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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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LAFD Battles Wharf Fire at the Port of L.A.

From Katherine Main, Spokesperson for LAFD A stubborn wharf fire causes evacuation of Los Angeles Port employees and closure of several shipping terminals. The Los Angeles Fire Department was called at 6:41 PM on September 22, 2014, to 802 S Fries … Continue reading

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UCLA Water Main Break

A 93 year old water main broke near the campus of UCLA sending a torrent of raging water through parking structures and athletic facilities. The 30-inch pipe’s rupture shot water 30-feet into the air sending an estimated 20 million gallons roaring onto roads … Continue reading

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Westwood Emergency Preparedness Fair – Sunday July 27th

The Westwood Neighborhood Council is holding their fourth emergency/disaster preparedness fair on Sunday, July 27th 2014 from noon until 4 PM. This event will be held at the Westwood Presbyterian Church located at 10822 Wilshire Boulevard. Free parking will be … Continue reading

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SCMA Guest Speaker – LAFD Deputy Chief Rueda

The Southern California Monitoring Association was honored to have Deputy Chief Mario Rueda with the LAFD as our guest speaker during June’s monthly meeting.  Deputy Chief Rueda has been serving the city of Los Angeles since 1980. He spoke in detail … Continue reading

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LAFD Battalion 4 Visits the SCMA Meeting

LA Fire Department Battalion 4 visited the SCMA Meeting on July 10, 2013 and showed us his vehicle and demonstrated how the LAFD would respond to a major fire.  Thanks to Battalion Chief Ed Bushman and EIT Firefighter Andy Vidovich … Continue reading

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