Fire Department Kicks off Demolition of 6th District’s Alamo Hotel

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dsc_0340This morning at 11:30 a.m., 6th District Councilman Dee Andrews joined the Redevelopment Agency as Long Beach Fire Department crews conducted life-saving training exercises on the Alamo Motel located 1827 Pacific Avenue. The media-only event kicked off the demolition of this public safety nuisance. 

The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency is demolishing this motel, which was the site of 2,665 calls for service from January 2004 to mid-2008, including carjacking, rape, assault with a deadly weapon, narcotics offenses and quality-of-life crimes. The RDA will combine the land with adjacent properties to form a parcel that will be used for parking and new retail space.

As is often the case with buildings slated for demolition in the city, Long Beach firefighters first used the building as a training ground. Firefighters displayed a number of training exercises for those in attendance, including cutting into the ceiling, through walls, knocking down doors and using the ladder.

Long Beach City Councilman Dee Andrews, 6th District; Jeffrey Reeb, Deputy Chief, Long Beach Fire Department; Alan Patalano, Deputy Chief, Long Beach Fire Department; Robert Luna, Deputy Chief, Long Beach Police Department; and Long Beach Redevelopment Agency Board Members attended the event.

Photo Gallery of Alamo Motel Demolition and LBFD Training

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