VIDEO: In the harrowing moments after a rollover crash in Rancho Palos Verdes that left golfer Tiger Woods hospitalized on Tuesday, radio communications by the Los Angeles County sheriff's and fire departments reveal the efforts by deputies and firefighter-paramedics to assess the incident and respond to the scene.
Woods was alone in the SUV when it crashed into a raised median shortly before 7:15 a.m., crossed two oncoming lanes and rolled several times, authorities said.
In an initial transmission, a Fire Department official communicates the location of the crash site, noting that sheriff's deputies have already arrived and that at least one person was trapped inside a vehicle that had veered off the side of the road.
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VIDEO: For the first time, Chico Fire recruits trained in the department's new live fire training box.
"We are the first academy that has been able to do this,” said recruit Mike Healy. Healy said getting real live training will help when it comes to battling fires for real.
"On behalf of a lot of hard work, and dedication by members of this department, and putting in the work and the hours to get this ready for us so that we will actually be ready in just a few days here to experience similar situations serving the city," said Healy.
Healy shared what it is like to be inside of the live fire box.
He explained it as, "Pitch black, which is good. That is a realistic condition," explained Healy. "It is hot, it is difficult to see and maneuver around. So you have to be aware of your surroundings and have excellent communication with your team members and an understanding of what everyone's roles and responsibilities are."
Chico Fire Chief Steve Standridge said training like this could save lives.
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PHOTOS: From a Hollywood film director to a renowned spacecraft engineer to lawyers, executives and medical students, the three-dozen or so volunteers that make up the Pasadena Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services Reserve come from all walks of life but are united by a selfless dedication to public service.
Members of the EMS Reserve have been responding to emergencies and treating patients since the organization was formed in 1981.
While they are required to have emergency medical technician training, at a minimum, and are held to the same standards as their full-time Fire Department colleagues, the reserves man the backs of ambulances and provide medical aid at major events in the city for no compensation, explained Pasadena Fire Department EMS Reserve Senior Lead Coordinator Austin Smithard.
A Ventura County man has been arrested for an arson fire at a homeless shelter. Last Thursday, someone set a bag of clothes on fire and threw it onto the roof of the Oxnard Navigation Center. It’s a shelter set up in what used to be the Oxnard National Guard Armory.
The fire was put out quickly. There were no injuries, and only minor damage. Oxnard Police arson investigators reviewed video footage of the area. They identified a man who had been helped by the shelter as the suspect.
Jose Leyva was spotted by officers on patrol Monday, and arrested. Detectives say they are now looking to see if the 55-year-old man may have been involved with other arson attacks in the region.
Brendan Danicourt was celebrating turning 23-years-old in a way many would recognize, having likely spent their own birthday's at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
His birthday was on Thursday, Feb. 11, and on Monday, Feb. 15, he was sitting down to a special meal with family when suddenly the party was interrupted by something unexpected. Danicourt is a reserve firefighter and a member of Search and Rescue for the Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department. That night, he was called out to help rescue two stranded back country hikers at Pinecrest Lake.
He answered the call without hesitation.
"We were just having a birthday dinner kind of deal, and then got the call out, and it was just like, well, might as well go," Danicourt said. The couple Danicourt helped rescue was stranded at Pinecrest Lake, having hiked for over four hours in nearly four inches of snow. One person even fell into the water at one point.
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Is there a fire? How big? Where is it going?
When it comes to fighting fast-moving wildfires, information is key, and until recently data from the sky had to wait.
In the past, an air crew was dispatched to fly over the blaze, capture images and report back – soaking up crucial time as firefighters on the ground had to battle for a while without the vital data.
But now a small plane equipped with a state-of-the-art camera and a satellite sits at the ready at the Joint Forces Training Base in Los Alamitos, poised to deliver real-time infrared video and photos to decision-makers on the ground – in seconds.
Right to firefighters’ cell phones.
The Beechcraft King Air 200 is staffed around the clock. An identical plane sits in Sacramento, though it is primed to go up only 12 hours a day.
Between them, they can cover the entire state, each capable of hustling to a fire at 260-miles per hour, meaning the trip takes 45 minutes tops.
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