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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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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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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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Anaheim Firefighters Train for Safer Elevator Rescues

Being trapped in an elevator is a nightmare scenario for many, but those in Anaheim can rest assured that Anaheim Fire & Rescue is prepared. The department is training firefighters on rescuing people from a stuck elevator with little or … Continue reading

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Police and Fire Memorabilia Show January 19th

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El Segundo will receive a new fire engine and emergency equipment worth $1.15 million from Chevron Corporation

By David Rosenfeld | drosenfeld@scng.com | The Daily BreezePUBLISHED: January 7, 2019 at 5:23 pm | UPDATED: January 7, 2019 at 5:35 pm The El Segundo Fire Department will get a lot of new equipment later this year, thanks to … Continue reading

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LA City Fire Adding Fifth AW139

The Los Angeles Fire Department is set to introduce a fifth Leonardo AW139 intermediate, twin-engine helicopter into its fleet. The aircraft is expected to be delivered from Leonardo’s Philadelphia facility in Spring 2019 and will be used to perform a … Continue reading

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More than 100 Firefighters Battle Sylmar Strip Mall Blaze

Firefighters Monday extinguished a greater-alarm blaze that damaged part of an L-shaped strip mall in Sylmar, and no one was hurt. The fire was reported December 10th at 3:47 a.m. at 12777 San Fernando Road and extinguished in about two … Continue reading

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