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LAFD Battalion 4 Visits the SCMA Meeting

LA Fire Department Battalion 4 visited the SCMA Meeting on July 10, 2013 and showed us his vehicle and demonstrated how the LAFD would respond to a major fire.  Thanks to Battalion Chief Ed Bushman and EIT Firefighter Andy Vidovich … 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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L.A. City Fire’s Response Time ‘Below National Standard’

The time it takes 911 operators to dispatch L.A. city firefighters to emergencies has been getting substantially slower and has fallen below the national standard, it was reported today. A Los Angeles Times analysis of more than 1 million dispatches … Continue reading

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