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June 5, 1998
The city's Fire Department has been accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, officials announced. The Virginia-based organization analyzes fire departments by a strict set of criteria, including training, administration, public education, and physical and human resources, said commission manager Andrea Walter. The Culver City Fire Department is the first in California and one of eight in the nation to complete the voluntary accreditation program, she said.
June 12, 1986
The Fire Department will operate out of a temporary trailer camp at the corner of Standard Street and Grand Avenue for the next year while the Main Street fire station is being remodeled. Firefighters moved to the temporary site this week. The department's phone numbers have not changed, and Fire Chief Larry Sheldon maintains that emergency fire and paramedic service will not be affected by construction at the Main Street site.
October 11, 1996 | MIMI KO CRUZ
The Fire Department will open its Harbor Boulevard station to the public Saturday in an effort to raise awareness of fire hazards. Station tours will be given, fire equipment will be on display and firefighters will demonstrate how they put out fires and extricate people from crashed cars. The open house will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The station is at 520 S. Harbor Blvd. The event is free of charge.
December 24, 1991
Saying donations this year are down, Los Angeles Fire Department officials are asking Southland residents to dip into their Christmas gift bags so a needy child can have a happy holiday season. Spokesman Gary Svider said the Fire Department is seeking donations of toys because the number usually turned in for its annual gift giveaway program has dipped significantly. Last year, Svider said, firefighters and paramedics handed out about 70,000 toys through 70 civic and community groups.
August 18, 1993 | GEOFF BOUCHER
The Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a reorganization plan for the Orange County Fire Department that officials said will save money and prepare the department for more sweeping changes next year. The interim plan, which is expected to save the department $1 million by scaling back administrative costs, was adopted by a 4-0 vote. Board Chairman Harriett M. Wieder was absent.
June 17, 1998
Voters could soon decide whether to allow the Monterey Park Fire Department to be absorbed by the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The Monterey Park Firefighters Assn. and a resident, Andrew Islas, have submitted a petition to place a measure on the ballot to have the county provide fire service to the community. City Clerk David Barron said the firefighters submitted a petition with 4,470 unverified signatures.
July 3, 1997
La Habra Heights is preparing to vote on a measure that would continue property tax funding for its Fire Department. Owners of property in the city will be asked July 15 whether they want to keep paying an average of $350 a year to maintain a crew of only three full-time workers. The department relies primarily on a pool of 140 firefighters who work in La Habra Heights on their days off from other departments in the area.
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