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News, Fire Department, Montana Avenue, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Injures Five People

Posted Mar. 16, 2014, 9:20 pm

A fire on the 1000 block of Montana Avenue in Santa Monica has reportedly left five people injured.

Gate of India is located at 115 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Investigate Gate Of India Restaurant Fire

Posted Feb. 17, 2014, 11:56 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department is investigating a fire that occurred early Monday morning inside the Gate of India Restaurant at 115 Santa Monica Boulevard in Santa Monica.

Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks was victorious over Santa Monica Fire Chief Scott Ferguson at this year's SuperBowl-A-Thon.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Police Department, Non Profits

Santa Monica Police Chief Victorious At SuperBowl-A-Thon

Posted Feb. 7, 2014, 6:59 am

The SuperBowl-A-Thon 18 held last Friday at the AMF Bay Shore Lanes was a huge success with about 700 bowlers taking part across six sessions from 11 am to 8:30 pm.

St. Monica Catholic Elementary first grade students visited their local fire station on Friday at 1444 7th Street, between Santa Monica Boulevard and Broadway.

News, St. Monica, Fire Department, Santa Monica

St. Monica Catholic Elementary First Grade Students “On Fire”

Posted Feb. 2, 2014, 9:29 am

First grade students at Saint Monica Catholic Elementary School visited Santa Monica Fire Station #1 on Friday, Jan. 31 for the conclusion of the nationwide Catholic Schools Week.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Provide Mutual Aid Deployment In Glendora

Posted Jan. 18, 2014, 9:35 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department was deployed as part of a mutual aid request to assist with the Colby Fire in Glendora on Thursday morning, spending 27 consecutive hours on the fire line.

Smoke is seen rising next to the Pacific Coast Highway.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Pch, Pacific Palisades

Brush Fire Closes Northbound Pacific Coast Highway In Pacific Palisades

Posted Jan. 14, 2014, 4:08 pm

Northbound Pacific Coast Highway lanes in the Pacific Palisades have been closed with roughly a two-acre brush fire burning alongside the freeway.

The Santa Monica Fire Department has promoted Jeff Furrows to battalion chief.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Department Promotes Within For New Battalion Chief

Posted Dec. 21, 2013, 9:24 am

With 27 years under his belt at the Santa Monica Fire Department, captain Jeff Furrows has been promoted to battalion chief. He will begin his duties starting Wednesday, Dec. 25.

For the fourth year in a row, the Santa Monica Fire Department, along with Santa, distributed gifts for the pediatric patients at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica on Thursday.

News, Fire Department, Ucla, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Deliver Christmas Joy At UCLA Medical Center

Posted Dec. 20, 2013, 8:57 am

Christmas came early for dozens of pediatric patients at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica at 1250 16th Street on Thursday morning.

Fire Station No. 1 at 1444 Seventh Street could close and be rebuilt a block away if a land swap goes to plan.

News, City Council, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Truck, Station For Santa Monica Fire Department Focus For City Council

Posted Dec. 13, 2013, 9:12 am

A new fire truck is already on the way. However, before 2013 comes to a close, the City Council still has one more decision to make concerning infrastructure for the Santa Monica Fire Department.

The Santa Monica Fire Department has promoted Eric Binder to fire marshal.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Department Promotes Eric Binder To Fire Marshal

Posted Dec. 5, 2013, 8:08 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department’s has named its new Fire Marshal -- 14-year SMFD firefighter Eric Binder

The SMPD/SMFD Candy Cane Drive will take place this Saturday, Dec. 7, from from 10:30 am to 3:45 pm.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Police Department

Santa Monica Candy Cane Drive Returns This Saturday

Posted Dec. 4, 2013, 9:34 am

Santa and his Santa Monica public safety helpers will be distributing good cheer and thousands of candy canes as part of the 21st annual "Candy Cane Drive” this Saturday, Dec. 7.

“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

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”).

Santa Monica firefighters revive Stella using a special oxygen mask.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Pets

Boxer Rescue L.A. To Honor Santa Monica Firefighters Who Saved Stella From Fire

Posted Oct. 29, 2013, 9:45 am

Boxer Rescue Los Angeles will this weekend honor the heroes from the Santa Monica Fire Department who rescued Stella, the Boxer mix, from a burning building in Santa Monica in September.

Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce president Laurel Rosen and SMPD Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks present Officer Adam Barry with an inspiration hero award Tuesday.

News, Fire Department, Chamber Of Commerce, Santa Monica, Police Department

The Chamber Honors Santa Monica's Newest Firefighters, Educators, Police Officers

Posted Oct. 25, 2013, 9:02 am

The Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce hosted its 19th Annual New Heroes Celebration at the JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot on Tuesday afternoon.

Flames were isolated to two units at 11740 Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

West LA Fire Update: Three Injured Firefighters Released From Hospital

Posted Oct. 19, 2013, 8:51 am

The three firefighters injured Friday at the 11th story fire in a West LA residential building have been released from hospital and remain off-duty, according to Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Flames were isolated to two units at 11740 Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Fire

Authorities Investigate 11th Story Fire In Barrington Plaza Complex

Posted Oct. 18, 2013, 12:47 pm

Authorities are investigating the cause of a fire on the 11th floor of 11700 block of Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles.

The 19th annual New Heroes Celebration will be held Tuesday, Oct. 22. Tickets are still available to the event.

News, Fire Department, Chamber Of Commerce, Business, Santa Monica, Education, Police Department

Santa Monica Chamber Of Commerce To Host New Heroes Celebration Oct. 22

Posted Oct. 16, 2013, 9:33 am

Held annually by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the New Heroes Celebration is an opportunity for the business community to welcome Santa Monica’s newest public servants – including educators, police officers and firefighters – to the community.

Santa Monica firefighters revive Stella using a special oxygen mask.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

SMFD Firefighters Receive Appreciation After Saving Dog From Burning Building

Posted Sep. 20, 2013, 8:24 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department revived an unconscious dog named Stella when they responded to a structure fire at the corner of 2nd and Hill Street last Saturday morning.

Santa Monica firefighters revive a dog they rescued from a burning apartment building at the corner of 2nd and Hill Street on Saturday.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Firefighters Rescue Unconscious Boxer Dog From Burning Building

Posted Sep. 16, 2013, 9:30 am

The Santa Monica Fire Department revived an unconscious dog when they responded to a structure fire in the 2600 block of 2nd Street on Saturday morning.

News, City Council, Fire Department, Santa Monica

City Of Santa Monica Accepts Homeland Security Grant In Early Hours Of Sept. 11

Posted Sep. 13, 2013, 9:25 am

With Tuesday’s Santa Monica City Council meeting spilling over into Sept. 11, it was rather timely when council members unanimously voted to accept nearly $100,000 in federal grant money to help local firefighters respond to a potential terrorist attack or natural disaster.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Dept. To Conduct 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony Wednesday

Posted Sep. 10, 2013, 2:14 pm

The Santa Monica Fire Department will conduct a brief and solemn remembrance ceremony Wednesday morning to commemorate the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

Representatives from DeWitt Stern and Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. joined members of the SMFD at Tuesday’s check presentation ceremony.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Department Receives Grant For Medical Emergency Bikes

Posted Aug. 2, 2013, 9:09 am

An insurance company and a risk management firm have teamed up to give the Santa Monica Fire Department (SMFD) money to pay for fully equipped bikes to handle medical emergencies at crowded events like the LA Marathon and Twilight Concert Series.

News, Fire Department, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica

Santa Monica Fire Department Investigates Yankee Doodles Kitchen Fire

Posted Jul. 29, 2013, 5:01 pm

The Santa Monica Fire Department is investigating how a fire started in the early morning hours Monday at Yankee Doodles sports bar and grill on the Third Street Promenade.

Fireworks may not be used in Santa Monica even if they are legal in the city in which they are purchased.

News, Fire Department, Santa Monica, Police Department

Authorities Warn All Fireworks Illegal In The City Of Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 2, 2013, 9:01 am

The Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments are reminding everyone that all types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica as the July 4 holiday approaches.

News, City Council, Fire Department, Election, Santa Monica

New Fees Proposed For Santa Monica Election Nomination Papers, False Alarms

Posted Jun. 21, 2013, 9:12 am

Santa Monica’s Biennial Budget is finally coming up for a vote next week. With City officials predicting budget deficits as early as 2015, several fees have been proposed to help increase revenues into City Hall and help Santa Monica keep its bookkeeping as balanced as possible.

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