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January 28, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
Using federal grant money it might otherwise lose, county officials are creating a "weapons of mass destruction" equipment vehicle to respond to a nuclear, biological or chemical attack. The vehicle will detect radiation and chemical and biological agents, and will be available to anyone who needs it, officials said. The county will use $163,234 to build the unit and to buy a second vehicle to respond to spills of hazardous materials. The county will get $110,000 from federal grants.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 29, 2001 | DAVID KELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a world of suicide bombers and mass murder, 95-year-old Irving Dubin of Camarillo is quietly doing his bit to ease the pain. Since 1987, the retired pharmacist and electronics manufacturer has led local efforts to buy and equip ambulances for use in Israel. "Don't Wait For Another Bomb! We Need Your Help Now!" screams a headline in The Courier, a newsletter put out by Dubin's organization.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 12, 1995 | LESLEY WRIGHT
Saying they can respond to medical emergencies faster and more efficiently than private companies, the city's Fire Department is proposing to offer local ambulance service. Fire Chief David L. Rudat has proposed that the city buy four ambulances, hire six additional firefighters and create a "single-tier" emergency response system. "We can do this service better and more quickly," Rudat said. "Because it's public safety and the public relies on it, we should do it."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1996
It may come as small comfort to people who fear flying that Los Angeles International Airport will have three new aircraft rescue and firefighting vehicles. The Board of Airport Commissioners approved the purchase Tuesday. The new rigs feature boom arms with drills on the end to bore through the sides of a burning airplane and spray the inside with foam. The booms will have television cameras attached so that firefighters can see what is happening.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 17, 2000 | THERESA MOREAU and MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
With its lights flashing and sirens blaring, a county fire engine and a fully loaded pickup truck plowed into each other at a San Juan Capistrano intersection Thursday afternoon, leaving a 10-year-old boy and the driver near death, according to authorities. The crash, which echoed through homes surrounding the intersection of San Juan Creek Road and La Novia Avenue, left four others injured, including a trio of firefighters.
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April 20, 1998 | MARK FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the call came in, medic Matt Goldberg and his partner slid into their ambulance and sped off, siren shrieking, lights flashing. They rolled through a string of tiny Delaware County towns in suburban Philadelphia before reaching a rest home in a city called Wawa. There they found Helen Miller, a 93-year-old retired teacher, suffering from congestive heart failure. And right behind them came an angry police officer named Michael Irey with his ticket book in hand.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 10, 2005 | From Times Staff Writers
A man suspected of driving drunk compounded a previous traffic collision when he crashed into a paramedic rig Saturday night, injuring himself and six people, officials said. Inglewood police officers and a Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedic rig were investigating an earlier collision at the intersection of Hardy Street and Crenshaw Boulevard around 10:20 p.m., said Al Jackson, a supervisor with the county Fire Department.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 17, 1996 | KAY HWANGBO and JEAN MERL
A newly purchased, specially equipped truck, which will enhance emergency workers' ability to rescue people trapped under cars and other heavy objects, was showcased Tuesday at City Hall. The Los Angeles Fire Department, which will operate the so-called heavy rescue apparatus, demonstrated the vehicle to Mayor Richard Riordan, City Councilman Michael Feuer and Fire Commissioner Beth Lowe.
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April 20, 1998 | MARK FRITZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Virginia Price Hastings lives in Upland, where she pays high taxes and expects quick action in case she gets hurt and needs an ambulance to the hospital. She works in Los Angeles and expects the care there to be just as competent. The same goes for all the towns in between.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 27, 1996 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
As a collector of antique motorcycles, Fire Capt. Tim Graber, 46, knows the value of vintage vehicles. So when he learned from one of his colleagues that the city's first motorized firefighting vehicle, which went into service in July 1921, was rusting away in the city storage yard, his interest ignited.
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