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Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California
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Wildfires: Year Round Threat to California

By Terry Miller Just when is fire season in California? The experts will tell you that fire season’s now a year-round threat, at least in California. Firefighters put their lives on the line to save ours on a daily basis. When fires start, our first responder firefighters are always ready to fight Mother Nature’s wrath…

Arcadia Hosts Fire Services Community Forum
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Arcadia Hosts Fire Services Community Forum

Discussion on future of fire services in Sierra Madre The City of Arcadia is hosting a Fire Services Community Forum to discuss Sierra Madre residents’ concerns, insights, and priorities regarding a potential partnership between the cities of Arcadia and Sierra Madre for fire and emergency response delivery alternatives. This free community event is being held…

Structure Fire in Arcadia Reveals Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Site
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Structure Fire in Arcadia Reveals Indoor Marijuana Cultivation Site

By Isabelle Cruz The Arcadia Police Department responded to the 300 block of Walnut Ave. at approximately 5:39 a.m. on Jan. 30, 2019, to investigate the report of a structure fire. Upon arrival, officers observed a rear garage type structure fully engulfed in flames. The Arcadia Fire Department and assisting agencies extinguished the flames. No…

Sierra Madre Officials Ask for Help from Arcadia at City Council Meeting
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Sierra Madre Officials Ask for Help from Arcadia at City Council Meeting

By Galen Patterson Arcadia’s City Council meeting on Feb. 5 explored a possible partnership between Arcadia and its neighboring community, Sierra Madre. Former mayor/councilmember of Sierra Madre, Glen Lambden came to the council with a plea about measure 11a on the agenda, conducting a feasibility study for the provision of Fire Response Services to the…

Arcadia May Assist Sierra Madre Fire Department
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Arcadia May Assist Sierra Madre Fire Department

Cities explore MOU for fire response services By Terry Miller At the Sierra Madre City Council meeting on Jan. 8, 2019 the council approved a non-binding term sheet which would allow the City of Sierra Madre and the City of Arcadia to explore a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for fire response services. Since the meeting took…

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…

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