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California Wildfires Show the Value of Old Tech

When cell coverage goes down, it’s all ham radios and sirens to the rescue. Wildfires that killed nine people in a remote Northern California county last month also crippled landlines, cell phones, and internet service, the local sheriff said Thursday, … Continue reading

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Here Come the Drones! LA City Council OK’s Fire Department’s Guidelines

Guidelines for a Los Angeles Fire Department drone program were approved by the City Council Tuesday over the objections of some civil rights organizations concerned that the devices could be used to infringe on individual liberties. The 11-0 vote formalizes … Continue reading

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LAFD Prepared for a Griffith Park Blaze

Los Feliz Hills resident Gary Simon took this photo from a friend’s house in the Hollywood Hills during the 2007 Griffith Park fires. Following a series of devastating fires throughout California’s wine country in October, the 7,000 acre La Tuna … Continue reading

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Why You Should Not Park Next to a Fire Hydrant

Firefighters were forced to smash the windows of a car illegally parked next to a fire hydrant in Nebraska. Chuck Henry reports for the NBC4 News at 5 on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016. Source: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/Firefighters-Smash-Car-Windows-Pull-Hose-Through-Illegally-Parked-Car_Los-Angeles-407537666.html?_osource=SocialFlowTwt_LABrand  

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Firefighters Injured in Four Alarm Strip Mall Fire

MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (FOX 11 / CNS) – Two firefighters were injured while battling a four-alarm fire Thursday December 15 at a Monterey Park strip mall. The large structure fire was reported around 1:30 a.m. in the 300 block of … Continue reading

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Long Beach Fire Department Debuts New Boat

After adding some finishing touches on Long Beach Fire Department’s Fireboat 20, it’s ready for its official debut. Fire Chief Mike DuRee said the department has had the vessel for a couple of months, and used it in fires, such … Continue reading

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Baker Fire Station Staffing a Public Safety Concern

According to Caltrans, an average of just under 40,000 vehicles passed through Baker on Interstate 15 on a daily basis in 2014. That same year, statistics showed that some 23.5 million motorists traveled to Las Vegas. The vast majority were … Continue reading

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The Porky Show – January 16

ATTENTION PATCH COLLECTORS! The Porky Show, California’s longest running police and fire patch, badge and collectibles swap meet will take place on Saturday, January 16th in Claremont from 9 AM to 3 PM. The show is put on by the … Continue reading

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Redondo Beach PD/FD Open House

The Redondo Beach Police and Fire Departments will be having their annual open house this Sunday, October 4, 2015. The event will be at the Redondo Beach Civic Center from 10 am until 3 pm. Members of the public can … Continue reading

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LA-RICS LTE Network On Track to Meet Sept 30 Deadline

The much-anticipated public-safety LTE network being deployed by the Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) is on track to be completed by next week’s federal deadline, and the new system should be operational by the end of the year, … Continue reading

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