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LBFD Station 12 Grand Opening

By jiarviz | October 8, 2013

 LBFD Station 12 Grand Opening

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  On Tuesday, September 24, 2013 members of Long Beach Fire Department and City Officials held the grand opening for Fire Station 12 in North Long Beach.  The new station, located at 1199 E. Artesia Blvd., is a state-of-the-art facility that replaces the old station on Gundry Ave.  The new station has been designed and built to receive a minimum Gold rating from the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. Below City Officials and the crew of Station 12 perform the fire service tradition of manually pushing the fire engine into the apparatus bay symbolizing that the station is operational.

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LBFD Proclamations

By jiarviz | October 8, 2013

  LBFD Proclamations   On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at the Long Beach City Council Meeting two Long Beach Fire Department Employees recieved Proclamations. The 2012 Employee of the Year is Jeremy Berryman (center right).  Jeremy began his career with the Long Beach Fire Department in November 2001 and has been a dedicated employee for the past 12 years.  He has held the positions of Plans Reviewer, Code Enforcement Inspector, and was recently promoted to Fire Plan Checker II.  In 2007 Jeremy became the first full time Fire Plan Checker/Inspector in the Port of Long Beach. Jeremy has proven to be a valuable asset to the foundational growth of the Certified Unified Program Agencies (CUPA) Tanks Section of the Fire Prevention Bureau.  He has earned and maintains an International Code Council Certification as an Underground Storage Tank Inspector as well as a Hazwopper certification.  He continually offers assistance within the CUPA/Tanks Section when extra coverage is required. Jeremy is a team player and is always ready for new challenges.  His work ethic and attitude personify what it means to be a part of the Long Beach Fire Department.  No matter how full the schedule or workload is, he constantly displays a pleasing demeanor and attitude.  This has been evident in the multiple letters of appreciation and commendation he has received over the years. The 2012 Firefighter of the Year is Paul Rodriguez (center left).  Paul joined the Long Beach Fire Department in 2001.  He is currently a Firefighter Paramedic assigned to Rescue 9.  Paul served as a Public Information Officer with the Community Services Division for two years where he played an integral role in the further development and enhancement of our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program. Paul volunteered shortly after Hurricane Katrina for deployment as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) outreach efforts to support those devastated by the storm.  Paul spent multiple weeks walking through the debris fields comforting those that lost everything and providing assistance as families started the recovery process. Paul served six years as a Director for the Long Beach Firefighters Association, Local 372 where he provided valuable leadership.  He played a pivotal role as one of the primary event facilitators during two of the Fire Department’s Memorial Services.  Paul is committed to the motto of the Long Beach Fire Department, which is, “more than fighting fires.

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East 51st Street Garage Fire

By jiarviz | October 2, 2013

On Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at approximately 7:30 PM the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a reported detached garage fire in the 200 block of East 51st Street. The fire was quickly contained and extinguished. There was major fire damage to the garage and stored items in the garage. One adult male was transported to an area hospital or minor smoke inhalation by LBFD Paramedics.

The cause of the fire is under investigation. No other information is available on this incident.

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Erie Street House Fire

By jiarviz | October 1, 2013

On Monday, September 30, 2013 at approximately  4:00 PM the Long Beach Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 1600 block of Erie Street  The first unit arrived withing three minutes and reported fire coming from an upstairs window. The fire was quickly extinguished; however, an unstairs bedroom sustained significant fire damage.  There were no injuries reported.  The fire is under investigation.

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Roswell Ave House Fire

By Matthew Dobberpuhl | September 29, 2013

Long Beach Fire resources were dispatched to a house fire on the 2400 block of Roswell Ave at approximately 6am this morning. First arriving companies found a single story home with heavy fire involvement throughout the entire house and attic. An interior search and fire attack was quickly initiated by all responding companies. Fortunately, the occupant of the home and his dog were able to get out on their own and suffered no injuries. Unfortunately, due to the heavy amount of fire involvement, one of our Firefighters suffered 2nd degree burns to his ears, neck, and knees. The Firefighter was transported to Long Beach Memorial for evaluation and then transferred to the USC Burn Center where he was treated and released. The cause of the fire is being investigated. No further information is available at this time.

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