2 Orange County Fire Authority Paramedics Save Man Who Stopped Breathing in Flight

2 ORANGE COUNTY FIRE AUTHORITY PARAMEDICS SAVE MAN WHO STOPPED BREATHING IN FLIGHT LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Two firefighter paramedics from the Orange County Fire Authority helped save the life of a man in his 70s who stopped breathing on a flight. Donovan George and Alex Van are both canine handlers and are part of a FEMA response task force. They were on United Airlines Flight 333 with their canines headed to Houston from John Wayne Airport Friday morning for…

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O.C. Firefighters Preparing to Leave for Haiti

An urban search and rescue team from Orange County is preparing to leave to Haiti after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rattled the tiny Caribbean island nation Tuesday, officials said. Tens of thousands are feared dead as hospitals and other buildings collapsed, trapping people and disrupting communications in the impoverished nation. California Urban Search and Rescue Task Force 5 is one of 28 in the nation that responds during national or regional emergencies like earthquakes, terrorist attacks, hurricanes or other natural…

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O.C. Firefighters on Their Way to Meet Hurricane Gustav

Emergency personnel across the country are gearing up for hurricane Gustav, expected to hit the gulf coast early next week, and 37 firefighters from Orange County will be among those prepared for the impact. This morning, firefighters from Orange County received a FEMA request for aid as Gulf officials keep an eye on Gustav, a tropical storm that was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane today. Firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority, and Santa Ana, Orange and Anaheim fire…

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