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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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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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L.A. Fire Department Dramatically Overhauls Response to Shootings

Los Angeles fire officials are dramatically changing how rescuers respond to mass shootings after a gunman with a high-powered rifle mortally wounded a federal security officer in a shooting rampage last month at LAX. The new goal is to have … Continue reading

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Man Sentenced to Prison for Phony Mayday Calls to Coast Guard

A 47-year-old National City man was sentenced Tuesday to a year in federal prison and ordered to pay $9,606 in restitution after pleading guilty to transmitting two phony Mayday calls that sent the Coast Guard on rescue missions. Sean Berry admitted that … Continue reading

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Info: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Ocean Rescue Boat

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Ocean Rescue Boat program began service in August 2007 and has proven its worth as a program with very unique tactical capabilities. The Ocean Rescue program is operated by the Special Enforcement Bureau’s Emergency … Continue reading

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Coast Guard: New System Aided in Quick Rescue of 4 Boaters Near Catalina

Coast Guard crews are crediting the quick reaction of rescuers and a new communications system with the survival of four boaters whose pleasure craft sunk suddenly off the coast of Catalina Island early Tuesday. The incident began when a faint … Continue reading

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Contra Costa Fire Rescue on Helmet Cam

On October 13, 2011 Contra Costa Firefighters rescued two women from a burning building. The raw footage was captured by the firefighters helmet cam.  

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