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Anaheim Fire & Rescue inspectors keep city safe from hazards

Anaheim Fire & Rescue hazardous materials specialists spend nearly every day at sites throughout the city, ensuring residents remain safe from dangerous chemicals used at businesses such as gas...

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Fourth-generation Anaheim resident builds bridges between fire department, city

It’s only a five-minute walk from her office in downtown Anaheim to the Packing House, the upscale food court housed in a renovated citrus-packing house built in 1919. For Elsa Covarrubias,...

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Anaheim High students experience drunk-driving consequences during Every 15 Minutes

Outside Anaheim High School, Anaheim Fire & Rescue firefighters use the jaws of life to extract an unconscious teenage girl from a wrecked car while paramedics bandage two other injured students...

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He runs Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s Emergency Medical Services, and a lot of other things

The email signature of Anaheim Fire & Rescue Capt. Dave Barry reads: Did you try and turn the iPad off and then on again? It’s a sly reference to Barry’s role at the agency as the de...

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Loved ones glimpse life of an Anaheim Fire & Rescue recruit during Family Day

For Somersby Jenkins, her family’s support has been essential in realizing her childhood dream of becoming a firefighter for Anaheim Fire & Rescue. From phone calls to her firefighter sister...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue Explorer program teaches teens skills for life

Little is more exhilarating for a teenager than riding in a fire truck, sirens screaming and lights flashing, with an engine full of firefighters and paramedics en route to save lives or...

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Chow Time: ‘HazMat Chili’ with Anaheim Firefighter Ric Romero

The delicious scent hits you as soon as you walk through the door of Anaheim Fire & Rescue Station 6, though dinner is still a few hours away. Firefighter and HazMat specialist Ric Romero has...

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24 hours in the life of Shift A at one of Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s busiest stations

The firefighters sit around the chow table, a reclaimed bowling lane bearing an insignia of Station 1, one of the busiest of Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s 11 stations. It’s 8 a.m. on a recent...

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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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