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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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Ember from Canyon Fire 1 caused more destructive Canyon Fire 2, AFR chief says

For days, the ember lay dormant in a smoldering clump of oak. Fierce Santa Ana winds then whipped the ember to life and carried it some 60-80 feet west into unburned vegetation, sparking the...

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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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Resources offered for residents affected by Canyon Fire 2

A news release from the City of Anaheim: An assistance center opens Friday morning. Oct. 13 in Anaheim to help residents whose homes were destroyed or damaged by the Canyon Fire 2 as well as anyone...

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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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