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Anaheim Fire & Rescue initiative transforms fire hydrants into kid-created masterpieces

Fire hydrants are situated roughly every 500 feet along the streets of Anaheim. Their presence is obviously a vital component of public safety and service to the community. Thanks to an...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue cadet learns about the importance of fire prevention

Firefighting always has been Anaheim Fire & Rescue cadet Cesar Salinas’ dream job. Though he’s still very passionate about becoming a firefighter, six months as an AFR cadet has opened his...

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In unprecedented gesture, AF&R's Station 11 opens doors to displaced OCFA personnel

As first responders, firefighters witness the anguish experienced by families who’ve been left homeless and without possessions after a fire has destroyed their homes. But who comforts...

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AFR partners with Anaheim Public Libraries to teach kids to Wear Your Helmet Like a Pro

Walt Disney Elementary School student Zebedee Baumbach, 10, recently learned some important lessons on proper bicycle helmet use from Anaheim Fire & Rescue. He and about a hundred peers from...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue creates dual position in fire prevention and hazmat regulation

Michael Galleano, the new community risk reduction officer for Anaheim Fire & Rescue, explains his role in the fire department by likening himself to a car mechanic. He’s the one who makes...

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Residents experience life-saving benefits of AF&R’s Paramedic Membership Program

About four years ago, longtime Anaheim resident Clark McDermed had a heart attack – only he didn’t know it. He’d taken a spill in the bathroom, and when he and his wife, Joan, were having...

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Disneyland half-marathoner reunites with life-saving Anaheim paramedics, other heroes

Some Disney magic was at work last November when Jonathan Hika went into cardiac arrest and collapsed after crossing the finish line of the Super Heroes Half-Marathon in Anaheim. Paramedics with...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue, Red Cross hold free smoke alarm checks in mobile home park

When a smoke alarm blares its high-pitched alarm signaling the presence of a fire, residents may have less than two minutes to get out of the house before being overcome by smoke. That warning,...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s Urban Search and Rescue team trains for the unexpected

Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s Urban Search and Rescue team members know they must train for every eventuality. But they also know there may be days when the inconceivable happens — and then they...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s CUPA helps keep people and the planet safe

All cities generate their share of hazardous waste and materials. Anaheim is unique in that it has its own team of inspectors dedicated to making sure hazardous materials are properly stored, handled...

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