The Los Angeles Fire Department is overseen by a five-person civilian board appointed by the Mayor and affirmed by the City Council. Pursuant to the City Charter, this diverse and qualified group establishes goals and provides direction to the Department through Fire Chief.
The Fire Commission generally holds its public meetings on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 9:00 AM in Room 1820 of City Hall East. Commissioners encourage you to review their reports and listen to the audio recordings of recent meetings.
Parking at City Hall East is available on a pay-per-use basis at the adjacent Los Angeles Mall. Please refer to this interactive map with driving directions to the subterranean pay parking facility, as well as fare, route and schedule information for local public transit.
NOTE: All persons entering City Hall East may be required to provide photo identification and are subject to a security screening.
The Fire Commission strives to assist all meeting attendees, including those with special needs. Assistive listening devices, sign language interpretation, auxiliary aids and translation services may be provided with at least 72 hours advance notice. Please contact the Fire Commission Staff for details.
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213.978.3814 [ Fax ]
As adopted by the Los Angeles Fire Commission:
It is the mission of the Los Angeles Fire Department to preserve life and property, promote public safety and foster economic growth through leadership, management and actions, as an all risk life safety response provider.
Our Core Values
Service - Above all else, we realize that we are here to meet the needs of the public
Professionalism - We conduct ourselves at all times in a manner befitting the oath we swore to uphold
Integrity - We live according to our Code of Conduct that governs our behavior both on and off the job
Respect - We always treat others as they desire to be treated
Innovation - We inspire our employees to take risks that improve our organization and advance our profession
Trust - We trust one another to prepare in such a way that puts safety,effectiveness and reputation of the team and the Department first
The Department will focus its efforts on responding rapidly to emergencies, providing appropriate intervention and community education.
To Residents: We owe the residents of Los Angeles the highest quality of service possible, characterized by responsiveness, integrity and professionalism. We will continually strive for quality improvement.
To Fire Department: We owe the Los Angeles Fire Department our full commitment and dedication. We will always look beyond the traditional scope of our individual positions to promote teamwork and organizational effectiveness.
To Each Other: We owe each other a working environment characterized by trust and respect for the individual, fostering open and honest communication at all levels.
To Ourselves: We owe ourselves personal and professional growth. We will seek new knowledge and greater challenges, and strive to remain at the leading edge of our profession.
Goal #1: Develop an organization to effectively administer and manage the resources of the Department.
Goal #2: Develop a system for minimizing the impact of disasters and other emergencies on life and property.
Goal #3: Provide an effective Emergency Medical Services System.
Goal #4: Provide an effective Fire Prevention and Public Safety System