Bill Handel is accompanied by Wayne Resnick and - Jen's back! - for today's early edition of Handel on the News. The trio discusses news topics that include: Parents are keeping their kids home from school to protest California's COVID vaccine mandate, Mark Ridley-Thomas says he will 'immediately step back' from his L.A. City Council duties, and a group of female firefighters and civil rights advocates are calling for an LAFD chief's removal.
Today in L.A.: IATSE union avoids strike; Huntington Beach to consider offshore drilling ban; Female firefighters and advocates call on LAFD chief to step down; LAUSD vaccine mandate takes effect. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
What's happening today: Our investigation into allegations of misconduct against women at LAFD; Thousands of city workers remain unvaccinated; IATSE strike may start as soon as Monday; Rite-Aid pharmacy workers approve new pay raise contract. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
Here's your morning news: Former President Bill Clinton treated for infection at UC Irvine Medical Center; Accusations of hazing and abuse of female L.A. Fire Department members; Red Flag warnings as Santa Ana winds arrive; Check swing puts Dodgers over the Giants in nailbiter to advance to NLCS. Support the show: https://support.laist.com/laistnav
We're joined by LAFD Captain Donald "Dilly" Dillenberger, Pilot Joel Smith, & Firefighter Alex Salas. These guys were the 1st in Truck Company (Truck 73) on a man trapped in a vertical storm channel during a torrential downpour in May of 2015. These guys rush to find a guy hanging onto a wood plank for dear life with water rushing by at 25-30 mph. Firefighter Salas throws the guy a rope from a distance, in the pouring rain, over a fence, down in the river, and hits the guy square in the chest just as he loses his grip on the plank. They then attempt a rescue that is not advised in any manual, has not been attempted before, and is not practiced. They have to save a man trapped in a storm channel with completely vertical walls, NO rescue or access point, in rising, freezing, rapid water, in pouring rain, with no stable anchor points to tie off a rope. Firefighter Smith puts a harness on Dilly, who says an epic line and jumps in the storm channel and grabs the guy. Now the rest of the guys have to get Dilly and the victim out, with no time to spare, and the freezing water raging on both of them. Here's where the story really gets crazy & has roof ladders being lowered, & Smith almost falling in. We have audio clips from the incident (and video) & Dilly gives great insight into the Swift Water rescue plan and system within LAFD. Including the incident that set the whole plan in motion. We also learn why teamwork and knowing every part of your job as a firefighter is important.
ICYMI: The Mo'Kelly Show Presents – Thoughts on Tesla relocating to Texas AND the strict new Los Angeles County “Vaccine Mandates”…PLUS – A California man is suing a psychic for fraud on KFI AM 640 – Live everywhere on the iHeartRadio app
Pres. Biden got his COVID-19 Pfizer booster shot. There has been vaccine resistance from both the LAFD and the LAPD. There's been a major development in the Porter Ranch gas leak case. Police shot & killed someone at the US Surf Open over the weekend.
The City has mandated that the LAFD get vaccinated. The mandate is overwhelmingly opposed by the firefighters, who have formed “Firefighters for Freedom” to sue the City. We talk to LAFD's Marc Samama and the group's attorney, Kevin McBride, who say the mandate violates the CA and US Constitutions. Support Hidden Truth Show by going to http://www.patreon.com/hiddentruthshow and pledging just $5/month and receive access to Jim and special content and a Hidden Truth cap!Website: http://www.hiddentruthshow.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/hiddentruthshowInstagram: http://www.instagram.com/hiddentruthshow
This is Coronavirus 411, the latest COVID-19 info and new hotspots for September 27th, 2021. Health officials in the U.S. say supply isn't a problem. There are more than 40 million doses of vaccines available, so that's enough to give qualified older Americans boosters and the first rounds for young children when the vaccine is approved for them. More than 70 million Americans remain unvaccinated. Breakthrough cases in the vaccinated are still rare but growing less rare. In fact, experts expect them to be even more common in the near future, saying most people will become infected at some point in their lives. But the appeal is still that vaccines will help keep cases from being severe. The CDC's latest data found unvaccinated people are 10 times more likely to be hospitalized from the virus. So if healthcare workers keep quitting, some of them because of vaccine mandates, who'll take care of patients? In New York, the possible answer is The National Guard. They're looking into that, as well as bringing in professionals from other states and countries, and reactivating retired nurses. Some 16% of the state's hospital staff have not been fully vaccinated. In California, first responders also remain disproportionately reluctant to get vaccinated. Public health officials have identified more than 200 outbreaks at police or fire agencies throughout Los Angeles County since the start of the pandemic. Vaccination rates for LAPD an LAFD employees generally lag behind the 68% of eligible county residents who've gotten their shots. Also, lots of vaccine reluctance in the NBA, a league that's trying to figure out what to do about it. There are 10% or so of players that are still holding out. And that doesn't make basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar too happy. He says “there's no room for players” who pass on the vaccine. And as influencers, he says they're “failing to live up to the responsibilities that come with celebrity.” In the United States cases were down 18%, deaths are up 23%, and hospitalizations are down 15% over 14 days. The 7-day average of new cases has been trending down since September 13. There are 9,858,405 active cases in the United States. With not all states reporting daily numbers, the five states with the greatest increase in per capita hospitalizations over 14 days are Vermont at 45%, Montana 24%, Maine 23%. West Virginia 21%. And Pennsylvania and North Dakota 20%. Vermont and Maine are among the most fully vaccinated states. The top 10 counties with the highest number of recent cases per capita according to The New York Times: Cleburne, AL. Whitley, KY. Magoffin, KY. Custer, MT. Braxton, WV. Kodiak Island Borough, AK. Lewis, WV. Russell, KY. Big Horn, WY. And Harlan, KY. There have been at least 688,032 deaths in the U.S. recorded as Covid-related. The top 3 vaccinating states by percentage of population that's been fully vaccinated: Vermont unchanged at 69.1%, Connecticut at 68.2%, and Maine at 68%. The bottom 3 vaccinating states are West Virginia still unchanged at 40.2%, Wyoming at 41%, and Idaho at 41.1%. The percentage of the U.S. that's been fully vaccinated is 55%. The 5 countries with the largest recent 24-hour increase in the number of fully vaccinated people: Australia and St. Lucia up 2%, and Azerbaijan, Australia, and Oceana 1%. Globally, cases were down 16% and deaths were down 10% over 14 days, with the 7-day average trending down since August 27. There are 18,614,780 active cases around the world. The five countries with the most new cases: The U.K. 32,417. India 27,022. Turkey 25,861. The United States 24,343. And Russia 22,498. There have now been at least 4,747,726 deaths reported as Covid-related worldwide. For the latest updates, subscribe... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Jack Wise is a retired LA City Fire Battalion Chief, and part of the LAFD Fire Hogs motorcycle club that's riding to NYC to honor the first responders killed on 9/11. He joined the Tim Conway Jr. Show from their stop in New Mexico!
Subscribe to the LA Newsletter! Read Edition 2 in your browser.Have a question about LA that you've never had a good answer to? You hear a lot from us, but we want to hear from you, too. Leave us a voicemail with a question, and we'll answer it on the show: 323-250-2106Below you can find links to all subjects discussed on LA Podcast #189.Headlines:Here's what's in this year's state proposals to un-fudge local zoning in California, SB 9 + SB 10.What are the rules now in California after SCOTUS nuked the federal eviction moratorium? Even though Sheriff Alex said they weren't, it seems like deputy gangs are still getting inked.Listener Question:An update on Measure J and the City of LA community reinvestment funds from LAPD's budget. As promised, here are links to two documents that can help you understand what's going on.City of LA approved proposal to spend $150 million from LAPD, 05/2021LA County Measure J spending plan and press release.Deep Dive:After an Los Angeles City Fire Captain issued an impassioned plea (in his LAFD logowear) against getting the COVID-19 vaccine, we check in on the status of vaccine mandates in LA City and County, the frat-boy culture inside LAFD, and a coronavirus outbreak in the LAPD.
It's just the 2 of us talking about the latest controversy sweeping thru the FD ranks, vaccination mandates. Notably, we discuss a recent social media video posted by a member of Danny's department. We talk about the motivation behind these videos as well as pandemic clout chasing, checking sources, fake news, algorithms, doing your own research, & knowing who pays the person you're listening to. We talk about how misinformation works & spreads & why it's driving some FD members to extremes. We discuss the LAFD social media policy, the social media captain, the internet room, the Personal Standards Division, & we also debunk some of the most popular reasons guys on the job give for refusing to take the shot. This episode just got FDA approval.
Spectrum 1's Kelvin Washington fills in for Bill Handel and is joined by Wayne Resnick and Jennifer Jones Lee to cover news topics that include: Breakthrough infections rise in Los Angeles County; young adults are the most infected, an LAFD Captain may face discipline for video criticizing vaccine mandates, and a data breach has exposed Cal State Chico students who requested religious exemptions from getting the COVID vaccine.
Kevin Green was a rookie firefighter with the LAFD who was off duty one night out on a date when he witnessed a car crash on the freeway late at night. After pulling his truck over to help, a drunk driver crashed into the disabled vehicle, knocking it into Kevin & crushing his leg against his own truck. What happens after is a story of survival, recovery, & the importance of the fire family as Kevin frees himself from the wreckage, helps the original victim, then treats his own shattered leg. Once en route to the trauma center the firefighters treating Kevin notify his station as well as his previous department, the Compton FD. Members from both departments meet Kevin at the hospital with his family, and stay with him every step of the way. We talk about the multiple surgeries and attempted surgeries Kevin endured, as well as not knowing if he would lose his leg. He describes hearing conversations while he was supposed to be completely unconscious but was only paralyzed. We also talk about the long road to recovery that saw Kevin miraculously return to work in a year. We talk about martial arts, discipline, growing up in Compton, filming a reality show as a rookie fireman, Compton FD stories, LAFD vs CFD drill towers, fat guys with Black Belts, Serra HS career day, Ernie Reyes, & we get a mention for one of Ben's MAC trauma centers, Harbor UCLA. Kevin is an awesome guy & his positive outlook on life is infectious as are his stories about growing up as a karate kid in Compton. This episode stands strong.
Paul Chepikian is a Greek Armenian immigrant, born in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and growing up in Cairo, Egypt and Beirut, Lebanon until his family came to the United States when he was eight years old — and he grew up in New Jersey. When he was ten years old, his parents were arguing and he became concerned and afraid. He dialed the Operator on the phone (there was no 911 in 1965), and asked for the Police to come to his house. Two Police Officers came, and they calmed everything down, made things better, and were sure that Paul was okay before they left in the snowy night. That experience of the officers making things better stuck, and Paul wanted to be a police officer. His life took different directions, but he has always had experiences with making things better, partly with the Los Angeles Crisis Response Team as a volunteer, supporting the LAPD and LAFD in traumatic situations to support family, neighbors and friends immediately following an event. The inquiry was about coming to this as peace builders, and wanting every child to feel safe when there is a crisis. For everyone, especially children, when people are frightened, how do we help them feel safe again? Check the calendar of Events at www.peacealliance.org - join us at our next Hope Story Circle and share your emerging stories!
We get more firefighter life lessons as Danny breaks down a call that could've gone a couple of different ways but had a positive outcome as he got a meth addict into recovery. We also talk mentoring, what made each of us quit drinking and partying too much, the LAFD tattoo policy, why Danny tells patients he's from the hood, why you can't always cancel the engine or truck company on a "routine" medical run, tailgating, gun violence at Raider games, eating food from an Iron Chef (but Ben calls it Top Chef), being your best, good and bad energy, actually talking to patients, cool security guards, fitness, how to not get drunk when literally everyone wants to buy you a drink, & Danny seriously goes full motivational podcast host on multiple rants where Ben compares him to everyone from Highway To Heaven's Michael Landon to Russel Brand. We also hear about Danny's past as a personal trainer. This episode will pump you up.
Join host David Barrett as he navigates the complex environment of illegal fireworks in Los Angeles. David is joined by three important guests, including LA City Area Prosecutor and Deputy City Attorney Gabrielle Taylor, Deputy Chief for the Office of Operations of the LAPD, Beatrice Girmala, and Public Information Officer Erik Scott of the Los Angeles City Fire Department. Fireworks may seem like an impossible issue to remedy, but there is progress being made. Increased enforcement for distributors and sellers, expanded education for children and adults, and back for 2021 - live, professional fireworks shows. If you have an interest in seeing the use of fireworks decline in L.A., this is the podcast you've been waiting for. Support the show (https://www.mysafela.org/donate/)
We get some good firefighter life lessons from Danny for people starting out on the job who want to hear from an 18 year LAFD veteran. We talk about the levels of a fire career, how important mentorship is between young firefighters and veterans, what it's like when your dad has a big reputation with the department, how people are inspired by Danny on social media but not by Ben, Subway tuna, chauvinism, early relief, station intimidation situations, & individual fire station subcultures. Plus we hear a bizarre story about a scheduling mishap resulting in a misunderstanding, which led to Danny being public enemy #1 of an entire station & their efforts to get to him to uh deal with the imagined problem, which lasted for months. This episode is pretty LAFD specific, but the lessons are for people working anywhere.
Juneteenth is officially a holiday let's take that in for a moment. On today's episode we get into the latest scandal in the LAFD, what John Legend is bringing to the screen, and Marie and I discuss the topic of straddling the fence in relationships. Don't miss out.
Dana and Jessica learn that they are both equally scared by their own husbands prowling around in silence around their homes. Dana is having pangs of Mani pedi envy while Jessica is furious that she accidentally bought a sleeveless t-shirt. Weirdo of the week is a chicken nugget that went for thousands of dollars thanks to its shape. Where Are They Now Corner is strike two for the MP from Quebec zooming through life unawares of his computer's camera. Rave #1 is the LA Fire Dept. Foundation, a group who sells t-shirts to raise money for the underfunded needs of LAFD from training to technology. Rave #2 is the surprise add ons to a single item purchase from Ebay and the sellers reason for sending them.
Retired LAFD Engineer Kelly Kilmartin tells us a harrowing story from the 1st night of the LA riots (4/29/92). Assigned to Engine 250, he began to pump water to a market fire in South Central LA, when he was approached by a man with an AK47 assault rifle who told him to let the fire burn. He proceeds to rob Kelly and his captain of their radios at gunpoint, then runs off. As Kelly begins to shut down, he hears the front of the truck get shelled by machine gunfire. He jumps in the cab and calls for help on the radio but is told that no help is available. Hear the rest of this incredible story, how Kelly and his crew survive? When does SWAT show up? Who hides them from the attackers? We also hear from his wife who randomly runs into the gunman years later on jury duty. This story is a wild snapshot of the craziest night in LAFD or American firefighting history.
LAFD Engineer Rob Medrano was the 3rd engineer to arrive at a fully involved, single family dwelling structure fire in south central LA. Entering the backyard to do some exterior fireground work, he discovers almost all of the occupants of the house in the backyard, barely escaping the flames. Then one resident tells him they're missing 2 people inside. Without hesitation, Rob enters the house alone, with no air bottle or mask, & locates 2 trapped victims inside. He makes 2 more entries, ALL without an air bottle into a fully involved house fire, & rescues a woman & performs CPR in the backyard. We hear this incredible story in full detail as well as Rob's hospitalization for smoke inhalation, & how this led to him receiving the LAFD Medal of Merit for his bravery. We also learn some more young firefighter Danny stories, the importance of working at busy stations, life as a firefighter in South Central LA, & a detailed breakdown of LAFD structure fire operations. Take a deep breath for this one.
We are joined by LAFD legend, our dad, Benny Gonzalez. A 32 year veteran of the fire service, he breaks down how he wound up in LAFD instead of the Vietnam war, what the drill tower was like in the 70's, life in Downtown LA before gentrification, firefighting & living in the actual 1984 Olympic village, diversity posters, dangerous fire engine driving, & more. We also get a full breakdown of the famous Naval Reserve building fire which is now the LAFD headquarters named after the firefighter who died there, as well as a breakdown of the First Interstate fire, the most famous high rise fire in LA history, PLUS a firsthand account of the LA riots in 92. BUT THERE'S MORE, he also breaks down how he rescued Michael Jackson when he burned his hair filming a Pepsi ad. This episode is full of LAFD history that few discuss. Also, who is his favorite? Strap in.
Kay tries to explain that she really doesn't like it when strangers get into her personal life, which doesn't happen often, and Carol literally bullies her so badly that she cries. Not really. Kay has once again stolen another friend, but that doesn't matter because Los Angeles is burning to the ground anyway. Yay! Did you know 60% of LAFD calls are for homeless encampments? Did you know Kay's new favorite show is That Damn Michael Che? No. You didn't, so don't pretend like you did. Remember to SUBSCRIBE to the Patreon by clicking here. Follow us on social media: Twitter, Instagram.Follow Kay's personal accounts for Twitter and Instagram.Contact us with your questions, concerns, photos, videos, or to let us know about the stories we're missing! Carol & Kay depend on donations and support from listeners like you, so please feel free to donate here. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/kaysmythekaysmythe)
We're joined by world-traveling LAFD Firefighter Dan Ferrari (@wander_man_dan) who tells us all about how he uses the flexibility of the firefighter schedule to plan solo trips around the world. We learn all about how to get to exotic locales usually closed off to tourists. How to find the best fishing, scuba diving, & adventure spots, and get the best tips from local guides. Dan tells us all about the different travel jobs he does abroad (scuba divemaster, sport fishing guide, lifeguard instructor). What's it like to train Ghanaian Marines how to swim in the ocean off the coast of Africa? What about traveling thru the Australian Outback? Sportfishing in the Kingdom of Oman? This guy has done it all, all while working as an LAFD firefighter. Get your passports ready.
OPERATION: VACCINATION is an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the nation's largest drive-thru vaccination site at Dodger Stadium in downtown Los Angeles. The Los Angeles City Fire Department took KFI-AM 640's Steve Gregory on a personal tour of the site's infrastructure and Gregory interviewed those who work 7 days a week to insure Angelenos get vaccinated. Gregory also spoke with Tanya Alcorn, Vice President of Pfizer's BioPharma Global Supply Chain, about her team's work to create the specially designed shipping containers for the Pfizer vaccine.
The Emergency Preparedness Network started by Paul Dutton is Helping Communities Be Ready. Dutton is a 20 year experienced veteran to Disasters and has been a Community Emergency Response Teams [C.E.R.T.] Instructor for almost 20 years training over 700 people in Disaster Preparedness as a C.E.R.T. Instructor, Red Cross Instructor, and a Professional Consultant!Paul draws on his own experiences as a Program Manager, C.E.R.T. Coordinator, Instructor, Community-Wide Emergency Drill planner, and personal experiences from the Station Fire, The Creek Fire, Woolsey Fire and so much more over the last 20 years working with L.A.S.D., La County Fire, and LAFD, SCE, SCAL Gas, Water Districts, School Districts, and municipalities, on a wide range of Incidents affecting all of us! This is the stuff you need to know to GET YOUR FAMILY READY!Web - https://www.alignable.com/la-crescenta-ca/paul-duttonTwitter - https://twitter.com/PaulDut41726582Facebook -https://www.facebook.com/pg/PaulDuttonRealEstate/posts/YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3OameEpu7GvLJqZBvKVzcw/featuredTodd De VoeWebsite - https://toddtdevoe.com/Website- www.crisis-cafe.comSpeak N Spark-https://bit.ly/3sTVUfrLinkedIn - https://bit.ly/3sVHL1gEM WeeklyWebsite - https://bit.ly/3jj5ItlTwitter - https://bit.ly/31z8MeXFacebook - https://bit.ly/3dMlbRPLinkedIn - https://bit.ly/34mXyfzYouTube - https://bit.ly/2FQDhWdSister ShowsEM Student Web - https://bit.ly/2Hw0sFxTwitter - https://bit.ly/31z8MeXFacebook - https://bit.ly/3dMlbRPLinkedIn - https://bit.ly/34mXyfzYouTube - https://bit.ly/2FQDhWdThe Business Continuity ShowTwitter - https://bit.ly/3ojEIO2Facebook - https://bit.ly/2Tjqv5HLinkedIn - https://bit.ly/34mXyfzYouTube - https://bit.ly/3mePJyGSponsors Outer Limit Supply https://bit.ly/2FR26Bp Coupon Code “EMWEEKLY” If you would like to become a sponsor or advertiser Call Sitch Radio (714) 643-2500 X 1
We have veteran LAFD Captain Charles Bosworth, former mentor to Danny & current peer counseling group leader for the LAFD wellness & mental health unit. He tells us an incredible swift water rescue story from his 1st year as a captain. A rescue that resulted in Medals of Valor for his crew who put their lives in such a risky situation that even other firefighters and swift water rescue teams couldn't believe that they pulled it off! It's a story that must be heard. He also talks about how the stress of so many dangerous incidents takes it toll, and why he now works to help his fellow firefighters manage it. We talk about the new number one cause of death in the fire service, why so many firefighters get divorced, & why some people struggle with life after retirement. We also talk about the new LAFD wellness resource center, & the impact this program is having on its members. But seriously, Capt Boz tells maybe the craziest rescue story we've ever heard on the show. You'll need to put a harness on.
Los Angeles Fire Department Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas details the department's vaccine distribution plan for members, which focuses on education, influence and incentives. He reflects on the LAFD members who lost their lives to COVID-19, and shares a message that one member expressed prior to his passing. Chief Terrazas also explains how the department has responded to the mental health impacts on members during the ongoing crisis. This episode of the Side Alpha Podcast is sponsored by EFJohnson, a JVCKENWOOD company. As a leader in mission-critical communications for more than 90 years, we have made it our mission to make safe, simple. Visit EFJohnson online at www.efjohnson.com.
CityTalk:LA en Español es un podcast quincenal que comparte ideas e información sobre cómo estar seguro en las emergencias que afectan su hogar o la comunidad entera. Esta edición de CityTalk:LA en Español es “¡Preparados, Listos, Vamos: Estar preparados para evacuar en un incendio forestal!" Conociendo los riesgos de vivir en, o cerca de áreas de incendios forestales, ¿cómo podemos prepararnos a nosotros mismos, nuestras familias, nuestras mascotas y nuestros hogares? ¿Cuando es hora de ir? Compartiremos información invaluable de MySafe:LA y nuestro invitado, Marcus Meza, un Bombero del Departamento de Bomberos de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles, con 18 años de servicio. CityTalk:LA en Español está disponible en el sitio web MySafe:LA, www.mysafela.org, y en los principales portales de podcasts.----CityTalk:LA en Español is a bi-weekly Spanish language podcast that shares insights and information about how to be safe in emergencies affecting your home or the entire community. This edition of CityTalk:LA en Español is “Ready,Set, Go: Be prepared to evacuate from a wildfire!” Knowing the risks of living in or near wildfire areas, how can we prepare ourselves, our families, our pets, and our homes? When is it time to go? We’ll share invaluable information from MySafe:LA and our guest, Marcus Meza, an 18 year Firefighter with the Los Angeles Fire Department. CityTalk:LA en Español is available on the MySafe:LA Web site, www.mysafela.org, and on all major podcast portals.------------------------------------------Recursos/ResourcesMySafe:LA https://www.mysafela.org/ready-set-go/Los Angeles Fire Department https://www.lafd.org/safety/fire-safetyRed Flag/Bandera Rojahttps://ers.lafd.org/redflag/CAL OES Resources/Recursos de CAL Oficina de Servicios de Emergenciashttps://wildfirerecovery.caloes.ca.gov/espanol/
READY, SET, GOAre you ready if a wildfire comes? This week Cara, Allyn, and Jessica cover MySafe:LA's READY, SET, GO program, including why LA has a nonstop fire season, how to prepare for evacuation, and what to have in your go bag. Send this episode to a loved one who needs to ready their home for an emergency!
Hello Gorgeous SOULS!Welcome back to the Divine Strength Podcast! Ladies, I'm so pumped because on today's episode release I had the honor of chatting with my good friend Jessica Brown! Jessie Brown is a registered nurse with twenty years experience in the critical care hospital setting. Having worked across the globe as a travel nurse, she has been a lifelong student of both Western and Eastern medicine. She began studying yoga and meditation nine years ago and has now fully integrated it into her practice of holistic healing. Jessie earned a 200-hour YTT certification in Vinyasa Yoga and is certified in Trauma Informed Yoga and BodySense. She studies Yoga Nidra Meditation with Jana Roemer and earned her certification through a sixty-hour course. She is Co-Founder and Board Member of the non-profit, Worthy Beyond Purpose with the mission to transform the world through mindfulness and meditation practices. Across Los Angeles, Jessie teaches public yoga and meditation classes at several studios, including the Yoga Nest, SoulPlay, and Ecole Claire Fontaine School in Venice. She volunteers at A Place Called Home after school youth center, Santa Monica YMCA and the LAFD. She created and co-led the Yoga Nidra Meditation Retreat, Root to Rise, held in Treasure Beach, Jamaica last March and uses her holistic medical background to guide others through transformative workshops. Connect with Jessica here_ig @jessielovelight. FB Jessica Carroll.website- https://www.lovejessiebrown.com/The DIVINE STRENGTH CLOTHING LINE is officially OPEN!http://www.divinestrengthmovement.comClick above and shop away love!
We had a conversation about fire prevention at home with David Ortiz (LAFD firefighter) The Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD or LA City Fire) provides emergency medical services, fire cause determination, fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous materials mitigation, and rescue services to the city of Los Angeles, California, United States. The Los Angeles Fire Department was founded in 1886 and is one of the largest municipal fire departments in the United States, after the New York City Fire Department and the Chicago Fire Department. Here we can find some helpful links: http://lafd.org https://www.fema.gov
In this episode we talk to Jason Teter. Jason is a fireman with LAFD, he is a rescue diver, adventurer, husband, father and a dynamic deep thinker. Jason talks a lot about his lifelong desire to learn what is behind the things that he and others around him believe, not to just understand it on the surface but to really dig deep and learn what is foundational. He also explains what motivated him to take a bike ride across the nation to New York for the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and a handful of life lessons he learned along the way. (links below or on our website thefireyoucarry.com)Jason's blog of his 9/11 memorial ride. Nole's interview on the Mighty Oaks Show.Big thank you to Facedown Records and My Epic for the use of their song "Hail" for our intro/outro!
This time, I'm doing something a little different. It's been a tough fire season here in southern California and it's not over. I'm helping out my friends up the road at the Los Angeles Fire Department. They're doing a fundraiser, selling "LAFD Strong" t-shirts to buy more and better equipment. So, if you're in SoCal, listen up. If not, you are, of course, welcome to listen too, as I talk with Assistant Chief Wade White, who oversees the LAFD's Supply and Maintenance Division. I think this certainly beats fill-the boot campaigns. If you'd like to contribute—and get a t-shirt—go to The LAFD Foundation's website at http://www.supportlafd.org (supportlafd.org). All the info you need is right there. Support this podcast
"Lucky" Leroy Rogers is a Captain with the LAFD who's had 2 separate major medical/trauma events, that happened to HIM, in the span of a few years. 1st he tells us about having a full blown stroke, on duty, while beefing with his captain, and even driving the Ladder Truck with 1/2 of his face "out of service". He goes from refusing care, to having to learn how to walk again, & it changes his whole perspective on life. You'd think that'd be enough? Not for Lucky Leroy, he then has the thrill of breaking his arm, while having it crushed under his dune buggy out in the sand dunes of Glamis. BUT THERE'S MORE. His arm then swells to the size of his thigh as he develops compartment syndrome & he has to have an emergency fasciotomy to save his arm, the one he had to learn how to use again a few years prior. This is a hell of a story of a guy who can keep a good attitude no matter whats happened to him. He then breaks down how he was able to come back to LAFD after these incidents, & his role now as a Special Duty Captain with the Fire Prevention Bureau. This one has life lessons, & a cautionary tale, & a lot of clowning because Leroy is hilarious. ('I broke my arm, no big deal bro")This episode swells up fast.
In Episode 6 we interview LAFD firefighter Dave Danielson who has used his 25+ years of experience in the United States NAVY (2 tours in Iraq) as a hospital corpsman, helicopter crew chief and gunner, to help support his current position within the LAFD and to serve his community. Dave shares details about LAFD and how they've grown over the years from primarily a firefighting outfit to being a complex and highly capable "All emergency department" with an abundance of modern resources. Dave also discusses the the development of the TEMS team (Tactical Emergency Medical Services) and how they have helped support LAPD SWAT as well as other local Police Departments in providing rapid medical support during critical incidents such as active shooter events. And finally, Dave touches on the LAFD drone program that he has helped develop and how this innovative approach not only helps with firefighting, but that drone technology is becoming much farther reaching in broader public safety efforts.Here's a link to LAFD's website for more information on educational and other resources to help keep you and your family safe: www.lafd.orgEnjoy the episode!WDF Podcast inquiries: email@example.com WDF Podcast website: www.withdeadlyforce.com ITTS Firearms training inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org ITTS Firearms training website: www.internationaltactical.com Copyright 2020 International Tactical Training Seminars, Inc.
Del Seymour got interested in politics early in his life, in the 1960s in Chicago. In this podcast, Del walks us through the early years of his life. He attended a Catholic school in Chicago and went to seminary to be a priest. But that didn't last long, and he soon joined the military as a medic. After that, he moved to Los Angeles to get away from the snow and cold weather. Within his first year, he became a firefighter/paramedic with LAFD, one of the first several dozen in a program that was new at the time. When he became a single parent, his sister in Oakland helped with his kids, and Del soon moved up to the Bay Area to be with them. Del ends this episode with a strange twist, at least for this podcast. Please join us Thursday for Part 2, when Del will describe his move to San Francisco and what he's done here since then, especially in and around the Tenderloin. This podcast was produced in partnership with an exciting new project that launches today. It's called Represent Collaborative, and it's a storytelling platform that covers issues of racial and social justice. We recorded this episode on Zoom during quarantine in San Francisco in August 2020. Photography by Michelle Kilfeather
We have 2nd year LAFD firefighter Hunter Feldman & OCFA rookie Robbie Hays. These guys were both LAFD explorers under the tutelage of Danny as well as both being paramedic interns under him. We learn their 2 different paths to the FD, what Danny is like as a teacher, how scared each of us have been in a fire station at different times and why, & if Ben used to be in shape. We learn the best way to get on the FD, & the difference in the process between now & the early 2000's. We also get to feel super old in this one, like old old. Strap in & learn something useful.
LA City Paramedic's social media racist rant and derogatory comments about Kamala Harris; DA Paul Howard Ousted, Georgia State Trooper kills black man over broken tail light and more newsSupport the show viaVenmo - sgtdorseyspeaksCash App - $sgtdorseyspeaksPaypal - sgtcheryldorseySgt Dorsey’s Autobiography available ~ http://bit.ly/2AGhYmQIG @sgtcheryldorsey Please checkout Custom Tie Dye - Hoodies, T-shirts, Coffee Mugs and more @Boss.inkk_ on IGFor over two decades, Retired Los Angeles Police Department(LAPD) Sergeant Cheryl Dorsey worked exclusively in patrol and specialized units in all four Bureaus within the City of Los Angeles; South, Central, West and Valley. In addition to various patrol division assignments, Sgt. Dorsey was assigned to the infamous gang unit in Operations South Bureau; known as Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums (C.R.A.S.H.) under the command of Police Chief Daryl F. GatesSgt. Dorsey is a highly sought police expert on significant criminal justice issues making national headlines. She has been a frequent commentator on CNN, Fox News, OWN, CNN International, HLNTV, Law and Crime Network, Inside Edition, MSNBC as well as appearing on KPCC, Democracy Now, Tom Joyner Morning Show and KABC Talk Radio w/ Dr. Drew.Sgt. Dorsey has also been seen on Brazilian TVGlobo, Tavis Smiley, Dr. Drew, Dr. Phil and TD Jakes Shows, BET Network’s docu-series “Finding Justice” as well as TV Crime Series; “It Takes A Killer”, “Corrupt Crimes” and “Dead Files”.Cheryl Dorsey has written an autobiography entitled, “Black and Blue, The Creation of A Social Advocate" which chronicles her 20- year LAPD journey.“Black and Blue, The Creation of A Social Advocate" is available on Amazon.com https://www.amazon.com/Black-Blue-Creation-Social-Advocate/dp/1725511819
WOW! You get to meet LAFD Engineer, Outrigger Canoe WORLD CHAMP, Bodybuilder, mom, & all around bad ass MF, Julie Wolfe! Julie tells us how she was one of the 1st LAFD women, working the toughest houses & promoting to engineer. She shares an incredible rescue story from a hotel fire, then drops in her own WILD rescue story as an Outrigger Canoe'r. This interview BLEW US AWAY, US.
We answer questions sent in by our audience & learn: how to give a great (medic) radio report, why standup comedy is brutal, how Danny was "Mr High School", which one of us can rap, which LAFD station is the best, the different levels of help you can ask LAPD for, how many patients have attacked Danny, & who threw rocks at the rig & how many did they throw?
We Cover: * Where you begin does not have to be where you end up * How to turn your passions into opportunities to help others * Developing a giving mindset And much more Sean Lee born in Taiwan in 1970 i came to the USA when i was 14 which was 1984. started Purist Group on September 7th, 2012. Purist have been working with the follow brands: Michelin USA, Nitro Tire, Yokohama Tire, Jay Leno's garage, K&N filter, AEM, Meguiars Wax, Mothers Wax, Adams Polish, Petersen museum, ROWW foundation and many more. Some of the cities Purist Group works with are: El Monte, City Of Industry, La Puente, La Habra, Long Beach Purist Group currently supports the following agencies: LA food bank, LAPD, LASD, LAFD, Long Beach PD In addition to being the founder of Purist Group, Sean is a board member for City of industry CRIA board. A board member for industry sheriff YAL (youth activity league). A board member sheriff YAL. The vice president sales and marketing for air tiger express Stay connected with Sean: Website: https://www.puristgroup.com (https://www.puristgroup.com) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/puristgroup/ (https://www.facebook.com/puristgroup/) Instagram: @PuristGroup Catch up on past conversations as well as see the entire lineup of contributors at the "A Handful of Hope" website: https://jessebrisendine.lpages.co/a-handful-of-hope (https://jessebrisendine.lpages.co/a-handful-of-hope) Stay connected with Jesse: Website: https://jessebrisendine.com/ (https://jessebrisendine.com/) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jessebrisendine (https://www.facebook.com/jessebrisendine) Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JesseBrisendineCoaching/ (https://www.facebook.com/JesseBrisendineCoaching/) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/jessebrisendine/ (https://www.instagram.com/jessebrisendine/) Twitter: https://twitter.com/jessebris (https://twitter.com/jessebris) Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/JesseBrisendine (https://www.youtube.com/user/JesseBrisendine) Subscribe to my newsletter: https://jessebrisendine.com/free-updates/ (https://jessebrisendine.com/free-updates/)
Cpt. Adam VanGerpen is a Fire Captain with the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) and also currently 2nd Vice President with United Firefighters of Los Angeles (UFLAC), Local 112. Adam has been a firefighter with LAFD for 20 years and has served many roles both with fire service and with the UFLAC, and was even a firefighter in the Marine Corp.This podcast interview was a great insight into what has been going on in with the LA Fire Service during these unprecedented times where they are responding to calls during COVID-19, large fires that burned several firefighters, and having riots going on all at the same time. You can learn more about the UFLCAC Fire Foundation here: https://www.uflac.org/charitableCpt. VanGerpen give us his extensive background and goes into what its like to serve during the last several months and all the different ways that the LAFD responds, serves, and helps keep Los Angeles safer.Stay tuned! You don't want to miss the great interview with an awesome guest! Topics Covered:Cpt. VanGerpen background and historyFrom Marines to Burbank Airport to LAFDFrank Hotchkin Memorial Training CenterLA Fire resources and covering 500 square milesEmergency Management DepartmentCOVID testing and EMSFirefighter infections from COVID and LA rates risingFire Station 9 and Fire Explosion InjuriesInvestigation into the explosion and butane honey oilUFLAC Fire Foundation and Burn Fundhttps://www.uflac.org/charitableUpdate on burned firefightersCommunity interaction with riots and callsFrankie Lima makes cameo appearanceInteresting rescue operations and some fun notesHelp us grow the Fire Fighter Kingdom Tribe by sharing with others and also visit us on our YouTube channel and other social websites below. Thanks and see you soon!iTunes PodcastFaceBook PageYouTube ChannelVisit FireFighter Kingdom Website
CityTalk:LA en Español es un nuevo podcast semanal en español que comparte ideas y también informa sobre cómo estar seguro en emergencias que afectan a su hogar o a la comunidad. Organizado por tres miembros del equipo de MySafe:LA cuyos antecedentes incluyen un Técnico de Emergencias Médicas, especialista en alcance comunitario, y una educadora comunitaria. Esta edición de CityTalk:LA, en Español, “La Juventud y el COVID-19”, analiza los efectos de la pandemia de COVID-19 en los niños: su salud física y mental, el uso seguro del internet, y su educación. Cuenta con el invitado especial Dr. David Bliss, director del Programa de Trauma en el Hospital de Niños de Los Ángeles y profesor clínico de cirugía en la Escuela de Medicina Keck de la USC. CityTalk:LA en Español está disponible en el sitio web MySafe:LA y en todos los principales portales de podcast.--CityTalk:LA en Español is a new weekly Spanish language podcast sharing insights and information about how to be safe in emergencies affecting your home or the entire community. Hosted by a trio of MySafe:LA team members whose backgrounds include Emergency Medical Technician, grass roots outreach, and community education. This edition of CityTalk:LA en Español, “Kids and COVID-19”, looks at the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on kids: their physical and mental health, their safety while online, and their education. It features special guest Dr. David Bliss, director of the Trauma Program at Children’s Hospital, Los Angeles and Clinical Professor of Surgery at USC’s Keck School of Medicine. CityTalk:LA en Español is available on the MySafe:LA Web site and on all major podcast portals.
Why are people dying in house fires? Is it because they fall asleep while smoking? Do they catch fire while cooking? Or, is it about having working smoke alarms? Come on... tell the truth - have you disconnected your smoke alarms? Do they bug you with false alarms? Learn how that's no longer an issue and why smoke alarms can save your life! Our three slightly crazy hosts, Cara, Allyn, and Jessica talk smoke and why fire burns but smoke kills and if you pay attention, EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY.ABOUT MYSAFE:LAMySafe:LA is a non-profit 501c3 public charity that specializes in fire and life safety. We teach students about home fire safety, older adults about staying safe and how to manage a disaster, high school students how to perform CPR, and all of the above to the general public. We also develop training materials for firefighters and first responders. MySafe:LA takes no funding from a fire department's general fund. We survive on grants and gifts. If you enjoyed listing to this episode of Everything is Okay, please consider a gift. Every dollar helps us. To learn more about supporting us, visit our donation page.
Jennifer McNamara is the widow of John McNamara who, with her 11 year old son Jack, lives in Suffolk County, New York. When John died, Jennifer began to fulfill her deathbed promise to him to continue his mission. To that end, Jennifer has been a voice on behalf of 9/11 responders, appearing at various public events and doing numerous interviews to raise awareness about sick and dying men and women. She also created and is the driving force behind the FDNY Firefighter John F. McNamara Foundation. Jennifer currently works as a labor director for local government and is also government attorney who has a long career focusing on federal employment litigation defense; serves as a family advocate for the Firefighter Cancer Foundation; a Widow Trustee of the 9/11 Responders Remembered Park Committee; and previously served as Secretary and Legal Counsel of the FDNY Foundation, an FDNY captive non-profit, which raises funds for fire safety education and runs the Fire Zone in Rockefeller Center. Jennifer is the Chair of the Annual 14th Wish Gala to raise funds devoted to the building of the Community Center. Held each year in March, the Gala, a formal event, includes higcalarh end silent auction items, dinner, dancing and, as always, a few surprises. She serves on as an advisory board member to a support group created to assist family members, survivors and Responders of the 2017 Las Vegas concert shooting. The Foundation's mission is to honor the essence of who John was and carry on his inspiring work - not only to see the Community Center project grow to fruition, but to continue the selfless spirit of Johnny Mac by supporting other organizations dear to his heart- groups dedicated to the support of Firefighters and First Responders. After John died, hidden in his hospital bag, Jennifer found a list of things John wanted her to do if he did not survive. One of those things was to have a community center built in Blue Point, New York where John, Jenn and Jack lived. Jennifer formed the FDNY Firefighter John F. McNamara Foundation, also known as The Johnny Mac Foundation, to fulfill that wish. The Foundation is now tirelessly working to build the community center that John envisioned which will stand as a cornerstone of the community, family, and camaraderie just as John had. Links - FDNY Johnny Mac Foundation FDNY Johnny Mac Facebook Page Donate to the FDNY Johnny Mac Foundation HERE!
What are Disinfectants? Seriously. Do you know the real difference between cleaning and disinfecting? What ratios make a proper bleach dilution? Can you dye your hair with formaldehyde? What about drinking the stuff? Ack!!!! It may all sound crazy, but our three funny hosts, Cara, Allyn, and Jessica explain the truth about disinfectants and how they may affect you. In the end, you'll understand that EVERYTHING IS OKAY.ABOUT MYSAFE:LAMySafe:LA is a non-profit 501c3 public charity that specializes in fire and life safety. We teach students about home fire safety, older adults about staying safe and how to manage a disaster, high school students how to perform CPR, and all of the above to the general public. We also develop training materials for firefighters and first responders. MySafe:LA takes no funding from a fire department's general fund. We survive on grants and gifts. If you enjoyed listing to this episode of Everything is Okay, please consider a gift. Every dollar helps us. To learn more about supporting us, visit our donation page.
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