| May 17, 2011
| 2:47 PM
A proposal to close firefighting operations out of a West Burbank station for nine months will allow the fire department to meet its 5% spending cut, but Chief Ray Krakowski warned that emergency response times will be affected citywide.
Under the plan,...
| Jun 10, 2011
| 5:46 PM
Burbank firefighters were called to remove a toilet seat from a 2-year-old girl’s head just after 3 p.m. Friday.
The girl’s parents brought the toddler to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center after her head became stuck in the child-sized...
| Dec 25, 2010
Burbank firefighters and paramedics will have more than 150 teddy bears to assist on emergency calls after six-graders from St. Bernard Catholic School in L.A. donated the stuffed items earlier this month.
Fondly referred to as "teddy bear time," Dale...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 5:36 PM
At 6-foot 5-inches, crawling through a 16-by-16-inch hole with more than 50 pounds of gear is no easy task for Burbank Fire Engineer Matt Garland.
When it’s dark, smoky and loud and the floor moves like a teeter-totter, he lets muscle memory...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 7:39 PM
Firefighters contained a vehicle fire Thursday afternoon that caused damage to a garage and closed off local streets.
The incident occurred in the 1900 block of North Ontario Street. Officials estimated thousands of dollars in damage to the truck and...
| Jul 22, 2011
| 3:28 PM
Youths enrolled in the city’s Summer Daze day camp learned how airport police and fire departments handle emergencies and fight crime during a tour of Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday.
Police officers demonstrated the T3 electric stand-up vehicle&...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 4:12 PM
In his 35 years on the job, retiring Burbank Fire Capt. Ron Bell witnessed the departure of Lockheed and the machine shops that soon followed.
He has seen changes in how firefighters protect themselves when battling blazes and worked with the...
| Aug 11, 2011
| 5:08 PM
A residential fire on Santa Anita Avenue near Bel Aire Drive Thursday afternoon began after a gas stove suddenly caught fire, causing about $25,000 in damages, fire officials said.
Burbank Fire Capt. John Nare said an oven malfunction caused the fire...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 3:59 PM
Fire officials say they plan to focus on education and training for the coming year, citing the importance of constantly improving service to residents.
“Every year, we go back to the beginning, we look at what we’ve been doing and how can we...
| Aug 25, 2010
Burbank fire officials expect up to 2,000 applicants to attend an orientation for the next academy as the department gears up to hire eight to 10 recruits.
The recruiting period for the latest fire academy ends Friday, the first time Burbank has...
| Aug 18, 2010
More than 1,000 Los Angeles County households on Saturday dropped off a combined 80,000 pounds of electronic and hazardous waste, including computer monitors, motor oil and buckets of paint, at the Burbank Fire Department Training Center, officials said....
| Oct 9, 2010
Despite the wet weather on Wednesday, Burbank firefighters responded to two structure fires on West Magnolia Boulevard.
In the 1400 block, a morning fire burned out the front office of A-Sure Fit Original Equipment.
It was quickly knocked down by...