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Sunday, July 3, 2016
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

The Los Angeles Fire Department reminds you that all fireworks, even the so-called 'safe and sane' variety remain illegal in the City of Los Angeles.

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LAFD Spokesperson: Jeremy Oberstein

Your LAFD responded to 9,280 incidents this past week and transported 4,281 people to local hospitals. Here’s a glimpse at what else happened in this week's Week in Review.

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Friday, July 1, 2016
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott
LOS ANGELES -

With their sensitive hearing, many household pets become terrified by fireworks.

In Los Angeles, it's not uncommon this time of year for firefighters to deal with persons bitten or injured by skittish animals or traffic collisions caused by wayward dogs, cats and horses.

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Friday, June 24, 2016
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott
LOS ANGELES - In the Los Angeles Fire Department's continuing efforts to meet the challenges of our increasing EMS call load and the increasing number of homeless individuals, our EMS Bureau is in the process of implementing a pilot program called the LAFD SOBER (Sobriety Emergency Response)...
LAFD Spokesperson: Jeremy Oberstein
The start of summer came in with a hot, loud bang this week. As fires raged in brush around town and Southern California, we also found time for community cleanups, dads and Dodgers. Click here to...
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart

LOS ANGELES - Drive, commitment, energy and focus are  traits integral to being a successful LAFD firefighter.  However, they are also essential attributes in a search and rescue dog. 

Training a search dog to complete the Federal...

Monday, June 20, 2016
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott
Silver Lake - Three sheds were destroyed and two homes suffered fire damage on June 19th, 2016, as Los Angeles firefighters rushed to save a line of homes while flames spread through about eight acres of dried brush underneath...
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

WESTLAKE - It took nearly 150 ‪Los Angeles‬ ‪Firefighters‬ nearly two and a half hours to extinguish a major emergency fire‬ in a vacant 2 story office building west of downtown Los Angeles Monday evening.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 7:01...

Friday, June 10, 2016
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott
LOS ANGELES — A magnitude-5.2 earthquake rocked Southern California early Friday, rousing residents out of bed around 1:05 a.m. local time.
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LAFD Spokesperson: Jeremy Oberstein
 
A massive brush fire that swelled to 200 acres, leads this week's LAFD Week in Review. The Wheatland Fire did not threaten any structures, but did necessitate a multi-agency response from...

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