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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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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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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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Video: Responders rescue man clinging to tree in rain-swollen river

A dramatic video shows a crew rescuing a man who was clinging to a tree in a rain-swollen river. KTLA reported that Los Angeles Fire Department responders arrived within minutes of the call about a man who was spotted hanging onto … Continue reading

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Senior Los Angeles Fire Department Aircrewman Retires

Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) firefighter flight paramedic Greg Sanderson has retired after 32 years of service, with 18 years assigned to the Air Operations Section. During Sanderson’s time at Air Operations he interrogated many skills, equipment, and rescue techniques … Continue reading

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Arson Suspected in Overnight Fire at 129-Year-Old Church in Pasadena

A fire that damaged a 129-year-old Episcopalian church Saturday morning (1/13/18) in Pasadena has prompted an arson investigation. Authorities said the cause of the non-injury fire at Church of the Angels, which was reported at 2:20 a.m. at 1100 N. Avenue 64, … Continue reading

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LAFD Deploys Drones for First Time to Survey Damage, Patrol Hotspots in Skirball Fire

The Los Angeles Fire Department deployed its drones for the first time to survey the Skirball Fire near Bel-Air on Dec. 7, 2017. Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas announced the move in a Thursday morning press conference, and by late afternoon … 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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