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LBFD Apartment Fire

By jiarviz | December 14, 2013

On Friday, December 13, 2013 at approximately 8:59 p.m. the Long Beach Fire Department responded to an apartment fire in 5500 block of Ackerfield Avenue.  The first arriving units found moderate fire and smoke coming from a first floor unit.  Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire quickly and kept it from spreading to adjacent apartments.  Two residents of the apartment sustained injuries.  An 11 year old boy suffered 2nd degree burns as well as inhalation injuries.  He was treated and transported to a local hospital by Long Beach Fire Department Paramedics in critical but stable condition.  An adult female also suffered minor burns and was treated and released at the scene.
The cause of the fire is under investigation.  No other information regarding this incident is available at this time.
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LBFD House Fire

By jiarviz | December 13, 2013

At approximately 8:57 a.m. this morning the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a residential structure fire in 2600 block of Oregon Avenue.  The first arriving unit reported heavy smoke from several windows.  Firefighter were able to quickly extinguish the fire.  The residence sustained heavy damage.  One firefighter suffered a minor injury and was treated and released at the scene.
The cause of the fire in under investigation.  No other information is available at this time.
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LBFD CERT Team Float wins award at recent Belmont Shore Christmas Parade

By Will Nash | December 12, 2013

Your Long Beach Fire Department's CERT Team Float has won the "ORIGINALITY OF DESIGN" award for this year's entry into the Belmont Shore Christmas Parade. Built entirely by CERT Team Members, the design of this float evolved into a "Sea-CERT-pent" to keep in line with the 2013 theme of "Christmas by the Sea".  The float featured a green sea serpent with an articulating head and light up eyes.  The serpent could be seen snared by a local fisherman sitting atop his row boat.  CERT Team Members also rode along on the float. Until next year, stay safe and be CERT prepared!  To get involved, send an email to CERT@longbeach.gov IMG_3266IMG_3270      

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56th Way Apartment Fire

By Matthew Dobberpuhl | December 11, 2013

Long Beach Fire Department resources responded to reports of a residential structure fire early this morning. Calls were received just after midnight for an apartment fire on the 2600 block of East 56th Way. First arriving Fire Department resources encountered a fire in a second floor unit and initiated an aggressive fire attack. Firefighters were able to confine the fire to the kitchen area but the apartment was determined to be uninhabitable. A female resident was treated and released at the scene for an asthma attack. The family is being assisted by the Red Cross.

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LBFD Marine Safety Division conducts “Swift Water” Training Drills

By Will Nash | November 13, 2013

IMG_3173 On Wednesday, November 13th, the Long Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Division conducted "Swift Water" Training Drills in various Long Beach Waterways. The purpose of these annual drills are to recertify Swift Water Team Members on safety equipment, rescue procedures, and team coordination. Although the weather is still warm and riverbed water levels are relatively low, the rainy season will be here soon. As we prepare for a wet winter, LBFD personnel need to be aware of swift water hazards and considerations. Each year, there are a number of "river rescues" resulting from people involved in vehicle accidents, or those playing or living in the riverbed area. The LBFD Swift Water Team consists of 28 members and is a certified Type 3 Rescue Task Force. The Team has been deployed nationally to Texas for Hurricane Ike and Louisiana for Hurricane Gustav.

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