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SRVFPD receives international accreditation

Original post made on Aug 26, 2010

It is official: the San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District is the first agency is accredited by a unanimous vote from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International. The district is now the first agency in Contra Costa County and the sixth fire department in California to achieve international accreditation.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Thursday, August 26, 2010, 4:25 PM

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Posted by robinp
a resident of San Ramon Valley High School
on Aug 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm

Does this give us a discount on homeowners insurance?


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Posted by Miranda Momma
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:05 am

Just think, they did this with the old fire house on Sotne Valley! Imagine what they will win if the new one is approved!


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Posted by DanvilleMom
a resident of Danville
on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:25 am

Congratulations! An honor and achievement well deserved! We are VERY FORTUNATE to have SRVFPD serving our communities.


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Posted by Wayne
a resident of another community
on Aug 27, 2010 at 11:20 am

According to the report it assumed the old station would be replaced.


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Posted by Miranda Momma
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 27, 2010 at 8:02 pm

Guess that all the codes have been revised to make this happen..What ever happened to the traffic study (with school in scession)?


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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 27, 2010 at 9:54 pm

jrm is a registered user.

Let's be frank....the salaries are out of control, we reflexively vote in fire board members we do not know, and it turns out they all live in other fire jurisdictions and sustain this county wide rip off...Mary Piepho's husband is the next to stand in the gravy train chow line....our fire board members really let us down in the SRV district, an absolute travesty. Sadly, I bet they all went through the San Ramon Valley Leadership elite invitation only "orientation".
We are now hip to the covert rip off....


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Posted by Kathy
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 28, 2010 at 7:02 am

I have been through Leadership SRV as have many of my friends and colleagues. The only requirement for admission is contribution to the community. That you can't get in JRM says a lot about who you are and what you have done for society (obviously not much). You may not know that Editor Emily West is a student this year. Most secret clubs don't invite newspaper reporters into their ranks. Volunteer at the library, help out at your local school, work a booth for the heroic Blue Star Moms – show some value to others and I'm sure your application will rise in the stack. Contributing, not complaining, will make you a much happier person.


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Stone Valley Middle School
on Aug 28, 2010 at 10:48 am

Let's hope jrm (pronounced "Germ") doesn't infect too many others. We are so fortunate to have the quality of police, fire and medical services in our community. For some reason Germ wants to get under the skin of other (like germs do). He has some hidden personal agenda that he is pushing (maybe running for office Germ?) Protect yourself from him as his goal is only to contaminate others. He has already made me sick.


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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 28, 2010 at 9:57 pm

jrm is a registered user.

Fellow citizens....my comment is about the salary creep of the fire fighting cadre and the pension spiking that is now so controversial and finally covered by the media. Think I am a "germ"? Check out the editorial in today's paper written by Fiona Ma describing her 3 bills in the California legislature to limit this penchant for pension ripoffs..she has had enough, and realizes the trends are not sustainable....Kathy and Jake must be on the county gravy train we are serving up. To reiterate, this is not slamming our firefighters, it is simply to highlight we cannot pay them the pensions the lame fire district boards approved...do you guys not get it? It's called pension spiking Kathy, it's called pension spiking Jake....stop the personal attacks on me and calling into question my community service, you know nothing about me, but please do know I am literate, well read, and now and on this issue that has to be reigned in or we will have to cut existing number of firefighter to pay for all the 55 year old staff members retiring at $255,000 per year. You are in denial...the fiduciary responsibilities of the fire board members was absent. I believe Roxanne Lindsay has admitted so. You two are advocating a further tax burden that is irresponsible for us to bear.
I have 2 retired firemen living on my block so I hear both sides, they are great neighbors, but I will tell you they both know they would never get this anywhere else...the oversight was lacking, and still is so, sadly....


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Posted by Jake
a resident of Stone Valley Middle School
on Aug 29, 2010 at 6:44 am

jrm is Walt Welti campaigning on old issues already resolved by the current fire board. The bill he refers to is to amend state law and address items that could not be reached by the local board (they tried). Read Dan B's editorial yesterday in the Times. He makes clear what Walt tries to distort for his benefit.


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Posted by Roy
a resident of Danville
on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:07 am

jrm may be Walt, but I know Walt, and he doesn't know how to use a computer. Walt is definitely more a paper and pencil kind of guy. Does sound like him though and he is running for the fire board. Maybe he has someone at the senior center or library helping him so I guess it's possible.


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Posted by Kathy
a resident of Alamo
on Aug 29, 2010 at 10:44 am

Walt, it seems like 55 is a pretty good age for firemen to retire. Do we really want 60+ year old firemen protecting our town? I'm not 60 yet and I don't think you would want me carrying you out of a fire. The job is very physical at times and injuries and disabilities are expensive too. And this fire dept seems like a pretty high tech place for a guy who doesn't use a computer.


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Posted by Bill
a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 29, 2010 at 1:11 pm

jrm/WW/Germ, this blog is not a space for your campaign statement. READ THE ARTICLE. It is about a great success for all of us after many years of hard work by people other than yourself. Quit trying to tear down others in some pathetic attempt to help you look good. GIVE CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE. Get off your self-serving soapbox for a minute and just say thank you. Appreciate what was accomplished here and what role you play today in achieving the great services we have in our community. Look around you at the services being cut everywhere but here. Say thank you to the city and school leaders guiding us so capably through this severe downturn.


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Posted by Ace
a resident of Blackhawk
on Aug 29, 2010 at 4:02 pm

According to the Times salary database Walt no Bay Area firefighter makes anywhere close to what you report. You might want to verify what your neighbors tell you? They might be just having some fun at your expense.


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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 29, 2010 at 8:20 pm

jrm is a registered user.

Obviously you all on on the firefighter dole....please, no angry responses from firefighter wives....the point is this....your gravy train is over....we are now hip to the rip off....sorry boys, not denigrating your effort (the I-Phone app is most illuminating as to the day to day real work) I suggest us taxpayers actually listen to what these men (no women interestingly enough) do each day....have you all downloaded the app tracking their actual deployments? I have..so happy the chief retires at $283,000 per year....until death, ummm, do the rest of us have this? Again...I don't need to be attacked by firefighter wives...I know where you are coming from, but I'm just saying the end is near for this gravy train if guys like like me are hip to the rip off...


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Posted by jrm
a resident of Vista Grande Elementary School
on Aug 29, 2010 at 8:26 pm

jrm is a registered user.

Everyone...please support Fiona Ma's effort...have the balls to say the firemen ripoff is over....no more pension spiking! We are saying NO!


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Posted by call me shirley
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 1, 2010 at 12:20 pm

JRM is spot on.
Anybody - are you getting at or near (within 10%) full pay while retired until the day you die? Do you people GET IT? What do you really think happened to BK Vallejo? Any idea? Here's a clue - PD and FD PENSIONS.


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Posted by Julia
a resident of Alamo
on Sep 1, 2010 at 12:48 pm

pensiontsunami.com - please read it for more info on how these out of control pensions will affect you and your children/grandchildren (if applicable)


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