Concrete Mixer Truck Pulled to Safety
LOS ANGELES - Specialized skills and seamless teamwork led to a disaster averted when a fully loaded concrete mixer truck was precariously balanced on the edge of an embankment, putting homes below at risk.
Fireball Engulfs LAFD Firefighters Sending Eleven to the Hospital
LOS ANGELES – A massive fireball engulfed 11 Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD) firefighters while they were battling a commercial building fire, sending all of them to the hospital with burn
LAFD Battles Major Emergency Fire in Downtown Fabric Warehouse
LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles Fire Department crews, summoned at 3:51 AM on May 19, 2020 to investigate an automatic fire alarm activation at a fabric warehouse at 1914 South Mateo Street, arrived quickly to find fire sprinkler activation and heavy smoke showing from a 200' x 200' one story commercial block building.
READY, SET, GO!
The Los Angeles Fire Department encourages you to be prepared in the event of a brush fire. For those of you living near the current incidents, be vigilant and keep your TV or radio on. Make certain you have your family critical papers, phone data, pets, and other valuables ready to evacuate if so directed.
RED FLAG PARKING
To increase public safety, the Fire Department and Department of Transportation have created a program to remove illegally parked vehicles in posted locations within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones. The goal of this program is to educate the public on the potential hazards associated with a fast-moving brush fire, and the importance of keeping roadways clear.
The canyons of Los Angeles are always a challenge in terms of fire safety. In addition to obvious brushy hillsides, there are multiple types of fire hazards that exist because of ornamental vegetation. The Los Angeles Fire Department works year-round to ensure those with this type of shrubbery obey the Fire Code relative to clearance and care.
The Los Angeles Fire Department is Dedicated to Saving Lives, Fighting Fires, Safety and Prevention, and Building Communities.
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