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OC Man Charged with Setting Fire to Santa Monica Police Car

An Irvine man was taken into federal custody Tuesday on charges alleging he set fire to a Santa Monica Police Department car during civil unrest amid widespread protests in late May. Nathan Wilson, 27, is charged in a federal criminal … Continue reading

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Firefighters Battling Boyle Heights Blaze Discover Marijuana Grow

Firefighters battling a Boyle Heights blaze early Wednesday morning discovered a marijuana growing operation inside an industrial building. The fire was reported at 2:40 a.m. at a single-story building on East Olympic Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. … Continue reading

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LAFD Reports a Staggering Rise in the Number of Fires, Outpacing Any Year in Recent Memory

The latest public data from the Los Angeles Fire Department shows the number of fires that have burned so far this year has outpaced any other year in recent memory, with a staggering number of fires tied to the city’s … Continue reading

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New Jersey Squirrel Attack

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Two K9s Trained to Support Firefighters with PTSD, Anxiety

Two Labrador retrievers specially trained to support firefighters with post-traumatic stress or high-level anxiety are set to join the Los Angeles County Fire Department Tuesday as part of a new program. Donated by Thor’s Hope Foundation in partnership with Performance … Continue reading

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LAFD Marks First Use of Robot To Fight Fire in United States

A robotic firefighting vehicle was used for the first time in the United States to battle a major emergency fire in downtown Los Angeles Tuesday, officials said. The fire broke out in a textile business and spread to an adjacent … Continue reading

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L.A. County Considers Hiring Non-Sworn Force to Patrol Parks

The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to reconsider how to ensure safety in county parks following Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s announcement that he will close the department’s Parks Bureau, provoking the sheriff to accuse the board of “defunding” the LASD. … Continue reading

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Nevada Air Guard Continues Firefighting Mission

Military aerial firefighting units, including the “High Rollers” of the Nevada Air National Guard, have dropped more than 1 million gallons of fire retardant so far this fire season. “It’s very rewarding knowing you are helping so many people,” said … Continue reading

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LAFD Debuts the RS3: First Robotic Firefighting Vehicle in the United States

The Los Angeles City Fire Department debuted the first robotic firefighting vehicle in the United States, putting it to use on its first day in service. The Thermite RS3 (manfactured by Textron: Howe & Howe Technologies) is a compact, low-center … Continue reading

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Radio Travel Report – Morro Bay

By David Akins, N6HHR, SCMA ORC-209 Morro Bay is a beach town in San Luis Obispo County, about 250 miles northwest of Long Beach. It’s best known for Morro Rock, a 576-foot volcanic plug situated in the middle of the … Continue reading

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