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December 7, 2004
Robert Chacon Top Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials and other community leaders helped dedicate the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station's new Emergency Operations Center on Monday. The $130,000 center will allow the department to coordinate emergency efforts between law enforcement, medical and fire departments in case of disasters. While gaffes in interagency communications have occurred in past fires that devastated similar hillside communities in California, the new center is an assurance that everyone will be on the same page when responding to a natural disaster, authorities said.
NEWS
November 18, 1999
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale participated in a countywide Y2k drill Wednesday to test how it will respond to a disaster on Jan. 1. The city set up its Emergency Operations Center operated out of the basement of City Hall. Various departments set up command posts to monitor reports and dispatch crews if a real emergency had happened. None of the drill was played out in the public. It was one of the last major drills the city will conduct to prepare for any Y2k disaster.
NEWS
August 17, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman City officials have unveiled an emergency message system designed to cut in half the time needed to disseminate information between the different city divisions that would be called on in a disaster. Employees from the various departments were trained Thursday on the Web-based software -- a departure from the paper trails used in past local emergencies. The emergency message system allows the various functions of the city Emergency Operations Center, which is housed in the basement of City Hall, to communicate two or three times faster, Glendale Fire Capt.
NEWS
April 27, 2004
Robert Chacon A wildfire will break out Wednesday in the hills above La Canada Flintridge, wounding 50 people, some fatally. That is not the future as told by a soothsayer. Later this week is the city's annual disaster drill, in which local emergency agencies will practice coordinating services in case of a major disaster. The exercise this year will center on the wildfire. The Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff's departments, water agencies, Pasadena Humane Society, American Medical Response ambulances, La Canada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, city staff and American Red Cross will participate in the two-day event.
NEWS
January 20, 2003
Janine Marnien The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station Support Group wants to know you. The group is holding a dinner Jan. 28 to introduce itself to residents and, hopefully, generate new membership. Total membership is at about 110 members, but President Ken Bierman would like to see about 1,500 in its ranks. "The goal is to generally kind of re-alert everybody to what is going on in our community," he said. Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station Capt.
NEWS
January 30, 2003
Janine Marnien They normally provide financial and physical resources to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, but Tuesday, some deputies and other community members turned the tables and came to support them. The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Support Group held a community dinner at Dominick's Italian Restaurant in an effort to raise awareness of the organization and as a fund-raiser for an updated emergency operations center. It is an idea long overdue, in the eyes of Capt.
NEWS
March 21, 2003
Janine Marnien Residents might notice more patrol cars from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station driving around town -- that's because the city has stepped up security in response to an increased terror alert and war with Iraq. Deputies will monitor schools, places of worship, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other places of congregation. City officials will remain in contact with deputies and representatives from the Los Angeles County Fire Department to make sure a current and real-time assessment of the effect of the situation to the county and La Canada Flintridge is known.
NEWS
February 8, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- Thursday was shaping up to be a beautiful day in Glendale. Skies were clear. The temperature was a comfortable 68 degrees. Then all hell broke loose. Hundreds of Nestle employees having lunch were evacuated from the building at 800 N. Brand Blvd. after firefighters responding to a bomb threat learned, instead, that an unknown chemical leak had left scores dead. The Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Unit was called to the scene, and the city's Emergency Operations Center was activated.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | November 24, 2005
When, not if, a major earthquake strikes the Southland and how to prepare for it was the subject of a one-hour panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Glendale Community College. "The Big One -- and how to survive it" was a free presentation that was part of the college's Humanities/Social Science lecture series. The panel was comprised of Poorna Pal, professor of geology, Steven Wagg, chief of Campus Police for the college and Bill Lynch, captain of the Glendale Fire Department.
NEWS
April 30, 2004
Robert Chacon Despite an inferno engulfing the hills above La Canada Flintridge, Mary Hicks had another concern. During a disaster drill, the emergency response team volunteer did not know what to do with a trailer of donated food spoiling in the strong spring heat. Luckily, she was seated near a Red Cross worker who told her where to park the trailer and how to coordinate handing out sandwiches, cold drinks and other items to emergency crews battling the fires and keeping order among the hundreds of residents.
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By Robin Goldsworthy | November 24, 2005
When, not if, a major earthquake strikes the Southland and how to prepare for it was the subject of a one-hour panel discussion on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Glendale Community College. "The Big One -- and how to survive it" was a free presentation that was part of the college's Humanities/Social Science lecture series. The panel was comprised of Poorna Pal, professor of geology, Steven Wagg, chief of Campus Police for the college and Bill Lynch, captain of the Glendale Fire Department.
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By Mary O'Keefe | December 10, 2004
The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station on Monday officially opened its $90,000 Emergency Operations Center, an updated communications center that will coordinate efforts of local law enforcement, fire departments and medical personnel during major emergencies. "This would not have occurred without the support of the community and the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Support Group," said Sgt. Randy Sulstrom, the officer in charge of the EOC, during Monday's ribbon-cutting ceremony.
NEWS
December 7, 2004
Robert Chacon Top Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department officials and other community leaders helped dedicate the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's station's new Emergency Operations Center on Monday. The $130,000 center will allow the department to coordinate emergency efforts between law enforcement, medical and fire departments in case of disasters. While gaffes in interagency communications have occurred in past fires that devastated similar hillside communities in California, the new center is an assurance that everyone will be on the same page when responding to a natural disaster, authorities said.
NEWS
April 30, 2004
Robert Chacon Despite an inferno engulfing the hills above La Canada Flintridge, Mary Hicks had another concern. During a disaster drill, the emergency response team volunteer did not know what to do with a trailer of donated food spoiling in the strong spring heat. Luckily, she was seated near a Red Cross worker who told her where to park the trailer and how to coordinate handing out sandwiches, cold drinks and other items to emergency crews battling the fires and keeping order among the hundreds of residents.
NEWS
April 27, 2004
Robert Chacon A wildfire will break out Wednesday in the hills above La Canada Flintridge, wounding 50 people, some fatally. That is not the future as told by a soothsayer. Later this week is the city's annual disaster drill, in which local emergency agencies will practice coordinating services in case of a major disaster. The exercise this year will center on the wildfire. The Los Angeles County Fire and Sheriff's departments, water agencies, Pasadena Humane Society, American Medical Response ambulances, La Canada Flintridge Chamber of Commerce, city staff and American Red Cross will participate in the two-day event.
NEWS
March 21, 2003
Janine Marnien Residents might notice more patrol cars from the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station driving around town -- that's because the city has stepped up security in response to an increased terror alert and war with Iraq. Deputies will monitor schools, places of worship, Jet Propulsion Laboratory and other places of congregation. City officials will remain in contact with deputies and representatives from the Los Angeles County Fire Department to make sure a current and real-time assessment of the effect of the situation to the county and La Canada Flintridge is known.
NEWS
January 30, 2003
Janine Marnien They normally provide financial and physical resources to the Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station, but Tuesday, some deputies and other community members turned the tables and came to support them. The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Support Group held a community dinner at Dominick's Italian Restaurant in an effort to raise awareness of the organization and as a fund-raiser for an updated emergency operations center. It is an idea long overdue, in the eyes of Capt.
NEWS
January 20, 2003
Janine Marnien The Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station Support Group wants to know you. The group is holding a dinner Jan. 28 to introduce itself to residents and, hopefully, generate new membership. Total membership is at about 110 members, but President Ken Bierman would like to see about 1,500 in its ranks. "The goal is to generally kind of re-alert everybody to what is going on in our community," he said. Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station Capt.
NEWS
August 17, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman City officials have unveiled an emergency message system designed to cut in half the time needed to disseminate information between the different city divisions that would be called on in a disaster. Employees from the various departments were trained Thursday on the Web-based software -- a departure from the paper trails used in past local emergencies. The emergency message system allows the various functions of the city Emergency Operations Center, which is housed in the basement of City Hall, to communicate two or three times faster, Glendale Fire Capt.
NEWS
February 8, 2002
Tim Willert GLENDALE CITY HALL -- Thursday was shaping up to be a beautiful day in Glendale. Skies were clear. The temperature was a comfortable 68 degrees. Then all hell broke loose. Hundreds of Nestle employees having lunch were evacuated from the building at 800 N. Brand Blvd. after firefighters responding to a bomb threat learned, instead, that an unknown chemical leak had left scores dead. The Fire Department's Hazardous Materials Unit was called to the scene, and the city's Emergency Operations Center was activated.
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