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Racial Bias Investigation Called for By Black and Latino L.A. Firefighters

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Two groups have called for an investigation into what they allege is widespread racial bias in the agency's treatment of employees.
A pararescue jumper waits for the hoist line from the U.S. Navy MH-60S Knighthawk helicopter during a field training exercise Sept. 18, 2013 in southern Arizona. The exercise was part of joint training with the U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt squadrons and Rescue units of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. and the MH-60S Knighthawks of the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 23, Naval Air Station North Island, Calif.

U.S. Navy Searchers Rescued after NV Helicopter Crash

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The four-member crew escaped injury but had to spend Friday night in the rugged wilderness before being rescued Saturday.
Firefighters and EMTs work on a dog suffering smoke inhalation.

Photos: Torrance (CA) Rescuers Perform Resuscitation Efforts on Dog

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Firefighters and EMTs tried resuscitation efforts on a dog suffering from smoke inhalation at a three-alarm fire on June 30.
The remains of an armored Los Angeles Police Department tractor-trailer are seen after fireworks exploded Wednesday evening, June 30, 2021.

17 Hurt as Illegal Fireworks Cache Explodes in Los Angeles (CA)

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A cache of homemade fireworks exploded as it was being destroyed by a bomb squad, injuring 17 people.
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San Francisco (CA) Looks to Fix Long Wait Times for Ambulances

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San Francisco doesn't always have enough ambulances for medical calls, with a backlog of up to six calls at times.
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Stolen CA Ambulance Crashes into Another Ambulance

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A woman is accused of stealing an ambulance that triggered a police chase that ended with a multi-vehicle crash involving another ambulance.
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San Diego (CA) Struggles with Emergency Response Times, Closes Some Coverage Gaps

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A new analysis shows San Diego firefighters are responding to general emergencies more slowly in recent years, but they are responding to structure fires more quickly.
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Ambulance Involved in Multi-Vehicle Accident that Injured Five, Dashcam Video Released

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An America West Ambulance rear-ended a white truck Monday morning just after 7:30 a.m. on Highway 50 near Sacramento, California.
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby talks during a news conference about a shooting at a local fire station in Santa Clarita, Calif., on Tuesday, June 1, 2021.

Motive Unclear as CA Firefighter Kills Colleague Fire at Station

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A firefighter killed a co-worker and wounded another at their small fire station before setting his own home ablaze and apparently killing himself.
In this image from body-camera footage provided by the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, deputies approach a set of doors with their weapons drawn inside a building at the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus and rail yard after hearing shots fired from beyond the doors, Wednesday, May 26, 2021, in San Jose, Calif.

Police Release Body-Cam Video of CA Rail Yard Shooting

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The nearly 4 1/2 minutes of footage is from one deputy who arrived minutes after the first shooting reports and while shots were still being fired.