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“America Now” co-host Bill Rancic (center) with SMFD division chief Jose Torres (left) and SMFD Captain Matt Galvan.
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“America Now” co-host Bill Rancic (center) with SMFD division chief Jose Torres (left) and SMFD Captain Matt Galvan.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Department Discusses Car Fires On Fox's "America Now"

Posted Nov. 23, 2013, 7:44 am

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

Nationally syndicated news magazine “America Now,” which airs weekdays on Fox 11 at 1 pm, featured a segment Nov. 11 with Santa Monica Fire Department division chief Jose Torres and co-host Bill Rancic (“The Apprentice,” “Giuliana & Bill”).

The segment discussed the four zones where car fires can start and how to take preventative measures.

If your car begins to catch fire, Chief Torres explained in the segment, “Exit the vehicle in a safe manner and call 911. If you have a fire extinguisher, go ahead and try to use that fire extinguisher to put the fire out.”

Torres said everyone should keep a car-sized fire extinguisher in the trunk of his or her car.

The segment can be viewed at www.americanownews.com.

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Nov. 23, 2013, 9:14:22 am

stewart said...

In other news, in the wake of a deadly limousine fire that claimed 5 lives on the San Mateo Bridge earlier this year, Governor Brown signs Limousine Safety Bill that requires 'pop out' windows , and sent back another bill that requires 2 fire extinguishers in coaches because the Governor felt that the yearly CHP inspection fee was too low to cover the actual expenses of the certification. That bill is expected to be re introduced quickly.

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