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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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LAFD Major Emergency Structure Fire

From a lafd.org article: PLAYA VISTA – The Los Angeles Fire Department battled a Greater Alarm Structure Fire in a large Playa Vista office building in the morning of September 19th, 2015. LAFD arrived on scene to find a three-story … Continue reading

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Griffith Park Brush Fire

On Saturday, September 5th a brush fire broke out in Griffith Park. The 3-5 acre fire erupted at 2:30 pm according to Erik Scott, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. 100 firefighters assisted by water dropping helicopters had the … Continue reading

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San Bernardino Moves to Outsource Fire Department

The outsourcing of a 137-year-old Fire Department and a proposed $143-per-year tax on parcel owners is part of the price for keeping this bankrupt city from “catastrophe,” the City Council decided on a 4-3 vote Monday. The move follows the … Continue reading

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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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