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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...

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...

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