Posted Apr. 22, 2016, 11:26 am
Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole has chosen Bill Walker to serve as Fire Chief of the Santa Monica Fire Department. Walker, the current Fire Chief for the City of Alhambra, comes to Santa Monica with 21 years of public safety experience.
Posted Dec. 29, 2015, 9:11 am
L.A. city firefighters today knocked down a stubborn blaze at a commercial building in Westwood, authorities said.
Posted Dec. 14, 2015, 9:12 am
The Santa Monica Fire Department has released further details regarding a fire near Big Dean's on Saturday night.
Posted Dec. 13, 2015, 8:51 am
Fire disrupted the Saturday night partying near the Santa Monica pier, when flames broke out in a two-story apartment house on Ocean Front Walk. An employee at Big Dean's Ocean Front Cafe said the blaze got so close, the bar had to be evacuated.
Posted Dec. 9, 2015, 9:25 am
Save the date! The 23rd Annual Candy Cane Drive in Santa Monica has been announced for Saturday, Dec. 19.
Posted Nov. 24, 2015, 11:45 am
A person was injured today when an outbuilding's foundation collapsed at a residential property in Malibu.
Posted Nov. 22, 2015, 9:47 am
Los Angeles County Fire Department lifeguards rescued six people from a sailboat that was fully engulfed in flames off Venice Beach Saturday including a 4-month-old baby, and a county fire boat extinguished the blaze, fire officials said.
Posted Nov. 9, 2015, 9:30 am
The Westside Pavilion mall has reopened following a transformer problem that sent smoke into portions of the shopping site, closing it for several hours, authorities said.
Posted Nov. 8, 2015, 7:52 am
Los Angeles firefighters were able to get a handle on a stubborn vegetation fire today burning in the Pacific Palisades.
Posted Nov. 8, 2015, 7:43 am
Many Californians now deeply distrust state government, and with good reason. Start with the Public Utilities Commission, proven to have decided multi-billion-dollar rate cases after lengthy private contacts and email exchanges between commissioners, their staff and utility executives.
Posted Oct. 22, 2015, 3:13 pm
The Santa Monica Fire Department will implement a rescue ambulance (RA) pilot study deployment plan on Sunday, Nov. 1.
Posted Oct. 21, 2015, 9:14 pm
Firefighters responded to a report of smoke coming from a 19-story high rise in the 12100 block of Wilshire Boulevard in West Los Angeles earlier this evening.
Posted Oct. 17, 2015, 8:26 am
A woman suffered some abrasions to her legs when she was struck today by a Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance in West Los Angeles.
Posted Aug. 12, 2015, 8:59 am
A Santa Monica building housing two eateries was damaged today by a fire that was sparked when a car crashed into the rear of the structure and sheared a natural gas line.
Posted Aug. 4, 2015, 9:42 am
The Santa Monica community is invited to join forces with Santa Monica Police Chief Jacqueline Seabrooks, members of the Santa Monica Police Department and thousands of communities nationwide to celebrate the 32nd National Night Out tonight, Aug. 4.
Posted Aug. 3, 2015, 9:55 am
Firefighters and equipment from Los Angeles and Orange County fire departments, including Santa Monica, were being deployed in northern California today in the battle to knock down 18 wildfires plaguing areas made tinder dry by the drought.
Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 9:25 am
A 70-year-old man suffered minor smoke inhalation during a fire today at an apartment building in Brentwood.
Posted Jul. 20, 2015, 9:43 am
Firefighters on Sunday night knocked down a non-injury fire that was burning in a wall and the attic of a two-story home at 715 S. Malcom Ave. in Westwood, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Posted Jul. 18, 2015, 8:56 am
Around 400 people, including 130 special needs children, were evacuated from campgrounds in the Angeles National Forest in the face of a fast-moving wildfire early today.
Posted Jul. 12, 2015, 9:24 am
A small electrical fire broke out in a building at the Henry Samueli School of Engineering on the UCLA campus in Westwood Saturday, but it was held in check by a fire sprinkler and was out when firefighters arrived, authorities said.
Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:46 am
A 2-year-old girl suffered burns to both her hands and feet after she climbed into a fire pit in Dockweiler State Beach, according to fire officials.
Posted Jul. 5, 2015, 7:05 am
A pile of foam padding that caught fire outside of a Venice warehouse was being investigated by arson detectives, according to authorities.
Posted Jul. 1, 2015, 10:33 am
A woman reported missing from Simi Valley was found inside her crashed SUV today about 50 feet down the side of a hillside north of Malibu and taken to a hospital with what were described as moderate injuries.
Posted Jun. 29, 2015, 9:51 am
As the July 4th holiday approaches on Saturday, the Santa Monica Fire and Police Departments reminds everyone that all types of fireworks are illegal in the City of Santa Monica.