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Anaheim Fire & Rescue captain selected as a ‘Hero with Heart’ says compassion is just part of the job

The cardiac arrest call came in to Station 7 in Anaheim on Feb. 18, 2017. Capt. Kent Hemseri, a 25-year veteran of Anaheim Fire & Rescue, and his three crewmates turned a wheel and rolled...

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OC Trauma Intervention Program honors 20 at Heroes with Heart gala in Anaheim

A mother returns home and finds her teenage daughter on the floor, a victim of an overdose. An elderly woman wakes up and discovers her husband of 60 years, lying next to her, is dead. Family...

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Anaheim teens become firefighters for a day at first-ever High School Boot Camp

Teens from Anaheim High School recently had a chance to test their mettle during High School Boot Camp at Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s North Net training facility. During the one-day pilot program...

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Chow Time with Anaheim Fire & Rescue: Chop Chop Salad

Capt. Dave Baker is a commanding presence. Tall and built like an NFL player, he leans in over the island in the kitchen of Anaheim Fire Station 2, watching six other firefighters feverishly chopping...

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This Anaheim Fire & Rescue staffer specializes in worst-case scenario thinking

Jeff DuVall isn’t really into disaster movies. But daily, as an administrative analyst with Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s Emergency Management and Preparedness Section, he contemplates worst-case...

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A special kitchen table at Anaheim's Fire Station 6 takes on extra significance on 9/11

Anaheim Fire Station 6 has a kitchen table that is something special. Something to behold. It’s a 12-foot-long collection of things given new meaning and great weight, crafted into a daily reminder...

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CA-Task Force 5 gets a grand welcome home after Hurricane Harvey work

Balloons, signs and at least 70 cheering people greeted the returning members of CA-Task Force 5 as their armada of trucks and equipment rolled through the gates of the Orange County Fire...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue strike teams: ready for the long haul

When the call comes, every strike team member knows the next 14 days of their life are going to be long, hot, filthy and extremely dangerous. Dan Lambert just got back from his latest deployment....

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Five memorable calls to Metro Net in Anaheim highlight fire dispatchers’ aim for excellence

The recent 911 call came from a woman in Newport Beach. She had found her boyfriend unresponsive. Metro Net Fire Dispatch call center Dispatcher Amber Lara instructed the woman to begin chest...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue wins silver in the mud at 2017 World Games

The Anaheim Fire & Rescue team beat international competition and their own expectations to win the silver medal at the mud run event of the 2017 World Police and Games. Competitors got a huge...

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