LODD: Contra Costa County Fire Captain Peter Aliotti

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The  Contra Costa County Fire Protection District and Contra Costa County Firefighters, Local 1230  are   saddened to announce the passing of one of their own in the line of duty.   Retired Contra Costa Fire Captain Peter Anthony Aliotti  passed away on August 28, 2018 at the age of 62. Brother Aliotti had a successful career as a Contra Costa County firefighter, rising to the rank of captain before his retirement in 2012. He worked at many stations but mainly in Co...
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Fresno Fire Captain Critically Burned in House Fire Sunday

On Sunday, March 29th, 25 year veteran Fresno (CA) Fire Department Fire Captain, Pete Dern was rescued by fellow firefighters after falling through a burning roof at the scene of a house fire. Fire Captain Pete Dern was transported to the hospital in critical condition after suffering second and third degree burns on at least 65 percent of his body. Please keep Pete, his family, and the rest of the Fresno Fire Department family in your thoughts and prayers. A m  donation site h...
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LODD: Fire Captain/Paramedic Matthew G. McKnight of Los Angeles City Fire Department

It is with great sadness that  United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112  announce the loss of one of their own in the line of duty. Fire Captian/Paramedic Matthew G. McKnight  passed away in the fire station on Monday, August 12. The Los Angeles County Coroner will perform a detailed investigation into the cause, time and manner of Captain McKnight's passing. McKnight, 51, a resident of Thousand Oaks, is survived by his wife, teenage daughter and pre-teen son, as well as ...
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Line of Duty Death Notification: San Jose Captain Jose Martinez

San Jose Firefighters, is saddened to announce the line-of-duty death of Captain Jose Martinez. Captain Jose Martinez, passed away on August 10th, 2012 after a couple of months of being diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive cancer (Synovial Sarcoma). Captain Jose Martinez was 41. He is survived by his wife Melissa, son Jonah Miguel, 8 yrs old, and twin girls Sofia Maria and Olivia Eleanor, just 3 weeks old. An account has been established at the San Jose Credit Union for the Martinez family....
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LODD Notice: Arcadia Fire Captain Andy Troncale

It is with a heavy heart that the Arcadia Firefighters Association, Local 3440 announces the passing of Fire Captain II Andy Troncale.   After a valiant battle, Captain Troncale succumbed to the effects of job-related advanced stage colon cancer on January 23rd.  He was 52.  Captain Troncale served the citizens of Arcadia with honor and distinction for nearly 30 years before retiring in 2009 after being diagnosed. Captain Troncale loved the fire service.  He began his career ...
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East Contra Costa Fire Annual Firefighter Of The Year Award - Capt. Craig Auzenne

Fire Captain Craig Auzenne of East Contra Costa Fire was recently honored as Firefighter of the Year by the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 10789. Below is an excerpt from the story posted in the For the complete story click on the link at the bottom of the page. Fire engines rolling down First Street with sirens blaring and lights flashing are nothing new for downtown Brentwood, but they’re usually headed out, not in. Last weekend, however, it went the other way, as Engine 54 arrived a...
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LODD Notice - Long Beach Fire Captain Hank Zavaleta

It is with the utmost sympathy and deepest regret that the Long Beach Firefighters, Local 372 and the Long Beach Fire Department announce the passing of Fire Captain Hank Zavaleta from a long battle with brain cancer.  He was 49. Brother Zavaleta was well known throughout the fire service in southern California for his contributions to firefighter education and training and workplace health and safety issues. When Brother Zavaleta was diagnosed with brain cancer as an active firefighte...
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