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L.A. Supervisors Stop Construction of Cell Towers at Fire Stations

Construction on giant cell towers needed to make Los Angeles County’s emergency communication system work has been halted until radiation concerns can be addressed. Dozens of firefighters came to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting Tuesday to let … Continue reading

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San Bernardino County to get New Radio System – for $158 Million

After six years, San Bernardino County is finally on its way to overhauling its antiquated public safety radio system, and will be getting a state-of-the-art digital system at a cost of more than $158 million. The Board of Supervisors on … Continue reading

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Ventura County Fire Department Gets New Radios

The fire station’s bell, followed by a dispatcher’s message, had Ventura County Fire Department Capt. Barry Parker speeding off with his crew to help a stroke victim in El Rio. Clipped to their waist belts was the department’s latest special … Continue reading

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San Bernardino County Fire Dispatch Center in Rialto Receives International Acclaim

San Bernardino County’s emergency dispatch center has been noted as one of the best emergency call centers worldwide. On Tuesday, the dispatch center was honored as an Accredited Center of Excellence by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch, county fire … Continue reading

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High Desert Public Safety Operations Center dedicated in Hesperia

Law enforcement and public officials from across San Bernardino County gathered Friday morning in Hesperia for a dedication ceremony and tour of the new High Desert Public Safety Operations Center. For the first time, dispatch services for both the Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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LA County Fire Department Camp 8 Special Event June 15

The Los Angeles County Fire Department will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Fire Camp 8, in Malibu.  Details are listed in the flyer. Don’t forget to R.S.V.P. by Wednesday of next week, if you plan to go.  The date … Continue reading

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LA County to Upgrade Sheriff and Fire Dispatch Consoles

Los Angeles County last week announced that it has signed a $12.5 million contract to have Raytheon replace its aging dispatch consoles with twin-screen equipment that is expected to enhance fire and sheriff dispatchers’ ability to quickly make the most-effective … Continue reading

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LACoFD USAR Team Completes International Evaluation

The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team (CALIFORNIA TASK FORCE 2), known internationally as USA-2, achieved its re-classification as an “International Heavy-USAR Team” after a rigorous evaluation by a team of multinational United Nations (UN) representatives … Continue reading

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El Segundo Votes to Keep City Fire Department

Almost 2,700 El Segundo residents turned out to cast their votes on April 10 against Measure P in a resounding move to keep the fire services local. They decided not to dismantle the City of El Segundo Fire Department, formed … Continue reading

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Costa Mesa to Keep Fire Department, Won’t Outsource

The city of Costa Mesa has voted to keep its fire department instead of contracting services with Orange County. In a unanimous vote late Tuesday night, the council rescinded layoff notices to 87 firefighters, effectively canceling a proposal to use … Continue reading

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