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August 9, 1988 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Fire Chief John W. Englund, whose department has been hard-hit by a year-old embezzlement scandal, announced Monday that he plans to retire Nov. 1 after 33 years of service, including four as chief. The 57-year-old county forester and fire warden said he informed members of the Board of Supervisors on Friday of his intentions. On Thursday, Englund had reported to the supervisors on the Fire Department's progress in reorganizing its financial management systems.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1988 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County Fire Chief John W. Englund, whose department has been hard-hit by a year-old embezzlement scandal, announced Monday that he plans to retire Nov. 1 after 33 years of service, including four as chief. The 57-year-old county forester and fire warden said he informed members of the Board of Supervisors on Friday of his intentions. On Thursday, Englund had reported to the supervisors on the Fire Department's progress in reorganizing its financial management systems.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 25, 1988
More than eight months after disbanding the Los Angeles County Fire Commission, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved formation of a panel to help oversee the Fire Department. The board voted 4 to 1 to form a Technical Advisory Group to help advise Fire Chief John W. Englund in such areas as finance and administration. The board also voted 4 to 1 to form a Technical Reserve Corps, made up of private citizens, to offer expert assistance.
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December 19, 1986
Los Angeles County supervisors voted Thursday to buy a $351,692 site in the Newhall area to build a hazardous-materials training center for county firefighters. The 160-acre training area will feature realistic-looking industrial and nautical props that can be set ablaze to simulate real chemical and petroleum fires, county fire officials said. They said the land is in a remote area away from homes near the community of Val Verde. The site is owned by Century Production Inc.
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May 26, 1988
Los Angeles County may have "the worst fire season ever" this summer because of the die-back that has killed about half the wild brush in the county, fire officials warned Wednesday. The die-back, which began five years ago, has been steadily worsening and has killed all the brush in the hardest-hit areas of the San Gabriel and Santa Monica mountains, the officials said.
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February 17, 1988
To try to improve Los Angeles County's weakened trauma care system, the Board of Supervisors Tuesday asked fire and health officials to look into making greater use of helicopters to transport critically ill patients. The board said it would consider adding a helicopter, at a cost of $1.8 million to $2.8 million, to be used solely for moving accident and crime victims.
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March 25, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Supervisor Pete Schabarum criticized two fire commissioners Tuesday for airing allegations of mismanagement in the Los Angeles County Fire Department and called for an investigation of their actions. Schabarum accused Fire Commission Chairman Fred Kline and Commissioner John T. Stevens of discrediting the county's fire service by making "unsubstantiated" allegations public without "any consideration being given to their truthfulness." "Something has gone awry," he said.
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February 25, 1986 | STEPHANIE CHAVEZ, Times Staff Writer
In response to the high number of toxic chemical accidents in the Santa Clarita, San Fernando and Antelope valleys, the Los Angeles County Fire Department announced Monday that a $700,000-a-year hazardous material unit has begun operating out of a Valencia fire station.
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March 21, 1987 | JOHN KENDALL, Times Staff Writer
Citing their "deep concern" over the direction of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, two fire commissioners are calling for a fiscal audit and replacement of the current management. Fred Kline and John T. Stevens of the seven-member Board of Fire Commissioners outlined their concerns in letters submitted to the Board of Supervisors, without first informing Fire Chief John W. Englund.
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January 6, 1987 | MAYERENE BARKER, Times Staff Writer
The fire was deliberately set. Bright flames and black smoke rose high into the air above a propane-gas storage tank that was dangerously close to dry brushland and trees. It looked like a potential disaster. Firefighters in protective suits and headgear cautiously approached the extremely hot blaze. In a matter of minutes, using special equipment, they extinguished the fire as a supervisor yelled instructions.
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January 21, 1987 | ERIC MALNIC, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County firefighter Reynoldo Wilson earned almost $60,000 in overtime last year, bringing his total pay to $98,483.65, more than his boss, the fire chief, made, county officials said Tuesday. County Auditor-Controller Mark Bloodgood said Wilson, who works as a paramedic, added $59,672.93 worth of overtime to his regular pay of $38,810.72. Wilson said Tuesday evening that he had to work a lot more overtime than most people would care to. "It was simply to raise my standard of living .
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