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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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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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Suspect Arrested in Bellfower for Shooting Handgun at LASD Helicopter

On September 18, 2013, at 1:10 pm, Lakewood Station received a cell phone call from a female. Screaming was heard, and a female was yelling at a male, asking why he was pointing a gun at her. Lakewood Station deputies, … Continue reading

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LAPD Wants to Go on a Building Spree

A decades-old plan to renovate some and add other Los Angeles Police Department patrol stations is moving along, and according to a new report, officials will soon be taking a look at a new phase of building in the San … 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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Space Shuttle Endeavour Set to Move this Weekend

Space shuttle Endeavour will depart this weekend on a road trip from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to its new exhibition at the California Science Center (CSC). The two-day, 12-mile journey follows Endeavour’s arrival in L.A. atop a jumbo jet … Continue reading

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POTUS Back in LA for Fundraisers October 7th and 8th

There should be plenty of opportunities to monitor the local CHP, police, fire and military frequencies during some “special events” this weekend. President Barack Obama will be back in Los Angeles on Sunday, October 7th and Monday, October 8th. The … Continue reading

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Upcoming CERT Community Meetings of Interest

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation. Below are two City of Los Angeles … Continue reading

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LA County to Upgrade Sheriff and Fire Dispatch Consoles

Los Angeles County last week announced that it has signed a $12.5 million contract to have Raytheon replace its aging dispatch consoles with twin-screen equipment that is expected to enhance fire and sheriff dispatchers’ ability to quickly make the most-effective … Continue reading

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Obama Back in L.A. on Wednesday June 6

Brace yourselves for another potential Obamajam. We’ve learned that President Barack Obama will be in Los Angeles on Wednesday June 6 to attend the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Leadership Council’s 2012 Gala. The event, slated to take place from … Continue reading

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