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Altadena Sheriff's Station

(626) 798 1131
780 East Altadena Drive Altadena CA 91001

Serving the areas of: Altadena, Angeles National Forest Mount Wilson Area (Eaton Canyon),Chaney Trail, Kinneola Mesa, La Vina, Northeast Pasadena, Pasadena Glen.

Altadena Sheriff's Station

(626) 798 1131
780 East Altadena Drive Altadena CA 91001

Serving the areas of: Altadena, Angeles National Forest Mount Wilson Area (Eaton Canyon),Chaney Trail, Kinneola Mesa, La Vina, Northeast Pasadena, Pasadena Glen.

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RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM LATE TONIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY AFTERNOON FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER VENTURA COUNTY AND THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY MOUNTAINS...AND THE SANTA CLARITA AND SAN FERNANDO VALLEYS...

Northeast winds will increase late tonight, peaking early Sunday morning through late Sunday afternoon with gusts of 30 to 50 mph over Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Widespread minimum humidities in the 8 to 15 percent range are expected during this time, with afternoon highs in the 80`s to mid 90s. This will result in critical Red Flag conditions for wind prone areas of Los Angeles and Ventura Counties on Sunday.

* Winds...Northeast 20 to 30 mph with gusts up to 50 mph.

* Relative Humidity...8-15 percent.

* Temperature...Maximums between 82 and 93.

* Impacts...If fire ignition occurs, conditions may be favorable
  for extreme fire behavior which would threaten life and
  property.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions are either occurring now....or will shortly. A combination of strong winds...low relative humidity...and war temperatures can contribute to extreme fire behavior. Use extreme caution with potential fire ignition sources.

 

*Chaney Trail and Millard Campgrounds will remain closed through Monday 11/18/19 morning.

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Thank you for all you do. and please be safe out there.

Be safe out there.

This morning at 11:44am a brush Fire was reported at the 5300 block of Godby Drive in  La Cañada.  The smoke was visible from Altadena and Los Angeles County Fire Department responded several helicopters along with 2 super scooper aircraft along with multiple ground crews.  

Within an hour the forward progress of the fire was stopped and the fire held to approximately 1 acre.  Ground units will remain on scene continuing to extinguish the fire.

LA County Fire Department continues to investigate the cause of the fire, with United States Forest Service investigators on scene.Image attachment

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Thank you firefighters!

Thank you 🙏 Fire Department 🚒 for ur service !

HEROS...every one of them! Thank you!!!

Thank you!

Thank you 👨🏼‍🚒👩‍🚒

Thanks guys! 👍

Thank you

Awesome Team Work 👏👏👏🚒🚒🚒🚔🚔🚔🚁🚁🚁

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I was inside until about 150pm. Had no idea there was a fire

I knew I smelled smoke

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The first 40 years of Altadena finds the fledgling community with no police force of its own. Policing was handled by the County Marshall in Pasadena. By 1927 Los Angeles County had planned to lease the building at 940 East Foothill Boulevard (now 924 East Altadena Drive) adjacent to what was then our Fire Station No. 11 of three years. Designated station no. 7, it was to become the headquarters for the northern division with substations at Temple, San Dimas and Newhall.

Altadena Sheriff’s Station No. 7 was opened with a staff of eight deputies, two per each eighthour shift and two in reserve. In 1930 the deputies moved to a more adequate facility at the northeast corner of Lake and Mariposa. By 1932 all Deputy Sheriffs were required to provide themselves with uniforms.

As early as 1928 the Altadena Sheriff’s Department was wire-linked to every county and state agency by teletype. With this system a National Criminal Advisory Network was made possible.

In 1933 one-way radio patrol cars were provided for all stations within the county. Altadena patrols were broadcast from the Pasadena police department. In 1936 a proposal was made to spend $14,275 on two-way patrol cars for the county. L. A. County sheriff Eugene Biscailuz’s own experience suggested that only $4,000 should be spent on a test system. Two portable transmitting units, one at Altadena and one at Montrose, and six cars were added to the county patrol. The test must have proven quite successful. In 1938, $1.8 million was approved for equipping Altadena and five other stations with two-way radio cars.

In July of 1948 ground clearing was under way for the new Altadena Civic Center at Foothill Boulevard (Altadena drive) and El Molino. This very corner would be the location of the new Altadena Sheriff’s Station. The new County Fire Station No. 11, built in 1955, would round out Civic Center at the corner south of the Sheriff Station. A spot was reserved between the two corners for a town hall, a proposed building for which was moved there in 1991. In 1957, the station received its first black-and-white patrol cars.

Through the 1970’s the Altadena Sheriff’s Station struggled along with a community that was undergoing a dramatic change in demographics. Altadena sheriff’s were initiating a neighborhood improvement plan (nip), which was being widely accepted by neighborhood groups with the intent of fighting neighborhood crime, such as burglaries, thefts, and vandalism. From teletypes to radio cars, the sheriffs entered the computer age by early 1987 with some of its earliest onboard computer systems. This early model “lapcop” system helped patrol officers in writing reports by eliminating the excessive paper work.

By summer 1987, through a plan of consolidation, the Altadena and Crescenta Valley (CV) stations merged, with the captain working from the CV “Substation” and Altadena becoming a local station under a Lieutenant. In October of 1999, the Altadena Station received its fullservice status, and its commander Ronnie Williams was promoted to captain to see the new station into the new millennium. By july 2001, the Altadena Station had completely separated from the partnership of Crescenta Valley Station and became finally a station unto itself, the Altadena Sheriff’s Station.

Captain Ronnie Williams, after six years at Altadena Station was succeeded by Captain Joe L. Gutierrez in April of 2002. In April 2010, our current Captain, Steven M. McLean took the helm and continues to serve as Commander of Altadena Station.

– by Mike Manning