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Thursday, September 11, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - A 23-ton nearly 22-foot tall steel column at the Los Angeles Fire Department training center, once part of the lobby structure from the World Trade Center in New York, served as a fitting backdrop for Los Angeles civic and community leaders and special guests, who gathered with friends of the...

Monday, September 8, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Peter Sanders

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and representatives from First Alert, the American Red Cross and MySafe:LA today to announce new initiatives aimed at reducing residential fire fatalities in the City.

Through September 8, there have...

Tuesday, September 2, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Anonymous

Welcome to the new LAFD.org website--As one of the largest fire departments in the nation, our goal is to provide the finest fire, rescue, and emergency medical services to the residents and visitors in the City of Los Angeles. Keeping people informed online is an integral part of that effort....

Thursday, August 28, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

VENICE - On the afternoon of July 27, 2014, a bolt of lightning from an unexpected summer storm struck Venice Beach. LA County Fire Department (LACoFD) Lifeguards and Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) units sprang into action to assist numerous injured people.

The first person rescued from the...

Saturday, August 23, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

VAN NUYS - Over 125 firefighters battled a brush fire that erupted within the Sepulveda basin on August 22, 2014, scorching 30 acres.

Photo of LAFD helicopter making a water drop on brush fire.Just before 4:00 PM the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to the 15700 block of Burbank...

Friday, August 22, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - The City of Los Angeles Emergency Management Department has announced its "Five Steps to Neighborhood Preparedness" program, an easy-to-use guide for creating a neighborhood disaster preparedness plan.

The program will be introduced at a series of identical community...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers saluted firefighters from across The Golden State on Tuesday evening, during Firefighter Appreciation Night at Dodger Stadium.

The August 19, 2014 event featured a matchup between the Dodgers and the San Diego Padres, and started with a hosted pre-game reception...

Monday, August 18, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

We would like to introduce Ralph M. Terrazas, the Fire Chief-select for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD). He is currently an LAFD Assistant Fire Chief assigned to the South Division.

Color head shot of Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas. Smiling Latino with dark hair and mustache.
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