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Arcadia First Responders Help in Deadly California Fires
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Arcadia First Responders Help in Deadly California Fires

Woolsey Fire has claimed two lives and injured three firefighters By Terry Miller with Reports from CalFire While the recent rash of devastating fires has not directly hit the San Gabriel Valley, the effects are nevertheless felt deeply by all of us – especially the staggering loss of life and property as well as untold…

Arcadia Fire Department Responds to 114 Incidents
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Arcadia Fire Department Responds to 114 Incidents

The Arcadia Fire Department (AFD) responded to a variety of emergency calls during the week of Oct. 28 – Nov. 3. During this period AFD responded to 114 incidents. The majority of those incidents, 79 total, were for rescue and emergency medical services. The second most common incidents were good intent calls, 14, followed closely…

Arcadia Firefighters Train for High Angle Rescue
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Arcadia Firefighters Train for High Angle Rescue

The Arcadia Fire Department conducted a total of 441 hours of training last week. Some of the subjects covered were: hose evolutions, ladder evolutions, ventilation techniques, salvage and overhaul techniques, tiller certification, defensive driving, engine company equipment, search and rescue, communications, EOC operations, records management, fire suppression tactics, power tools, hand tools, truck operations, emergency…

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Arcadia Firefighters Reunite With Girl They Saved in 2008

Ten years later they give Ashley Barrancos a birthday party at Arcadia Fire Station 105 By Terry Miller Approximately a decade ago, Arcadia firefighters were dispatched to a call for an unresponsive two-year-old female experiencing what no child normally experiences at this age, cardiac arrest. The toddler was attending a birthday party when suddenly she…

Arcadia Fire Department Wants You to Be Cool in the Pool
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Arcadia Fire Department Wants You to Be Cool in the Pool

Every year, nearly 300 children under the age of five drown in residential swimming pools. The Arcadia Fire Department has several tips to help you and your families avoid tragedy. AFD suggests: Completely fence the pool and install self-closing and self-latching gates. Position the latches out of reach of children. The fence should be a…

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Rattlesnake Season is Here: Message from the Arcadia Fire Dept.

Rattlesnake season is here and anyone living or walking in the hilly areas should be extra careful of these poisonous snakes. Rattlesnakes are easily identified by their broad, triangular heads, narrow necks, relatively heavy bodies and multiple bands of rattles on their tails. Like all cold-blooded animals, rattlesnakes prefer cool and shady places. They are…