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Confined Space Rescue

By Matthew Dobberpuhl | November 10, 2013

The Long Beach Fire Department responded to the 1400 block of Walnut at 4:55pm on Saturday, November 9th for reports of a person trapped in a confined space. On arrival, Firefighters found a worker buried to his waist in mud.  The Long Beach Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue Team was requested and assisted in successfully extricating the patient. The patient was treated on scene and transported to Saint Mary's Hospital in minor distress. No further information is available at this time.

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Long Beach Fire & Civil Service Department to host recruiting workshops

By Will Nash | October 17, 2013

The Long Beach Fire Department is hiring new Fire Recruits. There will be two (2) informational workshops provided where interested applicants can learn more about the firefighter recruitment process, as well as have the opportunity to speak with LBFD personnel.

INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOPS

WHEN: Saturdays, October 19th & 26th @ 10:00AM-12:00PM

WHERE: Long Beach Public Library Auditorium, 101 Pacific Avenue, Long Beach, 90802

See flyer for more details about the upcoming workshops:

Fire Recruit Information Workshop Flyer

More information about the firefighter recruitment process may be found online via the following link:

Fire Recruit (Entry-Level)

 

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LBFD 710 Freeway Traffic Accident

By jiarviz | October 9, 2013

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at approximately 1:40 p.m. the Long Beach Fire Department responded to an injury traffic accident on the southbound 710 freeway at the 91freeway.  The first arriving unit found multiple vehicles involved with one victim trapped in one of the vehicles.  Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to extricate the victim.  A total of three victims were transported to area hospitals.  The CHP was on scene and is handling the investigation.

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LBFD 710 Freeway Traffic Accident

By jiarviz | October 9, 2013

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at approximately 11:00 a.m. the Long Beach Fire Department responded to the south bound 710 freeway at the Del Amo Street exit for an injury traffic accident.  The first arriving unit found two vehicles (one upside down), two semi-trucks, and one CalTrans street sweeper involved in the accident.  There were two victims in two of the vehicles that were trapped and required the Jaws of Life to extricate from the wreckage.  The LBFD Urban Search and Rescue Task Force responded to the incident to assist with the complex extrication. One victim was extricated and transported to an area hospital in critical condition by Long Beach Paramedics.  Unfortunately one victim was pronounced deceased at the scene.  The CHP was on scene and is handling the investigation.

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LBFD Lime Ave. Garage Fire

By jiarviz | October 9, 2013

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at approx 7:35 a.m. the Long Beach Fire Department responded to the 700 block of Lime Ave. for a reported garage fire.  The first arriving units found a detached garage of an abandoned residence well involved with fire.  The fire was quickly extinguished and no injuries were reported.  The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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