Menlo Park Fire Protection District

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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 by 12 foot building was free burning with fire starting to extend to a fence. The crew of Engine 5 quickly knocked down the small building and fence fire by 4:00 am.

Fire Investigators Chris Pentony and David Perrone responded from their homes arriving at the scene shortly after 5:00 am. Both agreed that the fire appeared to be accidental in nature possibly due to electrical wiring that was used to power a pump needed as part of a well water system.

After conferring with the home owner, investigators estimated the fire loss at $6000 for the replacement of the shed and portions of a fence.

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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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Serious vehicle accident closes Sand Hill Road Easter morning

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Drone provides aerial view of new downtown Fire Station 6 construction

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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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Fatal accident occurred early this morning on Bayfront Expressway in Menlo Park

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Update: The San Mateo County Coroner’s office identified the victim as 26-year-old Newark resident Jonathan Ferguson, according to the San Mateo County coroner’s office. At approximately 3:14 am this morning (3/4), Menlo Park Police officers and Menlo Fire responded to a single vehicle fatal injury accident on Eastbound SR 84 (Bayfront Expressway) east of Chilco Street. The vehicle […]

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Potential flooding in state keeps Menlo Park Fire Districts Swift Water Rescue Team in demand

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Just over a week ago the Menlo Park Fire Districts Swift Water Rescue Team was deployed to Oroville in the event of a dam failure. More recently, the Rescue Team was strategically staged at McClellan Air Force Base in Sacramento (pictured) in case of flooding, levee failure, or any other type of technical water-related emergency as deemed by the Governor’s […]

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Menlo Park firefighters sent to Central Valley as part of state-sponsored Swift Water Rescue Teams

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Fourteen Menlo Park Firefighters, one group of nine state-sponsored Swift Water Rescue Teams, arrived in Sacramento after midnight last. They are being staged at McClellan Air Force base, awaiting potential water rescues during this latest winter storm. The team is equipped with three inflatable boats and two power water craft. A week ago the team was deployed to Oroville […]

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Bad car damage, thankfully little human damage, following head-on collision in Menlo Park today

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There was a head-on collision today shortly after 1:00 pm on Chilco Street near Fire Station 77 in Menlo Park. Both occupants of the automobiles survived the crash. Captain Jeff Schreiber and the crew of Menlo Engine 77 arrived on-scene at 1.06 pm and found that a Volkswagen Sedan and BMW 325 Sedan had collided head-on […]

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