Updated: Sun, Jul 22, 2012, 6:54 pm
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Fire chief's home catches fire
A small fire caused minimal damage to the home of San Ramon Valley Fire Chief Richard Price on Tuesday morning. No one was injured and damage to the structure on the 4200 block of Blackhawk Meadow Court was minimal.
Price called in the fire at 9 a.m. after an electrician working in his home reported smoke in the attic. The electrician called Price to ask if the chief had a fire extinguisher in his home and immediately added that the sprinkler system had gone off, said District Fire Marshal Christina Jamison.
"Upon arrival of the engine company ….it sounded like the electrician had turned off the water to the sprinkler system," Jamison said. "They saw that the sprinkler pipe was very near where the fire originated and it melted the sprinkler pipe. When it melted, water sprayed right into the fire."
The original first alarm fire was cancelled, though crews removed roofing materials past the 2-foot by 2-foot burnt area. The house is habitable, Jamison said.
Posted by Factchecker,
a resident of another community
on Jul 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm
Jrm, American, and Sponge,
Your hypocritical responses had me rolling on the floor! I think it best to take your softball replies individually and give credit where credit is due.
Jrm, Smug you say? Probably because I meant to be, glad you figured it out! After reading your boorish posts on this forum for quite some time I figured you needed a little of your own medicine. You see, I have witnessed you beating up on public officials and public employees for far too long. You don't really get it do you? They are all doing their best to make this little slice of Contra Costa County a better place and all you can do is insult them again and again. Well guess what-Now you have insulted me by doing so-especially, when the best you can do is back up your rhetoric with innuendo, insults and hyperbole. So please take it personally when I say, that you could not carry my wallet and that I know a fair share about your income and financial portfolio, (I assume very little). The truth is (since we are discussing economics) that you could not hold a candle to me when it comes to experience on this topic. I have experience with both public and private sectors, owned successful businesses and have a proven track record of economics. I honestly doubt you could afford to own a home on my street or partake in my lifestyle (so don't assume to know about my income or portfolio). However my point is, regardless of my economic or financial status and to the issue; I respect those who invest time in producing positives for our community-not those that insist on tearing it or them down. You sir are the latter. How is that for smug? I call it reality, which must be tough for you. Based on all of your posts, you clearly have a chip on your shoulder against those that exceed your own self-imposed standards of living. While I am stretching my limits to be smug with you, because you, come across as nothing more than an angry and closed minded penny pincher. Probably a card carrying member of the CCTPA. I wish you the best in your frustrations-I really do. Hopefully someday you will see that not everyone is trying to get into your pocketbook or that not everyone is a crook. Fail.
American, Not sure where you were going with your rebuttal. It is obvious that we were discussing retirement (pensions). No great mystery there.
But as far as your comment; "I was discussing pension for life by public employees, not salary by private employees" which YOU posted…
Did you somehow forget asking?; "How many non-public employees do you know, or have heard of, that make a pension of $267,000 per year for life, starting at age 51?
The example I gave was for a "nonpublic" employee…or what is also called a PRIVATE sector employee! Geeesh! …you asked "How many" I knew. Well apparently the fact that I know quite a few that have RETIRED with pensions that EXCEED 267k sent you reeling into denial. I gave you a very simple answer to your question-and now you want to twist it? Of course you do! And for the record, as the poster (above) pointed out, actually you are responsible for the salary and pensions of private sector. You do know that is what happens when you purchase their goods and services right?
Lastly, your comment about a "conservative Mormon" being elected in a Democratic District? You are kidding right? Did the facts once again get away from you? You might check the voting record of the person you speak of when it comes to her new position on the Board of Supervisors. Not exactly very conservative when it comes to labor issues. Or have you checked (sorry but I'm not doing your homework for you on this one). I checked and it isn't in your favor-yeah she is really stopping that "abuse". But wait, it gets worse! In Contra Costa County, Democrats continue to outnumber Republicans in all five supervisor districts. The supervisorial "district' to which you are speaking is the most conservative of the 5. Nice try, but the Dems only hold a slight 3.3% voter registration advantage. (Hint; all 5 are democratic districts) Web Link .
Oh and thanks for sharing your severely flawed "opinion" that my "gravy train" is coming to an end. I'm genuinely curious, what "gravy train" would that be? (For the record, I don't collect pension checks and am 100 percent debt free-you figure it out). Fail…
Sponge, I must admit; you, jrm and American brought out the "jerk" in me. Yep, I guess at some point you must fight fire with fire (no pun intended). You individually brought it on by attacking a well-known, well respected fire chief who had the misfortune of having a fire in his home. A fire chief that works for ONE dollar a year to continue serving his community. Instead of dealing with the topic of the tragedy, YOU all turned it into a springboard for some kind of personal attack on public pensions. However even as a "jerk" I employed logic-and you employed nothing. Reading your post, you actually implied; that you "think" you know more than the experts. Yeah, let's vote out all that experience (great plan!). I wonder how you got to be so smart. Was it from all of your postings of innuendo, frustrations, half-truths and just plain bad information? You get a vote, that is your right, but I hope that at some point you put your tunnel vision and hearsay aside and examine why you really are so frustrated.