Governor's Public Safety Officer Medal Of Valor Award Ceremony

Governor Jerry Brown will be presenting Engineer/Paramedic Dave Manzeck the 2010 Governor's Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Award Wednesday, September 14th at the State Capitol. This award is being given to him for the rescue he performed in the Walnut Creek Channel on April 11th, 2010.###Governor Brown to Honor Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor RecipientsSACRAMENTO - Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris will present thirteen public safety officers with the ...
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2010 Record Low for On-Duty Firefighter Deaths

Last year was record-setting -- the fewest on-duty deaths of firefighters since the USFA started compiling statistics in 1977. There were 85 on-duty deaths in 2010, according to preliminary statistics. Of those, 15 are classified as Hometown Heroes. In 2003, federal legislation was adopted that firefighters who died of heart attacks or strokes within 24 hours of a response or training receive that designation. This is the second year in a row that on-duty deaths showed a decline. In 2009, the co...
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