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Long Beach Fire Department Rescue Boats Called To Remove A Family Member From A Cruise Ship

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

At approximately 7:50 PM on the evening of September 29, Fire Department Marine Safety Division Rescue Boats were requested by United State Coast Guard Sector Los Angeles/Long Beach to respond to the cruise ship “Zuiderdam” about 8 miles off Long Beach. The ship, which had left LB hours before and was en-route to Mexico, had an 85 […]

Hazardous Materials Training

Tuesday, September 8th, 2009

    On Saturday, August 29th, withstanding the summer heat and humidity, the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) Hazardous Materials Task Force performed their monthly Continuing Education by performing a simulated “Level-A Entry”.  The drill, conducted at the LBFD Training Center on Argonne Avenue simulated leaking cylinder of sulfur dioxide that had been knocked over […]

Fire Erupts In A Three-Story Hotel Downtown Three Victims Rescued

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

At 11:34 on the morning of September 3, 2009, Long Beach Fire Department units were called to 63 Lime Avenue to a report of a structure fire inside the Green Leaf Hotel.  Engine 2 arrived on scene within 4 minutes and found smoke pouring from a second story window a 3-story center-hallway style hotel.  Engine […]

Long Beach Fire Department Participates In A Multi Agency Drill In Vernon

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

  Long Beach Fire Department units consisting of BC1, BC8, Haz Mat 24, Engine 4 and Engine 17 participated in a joint hazardous materials exercise hosted by Exxon/Mobil and the city of Vernon Fire Department.  They were also joined by other participating agencies, which included fire departments from the cities of Compton, Downey and Santa […]

Overturned Vehicle On The 405 Freeway

Monday, August 17th, 2009

At 12:44 am on August 17, 2009, Long Beach Fire responded to the North bound 405 freeway at Palo Verde to an injury traffic accident involving 2 vehicles including 1 on it’s roof.  Battalion 2 was the first unit on scene with Engine 17 and Rescue 17 close behind.  Fire crews found the driver of […]

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