The Los Angeles Fire Department preserves life and property, promotes public safety and fosters economic growth through a commitment to prevention, preparedness, response and recovery as an all risk life safety response provider.
2017 Sampling of Statistics for the Los Angeles Fire Department
- The Los Angeles Fire Department continued to see a rise in emergency responses, both pertaining to Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS).
- The total number of incidents or individual calls for service in 2013, was 455,458; an increase of 12% from 2013.
- 84.4% or 384,618 of those calls were for EMS incidents.
- Of those EMS incidents, 29,746 (7.7%) were for critical Advanced Life Support (ALS) patients.
- The Los Angeles Fire Department transported 222,951 patients to area hospitals. A 7% increase since 2013.
- The Department responded to 70,840 fire and non-EMS incidents.
- Tragically, 12 civilians lost their lives in structure fires last year, one of the lowest structure fire fatality rates of any large city.
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