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News, Fire Department, Westwood

37 Firefighters Knock Down Westwood Home Fire In 19 Minutes

Posted Jul. 20, 2015, 9:43 am

Firefighters on Sunday night knocked down a non-injury fire that was burning in a wall and the attic of a two-story home at 715 S. Malcom Ave. in Westwood, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

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News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Help In Pine Fire Response In San Gabriel Mountains

Posted Jul. 18, 2015, 8:56 am

Around 400 people, including 130 special needs children, were evacuated from campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest in the face of a fast-moving wildfire early today.

Latest UCLA news.

News, Fire Department, Ucla, Westwood

Electrical Fire Breaks Out On UCLA Campus In Engineering Building

Posted Jul. 12, 2015, 9:24 am

A small electrical fire broke out in a building at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering on the UCLA campus in Westwood Saturday, but it was held in check by a fire sprinkler and was out when firefighters arrived, authorities said.

Dockweiler State Beach.

News, Fire Department, Beach

Girl, 2, Burned After Climbing Into Fire Pit At Dockweiler State Beach

Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:46 am

A 2-year-old girl suffered burns to both her hands and feet after she climbed into a fire pit in Dockweiler State Beach, according to fire officials.

News, Venice, Fire Department

Authorities Investigate Venice Fire Outside Rose Ave. Warehouse

Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:05 am

A pile of foam padding that caught fire outside of a Venice warehouse was being investigated by arson detectives, according to authorities.

A woman reported missing from the Simi Valley area on Monday has been rescued from a Malibu hillside.

News, Fire Department, Malibu, Santa Monica

Firefighters Rescue Missing Woman From SUV That Crashed Off Malibu Hillside

Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 10:33 am

A woman reported missing from Simi Valley was found inside her crashed SUV today about 50 feet down the side of a hillside north of Malibu and taken to a hospital with what were described as moderate injuries.

Fireworks may not be used in Santa Monica even if they are legal in the city in which they are purchased.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Police Department, Fire De

Santa Monica Authorities: All Types Of Fireworks Are Illegal Within City Limits

Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:51 am

As the July 4th holiday approaches on Saturday, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments reminds everyone that all types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica.

A fire at The Lobster early Saturday morning closed the restaurant all weekend. Pictured is the charred stove where the fire is believed to have started. It along with a booth was the only damage from the incident. The restaurant reopened Monday.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Early Morning Fire Closed The Lobster For Two Days

Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 9:59 am

Walking into The Lobster restaurant, past the full bar and into the dining area that overlooks the Santa Monica Pier, it’s almost impossible to notice the area where a fire in the kitchen spread to a booth early Saturday morning.

Santa Monica Fire Department honoree Sam Ruiz, Engineer, and his wife. Award presented by Battalion Chief Judah Mitchell and Rotary program co-chair Donna Byrd.

News, Fire Department, Big Blue Bus, Santa Monica, Police Department, Rotary Club

Santa Monica Rotary Club Honors Civil Servants

Posted Jun. 12, 2015, 9:45 am

The Rotary Club of Santa Monica held its Public Service Recognition Day last Friday, a day when Rotary thanks and honors the “organizations in Santa Monica that make it such a special place to live.”

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News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Department To Host Annual Sidewalk CPR Campaign

Posted May. 29, 2015, 9:20 am

In recognition of National CPR Week, the American Heart Association (AHA) is collaborating with the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency to coordinate a County wide effort to teach the public how to perform “hands-only” CPR.

A recognition ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon at Fire Station 5 for Trader Joe’s employees who performed CPR on an unresponsive citizen.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Medals Presented To Trader Joe’s Employees Who Performed CPR

Posted May. 15, 2015, 10:07 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department recognized three employees of Trader Joe’s for their actions in trying to save the life of a citizen who was discovered unresponsive in a parked vehicle at a local Trader Joe’s store on the afternoon of April 20.

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News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Dept. To Honor Three Trader Joe's Employees

Posted May. 12, 2015, 9:13 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department will officially recognize three employees of Trader Joe’s for their actions in attempting to save the life of a citizen who was discovered unresponsive in a parked vehicle at the Trader Joe’s store.

Santa Monica-based documentary filmmaker Tom Taplin was killed in the Nepal earthquake on Saturday.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Local Firefighters Land In Nepal To Help In Earthquake Rescue & Recovery Efforts

Posted Apr. 29, 2015, 9:27 am

The 57-person task force of Southland firefighters landed Tuesday in Nepal to help in rescue and recovery efforts following a magnitude-7.8 earthquake reported to have killed more than 3,800 people in the Himalayan nation.

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News, Fire Department, Malibu

225 Firefighters Respond To Malibu Brusher Caused By Traffic Crash

Posted Apr. 18, 2015, 10:33 am

A traffic crash is believed to have caused a three-alarm brush fire that apparently sparked a second, smaller fire in Malibu Friday afternoon, closing a busy canyon road.

Santa Monica Fire Department Chief Scott Ferguson will leave his post May 10 to lead the Murrieta Fire Department.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Chief To Leave May 10 To Lead Murrieta Fire Department

Posted Apr. 8, 2015, 3:20 pm

Following five years at the helm of Santa Monica Fire Department, Fire Chief Scott Ferguson will hang up his City hat May 10 before embarking on a new role as Fire Chief of the Riverside County city Murrieta.

The wreckage of the car.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Police Department

Brushfire Ignited In Topanga Canyon After Car Plunges Down Cliff

Posted Apr. 5, 2015, 8:28 am

A brushfire was ignited in lower Topanga Canyon, when a car plunged down a cliff and ignited Saturday.

An apartment building at 828 15th Street in Santa Monica went up in flames early Monday.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

VIDEO: Four Cars Totaled In Huge Early Morning Alley Fire In Santa Monica

Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 2:57 pm

Two Santa Monica residents were able to escape their apartment at 828 15th Street without injury early this morning after a smoke alarm alerted them to a huge fire in the car parking port directly below them.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Dog Rescued From Cliff-Side Crevice In Santa Monica

Posted Feb. 17, 2015, 8:31 am

Firefighters on Monday rescued a dog that became wedged in a cliff-side crevice in Santa Monica.

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News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Pierce Brosnan's Malibu House Goes Up In Flames

Posted Feb. 12, 2015, 8:07 am

A fire at a Malibu house belonging to actor Pierce Brosnan resulted in more than $1 million in damage, authorities said today.

Scott Ferguson, Santa Monica Fire Chief.

News, Budget, Fire Department, Santa Monica, City Hall

Firefighters Split With Fire Chief Over Service Delivery Future In Santa Monica

Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:16 am

Santa Monica firefighters are standing together against the Fire Chief regarding staffing and dispatch directions for Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD).

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News, Los Angeles, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Rand Corp.: More Outreach Needed To Increase Number Of Women Firefighters

Posted Jan. 23, 2015, 6:00 am

More outreach is needed to increase the number of women and minority firefighters in the Los Angeles Fire Department, according to a report released Thursday by a Santa Monica-based think tank.

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News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Urge Proper Christmas Tree Disposal Following Fire

Posted Jan. 10, 2015, 9:04 am

A dry, non-watered Christmas tree and a possible short in the string of decorative lights led to a fire inside a Santa Monica apartment on Monday.

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News, Fire Department, Police Department, West Los Angeles

Four Officers, Firefighter Treated For Carbon Monoxide Poisoning In West L.A.

Posted Jan. 9, 2015, 8:56 am

Four Los Angeles police officers and a Los Angeles city firefighter were transported to a hospital early today for treatment of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, authorities said.

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News, Fire Department, North Hollywood

North Hollywood House Goes Up In Flames After Christmas Tree Sparks

Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 9:24 am

Four people were displaced and three firefighters were hospitalized with minor injuries after a house fire in North Hollywood early today that was sparked by a problem with a Christmas tree, authorities said.

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News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Man Suffers Second-Degree Burns After Christmas Tree Catches Fire

Posted Jan. 6, 2015, 9:03 am

A man suffered second-degree burns when he tried to throw a burning Christmas tree out the window of his second-story apartment in Santa Monica on Monday afternoon.

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