Items Tagged ‘Santa Monica Fire Department’

'Where Are The Reindeer?'

January 3, 2020

‘Where Are The Reindeer?’

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“Where are Santa’s reindeer?” wonders eight-year-old Arturo Hernandez. Santa Claus and the Santa Monica Fire Department visited patients at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital in Santa Monica. Ignicia Varela, Arturo’s mother, reveals Santa’s answer, “They are on the roof. Santa arrives in a helicopter.” She continues, “We’ve been here for more than a year. Arturo has […]

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Tags: cancer, featured, Santa Monica Fire Department, sarcoma, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Surprise Christmas Visit

January 3, 2020

Surprise Christmas Visit

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“I was happy to see everybody in uniform. I saw the Chief from the Fire Department and got to talk to him,” grins 20-year-old Juan Jose Torres, a patient at UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica who received some surprise visitors. “I had a tumor of 14 centimeters on my left shoulder, where my humerus had […]

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Tags: chemotherapy, featured, osteosarcoma, Santa Monica Fire Department, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Belief in Kindness

January 3, 2020

Belief in Kindness

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“We do this out of the kindness of our hearts and the desire to come out and show these kids that we care about them,” reveals James Altman, division chief in training for the Santa Monica Fire Department. “We come with Santa Claus to spread some cheer and give toys to the kids who are […]

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Heroes for the Holidays

December 20, 2019

Heroes for the Holidays

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“Santa comes in on the fire truck, and we wrap gifts and pass them out,” smiles Laila Ramji, the Child Life Manager at Mattel Children’s Hospital, Santa Monica.

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Tags: child life, featured, Santa Monica Fire Department, UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital, UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica


Ho Ho Ho - Happy Holidays!

December 20, 2019

Ho Ho Ho – Happy Holidays!

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“When Santa connects with the child, you see their eyes light up and their heart open, and it’s just a sweet moment,” reflects Bob Anger, who has been wearing the red suit as Santa Claus for more than 25 years.

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An Ambulance Like No Other

March 4, 2019

An Ambulance Like No Other

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“My grandfather passed away from a stroke, so getting involved was something near and dear to my heart,” says Matt Hill, paramedic and captain with the Santa Monica Fire Department who works on the UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit. “Whenever the Mobile Stroke Unit is in operation there is a doctor, nurse, CT technician and […]

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Tags: CT scan, featured, hemorrhagic stroke, ischemic stroke, Mobile Stroke Unit, Santa Monica Fire Department, stroke, UCLA Health Mobile Stroke Unit