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Windward Village Mobile Home Fire

By jiarviz | March 16, 2014

At approximately 10:30 a.m. this morning the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a mobile home fire in the 3500 block of Santa Fe Avenue at the Windward Village Mobil Home Park.  Firefighters arrived and found a mobile home fully involved with fire.  An adult occupant was able to escape with his children without injury prior to the arrival of firefighters.  A total of ten family members lived at the residence, seven adults and three children. Firefighters were able to contain the fire and stop it from spreading to adjacent mobile homes.  The fire started in a clothes dryer which quickly spread and engulfed the mobile home.  The damage was estimated to be over $50,000.00.  The Red Cross was on scene to assist the family of ten, which was displaced because of the fire.

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Long Beach Fire Department Lifeguard Tryouts

By jiarviz | March 6, 2014

On Saturday March 15, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m. the Long Beach Fire Department will hold an open test for anyone interested in becoming a Seasonal Lifeguard.  Tryouts will be held at the Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations located at 2100 East Ocean Blvd (enter off Junipero Ave. for parking lot). See below for qualifications, exam schedule, and duties.  Qualifications Exam Schedule 8:00 a.m.           Briefing and Sign-up 9:00 a.m.           Ocean swim, 1000-yards 9:30 a.m.           Run-Swim-Run 12:00 p.m.        Announce candidate list for pre-employment scored oral interview 12:30 p.m.        Pre-employment interviews begin 2:30 p.m.          Pre-employee briefing The 1000-yard ocean swim, run-swim-run, and the pre-employment scored oral interviews will determine who qualifies for the Training Program.  Candidates will enter into the training program after successful completion of all pre-employment forms and a medical exam. The 8-day, 80-hour Training Program is tentatively scheduled for the following four (4) consecutive weekends:  Saturday, May 10-Sunday, May 11; May 17-18; May 24-25 and May 31-June 1.  Training will be from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 6:00 p.m. daily and include training in lifeguard tactics, lifeguard operations, first aid, D.O.T. first responder, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical resuscitators, rescue buoys, rescue boards, and timed events.  Day 8 will include comprehensive written and practical testing. Trainees must successfully complete the Training Program to continue employment and may be assigned a schedule for the 2014 season.  Schedules will be assigned based upon total scores accumulated during the Training Program.  The starting pay for a Seasonal Lifeguard is $19.20 per hour, upon completion of the Lifeguard Training Academy. Ocean Lifeguard Duties   

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Bellflower Blvd Garage Fire

By jiarviz | February 15, 2014

On Friday, February 14, 2014 at approximately 7:37 p.m. this evening the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire in the 4413 Bellflower Boulevard.  The first unit arrived on scene and found a well involved 1-story 4-stall detached garage on fire.  Firefighters made an aggressive attack on the fire and were able to keep it from spreading. The detached garage sustained moderate fire damage.  No injuries were reported.

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Bonito Ave Apartment Fire

By jiarviz | February 15, 2014

On Friday, February 14, 2014 at approximately 6:18 p.m. this evening the Long Beach Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in the 100 block of Bonito Avenue.  The first arriving unit found a three story apartment building with fire smoke coming from the second floor.  Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire in the involved unit and kept it from spreading to adjacent units.  The involved unit sustained moderate fire and smoke damage.  The occupant in the involved unit sustained minor extremity burns and was transported by Long Beach Fire Paramedics to an area hospital in stable condition.

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Sunrise Boulevard Apartment Fire

By Matthew Dobberpuhl | January 31, 2014

The Long Beach Fire Department received calls for a structure fire on the 800 block of Sunrise Boulevard at 10:39am today.  First arriving units reported heavy smoke issuing from a fully involved second floor unit of a two story apartment building.  Firefighters initiated an aggressive interior attack on the fire while other crews worked from the roof to ventilate the structure and cut off fire extension in the attic. The fire was contained to the unit of origin, however this unit and the unit below sustained damage and are currently uninhabitable. No occupants were present at the time of the fire and no injuries were reported. The cause of the fire is being investigated.

No further information is available at this time.

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