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Monthly Briefings

OCFA produces a monthly recap of what is happening in the department and in our communities.

  1. OCFA's September 2017 Monthly Briefing

    We review the lessons learned from OCFA’s first known fentanyl-related incident; we hear from the rescuers who were deployed to Hurricane Harvey; and we talk to Acting Fire Chief Dave Anderson about the organizational changes.

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  2. OCFA's August 2017 Monthly Briefing

    We review the lessons learned from an Irvine structure fire with Battalion Chief Ken Harrison; OCFA hosts Explorer Academy 19; and we showcase the new wildland alarm dispatch criteria.

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  3. OCFA's May 2017 Monthly Briefing

    Fire Captain/Paramedic Steve Concialdi reflects on the past 100 mock DUI crashes and talks about the future; Senior Chaplain Dave Keehn discusses how the Chaplain Program can assist the firefighters and community; and Battalion 9 Chief Tony Espinosa and Fire Captain Paramedic Darren Purcell talk about a fire in Santa Ana that had the potential to take out a city block. All this, plus we say goodbye to retiring Ops Chief Dave Thomas.

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  4. OCFA's March 2017 Monthly Briefing

    Assistant Chief of Support Services Mike Schroeder fills us in on the latest in Fleet Service; we review the lessons learned from the Knott’s Berry Farm rescue; and 34 recruits graduate to become probationary firefighters. All this plus the winner of the Rowing Challenge!

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  5. OCFA's January 2017 Monthly Briefing

    Assistant Chief Brian Young reviews Phase 2 of the EMS Service Delivery Enhancements, Engineer Brian Colgan reviews more on the Type 6, and we check in with Firefighter Academy 43. All this, plus our latest efforts in cancer prevention!

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  6. OCFA's Special Edition Monthly Briefing

    We pay tribute to the two firefighters we lost this month.