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Fire Pals teach, entertain students

Cal Fire engineer Chelsye Jenkins sings and dances during the North Valley Fire PALS program at Paradise Intermediate School. (Nick Baker/Paradise Post)

Dispatch Dora, Johnny B. Cool and Sergeant Safety were a few who taught more than 100 kindergarten through sixth grade charter school and home-school children about safety Wednesday morning at Paradise Intermediate School.

A collaboration of Butte County firefighters, Cal-Fire firefighters, Butte County sheriffs, Butte County Public Health officials, Paradise firefighters and paramedics mixed together to form the North Valley Fire PALS, Cal-Fire Information Officer Janet Upton said.
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St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celebration in L.A.

By Brian Humphry, LAFD Spokesman

The Los Angeles St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Pershing Square Celebration are family oriented events in the heart of Downtown promoting community spirit and civic pride.

The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department welcome you to join them on Monday, March 17, 2008.

The Parade will begin at 11:30 AM on Main Street and Arcadia Street, traveling south on Main Street to pass City Hall. The parade continues south on Main Street to 5th Street, where it will turn west to end at Hill Street, near Pershing Square.

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Rescue team works to save fall victims

RUNNING SPRINGS – Rescuers worked Tuesday night to free at least three people and a firefighter who fell several hundred feet down an ice chute and into a creek.

The people had been near Hunsaker Drive and Encina Way and fell some 200 to 300 feet, said Tracey Martinez, San Bernardino County fire spokeswoman.

One person was able to climb to the top, get to a nearby home and call for help, Martinez said.

The call came into county dispatchers about 6 p.m.

Fire supervisor Jaime Vilches said the person called authorities about a half-hour after the group fell into the creek.

A county fire Heavy Technical Rescue Unit and sheriff’s Search and Rescue personnel responded to the scene.

A firefighter had tried to climb down to the stranded hikers, but fell about 100 feet and was injured, Martinez said.

“We’re not sure how bad the injury is, but we know it’s not life threatening,” Martinez said.

By Gina Tenorio SBSUN.com

Firefighter’s Harley Davidson and Hot Rod Show

Calling all West Coast Firefighters!! 

“Come join the Montclair Fire Fighters Association Local 3608 and Pomona Valley Harley Davidson as we give away an ’08 Fat Boy!! On March 15th, 2008, Pomona Valley Harley Davidson will be hosting the 8th Annual Firefighters Harley Davidson and Hot Rod Show. We will have a pancake breakfast available from 9am to 11am and BBQ in the afternoon hours. Please come join us and show your support and have a good time!!

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Rescuers Pick Up SUV to Free Critically Injured Accident Victim

Logo by ViCaRiOuS Strong work by these guys for using a little muscle. Here’s the story:

Rescue workers knew their time was short when they found 20-year-old Alessandro Hernandez on the Santa Ana (5) Freeway with an SUV lying on top of him. Hernandez, a Corona resident, was one of five passengers riding in a 1998 Ford Explorer heading southbound on the 5 freeway at about 10:55 p.m. Saturday when it collided with three other vehicles near the San Gabriel (605) Freeway, said Officer Joe Zizi of the California Highway Patrol.
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Angelus Oaks Fire Captain Dies After Stroke – CA

San Bernardino County Fire Capt. Vance Tomaselli, who suffered a stroke last week while responding to a structure fire in this small mountain town, died late Thursday. Friends and co-workers lovingly remembered Tomaselli, 66, as the unofficial mayor of the small mountain town because of his dedication and willingness to help. Continue reading Angelus Oaks Fire Captain Dies After Stroke – CA

Off Duty Rescuer Helps Save Gunshot Victim – CA

Logo by ViCaRiOuS Feb. 21–Victorville — A single gunshot rang out while an off-duty firefighter was inside a local market. When he looked outside, he saw a man bleeding and staggering before falling to the ground.

Immediately, the trained paramedic grabbed all the gauze the market had and ran to the aid of 27-year-old John Kacir, who was suffering from a gunshot wound to his stomach. Continue reading Off Duty Rescuer Helps Save Gunshot Victim – CA