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LBFD's newest Fireboat 20 "Protector" conducting helo ops with the USCG.


Live Fire Training Link to live fire training video 
Firefighters experience fire behaviors and practice hose lays and interior fire attack on the LBFD regional burn building known as O'Cady's.

VIdeo of an electrocuted Tree Trimmer rescued by Firefighters. More... 

Extrication on the 91 freeway at the 710.

Freeway 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.

ITA trapped woman , 5 months pregnant extricated in East Long Beach. LBFD video by Steve Berger.

House Fire LACO Fire Department in Cerritos. Videographer, Rich Cowgill.

Everyday Heroes Long Beach Firefighters with LA County Fire and US Air Force helicopters assisting.

Night 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.

Extrication Video A driver lost control coming off the freeway.

Recycling Plant Fire Cell phone video arriving on scene of a large trash fire.

Extrication 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.

Vehicle 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.

Operation 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 

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Live 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.

USAR video. The Long Beach Advanced Rope Rescue course conducted by Ropes that Rescue, Inc. at the Queen Mary.

Highrise Fire 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.

Man 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 assisting.

John Lyman Photos at the Long Beach Fire Training Center. Staff and new Recruits in the drill yard for live fires and flashover training.

Photos of 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.

LA Fire Department battles a major emergency blaze at the historic Produce Mart. Rich Cowgill video.

LA FD Handles another major emergency fire. Shot by Rich Cowgill.

Attic 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.

3rd Alarm LA City residential structure fire video by Juan Guerra Code 20 Photo/Video.

Greater Alarm Fire in Downey at Woodruff and Washburn. Rich Cowgill captured the action at the recent mutual aid incident with LACO Fire.

Fire Attack and slow motion rollover - Interior Structure Fire Video - Firefighter Recruit live fire drill in O'Cadys Hotel. Steve Berger, Videographer.

Overturned Container with bales of cotton slid 200 feet and hanging 10% over the interchange. Video by LBFD PIO Jimmy Arvizu

Topanga Fire LBFD BC Kiesewetter raw video of fire threatening houses.  Noise is water dropping helicopters overhead saving the day.

2 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.

Paint Center Blaze  Orange County Fire Authority handles this commercial structure fire in Anaheim with a 3rd alarm assignment. Video by Rich Cowgill

Residential Structure LA City fire video shot by Juan Guerra Code 20 Photo/Video.

Fire Runs the Attic in this 2nd alarm strip mall fire videoed by Rich Cowgill in Santa Fe Springs.

Hovercraft Rescue on Chatsworth Lake. taped and edited by Juan Guerra Code 20 Photo/Video.

2 Story Warehouse Fire   Major emergency at 7th and Wall in LA. Captured by FireChannel Videographer Rich Cowgill.

LA City Commercial Structure Fire Video Rich Cowgill in perfect position for great coverage of this well involved LA City textile plant textbook knockdown.

Engineer Exam Photos. Slide show of an engine going through the rodeo course and a truck laddering the training tower.

Refinery Fire . 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.

Simi Valley Brush Fire    Dramatic video shot by Troy Case, Rich Cowgill and Steve Berger during the CA Firestorms of 2004.

Complex extrication captured on tape by Rich Cowgill. Unit Citation is presented by LA news anchors Mark Kriski and Michaela Pereira.

Disaster Response Mutual Aid video featuring some rare LBPD footage of the Long Beach Riots.

Animal Rescue TV and Rich Cowgill present this video clip of 2 dogs rescued out of the LA River.

Long Beach USAR 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.


Live fire training video shot 10/7/04.

O'Cadys Motel Training Fire
This is a little preview video for recruits.

Vehicle Vs Pedestrians. 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 Rich Cowgill.

Extrication on the 405 Freeway with airway intubation. Video shot by Rich Cowgill. 

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