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By Jason Wells | February 8, 2007
CITY HALL — The Glendale Fire Department is looking to hire more paramedics to cover employee turnover and staff a fifth rescue ambulance scheduled to begin service March 1. The City Council's approval of $75,000 Tuesday that will be used by the department to train two more paramedics, in addition to the two already scheduled to be certified this year, should help that happen. The department currently has 42 paramedics on staff, but wants 50 within a few years, Glendale Fire Chief Christopher Gray said.
NEWS
June 13, 2005
Jackson Bell In a profession where every minute can mean the difference between life and death, Glendale Fire paramedics now have more access to drugs to treat those suffering from heart problems. Many Glendale Fire engines have one firefighter trained as a paramedic riding on board. But that firefighter's options were limited because, until now, the county required at least one other paramedic to be present before certain drugs could be administered, Capt.
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By Mary O'Keefe | October 28, 2004
With the help of paramedics and emergency medical technicians, Mountain Avenue Elementary students this week learned what happens after you call 911. The medical teams came from American Medical Response, the team that responds to 911 calls in Los Angeles County, according to Leagh Clausen, who coordinates a program that brings emergency personnel to schools to teach elementary children what an emergency is and what happens from the time they...
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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.
NEWS
December 12, 2001
This is a note of appreciation to the city of Glendale, Glendale Police (Officer Joe), Glendale Fire Department paramedics and some total strangers. Walking from the Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the City Hall recently, my spry 95-year-old mother and 4-year-old grandson fell in the crosswalk at Broadway and Glendale Avenue. We want to thank all of the unknown passersby who ran to help with phones, blankets, towels, soothing words and hope.
NEWS
March 22, 2005
Jackson Bell When 250 passengers needed medical attention after the Jan. 26 Metrolink derailment, Glendale Fire Department paramedics were among the first responders. Because many firefighters are also paramedics, several lives were saved, Glendale Fire Chief Christopher Gray said. "Those first responders made a huge difference in seeing that they got proper treatment and a quick response," Gray said. "As a result, the actions by first responders and the hospitals, there were no additional losses of life.
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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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By: | September 5, 2005
A 46-year-old Anaheim man drowned Sunday evening after being caught in a rip current at Newport Beach, officials said. Lifeguards at the 28th Street beach responded to reports of swimmers in distress at 6:10 p.m., said Lifeguard Captain Eric Bauer. By the time lifeguards responded, one male swimmer had struggled to shore, but a man and a woman remained caught in the rip current, Bauer said. As a bystander assisted the woman to the beach, a pair of lifeguards swam to the Anaheim man, who was facedown in the water.
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
September 8, 2001
My family and I would like to publicly express our gratitude to the Glendale Fire Department paramedics and especially to the Glendale Police Department. On Aug. 19, my mother placed a 911 call when she discovered my father had probably suffered a heart attack. The paramedics and police came quickly, but more important than that, they truly showed kindness and compassion. An off-duty officer and neighbor nicknamed Zeek even rushed over to be of assistance.
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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.
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THE818NOW
February 7, 2012
Los Angeles County coroner's officials today said it could be weeks before they get results from additional autopsy tests for an 11-month-old baby who died last week after experiencing breathing problems at a Burbank day care center. While the cause of death and other details were unknown pending the autopsy report, police last week said they did not suspect foul play. At about 3:15 p.m. Feb. 1, police and paramedics responded to a call about a baby not breathing at a licensed day care facility in the 200 block of West Santa Anita Avenue.
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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.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 5, 2011
Business Life publisher John Krikorian and his family honored Glendale firefighters and paramedics for saving his life after he suffered a heart attack at an October awards luncheon. Krikorian and his family served up lunch on Monday to Glendale firefighters and paramedics from stations 21, 25 and 27 at the Glendale Fire Department headquarters on Oak Street, thanking them for saving his life following his Oct. 12 cardiac arrest. Krikorian described the firefighters as his guardian angels.
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By Max Zimbert, max.zimbert@latimes.com | October 14, 2010
GLENDALE — Life-saving rescuers and dedicated firefighters took center stage Wednesday during the annual Glendale Fire Department Awards at the Hilton Glendale. More than 20 firefighters, paramedics, engineers and community members were honored for their bravery and public service during the ceremony. "Today's a celebration for us," Fire Chief Harold Scoggins said. "When the call comes into the dispatch center, our goal is to solve the problem, it doesn't matter what the problem is. " Firefighter-paramedic Christopher Malaspino and firefighter Daniel Haleen were among a team of nine who were honored for their bravery during a house fire and rescue in Montrose.
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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By Mary O’Keefe | July 29, 2009
MONTROSE — Glendale Fire Department Paramedics began their trip to Verdugo Hills Hospital on Monday morning with one patient but arrived with two. Along the way, Lia Morgan Cappiello was born. Chantel Cappiello, pregnant with her second child and a week past due, began to have what she thought were light cramps. She told her husband they should head for the hospital. “We were in our van about to get on the freeway at La Crescenta Avenue,” Cappiello said. In their van and headed to Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Los Angeles, her pain became more like labor.
SPORTS
By Gabriel Rizk | January 18, 2008
PASADENA — Having absorbed a frustrating league loss on a last-minute goal shortly after watching one of its players carried off the field by paramedics, it’s suffice to say that Thursday was not a red-letter day for the Flintridge Prep girls’ soccer team. All indications Thursday afternoon were that Prep’s Alina Okamoto and Westridge’s Madeleine San Martin — who inadvertently butted heads violently while going after a ball in the air — would suffer no worse effects than some facial bruising and a lingering headache.
NEWS
July 13, 2007
Ten Years Ago ? Vision Africa, a six-member musical team from Kenya, performed at Montrose Community Church during a tour of North America. The group was sponsored by Youth for Christ International. Twenty Years Ago ? With Verdugo Hills Hospital no longer able to bear the cost, its radio communications service for paramedics was shut down in the summer of 1987. The Verdugo station was one of the first in the Los Angeles basin to introduce radio communication between physicians and paramedics on the scene of an emergency, according to then-hospital administrator Ron Davey, who went on to say, "But over the years it has just gotten to be too expensive to handle.
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