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LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
LOS ANGELES - VALOR is the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation's annual awards ceremony honoring outstanding service above and beyond the call of duty. This ceremony recognized actions taken during 2020-2021, and took place at Dodger Stadium on November 10, 2021. LAFD DIVISION OF THE YEAR -…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
Firefighters ask you to take a moment now to review this checklist before nightfall on Halloween: - A good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating will discourage youngsters from filling up on Halloween treats. - Consider fire safety when decorating. Do not overload electrical outlets or…
LAFD Spokesperson: Nicholas Prange
BRENTWOOD - On Thursday, October 21, 2021, firefighters helped a man recover a hidden feline from inside of the engine bay of his vehicle. A man traveling south from Palmdale started hearing an odd noise coming from his engine. This noise, however, was not a mechanical malfunction, but rather…
Valley Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
CANOGA PARK - The Los Angeles Fire Department battled a Major Emergency Structure Fire in the west San Fernando Valley on Monday, October 18, 2021. The fire at 8423 Canoga Avenue in Canoga Park, was first noted at 12:18 PM by an LAFD Paramedic Ambulance crew returning from a nearby emergency. Within moments of…
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.…
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.…
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