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By Veronica Rocha | September 14, 2010
BURBANK — From extinguishing a small fire to rescuing someone trapped under a refrigerator, six teams on Saturday demonstrated their best disaster-preparedness skills in an inaugural Community Emergency Response Team challenge. Teams assessed and treated victims with broken limbs and deep cuts in mock disaster scenarios set up at the Burbank Fire Department Regional Training Center. Team members climbed the department’s four-story training tower and searched for victims while others were quizzed on their knowledge of procedures for being on a Community Emergency Response Team, known as CERT.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
September 23, 2000
Jenna Bordelon NORTHWEST DISTRICT -- Residents can hone their disaster skills by attending the Burbank Fire Department's Community Emergency Response Team training course starting Oct. 2. The class teaches participants how to cope in an emergency and how to show your relatives, neighbors and friends what to do in the event of an earthquake or fire. The class will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Monday nights for seven weeks at the department training center, 1845 N. Ontario St. The cost is $35. Students will receive a CERT manual and a backpack containing a hardhat, flashlight, goggles, gloves, a whistle and a dust mask.
NEWS
April 28, 2001
Lolita Harper AIRPORT DISTRICT -- Airport officials met Thursday with representatives of various service agencies to outline a plan of action in the event of a disaster. In a table-top discussion, members of the Burbank Fire and Police departments, airport police, the Red Cross and airport officials ran through a number of disaster scenarios, Burbank police representative and spokesman Sgt. Bill Taylor said. Each agency summarized its role in the event of an emergency and how they would communicate and cooperate with each other, Taylor said.
NEWS
December 28, 2002
Ryan Carter Fire officials are upset about the hiring freeze on a position they say is key to the department's disaster-preparedness efforts. Fire Capt. Ron Barone will end his tenure as an assistant coordinator Jan. 31. Because of the freeze, Barone goes back on the line as a firefighter, leaving Disaster Preparedness Coordinator Rich Baenen's staff with only an administrative assistant. "To shortstop that position, I think, is ludicrous," Fire Chief Mike Davis said, adding that the freeze is a gamble with disaster-preparedness efforts.
NEWS
June 2, 2004
The Burbank Fire Department is encouraging the public to sign up for its Community Emer- gency Response Team training course. The classes run from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Mondays beginning June 14 and last eight weeks. Students will learn skills such as disaster preparedness and fire suppression, search and rescue and disaster psychology from Burbank firefighters. The course costs $50 for materials. Participants must be at least 16, and will receive a CERT manual and backpack containing hard hat, goggles, gloves, whistle and dust mask.
NEWS
October 13, 2001
Gary Moskowitz HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- First Lutheran Church and School of Burbank has raised $4,000, all of which will be donated to disaster victims in New York City. The church worked with the Aid Assn. for Lutherans, an organization that administers disaster relief funds through Lutheran World Relief. The church's congregation and day-school families began raising funds at a special prayer service Sept. 15, the Rev. William Brunold said. Brunold said the $4,000 the church raised will be added to contributions made by some 14,000 other Lutheran congregations in America, and those relief funds will then be matched by the Aid Assn.
NEWS
April 10, 2002
Ryan Carter MEDIA DISTRICT NORTH -- A high-magnitude earthquake rocked a college campus Monday night -- sort of. The college campus was really the Fire Training Center, where, after seven weeks of classes, 23 local volunteers participated in a mock disaster. It was the final test before they received certificates showing they are official Community Emergency Response Volunteers. Out of the chaos that night, volunteers with green helmets, goggles and emergency supplies emerged and set up a treatment area and command post.
NEWS
January 22, 2003
Ryan Carter With war against Iraq looming, three of the 16 military reservists who work for the city have already been called up for active duty and more could follow. Two call-ups were of rank-and-file employees in the Public Works Department, Burbank Management Services Director John Nicoll said. The men are Army reservists. In another case, a division head in the Fire Department was ordered to report, a move that will affect the department's resources.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 25, 2014
Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy offered condolences this week in a letter to the mayor of Burbank's sister city, Incheon, South Korea, expressing sincere sympathy for the victims of the ferry disaster that left hundreds dead or missing. Last Wednesday, the Sewol ferry took off from the port of Incheon carrying 476 people, 325 of whom were students with 15 staff members on a field trip from Danwon High School in Ansan, South Korea, before sinking nearly 50 miles from its destination, the Los Angeles Times reported.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | November 22, 2013
Woodbury University is collecting donations for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which ripped through the Philippines earlier this month, leaving nearly 4,000 people dead and 4 million displaced, said the university's president, who has ties to the ravaged country. In-kind and monetary donations collected by the end of the month will be shipped to the Philippine Red Cross and charity organization Caritas Manila, said Luis Calingo, who returned last Saturday to Burbank from the Philippines, where he was born and raised.
NEWS
November 2, 2012
News this past weekend that the Colony Theatre faced imminent closure amid a sea of red ink took Burbank by surprise - and that in no small part is what's so troubling. In the so-called Media City - which, by the way, has an Art in Public Places Committee, Cultural Arts Commission and economic development team at City Hall - one would think the financial woes of a theater company in Burbank since 2000 would have hit someone's radar before such a dire situation popped. But it didn't.
NEWS
By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | September 14, 2010
BURBANK — From extinguishing a small fire to rescuing someone trapped under a refrigerator, six teams on Saturday demonstrated their best disaster-preparedness skills in an inaugural Community Emergency Response Team challenge. Teams assessed and treated victims with broken limbs and deep cuts in mock disaster scenarios set up at the Burbank Fire Department Regional Training Center. Team members climbed the department's four-story training tower and searched for victims while others were quizzed on their knowledge of procedures for being on a Community Emergency Response Team, known as CERT.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Joyce Rudolph | February 17, 2010
Most working partners are together eight hours a day, but not many are together 24/7 like Ron Weckbacher and his rescue dog Dawson. They are members of the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation, a Ventura-based nonprofit that provides training for canine-firefighter disaster search teams that seek out victims of natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Area teams, trained by the foundation, were placed on alert during last week’s heavy rains that threatened La Crescenta and La Cañada Flintridge homes, officials said.
NEWS
October 2, 2009
When the Station fire started Aug. 26 above La Cañada Flintridge, newsrooms across the region were sent into that awkward, restless space where the story can go one of two routes: disaster or disaster averted. Unfortunately, it didn’t take long for the Station fire to march headlong into disaster. By Aug. 27, the fire had grown to 30 acres. The next day, high temperatures and thick, tinder-dry brush pushed the fire zone to more than 5,100 acres. On Aug. 28, the total burned reached 85,000 acres, and from there it grew rapidly into Los Angeles County’s largest-ever fire at more than 230 square miles.
LOCAL
By Veronica Rocha | September 15, 2008
LOS ANGELES — Metrolink spokeswoman Denise Tyrrell resigned hours after she was criticized Sunday for making statements blaming La Crescenta resident Robert Sanchez in Friday’s train collision that killed 26 people, including a Glendale school counselor, and injured 138. Tyrrell resigned after Southern California Regional Rail Authority board members said her statement Saturday was “premature” in blaming Sanchez, a...
NEWS
June 25, 2008
Pierce Brothers Valhalla and the Burbank Aviation Museum on Saturday dedicated a model space shuttle to the crews of the lost Challenger and Columbia shuttles at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Memorial Park in North Hollywood. The model space shuttle was moved last year to the park, but the memorial wasn’t formally dedicated until this past weekend. The shuttle model was donated to the park from the museum, which is located in the park. Burbank Mayor Dave Golonski, retired astronaut Vance Brand and aviation pioneer Wally Funk spoke at the dedication.
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