If you see fire engines at the old City Hall in December, don’t be alarmed— it’s just a drill.
The Long Beach Fire Department will be using the old City Hall to practice fighting fires in high-rise buildings during the first two weeks of December, according to officials.
The drills are planned for:
- Sunday, Dec. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Friday, Dec. 6 from 7 to 11 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 8 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sunday, Dec. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
A fire apparatus will be blocking the far right lane westbound on Ocean Boulevard between Pacific and Chestnut avenues during the drill, limiting traffic to two lanes, according to the department.
The drill will not involve loud sirens or alarms, LBFD spokesman Jack Crabtree said. It will involve firefighters getting safety briefs then putting on their gear and practicing the drills in real time, he said.
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