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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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Anaheim Fire & Rescue team vows to get muddy for World Police and Fire Games

The mud run is the perfect sport for those who don’t mind getting some dirt on their uniform in order to get the job done. The same might be said about a career in firefighting. And this is a week...

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Chow Time with Anaheim Fire & Rescue: Coq au vin

The red light is blinking again at Anaheim Fire & Rescue  Station 11. Barely a conversation, task or meal is finished all at once in one of the busiest stations in the city. Down time is lived...

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A nurse in the firehouse, an urgent care on wheels

On a hot July day in the back of an ambulance, Victoria Morrison senses it’s time to lighten the mood a bit. Half to distract and half to reassure her patient. The timing is impeccable. As her...

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Chow Time with Anaheim Fire & Rescue: chile rellenos with the crew at Station 6

“Chow” is a big thing in a firehouse, mostly because a group of hungry firefighters can put away a lot of food. And cooking in the firehouse doesn’t just require quantity. Quality matters too...

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