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Anaheim ups efforts to work on Incident Management Teams, helping beyond city lines

As fires hit California this past year, it became increasingly apparent that similar large-scale disasters require a team approach. It’s for this reason that the federal National Incident...

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Friendship sparks from Canyon 2 Fire

Christina Earle of Anaheim Hills was in a panic when she first met Capt. John Strickland of Anaheim Fire & Rescue. It was Oct. 9, the morning the Canyon 2 brush fire began. “I remember being...

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Senior and rookie firefighters find common ground at Anaheim Fire & Rescue

It’s been more than three decades since senior firefighter and paramedic Daniel Lambert, 58, joined Anaheim Fire & Rescue. But though the world has changed, some things are constant — such...

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Chow Time with Anaheim Fire & Rescue: Baked Ziti

In May, Anaheim Fire & Rescue Probationary Firefighter and EMT Joe Fisher will take an all-day test to see if he has what it takes, physically and mentally, to graduate from “probie”...

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At 61, Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s oldest active firefighter just may be its fittest

The firefighter is sitting at the dining table, a huge box of donuts just inches from his grasp. But the scene here on a recent morning in the chow room at Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s Station 8...

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They met in the academy and retired the same day from Anaheim Fire & Rescue

One firefighter turned to the other. “It’s been fun,” Wayne Justl said. “It’s been a blast,” Ray Larkins said. Yeah, sure, their hair may have grayed or receded, and their...

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Spark of Love delivers toys to Orange County children in need 

From corporations gifting hundreds of shiny new bicycles, to a local software firm contributing two or three boxes of toys, to the child donating a single new toy, the mission was the same: To ensure...

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Chow Time with Anaheim Fire & Rescue: Lemon Chicken with Capers

You can tell Anaheim Fire Station 10 is full of veteran guys. Pans hang neatly in order of size over the stove, across from coffee mugs hanging neatly on the wall. Clean, open stretches of counter...

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Contract with Cal Fire pays off big for Anaheim Fire & Rescue on recent canyon fires

As one of the top wildland fire experts in the country, Anaheim Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief Pat Russell sees a lot of action during the fire season. And as an operation sections chief on a...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue Wildfire Preparedness Community Fair welcomes residents for day of fire awareness

Anaheim Fire & Rescue Station 10 recently hosted a Wildlife Preparedness Community Fair for local residents to meet firefighters, tour fire trucks, and learn about the services and tools...

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