Glendale Fire Warns Residents of Solicitors

By Mary O’KEEFE The Glendale Fire Department is warning residents to be aware of fraudulent phone solicitors that claim to be raising funds for the fire department. “They [appear] to use high pressure tactics,” said Capt. Stu Stefani. Stefani said he had found out about the phone calls from a Glendale resident that came to […]

House fire on Las Palmas

By Mary O’KEEFE Dark smoke from a house fire filled the Montrose sky Tuesday evening. It took firefighters a little less than an hour to contain the blaze in the 3600 block of Las Palmas Avenue in Montrose. “The [Glendale] dispatch was called at 7:13 p.m.,” said Glendale fire Capt. Vince Rifino. “Glendale and Los Angeles County fire responded. When we got here we found […]

Intensive course leads to intensive jobs for new graduates

By Brandon HENSLEY They were tested, poked and prodded, a 10-week course condensed into10 days giving them all they could handle. In the end, though, the hard work of 12 ambulance operators paid off this week as they officially became part of the Glendale Fire Department’s new Basic Life Support program. Starting this week, four […]