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California Passes Statewide CO Detector Law

Beginning July 1 all single-family homes will be required to have a CO detector.

Posted Friday, June 17, 2011

California Grand Jury Calls Sending Firefighters on EMS Calls Wasteful

Report says sending a fire engine is five times the cost of an ambulance.

Posted Friday, June 17, 2011

Retired Fire Officer and Demonstrators Reenact Alameda Drowning for Answers

In the demonstration, 11 people walked into the water off the same beach as Zack.

Posted Monday, June 13, 2011

Alameda Memo: Department Had Funds for Water Rescue

Funding was approved but training was not completed.

Posted Friday, June 10, 2011

External Review Planned for Alameda Drowning Response; Audio of Communications Released

30 firefighters have since volunteered to undergo water rescue training.

Posted Thursday, June 9, 2011

Questions Remain About Calls for Help in Alameda Drowning

"There was not a single request from Alameda fire or police," Alameda County Fire deputy chief David Lord said.

Posted Monday, June 6, 2011

Experts: Authorities Right Not to Act in Alameda Drowning

Would-be-rescuers have to be strong swimmers. They also need equipment such as a buoy that victims can grab instead of trying to climb onto the rescuer.

Posted Friday, June 3, 2011

California Chief Makes Policy Change After Firefighters, Police Officers Watched Man Drown

Previous policy strictly forbade such attempts.

Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2011

California Man Drowns While Fire and Police Watch; Bystander Pulls Man to Shore

Crews are not trained in land-to-water rescues.

Posted Tuesday, May 31, 2011


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