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LBFD “Elves” Join Santa to Spread Cheer at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital

Santa and Long Beach firefighters surprise a Miller Children’s patient in the morning 
with presents, candy canes and warm smiles. Santa and Long Beach firefighters surprise a Miller Children’s patient in the morningwith presents, candy canes and warm smiles. More than 50 firefighters from the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD), many on their day off, helped Santa surprise patients at their bedsides in the early morning at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach on Friday, Dec.

LBFD Capt. Gonzalo Medina Appointed Marine Safety Chief

Capt. Gonzalo Medina newly appointed Marine Safety Chief - Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach. Capt. Gonzalo Medina newly appointed Marine Safety Chief – Photo courtesy of City of Long Beach. Long Beach Fire Chief Mike DuRee today announced the appointment of Capt. Gonzalo Medina, a 19-year veteran of the Fire Department, as Marine Safety Chief, effective December 5, 2014.

Miller Children’s Hospital Patients Trick-or-Treat with LBFD

A Miller Children’s patient and her family get ready to trick or treat hospital-style with the Child Life Department and the Long Beach Fire Department. Patients and members of the Long Beach Fire Department parade through the halls ofMiller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach picking up treats at different hospital departments. Spirits were high Friday at Miller Children’s & Women’s Hospital Long Beach where more than 50 patients and their families, each accompanied by a member of the Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD), trick-or-treated through the halls.

LBFD Joins American Red Cross to Launch Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

house-fire Home fires kill an average of seven people every day across the nation, and cause approximately $7 billion in direct property damage every year. The Long Beach Fire Department is excited to work in partnership with the American Red Cross as they launch their Home Fire Preparedness Campaign on Saturday, October 11, 2014.

LBFD Adopts PulsePoint App to Alert Citizens to Persons in Need of CPR

lbfd-pulse-point To aid cardiac arrest victims quickly, the Long Beach Fire Department, The PulsePoint Foundation and Dignity Health St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach are making the PulsePoint app available to individuals in the City of Long Beach.

LBFD to Host “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo

ready-long-beach Long Beach Fire Department CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) and other city departments and disaster response agencies will host the first-ever “READY Long Beach” Community Preparedness Expo on October 4, 2014, to help residents prepare for incidents such as earthquakes, fires, floods, and act of terrorism.

Detectives Seek Suspect(s) In Murder of West Covina Man

crime-scene-tape-lg On Sunday, September 28, 2014, at approximately 1:25 a.m., Long Beach Police responded to a shots fired call in the area of 11th Street and Walnut Avenue, which resulted in the death of a male adult. The preliminary investigation determined that the victim, identified as 26-year-old Guillermo Iturralde of West Covina, was walking down the street when someone in a nearby vehicle fired at him, and then fled the scene.

LBFD Junior Lifeguard Program Set For The Summer

lbjuniorlifeguards The Long Beach Fire Department’s Marine Safety Division will once again sponsor the Junior Lifeguard Program this summer. The program will be held from June 23 to August 1, 2014. The Junior Lifeguard Program offers students 9 to 17 years of age the opportunity to receive instruction in Lifeguard rescue techniques, emergency medical first-aid, ocean sports activity, physical conditioning, marine ecology, and public service.

LBFD to Hold Lifeguard Tryouts March 15

lbjuniorlifeguards On Saturday March 15, 2014, beginning at 8:00 a.m. the Long Beach Fire Department will hold an open test for anyone interested in becoming a Seasonal Lifeguard. Tryouts will be held at the Long Beach Lifeguard Beach Operations located at 2100 East Ocean Blvd (enter off Junipero Ave.

LBFD Responds to Rain Related Flooding in Peninsula Area

ocean-water On Saturday evening, Long Beach Fire and Marine Safety Resources were dispatched to the Peninsula for reports of flooding in the area.

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