Menlo Park Fire Protection District

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Last Friday morning a garbage truck caught on fire in the parking lot next to Draeger’s market.  According to Captain Jim Montalvo of Menlo Engine 6, the fire, which is under investigation, was contained to the truck. Crews stayed on scene for over an hour to make sure it was fully extinguished.

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Fire Station #6 in downtown Menlo Park is taking shape

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The structural steel and the metal framing is near completion, and the outline of the new 8,300 square foot, two-story new fire station #6 is now easily seen on Oak Grove Avenue in Menlo Park The completely non-combustible structural steel and aluminum framing components were all made in the United States as specified by the Fire District’s buy American clause in […]

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Fremont Park is transformed into triage center today for disaster response training

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InMenlo contributing photographer Robb Most headed to Fremont Park in downtown Menlo Park today to capture some of the action at the emergency response training drill hosted by the City of Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Fire Department, the Menlo Park Police Department, and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team). The objective of the drill was to prepare […]

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Menlo Park community emergency drill set for June 24 at Fremont Park

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Would you like you and your family to be better prepared for an emergency? The City of Menlo Park, the Menlo Park Fire Department, the Menlo Park Police Department, and CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) will be hosting an emergency drill on Saturday, June 24 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at Fremont Park. The […]

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Atherton shed fire quickly extinguished, causes estimated $6,000 damage

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Menlo Park Fire District personnel responded to a reported explosion and building fire at 3.50 am on Wednesday, May 3, 2017. on Holbrook Lane in the Town of Atherton. Fire Captain Roy Trester on Menlo Engine 5 arrived on-scene at 3:53 am and reported a detached shed fire that was located behind the home’s garage. The 10 foot […]

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Menlo Fire and Facebook partner to host inaugural 5K run on May 13

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The Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the Menlo Park Firefighters Association are partnering with Facebook Festivals to hold its first Menlo Fire 5K on May 13. Proceeds from the event will go to the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF). AARBF is a California based nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing burns and fires and providing […]

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Menlo Fire rescues man from basement under construction in Atherton

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For the second time in the last nine months, Menlo Park Firefighters used specialized rescue techniques and technical rope and rigging equipment to safely remove a construction worker from a large residential construction projects basement, after the 33-year-old male worker fell from an incomplete first floor assembly. On April 21, 2017, Firefighters on Menlo Engine 3 were dispatched […]

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Update on various Menlo Park Fire Protection District news & activities

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Lots of news coming from the Menlo Park Fire Protection District, thanks to updates from Chief Harold Schaplehouman. Community meeting in Belle Haven There will be a community meeting on April 29, 2017 at 10:00 am at Fire Station 77 located at 1467 Chilco Street to discuss the future of essential fire and emergency services in […]

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Serious vehicle accident closes Sand Hill Road Easter morning

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A vehicle slammed into a tree with a victim trapped inside the car just east of the entrance to the Stanford Linear Accelerator located at 2450 Sandhill Road in Menlo Park around 4:30 this morning. Menlo Engine 4 arrived on the scene at 4:35 am and reported that the motor compartment was on fire and a male […]

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Drone provides aerial view of new downtown Fire Station 6 construction

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Aerial photos and video taken by a drone on Friday, March 17, show progress on building the new downtown Fire Station on Oak Grove Avenue, scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Piloted by Captain Tony Eggimann, the drone provides a unique view of the new station’s concrete footings being poured in place, which will provide an […]

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Menlo Park Fire District partners with local company to develop drone capabilities during emergencies

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Menlo Park Fire District  Chief Harold Schapelhouman recently received authorization from the Fire Board to officially partner with Matternet, Inc. to collaboratively explore drone options for delivery during emergencies. The Menlo Park-based company develops autonomous drone logistics systems. The Fire District officially started its drone program in 2014 and was one of the first emergency response agencies […]

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