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4.4-Magnitude Quake Acts As Literal Wake-Up Call For Preparedness

The 4.4-magnitude shaker Monday morning got many Southern California residents talking about earthquake preparedness.

03/17/2014

Officials say the 45-foot-long Mobile Command Center is is designed for both catastrophic as well as general deployments. (Photo courtesy Metro.net)

Metro Debuts $1M Mobile Unit For Emergency, Large Event Operations

Transportation officials Thursday debuted a new state-of-the-art mobile command post designed to help keep bus and rail operations running smoothly in the event of an emergency.

02/27/2014

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Girl, 5, Saved Grandmother’s Life With 911 Call

Paramedics were called to the 40200 block of Via Acuna around 11 p.m. to treat the elderly victim for a life-threatening condition after she fell unconscious.

12/31/2013

Delayed passengers rest on a conveyor belt after a shooting incident at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on November 1, 2013 after a gunman reportedly opened fire at a security checkpoint. Police believe the gunman who opened fire at Los Angeles airport Friday acted alone, a police chief said, while not confirming reports that the shooter and one victim were killed.    AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

LAX To Staff Volunteer Response Team For Airport Emergencies

Officials at Los Angeles International Airport are seeking volunteers among its full-time workforce to staff a response team designed to assist travelers during emergency operations.

11/27/2013

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City Council Panel OKs Reward Offers, Stiffer Penalties In ‘Swatting’ Incidents

Individuals who make false 911 calls to high-profile residences in Los Angeles may soon have to shell out big bucks if they’re caught.

09/27/2013

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2M Residents Receive Emergency Email, Texts In ‘AlertOC’ Test

An estimated 2 million residents in Orange County took part in the county’s regional mass notification system test Tuesday.

09/24/2013

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San Vicente Closed For ‘Large-Scale Emergency’ Drill In WeHo

A full-scale mass casulty drill was expected to tie up traffic in the city of West Hollywood, authorities said Wednesday.

07/31/2013

Critics say soil contamination in one Carson neighborhood has derailed plans to lure an NFL team to the city's StubHub Center. (credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Carson Mayor Calls On City Council To Declare Condition Of Local Emergency Over Polluted Soil

Members of the Carson City Council were expected to hold a special meeting after the city’s mayor urged lawmakers to declare a state of emergency over polluted soil in one local neighborhood.

07/29/2013

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Calif. Lawmakers Move To Punish Hoax 911 ‘Swatting’ Callers

Legislation approved by the state Senate on Thursday would force pranksters who make hoax 911 calls, like the ones used to target celebrities, pay for the cost of police responding to the fake emergencies.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/09/2013

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Following Springs Fire, Caltrans To Protect PCH From Falling Rocks, Debris

Following the vegetative destruction of the Springs fire, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has received $2.5 million in state emergency funds to help protect the PCH from falling rocks, gravel and debris.

05/04/2013

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Medical Teams, First Responders Hone Disaster Skills In Fake Bombing Drill

First responders participated in a mock disaster drill at a South Bay hospital Friday morning involving a fake bombing.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/26/2013

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Multiple Agencies Simulate Major Disaster At LAX

Officials from multiple public safety and emergency agencies converged on Los Angeles International Airport Wednesday for a major disaster drill.

04/24/2013

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Emergency On Flight Status Boards At LAX Was Caused By Operator ‘Accident’

Authorities are trying to figure out who hacked into the flight status boards in the Tom Bradley Terminal at Los Angeles International Airport Monday night.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/22/2013

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LA City Fire Eyes Bigger EMS Presence At Dodger Stadium

The next time you go to Dodger Stadium, you could see more emergency personnel parked outside.

03/27/2013

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LAFD Could Become Sole Provider Of Emergency Medical Services At Dodger Stadium

The Los Angeles Fire Department could soon become the sole provider of emergency medical services at Dodger Stadium.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/19/2013

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