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Forest Service Suspends Controlled Burns Over Coronavirus

The U.S. Forest Service has suspended controlled burns on public lands in wildfire-prone California because of the coronavirus pandemic, upsetting officials who see the program as key to preventing seasonal infernos like those that devastated parts of the state in … Continue reading

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LAPD Officers will Isolate at Biltmore Hotel

Scores of Los Angeles police officers who have symptoms related to the coronavirus or who must quarantine because of possible exposure have the choice of self-isolating at home or moving into the Biltmore Hotel in downtown L.A., according to two … Continue reading

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Late Night Blaze Destroys North Hollywood Dollar Store

NORTH HOLLYWOOD – THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2020 At 1:01AM on April 16, 2020, the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 12000 block of W Victory Blvd in North Hollywood.  The first arriving fire companies found a large, one, … Continue reading

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Will SmartPhones Replace Public Safety Radios? FirstNet Push-to-Talk Just Might Make That Happen

FirstNet Push-to-Talk (PTT) service, provided by AT&T, delivers the performance that public safety needs and can be an LMR alternative for some agencies, according to the captain of a New Jersey police department that conducted a beta trial of the … Continue reading

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Hytera Requests New Trial, Motorola Solutions Seeks Permanent Injunction in Federal-Court Case

Hytera Communications is asking for a new trial and a drastic reduction in a $764.6 million judgment against it, while Motorola Solutions seeks a permanent injunction prohibiting Hytera from selling much of its portfolio of DMR portable radios, according to … Continue reading

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Coronavirus Forcing Some Technicians Off US Cell Towers

Some tower companies have been forced to pull their work crews off the job due to the ongoing pandemic. Further, some tower technicians are asking for personal protective equipment (PPE) like masks and face shields to avoid further spreading the … Continue reading

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Becker Avionics Changes the Way Pilots Monitor Radio with 3D Audio

Becker Avionics has brought a new intercom system to the market that makes it easier for pilots to listen to multiple radios at once using 3D audio. The system, AMU6500, is parallel to the company’s DVCS6100 intercom system with 3D … Continue reading

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LACOFD Firehawk unit receives HAI’s Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award

Helicopter Association International (HAI) has announced that the Los Angeles County (California) Fire Department Air Operations (LACOFD) Sikorsky S-70 Firehawk helicopter teams are the 2020 recipients of the Salute to Excellence Humanitarian Service Award. The award honors the person or … Continue reading

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First Engine Broke Down En Route to Woolsey Fire, Sources Say. Blaze Grew at a Terrifying Rate

When the Woolsey fire broke out a year ago at Boeing’s shuttered nuclear and rocket engine testing site near Simi Valley, a private fire crew working for the aerospace giant was the closest to the flames. A firetruck headed to … Continue reading

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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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