fire behaviors and practice hose lays and interior fire attack on the LBFD
regional burn building known as O'Cady's.
of an electrocuted Tree Trimmer rescued by Firefighters.
on the 91 freeway at the 710.
Complex Brush Fire with houses involved at Hidden
Valley Estates. Video by Rich Cowgill with his partner, Troy Case helping
OC fire crews on a Hydrant.
trapped woman , 5 months pregnant extricated in East
Long Beach. LBFD video by Steve
Fire LACO Fire Department in Cerritos. Videographer,
Heroes Long Beach Firefighters with LA County Fire
and US Air Force helicopters assisting.
Drills Photos LBFD Recruit Class 2008A practices
fighting live fires and performing extrications at night. Watch
the video of interior fire attack and vertical
ventilation with active fire through the roof.
Video A driver lost control coming off the freeway.
Recycling Plant Fire Cell phone video arriving on scene
of a large trash fire.
video of a car over the side of the freeway. Two victims
are rescued in difficult terrain at night.
Recycling Plant fire at the Mission Fiber
Group in Long Beach was reported at about 2 Am Oct. 22, 2007. A 3rd
alarm assignment was quickly called to extinguish a 30-foot high blaze
on the 4 acre site.
Into Flood Control Channel
Crash 1 Video with live audio of a single engine
Alert 2 response at the Long Beach Airport. One person onboard
an aircraft with landing gear problems makes a belly landing.
The Ride to Remember 9-11 Video of the 9/11 Remembrance
Ride on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. The
day started with an afternoon motorcycle ride that began at the historic
Cooks Corner biker bar, headed down El Toro Road to Laguna Canyon Road,
hooked up with Pacific Coast Highway and stopped at Joe's Crab Shack
in Long Beach. From there, several hundred firefighters, friends and
family rode to Engineer Biggerstaff's home for a memorial remembrance
of our fallen heroes and how we came together as a country.
Golden Phoenix Video of the
first responding US&R strike teams to the simulated earthquake drill.
Two CH-53 helicopters transported the teams from Long Beach Fire Station
24 to the Rose Bowl. There they performed a primary search, marked hazardous
materials and located two trapped victims. Photos
Extrication video -
East Long Beach. An extensive extrication operation requiring multiple
companies. To successfully remove the trapped victim firefighters had
to perform a roof removal and a dash push.
The Long Beach Advanced Rope Rescue course conducted by Ropes that
Rescue, Inc. at the Queen Mary.
A man jumps from the 18th floor to avoid flames. Long Beach firefighters
extinguish the fire with an aggressive interior attack. Galaxy Towers
3rd alarm footage courtesy of On Scene Video.
Trapped Under Truck Rich
Cowgill video. A victim is rescued from under an overturned bobtail
by Downey and Sante Fe Springs Fire Departments with LA County Fire
at the Long Beach Fire Training Center. Staff
and new Recruits in the drill yard for live fires and flashover training.
a multi company drill using the new thermal imaging cameras to locate
downed Firefighters. The scenario is that 2 Firefighters are missing
and off the hose line. Rapid Intervention Crew teams made up of Engine
Companies and USAR are activated to locate the missing Firefighters.
Fire Department battles a
major emergency blaze at the historic Produce Mart. Rich Cowgill video.
Handles another major emergency fire. Shot by Rich Cowgill.
Fire communicated from the ground
floor in this 2 story residential structure. Fire and heavy smoke was
showing on both floors as a Long Beach Fire 1st alarm assignment with
an extra truck arrived on scene 1/24.
City residential structure fire video by Juan
Guerra Code 20 Photo/Video.
in Downey at Woodruff and Washburn.
Rich Cowgill captured the action at the recent mutual aid incident
with LACO Fire.
and slow motion rollover - Interior
Structure Fire Video
- Firefighter Recruit live fire drill in O'Cadys
Hotel. Steve Berger,
with bales of cotton slid 200 feet and hanging
10% over the interchange. Video by LBFD PIO
Fire LBFD BC Kiesewetter raw video
of fire threatening houses. Noise is water dropping helicopters
overhead saving the day.
LA City Firefighters Injured by
gunfire. LAPD SWAT responded and a barricaded suspect was found dead
inside the burned residence. Juan
Guerra Code 20 Photo/Video.
Center Blaze Orange County
Fire Authority handles this commercial structure fire in Anaheim with
a 3rd alarm assignment. Video by
Structure LA City fire video shot
by Juan Guerra Code 20
Runs the Attic in this 2nd alarm strip mall
fire videoed by Rich Cowgill in Santa Fe Springs.
Rescue on Chatsworth Lake. taped and edited
by Juan Guerra Code 20
Story Warehouse Fire
Major emergency at 7th and Wall in LA. Captured
by FireChannel Videographer Rich Cowgill.
City Commercial Structure Fire Video Rich
Cowgill in perfect position for great coverage of this well involved
LA City textile plant textbook knockdown.
Photos. Slide show of an engine going through the rodeo course and a
truck laddering the training tower.
On April 16, 2005 at approximately 3AM Long Beach Fire, LACO mutual
aid and FireChannel Videographer Rich Cowgill responded to reports of
a refinery fire in North Long Beach. Apparently it started when a 8"
high pressure supply line burst and ignited in the hot temperatures
surrounding the refinery and a 2nd alarm was called by Command. Firefighters
held the flames at bay and cooled the valves until the fuel could be
safely shut off. Total time until knockdown was approximately 90 minutes
and there were no injuries. Click on the link above to view the raw
footage streamed from LBFDTraining.com.
Valley Brush Fire
Dramatic video shot by Troy Case, Rich Cowgill
and Steve Berger during the CA Firestorms of 2004.
captured on tape by Rich Cowgill. Unit Citation is presented by LA news
anchors Mark Kriski and Michaela Pereira.
Response Mutual Aid
video featuring some rare LBPD footage of the Long Beach Riots.
TV and Rich Cowgill present this video clip of 2 dogs rescued out of
the LA River.
was assigned to Rescue Group at the La Conchita Incident. Here's a streaming
video clip of the Ventura County, CA disaster relief effort and memorial
service. Incident Photographer, Steve Berger and Editor, Sue Feller.
fire training video shot 10/7/04.
O'Cadys Motel Training Fire
This is a little preview video for recruits.
A driver allegedly reading a text message on a cell phone sideswiped
an SUV that had ran out of gas on the right shoulder and hit 4 teenagers
who were trying to refuel the SUV...all 4 suffered major injuries with
a 14 year old female hospitalized for almost 3 months. Videographer
on the 405 Freeway with airway intubation. Video shot by Rich Cowgill.
for Information on the LBFD Video Unit
and links to some of their award winning videos.
streaming videos on the FireChannel Video