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Battle of the Badges Blood Drive 2024
LOS ANGELES - During January, February and March, the LAFD, LAPD, and L.A. County Sheriff’s Department are conducting the Battle of the Badges blood donation contest, a friendly  annual competition between Southern California first responders to see who can recruit the most blood donors - and we're asking you to join Team LAFD in helping save lives!

Are Underground Raves and Warehouse Parties Really Dangerous?
LOS ANGELES - At a recent "Warehouse Party" in Los Angeles, ten people were senselessly shot - two fatally. Similar impromptu parties, concerts and dances at "underground" sites have led to robbery, serious physical injury, sexual abuse - and worse.

LAFD Firefighter is Released From Hospital Eleven Days After Explosion Injuries
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles City Fire Department Firefighter who was seriously injured in the Wilmington explosion on February 15th was released from the Los Angeles General Medical Center this afternoon.


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.

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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.

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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.

Learn More About Brush

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