District Officer Recieves National Community Service Award
    Patch.com (October 26, 2012)
    Morning News San Ramon Valley HeartSafe Committee Teaches CPR at Football Game
    Patch.com (October 2, 2012)

    September

    Morning News Walmart Neighborhood Market Donates $2,000
    Patch.com (September 20, 2012)
    Morning News Fire Chief to Present App at White House
    Patch.com (September 13, 2012)
    Morning News Get Prepared and Have Some Fun at the Fair on Saturday
    Patch.com (September 12, 2012)

    August

    Morning News The Future of Heart Health
    Fire Chief Magazine (August 30, 2011)
    Morning News Morning with the Mayor Focuses on Emergency Preparedness
    Danville Patch (August 6, 2011)

    May
    Morning News This App Could Save Your Life
    Wall Street Journal (May 27, 2011)
    Morning News Three People Escape House Fire
    A house fire was extinguished by the San Ramon Valley Fire District on Saturday night.
    San Ramon Patch (May 15, 2011)

    April
    Morning News Disaster Response Drill Across San Ramon Valley Saturday
    Don't be alarmed by simulated emergency response training happening near the Hayward Fault this weekend.
    Danville Patch (April 29, 2011)
    Morning News Fire District Earns Computerworld Honor
    The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District was honored by International Data Group’s Computerworld Honors Program as a 2011 Laureate for Innovation.
    Danville Patch (April 22, 2011)
    Morning News Firefighters Contain House Fire Near Broadmoor Drive
    Fire burns through roof of single-story home.
    San Ramon Patch (April 1, 2011)

    March
    Morning News Fire District app goes to San Francisco
    Could be in place this year.
    Danville Express (March 17, 2011)
    Morning News Heart attacks? There’s an app for that
    City officials’ hearts are all aflutter over a potentially life-saving iPhone app.
    San Francisco Examiner (March 17, 2011)
    Morning News Fire Department App Rallies CPR-Trained Citizens in Emergencies
    Life-Saving App Alerts Good Samaritans to Cardiac Emergencies in Their Area
    ABC News (March 17, 2011)
    Blog Story SF Launches SFFireApp.org to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival Rates
    OpenSF (March 16, 2011)
    Blog Story There’s a Hero in All of Us: Groundbreaking Mobile App Connects Volunteers with Cardiac Arrest Victims
    Adriel Hampton
    Granicus (March 16, 2011)
    Morning News San Francisco Pledges Support For Life-Saving ‘Fire Department’ Mobile App
    TechCrunch (March 16, 2011)
    Morning News Smartphone App Will Alert Those Trained In CPR About Nearby Emergencies
    SF Appeal (March 16, 2011)
    Morning News Herrera, Fire Chiefs Hayes-White and Price introduce life-saving smart phone technology
    Launch of smart phone application development empowers everyday citizens trained in CPR to provide immediate onsite life-saving assistance to victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
    Office of San Francisco City Attorney (March 16, 2011)
    Morning News Alamo MAC approves Station 32 land use application
    Danville Express (March 16, 2011)
    Morning News Alamo MAC Recommends New Fire Station Plans
    The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District presented plans for the new Alamo fire station Tuesday night. Despite mixed support from residents, MAC members gave their approval for the project.
    Danville Patch (March 16, 2011)
    Morning News Despite continued resident concerns, Alamo fire station plan OK'd and sent on for county approval
    Contra Costa Times (March 16, 2011)
    Morning News Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Detector
    The local fire agency says it's a good habit to change your smoke detector batteries as often as you reset your clocks for daylight savings time.
    San Ramon Patch (March 12, 2011)
    Radio Story Fighting Fire Where Homes and Wilderness Meet
    Amy Standen
    KQED (March 4, 2011)
    Morning News 2 Firefighters Injured in Alamo House Blaze
    Contra Costa Times (March 1, 2011)
    Morning News Chimney Fire Destroys Alamo Home
    The fire at a home on Lark Court Tuesday night sent two firefighters to the hospital and caused an estimated $600,000 in damages.
    Danville Patch (March 1, 2011)

    February
    Radio Story East Bay Fire Officials Unveil iPhone App That Can Save Lives
    Patti Reising
    KCBS Radio (February 27, 2011)
    Morning News US cities using tech to cull ideas from citizens
    Samantha Gross
    Associated Press (February 21, 2011)
    Morning News Alamo fire station proposal could be nearing decision
    Contra Costa Times (February 20, 2011)
    Morning News San Ramon Fire Department Uses iPhone for CPR-Needed Alerts
    Fire Chief Magazine (February 10, 2011)
    Radio Story The Worlds First Location Based Life Saving iPhone App
    Joe Hackman
    BlogTalkRadio (February 9, 2011)
    Morning News San Ramon Valley designated 'HeartSafe'
    The San Ramon Valley is among the first communities in Contra Costa County to be designated HeartSafe
    Danville Express (February 9, 2011)
    Morning News iPhone AED App Could Help EMS
    A California fire department’s iPhone app might help improve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest.
    Jems (February 9, 2011)
    Blog Story Arizona Looks to Implement ‘Fire Department’ App to Save More Cardiac Arrest Victims
    Gov 2.0 Radio (February 7, 2011)
    Video A Breathtaking New iPhone App
    iPhone application that notifies people minuteman style of someone in need of CPR.
    NBC Press:Here (February 6, 2011)

    January
    Morning News Monday Morning Lineup
    Those innovative folks at the San Ramon Valley (California) Fire Protection District IT section have gone and done it again.
    Firegeezer (January 31, 2011)
    Morning News Pot Growing Equipment Found in House Fire Next to Fountainhead Montessori School
    A firefighter suffered minor injuries in the two-alarm house fire on El Pintado Road that is now also being investigated by the Danville police.
    Danville Patch (January 28, 2011)
    Morning News Firefighter injured in Danville house fire this morning
    No one home when fire started at 3,700-square-foot residence.
    Danville Express (January 28, 2011)
    Morning News Marijuana grow equipment found after two-alarm Danville house blaze
    Contra Costa Times (January 28, 2011)
    Morning News Fire Department Uses iPhone App for Emergency Response
    Discovery News (January 28, 2011)
    Morning News Geolocation app appeals to your inner good samaritan, makes you an amateur EMT
    Engadget (January 28, 2011)
    Morning News New iPhone app crowdsources EMT responses, heroism
    9to5 Mac (January 28, 2011)
    Morning News This iPhone App Could Save Your Life
    Fast Company (January 27, 2011)
    Morning News Need CPR? City Crowdsources First Responders with iPhone App
    Cult of Mac (January 27, 2011)
    Morning News Department's 'Citizen Dispatch' CPR App Praised
    Occupational Health & Safety Magazine (January 27, 2011)
    Morning News If This CPR iPhone App Doesn't Save Lives, Well, We're Doomed
    Gizmodo (January 26, 2011)
    Morning News Calling all heroes: Fire Dept app could help save lives
    gizmag (January 26, 2011)
    Radio Story San Ramon Fire Dept App Alerts CPR-Trained Users of Nearby Cardiac Arrests
    Jon Brooks
    KQED News (January 26, 2011)
    Morning News New Initiative Harnesses Smartphones To Help Keep Heart Attack Victims Alive
    TechCrunch (January 25, 2011)
    Radio Story Interview with Chief Price regarding new iPhone app
    KGO Radio (January 25, 2011)
    Blog Story New iPhone app connects trained citizens to others in cardiac distress
    GovFresh (January 25, 2011)
    Blog Story Chain of Life 2.0 and what it means to the San Ramon Valley Community
    Joe Hackman (January 25, 2011)
    Blog Story New LBS App Will Save Lives: ‘Perfect Marriage of Tech, Gov, Volunteers’
    Adriel Hampton: Wired to Share (January 25, 2011)
    Morning News Now, an App That Can Save a Life
    Know CPR? Sign up for this now.
    NBC Bay Area (January 25, 2011)
    Morning News New iPhone app offers everyone the opportunity to be a hero
    San Ramon unveiling hopes for international use.
    San Ramon Express (January 25, 2011)
    Morning News Download an iPhone App, Save a Life
    The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District's iPhone app, which helps dispatch CPR-trained citizens to sudden cardiac-arrest emergencies, will also be open source to share with other fire districts.
    Danville Patch (January 25, 2011)
    Morning News New San Ramon Valley Fire app can save lives
    Contra Costa Times (January 25, 2011)
    Morning News New geolocation app connects citizen first responders to heart attack victims
    Connected citizens trained in CPR now have a new tool to help them save lives.
    O'Reilly Radar (January 25, 2011)
    Radio Story Fire dept. has an iPhone app for citizen CPR (podcast)
    Larry Magid
    CNET News (January 25, 2011)

    2010
    December
    Morning News San Ramon Valley fire department seeks location of automated external defibrillators
    Contra Costa Times (December 11, 2010)
    Morning News Help SRV Fire Confirm Locations of AEDs
    The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District has a campaign going to confirm AED locations in San Ramon, Danville and Alamo.
    Danville Patch (December 7, 2010)

    November
    Morning News New Service Aims to Speed 911 Dispatch
    The local fire district is chosen as a test community for a new database that allows residents to create user profiles for emergency dispatchers to pull up whenever that person calls 911.
    Danville Patch (November 23, 2010)
    Morning News Change your clocks, smoke detector batteries
    Danville Express (November 4, 2010)

    October
    Morning News Winners Announced: Ride to School in a Fire Truck Coloring Contest
    The six winners, selected from grades kindergarten to fifth grade, will get to ride to school in a firetruck.
    Danville Patch (October 31, 2010)
    Morning News Pink's the New Red for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    If you see a firefighter in pink this month, it's not because they mixed up their red suspenders in the wash. It's for a cause.
    Danville Patch (October 22, 2010)
    Morning News Kids, Grab Your Art Supplies, Win A Ride to School in a Fire Truck
    Through Oct. 22, kindergarten-through-fifth-grade students in the local fire district can enter the "Win a Trip to School in a Fire Truck" contest.
    Danville Patch (October 1, 2010)

    September
    Morning News iPhone App Provides Real-Time Access to Response Activities
    First-of-its-kind program allows unprecedented system transparency.
    Public Safety Communications (September 21, 2010)
    Morning News Nearest High-Risk Gas Lines to San Ramon Valley Run Through Livermore
    After a deadly pipeline explosion destroyed an entire San Bruno neighborhood this month, many are trying to pinpoint where the fuel lines lie in their own region. A PG&E list of its 100 pipelines that need the most repairs shows that none lie in the San Ramon Valley.
    Danville Patch (September 20, 2010)
    Morning News Hundreds Turn Out for Emergency Preparedness Fair
    Agencies from across the Bay Area gathered in the San Ramon Valley to teach the public how to better prepare for an emergency or disaster.
    San Ramon Patch (September 12, 2010)
    Morning News Tears, Cheers, Doves Mark 9/11 Remembrance
    Veterans and residents gathered at Oak Hill Park in Danville Saturday to honor those who lost their lives in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
    San Ramon Patch (September 11, 2010)
    Residents Get Ready for Emergencies
    Danville Express (September 13, 2010)
    Hundreds Turn out for the Emergency Preparedness Fair

    Danville Patch (September 11, 2010)
    Morning News FEMA Recognizes San Ramon Valley for Disaster Preparedness
    The San Ramon Valley Citizens Corps Council, comprised of the City of San Ramon, the Town of Danville, San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District and San Ramon Valley Unified School District, was one of three councils in California recognized.
    San Ramon Patch (September 8, 2010)
    Morning News Learn to be prepared for an emergency
    Danville Express (September 7, 2010)
    Morning News Lucas Hirst Blazes a Trail with SRVFPD
    Alamo Today (September 1, 2010)

    August
    Morning News Fire District Achieves International Accreditation
    The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District was recognized for its transparency, emergency preparedness and for living up to its responsibilities as a public agency.
    Danville Patch (August 26, 2010)
    Morning News IAFC Awards Program
    IAFC Announces 2010 Finalists for Fire Service Award for Excellence
    IAFC On Scene (August 15, 2010)
    Morning News Four Candidates Running For San Ramon Valley Fire District Board
    One incumbent, three challengers vying for two seats on Nov. 2
    San Ramon Patch (August 12, 2010)
    Morning News Fire District Reforms Pension System
    San Ramon Valley Fire retirees are among the top pension recipients in Contra Costa County
    San Ramon Patch (August 12, 2010)

    July
    Morning News Doctor saved from Blackhawk blaze thanks 'heroes'
    Contra Costa Times (July 29, 2010)
    Morning News Family That Lost Son in Blackhawk Fire Thanks Firefighters
    Dr. Robert Litman, who lost his 19-year-old son in the June 22 blaze, told firefighters he's grateful for their help saving his life
    Danville Patch (July 29, 2010)
    Morning News Alamo fire seriously damages townhouse
    Contra Costa Times (July 25, 2010)
    Video Rescue workers pull man from hole
    Rescue crews in Danville pulled a construction worker out of a 15-foot deep hole Friday
    abc7news.com (July 23, 2010)
    Morning News Worker Rescued From Hole at Mustang Soccer Complex, Transported by Helicopter to Hospital
    The worker was 15 feet deep at the Mustang soccer complex when a five gallon bucket of concrete fell on him
    Danville Patch (July 23, 2010)
    Radio Story iPhone Development Partnership with Northern Kentucky University
    Cheri Lawson, WNKU
    NPR (July 10, 2010)
    Blog Story The Best iPhone Apps for Fire Departments at the iTunes App Store
    Putting Out Fires, by Shane Burley and Simon Hill
    Bright Hub (July 20, 2010)
    Blog Story There’s an App for That
    Mu+ual Aid, by Janet Wilmoth
    FireChief.com (July 8, 2010)
    Video San Ramon Valley Fire Develops iPhone App
    The San Ramon Valley Fire District has developed an app that allows iPhone users to track emergency calls and view accident and fire scenes
    cbs5.com (July 7, 2010)
    Morning News 911 Dispatch App Puts Emergency Data in Hands of Citizens
    Government Technology (July 7, 2010)
    Blog Story Morning Lineup
    July 7th
    Firegeezer.com (July 7, 2010)
    Morning News Fire Department iPhone App. Now Available for Download
    The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District iPhone application is available for a free download at the Apple store
    San Ramon Patch (July 6, 2010)
    Morning News Fire district launches iPhone app
    Danville Express (July 6, 2010)
    Morning News July 4 Fireworks: Watch Them, Don't Buy Them
    Public safety officials remind residents that consumer fireworks are illegal in Contra Costa County
    Danville Patch (July 1, 2010)

    June
    Blog Story Don't take chances with illegal fireworks this year
    Editor's Blog, posted by Emily West, editor of Danville Express
    Danville Express (June 29, 2010)
    Morning News Danville Man Released From Hospital After Fatal Blackhawk Fire
    Officials at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center said San Ramon physician Robert Litman was released from the hospital Sunday
    Danville Patch (June 28, 2010)
    Morning News Firefighters, Vets and Others Bowl for a Good Cause
    San Ramon Valley Firefighters put on the 2nd annual charity event at Danville Bowl Saturday night
    Danville Patch (June 27, 2010)
    Morning News Two-Alarm House Fire Causes Estimated $300,000 in Damages
    Firefighters contained a blaze at 17 Sky Terrace late Friday afternoon
    Danville Patch (June 25, 2010)
    Morning News Firefighters Ask San Ramon, Danville to Prepare for Fire Season
    Trimming dead grass and brush is one way to stave off a potential wildfire, according to the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District
    Danville Patch (June 24, 2010)
    Morning News One dead, another found unconscious in Blackhawk house fire Tuesday night
    Danville Weekly (June 23, 2010)
    Morning News Investigation Continues into Cause of Blackhawk Fire
    Tuesday night blaze on Deer Meadow Drive claims life of family physician's 19-year-old son Benjamin Litman, a student at Venture School in San Ramon
    Danville Patch (June 23, 2010)
    Video Danville Fire Kills 19-Year-Old, Injures Father
    A 19-year-old man died and his father was seriously injured in a house fire in the Contra Costa County community of Blackhawk Wednesday morning
    cbs5.com (June 23, 2010)
    Morning News Paramedics Celebrate 50-year Anniversary of CPR
    San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District mark the semicentennial celebration of the life-saving procedure by urging more people to get CPR certified
    Danville Patch (June 22, 2010)
    Morning News Fire Training Next Week, Don't Be Alarmed by Smoke, Helicopters, Sirens
    Controlled burning exercises around the Valley will help prepare the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District for fire season
    Danville Patch (June 19, 2010)
    Morning News NASA's new frontiers in Web site design
    Interactive Home and City site wins top government prize at Webby Awards
    Government Computer News (June 17, 2010)
    Blog Story NASA sweeps the Webby Awards for government
    AirForce.com, Census Bureau and San Ramon Fire Dept. also recognized
    OhMyGov! (June 14, 2010)
    Morning News Fire chief urges residents to prepare for wildfire season
    Homeowners who disregard warning can face liens against their homes
    Danville Express (June 13, 2010)
    Morning News San Ramon approves money for fire district training facility
    Contra Costa Times (June 9, 2010)

    May
    Morning News Fire officials say San Ramon district should get accredited
    Review shows strengths -- and areas for improvement
    Danville Express (May 16, 2010)
    Morning News Accreditation Recommended For Fire District
    San Ramon Valley Fire officials will travel to Chicago in August for final accreditation approval
    Danville Patch (May 14, 2010)
    Blog Story Morning Lineup
    Website Review
    Firegeezer (May 13, 2010)
    Morning News Fire Inspectors Visit San Ramon Valley for Closer Look
    The team will inspect facilities throughout the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District to rate how well the system works
    Danville Patch (May 11, 2010)

    April
    Morning News Fire Department's Web Site Gets Top Honors
    Fresh off a Webby Award nomination, the fire department brings home more top honors for its Web site
    Danville Patch (April 30, 2010)
    Morning News San Ramon's first Fire Chief Bill Fereira dies
    Danville Express (April 20, 2010)
    Morning News Fire Department Announces iPhone Application
    The San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District iPhone application will soon be available for a free download at the Apple store
    Danville Patch (April 14, 2010)
    Morning News San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Nominated for Webby Award
    The district is one of five government sites worldwide to receive the nomination by the Digital Academy of International Arts and Sciences, based in New York City
    Danville Patch (April 13, 2010)
    Morning News Fire department to launch iPhone app by this summer
    Danville Express (April 13, 2010)
    Morning News Fire closes Danville Safeway for four hours
    Danville Express (April 6, 2010)
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