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Training Division Chief Jose Torres

Battalion Chief Jose Torres is in command of the Santa Monica Fire Department's Training Division.

Chief Torres has been featured in several America Now segments and has provided important, life-saving tips on how to prevent appliance fires, how to extinguish a grease fire, and how to escape a burning building.

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  • Safety

    Could your home appliances spontaneously combust?

    Could your home appliances spontaneously combust?

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that each year more than 150,000 residential fires are started by household appliances, resulting in 150 deaths, and thousands of injuries.
    The Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that each year more than 150,000 residential fires are started by household appliances, resulting in 150 deaths, and thousands of injuries.
  • Safety

    Fatal mistakes people make in a house fire

    Fatal mistakes people make in a house fire

    Statistics show that about 85 percent of all U.S. fire deaths occur in homes. Do you know what to do if a fire were to break out where you live?
    Statistics show that about 85 percent of all U.S. fire deaths occur in homes. Do you know what to do if a fire were to break out where you live? America Now Host Bill Rancic joined members of the Santa Monica Fire Department to reveal the most common mistakes people make.
  • Safety

    Bill Rancic, SMFD show you how to escape a car fire

    How to escape a car fire

    The number of automobile fires in the U.S. is down, but today's cars contain more toxic, flammable materials than ever before. Here's what you need to do if your car catches fire.
    The number of automobile fires in the U.S. is down, but today's cars contain more toxic, flammable materials than ever before. Here's what you need to do if your car catches fire.
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    Bill Rancic & SMFD share grease fire safety tips

    Bill Rancic & SMFD share grease fire safety tips

    Did you know your kitchen could be the deadliest room in the house?  It's because of kitchen fires—they cause hundreds of deaths and nearly a billion dollars in property damage every year.
    Did you know your kitchen could be the deadliest room in the house?  It's because of kitchen fires—they cause hundreds of deaths and nearly a billion dollars in property damage every year.
  • Is your home office a fire hazard?

    Is your home office a fire hazard?

    Hundreds of house fires are started by home office equipment each year - and these fires are linked to more than 20 million dollars in direct property damage!
    Hundreds of house fires are started by home office equipment each year - and these fires are linked to more than 20 million dollars in direct property damage! America Now finds out how to protect your home and possibly save your life.
  • How to prevent an appliance fire

    How to keep your appliances from catching fire

    Every 90 seconds, a house catches on fire. In just minutes, a home can be fully engulfed in flames. Most residential fires occur at night, when people are asleep.
    Every 90 seconds, a house catches on fire. In just minutes, a home can be fully engulfed in flames. Most residential fires occur at night, when people are asleep. Often, the origin of these devastating blazes is traced back to a home appliance.
  • Could your propane tank explode?

    Could your propane tank explode?

    More of us are grilling with gas than ever. But, these propane tanks can explode. Here are some safety tips to prevent a dangerous propane fire in your backyard.
    More of us are grilling with gas than ever. But, these propane tanks can explode. Here are some safety tips to prevent a dangerous propane fire in your backyard.
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