The agreement between the city and the Long Beach Firefighters Association also provides an increase in pay for bilingual employees that can assist when language skills are needed.
The LBFD is more racially diverse than the average fire agency, but it still falls short of representing Long Beach, according to its chief.
The Long Beach Fire Department (LBFD) has added a new mental health curriculum for its firefighters, training meant to help them better respond to high-stress emergency situations.
The Long Beach Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team was recognized this morning for their life-saving efforts in the recent Montecito mudslides.
Before the year ended a historic member of the Long Beach Fire Department family died as Otis Reid, the first African-American hired by the department, passed away December 23.
The Long Beach Fire Fighters Association (FFA) reached a tentative deal with the city Tuesday that would provide salary increases and adjustments for skill pay for the city’s roughly 350 sworn employees for the next three years.
It’s been seven years since North Long Beach has had its own paramedic rescue unit, but after Tuesday night’s Long Beach City Council meeting, those days are numbered. The council voted unanimously to restore Rescue 12 as well as resume police academy activity, delivering on its promise to revamp the city’s public safety infrastructure after the passage of Measure A in November.
Long Beach marine safety officials successfully saved a 36-foot Grand Banks yacht that had been leaking profusely, slowly sinking into the water early Thursday evening, they announced late last night.
Seven Long Beach Fire Department personnel were promoted Thursday to various positions within the department, officials announced.
Long Beach port and fire officials gathered Wednesday morning to officially welcome the Long Beach Fire Department’s new fireboat—and the world’s most advanced—named “Protector.”