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Lee Communication Hub Documents
Quotes from Fire Chiefs
On March 17, 2011, we received the
following emails from our Los Angeles Fire Dept:
correct to say that Deronda is the only way for us to reach
Mt Lee. The way it was framed previously, that Deronda is
our only way into the Hollywood Hills or Griffith Park, was
incorrect and would have been quickly exposed as not
true by any adversary. You are also correct in identifying
that Mt Lee is a very important communication hub.
Additionally, My Lee serves as the main Helispot for LAFD
helicopters for any incident in the Hollywood Hills and
downtown areas. They utilize this helispot to refill the
LAFD water dropping helicopters for brush fires. When this
operation is up and running (during fires) there must be an
LAFD fire engine that is able to drive up to Mt Lee, thru
the Deronda gate, to assist in this operation.
I plan on
attending the meeting this Monday.
Christopher Kawai <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: "Fran Reichenbach" <email@example.com>
Date: Thursday, March 17, 2011, 3:14 AM
Mt. Lee is
one of the main helispots for the Fire Department and it is
used during brush fires. Mt. Lee is also a main repeater
site for communications in the City. Several City
Departments use the site.
Why Homeland Security was so interested in protecting the
site after 9/11 would only be speculation on my part,
however, I can tell you communications during an emergency
Chris Kawai, Commander
Battalion 5, "B" Platoon