Saturday, April 16, 2016

Shooting occurred outside SBFD Fire Station 224 at 1:30am 04/15/16

Six gun shots were heard like they were coming from inside the station. Fire personnel took cover and cautiously investigated while calling for PD. A single gunshot victim approached the rear of the station. Fire personnel drug him into the station and secured the doors and treated the victim. 
PD arrived shortly to secure the area. The victim was transported to a local area hospital in stable condition. Firefighters later noticed that two rounds hit the front of the station, one hit below a window where one of the firefighters was sitting at the time of the shooting. ‪#‎sbfd‬ ‪#‎sbstrong‬‪#‎sanbernardino‬ ‪#‎sbcity‬

Contact PIO Steve Tracy @ (909) 384-5402 for further information.

Friday, February 5, 2016

Please support me

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Dear Friend,

Hi Everyone,

At 788 feet of vertical elevation, the Columbia Center in downtown Seattle stands as the second tallest building west of the Mississippi. It takes 69 floors of stairs and 1,356 steps to reach the observation deck overlooking the city. On Sunday, March 6, 2016, firefighters will race up the stairs in full fire gear and air masks to help raise funds and awareness for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). This year, over 1,900 firefighters from 300 different departments are expected to compete in the event, making it the single largest firefighting competition in the world!

Every day, more than 350 LLS sponsored researchers come closer to the goal of finding a cure for leukemia and related blood cancers and since beginning it's co-pay assistance program, LLS has been able to assist almost 55,000 patients in paying for life-saving mediications. Your support and commitment to the mission of LLS enables us to continue this important work of saving lives and aids us in our ability to reach patients in our community.

I have decided to pull on my gear and participate alongside my brother and sisters. I am asking you to help by supporting my fundraising efforts with a donation. Click either of the links below to donate online. If your company has a matching gift, please fill out the required paperwork from your company. Any amount, great or small, helps in the fight against blood cancers. I greatly appreciate your support and will keep you posted on my progress. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many. Remember, every dollar counts when someone's life depends on it. Thank you! 


Mike "Cheese" Arvizo

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Monday, July 13, 2015

Fire Damages Large Shed and Spreads to Home


PIO Assigned:            Captain Mike Arvizo    (909) 289-6679
                                     Captain Rodd Mascis   (909) 630-3969
Follow up Info:            Battalion Commander (909) 384-5279 or (909) 384-5401

Date:                              July 13, 2015

Location:                       227 W 10th Street, City of San Bernardino                                    

Time of the call:            10:02 am

Number of Units:          5 Engines, 1Truck, 1 Battalion Commander

Number of Firefighters:      19 Firefighters

Property Value:                    $300,000

Property Loss/Damage:        $54,000

Additional information:
·      Emergency Dispatchers received 911 calls from the residents reporting a fire in the backyard.
·      San Bernardino Fire Department Companies arrived on scene within minutes to find heavy smoke and fire consuming a detached shed / storage unit rapidly spreading to the roof and inside the attic of a converted resident living quarter. 
·      Firefighters were able to quickly attack the main exterior fire while aggressively entering the residence, extinguishing the attic fire and halting its further spread.
·      Nearby homes on all sides of the property were saved by firefighters working rapidly to gain control and keep the fire contained to the affected property.
·      The fire was under control within 20 minutes after the arrival of the San Bernardino Fire Department.
·      No civilian or fire personnel injuries were reported.
·      San Bernardino Fire Department personnel remained on the scene for the extensive mop up.  The fire’s cause had yet to be determined at the time of this posting.   


The San Bernardino Fire Department would like to remind you to periodically check your home smoke detectors and replace their batteries every 6 months

Friday, July 10, 2015

Local Restaurant Damaged During Structure Fire

Contact: Captain Mike Arvizo, PIO Assigned - Contact # 909-289-6679
Incident Commander: Battalion Chief Bob Evans - 909-384-5401
Incident Date: 07/10/15
Location:  1435 E. Highland Ave
Time of the call: 08:24 PM
Number of Units: 5 Engines, 2 Ladder Trucks, 2 Battalion Chiefs
Number of Firefighters:  22 Firefighters, 2 Chief Officers
Fatalities/Injuries: 1 Passerby Suffered Minor Injuries
Property Damage: $100,000.00
Personal Items: Unknown loss
Property Saved: $300,000 to affected restaurant and attached neighboring building

Additional Information:
 •        Arriving Firefighters found flames coming from roof and heavy smoke inside building.
•          The fire was extinguished within 20 minutes but caused extensive damage to the kitchen area.
•          The affected business was closed at the time.
·               A passerby suffered cuts to his hand attempting to break windows to make sure there was no one inside.
·               One attached business was saved due to rapid extinguishment of the fire.
•          The cause of the fire was deemed accidental but is still being investigated.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Female Rescued from a Structure Fire by San Bernardino City Firefighters

Contact: Captain Mike Arvizo, PIO Assigned - Contact # 909-289-6679
Incident Commander:  Battalion Chief Novinger
Incident Date: 07/02/15
Location:  3064 N. Stoddard
Time of the call: 2:45 PM
Number of Units: 8 Engines, 2 Ladder Trucks, 2 Battalion Chiefs, 1 Deputy Chief
Number of Firefighters:  33 Firefighters and 3 Chiefs
Fatalities/Injuries: 1 female rescued and transported to hospital, 1 firefighter injured
Property Damage: Unknown
Personal Items: Unknown
Property Saved: Unknown

Additional Information:
•         Fire Crews were dispatched to reports of a grass fire in a backyard
•         Arriving Firefighters discovered that the fire was entering the house and a female adult was trapped inside the house
•         The crew was dressed in brush gear because the initial call was for a brush fire so the crew entered the home to rescue the female victim without proper structure gear
•         Firefighters were able to successfully rescue the victim and transport her to a local hospital
•         Firefighters were faced with HOARDER conditions throughout the house, which impeded access to the fire.
•         Crews were evacuated at one point because there was a partial collapse of the roof.
·               There was also a small explosion in the backyard and a warning that ammunition was on the 2nd floor.
·      Multiple firefighters suffered minor heat exhaustion
·      Homes on both sides of the affected structure were successfully protected
·      Medic Truck 221 received damage to a window from a rock thrown at it while parking at the fire.  A police report was taken but no individual was found.
·      Investigators determined that the fire was started in the back yard from arcing at the electrical panel which caused the grass and hoarded items to catch fire.


                                                           Smoke Detectors Save Lives

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Sterling Fire 95% Contained

The Sterling Fire is currently at 95% containment this morning and will be in patrol status by this evening.