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Deputy City Manager Reggie Harrison Selected Director of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications

Department of Disaster Preparedness Deputy City Manager Reggie Harrison City Manager Pat West announced today that Deputy City Manager Reggie Harrison has been promoted to Director of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications. Mr. Harrison will become the first permanent director of the new department responsible for disaster preparedness, Homeland Security grant coordination, and the consolidation and oversight of the City’s Emergency Communications functions.

Portable Sonar Technology Helps Rescue Divers Search Areas With Limited Visibility

scuba The City of Long Beach’s Public Safety Dive Team operates in an environment with limited visibility, making it difficult to know where they are, where they are going and what is around them. But now, the team can use recently received sonar technology that revolutionizes search and rescue and investigation techniques, particularly in the case of missing swimmers and submersion victims.

Reggie Harrison Selected To Lead Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communication

Department of Disaster Preparedness Deputy City Manager Reggie Harrison Deputy City Manager Reggie Harrison will lead the City’s newly created Department of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Communications, City Manager Patrick H. West announced Monday.

Airport Director Mario Rodriguez Appointed to Airports Council International North America Board of Directors

appointment of Airport Director Mario Rodriguez to the Airports Council International North America Long Beach Airport Director Mario Rodriguez Long Beach Airport (LGB) is pleased to announce the appointment of Airport Director Mario Rodriguez to the Airports Council International North America (ACI-NA) Board of Directors effective October 19, 2011.

ICDC College South Bay Campus Awarded for Excellence

Alistair Curamen, ICDC College South Bay Campus Director Alistair Curamen, ICDC College South Bay Campus Director The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) has announced that ICDC College’s South Bay Campus received the 2010-2011 ACCSC School of Excellence Award.

Council Members Gabelich, Neal and Schipske Propose ‘Public Safety and Quality of Life Protection Plan’

lbfd-1249-drill Long Beach City Council members Rae Gabelich, Steven Neal and Gerrie Schipske today issued the following statement in response to the cuts to fire, police, library and recreation services proposed by both City Manager, Pat West, and Mayor Bob Foster:

Richardson Moves to Tighten Security at Federal Buildings

Congresswoman Laura Richardson Congresswoman Laura Richardson Congresswoman Laura Richardson (CA-37) introduced two amendments to the Federal Protective Service Reform and Enhancement Act that would improve and increase safety standards at Federal facilities across the country.

Bonnie Lowenthal to Chair California’s Emergency Managment Committee

Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal will lead the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management. Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal has been named chair of the Joint Legislative Committee on Emergency Management, a panel that oversees the state’s preparation for, and response to, disasters.

Capsized Boaters Rescued by Long Beach Police Port Unit

SAVES THE DAY FOR CAPSIZED BOATERS On Thursday, June 9, 2011, at approximately 9:40 a.m., Long Beach Police officers working the Port Unit near the Port of Long Beach were called to assist two maintenance workers whose boat had capsized in the area. Within minutes, officers located the men and their boat, which had completely overturned.

CSULB Among Nation’s Top 10 in Awarding Degrees to Hispanic Students

csulb-mba Princeton Review’s ‘Best 300 Business Schools Confirming its status as one of the most diverse campuses in the nation, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) is among the top 10 universities in the nation in both the number of master’s degrees and the number of bachelor’s degrees awarded to Hispanics.

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