The Southern Area Firefighter Research (SAFER) held a monthly meeting at LBFD. Part of this was a demonstration of the videoconferencing system with Downey Fire, our Headquarters classroom and a live feed to the web.This link is a recording of the opening comments.
Fire with a Hand Pumper Video of the Long Beach
Fire Museum staff and equipment. The 1897 Hugo Mehr Class
3 Pumper holds 20 Gallons of Water and has a 50 foot hose.
It was made to be pulled by hand and can be filled by a suction
hose or bucket brigade.
Class 2008AWeek 1 stations included EMT Skills,
Container Tools and Ropes & Knots Introductions.
1 Video with audio of a single engine Alert
2 response at the Long Beach Airport. One person onboard
an aircraft with landing gear problems makes a belly landing
on runway 30.
Ride to Remember 9-11 Video of the 9/11 Remembrance
Ride on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
The day started with an afternoon motorcycle ride that began
at the historic Cooks Corner biker bar, headed down El Toro
Road to Laguna Canyon Road, hooked up with Pacific Coast Highway
and stopped at Joe's Crab Shack in Long Beach. From there,
several hundred firefighters, friends and family rode to Firefighter
Biggerstaff's home for a memorial remembrance of our fallen
heroes and how we came together as a country.
Golden PhoenixVideo of the first responding
US&R strike teams to the simulated earthquake drill. Two
CH-53 helicopters transported the teams from Long Beach Fire
Station 24 to the Rose Bowl. There they performed a primary
search, marked hazardous materials and located two trapped
Live Extrication video - East Long Beach. An extensive
extrication operation requiring multiple companies. To successfully
remove the trapped victim firefighters had to perform a roof
removal and a dash push.
Stand Down for Safety videoof the Long Beach Fire
Department is a recap of what we do on a daily basis and what
we must continue to do to be Ready to Respond.
Long Beach Advanced Rope Rescue Course conducted by Ropes
That Rescue, Inc. at The Queen Mary.
Hoselays An LBFD Training video covering fireground
applications and recruit training. Includes taking a hydrant,
soft suction lay, pulling a hotline, long suction lay shoulder
load, above ground rope bag, 2 1/2" rope bag, 3"
straight and highrise.
Code 3 Driver Training An
important 20-minute video for all public safety personnel,
especially emergency vehicle drivers. Updated for 2007.
Firefighter fitness section including Biddle and LBFD Physical
Agility Test information and how to videos.
Paradise Gardens Fire VideoNumerous trapped victims
at a large apartment complex fire in Long Beach. Video by
Rich Cowgill, Dan Lundgard, Knieya Richardson and Steve Berger.
Edited by Sue Feller for the 35th Annual Long Beach Fire Department
Video Long Beach Fire rescues a jogger trapped under
a bus in front of Milikan High School.
DrillPhotos of our multi company drill using the
new thermal imaging cameras to locate downed Firefighters.
The scenario is that 2 Firefighters are missing and off the
hose line. Rapid Intervention Crew teams made up of Engine
Companies and USAR are activated to locate the missing Firefighters.
Sunfield. This new FireChannel video shows why we drop start
Fire well involved and starting to extend to the exposure
in North Long Beach on January 8. Videographer Rich Cowgill
was first on scene.
Learning; Head Hand & Heart. PowerPoint recently
presented by Dr. Resurreccion and Captain Steve Raganold at
the 10th Annual CA Fire Chiefs Association Training Symposium.
herefor free training material including
the original PowerPoint presentation.
Fire Photos. LBFD Training Instructors light up another
car for the Recruits.
photos 2005A day 26 operations including a simultaneous
debris and car fire.
O'Cady's Live Fire Video
of one of the day 23 live training fires. We tested our new
thermal imaging cameras and they recorded ceiling temperatures
in excess of 1000 degrees.
2005 A 1st live fires Video of recruits observing
fire behavior and attacking live fire in O'Cady's Hotel.
in the Drill Yard on the first fire day.
21 Operations photos of 2005A Academy. More photos
Water Display by LBFD Crash Units at Long Beach
Airport. Video of an American Airlines Jet retuning from the
Katrina hurricane relief effort. Fire Department members Paul
Rodriguez and Reies Montes receive a heroes welcome.
Fire Photos. Long Beach Strike Teams assigned to
structure protection putting out spot fires and getting briefed
before putting a stop to fire approaching 25 homes today.
Also one shot of the Conejo Park Mutual Aid Strike Team leaving
Training for their assignment.
3 response photos at runway 30 by Knieya Richardson.
LBFD Crash Units, Engine Crews, Trucks, ALS and BLS EMS Units
and Command was ready for a Jet Blue airbus with the front
landing gear turned at a 90-degree angle from its normal position
if it needed to land at Long Beach.
Skills. Captain Rexwinkel took these photos on Day
9 of the LBFD Academy.
Hazmat fuel spill mutual aid incident at the 710 freeway transition
to the 405. A car was pinned under one 1203 cargo tanker that
collided with another. The 2nd tanker overturned and was leaking
fuel. No injuries were reported and hazmat was contained.
Rescuing the Community-One Youth at a Time Helping our
youth is one of the ways we make a difference even if it is
one youth at a time. This 20 minute video vividly demonstrates
the damage that is done by senseless youth and gang violence.
GHz Public Safety microwave radio frequency demonstration
and test on May 18th at Long Beach Training Center and our
ECOC. Live real time video of a fire and extrication was streamed
remotely to command. Click above for the slide show.
fire video . On April 16, 2005 at approximately 3AM
LBFD and LACO Fire responded to reports of a refinery fire.
Apparently it started when a 8" high pressure supply
line burst and ignited in the hot temperatures surrounding
the refinery and a 2nd alarm was called. Firefighters held
the flames at bay and cooled the valves until the fuel could
be safely shut off. Total time until knockdown was approximately
90 minutes and there were no injuries.
Rescue TV and Rich Cowgill present this video clip
of 2 dogs rescued out of the LA River.
Conchita Incident video. USAR units from the Long
Beach Fire Department were among several crews that braved
hazardous conditions to help Ventura County authorities in
the search and rescue effort. photos