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Bankruptcy Judge: San Bernardino May Outsource Fire Department

Nothing in the city charter prevents San Bernardino from outsourcing its Fire Department, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled Wednesday in a blow to the fire union that its attorneys immediately said they would appeal. The ruling clears the way for … Continue reading

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LA City Council Approves Police Sites for New LA-RICS LTE Plan

Los Angeles City Council members voted to approve the use of 19 city-owned police stations as the location of cell sites for the amended Los Angeles Regional Interoperable Communications System (LA-RICS) public-safety LTE proposal. The National Telecommunications and Information Administration … Continue reading

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Santa Monica Joint Dispatch Center Unites Police and Fire

For years, the Santa Monica police and fire departments had separate dispatch centers. They operated independently, frequently collaborating but regularly coping with staffing shortages, information gaps and delayed responses. The fatal shooting at Santa Monica College in 2013 was a … Continue reading

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OCFA Helicopter Crews Ready to Fight Fires After Dark

If the Orange County Fire Authority gets a call for air assistance, its helicopter crews are up in the air within minutes. Already suited up, a pilot and crew chief – a paramedic is added on weekends – switch on … Continue reading

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LAFD Rescues Family of Four and Pet Dog

Los Angeles Firefighters dramatically rescued a family and their pet dog from fierce flames, when fire erupted after business hours Wednesday evening in an automotive upholstery business, where the family apparently resided. The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at … Continue reading

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Massive L.A. Fire Destroys Partially Built Apartment Complex

Over 250 LAFD personnel battled a massive fire at a partially built apartment complex in Downtown Los Angeles early Monday morning. Flames and smoke from the blaze could be seen for miles. The blaze also caused officials to partially close the 101 … Continue reading

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LAFD Battles Suspicious Commercial Structure Fire

Los Angeles firefighters battled a non-injury commercial building fire in downtown LA’s garment district on November 29, 2014. Just after 2:30 AM, LAFD respond to 1409 Santee Street to find a row of one-story commercial buildings and smoke in the … Continue reading

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LAFD Reorganizes to Increase Accountability

Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas expects to roll out by the new year his creation of four bureaus modeled after the Los Angeles Police Department, one of the key reforms called for to improve accountability in the Los Angeles Fire Department. … Continue reading

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Commercial Structure Fire – Venice

UPDATE: SCMA member Alex Thompson with venice311.org was kind enough to provide her photos and videos for our members to view.  Los Angeles firefighters relentlessly battled an extremely hot and stubborn Major Emergency blaze at a large Venice storage facility … Continue reading

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Obama and Biden to Both Visit LA This Week

Heads up to everyone who likes to monitor special events. This week we’ll see separate visits from both the President and Vice President giving us opportunities to monitor some tactical frequencies and messing up traffic for those on the West … Continue reading

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