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February 2, 1995 | Associated Press
On March 1, smoking will be banned in all city buildings, with six exceptions: fire stations. The Detroit suburb has about 450 employees who will be subject to the ban, but 170 volunteer firefighters are exempt. "Well, they're smoke eaters to start with, aren't they?" said City Councilman Anthony Pallotta, who argued for the exemption. "They volunteer their services, they save the city millions of dollars a year--if they want to have a smoke, that should be fine."
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1991
Rolling brownouts at city fire stations appear to be increasing emergency response times in those districts where engine, truck and ambulance companies are taken out of service as a result of citywide budgetary cutbacks, a preliminary Los Angeles Fire Department study indicates.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 1998 | TOM BECKER
City firefighters will roll out the firetrucks and demonstrate emergency procedures at stations across the Valley on Saturday to mark the statewide Fire Service Recognition Day. While all stations will be open to the public, Fire Station 88 at 5101 N.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 28, 1997
Mayor Richard Riordan and city Fire Chief Bill Bamattre announced Monday in South Los Angeles that the city's 102 fire stations are now officially "safe houses," where children in dangerous situations can seek shelter. "Children cannot learn and grow up healthy if they are afraid to walk or play in their neighborhood," Riordan said at a meeting with students from 66th Street Elementary School at Fire Station 33.
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January 6, 1993 | BERT ELJERA
Faced with growing needs of the Foothill Ranch area, the Orange County Fire Department will soon have a new station near the corner of Lake Forest Drive and Portola Parkway. Station 54 will be dedicated at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 19811 Pauling. On hand will be Supervisor Gaddi H. Vasquez, county Fire Chief Larry Holms and Foothill Ranch Co. project manager Alan Buck. Msgr. John Sammon will preside at the ceremony.
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February 17, 1991 | KAREN McKEAN
The Ventura County Fire Protection District will open the second of three new fire stations Wednesday. The station, at 4185 Cedar Springs St. in Moorpark, cost $1 million and features a special exhaust system that keeps diesel fuel fumes away from the living quarters, Fire Department spokesman John Wade said. The station will serve the southern half of the city of Moorpark, which includes about 16,000 residents in such areas as Mountain Meadows and Peach Hill, Wade said.
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July 11, 1998 | ERIC RIMBERT
The Winnetka Chamber of Commerce is making plans to "adopt" Los Angeles Fire Station 104 in order to help make improvements. The station is the first to be adopted in the Valley, according to Ali Sar, a spokesman for Los Angeles City Councilman Hal Bernson. "This is a great idea," he said. "The chamber's idea is to raise funds for equipment and supplies not budgeted for the fire station." The chamber is planning to donate two tables for the station's computers and a dishwasher.
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July 16, 1992 | TRACEY KAPLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sixty new fire stations would be paid for by a fee imposed on developers during the next 18 years under a proposed program that would affect the Santa Clarita Valley, the Antelope Valley and Malibu. The Santa Clarita City Council late Tuesday approved the program, under which developers will pay more than 18 cents per square foot for new construction, beginning Aug. 1. The fee, negotiated between the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the Building Industry Assn.
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August 31, 1993 | PEGGY Y. LEE
As part of a grant application to acquire additional state funds, the Ventura City Council on Monday agreed to set aside $32,500 to make seismic repairs on a fire station at Seaward Avenue and Main Street. The total cost of the repairs is about $130,000, and the state would fund 75% of that if Ventura qualifies for the program, said Ken Hess, assistant fire chief. Fire Station No. 2 was built in 1952, and its walls need reinforcing to ensure that it would withstand a major earthquake, Hess said.
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January 30, 1992 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Harbor Commission, concluding that it can no longer wait to improve fire protection of the nation's busiest commercial port, agreed Tuesday to award a $4.4-million contract for construction of a fire station on Terminal Island. The decision caps months of study by city port and fire officials on updating a 1985 plan to provide the fire stations, equipment and personnel needed to safeguard the harbor in the coming decades. It also paves the way for purchase of a $4.
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