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Mayor Garcetti, City Council President Martinez Nominate Kristin Crowley as L.A.’S Next Fire Chief as Ralph Terrazas Announces Retirement
LOS ANGELES - Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council President Nury Martinez today announced that Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas will retire after nearly 40 years of distinguished service to the Los Angeles Fire Department — and that Kristin Crowley, a top deputy with a stellar 25-year track record at the  Department, has been nominated as its next Chief.

2021 LAFD Photo of the Year
- A powerful photograph captures both the eye and the imagination. It speaks to one moment in time, capturing a scene and communicating it in a way no words can match.

Los Angeles Firefighters Offer Wind Safety Tips
LOS ANGELES - When strong winds are predicted for our area, the Los Angeles Fire Department reminds Southern Californians to use caution at home, in the workplace and on the road.


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.

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