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Information on Kidde recall for fire extinguishers

News release from Mammoth Lakes Fire Department Kidde has recently issued a recall for fire extinguishers with plastic handles and certain push button “pindicator” extinguishers, due to failure to discharge and the nozzle becoming clogged, which has caused at least one death. In addition, the extinguisher may require excessive force to activate and the nozzle […]

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Cause of fire in Mammoth determined

Mammoth Lakes Fire Department news releases A cause has been determined for the structure fire that occurred at 8 am on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, at 129 Center Street (previous location of Red Lily). An accumulation of bedding and sleeping bags had been placed on top of a propane heater at some point after last […]

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Man dies in San Joaquin River

Mono County Sheriff’s Department press release On Sunday, August 21, at approximately 4:15 p.m., the Mono County Sheriff’s Office received a call regarding an adult male who had jumped into the San Joaquin River at Lower Rainbow Falls, which is located in Red’s Meadow in Madera County. It was reported that the male was floating […]

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Mammoth Fire receives donation, seeks Firefighter Academy candidates

Press releases MAMMOTH LAKES, CA- Invisible Fence® Brand of Knoxville, Tenn, a company that has donated more than 11,500 pet oxygen masks to fire departments and first responders, has donated a pet oxygen mask kit to Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District. The donation was provided by the Invisible Fence of California dealership, based out of […]

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Jerry Rupp: 1939-2015

Gerald C. Rupp, age 75, resident of Bishop for 29 years, born in Monterey Park on November 7, 1939 Passed away on May 17, 2015 at Northern Inyo Hospital. Jerry grew up in Los Angeles surrounding areas and graduated from Manual Arts High School in 1958. He entered service in March 1958 with the US […]

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Billy Anderson: 1947-2013

William (Billy) Karg Anderson, passed away in San Diego on December 6th, 2013 due to complications from brain cancer. Billy was born on March 9th, 1947 in Akron Ohio to late parents Don and Louise Anderson. He lived in Mammoth Lakes and Corona Beach Mexico, and spent the better part of the last few months […]

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Fire Prevention Week: valuable advice

Fire Is Everyone’s Fight  (Press Release from Mammoth Fire Division Chief Thom Heller) Mammoth Lakes Fire Department would like to take this opportunity during National Fire Prevention Week (October 6-12) to urge all community members to replace batteries in smoke alarms, make sure that all heating appliances are ready for winter operation, and to practice […]

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Annual Mammoth Fire Canoe Races

Mammoth Lakes Fire Department Canoe Races, BBQ and Picnic – Saturday July 27th (Horseshoe Lake) and Sunday July 28th (Shady Rest Park) Picnic, BBQ and Games for all ages at Shady Rest Park on Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring the whole Family! Raffles, Win a Canoe, Prizes….support your Firefighters, your Community!  

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SCE upgrades emergency procedures, communication and power poles

The disastrous windstorm in the San Gabriel Valley in late 2011 led to a report by the California Public Utilities Commission. That report said Southern California Edison must update emergency procedures, communication policies and power poles. 248 poles went down in the wind. Edison has put together policies and plans to replace power poles, and […]

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Mammoth Fire on energy saving bulb dangers

From Mammoth Lakes Fire Department and Fire Marshall Thom Heller – We have all seen and are probably using compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) bulbs.  In many states, these will be the only light bulbs that will be available as the incandescent bulbs are phased out.  Compared to the incandescent bulb, the CFL produces the same […]

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