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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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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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Beverly Hills Police Department Completes Rollout of Body-Worn Cameras

After a series of four-hour training sessions, the Beverly Hills Police Department last week became the latest to require nearly all sworn officers to wear body-worn cameras — a welcomed move in a city devoted to safety and transparency. “I … Continue reading

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OCFA Chief Orders Decryption of Firefighter Radios

The Orange County Fire Authority has reversed its decision to encrypt its radio and dispatch communications that was initiated Monday. The encryption was part of the county’s upgrade of its 800 MHz Countywide-Coordinated Communications System, managed by the Orange County … Continue reading

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Philadelphia Oil Refinery Explosion Shakes City With Huge Fireball

Video footage captures explosion at Philadelphia-area oil refinery from CNBC. An orange fireball filled the sky in Philadelphia early Friday after an explosion at an oil refinery in the southwest part of the city. From Pennsylvania to New Jersey, there were … Continue reading

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