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Incidents and Equipment:

E-73, 1989 Pierce 1500 gpm pumper, pumps at a building explosion caused by a backhoe rupturing a gas line. E-73, 1989 Pierce 1500 gpm pumper, pumps at a building explosion caused by a backhoe rupturing a gas line. Garage fire prior to arrival of engine companies, Greenfield Circle, Pinole.
 
E-73 (1999 HME/Central States 1250 gpm rescue pumper) works one of the endless vehicle accidents on Interstate 80. Crews chase down a brush fire at Pt. Pinole Regional Shoreline. Roof of a daycare residence is fully involved upon arrival, Carmelita Way.
 
Pinole Firefighter Chuck Thompson “foams” a railcar with 100,000 bottles of Corona beer which was set afire by burglars, Union Pacific Line.

Pinole Creek overflows at Pinole Valley High School.

CDF Tanker 88 makes a drop on the Pinole Ridge Fire, summer 2002.
 

Engine 373 (International/Paoletti 500 gpm/500 gallon) and Water Tender 273 (1982 Westates 1000 gpm/1200 gallon) at Pt. Richmond wildland fire overlooking San Francisco Bay.




Activities:

Captain Brian Lowry teaches fire safety to all seven Pinole elementary schools each year. Reserve Engineer Walt Bangert pumps the Water Tender on a night exercise. Truck 73 sets up at a full wet drill at Doctor’s Medical Center, San Pablo, June 2003.
 

Firefighter Matt Goularte rappels off the department’s tower.

Deuels Daycare - 2008




Back then...

Pinole firefighters on the brush engine, 1940’s.

Department musters in front of the old station, 1950’s.

Moving truck falls over the edge of the Sycamore overcrossing, Interstate-80 in the early 60’s. Pinole fire covered Hercules until the Rodeo-Hercules fire district was formed.
 

Crews fight a working fire at St. Joseph’s Church in Pinole, 1967. The expanded church is still a prominent Pinole structure today.

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