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LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
LOS ANGELES - Heavy fire swiftly blew through a large, vacant commercial building causing total roof collapse during the early morning hours in Sun Valley. At 3:11AM on July 22, 2021 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 8025 N Vineland Ave in Sun Valley.  Two Los…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
Despite a quick and aggressive fire attack, a 63 year old man died in a late night fire in Westchester. At 11:43PM on July 21, 2021 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire in the 8300 block of Stewart Ave in the Westchester neighborhood.  Firefighters arrived to…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
The Los Angeles City Fire Department is officially adopting what3words as a tool to help locate callers faster in an emergency. Being able to locate a caller during an emergency is essential and the faster the location is confirmed, the faster help can be dispatched. what3words enables callers and…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
With 36 years of dedicated service to the City of Los Angeles, Captain (Retired) II Rick Godinez left an indelible mark on the Los Angeles Fire Department and is the well-deserved recipient of the 2019 Firefighter of the Year award. Rick joined the Department on September 4, 1984, and after…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - Today marks LAFD's 100-year anniversary of the very last horse-drawn fire apparatus being taken out of service. "Engine Company 9 On the Run"The councilmen of 1873 and 1874 refused to purchase one team of horses to draw the only steam fire engine in the city of Los Angeles. This…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
The Los Angeles City Fire Department was deeply saddened by the active duty death of John E. Ruedy, Captain II. Captain Ruedy began his career with the LAFD on July 9th, 1989. His most recent field assignment was at the Disaster Response Section. Captain Ruedy sadly passed away on May 22, 2021. …
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LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
SOUTH LOS ANGELES - A significant explosion occurred during the disposal of illegal fireworks, sending 16 to the hospital. At 6:04PM, the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the 700 block of E 27th Street in South Los Angeles to provide stand-by for a Los Angeles Police Department operation. The LAPD…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
"Think About Your Neighbors" and celebrate SAFELY this year. All fireworks, even the so-called 'safe and sane' variety are illegal in the City of Los Angeles. It may be tempting to acquire personal fireworks for your 4th of July celebration, but this year…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - LAFD Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas joins L.A. Cityview's Maria Hall-Brown to discuss all things wildfire, as the temperatures quickly rise around southern California. There are hundreds of brush fires in the city every year, but most of them go unnoticed because firefighters respond quickly and…
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