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September 20, 2013
The other night the City Council decided to hire 15 new firefighters. These individuals know that after 30 years, they will be earning considerably more than their starting salary, plus a lifetime pension at age 55. Being a fire fighter is hazardous, but according to the Department of Labor Statistics, being a fire fighter is not listed among the top-10 most dangerous jobs. The majority of fire calls are medical in nature. So why not hire an ambulance service company at a significant savings and save more money by placing all new hires on Social Security and a 401(k)
NEWS
May 27, 2005
Jackson Bell An old Glendale Fire Department ambulance came out of retirement Thursday and is on its way to helping those in need again -- this time in Armenia. The city donated an old ambulance, acquired from the Pasadena Fire Department, when launching its own paramedic program in 2000 through the Glendale Ghapan Sister City Assn., Glendale Fire Chief Christopher Gray said. The vehicle was shipped Thursday from Long Beach and is headed to the former Soviet republic of Georgia, said Harut Sassounian, president of the United Armenian Fund.
NEWS
July 7, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- Two drivers and a stroke victim being driven to the hospital escaped serious injury when an ambulance racing through and intersection hit a car Thursday morning. At 7 a.m., RA 11 en route to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center in Burbank broadsided a white 1990 Ford Festiva driven by 21-year-old Greg Rivera of Glendale. Rivera was cut on his right forearm and complained of pain in both knees and shins, but declined treatment, police said.
LOCAL
By Jason Wells | June 15, 2007
GLENDALE — Fire officials are hoping an ambulance membership program for Glendale businesses will expand the department's customer and revenue base. As the Glendale Medic Program — in which residents pay a bi-monthly fee of $10 with their utility bill in exchange for unlimited use of the department's emergency medical system — is nearing a record 2,000 enrollees since it began in 2004, fire officials are putting the finishing touches on a similar program for Glendale employers.
NEWS
February 20, 2013
A Glendale man in a white converted ambulance was arrested Sunday night after he stole a 55-year-old woman's purse, groceries and a plate, police said. Vahik Khajehkian, 50, was taken into custody about 7:45 p.m. when officers spotted him rummaging inside the ambulance, which was parked in the 1200 block of Allen Avenue - not far from the robbery, according to Glendale police. Under the ambulance, officers found a bag containing the woman's groceries and plate, police said. The Glendale woman bought a plate from the Goodwill Store and groceries from Jons International Marketplace in the 1700 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard before walking home.
LOCAL
By Mary O'Keefe | July 28, 2009
MONTROSE — A 32-year-old Glendale woman who was one week past-due entered an ambulance Monday morning in heavy labor and was dropped off at a local hospital with baby in-hand. Mother and her infant daughter, whose identities were not immediately available, were reported to be doing well at a local hospital Tuesday after firefighter paramedics arrived at her home on the 3000 block of Montrose Avenue Monday morning to discover the woman in heavy labor. While en route to the hospital, paramedics determined that the birth was eminent and couldn’t wait, so they delivered the baby in the ambulance, fire officials reported.
NEWS
September 11, 2001
Amber Willard Glendale firefighters were kept busy Monday. In the morning, they had to free a man trapped in a trailer's hydraulics system, and in the early evening check for injuries when a private ambulance was hit by an SUV. In the later accident, no one was seriously hurt. But the man in the morning accident suffered a broken leg after he slipped off a trailer full of dirt and fell into its hydraulic connection to a dump truck. The 38-year-old man, a foreman at the construction site at the Pacific-Edison site at Riverdale Drive and Pacific Avenue, was taken to a local hospital for treatment.
NEWS
December 7, 2012
A student in my English 101 class at Glendale Community College had a sudden-onset medical event. A Health Office nurse and a campus police officer and cadet immediately responded to my request for assistance. Once Officer Neil Carthew and Cadet Nick Allen came on the scene, they calmly directed student helpers and the nurse as to appropriate procedures. They also immediately called for an ambulance. Through their calm and take-charge attitude, Carthew and Allen were able to secure the area from the unwelcome curiosity of students exiting the room and those planning to enter the classroom for the next class.
NEWS
December 24, 2002
Tim Willert News-Press A 43-year-old Glendale man was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor assault after allegedly shoving and threatening to hit a Glendale Fire captain who was trying to take the man's son to a hospital. Glendale firefighters were called to a home in the 400 block of East Fairview Avenue about 9:45 p.m. Saturday to treat a 3-year-old boy complaining of neck pain. Paramedics treated the boy at the scene, but when they decided to take him to a hospital for observation, his father grew irritated, according to a police report.
NEWS
May 28, 2001
CENTENNIAL CHATTER Glendale High School Alumni Assn. President Dave Greenbaum, who orchestrated the school's recent 100th anniversary celebration, said the only thing he regretted was not having more time to plan for the event. "We wanted to have more than just a tea and crumpet party in the library," he said. "In a perfect world, this thing would have been a year from now. The alumni board didn't have a chance to contact all the classes." COMING DOWN The day after the centennial, an exhausted Greenbaum flew to Cabo San Lucas for some rest and relaxation.
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September 20, 2013
The other night the City Council decided to hire 15 new firefighters. These individuals know that after 30 years, they will be earning considerably more than their starting salary, plus a lifetime pension at age 55. Being a fire fighter is hazardous, but according to the Department of Labor Statistics, being a fire fighter is not listed among the top-10 most dangerous jobs. The majority of fire calls are medical in nature. So why not hire an ambulance service company at a significant savings and save more money by placing all new hires on Social Security and a 401(k)
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NEWS
February 20, 2013
A Glendale man in a white converted ambulance was arrested Sunday night after he stole a 55-year-old woman's purse, groceries and a plate, police said. Vahik Khajehkian, 50, was taken into custody about 7:45 p.m. when officers spotted him rummaging inside the ambulance, which was parked in the 1200 block of Allen Avenue - not far from the robbery, according to Glendale police. Under the ambulance, officers found a bag containing the woman's groceries and plate, police said. The Glendale woman bought a plate from the Goodwill Store and groceries from Jons International Marketplace in the 1700 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard before walking home.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 2, 2013
Fire officials say the expansion of their ambulance services program yielded faster response times in 2012 and is projected to save the city $2.1 million next fiscal year. The program - which began Jan. 9, 2012, with four basic life-support ambulances working around the clock - saw paramedic response times decrease between five seconds and roughly four minutes among the Fire Department's nine engine companies. Emergency response times improved when paramedics were moved from serving on ambulances to the city's nine engine companies, Battalion Chief Greg Fish said at Tuesday's City Council meeting.
NEWS
December 7, 2012
A student in my English 101 class at Glendale Community College had a sudden-onset medical event. A Health Office nurse and a campus police officer and cadet immediately responded to my request for assistance. Once Officer Neil Carthew and Cadet Nick Allen came on the scene, they calmly directed student helpers and the nurse as to appropriate procedures. They also immediately called for an ambulance. Through their calm and take-charge attitude, Carthew and Allen were able to secure the area from the unwelcome curiosity of students exiting the room and those planning to enter the classroom for the next class.
THE818NOW
January 24, 2012
The Burbank Fire Department recently welcomed the newest addition to the family -- a brand new rescue ambulance outfitted with the latest state-of-the-art technology. The ambulance has been getting tweaks and special equipment installed, including new sirens, lights, medical equipment, and even an onboard refrigerator to keep certain prescriptions cold. Paramedics Erick Clements and Frank Quinones, the first to take the new ambulance on its maiden mission, said the difference between the newer, more nimble vehicle and the older, bigger rig was noticeable.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | January 13, 2012
A new group of emergency medical technicians began responding to ailing residents this week as part of the Glendale Fire Department's efforts to expand advanced life support coverage throughout the city. As of Monday, the new EMTs replaced firefighter/paramedics, who would have otherwise responded to emergency calls in a rescue ambulance. Now, 18 firefighter/paramedics will be on nine engine companies. “The transition has been pretty seamless for everybody,” said Station 21 Fire Capt.
THE818NOW
By Ross A. Benson | August 18, 2011
The Burbank Fire Department recently took delivery of one of three new paramedic rescue ambulances. The ambulances, based on Ford F-450 Super Duty trucks, were built by Leader Ambulances of  South El Monte and are being lettered and prepared for use by Burbank paramedics. The new ambulances feature state-of-the-art communications and life saving equipment. They also have dual sirens, air-horns and strobes and warning lights.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 16, 2010
GLENDALE — The city's ambulance program that was set up to handle less pressing emergency calls is in the process of expanding, officials said, with plans in place to hire up to 10 part-time operators. The Glendale Fire Department's Basic Life Support program will add ambulance operators to fill recently vacant positions and supplement its expanding medic program, officials said. Fire officials are planning to hire three to 10 part-time operators to replace others who have left because they were hired on as firefighters with the department or are working with other agencies, said Greg Anderson, Glendale Fire's emergency medical technician coordinator.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | January 27, 2010
GLENDALE — Twelve ambulance operators have officially become members of the Fire Department’s new Basic Life Support program, which is scheduled to start today. The 12 members of Class 1 graduated Tuesday from the Fire Department academy, earning the right to count themselves among the city’s first-ever ambulance operators. Starting at 7:30 a.m. today, two ambulance operators will start answering service calls to transport patients with minor injuries to local hospitals, officials said.
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