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Long Beach Fire Department sends units to assist with the Glendora “Colby” Fire

By Will Nash | January 16, 2014

At 10:09 this morning, Long Beach Fire Department Units were dispatched to assist with the "Colby" wildland fire in Glendora. Commonly known as a "Strike Team", units from Long Beach included one Battalion Chief and five Engines, for a total of 21 personnel. An additional Long Beach Engine, of 4 personnel, was teamed up with the Downey Fire Department, to complete a "mixed" Strike Team. Crews arrived at the staging location shortly before noon.

When Long Beach Fire is requested outside city limits to assist in other areas, additional LBFD personnel are called in to "backfill" Long Beach fire stations. This ensures we maintain full staffing levels to promptly respond to emergencies within the city.

Glendora Police have reported arresting three men in connection with starting an early morning campfire that spread due to the high winds and dry conditions. They were booked for unlawfully causing a fire of a structure and are being held on $20,000 bail.

In addition, the South Coast Air Quality Management District has issued a smoke advisory today for portions of Los Angeles County. Unhealthful air quality is present due to smoke and ash from the fire. Currently, the Greater Long Beach area is listed as "Moderate". All individuals are urged to exercise caution and avoid unnecessary outdoor activities in any area directly impacted by smoke. This includes areas where residents can see or smell smoke.

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Long Beach Fire Training Center achieves new level of State certification

By Will Nash | January 15, 2014

The Long Beach Fire Department Regional Training Center recently received certification from the California State Fire Training Office as a Rescue Systems 2 training site. RS2 is an advanced structural collapse course that not many fire department training centers can provide. With a number of specialized "on site" training props and collapsable buildings, the LBFD can now provide "in house" instruction to Long Beach Firefighters, as well to those in surrounding departments. Training topics could include:   The three major accomplishments recently completed are:   This expansion of capability and service to the Long Beach Community comes as a result of years of leadership, planning, design, and construction by numerous firefighters in the LBFD USAR Program.  

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Honda Center Charity Ice Hockey Game

By Will Nash | January 6, 2014

Marines and Sailors of Patriots Hockey vs Long Beach Fire Department Firefighters Both teams will feature players from the NHL Anaheim Ducks Alumni When: Saturday, February 1st , 2014. Your ticket includes the charity game Patriots VS LBFD at 1:00pm and NHL Anaheim Ducks vs the Dallas Stars at 7:00pm. Where: Honda Center, Anaheim California Tickets are $20 and a portion of all ticket sales will benefit the Warrior Foundation Freedom Station. Freedom Station is a rehabilitation center for wounded service members aiding them as they begin the transition from defenders of freedom to productive members of America’s civilian work force. Get your tickets online at http://www.anaheimducks.com/patriots Parking is $15 per vehicle. Let the parking attendant know that you are with the Pre game skating group. Your parking pass will be stamped. Do not throw away your parking pass. Present this pass to the parking attendant and you will be allowed to re-enter the parking lot for the Ducks game later in the day. All spectators should meet at the North East Entrance no later than 1:15PM, next to the Honda car on display and can watch the game from the Plaza level between sections 221 and 223. Following the game, all spectators will exit the Honda Center through the South West Entrance.

 

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300 West 4th Street Apartment Fire

By Matthew Dobberpuhl | December 23, 2013

Long Beach Fire responded to a reported structure fire on the 300 block of West 4th Street yesterday at approximately 2:00 PM. On arrival units reported smoke showing from one window on the second floor. Fire personnel made an aggressive attack to extinguish the apartment fire and confine it to the unit of origin. Three additional units below the fire unit sustained water damage. No injuries were reported but five residents were displaced. Red Cross is assisting the occupants with lodging.

No further information is available at this time.

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3100 East Artesia Structure Fire

By Matthew Dobberpuhl | December 23, 2013

Long Beach Fire Department resources responded to the 3100 block of East Artesia Blvd for a reported structure fire at 4:21pm yesterday. On arrival units reported heavy smoke on the second floor of an assisted living facility. The fire was contained to one room and approximately forty residents were evacuated. The structure sustained heavy smoke and water damage requiring residents to be displaced to another facility. Three residents were transported to local hospitals for minor chief complaints. The Long Beach Health Department responded to evaluate the facility.

No further information is available at this time.

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