September 5, 2009
BOY SCOUTS BRING DRINKS TO THIRSTY FIREFIGHTERS In keeping with part of the Boy Scout oath that says ?help other people at all times,? Scouts, leaders and families of the Verdugo Hills Council, Boy Scouts of America pitched in to cool down and quench the thirsty firefighters battling the Station fire. Answering the call to action from Scout Executive Director Jon Maeda , more than 150 families and individuals dropped off cases of Gatorade, water and other fluid replacement drinks at the Scout headquarters at 1325 Grandview Ave., Glendale.
April 5, 2008
MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH — At Burbank High School on Thursday morning, a shrill alarm suddenly sounded throughout the campus and an entire student body ducked beneath their desks to take cover. The exercise was part of a districtwide emergency- preparedness drill test that put the schools to the test, conducting a simulated response to a hypothetical, large-scale emergency. The operation at Burbank High began with an emergency alarm, and then the students were told to evacuate their classrooms and head for the football field, the designated emergency location site.
April 3, 2008
MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH — At Burbank High School on Thursday morning, a shrill alarm suddenly sounded throughout the campus and an entire student body ducked beneath their desks to take cover. The exercise was part of a districtwide emergency-preparedness drill test that put the schools to the test, conducting a simulated response to a hypothetical, large-scale emergency. The operation at Burbank High began with an emergency alarm, and then the students were told to evacuate their classrooms and head for the football field, the designated emergency location site.
September 9, 2009
The Pasadena Humane Society has been bustling since the 160,000-acre Station fire ravaged through the Angeles National Forest, threatened homes and forced mandatory evacuations of thousands of foothill residents and their pets. The shelter?s president and chief executive, Steven McNall, rallied his employees, established emergency sanctuaries at the Glendale Civic Auditorium and La Cañada High School, and took in more than 370 animals evacuated from the fire. ? VERONICA ROCHA: Is the shelter getting tons of donations as a result of the fire?
October 9, 2002
Ryan Carter One look into the cargo area of the Fire Department's new Chevy Suburban shows this truck is carrying a special load. "It's a complete communications center," Battalion Chief Bill Sanders said of the latest addition to the department's arsenal. The difference from previous models is this Chevy comes packed with even more technology. Inside the truck's cargo area are a series of chestnut-colored cabinets and pull-out drawers filled with various instruments to help the department's incident commanders supervise a scene.
April 3, 2002
Ryan Carter CIVIC CENTER -- After more than a month of working in the cramped mobile command center outside police headquarters, the department's dispatchers are back in their refurbished home away from home: The Burbank Police Department's Communication Center. The room isn't all that different than it was before. Three television monitors still display various video shots around the station, and the blinking lights and monitors of radios and computers still sit on desks.
September 4, 2009
HANSEN DAM PARK — An ongoing homicide investigation cast a cloud over a prayer gathering at the Station fire interagency command center here early Friday for two firefighters who died battling the massive blaze, which authorities now believe was deliberately set. After firefighters met for the brief service, Incident Commander Mike Dietrich briefed reporters on the status of the 148,258-acre blaze and denounced the deadly act of arson that...
October 13, 2001
Ryan Carter MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- A package reportedly containing a powdery substance caused a lockdown at KNBC-TV Channel 4 studios Friday as emergency crews worked to decontaminate one employee at the scene. The large cardboard box, found by workers in the mail room at the studios, contained a shipment of videotapes that Burbank authorities originally thought had been shipped from New York, Burbank Fire Marshal Dave Starr said. "There was an unknown powder, or substance, in the container," Starr said.
November 22, 2003
Jackson Bell A fire broke out in the Miller Elementary School cafeteria on Thursday, trapping several children in a classroom. At Jordan Middle School, 15 students were injured and one teacher was missing. Over at Burbank High School, the auditorium collapsed. Although the incidents were simulations enacted as part of the Burbank Unified School District's annual disaster drill, the responses were taken seriously. The district coordinated the drill simultaneously among each school so students and faculty learn what to do during an emergency such as an earthquake.