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LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
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. Strong winds compound wildfire danger. We therefore ask residents - especially those in foothill and wildland communities - to use…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - With 33 years of dedicated service to the citizens of Los Angeles, Captain II Tommy Kitahata is a true public servant both on duty and off. His selection as the 2020 Firefighter of the Year is well earned and well deserved. Joining the LAFD in 1988, Tommy quickly proved himself to be a reliable…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
EL SERENO - It took more than 150 firefighters nearly two hours Thursday evening to extinguish a fierce fire that consumed a large commercial building in Los Angeles' Eastside, sending two firefighters to the hospital. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 5:20 PM on September 30, 2021 to 4900 East…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
CHATSWORTH - Thanks to a well coordinated air and ground response by a trio of Fire Departments on Wednesday afternoon, a wildfire pushed by light winds was held to less than nine acres and prevented from damaging homes or causing injury in the northwest San Fernando Valley. The Los Angeles Fire Department…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
Please join the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the LAFD Historical Society, fellow members of the LAFD and family and friends at the annual LAFD Fallen Firefighters Memorial Ceremony, honoring the 281 members of the LAFD who made the ultimate sacrifice. Refreshments to follow the ceremony.…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - With hot weather predicted, the Los Angeles Fire Department suggests you take action now to: Minimize the risks of sun and hot weather. Prepare your household, pets and workplace. Get relief from and avoid the effects of heat. Adjust your attire and activities to limit sun exposure, heat…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
ELYSIAN PARK - On the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on our nation, we are pleased to share a message from Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas and Police Chief Michel Moore...   Though the Los Angeles Fire Department traditionally hosts an annual public remembrance…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
DOWNTOWN - A greater alarm fire swept through a vacant church near downtown Los Angeles Friday night, destroying the former house of worship, but thankfully causing no injury. The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned by the first of several 9-1-1 calls at 7:47 PM on August 27, 2021, reporting an outside…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
  On August 23, 2021, Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Chief Ralph Terrazas joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez in  highlighting the Department’s readiness for the peak of wildfire season, which typically hits Southern California from October through December.…
South Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
FLORENCE - One person died and a firefighter was injured, when a greater alarm fire destroyed a South Los Angeles furniture business Monday afternoon. The fire at 1001 East 60th Street in Florence, was reported to the Los Angeles Fire Department at 3:36 PM on August 16, 2021. Firefighters arrived quickly to…
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