First Responders

A devastating quake in Nepal has killed more than 1,000 people. (credit: Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)

Local Firefighters Gear Up For Possible Rescue Mission In Nepal

The team is comprised of about 65 people, mostly from Los Angeles County, with at least one rescue dog handler from Santa Barbara County, said a Los Angeles County Fire dispatcher.

04/25/2015

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CHP Officers Discuss Lifting Van To Rescue Trapped Motorist

California Highway Patrol officers shared their story with CBS2 of how they saved a driver who was trapped after a crash.

09/16/2014

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First Responders Take Part In 2-Day Drill To Prepare For Natural Disasters

About 300 first responders from across the state Tuesday were taking part in a two-day “Urban Search and Rescue” drill to prepare for natural disasters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/20/2014

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Man Who Suffered Cardiac Arrest In LA Marathon Meets Life-Saving First Responders

A Los Angeles marathon runner, who collapsed and went into cardiac arrest during March’s LA marathon, reunited with the first responders who saved his life Monday.

04/21/2014

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Wild Surf, Rocks Force Rescue Of 2 Teens At Newport Beach

Two teens were trapped and had to be rescued by Newport Beach first responders Sunday evening.

06/22/2013

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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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Firefighters Union Chief Disputes Mayor’s Report On Emergency Response Times

Los Angeles city and fire officials cleared up discrepancies regarding emergency response times by city firefighters — but a union official says their comments simply don’t match the data.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/13/2012

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First Responders Participate In Disaster Drill In Vernon

Local first responders are expected to participate in a full-scale emergency preparedness drill in Vernon.

03/11/2012

A suspicious device that washed ashore in Hermosa Beach turned out to be harmless. (credit: Hermosa Beach PD)

Suspicious Device Washes Up On Hermosa Beach Forcing Evacuation

A portion of Hermosa Beach was evacuated Sunday afternoon after a suspicious device floated ashore.

01/08/2012

LA City Fire Deputy Chief Mario Rueda (courtesy LAFD.org)

LA Deputy Fire Chief Recalls Deployment To Ground Zero After 9/11

Nearly one decade after 9/11, first-responders in Los Angeles can still vividly recall the urgency of those hours following the attacks.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/09/2011

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LA Gets $154M For Communications Upgrade

Be it an earthquake, wildfire or terrorist attack, the City of Angels is now better prepared for all types of hellish scenarios thanks to a $154.6 million federal grant.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–09/27/2010