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Friday, Apr 20, 2018 at 07:24 PM PDT

Firefight like a Girl: First Woman Ever Named LAFD Firefighter of the Year

Firefight like a Girl: First Woman Ever Named LAFD Firefighter of the Year

Rosa Tufts was named the 2017 Firefighter of the Year by her colleagues. She is the only female LAFD arson investigator and the first woman to receive the prestigious award.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 01:43 PM PDT

'Everyday Heroes' Honored for Saving Friend's Life

'Everyday Heroes' Honored for Saving Friend's Life

A pair of friends was forced to take quick action when a life-or death situation presented itself as they were playing a game of basketball.

Saturday, Apr 14, 2018 at 01:06 PM PDT

Everyday Heroes Honored for Saving Friend's Life

Everyday Heroes Honored for Saving Friend's Life

A man collapsed while playing basketball with his friends and the quick thinking of his friends ultimately save his life. Kathy Vara reports for NBC4 News on Friday, April 13, 2018.

Saturday, Apr 7, 2018 at 03:04 AM PDT

Undercover Officers Aid Man Suffering From Heroin OD

Undercover Officers Aid Man Suffering From Heroin OD

Two undercover officers from the Torrance Police Department won praise Friday for saving the life of a man who was overdosing on heroin.

Saturday, Mar 17, 2018 at 09:52 AM PDT

Firefighters, Foundation Unite to Keep Kids Safe

Firefighters, Foundation Unite to Keep Kids Safe

The Pasadena Fire Department and The Hero in You Foundation join forces to help address something on the minds of many parents, keeping kids safe. Kathy Vara reports for the NBC4 News on Friday, March 16, 2018.

Friday, Mar 2, 2018 at 08:48 PM PST

CHP Officers Help an Elderly Man Found Walking on Freeway

CHP Officers Help an Elderly Man Found Walking on Freeway

The role of the California Highway Patrol is one of safety, service, and security. That statement couldn't be truer than in the case of an elderly man who walked away from his care center and onto the 605...

Friday, Feb 2, 2018 at 08:52 PM PST

Website Provides Life-Changing Connections

Website Provides Life-Changing Connections

Two people determined to help those affected by the Thomas fire and Montecito mudslides used their skills to connect those who needed help to the people who had things to give.

Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 at 08:50 AM PST

Two Hikers Are Rescued From the Same Mountain A Day Apart

Two Hikers Are Rescued From the Same Mountain A Day Apart

They risk their lives to save others, and this time the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Air Rescue 5 team did it back to back.

Friday, Jan 26, 2018 at 07:07 PM PST

Hoist Rescues From 'Sheet of Mud' Saved Lives in Montecito

Hoist Rescues From 'Sheet of Mud' Saved Lives in Montecito

After a sea of mud devastated the Montecito area and killed 20 people following the first significant storm of the season, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department Aviation stepped in for assistance.

Saturday, Jan 13, 2018 at 11:30 AM PST

In Compton, Rising Movement Looks to Propel a City Forward

In Compton, Rising Movement Looks to Propel a City Forward

A local pastor and a Compton deputy are showing how a little paint and good, old-fashioned elbow grease can change a community for the better.

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