A man was killed after falling roughly 50 feet from top of a ship at the Port of Los Angeles Wednesday afternoon.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the 2500 block of S. Navy Way around 4:45 p.m., initially for a rescue operation. When firefighters arrived on scene, however, they found that the man had been gravely injured.
“Firefighters/Paramedics initiated resuscitative measures, but sadly, the man was beyond medical help,” LAFD said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials say the man fell from the superstructure of the ship onto the deck below. The circumstances are under investigation.
The Los Angeles Port Police will be investigating the incident. The United States Coast Guard has also been informed.
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In Stockton, there is a possibility that people are impersonating fire inspectors, the Stockton Fire Department said in a Facebook post. The fire department said that city fire inspectors will have a city identification badge as well as be in uniform. They will also identify themselves and state the reason for their visit. If the person refuses to show their city identification badge, the fire department suggests not allowing them to inspect your business.
The fire department said that the Stockton Fire Prevention Bureau knows about this issue.
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Fire chiefs from around the West Coast gathered Wednesday to reflect on the 2022 fire season and look ahead to the dangers presented in 2023.
Last year, Southern Oregon and Northern California were spared the worst. Officials say additional rainfall as a result of La Nina helped keep wildfires to a minimum in the Northwest.
"There are complex variables that all impact what the fire weather situation looks like and we try to distill it down to something understandable. It's very useful data not just for fire service professionals to prepare for the upcoming fire season but also for our communities," Western Fire Chiefs Association Interim Deputy Director Bob Horton said.
One factor fire officials say helped is the loosening of COVID restrictions.
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The extra penny that shoppers in Lathrop paid on every dollar spent in town went a long way last fiscal year.
According to the status report for the fiscal year that ended on June 30 of last year, Measure C funding paid for 5.5 police officers – two community impact team deputies, an administrative sergeant, a school resource officer, a detective, and half of a traffic deputy (the general fund paid the other half) – as well as the staffing for the Lathrop Generations Center.
Measure C funding also paid for capital improvement projects like the installation of crime deterrent cameras, a citywide fiber network, a fence around the skate park, and a new floor for the Lathrop Senior Center. And police weren’t the only public safety element funded by the extra penny paid on every dollar.
PHOTOS: The Redding Fire Department has provided more information on the commercial structure fire that damaged the Paint Mart in Redding.
At approximately 9:53 p.m. Wednesday, firefighters from the Redding Fire Department responded to a fire alarm in the Paint Mart building on Larkspur Lane.
Upon arrival at the scene, crews reported a single-story commercial building with heavy smoke showing from the structure. Firefighters took up a defensive attack on the fire and a second alarm response was requested.
The Redding Fire Department says that it took approximately 40 minutes to get knockdown on the fire and crews remained on scene for another four hours to conduct mop-up operations. Authorities say that there was major damage to the interior of Paint Mart and the contents within were a total loss.
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Brian Kermoade started his career in the city Fire Department more than two decades ago – as a volunteer.
Kermoade on Tuesday – along with three captains and three engineers, including the first full-time female firefighter – took an oath of office as the department’s new division chief of training.
Kermoade holds a doctorate in contemporary organization and management business practices, an educational resume that started with an associate degree in liberal studies, a bachelor’s in communications studies and a master’s in business administration.
Chief Brad Lopez said the department has experienced a 42% increase in calls for service over the past five years, and noted since 2019 – and supported by Measure S resources – has graduated from a basic life support agency to an advanced life support agency, “providing for a more effective response to fires and a greater level of emergency medical care to our citizens.”