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June 27, 2000
Amber Willard BURBANK -- An early morning ammonia leak pulled in hazardous materials crews from the Glendale and Burbank fire departments on Monday, but no one was injured. The vapor leak at the AmeriCold building, at 10 W. Magnolia Blvd., was discovered about 7 a.m. Firefighters from Burbank's hazardous materials unit were able to turn off the valve at the refrigeration company, but it started leaking the colorless gas again. Glendale's team had to be called in to stop the leak, Burbank Fire Capt.
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March 9, 2012
Glendale fire crews are evacuating HomeGoods on Brand Boulevard, where someone reported feeling sick after smelling an odor emitting from the store's bathroom. Glendale Fire's hazardous materials team is responding to the incident, which was reported about 2:15 p.m., officials said. -- Veornica Rocha, Times Community News Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA
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By Mary O'Keefe | March 17, 2006
As the rain and hail pounded down last Saturday, residents from the Crescenta Valley loaded their cars and trucks with hazardous materials and drove to downtown Glendale. County Sanitation Districts hosted their countywide Hazardous Household and E-Waste Collection Event, a hazardous waste drop. "We do this once a year," said Marty Zemlock, supervising engineering technician for the county sanitation district. Residents of Los Angeles County were encouraged to drop off any hazardous materials, such as old paint, batteries and computer equipment, at one of many drop offs.
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May 14, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Evacuated employees solemnly looked beyond red hazardous materials tape Thursday to watch Glendale firefighters and police officers don protective suits and enter a building they believed was full of a deadly toxin. The scene was actually a drill as fire officials helped police suit themselves in protective clothing in case terrorists had released poison into an occupied building. In case a terrorist was still inside, police officers protected firefighters treating people, but the officers had to be shielded from any hazardous materials.
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By: | September 19, 2005
Fire captain to discuss hazardous materials risks Glendale Fire Capt. Jim Frawley will explain the risks and dangers of hazardous materials Thursday at the September installment of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce's business, safety and security meeting. Frawley will also discuss how fire and police respond to incidents dealing with hazardous materials. The meeting is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 200 S. Louise St. For more information, or to RSVP, call (818)
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By Jason Wells and Veronica Rocha, jason.well@latimes.com, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 7, 2011
Two Glendale firefighters sustained minor injuries Thursday morning while responding to a fire in a residential garage that was used to store ammunition and hazardous materials, officials said. The unknown nature of the chemicals, the explosions of fuel containers, and the fire setting off ammunition rounds at 6:21 a.m. in the 1100 block of North Isabel Street prompted authorities to evacuate six adjacent homes and six others on Jackson Street, Battalion Chief Vincent Rifino said.
NEWS
August 4, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale's free program to pick up bulky items such as furniture and appliances is underway. The household collection program replaced one in which residents paid a $27.75 fee for city workers to pick up items at home. The free program is expected to encourage residents to dispose of their items instead of dumping them on streets and vacant lots. Carpet and lumber will be accepted if it is bundled and less than five feet.
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May 26, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale is preparing to spend $40,000 for removing lead and asbestos materials from buildings scheduled for demolition on two park sites. Bids are being sought from contractors for the demolition work and removal of hazardous materials. A garage will be demolished at Deukmejian Wilderness Park to build a parking lot to serve the park. The site has a residence that will be renovated and used by a park caretaker. At Elk Mini Park, two homes need to be cleared for the park that will have playground equipment, lighting, fencing and walkways.
NEWS
July 20, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman A mock chemical attack capped off a three-day class aimed at getting the Glendale Police Special Response Team ready to play an integral role in a mass disaster. "Nothing's going to be foolproof and failsafe, but we're going to try to divert everyone over to that area," Glendale Fire Capt. Carlos Guerrero told the group of officers outside the Environmental Management Center, 780 Flower St., on Friday. "We're counting on you guys to watch our backs throughout the entire process," Capt.
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October 16, 2001
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- City fire and hazardous-materials crews stayed busy Monday, investigating several calls about suspicious books, packages and envelopes, officials said. Crews investigating an unknown chemical call about 5 p.m. at Nibley Park discovered what turned out to be a tube of vinyl seam repair, Battalion Chief Mike Haney said. About 5:30, a hazardous-materials team responded to Glendale Central Library after some white powder was found in a package of books.
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March 9, 2012
Glendale fire crews are evacuating HomeGoods on Brand Boulevard, where someone reported feeling sick after smelling an odor emitting from the store's bathroom. Glendale Fire's hazardous materials team is responding to the incident, which was reported about 2:15 p.m., officials said. -- Veornica Rocha, Times Community News Twitter: @VeronicaRochaLA
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By Jason Wells and Veronica Rocha, jason.well@latimes.com, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | July 7, 2011
Two Glendale firefighters sustained minor injuries Thursday morning while responding to a fire in a residential garage that was used to store ammunition and hazardous materials, officials said. The unknown nature of the chemicals, the explosions of fuel containers, and the fire setting off ammunition rounds at 6:21 a.m. in the 1100 block of North Isabel Street prompted authorities to evacuate six adjacent homes and six others on Jackson Street, Battalion Chief Vincent Rifino said.
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By Mary O'Keefe | March 17, 2006
As the rain and hail pounded down last Saturday, residents from the Crescenta Valley loaded their cars and trucks with hazardous materials and drove to downtown Glendale. County Sanitation Districts hosted their countywide Hazardous Household and E-Waste Collection Event, a hazardous waste drop. "We do this once a year," said Marty Zemlock, supervising engineering technician for the county sanitation district. Residents of Los Angeles County were encouraged to drop off any hazardous materials, such as old paint, batteries and computer equipment, at one of many drop offs.
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By: | September 19, 2005
Fire captain to discuss hazardous materials risks Glendale Fire Capt. Jim Frawley will explain the risks and dangers of hazardous materials Thursday at the September installment of the Glendale Chamber of Commerce's business, safety and security meeting. Frawley will also discuss how fire and police respond to incidents dealing with hazardous materials. The meeting is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Glendale Chamber of Commerce boardroom, 200 S. Louise St. For more information, or to RSVP, call (818)
NEWS
March 14, 2005
After an acid spill in the Whiting Woods area of Glendale, firefighters are urging residents of Glendale, Burbank and La CaƱada Flintridge, as well Glendale Water and Power customers in Los Angeles County, to safely dispose of household waste. The acid spill happened in the 3700 block of El Lado Drive Monday morning when about three quarts of muriatic acid in a trashcan spilled while being transferred to a trash truck. Firefighters from the Montrose station and the hazardous materials team responded.
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May 14, 2004
Darleene Barrientos Evacuated employees solemnly looked beyond red hazardous materials tape Thursday to watch Glendale firefighters and police officers don protective suits and enter a building they believed was full of a deadly toxin. The scene was actually a drill as fire officials helped police suit themselves in protective clothing in case terrorists had released poison into an occupied building. In case a terrorist was still inside, police officers protected firefighters treating people, but the officers had to be shielded from any hazardous materials.
NEWS
July 23, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman;Karen S. Kim Three sworn in as fire captains GLENDALE -- Two engineers and a paramedic have joined the ranks of Glendale Fire captains. Captains Scott Mohlenbrok, Vincent Rifino and Stuart Stefani received their new badges in a pinning ceremony Monday morning at Fire Station 2. Mohlenbrok joined the department in 1995 and became a paramedic in 1999. Rifino began his career with the department in 1987 and became an engineer in 1994.
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July 20, 2002
Gretchen Hoffman A mock chemical attack capped off a three-day class aimed at getting the Glendale Police Special Response Team ready to play an integral role in a mass disaster. "Nothing's going to be foolproof and failsafe, but we're going to try to divert everyone over to that area," Glendale Fire Capt. Carlos Guerrero told the group of officers outside the Environmental Management Center, 780 Flower St., on Friday. "We're counting on you guys to watch our backs throughout the entire process," Capt.
NEWS
October 17, 2001
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- The threat of bioterrorism -- fueled by anthrax cases in Florida, Nevada and New York -- has reared its unsettling head in Glendale. Fearing the worst, residents and employees have flooded the Police and Fire departments with calls about suspicious powder-like substances, letters and packages, officials said. Since Sunday, the city's fire and hazardous materials teams have responded to an estimated 21 calls, including one Tuesday inside an office mail room at 655 N. Central Ave. All of the calls turned out to be false alarms, officials said.
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October 16, 2001
Tim Willert GLENDALE -- City fire and hazardous-materials crews stayed busy Monday, investigating several calls about suspicious books, packages and envelopes, officials said. Crews investigating an unknown chemical call about 5 p.m. at Nibley Park discovered what turned out to be a tube of vinyl seam repair, Battalion Chief Mike Haney said. About 5:30, a hazardous-materials team responded to Glendale Central Library after some white powder was found in a package of books.
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