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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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Garden Grove PD holds physical agility tryouts for possible recruits

Markus Handlon, 22, flew out from Colorado to participate in the Garden Grove Police Department’s physical agility test on Saturday at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training...

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BTBuzz: Gainesville police officers create a storm of their own

As Hurricane Irma approached Florida on Sunday night, first responders geared up for the work ahead. The Gainesville Police Department was no different. The agency posted a few photos to...

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9/11 first responder, local officials commemorate 16th anniversary of attacks

A 200-member choir sang “Battle Hymn of the Republic.” A pipes and drums corps played “America the Beautiful.” The colors were presented, and the National Anthem was...

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Issue of homeless encampments dominates forum featuring police and civic leaders

The crime-ridden and highly visible homeless encampment along the Santa Ana Riverbed will be dealt with – and soon – said Undersheriff Don Barnes of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department,...

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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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Firefighters, others honor victims of 9/11 at annual 5K run and walk in Newport Beach

With a massive U.S. flag on a Newport Beach Fire Department ladder truck hanging above their heads, hundreds gathered at the base of a walking bridge at Bayside Marina in Newport Beach on...

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Community members, officers connect at Orange PD's National Night Out

Judging by the smiles, laughs and oohs and aahs, Orange Police Department’s annual National Night Out was another rousing success. Despite the muggy, drizzly weather, thousands turned out to the...

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9/11 memorial 5K run, walk in Newport Beach on Sunday, and there's still time to sign up

For Tom Frost of Rancho Santa Margarita, the decision to participate in the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation 5K Run & Walk was an easy one. On Sept. 11, 2001, Frost’s daughter, Lisa...

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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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