Surf City Weekly – September 15, 2023

Fire Department Responds to Northern California Wildland Fires

Huntington Beach Fire Department has a number of members deployed on wildland fires in northern California. This includes four firefighters working as part of a REMS team at the South Fork Complex Fire in Humboldt County.

REMS teams include a group of firefighters in a forward position who are ready to rescue firefighters working in dangerous areas. The members of the REMS team are from the Department’s Urban Search and Rescue Team and are specially trained in these rescue operations. The members deployed to this fire will likely stay on the frontlines for two weeks.

HBFD Staff Conducts Home Safety Visits at Mobile Home Parks

Fire Department staff coordinated a large-scale smoke detector install at a Mobile Home Park on September 7. Members of the CERT team stepped up with the CRR Division and installed 45 new smoke alarms in 19 resident homes.

Mobile home parks, especially those with large senior populations, are at higher risk of dying by fire due to high fire loads and limited mobility. Huntington Beach Fire Department partners with the American Red Cross’ Home Fire Campaign to conduct home safety visits and install life-saving smoke-alarms for free, making our at-risk communities safer.

Ascon Fieldwork Update

The City continues to monitor Ascon Landfill’s cleanup efforts. As the Engineered Misting Containment (EMC) pilot work continues in the northern section of the property, Ascon field representatives are onsite at Edison Park to answer any questions and address concerns from nearby residents, businesses and schools.

The information table and representative will be on-site during excavation work on Thursday, September 14, Monday, September 18, and Tuesday, September 19, from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or until the end of excavation for the day.

For more information, please call (714) 388-1825 or email [email protected].

Police Department Hosts Bicycle Safety Event – September 12

In our efforts to promote bicycle safety, the HBPD Traffic Unit hosted a Bicycle Rodeo on Tuesday, September 12, as part of the Surf City Nights Farmers Market and Street Fair. Officers were on hand to guide participants through activities that teach bicycle safety and awareness. HBPD also provided complimentary helmets to children who did not have one. We will continue to host similar safety events throughout the year.

This event is part of the HBPD’s ongoing efforts to increase e-bike safety awareness throughout the community, which includes partnering with local high schools on safety education, a Facebook Live panel, social media posts on e-bike education, and increased enforcement. The HBPD will continue looking for opportunities to enhance e-bike safety throughout Huntington Beach.

Surf City 10 Returns to HB – Expect Temporary Street Closures

On September 17th, Huntington Beach is once again home to one of the most beautiful running races in California – start and finish from Huntington Beach’s Pier Plaza. Run along the PCH and take in sandy beaches, palm tree-studded hills, wave surfing dolphins and more.

To accommodate the Surf City 10, please anticipate the following street closures:

  • Pacific Coast Highway between Warner Avenue & Beach Boulevard (4:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.)
  • Twin Dolphin Drive between Pacific View Avenue & Pacific Coast Highway (4:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
  • Main Street between Walnut Avenue & Pacific Coast Highway (4:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
  • Goldenwest Street between Orange Avenue/Meridian Lane & Pacific Coast Highway (4:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)
  • Seapoint Street between Palm Avenue & Pacific Coast Highway (4:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.)

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