The Los Angeles Fire Department preserves life and property, promotes public safety and fosters economic growth through a commitment to prevention, preparedness, response and recovery as an all risk life safety response provider.
In 2013, the core statistics for the Los Angeles Fire Department included:
- The Los Angeles Fire Department has continued to see a rise in emergency responses, both pertaining to Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
- The total number of incidents or individual calls for service in 2013, was 406,088; an increase of 2.2%.
- 83.6% or 339,379 of those calls were for Emergency Medical Service.
- There were 867,027 individual fire department company responses in 2013; up by 1.2%.
- 705,786 of those responses were for Emergency Medical Service. That is a 0.6% increase.
- The Los Angeles Fire Department transported 208,553 patients to area hospitals. A year-to-year increase of 0.2%.
- We reported 8068 structure fires in 2013 and the rapid actions of our firefighters saved over a billion dollars in property. That is an increase of 428 structure fires from 2012.
- We have seen a 9% decrease in fire related civilian injuries with just 80 fire related injuries last year.
- Tragically, 23 civilian lost their lives in fire last year, but this is among the lowest fire fatality rate of any large city.