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Apartment fire displaces residents; captain injured

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From page A2 | December 27, 2013 | 5 Comments

The Davis Fire Department is investigating the cause of a South Davis apartment complex fire that resulted in the injury of a fire captain after he fell off the building’s second story.

Residents of four units at the Renaissance Park Apartments, 3000 Lillard Drive, were displaced as a result of the first-alarm blaze, which was first reported at 10:30 p.m. Thursday as a balcony fire, department spokeswoman Evelyn George said.

Four apartments — two on the first floor and two on the second — sustained mostly exterior smoke and fire damage, and total losses were estimated at $500,000, George said. The Red Cross is assisting the displaced residents.

The fire captain, whose name was not released, was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center with moderate injuries following the fall and had been released as of this morning, according to George. She said some bushes broke his fall “to a certain extent,” but he landed on the pavement on his back, which had a breathing apparatus strapped to it.

The fire was deemed under control at about 11:15 p.m., and firefighters cleared the scene at about 2:15 a.m. today, George said. An acting fire captain took over the captain’s duties following the fall, and off-duty personnel were brought in to assist while West Sacramento firefighters provided station coverage.

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  • juzzwonderenDecember 27, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    Wheres all the snide comments about the fire department and how they never get any fires and are overpaid and overstaffed , now?

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  • December 28, 2013 - 6:24 am

    Oh, snide remarks like 'that's your job and that's what we're paying you for'?

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  • Rich RifkinDecember 28, 2013 - 10:13 am

    Juzz--Obviously, being a firefighter can be a dangerous job, and I and everyone else in Davis hopes for a full recovery for the captain who was injured doing his job. (I would wish the same for a police officer in Davis who was hurt on the job, even though, because of political corruption, police make much less than firefighters in Davis.) ................... An interesting fact is that a high percentage of our retired police and fire personnel leave work as "disabled" on the job. We have (as of 6-30-11) 110 living public safety retirees. Of those, 70 are on "service retirement;" and 40 are on "disability retirement." Of the 40 disabled, 36 suffered on the job injuries. (The other 4, I think, suffered health conditions, like heart trouble, which made it so they were unable to work.) .................. By contrast, the non-safety retirees from the City of Davis rarely suffer disabling injuries at work. Of our 274 living miscellaneous retirees, only 3 are on "industrial disability." ................ A fair question is whether an individuals who suffers serious injuries on the job could, after some recovery time, go back to work on his old job or be trained to do a new one which he is physically able to do? Or is it the case that, due to the pension system, there is no incentive for anyone to ever 'recover'?

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  • ScottDecember 28, 2013 - 11:23 am

    Rich, Of the 40 disability retirement cases of the public safety, any idea how many where fire and how many were police?

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  • Rich RifkinDecember 28, 2013 - 1:53 pm

    Scott: I don't know. The numbers are reported by CalPERS for public safety and miscellaneous, distinctly, but they don't have a fire-police breakdown. Note that those numbers are as of the last reporting date, 6-30-11. They were reported in October of 2013. The reports are always 2 years out of date. I would imagine by now Davis has more retirees in both public safety and miscellaneous. In the last few years, the total number of employees for the City has gone down quite a bit, and most of the loss is from retirees not being replaced. ............. One concern, since public safety can retire at 50 and others at age 55, is that the taxpayers of Davis will be paying for the cost of medical insurance for just as many people who retired from the City as it is paying for its current employees. That is a huge fiscal problem, and probably one we cannot solve for a long time, unless the law changes.

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