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Tentative Agreement on successor MOU with AFSCME 829 to be posted for 30- day sunshine period


Tentative Agreement On December 5, 2017, the Board of Directors directed staff to post the redline tentative agreement on a successor Memorandum of Understanding reached between the Menlo Park Fire Protection District andAmerican Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)Loca...

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE - Three San Mateo County Fire Engine Strike Teams have been re-deployed to the 230,000 Acre Thomas Fire in Ventura County - Now the fifth largest Wildfire in California History


News Release Update – 10.30 pm: Their work done in Los Angeles County, Three Type One Municipal Fire Engine Strike Teams from San Mateo County have been re-deployed to the 230,000 Acre Thomas Fire in Ventura County after spending the last five day’s assigned to the &l...

Press Release Holiday Fire Safety and Live Fire Demonstration


Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 12.30 pm On Thursday, December 7, 2017 @ 1230 pm, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District working in conjunction with Exponent Failure Analysis, will be conducting their Annual Holiday Fire Safety Demonstration which will involve actual live fire simulations addr...

BREAKING NEWS - December 5, 2017 Municipal Fire Engine Strike Teams have been activated for an immediate need request to the “Creek Fire” in Los Angeles County


Three Type One Municipal Fire Engine Strike Teams have been activated for an immediate need request to the “Creek Fire” in Los Angeles County 15 Type 1 “Heavy” Municipal Fire Engines from almost every Fire Agency in San Mateo County were deployed today at 1245 p...

Press Release - November 29, 2017 Firefighters and U. S. Coast Guard Joint Exercise


Firefighters and U. S. Coast Guard Practice Airspace Management between Helicopters and Drones in Search & Rescue Exercise on the Bay The Menlo Park Fire Protection District and the United States Coast Guard regularly work together on water and mud rescues and recoveries in the southern pa...

Pedestrian Crosswalks on El Camino Real - How the Beacons Work!


Pedestrian Crosswalks on El Camino Real in Atherton You may have noticed that there are now several operating pedestrian hybrid beacons on El Camino Real in Atherton. The pedestrian beacons are installed on El Camino Real at the following intersections in Atherton: Isabella Ave. Alej...

Press Release - November 10, 2017 Funeral Service at Nativity Church in Menlo Park


Saying Goodbye…! Families and friends of the three young men who perished on Halloween night pay their last respects! The sky’s cleared and the sun came out today almost on que and just in time for the combined funeral services of Matthew Cruz, Andrew Gonzales and Ricky Torres...

PRESS RELEASE – November 7, 2017 Memorial Service


News Release: The families of the three young men who died in a single vehicle accident on Halloween night on Highway 35 near Bear Gulch Road in Woodside have decided that they will be memorialized together starting on Wednesday evening and on Thursday in a funeral service that is expecte...

PRESS RELEASE – November 7, 2017 The Menlo Park Fire Protection District and DJI Partner to Expand the Use of Drone Technology for Public Safety and Emergency Response.


News Release: The Fire District now has partnerships with Drone manufacturers and developers Matternet, Intel and DJI. Fire Chief Harold Schapelhouman said, “we are fortunate to be located in the heart of Silicon Valley  and in a position to fully use, explore and guide this ga...

Large fire extinguisher recall


Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death Reported For more information, please visit the site below https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2017/kidde-recalls-fire-extinguishers-with-plastic-handles-due-to-failure-to-dischar...

PRESS RELEASE – October 20, 2017


Photograph – Menlo Fire Battalion Chief Tom Calvert and DJI Drone Representative Romeo Durscher prepare the Matrice Drone for authorized use above the fire ravaged areas of Sonoma County earlier this week working in partnership with public safety agencies at the Alameda and Sonoma Count...

PRESS RELEASE – October 18, 2017 Structure Fire


Smoke Investigation turns into a Structure Fire in Atherton early this morning – The resident’s dog woke him up but he was hospitalized for smoke inhalation San Mateo County Public Safety Communications (PSC) received a 9-11 emergency call transfer from the Atherton Pol...

UAS Symposium June 2, 2017


Menlo Fire Technology and Innovation Seminar Series Video

Five New Menlo Park Fire District Firefighter Paramedic’s start at the County Fire Academy


PRESS RELEASE – October 13, 2017 In the last year, the Menlo Park Fire Protection District has been training up to 20 probationary Firefighters to fill vacancies and grow the number of response units and staffing. Almost all of those probationary personnel have almost completed and ...

BREAKING LOCAL NEWS – Additional San Mateo County Fire Units and Personnel Deployed"


Fire Agencies from throughout San Mateo County have stepped up to send any available additional personnel and apparatus to fires in the North Bay and State. 15 Type 1 Municipal Fire Engines with 66 personnel from every fire agency in San Mateo County had already been deployed to the fires in ...

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