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L.A. wants to kick group out of old fire station - Los Angeles Times
L.A. wants to kick group out of old fire station  Los Angeles Times

L.A. officials are revoking an agreement that has long allowed a local group to use an old firehouse on Crenshaw Boulevard, spurring an outpouring of protest ...


Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 00:17:00 GMT



LA City, County Firefighters Head To North Carolina To Help With Hurricane Dorian Response - CBS Los Angeles
LA City, County Firefighters Head To North Carolina To Help With Hurricane Dorian Response  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — More than 50 crew members from Los Angeles city and county fire departments were deployed to North Carolina Tuesday evening ...


Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Police to remove homeless residents from high-risk fire areas in LA - Curbed LA
Police to remove homeless residents from high-risk fire areas in LA  Curbed LA

With the threat of wildfires looming ahead of Santa Ana wind season, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved new rules today that will send police ...


Posted on Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Three City of Los Angeles Firefighters Hurt in Major Emergency Fire at Fabric Firm - FireEngineering.com
Three City of Los Angeles Firefighters Hurt in Major Emergency Fire at Fabric Firm  FireEngineering.com

Fire photographer Rick McClure offered photo of City of Los Angeles (CA) Fire Department (LAFD) firefighters battling a major fire in the downtown Arts district.


Posted on Fri, 13 Sep 2019 18:18:59 GMT



Firefighters working to contain 250-acre brush fire in Riverside - Los Angeles Times
Firefighters working to contain 250-acre brush fire in Riverside  Los Angeles Times

Firefighters were working Saturday evening to contain a 250-acre brush fire that had threatened structures in the city of Riverside earlier in the day, authorities ...


Posted on Sat, 07 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Two could face arson charges in Eagle Rock brush fire started at homeless camp - Los Angeles Times
Two could face arson charges in Eagle Rock brush fire started at homeless camp  Los Angeles Times

Prosecutors are still weighing criminal charges against two Los Angeles men who are accused of intentionally setting fire to a homeless encampment late last ...


Posted on Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters Mopping Up 30-Acre Eagle Rock-Glendale Fire - Los Angeles, CA Patch
Firefighters Mopping Up 30-Acre Eagle Rock-Glendale Fire  Los Angeles, CA Patch

Firefighters Mopping Up 30-Acre Eagle Rock Fire - Los Angeles, CA - Firefighters were working Monday to fully extinguish a brush fire that scorched at least 30 ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Second Fire Reported At Vacant Home In Pacoima, Neighbors Blame Homeless - CBS Los Angeles
Second Fire Reported At Vacant Home In Pacoima, Neighbors Blame Homeless  CBS Los Angeles

PACOIMA (CBSLA) — Reisdents of a Pacoima neighborhood are speaking out Saturday following the second fire to hit a vacant home there in the past few ...


Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 14:59:00 GMT



61-Year-Old Man Charged With Arson in String of Studio City Fires - KTLA Los Angeles
61-Year-Old Man Charged With Arson in String of Studio City Fires  KTLA Los Angeles

A man police describe as a previously convicted serial arsonist was charged Tuesday in a series of fires that broke out across Studio City last week, fire officials ...


Posted on Tue, 27 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Having fully contained the Eagle Rock fire, firefighters now focus on cleanup - Los Angeles Times
Having fully contained the Eagle Rock fire, firefighters now focus on cleanup  Los Angeles Times

Glendale and Los Angeles firefighters on Tuesday continued to make progress in containing a brush fire that scorched roughly 45 acres in Eagle Rock. Dubbed ...


Posted on Tue, 27 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Previously Convicted ’Serial Arsonist’ Suspected of Setting 11 Fires in Studio City - KTLA Los Angeles
Previously Convicted ’Serial Arsonist’ Suspected of Setting 11 Fires in Studio City  KTLA Los Angeles

A man previously convicted of arson was arrested Friday morning after allegedly setting 11 fires in Studio City. Firefighters were called about 6 a.m..


Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Rescuers in California boat fire face psychological toll - Los Angeles Times
Rescuers in California boat fire face psychological toll  Los Angeles Times

Rescuers searched the waters off the Channel Islands as well as the Santa Cruz Island shore, hoping to find survivors but have found only bodies.


Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Glendale students give thanks to firefighters who battled nearby brush fire - Los Angeles Times
Glendale students give thanks to firefighters who battled nearby brush fire  Los Angeles Times

Glendale and Los Angeles firefighters were honored by Glenoaks Elementary on Friday for their work in battling a nearby brush fire in Eagle Rock.


Posted on Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



A Fire at an LA Homeless Camp is Being Investigated as Attempted Murder - VICE
A Fire at an LA Homeless Camp is Being Investigated as Attempted Murder  VICE

It's the second time in recent weeks that authorities along the West Coast have said someone set fire to a tent city to target the homeless.


Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Tenaja fire near Murrieta grows to 1,400 acres - Los Angeles Times
Tenaja fire near Murrieta grows to 1,400 acres  Los Angeles Times

Firefighters battling the Tenaja fire near Murrieta are expected to be faced with challenging winds with gusts up to 20 mph and temperatures reaching into the ...


Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Homeless Man Dies Of Burn Injuries After Skid Row Tent Is Set On Fire; Suspect In Custody - CBS Los Angeles
Homeless Man Dies Of Burn Injuries After Skid Row Tent Is Set On Fire; Suspect In Custody  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A Los Angeles man was charged Wednesday with capital murder for allegedly setting a tent ablaze on skid row, killing a homeless ...


Posted on Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Stranded motorcycle riders plucked from Angeles National Forest - Santa Clarita Valley Signal
Stranded motorcycle riders plucked from Angeles National Forest  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Three motorcycle riders stranded in the remote hills of the Angeles National Forest were airlifted to safety Friday night after their bikes broke down. The riders ...


Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Planners OK tract on city's west side | News | avpress.com - Antelope Valley Press
Planners OK tract on city's west side | News | avpress.com  Antelope Valley Press

PALMDALE — The Planning Commission approved a tentative tract map for a development of 28 single-family westside homes during its Sept. 12 meeting.


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 11:00:00 GMT



San Diego Fire faces challenges in recruitment, retention - The San Diego Union-Tribune
San Diego Fire faces challenges in recruitment, retention  The San Diego Union-Tribune

The city will be running three Fire Academies a year, at least for the next three years, to ramp up its training and hiring of firefighters.


Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles City Controller Releases Emergency Preparedness Map - Lasentinel
Los Angeles City Controller Releases Emergency Preparedness Map  Lasentinel

The controller's office today unveiled an online resource map of city-funded emergency services and programs to help Angelenos prepare for unexpected ...


Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 22:25:08 GMT



Police arrest Los Angeles man in murder of Santa Monica resident - Culver City Observer
Police arrest Los Angeles man in murder of Santa Monica resident  Culver City Observer

By Dennis J. Freeman City Editor Police took a man into custody in the connection of the death of another male in Culver City early Saturday morning.


Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



California Sends Crews To Aid Hurricane Response - Escalon Times
California Sends Crews To Aid Hurricane Response  Escalon Times

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Governor Gavin Newsom, through the California Governor's Office of Emergency ...


Posted on Wed, 04 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Fire along 118 Freeway in Pacoima scorches hay bales, RV - LA Daily News
Fire along 118 Freeway in Pacoima scorches hay bales, RV  LA Daily News

A grass fire burned adjacent to the westbound 118 Freeway in Pacoima charred stacks of hay bales and an RV, but was contained in less than an hour and held ...


Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 20:46:00 GMT



LAFD Remembrance Ceremony Held to Honor 9/11 Heroes, Victims - KTLA Los Angeles
LAFD Remembrance Ceremony Held to Honor 9/11 Heroes, Victims  KTLA Los Angeles

Los Angeles city leaders gathered at the L.A. Fire Department training center in Elysian Park to remember the heroes and victims of 9/11 on the 18th anniversary ...


Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



UPDATE: Stubborn fire near Valencia industrial park extends mop up, jams traffic - Santa Clarita Valley Signal
UPDATE: Stubborn fire near Valencia industrial park extends mop up, jams traffic  Santa Clarita Valley Signal

Firefighters were expected to remain until 6 p.m. at the scene of a brush fire that encroached on Valencia's industrial area shortly after noon Friday, fire Capt.


Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Two men specifically targeted and set fire to Eagle Rock homeless encampment, officials say - Los Angeles Times
Two men specifically targeted and set fire to Eagle Rock homeless encampment, officials say  Los Angeles Times

Two men have been accused of setting a blaze at a homeless encampment that grew into a large brush fire and prompted evacuations in Eagle Rock and ...


Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



CA Sends Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces, Allied Personnel to Assist in Response to Hurricane Dorian - YubaNet
CA Sends Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces, Allied Personnel to Assist in Response to Hurricane Dorian  YubaNet

Sept. 3, 2019 – At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Governor Gavin Newsom, through the California Governor's Office of ...


Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Burned body found in Van Nuys after multiple fire attacks on L.A. homeless - Los Angeles Times
Burned body found in Van Nuys after multiple fire attacks on L.A. homeless  Los Angeles Times

A burned body was found at a homeless encampment in Van Nuys on Tuesday morning, coming on the heels of a series of fire-related attacks in recent weeks ...


Posted on Thu, 12 Sep 2019 19:26:00 GMT



Anthony Paul Diaz, Esq., Chief of Staff for LA Dept. of Recreation & Parks - KTLA Los Angeles
Anthony Paul Diaz, Esq., Chief of Staff for LA Dept. of Recreation & Parks  KTLA Los Angeles

Anthony-Paul (AP) Diaz is the Executive Officer and Chief of Staff for the Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP). He is responsible for helping ...


Posted on Mon, 16 Sep 2019 21:36:00 GMT



Crossing Guard Dead, Girl Hurt After Being Hit By Car In Valley Glen - CBS Los Angeles
Crossing Guard Dead, Girl Hurt After Being Hit By Car In Valley Glen  CBS Los Angeles

VALLEY GLEN (CBSLA) – A female crossing guard was killed and a girl was injured after being struck by a car in Valley Glen Monday morning, shutting down a ...


Posted on Tue, 17 Sep 2019 05:30:00 GMT



Los Angeles Homeless Illegally Use Fire Hydrants to Fill Water Balloons, Bathe, Shave - NBC Southern California
Los Angeles Homeless Illegally Use Fire Hydrants to Fill Water Balloons, Bathe, Shave  NBC Southern California

Homeless people across Los Angeles are illegally using fire hydrants as a source of water to bathe, shave, even fill water balloons, leaving the hydrants ...


Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Fire Destroys Chase Bank in Torrance After Driver Loses Control, Crashes Into Building - KTLA Los Angeles
Fire Destroys Chase Bank in Torrance After Driver Loses Control, Crashes Into Building  KTLA Los Angeles

A Chase bank continued to smolder early Saturday after a driver lost control, slammed into the building and caused a big fire the previous night. A Torrance ...


Posted on Sat, 24 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



California boat fire: Missing biologist had 'a love for marine life' - Los Angeles Times
California boat fire: Missing biologist had 'a love for marine life'  Los Angeles Times

Kristy Finstad first swam the waters of California's Channel Islands as a toddler, tucked under her father's arm. The 41-year-old marine biologist had since ...


Posted on Tue, 03 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



The Latest: Hundreds march for climate action in Los Angeles - Minneapolis Star Tribune
The Latest: Hundreds march for climate action in Los Angeles  Minneapolis Star Tribune

The Latest on the global climate protests being held in cities around the world (all times local):


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:51:13 GMT



As scooters flood Los Angeles, the number of tickets written to riders is soaring - Los Angeles Times
As scooters flood Los Angeles, the number of tickets written to riders is soaring  Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles scooter riders received 643 tickets from the LAPD in the first seven months of 2019, mostly for riding on the sidewalk and for riding without a helmet, ...


Posted on Fri, 23 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Three Motorcyclists Hoisted After Rescue In The Angeles National Forest - KHTS Radio
Three Motorcyclists Hoisted After Rescue In The Angeles National Forest  KHTS Radio

Three motorcyclists were hoisted Friday evening after being stranded in the Angeles National Forest, officials said.


Posted on Sat, 21 Sep 2019 02:09:30 GMT



Firefighters Put Out Burning Car in Pomona, Find Body Inside - KTLA Los Angeles
Firefighters Put Out Burning Car in Pomona, Find Body Inside  KTLA Los Angeles

A body was found inside a smoldering car after firefighters put out a fire in Pomona Friday morning. Authorities received a call about 4 a.m. reporting shots fired ...


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:56:00 GMT



Mayor Garcetti Speaks at United Chambers Event - San Fernando Valley Business Journal
Mayor Garcetti Speaks at United Chambers Event  San Fernando Valley Business Journal

About 400 people appeared at the Warner Center Marriott Woodland Hills on Wednesday as the United Chambers of Commerce held its 15th Annual Richard ...


Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 23:23:18 GMT



LA 9/11 memories bring sobering ceremonies 18 years after attacks - LA Daily News
LA 9/11 memories bring sobering ceremonies 18 years after attacks  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — Police and fire officials gathered with elected leaders and residents at events across the Southland Wednesday to commemorate the 18th ...


Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Dive boat, Ghost Ship fires a lesson in proving negligence - Albuquerque Journal
Dive boat, Ghost Ship fires a lesson in proving negligence  Albuquerque Journal

LOS ANGELES -- One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was a bona fide boat afloat on the ocean…


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 19:42:00 GMT



Philadelphia fire department reporting practices impacts response times - EMS1.com
Philadelphia fire department reporting practices impacts response times  EMS1.com

Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel's efforts to align how fire and EMS responses are measured includes "pot of meat" fires, dispatch time.


Posted on Wed, 18 Sep 2019 16:42:19 GMT



California’s dive boat, Oakland’s Ghost Ship fires share legal lessons - The Mercury News
California’s dive boat, Oakland’s Ghost Ship fires share legal lessons  The Mercury News

By BRIAN MELLEY | The Associated Press. LOS ANGELES — One was a ship in name only, an artist commune set up in an Oakland warehouse. The other was ...


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:33:00 GMT



Fast-moving brush fire threatens more than 1,000 homes in Shasta County; college evacuated - Los Angeles Times
Fast-moving brush fire threatens more than 1,000 homes in Shasta County; college evacuated  Los Angeles Times

A fast-moving brush fire forced evacuations Thursday in Shasta County, with more than 1,000 homes threatened. About 3,885 residents have evacuated from the ...


Posted on Thu, 22 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



'Horrible tragedy’: Los Angeles deputy city attorney shot and killed wife, son and himself, authorities say - Los Angeles Times
'Horrible tragedy’: Los Angeles deputy city attorney shot and killed wife, son and himself, authorities say  Los Angeles Times

A deputy city attorney shot and killed his wife and son Wednesday morning at their suburban Northridge home before killing himself, authorities confirmed in an ...


Posted on Thu, 12 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



California Boat Fire Kills at Least 20; Haunting Pleas as Flames Erupt - The New York Times
California Boat Fire Kills at Least 20; Haunting Pleas as Flames Erupt  The New York Times

OXNARD, Calif. — The frantic knocking came well before dawn and jolted awake Bob and Shirley Hansen on their 60-foot fishing boat, The Grape Escape, ...


Posted on Mon, 02 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



City of Los Angeles Launches Update Of Plan To Reduce Flood Risks And Insurance Costs - Water Online
City of Los Angeles Launches Update Of Plan To Reduce Flood Risks And Insurance Costs  Water Online

The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Engineering (Engineering) is taking the lead on the revision of the City of Los Angeles' 5-yearly...


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 09:25:33 GMT



Part 2: Inside San Diego's fire academy as recruits are put to the test - The San Diego Union-Tribune
Part 2: Inside San Diego's fire academy as recruits are put to the test  The San Diego Union-Tribune

As recruits in San Diego's fire academy reach the end of training, they're put to the test. Not all of them will emerge with a job.


Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LA's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Brings World-class Exhibitions to Public Spaces with CURRENT: LA FOOD - Thrive Global
LA's Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) Brings World-class Exhibitions to Public Spaces with CURRENT: LA FOOD  Thrive Global

Los Angeles – With the premiere of CURRENT:LA FOOD approaching, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is excited to announce the ...


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 10:47:03 GMT



LAFD Assistant Fire Chief Retires After 38 Years of Service - Lasentinel
LAFD Assistant Fire Chief Retires After 38 Years of Service  Lasentinel

When Assistant Fire Chief Kwame Cooper joined the Los Angeles City Fire Department 38 years ago, there were less than 80 Blacks out of 3,800 firefighters.


Posted on Thu, 25 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters Stopping in Moses Lake on Charity Ride from Bellevue to Colorado Springs - NewsRadio 560 KPQ - KPQ
Firefighters Stopping in Moses Lake on Charity Ride from Bellevue to Colorado Springs - NewsRadio 560 KPQ  KPQ

The Moses Lake Fire Department will be hosting a group of firefighters raising money for the Gary Sinise Foundation Friday night. Tom Sowards, President of ...


Posted on Fri, 30 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Philadelphia Commissioner Realigns How Department Counts Fires Firefighters - Firehouse.com
Philadelphia Commissioner Realigns How Department Counts Fires Firefighters  Firehouse.com

Under Fire Commissioner Adam Thiel, a self-described data geek, Philadelphia firefighters are encouraged to count even the small fires they used to balk at ...


Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:38:40 GMT



City Of Los Angeles DCA Announces Artists And Community Partners Exhibitions And Events for CURRENT: LA FOOD - Broadway World
City Of Los Angeles DCA Announces Artists And Community Partners Exhibitions And Events for CURRENT: LA FOOD  Broadway World

With the premiere of CURRENT:LA FOOD approaching, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) announces the schedule of events for the ...


Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:28:45 GMT



LAPD, City Of LA Vow To Crackdown On Illegal Pot Shops - CBS Los Angeles
LAPD, City Of LA Vow To Crackdown On Illegal Pot Shops  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — There is a cannabis crackdown in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Police Department put illegal pot shops on notice Wednesday with ...


Posted on Wed, 28 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



1 Person Dead, 1 in Critical Condition After Plane Crashes Into Building in Torrance - KTLA Los Angeles
1 Person Dead, 1 in Critical Condition After Plane Crashes Into Building in Torrance  KTLA Los Angeles

A single-engine plane crashed into the roof of a building in Torrance Thursday, leaving the pilot dead and a passenger hospitalized in critical condition.


Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:42:00 GMT



Memories of 9/11, 18 years later - Stripes Korea
Memories of 9/11, 18 years later  Stripes Korea

The morning of September 11, 2001, was beautiful and clear, a picture-perfect day, not a cloud in sight. New Yorkers made their way to work, filling the ...


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 05:40:33 GMT



California sends Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces, allied personnel to assist in response to Hurricane Dorian - Orange County Breeze
California sends Urban Search & Rescue Task Forces, allied personnel to assist in response to Hurricane Dorian  Orange County Breeze

At the request of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Governor Gavin Newsom, through the California Governor's Office of Emergency ...


Posted on Thu, 05 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



9/11 anniversary commemorations planned in LA, Long Beach, Beverly Hills - LA Daily News
9/11 anniversary commemorations planned in LA, Long Beach, Beverly Hills  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — Police and fire officials will gather with elected office holders and residents at events across Southern California Wednesday to commemorate ...


Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



SUV crashes through window at Starbucks in Canoga Park - LA Daily News
SUV crashes through window at Starbucks in Canoga Park  LA Daily News

A driver was hospitalized Saturday morning after an SUV crashed into the window of a Starbucks in Canoga Park, authorities said. Los Angeles City firefighters ...


Posted on Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:34:00 GMT



Firefighters distracted by politician requests during Woolsey fire - Los Angeles Times
Firefighters distracted by politician requests during Woolsey fire  Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Fire Department officials said their response to the massive Woolsey fire was complicated by requests from local politicians, according to a ...


Posted on Fri, 26 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 20-27 - LA Daily News
Garden events in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Sept. 20-27  LA Daily News

Green thumb or not, it's fun to learn about plants whether it's at a garden class or a visit to a botanic garden. Here is a sampling of area garden events.


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 13:00:00 GMT



Redacted texts show L.A. mayor asking for home check amid fire - Los Angeles Times
Redacted texts show L.A. mayor asking for home check amid fire  Los Angeles Times

On a November afternoon, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti texted the city's fire chief to ask how much destruction the Woolsey fire had caused in a wealthy ...


Posted on Fri, 09 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LAFD spokesman is accused of using a city car to threaten an Uber driver - Los Angeles Times
LAFD spokesman is accused of using a city car to threaten an Uber driver  Los Angeles Times

Peter Sanders, a civilian employee and chief spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department, is accused of using a city vehicle to stop and threaten an Uber ...


Posted on Mon, 17 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Topanga Town Council Holds High-Spirited September Update - M'Online
Topanga Town Council Holds High-Spirited September Update  M'Online

Despite the late summer heat and no air conditioning, it was a high-energy meeting as the Topanga Town Council convened following the summer hiatus and ...


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Rancho Palos Verdes begins $200,000 project to clear acacia shrubs to prevent wildfires - The Daily Breeze
Rancho Palos Verdes begins $200,000 project to clear acacia shrubs to prevent wildfires  The Daily Breeze

Work began this week to remove invasive acacia shrubs from 38 acres in the Palos Verdes Nature Preserve. Acacias, according to the L.A. County Fire ...


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 22:55:00 GMT



Union pressured Mayor Garcetti’s office to oust top fire official, court records show - Los Angeles Times
Union pressured Mayor Garcetti’s office to oust top fire official, court records show  Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Fire Marshal John Vidovich was at the peak of his career in 2015. He ran the city's Fire Prevention Bureau, oversaw more than 150 employees and ...


Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Future - The simple words that save lives - BBC News
Future - The simple words that save lives  BBC News

In 1984, Dallas, Texas, a call to the emergency services went catastrophically wrong. An elderly woman had stopped breathing, or was struggling to breathe, ...


Posted on Thu, 19 Sep 2019 20:20:53 GMT



LA Firefighters Can Wear Rams Gear On Duty - CBS Los Angeles
LA Firefighters Can Wear Rams Gear On Duty  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — They're saving lives while supporting the home team: Los Angeles city firefighters are now allowed to wear Rams hats on duty.


Posted on Tue, 29 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Events planned across Southland to mark anniversary of 9/11 attacks - The Hub-LA
Events planned across Southland to mark anniversary of 9/11 attacks  The Hub-LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Police and fire officials will gather with elected office holders and residents at events across the Southland today to commemorate the ...


Posted on Wed, 11 Sep 2019 10:05:00 GMT



Teen girls train hard at 2-day Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter camp - KABC-TV
Teen girls train hard at 2-day Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter camp  KABC-TV

Dozens of girls experienced what it was like to become a firefighter as they participated in Los Angeles Fire Department's Girls Camp.


Posted on Sat, 02 Mar 2019 08:00:00 GMT



No Reports of Significant Damage, Injury in L.A. Following Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake: LAFD - KTLA Los Angeles
No Reports of Significant Damage, Injury in L.A. Following Magnitude 6.4 Earthquake: LAFD  KTLA Los Angeles

No significant damage or injuries were found in Los Angeles after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook Southern California Thursday, according to the Los ...


Posted on Thu, 04 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LAFD sends Urban Search and Rescue Team to Ridgecrest - FOX 11 Los Angeles
LAFD sends Urban Search and Rescue Team to Ridgecrest  FOX 11 Los Angeles

Firefighters and equipment from the Los Angeles city and country fire departments are in the Ridgecrest area assisting with cleanup and recovery efforts ...


Posted on Sun, 07 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Police: Los Angeles Fire Official Used City Car in Dispute - Firehouse.com
Police: Los Angeles Fire Official Used City Car in Dispute  Firehouse.com

The Los Angeles Fire Department's spokesman is accused of using his city car's lights and sirens to chase down an Uber driver who argued with his wife, ...


Posted on Wed, 19 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



‘Light Force 38’ returns to Wilmington with 18 firefighters and paramedics, 8 years after budget cuts closed it down - The Daily Breeze
‘Light Force 38’ returns to Wilmington with 18 firefighters and paramedics, 8 years after budget cuts closed it down  The Daily Breeze

When Los Angeles city budget cuts pulled a hook-and-ladder engine and pumper truck from Wilmington's Fire Station 38 eight years ago, the protests were ...


Posted on Thu, 15 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LAFD spokesman could avoid criminal charges after being accused of using city car to threaten Uber driver - Los Angeles Times
LAFD spokesman could avoid criminal charges after being accused of using city car to threaten Uber driver  Los Angeles Times

LAFD spokesman Peter Sanders will face a hearing officer on Oct. 2 to face accusations he used a city car to stop and threaten an Uber driver. The diversion ...


Posted on Fri, 09 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LA City and County firefighters help stop Bell Canyon brush fire - LA Daily News
LA City and County firefighters help stop Bell Canyon brush fire  LA Daily News

BELL CANYON — Los Angeles city and county firefighters assisted the Ventura County Fire Department in stopping a small brush fire that charred about three ...


Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Introduction to the Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter program - Fire Aviation
Introduction to the Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter program  Fire Aviation

The Los Angeles Fire Department(LAFD) aviation program started in 1962 with one Bell 47. Today they have six helicopters, four AgustaWestland AW139's and ...


Posted on Mon, 17 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



LADWP and fire department continue to post high overtime pay for some employees, watchdog groups says - LA Daily News
LADWP and fire department continue to post high overtime pay for some employees, watchdog groups says  LA Daily News

Overtime pay hit another peak last year at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, while some city firefighters continued to receive high overtime ...


Posted on Tue, 11 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Seek Thermal Supplies Entire LA Fire Dept. with TICs - Firehouse.com
Seek Thermal Supplies Entire LA Fire Dept. with TICs  Firehouse.com

Seek Thermal has announced it will supply fire and rescue personnel with thermal imaging cameras as part of every firefighter's standard gear across the City of ...


Posted on Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



L.A. County firefighters earn massive overtime pay, busting budgets and raising questions - Los Angeles Times
L.A. County firefighters earn massive overtime pay, busting budgets and raising questions  Los Angeles Times

Strained by staffing shortages and major emergencies, the L.A. County Fire Department busted its overtime plan by tens of millions of dollars, inflating salaries ...


Posted on Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Propane Tanks at Homeless Encampment Explode During Brush Fire in Sepulveda Basin Area: LAFD - KTLA Los Angeles
Propane Tanks at Homeless Encampment Explode During Brush Fire in Sepulveda Basin Area: LAFD  KTLA Los Angeles

Propane tanks exploded during a brush fire in the Sepulveda Basin area Tuesday afternoon, officials said. The blaze began in an open field near the ...


Posted on Tue, 30 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LAFD spokesperson accused of using city vehicle to threaten Uber driver during altercation - KABC-TV
LAFD spokesperson accused of using city vehicle to threaten Uber driver during altercation  KABC-TV

A chief spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department is at the center of a police investigation after reportedly using his city vehicle to threaten an Uber ...


Posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Orthodox Jewish EMT service faces fight from L.A. fire department, and a powerful fire union - Los Angeles Times
Orthodox Jewish EMT service faces fight from L.A. fire department, and a powerful fire union  Los Angeles Times

It started with a few bites of ice cream with cashew and ended with a ride in an ambulance run by an Orthodox Jewish emergency medical *service*. In 2017 ...


Posted on Sun, 10 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters Battle Brush Fire Above Multimillion-Dollar Homes in Pacific Palisades - KTLA Los Angeles
Firefighters Battle Brush Fire Above Multimillion-Dollar Homes in Pacific Palisades  KTLA Los Angeles

Firefighters on Tuesday battled a brush fire that burned at least 5 acres of a densely vegetated hillside near several multimillion-dollar homes in the Pacific ...


Posted on Tue, 13 Aug 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LA Fire official allegedly used city car’s lights and siren to threaten man in Trader Joe’s parking-lot disput - New York Daily News
LA Fire official allegedly used city car’s lights and siren to threaten man in Trader Joe’s parking-lot disput  New York Daily News

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Fire Department allegedly lost his cool and used his city vehicle to threaten an Uber driver in a parking lot dispute, according ...


Posted on Tue, 18 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



A false start and a big learning curve - Signal Tribune
A false start and a big learning curve  Signal Tribune

In April of 1999, my buddy John and I were hired to “bring back” the Long Beach Marathon. Here's the scoop: We left our jobs and took a chance with a guy who ...


Posted on Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:05:49 GMT



Firefighters' fateful choices: How the Woolsey fire became an unstoppable monster - Los Angeles Times
Firefighters' fateful choices: How the Woolsey fire became an unstoppable monster  Los Angeles Times

The records, obtained by The Times under the California Public Records Act, show firefighters on the Woolsey line were struggling to catch up during those first ...


Posted on Sun, 06 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters Put Out Blaze at Building in Downtown L.A.’s Fashion District - KTLA Los Angeles
Firefighters Put Out Blaze at Building in Downtown L.A.’s Fashion District  KTLA Los Angeles

Firefighters worked to put out a blaze at a building in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday morning, officials said. The fire was reported at a structure located at ...


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Understaffed And Overworked: Firefighters Exhausted By Severe California Fires - OPB News
Understaffed And Overworked: Firefighters Exhausted By Severe California Fires  OPB News

Firefighters from the Los Angeles city fire department had just returned to their station after responding to the mass shooting at the Borderline Bar & Grill in ...


Posted on Mon, 26 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Thanks, But No Thanks: Firefighters Ask for You to Stop Donating Random Goods - NBC Southern California
Thanks, But No Thanks: Firefighters Ask for You to Stop Donating Random Goods  NBC Southern California

As residents look for ways to help Southern California firefighters by donating water, energy drinks, blankets, and more, resulting in an extra 5000 pounds of ...


Posted on Mon, 12 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Making US Fire Departments More Diverse and Inclusive - Harvard Business Review
Making US Fire Departments More Diverse and Inclusive  Harvard Business Review

Picture a typical firefighter. Who comes to mind? If you imagined a white man, that's understandable: 96% of U.S. career firefighters are men, and 82% are white.


Posted on Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. City Council OKs $800,000 settlement in lawsuit over fire marshal’s dismissal - Los Angeles Times
L.A. City Council OKs $800,000 settlement in lawsuit over fire marshal’s dismissal  Los Angeles Times

The L.A. City Council approved a $800000 settlement Wednesday in a lawsuit brought by John Vidovich, who was removed as fire marshal in 2016. The fire ...


Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



LAFD, LACoFD Apartment Fire - Firefighter Nation
LAFD, LACoFD Apartment Fire  Firefighter Nation

City and County firefighters go to work on a triplex apartment.


Posted on Thu, 21 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Watch: LAFD Helicopter Pilots Rescue Three People, Dogs as Woolsey Fire Approaches - NBC Southern California
Watch: LAFD Helicopter Pilots Rescue Three People, Dogs as Woolsey Fire Approaches  NBC Southern California

Two Los Angeles Fire Department pilots carried out a dramatic rescue of three people and two dogs on Castro Peak in the hills above Malibu in the midst of the ...


Posted on Tue, 20 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Fire Fighting Fire: The Story of the Struggle to Build West Hollywood's Fire Station No. 7 - WEHOville
Fire Fighting Fire: The Story of the Struggle to Build West Hollywood's Fire Station No. 7  WEHOville

Los Angeles County greatly improved the fire protection services it provides West Hollywood with the opening of a new Fire Station No. 7 at San Vicente ...


Posted on Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



LA County's Fire Department to expand its fleet of Sikorsky Firehawk helicopters - AirMed and Rescue Magazine
LA County's Fire Department to expand its fleet of Sikorsky Firehawk helicopters  AirMed and Rescue Magazine

Los Angeles County Fire Department's Supervisor Kathryn Barger has announced that the *service* intends to purchase an additional two Firehawk helicopters, ...


Posted on Thu, 25 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Arson suspected in fast-moving San Pedro brush fire - Los Angeles Times
Arson suspected in fast-moving San Pedro brush fire  Los Angeles Times

A man has been arrested on suspicion of arson after a fast-moving fire swept through several acres of brush in San Pedro near the Harbor Freeway.


Posted on Sat, 20 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Fire Commission moves to give in-house watchdog 'unfettered access' to disciplinary files - Los Angeles Times
Fire Commission moves to give in-house watchdog 'unfettered access' to disciplinary files  Los Angeles Times

The panel that oversees the Los Angeles Fire Department voted Tuesday to give the agency's internal watchdog “unfettered access” to the disciplinary files of its ...


Posted on Tue, 21 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Robert Hawkins leads the way to the LA Fire Department - lastandardnewspaper.com
Robert Hawkins leads the way to the LA Fire Department  lastandardnewspaper.com

Robert Hawkins, an Inglewood native, was mentored by firefighters when he was younger, and now he's encouraging others to join the LAFD.


Posted on Fri, 12 Apr 2019 22:27:39 GMT



Thank a Firefighter at a Firehouse Open House Day - NBC Southern California
Thank a Firefighter at a Firehouse Open House Day  NBC Southern California

The second Saturday in May is LAFD Fire *Service* Day, and firehouses across the city will open their doors to host tours.


Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



A New LAFD Unit Is Providing Urgent Care on the Spot - LA Magazine
A New LAFD Unit Is Providing Urgent Care on the Spot  LA Magazine

The Los Angeles Fire Department's Advanced Provider Response Units bring nurse practitioners to people so they can skip a trip to the ER.


Posted on Fri, 28 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



 

 
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