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Living - August 29, 2008

Presenting the Past: San Ramon Fire Protection District, Part 2

by Beverly Lane

By 1965 the new San Ramon Fire Protection District was small but on its feet. Bill Fereira became the full-time chief with one full-time fireman, Francis "Sunny" O'Shea. Fire suppression apparatus included a 750 GPM Van Pelt pumper, a 1,200 gallon capacity tanker (built by Fereira and the volunteers) and a pickup truck with extra equipment. San Ramon's first water mains and hydrants were installed that year. Seventy-five responses were made, most of which were fire calls.

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Beverly Lane is curator of the Museum of the San Ramon Valley and co-author of "San Ramon Valley: Alamo, Danville, and San Ramon" and "Vintage Danville: 150 Years of Memories."

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