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Becker Avionics Changes the Way Pilots Monitor Radio with 3D Audio

Becker Avionics has brought a new intercom system to the market that makes it easier for pilots to listen to multiple radios at once using 3D audio. The system, AMU6500, is parallel to the company’s DVCS6100 intercom system with 3D … Continue reading

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LACOFD Firehawk unit receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has announced that the Los Angeles County (California) Fire Department Air Operations (LACOFD) Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter teams are the 2020 recipients of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award honors the person or … Continue reading

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First Engine Broke Down En Route to Woolsey Fire, Sources Say. Blaze Grew at a Terrifying Rate

When the Woolsey fire broke out a year ago at Boeing’s shuttered nuclear and rocket engine testing site near Simi Valley, a private fire crew working for the aerospace giant was the closest to the flames. A firetruck headed to … Continue reading

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LAFD Honors Camarillo Copter Pilot for Risky Woolsey Fire Rescue

The Los Angeles Fire Department honored a Camarillo resident during its annual Valor Awards ceremony on Friday for performing a risky helicopter rescue during the Woolsey Fire. Dave Nordquist, 58, worked as a helicopter pilot for the department when he … Continue reading

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Two-Acre Brushfire Stopped in Glendora

A brushfire near Angeles National Forest in the Glendora area is holding at two acres of vegetation, authorities said Monday The fire was reported at 10:45 p.m. Sunday along Glendora Mountain Road at Glendora Ridge Motorway, Los Angeles County Fire … Continue reading

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Four LAPD Officers Hospitalized After Pursuit of Carjackers Ends in Violent Crash

Four Los Angeles police officers were injured early Monday when the pursuit of carjacking suspects ended in a violent crash on a freeway onramp in Pacoima, authorities said. Officers were patrolling the Tujunga area about 4:20 a.m. when they saw … Continue reading

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Fog Grounding Air Assault on Brushfire at Hansen Dam

A brushfire slowed by moisture from morning fog is spreading slowly in the Hansen Dam Recreation Area in Lakeview Terrace, authorities said. While the damp conditions were slowing down the fire, they also grounded aircraft that would be used to … Continue reading

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New Radio Brings AI Voice Assistant to Law Enforcement

On the heels of several new acquisitions and product announcements in recent months, Motorola Solutions is announcing a new radio equipped with a voice assistant, which the company says is the first of its kind. The public safety radio is called APX … Continue reading

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Senators Introduce Bill to Repeal T-Band Reallocation, Auction

Five senators reintroduced the Don’t Break Up the T-Band Act, legislation that would preserve emergency personnel’s access to UHF T-band spectrum at 470 – 512 MHz. The bill repeals a provision of the 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation … Continue reading

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Deputy Pilot Protects From On High and Also Gives Back to Law Enforcement by Heading Up Relief, Donation Efforts

Hovering over the San Jacinto Mountains, seemingly able to see forever in any direction, Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputy Chad Marlatt has to remind himself every day that he’s actually working. Trust us, he is. In addition to being a pilot … Continue reading

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