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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 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. OCFA's Special Edition Monthly Briefing

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

  5. OCFA's Movember 2016 Monthly Briefing

    We recap all the remembrance ceremonies for the fallen that took place in October; Battalion Chief Andy Kovacs and Fire Captain Dan Dufrene review the lessons learned from the Glassell incident in Orange; and we shine a light on everyone OCFA is doing to prevent cancer. All this plus another installment of Shop Talk!

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  6. OCFA's September 2016 Monthly Briefing

    Lessons learned and scenarios presented from the Holy Jim Fire; Fire Apparatus Engineer Sean Colgan continues his review of the Type 6 engine operations; and you’re finally going to be able to put a face to the voice on the other end of the radio. All this plus what to expect from this TAG session!

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