Compton Fire Department

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Defibrillators Back On Compton Fire Trucks, Ambulances

Defibrillator machines are back on Compton’s fire trucks and ambulances after the city addressed concerns by Los Angeles County regulators that firefighters weren’t properly trained to use the lifesaving devices.

07/17/2015

Compton Fire Chief Placed On Leave Amid Defibrillators Investigation

Officials Wednesday announced the Compton Fire Department’s chief has been placed on leave.

07/08/2015

Officials said six people inside this house were overcome by carbon monoxide fumes. (credit: CBS)

Compton Family Sickened By Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

A Compton family was sickened Sunday morning by carbon monoxide poisoning.

01/19/2014

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Man’s Legs Severed After Being Struck By Freight Train In Compton

A 22-year-old man’s legs were severed after he was struck by, and then trapped underneath, a freight train in Compton Wednesday afternoon.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/31/2013

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Ex-Compton Firefighter Pleads Not Guilty To Arson

A former battalion chief for the Compton Fire Department, who once appeared on a reality television show, has been charged with setting fire to his own department’s headquarters in an alleged embezzlement scheme.

05/18/2013

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Former Compton Fire Department Deputy Chief Arrested for Arson

Marcel Melanson was arrested Wednesday on charges of felony arson and grand theft, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/16/2013