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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. …
South Bureau
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…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
WESTLAKE - Los Angeles City Fire Department Fire Investigators returned to a previously burned home to find kittens under the floor boards, trapped in the house that had been boarded up after the fire. Members from LAFD's Arson Counter Terrorism Section returned to the location of a structure…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
THIS THREE DAY DRILL HAS COME TO A CONCLUSION. DETAILS OF THE DRILL REMAIN BELOW. SYLMAR - LAFD has organized a multi-agency brush fire exercise near Veterans Memorial Park in Sylmar on June 14 - 16, 2021. This allows each platoon (A, B, and C) to participate. Five local agencies will be joining…
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
LOS ANGELES - With at least 24 child deaths in the United States last year attributed to children left alone in hot vehicles, the Los Angeles Fire Department is asking for your help right now: We need to make sure no child dies as the result of being left alone in a hot vehicle! Always put something you'll need…
Central Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Fire Department was summoned at 1:50 AM on June 8, 2021 to the 200 block of East 3rd Street in Downtown Los Angeles, where firefighters arrived quickly to find a century-old commercial building engulfed in flames. One hundred fifty firefighters under the…
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