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Understaffed And Overworked: Firefighters Exhausted By Severe California Fires - OPB News
Understaffed And Overworked: Firefighters Exhausted By Severe California Fires  OPB News

Firefighters from the Los Angeles city fire department had just returned to their station after responding to the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Watch: LAFD Helicopter Pilots Rescue Three People, Dogs as Woolsey Fire Approaches - NBC Southern California
Watch: LAFD Helicopter Pilots Rescue Three People, Dogs as Woolsey Fire Approaches  NBC Southern California

Two Los Angeles Fire Department pilots carried out a dramatic rescue of three people and two dogs on Castro Peak in the hills above Malibu in the midst of the ...


Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Detailing the Success of the LA Fire Department's Drone Program - Commercial UAV News
Detailing the Success of the LA Fire Department's Drone Program  Commercial UAV News

News about the Los Angeles Fire Department's (LAFD) use of drones to fight the Skirball fire was covered far and wide but it was just the start.


Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. Fire Department Provides Flood and Mudslide Safety Tips - KTLA Los Angeles
L.A. Fire Department Provides Flood and Mudslide Safety Tips  KTLA Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Fire Department is urging residents to take precautions as a storm system moves into the area. LAFD issued a news release with several steps ...


Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Veteran L.A. dive team firefighter wins $2.75 million in retaliation lawsuit - LA Daily News
Veteran L.A. dive team firefighter wins $2.75 million in retaliation lawsuit  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A veteran firefighter who said he suffered a backlash after reporting that Los Angeles Fire Department personnel and members of the dive ...


Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles Fire Dept. Reports Natgas Pipeline Rupture at Woodland Hills - U.S. News & World Report
Los Angeles Fire Dept. Reports Natgas Pipeline Rupture at Woodland Hills  U.S. News & World Report

(Reuters) - An underground natural gas pipeline ruptured due to an overturned vehicle causing a leak in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, the city's fire ...


Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 04:00:00 GMT



Some L.A. pensions are so huge they exceed IRS limits, costing taxpayers millions extra - Los Angeles Times
Some L.A. pensions are so huge they exceed IRS limits, costing taxpayers millions extra  Los Angeles Times

Dozens of retired Los Angeles employees are collecting such generous retirement pay that they exceed pension fund limits set by the Internal Revenue *Service*, ...


Posted on Sun, 16 Dec 2018 12:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles Rams honor first responders, victims of recent tragedies at MNF game - ESPN
Los Angeles Rams honor first responders, victims of recent tragedies at MNF game  ESPN

More than 3000 first responders and people affected by the recent tragedies in Southern California were guests of the Rams for their Monday Night Football ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



New Wildfire Task Force Proposed by LA City Council Members - NBC Southern California
New Wildfire Task Force Proposed by LA City Council Members  NBC Southern California

Several members of the Los Angeles City Council proposed Tuesday that a task force be formed to consider new solutions to fighting and preventing destructive ...


Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



#LATOGETHER Community Elements for Chiefs vs. Rams - therams.com
#LATOGETHER Community Elements for Chiefs vs. Rams  therams.com

Thousands of first responders and people affected by the recent tragedies will be in attendance, seated on the Shell & Throwback Terraces, the Field Pavilion ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



No injuries reported after box truck explodes in middle of Los Angeles street - WLS-TV
No injuries reported after box truck explodes in middle of Los Angeles street  WLS-TV

A box truck explosion left a field of debris in the middle of a Boyle Heights street Friday night, but no injuries were reported.


Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:12:00 GMT



Woolsey fire prompts LA City Council members to propose wildfire task force - LA Daily News
Woolsey fire prompts LA City Council members to propose wildfire task force  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES – Several members of the Los Angeles City Council proposed on Tuesday that a task force be formed to consider new solutions to fighting and ...


Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. County supervisors to spend $4.5 million studying 'new realities' in fire service - Los Angeles Times
L.A. County supervisors to spend $4.5 million studying 'new realities' in fire service  Los Angeles Times

The worst wildfire in the region's modern history has prompted Los Angeles County leaders to rethink how the fire *service* provides emergency response.


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Making US Fire Departments More Diverse and Inclusive - HBR.org Daily
Making US Fire Departments More Diverse and Inclusive  HBR.org Daily

Picture a typical firefighter. Who comes to mind? If you imagined a white man, that's understandable: 96% of U.S. career firefighters are men, and 82% are white.


Posted on Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:11:48 GMT



$4.5M plan to reduce strain on Calif. fire dept. approved - EMS1.com
$4.5M plan to reduce strain on Calif. fire dept. approved  EMS1.com

By Matt Stiles Los Angeles Times. LOS ANGELES COUNTY, Calif. — The Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a $4.5-million plan Tuesday to reduce ...


Posted on Sat, 08 Dec 2018 13:34:41 GMT



LA Council Considers Changes to Controversial Retirement Program - NBC Southern California
LA Council Considers Changes to Controversial Retirement Program  NBC Southern California

Changes to the fraud-tainted Deferred Retirement Option Plan for police and firefighters, aimed at making it less susceptible to abuse, are before the Los ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Scuba diver rescued after rising to water’s surface too quickly near Terminal Island - The Daily Breeze
Scuba diver rescued after rising to water’s surface too quickly near Terminal Island  The Daily Breeze

A 55-year-old male scuba diver was in fair condition after making a rapid ascent in the water near Terminal Island, requiring rescue Saturday, Nov.


Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles-area development approved in fire-prone zone - ABC 4
Los Angeles-area development approved in fire-prone zone  ABC 4

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The conflict between the need for more housing in California and the danger of building in fire-prone mountains was decided in favor of ...


Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:35:00 GMT



Crash Near San Gabriel Dam Kills 1, Sparks Brush Fire - NBC Southern California
Crash Near San Gabriel Dam Kills 1, Sparks Brush Fire  NBC Southern California

One person was killed when a vehicle crashed over the side of a road near the San Gabriel Reservoir Monday afternoon, sparking a fire that quickly scorched ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



First Ever AHF-LAFD Toy Drive Kicks Off With Firefighters Handing Out Presents To Underprivileged Children - Business Wire
First Ever AHF-LAFD Toy Drive Kicks Off With Firefighters Handing Out Presents To Underprivileged Children  Business Wire

Hundreds of children will get toys for Christmas, thanks to the first ever holiday toy drive partnership between the AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)


Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 17:06:00 GMT



Metro Area’s First Female Fire Chief Comes With Impressive Background - CBS Denver
Metro Area’s First Female Fire Chief Comes With Impressive Background  CBS Denver

By Jamie Leary. GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The City of Golden welcomed its newest fire chief in nearly 20 years and the first female fire chief in the Denver Metro ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Plan To Reduce Strain On Firefighters - Firehouse.com
Los Angeles County Supervisors Approve Plan To Reduce Strain On Firefighters  Firehouse.com

Los Angeles County supervisors have unanimously approved a $4.5-million strategy to reduce the strain on the county fire department.


Posted on Wed, 05 Dec 2018 14:23:12 GMT



Firefighters make quick work of flames burning brush in Sylmar - LA Daily News
Firefighters make quick work of flames burning brush in Sylmar  LA Daily News

Firefighters needed less than 20 minutes to knock down a fire that burned about 2 acres in Sylmar on the afternoon of Tuesday, Nov. 20, the Los Angeles Fire ...


Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



City of Vallejo has a new fire chief - Vallejo Times Herald
City of Vallejo has a new fire chief  Vallejo Times Herald

Vallejo city officials today announced they have appointed Daryl C. Arbuthnott as the city's new fire chief. Arbuthnott replaces Jack McArthur, who was released ...


Posted on Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



What’s the best way to evacuate Los Angeles? - Curbed LA
What’s the best way to evacuate Los Angeles?  Curbed LA

When a wildfire or earthquake strikes, cars can't be the only option for getting out.


Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2018 23:25:38 GMT



Pepperdine shelters in place as Malibu wildfires burn - Curbed LA
Pepperdine shelters in place as Malibu wildfires burn  Curbed LA

Stephen Davis stood in the desiccated chaparral high above Pepperdine University's Malibu campus and watched a massive billow of gray smoke swallow the ...


Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Elderly San Pedro man hospitalized after attempting to put out car fire behind home - The Daily Breeze
Elderly San Pedro man hospitalized after attempting to put out car fire behind home  The Daily Breeze

A 77-year-old man was hospitalized with burns on his hands after he tried putting out a car fire behind a San Pedro home on Wednesday, Nov. 21. Just after ...


Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Mike Davis's 'case for letting Malibu burn’ is sadly relevant again - Quartz
Mike Davis's 'case for letting Malibu burn’ is sadly relevant again  Quartz

A controversial assessment of Malibu's wildfires has "aged far better than the criticism of it."


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Police say man shot and killed; no known suspects - Youngstown Vindicator
Police say man shot and killed; no known suspects  Youngstown Vindicator

Police say man shot and killed; no known suspects. COLUMBUS. Police said a man has been shot and killed in Ohio's capital city. Columbus police said Sunday ...


Posted on Mon, 17 Dec 2018 05:00:00 GMT



Golden hired a new fire chief, and she’s the first woman to hold that title at a Denver area department - The Denver Post
Golden hired a new fire chief, and she’s the first woman to hold that title at a Denver area department  The Denver Post

Alician Welch will join a select group of women who are fire chiefs when she is sworn in Monday to lead the Golden Fire Department.


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



New Golden fire chief is first full-time female to hold that rank in Denver metro area - The Denver Channel
New Golden fire chief is first full-time female to hold that rank in Denver metro area  The Denver Channel

The Golden Fire Department has a new fire chief and she's making history.


Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. County considers building a new city where fire hazard is high. Is Tejon Ranch worth the risk? - Los Angeles Times
L.A. County considers building a new city where fire hazard is high. Is Tejon Ranch worth the risk?  Los Angeles Times

A long-debated development in a remote, uninhabited part of Los Angeles County could be vulnerable to dangerous wildfires of the type California has seen in ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



California fire: What started as a tiny brush fire became the state’s deadliest wildfire. Here’s how - Los Angeles Times
California fire: What started as a tiny brush fire became the state’s deadliest wildfire. Here’s how  Los Angeles Times

The Camp fire laid waste to the city of Paradise and other mountain towns where many residents received no warnings and gridlocked evacuation routes ...


Posted on Sun, 18 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



FAA Photos Show Damage to LAFD Helicopter Following La Tuna Fire Mishap - NBC Southern California
FAA Photos Show Damage to LAFD Helicopter Following La Tuna Fire Mishap  NBC Southern California

A $17-million firefighting helicopter damaged during the La Tuna Fire a year ago has been returned to *service* and the Los Angeles Fire Department says its fleet ...


Posted on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Spark of Love: Collected toys will help Ventura County residents - KABC-TV
Spark of Love: Collected toys will help Ventura County residents  KABC-TV

ABC7's Spark of Love toy drive came to Ventura, bringing some cheer to residents who have been devastated by two tragedies.


Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



From rebuilding to flood insurance, residents affected by the Woolsey fire vent and learn about aid at town ha - Los Angeles Times
From rebuilding to flood insurance, residents affected by the Woolsey fire vent and learn about aid at town ha  Los Angeles Times

The Woolsey fire, which started Nov. 8 and is now fully contained, was the most destructive fire to burn through Ventura and Los Angeles counties in recent ...


Posted on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 05:30:00 GMT



Correction: Los Angeles Housing Development story - WALB
Correction: Los Angeles Housing Development story  WALB

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a story Dec. 11 about a large housing development approved in the mountains north of Los Angeles, The Associated Press reported ...


Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:58:00 GMT



Wilder and Fury invite Southern California firefighters to Saturday's title fight - Premier Boxing Champions
Wilder and Fury invite Southern California firefighters to Saturday's title fight  Premier Boxing Champions

WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder presented tickets to the Engine 3 House in downtown LA today, while lineal champion Tyson Fury gifted ...


Posted on Tue, 27 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Rescuers fear rains will wash away victims’ remains; 870 still missing in California fire - Los Angeles Times
Rescuers fear rains will wash away victims’ remains; 870 still missing in California fire  Los Angeles Times

For days, hundreds of searchers in Butte County have been methodically poring through the destruction left by the Camp fire, looking for clues that someone ...


Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Thanks, But No Thanks: Firefighters Ask for You to Stop Donating Random Goods - NBC Southern California
Thanks, But No Thanks: Firefighters Ask for You to Stop Donating Random Goods  NBC Southern California

As residents look for ways to help Southern California firefighters by donating water, energy drinks, blankets, and more, resulting in an extra 5000 pounds of ...


Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



County Officials: Beware of Woolsey Fire Charity Scams - SCVNEWS.com
County Officials: Beware of Woolsey Fire Charity Scams  SCVNEWS.com

With Woolsey Fire recovery and relief efforts underway, Los Angeles County officials caution the public to beware of charity scams and to donate to ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Proposed Changes to Fraud-Tainted DROP Program Coming Before LA City Council - MyNewsLA.com
Proposed Changes to Fraud-Tainted DROP Program Coming Before LA City Council  MyNewsLA.com

Changes to the fraud-tainted Deferred Retirement Option Plan for police and firefighters, aimed at making it less susceptible to abuse, are before the Los ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



One year after a firefighter's deadly fall, L.A. is fighting an order from state safety regulators - Los Angeles Times
One year after a firefighter's deadly fall, L.A. is fighting an order from state safety regulators  Los Angeles Times

Lawyers for the Los Angeles Fire Department are at odds with workplace safety regulators over their investigation into the death of 29-year-old firefighter Kelly ...


Posted on Sun, 29 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Golden’s New Chief Knows Dangers With Large Wildfires - CBS Denver
Golden’s New Chief Knows Dangers With Large Wildfires  CBS Denver

GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – The new fire chief for the City of Golden is no stranger to the dangers of wildfires, especially the kind that are happening now in ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Officials urge charitable caution in wake of the Woolsey Fire - Malibu Surfside News
Officials urge charitable caution in wake of the Woolsey Fire  Malibu Surfside News

With Woolsey Fire recovery and relief efforts under way, Los Angeles County officials caution the public to beware of charity scams and to donate to ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Fire Code May Block Rebuilds in Woolsey Wake - Malibu Times
Fire Code May Block Rebuilds in Woolsey Wake  Malibu Times

Of all the questions that remain in the wake of the Woolsey Fire, perhaps the most pressing relate to how the rebuilding of hundreds of Malibu homes will take ...


Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:00:00 GMT



California wildfires death toll reaches 87, almost 500 still unaccounted for - ABC News
California wildfires death toll reaches 87, almost 500 still unaccounted for  ABC News

Hundreds of people remain missing in the wake of a pair of deadly wildfires that have been burning across both ends of California.


Posted on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Davis loses fire chief to Vallejo - Daily Democrat
Davis loses fire chief to Vallejo  Daily Democrat

Davis is losing its fire chief. Vallejo city officials announced they have appointed Daryl C. Arbuthnott as the city's new chief, effective in January. Arbuthnott ...


Posted on Mon, 03 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Get ready for storm, Malibu tells residents in Woosley fire area - LA Daily News
Get ready for storm, Malibu tells residents in Woosley fire area  LA Daily News

MALIBU — With up to 2 inches of rain possible for Los Angeles and Ventura counties beginning Wednesday night into Thursday, Malibu officials urged residents ...


Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. approves new rules for Airbnb-type rentals after years of debate - Los Angeles Times
L.A. approves new rules for Airbnb-type rentals after years of debate  Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to impose new rules on renting out rooms and homes for short stays, regulating a phenomenon ...


Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 01:45:00 GMT



Lawsuit: Long Beach police, not gunman accused of killing firefighter, shot civilian - Long Beach Press Telegram
Lawsuit: Long Beach police, not gunman accused of killing firefighter, shot civilian  Long Beach Press Telegram

A 78-year-old Long Beach resident who was shot June 25 while fleeing a fire believed to have been set by a suicidal man — who was also accused of shooting ...


Posted on Wed, 12 Dec 2018 03:42:51 GMT



A New LAFD Unit Is Providing Urgent Care on the Spot - LA Magazine
A New LAFD Unit Is Providing Urgent Care on the Spot  LA Magazine

“We went to an elementary school on Figueroa. The kid—he was maybe ten—had fallen of the bleachers and had a good laceration across the forehead,” says ...


Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



The Public and Commercial Impact of Drone Technology – An Interview with Derrick Ward - Commercial UAV News
The Public and Commercial Impact of Drone Technology – An Interview with Derrick Ward  Commercial UAV News

As a Firefighter for LAFD and CEO of Hot Shots Aerial Photography, Derrick Ward understands what it means to use drones in public and commercial contexts.


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Chargers Continue Fundraising Efforts for Wildfire Relief and Honor Local Heroes at Sunday's Game - Chargers.com
Chargers Continue Fundraising Efforts for Wildfire Relief and Honor Local Heroes at Sunday's Game  Chargers.com

The Los Angeles Chargers will continue to raise funds for the American Red Cross Wildfire Relief efforts and local fire department foundations and will honor ...


Posted on Fri, 23 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



As Rain Rolls Through, Residents On Alert For Mudslides In Woolsey Fire Burn Area - CBS Los Angeles
As Rain Rolls Through, Residents On Alert For Mudslides In Woolsey Fire Burn Area  CBS Los Angeles

MALIBU (CBSLA) – There have been no reports of significant mudslides or debris flows as of Thanksgiving morning in the Woolsey and Hill fire burn areas after ...


Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Fire department brings Christmas cheer to Big Bear City - Big Bear Grizzly
Fire department brings Christmas cheer to Big Bear City  Big Bear Grizzly

It was 3 p.m. on Nov. 24 when Doug Egler stood in line so his family could be the first to meet Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus.


Posted on Sun, 25 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Fire Commission moves to give in-house watchdog 'unfettered access' to disciplinary files - Los Angeles Times
Fire Commission moves to give in-house watchdog 'unfettered access' to disciplinary files  Los Angeles Times

The panel that oversees the Los Angeles Fire Department voted Tuesday to give the agency's internal watchdog “unfettered access” to the disciplinary files of its ...


Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



An urgent plea from Cal Fire's exiting chief - Ventura County Star
An urgent plea from Cal Fire's exiting chief  Ventura County Star

California wildfires have become so unpredictable that officials should consider banning home construction in vulnerable areas, Ken Pimlott says.


Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2018 18:00:00 GMT



LAFD, local politicians celebrate restored fire engines - KABC-TV
LAFD, local politicians celebrate restored fire engines  KABC-TV

Los Angeles fire officials and local politicians will celebrate the restoration of engine companies at four stations across the city on Wednesday.


Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



How to Help Woolsey Fire First Responders (and How Not To) - LA Magazine
How to Help Woolsey Fire First Responders (and How Not To)  LA Magazine

As of 7:30 Monday morning, the Woolsey Fire had burned 91,000 acres, destroyed an estimated 370 structures (with 57,000 more threatened), and was only 20 ...


Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Enough With The Random Donations, LA Firefighters Implore - Pacific Palisades, CA Patch
Enough With The Random Donations, LA Firefighters Implore  Pacific Palisades, CA Patch

Stop With The Random Donations, Say Firefighters - Pacific Palisades, CA - A kind-hearted outpouring of donations is misdirected to firefighters, causing ...


Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighter in Critical Condition, 2 Others Hurt After Responding to Burning Commercial Building in Boyle Heights: LAFD - KTLA Los Angeles
Firefighter in Critical Condition, 2 Others Hurt After Responding to Burning Commercial Building in Boyle Heights: LAFD  KTLA Los Angeles

Three firefighters were hurt while battling a massive fire at a commercial building in Boyle Heights that sent plumes of heavy smoke over the area on Wednesday ...


Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



L.A. firefighter files discrimination suit, saying his equipment was smeared with feces - Los Angeles Times
L.A. firefighter files discrimination suit, saying his equipment was smeared with feces  Los Angeles Times

An African American firefighter filed a lawsuit against the city on Monday, alleging he repeatedly faced discrimination and retaliation while working at a fire ...


Posted on Tue, 07 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



L.A. fire chief raises concerns about 'divisive' workplace incidents involving firefighters - Los Angeles Times
L.A. fire chief raises concerns about 'divisive' workplace incidents involving firefighters  Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Fire Department has experienced a series of “divisive” workplace incidents in recent months, including at least one debate between firefighters ...


Posted on Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. County firefighters earn massive overtime pay, busting budgets and raising questions - Los Angeles Times
L.A. County firefighters earn massive overtime pay, busting budgets and raising questions  Los Angeles Times

Strained by staffing shortages and major emergencies, the L.A. County Fire Department busted its overtime plan by tens of millions of dollars, inflating salaries ...


Posted on Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



North Texas Police Join Nation in Responding to Wave of Bogus Bomb Threats - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
North Texas Police Join Nation in Responding to Wave of Bogus Bomb Threats  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Law enforcement officers from several North Texas cities report responding to a wave of bomb threats Thursday that appear to be part of a nationwide hoax that ...


Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2018 21:53:56 GMT



California Fire Map: List of Fires Near Me Right Now [November 17] - Heavy.com
California Fire Map: List of Fires Near Me Right Now [November 17]  Heavy.com

Here are the latest updates on fires in California on November 17. See maps and details here.


Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Long Beach police deny allegation an officer shot a retirement home resident during attack that killed fire captain - Long Beach Press Telegram
Long Beach police deny allegation an officer shot a retirement home resident during attack that killed fire captain  Long Beach Press Telegram

The Long Beach Police Department says it immediately responded to a 78-year-old man's claims that officers or firefighters punched him in the face when he ...


Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2018 03:05:56 GMT



How You Can Help Firefighters Battling The California Wildfires - WFMYNews2.com
How You Can Help Firefighters Battling The California Wildfires  WFMYNews2.com

As raging wildfires continue to devastate homes and businesses in California, many around the nation are wondering how they can help first responders.


Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Some Malibu Areas, Roads Reopened After Woolsey Fire Evacs - Deadline
Some Malibu Areas, Roads Reopened After Woolsey Fire Evacs  Deadline

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has opened several Malibu areas affected by the Woolsey Fire. The areas are open as of 5:30 PM today. Related.


Posted on Sat, 17 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Woolsey Fire update: 100 percent contained - Signal Tribune
Woolsey Fire update: 100 percent contained  Signal Tribune

Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) Public Information Officer Jacob Heflin confirmed with the Signal Tribune that the Woolsey Fire, which burned in the ...


Posted on Fri, 30 Nov 2018 20:49:52 GMT



Los Angeles Firefighter Earns Half a Million Via Overtime - Culver City Observer
Los Angeles Firefighter Earns Half a Million Via Overtime  Culver City Observer

How one LA firefighter turned a $90000 salary into $1.6 million over four years. Overtime pay that was at least triple his regular salary in each of.


Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



5 LAFD Firefighters Injured While Battling Mendocino Complex as Largest Fire in State History Forces New Evacuations - KTLA Los Angeles
5 LAFD Firefighters Injured While Battling Mendocino Complex as Largest Fire in State History Forces New Evacuations  KTLA Los Angeles

Five firefighters with the Los Angeles Fire Department were injured while battling the massive Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California, which has ...


Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



1948 Fire Levels Much of Downtown Laramie | Contributed Columns - Laramie Boomerang
1948 Fire Levels Much of Downtown Laramie | Contributed Columns  Laramie Boomerang

April 13, 1948, ended normally for the citizens of Laramie. The temperature was above average and had reached the upper 50's. The wind was not too bad, ...


Posted on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:14:00 GMT



Cal Fire Chief Recommends Banning Home Construction In Vulnerable Areas - CBS San Francisco
Cal Fire Chief Recommends Banning Home Construction In Vulnerable Areas  CBS San Francisco

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP/CBS) — California's increasingly deadly and destructive wildfires have become so unpredictable that government officials should ...


Posted on Tue, 11 Dec 2018 18:45:00 GMT



Garcetti still struggling to expand the number of female firefighters - Los Angeles Times
Garcetti still struggling to expand the number of female firefighters  Los Angeles Times

Four years ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed to revamp the way the city hires firefighters by introducing more women into a department that has been ...


Posted on Sat, 10 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. Fire Department Hosts Camp for Girls in Elysian Park - KTLA Los Angeles
L.A. Fire Department Hosts Camp for Girls in Elysian Park  KTLA Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Fire Department hosted a camp at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center in Elysian Park to encourage girls interested in exploring a ...


Posted on Sun, 16 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Firefight like a Girl: First Woman Ever Named LAFD Firefighter of the Year - NBC Southern California
Firefight like a Girl: First Woman Ever Named LAFD Firefighter of the Year  NBC Southern California

The first woman ever has just won the 2017 Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighter of the Year award. Her name is Rosa Tufts. With over 34 years of *service* ...


Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters Able to Hold Woolsey Containment, But Danger Remains - NBC Southern California
Firefighters Able to Hold Woolsey Containment, But Danger Remains  NBC Southern California

Despite the return of threatening Santa Ana winds, a combined force of firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties was ...


Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles LAFD Watchdog Access Discipline Files Firefighters - Firehouse.com
Los Angeles LAFD Watchdog Access Discipline Files Firefighters  Firehouse.com

The panel that oversees the LAFD voted Tuesday to give the agency's internal watchdog “unfettered access” to the disciplinary files of firefighters.


Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



New LAFD fire engine in Reseda could help station with surge in emergency calls - LA Daily News
New LAFD fire engine in Reseda could help station with surge in emergency calls  LA Daily News

Public officials concerned for nearly a decade about the state of fire safety in Los Angeles could breathe a little easier Monday after one of the San Fernando ...


Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



LA beefs up brush-clearance rules in wake of hillside fires - LA Daily News
LA beefs up brush-clearance rules in wake of hillside fires  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — Following a series of fires that have broken out in the hillsides over the last year, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



'End of an era' as Andy Fox steps down from Thousand Oaks City Council after 24 years - Ventura County Star
'End of an era' as Andy Fox steps down from Thousand Oaks City Council after 24 years  Ventura County Star

“This is the end of an era,” state Assemblywoman Jacqui Irwin said Tuesday night at the Thousand Oaks City Council's post-election reorganization meeting.


Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2018 00:30:00 GMT



Los Angeles Firefighter Bryce Gutierrez Receives Firehouse Michael O. McNamee Valor Award - Firehouse.com
Los Angeles Firefighter Bryce Gutierrez Receives Firehouse Michael O. McNamee Valor Award  Firehouse.com

Firehouse recognizes Bryce Gutierrez for rescuing multiple children from a structure fire with the Michael O. McNamee Award of Valor.


Posted on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Woolsey Fire burns 98,362 acres across Los Angeles, Ventura - Curbed LA
Woolsey Fire burns 98,362 acres across Los Angeles, Ventura  Curbed LA

Forced out of their neighborhoods for more than a week because of a wind-driven wildfire that raced across the canyons, devouring hundreds of buildings in its ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Entire California Town Destroyed; Tens of Thousands Flee in Los Angeles, Ventura Counties - The Weather Channel
Entire California Town Destroyed; Tens of Thousands Flee in Los Angeles, Ventura Counties  The Weather Channel

Here's what we know about several wildfires burning in parts of Northern and Southern California.


Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Mandatory Evacuation in West Hills Marks 1st Within L.A. City Limits for Woolsey Fire - KTLA Los Angeles
Mandatory Evacuation in West Hills Marks 1st Within L.A. City Limits for Woolsey Fire  KTLA Los Angeles

Los Angeles authorities on Friday evening ordered the mandatory evacuation for part of West Hills, the first neighborhood within L.A. city limits to be affected by ...


Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



How a Cofounder of the Derby Dolls Is Helping the LA Fire Department Recruit More Women Los Angeles Magazine - LA Magazine
How a Cofounder of the Derby Dolls Is Helping the LA Fire Department Recruit More Women Los Angeles Magazine  LA Magazine

In 2015 Rebecca Ninburg, who cofounded the roller derby team the L.A. Derby Dolls, left the skating rink behind to help in local government, where she's been ...


Posted on Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Fire rips through abandoned church near downtown L.A., destroying historic building - Los Angeles Times
Fire rips through abandoned church near downtown L.A., destroying historic building  Los Angeles Times

Firefighters couldn't save a historic church in University Park after an early-morning fire Thursday.


Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



LAFD gets a little help from its friends in knocking down Tujunga brush fire - LA Daily News
LAFD gets a little help from its friends in knocking down Tujunga brush fire  LA Daily News

A blaze dubbed the Mahogany fire was fully contained Tuesday morning in Tujunga, said a fire department spokesman. The Los Angeles Fire Department was ...


Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Shots fired during Los Angeles house fire prompts standoff - 10News
Shots fired during Los Angeles house fire prompts standoff  10News

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A woman was found dead Tuesday at the scene of a house fire where a gunman fired shots and barricaded himself before being taken ...


Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



2018 Year in Review: Stories that caught our attention - PostBulletin.com
2018 Year in Review: Stories that caught our attention  PostBulletin.com

Consider a plotline for a made-for-TV movie, in which an everyday-seeming, 56-year-old grandmother somehow becomes the subject of a nationwide police ...


Posted on Sat, 15 Dec 2018 11:03:14 GMT



Waiting for an emergency - Boulder Weekly
Waiting for an emergency  Boulder Weekly

If you drive around Boulder County on any given day of the week, any time of day or night, you're bound to see American Medical Response (AMR) ambulances ...


Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2018 15:09:50 GMT



LAFD Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighters SOBER Unit - Firefighter News - Firehouse.com
LAFD Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighters SOBER Unit - Firefighter News  Firehouse.com

The Los Angeles Fire Department's medical director discusses the innovative SOBER Unit.


Posted on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Skid Row’s once-beautiful Fire Station No. 23 will become arts center - Curbed LA
Skid Row’s once-beautiful Fire Station No. 23 will become arts center  Curbed LA

Plans to restore and reuse a gorgeous old fire station on Skid Row have been in the works for more than two decades. Finally, city engineering staffers are ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



North Hollywood firefighter, 22, dies while off duty - LA Daily News
North Hollywood firefighter, 22, dies while off duty  LA Daily News

A Los Angeles firefighter who joined the department earlier this year died Tuesday evening while off-duty in Simi Valley, officials said. Peter D. Varnum, a ...


Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Brush fire near Griffith Park prompts evacuation of observatory - Los Angeles Times
Brush fire near Griffith Park prompts evacuation of observatory  Los Angeles Times

A brush fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at Griffith Park, sending a plume of smoke climbing into the sky and sparking concerns about nearby structures.


Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles City firefighters file lawsuit against SoCalGas over Aliso Canyon leak - KABC-TV
Los Angeles City firefighters file lawsuit against SoCalGas over Aliso Canyon leak  KABC-TV

A group of Los Angeles City firefighters have filed a lawsuit against SoCalGas over the Aliso Canyon storage facility leak.


Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Cell phone app gives Angelenos a tool to help people facing homelessness - LA Daily News
Cell phone app gives Angelenos a tool to help people facing homelessness  LA Daily News

Tony Greco knows what it's like to try to get help for loved ones struggling with addiction. “I've been trying to get people into treatment since I was 7-years-old,” ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Weed Wacker Likely Sparked Fire That Prompted Evacuations in Beverly Crest: LAFD - KTLA Los Angeles
Weed Wacker Likely Sparked Fire That Prompted Evacuations in Beverly Crest: LAFD  KTLA Los Angeles

A weed wacker likely caused a fire that prompted the temporary evacuation of dozens of homes in Beverly Crest on Tuesday, according to authorities.


Posted on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



 

 
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