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Anaheim Fire & Rescue welcomes 21 recruits, honors promoted employees at annual event

The City National Grove of Anaheim was full of proud friends and family for Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s Promotion & Graduation ceremony May 19, honoring graduates who recently completed...

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Rally rolls through Orange County fire stations to help burn survivors

A smiling Bill Jensen told the guys around the picnic table “lunch is on me.” Everybody laughed, because everybody got the joke. Jensen was one of the reasons Anaheim Fire & Rescue Station 3...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue has really got your goats when it comes to wildfire prevention

California’s winter rains have helped improve the region’s drought conditions, but there are other effects of increased rainfall: more growth in wildland areas. Fortunately, Anaheim Fire &...

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Checking in with Chief Randy Bruegman of Anaheim Fire & Rescue: 'We're really focused'

Editor’s note: Behind the Badge OC sat down this week with Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy Bruegman for a brief chat on what’s happening at the agency. Below are excerpts from the...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue becomes first O.C. agency to buy Rapid Air Cushion for jumpers

With an average of eight to 10 incidents per year in the city of Anaheim alone involving suicidal people threatening to jump off freeway overpasses or tall buildings, perhaps the following fact will...

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Dispatchers at Metro Net in Anaheim help 911 callers get through medical, fire emergencies

In the darkened room of the Metro Net Fire Dispatch call center, dispatchers are in various stages of conversation – attempting to determine a caller’s location, narrowing down details of a...

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Anaheim student knows he wants to be a firefighter, thanks to Public Safety Academy

It was when 13-year-old Fernando Diaz visited an Anaheim Fire & Rescue station and saw how real firefighters do their job that he knew what he wanted to be. A firefighter. “We got to see...

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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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