After the city council rejected previous proposals to consider contracting with the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Councilman Muir Davis put forward a vote for a study – this time, one that would come at no cost to the city.
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As fires rage across the state with a rising death toll – of more than 59 at press time Thursday – it’s clear that climate change and human impact have intensified California’s prolonged fire seasons.
The La Verne Firefighters Association, the local chapter of the International Association of Firefighters union, is suing the city of La Verne, La Verne Fire Chief Peter Jankowski and Battalion Chief Michael Thompson.
Hundreds of University of La Verne students were evacuated from their classrooms and dormitories around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday after an earthquake rattled the University, prompting a school-wide check for structural damage and gas leaks and interrupting the first session of many evening courses.
The La Verne City Council last week approved a cost-saving measure regarding Fire Department staffing, over the objections of many who are afraid the change will diminish the safety of city residents.
Approximately 15 Bonita High School students were hospitalized after ingesting an unknown substance Thursday afternoon, according to La Verne Police Lt. Tom Frayeh.
Capt. Todd Hartounian and engineer Leo Kilman from the La Verne Fire Department work with their team and volunteers from the La Verne community to handle and treat dummy victims of a simulated bomb blast during the first set of Disaster Management trainings Nov. 3 in Sneaky Park.
Not every Californian knows what to do if an emergency strikes. Thanks to certain student organizations, faculty and emergency services, the University of La Verne community devised a plan for everyone to stay safe.
Firefighter Larry Campbell demonstrates a vehicle extrication using the Jaws of Life in front of the La Verne Fire Department Saturday.
The La Verne Fire Department coordinated a series of safety trainings Feb. 22, 23 and 26 to prepare the firefighters for emergencies in the relatively new “high-rise” buildings at the University.