Mayor’s Housing Town Hall – May 11
On Thursday, May 11, join Mayor Tony Strickland and City Attorney Michael Gates at the Senior Center in Central Park (18041 Goldenwest Street) to hear the latest on Huntington Beach’s housing plan and receive an update on the City’s ongoing litigation with the State of California.
Fire Department Graduation & Training
Congratulations to the Huntington Beach Fire Department Firefighters Academy Class of 2023! We applaud these gentlemen for their bravery, hard work, and commitment to serving the people of Huntington Beach. To watch the ceremony, please visit the link here.
The fire training that was completed includes:
- Continual training for the 3 trainees waiting for the State Fire Training Firefighter 1 testing
- Mandatory wildland training in in progress
- Collaborative training with the Marine Safety for code 3 driving utilizing driving simulators
- Fire personnel attending USAR training at Costa Mesa Fire and Rescue
- Hazmat personnel completing Hazmat Specialist training at OFCA
Warner Avenue Reconstruction
Street pavement reconstruction on Warner Avenue between Algonquin Street and Brightwater Drive continued this week. The work included the reconstruction of the existing surface and adding an additional layer of new asphalt. The outside driving lanes are expected to be completed this week, and a final layer of asphalt pavement, new traffic legends, and striping will also be completed during the final stage of the project.
Basic Ocean Lifeguard Academy
The Lifeguard Academy is coming to a close with only one weekend remaining. Upon passing the academy, recruits will be assigned field training time where they will be evaluated on their skills and knowledge about ocean lifeguarding.
Ocean Lifeguard Recruit Samson Rahkshani received the Chief’s Challenge Coin for representing the Social Awareness Pillar. He also participated in the “City Council for a Day” program, which is part of Edison High School’s student government. He was able to learn the responsibilities of a City Council member.
Coffee with the Mayor – May 10
Please join Mayor Tony Strickland for coffee and conversation at Whip Dessert & Care located at 7862 Warner Ave Suite #106 on Wednesday, May 10 from 11:30 am to 1 pm. The Mayor would like to hear from you – so please come equipped with your questions, concerns, and feedback. See you there!
Earth Day Cleanup Event
On Saturday, April 22, the City of Huntington Beach held its annual Earth Day Cleanup Event at two different locations, Bartlett Park and City Beach. The event was a huge success and served as an opportunity for our community to come together and work towards a common goal: to keep our City clean.
Thanks to the hard work of all those who participated, over 2,000 pounds of trash were collected.
Major Traffic Accident
On Saturday, April 29, Huntington Beach Fire Department (HBFD) units responded to a traffic accident at Bolsa Chica Street and Edinger Avenue. Crews found one vehicle in the riverbed that required a low-angle rescue along with one vehicle on the street that also required rescue. Both patients are safe and were transported to local trauma centers for further analysis.
Huntington Beach Police Department – Citizens Academy
On Thursday, April 27, residents enrolled in the Police Department Citizens Academy, Class 41, graduated from the nine-week program. The program is designed for Surf City residents to learn about the police department. The class was held on Thursday evenings for 3 hours and each week the students were presented with different topics covering all City departments. During the course, students participated in a ride-along with a Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) officer to complete their experience.
Community Risk Reduction
Huntington Beach Fire Department (HBFD) and Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) supported the E-bike Safety Clinic held on Saturday, April 29, at Rad Power Bikes located in Pacific City. Fire Inspector Chris Bird provided e-bike riders with valuable information about lithium-ion battery safety. Lithium-ion battery fires have increased throughout the City. E-bikes are powered by lithium-ion batteries that can fail and result in an explosion.