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New ground broken on Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s first new fire station since 2007

Fire-engine-red shovels pierced the dirt of a long-vacant lot in Anaheim on Wednesday morning, breaking ground on what will be the city’s first new fire station in a decade. In less than a year,...

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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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A Fourth of July reminder from Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy Bruegman

Editor's note: We are reposting a video (below) of fireworks safety tips and other information from Anaheim Fire & Rescue Chief Randy Bruegman that originally was posted ahead of the Fourth of...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue cadets in the driver's seat as they test run new simulators

Standing in the center console wearing a headset, Robert Raheb guided the two cadets through driving their respective fire trucks. The first round didn’t go so well – one cadet ended in an...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue veteran passes passion for helping others to his son

Across the giant dining room table of Anaheim Fire & Rescue Station 8, Dan Mosman, the low-key and amiable veteran of AF&R, shakes his son’s hand and smirks, “… And you are?” His son...

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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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