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San Ramon Valley Fire hires six new firefighters/paramedics

Original post made on Aug 7, 2013

Six new emergency personnel took their oath of office Aug. 5 during a badge pinning ceremony in front of family, friends, co-workers and local officials. Dubbed the Tassajara Firehawks, the academy graduates will serve as firefighter/paramedics.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 2:39 PM

Comments (12)

Posted by Kerri, a resident of Danville
on Aug 7, 2013 at 4:13 pm

We are lucky to have such a fine group of men serving our community. Thank you!!


Posted by Samantha, a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 11, 2013 at 10:02 am

We're they hired on qualifications or affirmative action/diversity? Some "drs" at Stanford flunked the MCATs but have been turned loose to practice-literally- on patients. Stanford gets $ for coddling the unqualified.


Posted by John Madison, a resident of San Ramon
on Aug 11, 2013 at 8:18 pm

Are we the next Stockton where the cops and firefighters bankrupt us so they can retire at 52 years old at 135k per year with full health coverage?


Posted by Huh?, a resident of Danville
on Aug 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

You can rest easy, Samantha - from the picture it's pretty obvious that they're all good looking white guys. You don't have to worry about some <ugh!> "minority type" trying to rescue you from a burning building. I know that would cause you serious emotional trauma, right?

(Is it just here on these fora or is the San Ramon Valley a hotbed of blatant, unrepentant racism? Do these folks sit around talking to each other until they think it's okay to spew their venomous bile in public or has the flood of right wing racist propaganda blown the lid come off for all the folks who were hiding this stuff from people who might call them out?)


Posted by Kara, a resident of Danville
on Aug 12, 2013 at 2:32 pm

It's just here on this forum that people have the anonymity to spew ugly thoughts without any accountability. These guys worked so hard and the fact that there are even a few people (who are hopefully not ever going to call 911) that don't feel proud for the accomplishment is just weird.


Posted by la dee da, a resident of John Baldwin Elementary School
on Aug 13, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Great. Now if we would only have a fire or two around here. Another red truck at Alamo Safeway - that's all we need...


Posted by Kara, a resident of Danville
on Aug 16, 2013 at 9:44 am

la dee da- are you really hoping that we have more emergencies? That sounds just plain dumb.


Posted by dee da, a resident of John Baldwin Elementary School
on Aug 16, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Really Kara? You're really asking that question based on what I wrote? Could it not be looked at as if the FD just *might* be overstaffed with a bit too much free time on their hands? or do you really think a ladder truck is necessary to go shopping at Safeway.
Sheesh, YOU are just plain dumb.


Posted by Kara, a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2013 at 7:50 am

We get what we pay for in the San Ramon Valley, which is top of the line emergency responders. I've needed them once or twice and I'm so thankful that we are staffed up with the right people and the right equipment. Dee da- less time in the Safeway parking lot and more time in the real world- you might not have forgotten the la.


Posted by O. M. Buddsman , a resident of Danville
on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:26 am

Samantha: please provide a link or any other objective source for your claims regarding the docs at Stanford.

Your credibility is deeply suspect, based on the charges themselves and your statement that somebody supposedly "flunked the MCATs..." You can't flunk the MCAT, any more than you can flunk the SAT. It simply ranks your performance.

I'm guessing this is half-understood hearsay, off of somebody else's racist rant that you've adopted as your own -- for reasons that escape me, but they aren't my main concern. Please, prove me wrong.


Posted by la dee da, a resident of John Baldwin Elementary School
on Aug 24, 2013 at 10:16 am

I guess in your world the Safeway parking lot isn't the real world. HUH???? Your lack of intelligence is frightening. You can't even assimilate a simple idea, let alone draw a legitimate, logical conclusion from it. Learn to think.


Posted by O. M. Buddsman , a resident of Danville
on Aug 25, 2013 at 10:05 am

/Taps foot ... looks at Samantha ... looks at watch ...


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