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LA County Health Officials Update Supervisors On Ebola Preparedness

Health officials Tuesday told the Board of Supervisors that plans are in place to protect Los Angeles County residents against any potential outbreak – however unlikely – of the Ebola virus.

10/07/2014

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KNX Ready Or Not: Community Emergency Response Teams

The keys to surviving a major disaster include being prepared and knowing your neighbors.

09/18/2014

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Report: Slower LASD Emergency Response Times Due To Budget, Staffing Cuts

Budget cuts and staffing shortages in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department have slowed emergency response times in unincorporated areas, according to reports.

06/25/2014

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Report: Leadership Overhaul, EMS Changes Key To LAFD Reform

A new report says more job stability for LAFD chiefs and an overhaul of the agency’s paramedic operations will help reduce concerns over emergency response times.

03/03/2014

Transportation Security Administration Officer Gerardo Hernandez was killed and two other TSA officers and a passenger were injured in the attack last November. (Photo credit: Al Seib-Pool/Getty Images)

AP: LAX Phone System Failed During Response To TSA Shooting

Several critical communications failures may be to blame for a delayed response to the LAX shooting last November, according to the Associated Press.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/27/2014

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LA Fire Department To Streamline 911 Calls

The Los Angeles Fire Department is launching an overhaul of how they handle 911 calls, officials said Monday.

02/10/2014

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Authorities Seek Patience While They Probe LAX Shooting

Several law enforcement agencies, who responded to LAX following a deadly shooting rampage in Terminal 3 earlier this month, have asked for patience during their investigation.

11/17/2013

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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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CSUN Campus Conducts Shooting Drill

A campus shooting drill is taking place on the grounds of Cal State University, Northridge Thursday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/20/2012

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UCLA, UCR Fire Back At Article Placing Campuses Among ‘Most Dangerous’ In America

School officials at two local universities are angered by a published report that placed their campuses near the bottom when it comes to safety.

11/24/2012

San Bernardino Police Chief Rob Handy (credit: CBS)

Police, Fire Chiefs: ‘Unknowns’ Won’t Stop San Bernardino Services

Authorities in San Bernardino pledged on Thursday to continue providing emergency services to residents just days after the city declared bankruptcy.

07/12/2012

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Expert Quits After 3-Month Review Of LAFD Response Times

Jeff Godown told fire commissioners that department response time may actually be better than it appears before announcing his departure.

CBS Los Angeles–06/19/2012

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Tree-Trimming Budget Cuts May Slow Fire Trucks

Fire engines and other emergency vehicles may face delays due to cutbacks in the city’s tree-trimming schedule, officials said Tuesday.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/19/2012

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Report: Less Than 2 Percent Of OC Fire Calls Are Fire-Related

An Orange County grand jury found an overwhelming 70 percent of calls to the fire department are not fire-related at all.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–06/07/2012

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Report: Human, Computer Errors Plague Data On LAFD Response Times

The Los Angeles Fire Department is facing renewed scrutiny over its emergency response times after a report found errors in the computer software used to compile the data.

CBS Los Angeles–05/15/2012

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