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California fire crews drink water pulled from thin air

California fire crews drink water pulled from thin air

    By Abigail Klein Leichman           An emergency response vehicle (ERV) carrying an innovative Israeli machine that pulls pure drinking water directly out of ambient air is on its way to California, to provide hydration to police and firefighters dealing with the aftermath of two massive wildfires that have taken at least 87 lives and […]

Oxnard Fire Department to Graduate 19 new firefighters. Largest class in OFD history

Oxnard Fire Department to Graduate 19 new firefighters. Largest class in OFD history

Friday, September 8th at 10 am Oxnard Fire Department will hold a graduation ceremony for 19 new Firefighters who have successfully completed an intensive 16-week fire academy. Class 2017 is the largest class in Oxnard Fire Department history. The Fire Department is expecting upwards of 300 people in attendance from other Fire Departments, local dignitaries […]

Santa Paula: Special Meeting Fire Department Funding

Santa Paula: Special Meeting Fire Department Funding

By Sheryl Hamlin At the April 29, 2016 Special Council Meeting, the only item on the agenda was the presentation of a special report commissioned in January 2016 to analyze options for funding the Fire Department. This was a contentious meeting due to the $50,000 cost of the study. The City Manager wrote an RFP […]

New Technology Could Save the Lives of Firefighters

New Technology Could Save the Lives of Firefighters

State Firefighters Lose Their Own Homes As They Fight Fires In Other Communities

State Firefighters Lose Their Own Homes As They Fight Fires In Other Communities

The Families of the Firefighters are Safe CAL FIRE Local 2881, representing the 6,500 firefighters of CAL FIRE, is making emergency donations to the families of eight firefighters who have lost their homes in the past several days. “We are giving our firefighters some emergency spending money since so many of them have lost almost […]