Orange County Fire Authority

Type: Organization
Name: Orange County Fire Authority
First reported 1 hour ago - Updated 1 hour ago - 1 reports

Firefighters to have copter drill at Fairview Park

| 7:03 p.m.An Orange County Fire Authority helicopter will be flying over Fairview Park this week and next as part of a drill with Costa Mesa firefighters.Crews will train along the park's bluffs near the end of Pacific Avenue between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. ... [Published Daily Pilot - 1 hour ago]
First reported 8 hours ago - Updated 5 hours ago - 2 reports

Hurricane Marie Sends Waves into Seal Beach, Flooding Streets,

PHOTOS, VIDEO: The water cleared a 2 1/2 foot wall along several blocks of East Seal Way and was approaching ground floor apartments.Originally posted at 8:20 a.m. Aug. 27, 2014. Edited with new details.[&Rising seawater powered by a storm surge from ... [Published Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch - 5 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Laguna Woods Fire Takes Life of Resident's Dog; Six Cats Rescued

A firefighter was burned fighting the blaze.A two-alarm blaze at a multi-unit building in the Laguna Woods retirement community today left a firefighter with a second-degree arm burn and claimed the life of a resident’s pet.Orange County Fire Authority ... [Published Aliso Viejo Patch - 6 hours ago]
First reported 6 hours ago - Updated 6 hours ago - 1 reports

Surf's Up!

(NBC News) It's a surfer's paradise along the Southern California coast.Epic sized swells are being created by Hurricane Marie, churning hundreds of miles away in the ocean. Once a Category 5 storm, it's still packing a powerful punch."This is extremely ... [Published WLTZ 38 - 6 hours ago]
First reported 13 hours ago - Updated 8 hours ago - 1 reports

Southern California prepares for high surf, coastal flooding

Huge swells generated by Hurricane Marie are expected to batter the Southern California coastline on Wednesday, producing eye-popping waves for the bravest of surfers, while at the same time putting low-lying seaside communities at significant risk of ... [Published Los Angeles Times - 13 hours ago]
First reported 12 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

High Surf Damages Seal Beach Seaside Homes, Floods Boardwalk

Top FeaturesSEAL BEACH (CBSLA.com)  — Crews Wednesday were cleaning up and preparing for high tide after a large surge overnight brought about three feet of standing water to the Seal Beach boardwalk.The water cleared a two-and-a-half foot wall along ... [Published CBS Los Angeles - 12 hours ago]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

Man Visits Jail, Allegedly Leaves Children in Hot Car, Lands in Jail Too

An off-duty sheriff's deputy noticed three children, ages ranging from 5 months to 7 years, unattended in a car.A man who illegally parked his car in front of the Orange County Jail in Santa Ana to put money in his wife’s jail account found himself behind ... [Published Caledonia Patch - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 27 2014 - Updated Aug 27 2014 - 1 reports

City welcomes first black fire chief

Riverside fire Chief Michael D. Moore poses for pictures with a supporter after being sworn in Tuesday at the Fox Performing Arts Center.ALICIA ROBINSON , STAFFNEW CHIEFName: Michael D. MooreAge: 53Residence: Corona but will move to RiversideFamily: He ... [Published Riverside Press Enterprise - Aug 27 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

San Clemente Fire Captain Saves Toddler while on Vacation in Palm Desert

A Q&A with Capt. Paul Holaday, who helped resuscitate a 3-year-old boy found at the bottom of a hotel pool.Last week, Orange County Fire Capt. Paul Holaday was vacationing in Palm Desert when a 3-year-old was found at the bottom of the pool at the Marriott ... [Published San Clemente Patch - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 26 2014 - Updated Aug 26 2014 - 1 reports

Search for Missing Swimmer Becomes a Recovery Effort, Not a Rescue

The Coast Guard launched a search helicopter just before noon.Originally posted at 1:27 p.m. Aug. 23, 2014. Edited at 1:08 a.m. Aug. 24, 2014 with new details.The search for a 60-year-old man who went missing today while body surfing in a large swell ... [Published Newport Beach Patch - Aug 26 2014]
First reported Aug 23 2014 - Updated Aug 24 2014 - 2 reports

Search Underway At Salt Creek Beach For Missing Swimmer, 60

DANA POINT (CBSLA.com) — Authorities say they are searching for a missing 60-year-old man who was last seen swimming at Salt Creek Beach on Saturday.The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) says they received a call of the missing swimmer at 11:45 a.m ... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Aug 23 2014]
First reported Aug 22 2014 - Updated Aug 22 2014 - 1 reports

10 things firefighters and paramedics won't -2-

That's on top of an average base salary of typically more than $83,000 for a firefighter and $109,000 for a fire captain, according to the department's website. The huge overtime payments were related in part to language in the firefighters contract that ... [Published Morningstar.com - Aug 22 2014]

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"Rather than having a helicopter dip from a static water source, they'll be filling it up with a hose" he said
"This is extremely rare," says Captain Steve Concialdi of the Orange County Fire Authority. "During the winter we get significant storms here, but during the summer this is the first time in over 25 years we have every had a summer storm like this cause damage, this significant along the coastline."
"These waves are coming with extreme power and frequency," Concialdi said. "It's beautiful, but it's too dangerous to be out here swimming."
"It's been terrible," Dubonbrown said. "I was getting ready with the sandbags, but it was too late when I tried to put them up."

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Firefighters to have copter drill at Fairview Park [Published Daily Pilot - 1 hour ago]
Hurricane Marie Generates Biggest Southerly Swe... [Published San Juan Capistrano Patch - 1 hour ago]
Hurricane Marie Sends Waves into Seal Beach, Fl... [Published Los Alamitos-Seal Beach Patch - 5 hours ago]
Laguna Woods Fire Takes Life of Resident's Dog;... [Published Aliso Viejo Patch - 6 hours ago]
Surf's Up! [Published WLTZ 38 - 6 hours ago]
Hurricanes Marie and Cristobal lash both coasts... [Published Washington Post - 8 hours ago]
Big surf floods Seal Beach homes [Published Huntington Beach Independent - 8 hours ago]
High Surf Damages Seal Beach Seaside Homes, Flo... [Published CBS Los Angeles - 12 hours ago]
Hurricane Marie Brings High Surf, Coastal Flood... [Published KTTV Fox 11 - 12 hours ago]
Southern California prepares for high surf, coa... [Published Los Angeles Times - 13 hours ago]
City welcomes first black fire chief [Published Riverside Press Enterprise - Aug 27 2014]
Man Visits Jail, Allegedly Leaves Children in H... [Published Caledonia Patch - Aug 26 2014]
San Clemente Fire Captain Saves Toddler while o... [Published San Clemente Patch - Aug 26 2014]
Search for Missing Swimmer Becomes a Recovery E... [Published Newport Beach Patch - Aug 26 2014]
Search Underway At Salt Creek Beach For Missing... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Aug 23 2014]
Swimmer Goes Missing Off OC’s Salt Creek Beach ... [Published KTLA - Aug 23 2014]
10 things firefighters and paramedics won't -2- [Published Morningstar.com - Aug 22 2014]
10 things firefighters and paramedics won't tel... [Published Morningstar.com - Aug 22 2014]
Plane malfunction closes runway at JWA [Published Daily Pilot - Aug 19 2014]
Woman Burned, Puppy Killed In OC House Fire Cau... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Aug 18 2014]
Good Samaritan Helps OC Mother Revive Boy, 3, A... [Published CBS Los Angeles - Aug 14 2014]
3 Year-Old-Girl Rescued After Nearly Drowning a... [Published KTLA - Aug 10 2014]
Riverside fire chief appointed [Published Inland News Today - Aug 08 2014]
'Pack rat' conditions hindered firefighters dur... [Published Daily Pilot - Aug 07 2014]
Colton begins new fire alert program [Published Inland Valley Daily Bulletin - Aug 03 2014]
Teen sets himself on fire in Santa Ana, suffers... [Published Los Angeles Times - Aug 02 2014]
Sister, brother shot on Tucker Lane in Rossmoor> [Published KABC Los Angeles - Aug 01 2014]
Toppled crane removed, roads reopened [Published Insurance News Net - Aug 01 2014]
Union Pacific Railroad Conducts Crude-by-Rail S... [Published Travel and Tour World - Jul 29 2014]
Lindon man accused of defrauding victims of $10... [Published Deseret Morning News - Jul 29 2014]
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