Compton Fire Department
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.
Officials Wednesday announced the Compton Fire Department’s chief has been placed on leave.
A Compton family was sickened Sunday morning by carbon monoxide poisoning.
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.
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.
Marcel Melanson was arrested Wednesday on charges of felony arson and grand theft, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.