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LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
An aggressive, coordinated fire attack combining vertical ventilation with interior firefighting prevented the total loss of a two story commercial building in Downtown Los Angeles.   At 6:41AM on Friday, February 18, 2022 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported structure…
West Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - UPDATE:  On January 31st, the 2nd Venice Beach arson suspect was arrested and charged thanks to the teamwork of LAFD, LAPD and Venice Beach residents. With the second arson suspect still at large, LAFD Arson Investigators spent the past five days doggedly canvassing the Venice…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
The quick knockdown of fire in a ground floor restaurant prevented flames from making their way up a 27 story, mixed-use high rise in Downtown Los Angeles. At 8:29AM on January 24, 2022 the Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 255 S. Grand Ave in Downtown…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
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,…
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart
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. In December, the 2nd Annual LAFD Photo of the Year contest invited professional photographers to submit their best work, to be voted…
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: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - To help City of Los Angeles residents prepare for rainstorm needs, the Los Angeles Fire Department provides free ready-to-fill sandbags at all Neighborhood Fire Stations, with sand* also available for free at sites listed below. * Sand may be…
West Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - Though your home and its contents may have been damaged by a storm related flood or mudslide, many of your belongings can be restored. If you do things right, your flooded home can be cleaned, dried out, rebuilt and reoccupied sooner than you think! Play it safe. The dangers are not over when…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - If your phone is handy, the 5-1-1 telephone system is a free and convenient way to obtain timely information about traffic, transit and transportation - or even to summon roadside assistance. For those near a computer or smartphone, we're pleased to offer some…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
SAN PEDRO - The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department have been deeply saddened by the death of active duty Captain I William R. James. Captain James began his LAFD career on October 23, 2000. He was assigned to Fire Station 85, "C" Platoon, in Harbor City at the time of his at-home passing on…
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