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Monday, September 22, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Katherine Main

WILMINGTON - A stubborn wharf fire caused a brief evacuation of Los Angeles Port employees and closure of several shipping terminals on Monday evening. As the incident ensued, pervasive odor over a widespread area caused a brief impact on local schools, though no injuries were reported.

The Los...

Friday, September 19, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

HOLLYWOOD - Enjoy Fire Safety Day for the entire family!

Join us on September 20, 2014 from 11 AM to 3 PM at the LAFD Hollywood Museum.

Learn how to make a family escape plan.
Learn about a safe meeting place.
Learn how to keep your pets safe.
Learn "hands only" CPR...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - Pursuant to a Mutual Aid directive, the Los Angeles Fire Department has reassigned one Strike Team of firefighters: Strike Team 1001, comprised of...

• LAFD Engine 10 - from Downtown
• LAFD Engine 27 - from Hollywood
• LAFD Engine 60 - from North Hollywood
• LAFD Engine...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - Pursuant to a Mutual Aid Request, the Los Angeles Fire Department has assigned one Strike Team of firefighters: Strike Team 1001, comprised of...

• LAFD Engine 10 - from Downtown
• LAFD Engine 27 - from Hollywood
• LAFD Engine 60 - from North Hollywood
• LAFD Engine 61...

Sunday, September 14, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

HARVARD HEIGHTS - Firefighters responding to a vegetation fire Sunday evening, discovered a dead body while battling the blaze.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 9:41: PM on September 14, 2014 to 1111 South Harvard Boulevard in the Harvard Heights area of Los Angeles. Firefighters arrived...

Sunday, September 14, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

NORTH HOLLYWOOD - Scores of Los Angeles Firefighters worked tirelessly in searing late summer heat to quench flames in an apartment building Sunday afternoon.

The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 1:50 PM on September 14, 2014 to 11560 Friar Street in North Hollywood, where firefighters arrived...

Sunday, September 14, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - How are decisions made by the Los Angeles Fire Department to strategically place resources on days of high wildfire hazard? The answer is science.

The LAFD utilizes a Burning Index (BI) to determine the Department’s commitment to pre-deploy apparatus and personnel. A number of procedures...

Friday, September 12, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department joins the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and partner agencies in reminding every American to Pool Safely.

Pool Safely is a national public education effort to reduce child drownings, non-fatal submersions and entrapments in swimming pools and spas...

Thursday, September 11, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey

LOS ANGELES - A 23-ton nearly 22-foot tall steel column at the Los Angeles Fire Department training center, once part of the lobby structure from the World Trade Center in New York, served as a fitting backdrop for Los Angeles civic and community leaders and special guests, who gathered with friends of the...

Monday, September 8, 2014
LAFD Spokesperson: Peter Sanders

LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Ralph Terrazas joined Mayor Eric Garcetti and representatives from First Alert, the American Red Cross and MySafe:LA today to announce new initiatives aimed at reducing residential fire fatalities in the City.

Through September 8, there have...

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