Trapped 18 year olds are rescued at Corona Del Mar

June 22, 2013

Newport Beach firefighters and lifeguards raced against the setting sun Saturday night to rescue two teenagers who were trapped against the seaside rocks of Corona del Mar by rising tides and rough surf. A male and female, both 18, had been walking along the rocks of Little Corona Beach when the woman slipped and hitContinue reading →

Pulling a shift with OCFA firefighters at the Sand Fire-OC Register

July 27, 2016

Article by Joshua Sudock| Orange County Register SYLMAR – Late Monday afternoon, five Orange County firefighters laughed and lounged in the shade of their rig. The men, normally attached to an Orange County Fire Authority stations in Placentia and Yorba Linda, have worked together for more than 20 years. Parked here, in a lot nearContinue reading →

OC Health Official wins Global Praise

February 10, 2016

Samuel Stratton, a director at the Orange County Health Care Agency, has been honored for his work in research and developing services for emergency medicine and public health. Every two years, the World Association of Disaster and Emergency Medicine presents the Award for Global Leadership in Emergency Public Health. The nongovernmental group’s mission is toContinue reading →

Firefighters Rescue 28-year-old Man from Burning Buena Park Home

March 21, 2016

Article by Alyssa Duranty| Orange County Register. BUENA PARK – Three people were injured Monday morning in a single-story house fire, including a man pulled from the smoke out of a window, officials said. Twenty-six Orange County Fire Authority officials responded to a fire at 7:05 a.m. at house in the 6200 block of SanContinue reading →

Costa Mesa Paramedics Great Save!

April 4, 2014

A few weeks ago, Kathy Worthing was feeding a pair of small children at her home day care when she heard a frantic yell. Worthing’s daughter Heather was sitting outside helping the older kids eat and, in two words, communicated a dire situation: “Emma’s choking.””I heard a panic in Heather’s voice that I’d never heardContinue reading →

Amazing Team Work = GREAT SAVE!

June 20, 2013

Upon arrival, we noted that a large oil-drilling operation was located at this site. We were met by a worker at the gate who frantically gestured for us to follow his pickup truck. We correctly surmised that this would be no ordinary EMS call. After proceeding approximately ¼ of a mile inside the complex, weContinue reading →


Zika virus: What you need to know

February 24, 2016

  A baby born in a Hawaii hospital is the first in the U.S. with a birth defect linked to the Zika virus What Is Zika Virus? Zika is a disease caused by Zika virus, which is spread to humans primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito. The Zika virus is closelyContinue reading →

CDC Health Update: Recommendations for Subsequent Zika IgM Antibody Testing

June 21, 2016

Summary Testing for Zika virus infection using real-time reverse-transcription polymerase chain reaction (rRT-PCR) molecular assays is now commercially available. When requesting Zika rRT-PCR testing from a commercial laboratory, providers should be aware that commercial laboratories performing rRT-PCR currently do not also offer Zika IgM enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) or confirmatory serologic testing (plaque reduction neutralizationContinue reading →