Orange County Fire Authority News

The Fire Protection Research Foundation Announces Receiving Assistance To Firefighter Grant

The Fire Protection Research Foundation (Research Foundation), the research affiliate of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), has received nearly $200,000 in Fire Prevention and Safety Grant money from FEMA to study the Economic and Emotional Impact of an Active Shooter/Hostile Event. The Research Foundation will oversee the two-year project working closely with NFPA and, in particular, the technical committee for NFPA 3000, Standard for an Active Shooter/Hostile Event Response (ASH...

Orange County Fire Authority Purchases 10 KME Pumpers And 7 Tractor-Drawn Aerials

KME Fire Apparatus, an industry renowned manufacturer of fire apparatus, announces the delivery of ten (10) KME Custom Pumpers and seven (7) 101’ Tractor Drawn Aerials to Orange County Fire Authority. The new trucks will join over 100 KME apparatus currently in service at the Orange County Fire Authority in California. The custom pumpers and TDA’s are built on KME’s Severe ServiceTM cab. With a 10” raised roof, the Severe ServiceTM chassis was engineered in conjunction w...

Metro Chiefs At NFPA’s Urban Fire Forum Adopted Position Papers To Ensure Safe Communities

Metropolitan Fire Chiefs from the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom participated in the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Urban Fire Forum (UFF) at NFPA headquarters in Quincy, Mass. NFPA President and CEO Jim Pauley welcomed the chiefs and provided an overview of the association’s Fire and Life Safety Ecosystem, reinforcing the critical role urban fire chiefs play in ensuring safe communities. Special guests at the Forum included the President of the Canadian Associ...

Orange County Fire Services In Trouble With Many Firefighters Living Outside The State

During a fire disaster it might create problem for OCFA firefighters to reach the site for emergency help Thirty seven percent of OCFA firefighters list their primary residence outside of Orange County. If there's a major disaster, officials at the Orange County Fire Authority might have trouble getting all their firefighters to quickly return to their stations. That's because some active members of the department live in Colorado, Utah, Texas, and Washington state (map). OC...

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