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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Katherine Main

LOS ANGELES - The danger of brush fires has returned to Southern California.
To assist you in preparing for wildfire, the Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to view regional Fire Weather reports, issued twice daily by the National Weather Service.
We remind you that these regional reports...

Monday, September 22, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Katherine Main

WILMINGTON - A stubborn wharf fire caused a brief evacuation of Los Angeles Port employees and closure of several shipping terminals on Monday evening. As the incident ensued, pervasive odor over a widespread area caused a brief impact on local schools, though no injuries were reported.

The Los...

Friday, September 19, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

HOLLYWOOD - Enjoy Fire Safety Day for the entire family!

Join us on September 20, 2014 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the LAFD Hollywood Museum.

Learn how to make a family escape plan.
Learn about a safe meeting place.
Learn how to keep your pets safe.
Learn "hands only" CPR...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - Pursuant to a Mutual Aid directive, the Los Angeles Fire Department has reassigned one Strike Team of firefighters: Strike Team 1001, comprised of...

• LAFD Engine 10 - from Downtown
• LAFD Engine 27 - from Hollywood
• LAFD Engine 60 - from North Hollywood
• LAFD Engine...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - Pursuant to a Mutual Aid Request, the Los Angeles Fire Department has assigned one Strike Team of firefighters: Strike Team 1001, comprised of...

• LAFD Engine 10 - from Downtown
• LAFD Engine 27 - from Hollywood
• LAFD Engine 60 - from North Hollywood
• LAFD Engine 61...

Sunday, September 14, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - How are decisions made by the Los Angeles Fire Department to strategically place resources on days of high wildfire hazard? The answer is science.

The LAFD utilizes a Burning Index (BI) to determine the Department’s commitment to pre-deploy apparatus and personnel. A number of procedures...

Sunday, September 14, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

HARVARD HEIGHTS - Firefighters responding to a vegetation fire Sunday evening, discovered a dead body while battling the blaze.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 9:41: PM on September 14, 2014 to 1111 South Harvard Boulevard in the Harvard Heights area of Los Angeles. Firefighters arrived...

Sunday, September 14, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Scores of Los Angeles Firefighters worked tirelessly in searing late summer heat to quench flames in an apartment building Sunday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 1:50 PM on September 14, 2014 to 11560 Friar Street in North Hollywood, where firefighters arrived...

Friday, September 12, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department joins the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and partner agencies in reminding every American to Pool Safely.

Pool Safely is a national public education effort to reduce child drownings, non-fatal submersions and entrapments in swimming pools and spas...

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...

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