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PRESS RELEASE - AUGUST 27, 2017 BREAKING NEWS - Menlo Park Fire District Sponsored National Urban Search and Rescue Team - California Task Force 3 - Water Rescue Module was activated at 2 pm and plans to leave for Texas by 5 pm


Members of Task Force 3, one of 8 California State Office of Emergency Services (Cal-OES) Task Forces and one of 28 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) National Teams will be headed to Texas today. The Task Force is a blend of multiple Bay Area Fire Agencies and civilian professionals s...

Local Firefighters Flying Drones at Night in Yosemite


Two members of the Menlo Park Fire District’s UAS/Drone Team have been flying in  Yosemite National Park since Saturday, August 19, 2017. They are working directly with the South Central Sierra Interagency Incident Management Team that is assigned to the “South Fork&rdq...

Menlo Park Firefighter Recovering After Partially Falling Through the Roof During a House Fire


On Friday evening, August 18, 2017, at approximately 1125 pm, San Mateo County Public Safety Communications (PSC) dispatchers received several calls reporting smoke coming from the roof and eves of a home located on Nassau Drive in the Unincorporated County Area known as West Selby, which borders...

Menlo Park Fire Protection District 2016 Annual Summary


Message from the Chief This two page snap shot of the Fire District should serve as a testament to the dedication of our important workforce, it’s critical essential emergency services delivery profile, how the Fire Board and staff responsibly manage your tax dollars and our budget funds...

Press Release: July 14, 2017 The Most Awesome Fire Truck You’ve Ever Seen!


The Menlo Park Fire Protection District up-dated, up-graded and up-staffed its new “Quintuple” combination Fire Engine/Aerial, strategically located at is Fire Station 77 at 1467 Chilco Street in the Belle Haven area of Menlo Park located on the edge of the M2 Commercial Zone and dire...

Press Release: San Mateo County Firefighter Return Home From Detwiler Fire in Mariposa


Firefighters from the Menlo Park and Woodside Fire Protection Districts, Redwood City and Central County Fire Departments and San Mateo County Fire (Cal-Fire) along with two other San Mateo County Strike Teams have all returned from the Detwiler Fire. In total, 66 Firefighters and 15 Fire Engines...

Press Release: July 19, 2017 San Mateo County Firefighters Deployed To Detwiler Fire in Merced


Firefighters from the Menlo Park and Woodside Fire Protection Districts, Redwood City and Central County Fire Departments and San Mateo County Fire (Cal-Fire) were deployed at 4 am, Wednesday morning as part of a 5 Fire Engine Type 1 (Heavy) Municipal Agency Strike Team from Southern and Central ...

Press Release: Steel Worker injured after falling 15 feet from upper level framing used to erect Facebook Building 21


At 8.35 am Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Menlo Park Firefighters responded to Facebook’s new building 21, which is being built by General Contractor Level 10 Construction. San Mateo County Public Safety Communications (PSC) received a call that a worker had fallen at Facebook’s new Build...

PRESS RELEASE: July 15, 2017 Menlo Park Fire Protection District Water Rescue San Francisco Bay


Water Rescue San Francisco Bay The United States Coast Guard (USCG) received a report of a 12 foot boat that had capsized with three people aboard in the San Francisco Bay South of the Dumbarton Bridge at 6.18 pm, Saturday, July 15, 2017. At 6.40 pm USCG, through San Mateo County Public Saf...

Fire departments nationwide using drones


MENLO PARK, Calif. - Fire departments are now catching on to the popularity of drones. Firefighters from across the country gathered in Menlo Park Friday for a symposium on drones. The Menlo Park Fire Department hoped to show what they have learned so other departments can develop their own dr...

Press Release: UAS-Drone Symposium Press Release - June 1, 2017


The Sky’s the Limit – Fire Service UAS/Drone Symposium The Menlo Park Fire Protection District will be hosting an all-day Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Drone Symposium on Friday, June 2, 2017. Over fifty Fire Agencies from across the Country, but primarily from California, have s...

Press Release: Apartment Complex Fire Displaces 3


Menlo Park Fire Protection District personnel responded to a reported apartment fire first described as being on Blenheim Avenue in the Unincorporated County Area known as South Fair Oaks. San Mateo County Public Safety Communications (PSC) received multiple 911 emergency phone calls starti...

Press Release: Explosion and fire in Atherton


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 well involved detached ‘shed&rdquo...

In-depth: Disruptive drones could land you in jail


SAN MATEO COUNTY (KRON) — Personal drones are becoming a common sight around much of the Bay Area. But with more amateur drone pilots taking to the skies comes some very real safety risks. The small, unmanned aircraft could be downright dangerous in certain situations. On Wedn...

The Future of Fire and Emergency Services - Station 77 serving Belle Haven, M2 and East Palo Alto.


A community meeting was held at Station 77 on April 29, 2017  to discuss the future of essential Fire and Emergency Services in the Belle Haven and the M2 areas. The discussion topic is on the current emergency services deployment in Belle Haven, the strategic location of Fire Statio...

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