Orange County Fire Authority

Dispatcher David Paschke. (credit: Michele Gile/CBS)

OC Dispatcher Helps Daughter Perform Heimlich Maneuver On Choking Mother

Two daughters will have their mother for the holidays, thanks to an Orange County Fire Authority dispatcher who helped save her from choking on mini marshmallows.

12/15/2014

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Broken Water Main Floods Orange County Neighborhood

Some Orange County homeowners were left with a mess after water from a broken pipe flooded their street on Sunday.

11/30/2014

This small Cessna developed engine trouble Thursday and had to make an emergency landing. (credit: CBS)

Small Plane Makes Emergency Landing In Irvine Park

A small plane that had engine trouble has landed safely in an Orange County park that used to be a Marine air base.

11/27/2014

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OC Dispatchers Help Deliver 2 Newborns Over The Phone In 1 Week

When a baby wants to make an early entrance into the world, and the hospital is just too far away, that frantic dad will want to call an Orange County Fire Authority dispatcher.

11/10/2014

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5 Teens Killed In Fiery Crash On 5 Freeway In Irvine

An early morning crash that killed five Orange County teens and seriously injured a sixth has left young friends with memories and parent with nightmares.

10/04/2014

The Orange County Fire Authority had five drowning or near drowning calls in the past two days. (credit: CBS)

Recent Rash Of Drownings In Orange County Has Officials Concerned

The drowning of a 15-year-old male in Garden Grove Saturday was the latest in a series of tragedies involving water in Orange County.

09/28/2014

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Girl, 3, Nearly Drowns In Irvine Spa

A bystander reportedly found the girl and pulled her out.

09/27/2014

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4 Injured After Vehicle Crashes Into Laguna Hills Restaurant

A vehicle Monday crashed into an Orange County restaurant.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/22/2014

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968-Acre Silverado Canyon Fire Is 80 Percent Contained

A brush fire that has torched 968 acres in Orange County was 80 percent contained Monday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/15/2014

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Mandatory Evacuations Ordered In 1,600-Acre Brush Fire Burning In Silverado Canyon

Crews Friday were battling a 1,600-acre brush fire in Silverado Canyon of the Cleveland National Forest.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/12/2014

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Fullerton Man Honors 9/11 Victims With Memorial Yard Display

For the 13th year, an Orange County man remembers the victims of the 9/11 terrorists attacks in the yard of his Fullerton home.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/11/2014

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Unattended Candle Does $80K In Damage To San Clemente Home

The burning candle was left alone in a second-floor bathroom, where the fire originated, Concialdi said.

06/22/2014

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Heartbroken Couple Whose Son Drowned Reminds Caregivers To Keep Their Eyes On Kids

A couple whose son drowned earlier this year is reminding caregivers to keep an eye on their kids after a series of near-drownings in Orange County.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/02/2014

Mike Curtis is being called a hero for saving a man bent on suicide. (credit: CBS)

Paramedic Called A Hero For Risking His Life To Save Suicidal Man

The despondent man was yelling and running between cars on busy Crown Valley Parkway.

06/01/2014

(credit: OC Fire Authority)

Students, Teachers Forced To Evacuate When Fire Breaks Out At OC Elementary School

Students and teachers were forced to evacuate Monday when a fire broke out at a Jewish elementary school and temple in Aliso Viejo.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/07/2014

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