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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*.


Posted on Sun, 10 Feb 2019 17:45:00 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



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



Wilmington man shot by stray bullet from police shooting sues city of L.A., officers - The Daily Breeze
Wilmington man shot by stray bullet from police shooting sues city of L.A., officers  The Daily Breeze

A Wilmington man who was struck by a stray bullet when a gun battle erupted outside his apartment between police and a reckless driving suspect is suing the ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 21:10:00 GMT



The Forum's owners want to know if Inglewood's mayor has a romantic relationship with his aide - Los Angeles Times
The Forum's owners want to know if Inglewood's mayor has a romantic relationship with his aide  Los Angeles Times

A bitter legal fight between the owners of the Forum and the City of Inglewood has escalated after lawyers for the arena asked in court proceedings whether ...


Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2019 12:00:00 GMT



Liquid Oxygen Spill Closes ER, Postponing Surgeries at Marina Del Rey Hospital - NBC Southern California
Liquid Oxygen Spill Closes ER, Postponing Surgeries at Marina Del Rey Hospital  NBC Southern California

A liquid oxygen spill Monday prompted closure of the emergency room at Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey Hospital and the postponement of surgeries, but no ...


Posted on Mon, 28 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Southern California’s typically dry waterways turned lethal for some during Thursday’s storm - Press-Enterprise
Southern California’s typically dry waterways turned lethal for some during Thursday’s storm  Press-Enterprise

Along with the web of freeways and busy interchanges, Southern California's cities are also tied together by a vast network of rivers, creeks and flood canals.


Posted on Sun, 17 Feb 2019 09:39:00 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



FAA Photos Show Damage to LAFD Helicopter Following La Tuna Fire Mishap - NBC Southern California
FAA Photos Show Damage to LAFD Helicopter Following La Tuna Fire Mishap  NBC Southern California

A $17-million firefighting helicopter damaged during the La Tuna Fire a year ago has been returned to *service* and the Los Angeles Fire Department says its fleet ...


Posted on Fri, 31 Aug 2018 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



6 escape unharmed from house fire in San Pedro - The Daily Breeze
6 escape unharmed from house fire in San Pedro  The Daily Breeze

Six people escaped unharmed from a burning home in San Pedro early Tuesday morning, Feb. 12, authorities said. Los Angeles city firefighters were sent to the ...


Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:20:00 GMT



Mudslide ransacks homes in Sausalito as an atmospheric river fuels flooding across California - AccuWeather.com
Mudslide ransacks homes in Sausalito as an atmospheric river fuels flooding across California  AccuWeather.com

A major winter storm fueled by an atmospheric river that had been battering California since Tuesday night, triggered mudslides, severe flooding and water ...


Posted on Sat, 16 Feb 2019 00:06:00 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



One year after a firefighter's deadly fall, L.A. is fighting an order from state safety regulators - Los Angeles Times
One year after a firefighter's deadly fall, L.A. is fighting an order from state safety regulators  Los Angeles Times

Lawyers for the Los Angeles Fire Department are at odds with workplace safety regulators over their investigation into the death of 29-year-old firefighter Kelly ...


Posted on Sun, 29 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Real Estate Money In Politics: Growing Distrust, 'An Explosion Of Demand' For Accountability - Bisnow
Real Estate Money In Politics: Growing Distrust, 'An Explosion Of Demand' For Accountability  Bisnow

Anger at the intersection of money, development and local politics boiled over in New York with HQ2. Will the rest of the country follow suit?


Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 09:22:30 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



Making US Fire Departments More Diverse and Inclusive - HBR.org Daily
Making US Fire Departments More Diverse and Inclusive  HBR.org Daily

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



Western Costume: Inside Hollywood's "Magical" Mecca of Costumes - Hollywood Reporter
Western Costume: Inside Hollywood's "Magical" Mecca of Costumes  Hollywood Reporter

Step into Western Costume, America's largest and most iconic warehouse of famous clothing, where finds from Mahershala Ali's 'Green Book' sweater to 'Black ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 14:00:00 GMT



LAFD, local politicians celebrate restored fire engines - KABC-TV
LAFD, local politicians celebrate restored fire engines  KABC-TV

Los Angeles fire officials and local politicians will celebrate the restoration of engine companies at four stations across the city on Wednesday.


Posted on Wed, 18 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Enough With The Random Donations, LA Firefighters Implore - Pacific Palisades, CA Patch
Enough With The Random Donations, LA Firefighters Implore  Pacific Palisades, CA Patch

Stop With The Random Donations, Say Firefighters - Pacific Palisades, CA - A kind-hearted outpouring of donations is misdirected to firefighters, causing ...


Posted on Tue, 13 Nov 2018 08:00:00 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



How to Help Woolsey Fire First Responders (and How Not To) - LA Magazine
How to Help Woolsey Fire First Responders (and How Not To)  LA Magazine

As of 7:30 Monday morning, the Woolsey Fire had burned 91,000 acres, destroyed an estimated 370 structures (with 57,000 more threatened), and was only 20 ...


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



How You Can Help Firefighters Battling The California Wildfires - WFMYNews2.com
How You Can Help Firefighters Battling The California Wildfires  WFMYNews2.com

As raging wildfires continue to devastate homes and businesses in California, many around the nation are wondering how they can help first responders.


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



White male LA firefighter alleges harassment by black female colleague in lawsuit - LA Daily News
White male LA firefighter alleges harassment by black female colleague in lawsuit  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A white firefighter is suing the city, alleging he a suffered backlash in 2017 when he complained that a black colleague had harassed him by ...


Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:00:00 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



Detailing the Success of the LA Fire Department's Drone Program - Commercial UAV News
Detailing the Success of the LA Fire Department's Drone Program  Commercial UAV News

News about the Los Angeles Fire Department's (LAFD) use of drones to fight the Skirball fire was covered far and wide but it was just the start.


Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. firefighter files discrimination suit, saying his equipment was smeared with feces - Los Angeles Times
L.A. firefighter files discrimination suit, saying his equipment was smeared with feces  Los Angeles Times

An 11-year LAFD employee who is African American says the department has had a history of incidents where fecal matter was used to harass black firefighters.


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



Detroit blazes see huge decline - The Detroit News
Detroit blazes see huge decline  The Detroit News

Detroit — Less of Detroit is burning. Daily structure fires in Detroit have declined dramatically over the past five years as a result of stepped-up arson ...


Posted on Wed, 06 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



No Place Left to Go: Business Districts Keep Homeless Populations on the Move - Next City
No Place Left to Go: Business Districts Keep Homeless Populations on the Move  Next City

In Denver and other cities, can private groups control access to public spaces?


Posted on Mon, 18 Feb 2019 22:11:27 GMT



LA County Fire Department Hiring Paramedics - NBC Southern California
LA County Fire Department Hiring Paramedics  NBC Southern California

The Los Angeles County Fire Department put out a call Tuesday for experienced paramedics to apply.


Posted on Tue, 18 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



LA Council Considers Changes to Controversial Retirement Program - NBC Southern California
LA Council Considers Changes to Controversial Retirement Program  NBC Southern California

Changes to the fraud-tainted Deferred Retirement Option Plan for police and firefighters, aimed at making it less susceptible to abuse, are before the Los ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Veteran L.A. dive team firefighter wins $2.75 million in retaliation lawsuit - LA Daily News
Veteran L.A. dive team firefighter wins $2.75 million in retaliation lawsuit  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A veteran firefighter who said he suffered a backlash after reporting that Los Angeles Fire Department personnel and members of the dive ...


Posted on Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. County supervisors to spend $4.5 million studying 'new realities' in fire service - Los Angeles Times
L.A. County supervisors to spend $4.5 million studying 'new realities' in fire service  Los Angeles Times

The worst wildfire in the region's modern history has prompted Los Angeles County leaders to rethink how the fire *service* provides emergency response.


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Fire rips through abandoned church near downtown L.A., destroying historic building - Los Angeles Times
Fire rips through abandoned church near downtown L.A., destroying historic building  Los Angeles Times

Firefighters couldn't save a historic church in University Park after an early-morning fire Thursday.


Posted on Thu, 04 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Woolsey Fire chopper rescue caught on camera - KABC-TV
Woolsey Fire chopper rescue caught on camera  KABC-TV

A daring, dramatic mountaintop rescue by a firefighter chopper crew in the middle of raging flames from the Woolsey Fire was caught on camera.


Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. fire chief raises concerns about 'divisive' workplace incidents involving firefighters - Los Angeles Times
L.A. fire chief raises concerns about 'divisive' workplace incidents involving firefighters  Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Fire Department has experienced a series of “divisive” workplace incidents in recent months, including at least one debate between firefighters ...


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



L.A. Fire Department Provides Flood and Mudslide Safety Tips - KTLA Los Angeles
L.A. Fire Department Provides Flood and Mudslide Safety Tips  KTLA Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Fire Department is urging residents to take precautions as a storm system moves into the area. LAFD issued a news release with several steps ...


Posted on Wed, 28 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Skid Row’s once-beautiful Fire Station No. 23 will become arts center - Curbed LA
Skid Row’s once-beautiful Fire Station No. 23 will become arts center  Curbed LA

Plans to restore and reuse a gorgeous old fire station on Skid Row have been in the works for more than two decades. Finally, city engineering staffers are ...


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



Big Kitchen Fire Heavily Damages Popular Urth Caffe in the Arts District - Eater LA
Big Kitchen Fire Heavily Damages Popular Urth Caffe in the Arts District  Eater LA

An early morning fire hit longtime Arts District restaurant Urth Caffe. The corner space on Hewitt Street started kicking up smoke in the pre-dawn hours, and ...


Posted on Fri, 28 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters Able to Hold Woolsey Containment, But Danger Remains - NBC Southern California
Firefighters Able to Hold Woolsey Containment, But Danger Remains  NBC Southern California

Despite the return of threatening Santa Ana winds, a combined force of firefighters battling the deadly Woolsey Fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties was ...


Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



5 LAFD Firefighters Injured While Battling Mendocino Complex as Largest Fire in State History Forces New Evacuations - KTLA Los Angeles
5 LAFD Firefighters Injured While Battling Mendocino Complex as Largest Fire in State History Forces New Evacuations  KTLA Los Angeles

Five firefighters with the Los Angeles Fire Department were injured while battling the massive Mendocino Complex Fire in Northern California, which has ...


Posted on Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Firefight like a Girl: First Woman Ever Named LAFD Firefighter of the Year - NBC Southern California
Firefight like a Girl: First Woman Ever Named LAFD Firefighter of the Year  NBC Southern California

The first woman ever has just won the 2017 Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighter of the Year award. Her name is Rosa Tufts. With over 34 years of *service* ...


Posted on Fri, 20 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles Firefighter Bryce Gutierrez Receives Firehouse Michael O. McNamee Valor Award - Firehouse.com
Los Angeles Firefighter Bryce Gutierrez Receives Firehouse Michael O. McNamee Valor Award  Firehouse.com

Firehouse recognizes Bryce Gutierrez for rescuing multiple children from a structure fire with the Michael O. McNamee Award of Valor.


Posted on Thu, 30 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



LAFD Los Angeles Firefighters Injured Critical Warehouse Boyle Heights - Firehouse.com
LAFD Los Angeles Firefighters Injured Critical Warehouse Boyle Heights  Firehouse.com

Three Los Angeles firefighters suffered burn injuries in a partial roof collapse while battling a warehouse fire Wednesday in Boyle Heights.


Posted on Wed, 19 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Mandatory Evacuation in West Hills Marks 1st Within L.A. City Limits for Woolsey Fire - KTLA Los Angeles
Mandatory Evacuation in West Hills Marks 1st Within L.A. City Limits for Woolsey Fire  KTLA Los Angeles

Los Angeles authorities on Friday evening ordered the mandatory evacuation for part of West Hills, the first neighborhood within L.A. city limits to be affected by ...


Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles LAFD Watchdog Access Discipline Files Firefighters - Firehouse.com
Los Angeles LAFD Watchdog Access Discipline Files Firefighters  Firehouse.com

The panel that oversees the LAFD voted Tuesday to give the agency's internal watchdog “unfettered access” to the disciplinary files of firefighters.


Posted on Wed, 22 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Entire California Town Destroyed; Tens of Thousands Flee in Los Angeles, Ventura Counties - The Weather Channel
Entire California Town Destroyed; Tens of Thousands Flee in Los Angeles, Ventura Counties  The Weather Channel

Here's what we know about several wildfires burning in parts of Northern and Southern California.


Posted on Fri, 09 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Garcetti still struggling to expand the number of female firefighters - Los Angeles Times
Garcetti still struggling to expand the number of female firefighters  Los Angeles Times

Four years ago, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti vowed to revamp the way the city hires firefighters by introducing more women into a department that has been ...


Posted on Mon, 12 Mar 2018 07:00:00 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



LAFD fire truck catches on fire near USC Village - Daily Trojan Online
LAFD fire truck catches on fire near USC Village  Daily Trojan Online

Residents of the Cowlings and Ilium residential colleges evacuated Building 9 at USC Village Wednesday morning after smoke from a burning fire truck set off ...


Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



New Wildfire Task Force Proposed by LA City Council Members - NBC Southern California
New Wildfire Task Force Proposed by LA City Council Members  NBC Southern California

Several members of the Los Angeles City Council proposed Tuesday that a task force be formed to consider new solutions to fighting and preventing destructive ...


Posted on Wed, 21 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Woolsey Fire burns 96,949 acres across Los Angeles, Ventura - Curbed LA
Woolsey Fire burns 96,949 acres across Los Angeles, Ventura  Curbed LA

Forced out of their neighborhoods for more than a week because of a wind-driven wildfire that raced across the canyons, devouring hundreds of buildings in its ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



New LAFD fire engine in Reseda could help station with surge in emergency calls - LA Daily News
New LAFD fire engine in Reseda could help station with surge in emergency calls  LA Daily News

Public officials concerned for nearly a decade about the state of fire safety in Los Angeles could breathe a little easier Monday after one of the San Fernando ...


Posted on Mon, 09 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Shots fired during Los Angeles house fire prompts standoff - 10News
Shots fired during Los Angeles house fire prompts standoff  10News

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A woman was found dead Tuesday at the scene of a house fire where a gunman fired shots and barricaded himself before being taken ...


Posted on Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Brush fire near Griffith Park prompts evacuation of observatory - Los Angeles Times
Brush fire near Griffith Park prompts evacuation of observatory  Los Angeles Times

A brush fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at Griffith Park, sending a plume of smoke climbing into the sky and sparking concerns about nearby structures.


Posted on Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



City Council Votes to Reform Controversial Retirement Program for L.A.’s Veteran Police and Firefighters - KTLA Los Angeles
City Council Votes to Reform Controversial Retirement Program for L.A.’s Veteran Police and Firefighters  KTLA Los Angeles

The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to reform a controversial retirement program that allowed hundreds of veteran police and firefighters to take ...


Posted on Tue, 15 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Plan to Fine Angelenos For False Alarm Fire Calls Moving Forward - NBC Southern California
Plan to Fine Angelenos For False Alarm Fire Calls Moving Forward  NBC Southern California

In an effort to reduce the thousands of unwarranted alarm calls that the fire department responds to each year, the Los Angeles City Council is advancing a ...


Posted on Wed, 23 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Redondo Beach considers turning over fire department to L.A. County - The Daily Breeze
Redondo Beach considers turning over fire department to L.A. County  The Daily Breeze

Facing an expected budget shortfall of $10 million in seven to eight years, the city of Redondo Beach is looking for any way it can to save money. One of the ...


Posted on Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Woolsey fire prompts LA City Council members to propose wildfire task force - LA Daily News
Woolsey fire prompts LA City Council members to propose wildfire task force  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES – Several members of the Los Angeles City Council proposed on Tuesday that a task force be formed to consider new solutions to fighting and ...


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



La Verne firefighters allege fire chief, top officials knew about secret recordings - Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
La Verne firefighters allege fire chief, top officials knew about secret recordings  Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

Fire Capt. Danny Montoya claims La Verne's fire chief and top city officials knew about the secret recordings Battalion Chief Michael Thompson allegedly made ...


Posted on Fri, 21 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



LA Considering Big Fines For False Fire Alarms - CBS Los Angeles
LA Considering Big Fines For False Fire Alarms  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Los Angeles City Council is moving forward in developing a plan which would fine homeowners and businesses for false fire ...


Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Vehicle of Missing LA County Fire Department Captain Found in Santa Barbara County - NBC Southern California
Vehicle of Missing LA County Fire Department Captain Found in Santa Barbara County  NBC Southern California

The vehicle of a Los Angeles County Fire Department captain missing since Monday from Newhall has been located in Santa Barbara County, authorities said ...


Posted on Fri, 17 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



How a Cofounder of the Derby Dolls Is Helping the LA Fire Department Recruit More Women Los Angeles Magazine - LA Magazine
How a Cofounder of the Derby Dolls Is Helping the LA Fire Department Recruit More Women Los Angeles Magazine  LA Magazine

In 2015 Rebecca Ninburg, who cofounded the roller derby team the L.A. Derby Dolls, left the skating rink behind to help in local government, where she's been ...


Posted on Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT



City of Vallejo has a new fire chief - Vallejo Times Herald
City of Vallejo has a new fire chief  Vallejo Times Herald

Vallejo city officials today announced they have appointed Daryl C. Arbuthnott as the city's new fire chief. Arbuthnott replaces Jack McArthur, who was released ...


Posted on Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Weed Wacker Likely Sparked Fire That Prompted Evacuations in Beverly Crest: LAFD - KTLA Los Angeles
Weed Wacker Likely Sparked Fire That Prompted Evacuations in Beverly Crest: LAFD  KTLA Los Angeles

A weed wacker likely caused a fire that prompted the temporary evacuation of dozens of homes in Beverly Crest on Tuesday, according to authorities.


Posted on Tue, 12 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



LA Taxpayers Supplementing Pension Funds For Millionaire Fire, Police Retirees - CBS Los Angeles
LA Taxpayers Supplementing Pension Funds For Millionaire Fire, Police Retirees  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles' millionaire police and fire retirees have pensions so high, they exceed limits set by the Internal Revenue *Service*, ...


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



Los Angeles Fire Department AW139 strikes object, suffers substantial damage during LaTuna Fire - Collective Magazine
Los Angeles Fire Department AW139 strikes object, suffers substantial damage during LaTuna Fire  Collective Magazine

A City of Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) AW139 helicopter suffered substantial damage after making contact with what appeared to be a pine tree during ...


Posted on Thu, 15 Mar 2018 20:25:18 GMT



22-Year-Old L.A. Firefighter Dies While Off-Duty in Ventura County - KTLA Los Angeles
22-Year-Old L.A. Firefighter Dies While Off-Duty in Ventura County  KTLA Los Angeles

A Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter died while off duty in Ventura County, officials announced this week. Peter D. Varnum was 22 and had been working ...


Posted on Wed, 25 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Orange City Fire Department Welcomes New Fire Chief Doug Fackiner - Patch.com
Orange City Fire Department Welcomes New Fire Chief Doug Fackiner  Patch.com

New Orange City Fire Dept. Chief Doug Fackiner - Orange County, CA - Deputy Chief Doug Fackiner Became New Chief of the Orange City Fire Department, ...


Posted on Fri, 14 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Changes to fraud-tainted LA DROP program announced by Garcetti - LA Daily News
Changes to fraud-tainted LA DROP program announced by Garcetti  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — City and labor leaders have agreed to changes to the controversial Deferred Retirement Option Plan for police and firefighters, aimed at ...


Posted on Fri, 24 Aug 2018 07:00:00 GMT



LA beefs up brush-clearance rules in wake of hillside fires - LA Daily News
LA beefs up brush-clearance rules in wake of hillside fires  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — Following a series of fires that have broken out in the hillsides over the last year, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously approved an ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Adopt-a-Fire-Station Programs Spark Community Support - U.S. News & World Report
Adopt-a-Fire-Station Programs Spark Community Support  U.S. News & World Report

In multiple states, "Adopt-a-Fire-Station" initiatives are inviting residents and businesses to donate time, money or other gifts to local fire stations, with the goal of ...


Posted on Wed, 26 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Foo Fighters Dave Grohl gives BBQ to California firefighters - CBS News
Foo Fighters Dave Grohl gives BBQ to California firefighters  CBS News

Grohl didn't deliver just any barbecue to some of the heroes fighting the wildfires in the southern part of the state -- he smoked it himself.


Posted on Thu, 15 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles Fire Dept. reports natgas pipeline rupture at Woodland Hills - Reuters
Los Angeles Fire Dept. reports natgas pipeline rupture at Woodland Hills  Reuters

(Reuters) - An underground natural gas pipeline ruptured due to an overturned vehicle causing a leak in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, the city's fire ...


Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles Rams honor first responders, victims of recent tragedies at MNF game - ESPN
Los Angeles Rams honor first responders, victims of recent tragedies at MNF game  ESPN

More than 3000 first responders and people affected by the recent tragedies in Southern California were guests of the Rams for their Monday Night Football ...


Posted on Mon, 19 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Calif. County Firefighters Receive Questionably High Overtime Pay - EMSWorld
Calif. County Firefighters Receive Questionably High Overtime Pay  EMSWorld

The average Los Angeles Fire Department employee's paycheck is more than 30% overtime pay.


Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles firefighters respond to numerous small brush fires, including in Chatsworth, Sylmar, overnight on July 4th - LA Daily News
Los Angeles firefighters respond to numerous small brush fires, including in Chatsworth, Sylmar, overnight on July 4th  LA Daily News

Los Angeles city and county firefighters responded to at least three small brush fires in the San Fernando Valley area overnight, including a two-acre blaze near ...


Posted on Thu, 05 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Malibu Mayor Named in LA Times Investigation Into Fire Department Payroll - Malibu Times
Malibu Mayor Named in LA Times Investigation Into Fire Department Payroll  Malibu Times

All eyes in the community are on Malibu Mayor Rick Mullen this week, following a Los Angeles Times article detailing large amounts of overtime pay among ...


Posted on Wed, 24 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Officials Urge Residents to Help With Cash Donations, Stay Out of Fire Zone - NBC Southern California
Officials Urge Residents to Help With Cash Donations, Stay Out of Fire Zone  NBC Southern California

Southland residents interested in helping local fire victims were urged Sunday to contribute money rather than goods to nonprofit organizations working directly ...


Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



L.A. Fire Department could soon seek federal permission to fly drones - Los Angeles Times
L.A. Fire Department could soon seek federal permission to fly drones  Los Angeles Times

The Los Angeles Fire Department could soon seek federal permission to fly drones, a tool that officials say could help them track down missing hikers and gauge ...


Posted on Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:00:00 GMT



LAFD Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighters SOBER Unit - Firefighter News - Firehouse.com
LAFD Los Angeles Fire Department Firefighters SOBER Unit - Firefighter News  Firehouse.com

The Los Angeles Fire Department's medical director discusses the innovative SOBER Unit.


Posted on Thu, 25 Jan 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters Chow Down to Score Hydration Backpacks for LAFD Co-Workers - L.A. Weekly
Firefighters Chow Down to Score Hydration Backpacks for LAFD Co-Workers  L.A. Weekly

Eight firefighters — four from Station 17 and four from Station 9 — ate 37 Barn Burner burgers on Tuesday at Farmer Boys in DTLA. In doing so, they raised ...


Posted on Tue, 22 May 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Weekend camp attracts teenage girls interested in becoming firefighters - LA Daily News
Weekend camp attracts teenage girls interested in becoming firefighters  LA Daily News

Standing on a stretch of sidewalk just outside of a Los Angeles Fire Department recruit training facility in Panorama City, Italia Lagunas, a certified nurse's ...


Posted on Sat, 07 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Griffith Park brush fire held to 1.5 acres - LA Daily News
Griffith Park brush fire held to 1.5 acres  LA Daily News

It took 122 Los Angeles city firefighters an hour and 23 minutes Monday to extinguish a 1.5-acre brush fire near Griffith Park's heliport. Air and ground crews ...


Posted on Tue, 18 Sep 2018 07:00:00 GMT



North Hollywood firefighter, 22, dies while off duty - LA Daily News
North Hollywood firefighter, 22, dies while off duty  LA Daily News

A Los Angeles firefighter who joined the department earlier this year died Tuesday evening while off-duty in Simi Valley, officials said. Peter D. Varnum, a ...


Posted on Tue, 24 Jul 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fire rips through Huntington Beach waterfront home - KABC-TV
Fire rips through Huntington Beach waterfront home  KABC-TV

A fire ripped through a Huntington Beach waterfront home Thursday, destroying the property.


Posted on Thu, 13 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Inside One of the Country's Busiest Fire Stations - KCET
Inside One of the Country's Busiest Fire Stations  KCET

Station 9 is one of the nation's busiest stations. But a blaze isn't breaking out on every corner of the station's 0.75-square mile territory, in...


Posted on Thu, 09 Mar 2017 08:00:00 GMT



Los Angeles City firefighters file lawsuit against SoCalGas over Aliso Canyon leak - KABC-TV
Los Angeles City firefighters file lawsuit against SoCalGas over Aliso Canyon leak  KABC-TV

A group of Los Angeles City firefighters have filed a lawsuit against SoCalGas over the Aliso Canyon storage facility leak.


Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fire Dangers and the Homeless: What Prevention is Being Done? - NBC Southern California
Fire Dangers and the Homeless: What Prevention is Being Done?  NBC Southern California

The red flag fire danger warning has now been lifted in the City of Los Angeles, but over the last few days while it was in effect, the City had promised to try to ...


Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Video Captures Dramatic Rescue of Man Clinging to Tree in Rain-Swollen L.A. River Near Griffith Park - WGN TV Chicago
Video Captures Dramatic Rescue of Man Clinging to Tree in Rain-Swollen L.A. River Near Griffith Park  WGN TV Chicago

A man desperately clinging to a tree in a stretch of the rain-swollen Los Angeles River near Griffith Park was hoisted to safety Thursday morning, and the ...


Posted on Thu, 29 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Woolsey Fire: Tens of thousands remain evacuated in Southern California as firefighters continue to face challenging conditions - AccuWeather.com
Woolsey Fire: Tens of thousands remain evacuated in Southern California as firefighters continue to face challenging conditions  AccuWeather.com

Extreme fire behavior will continue to challenge firefighters in Southern California this week as they look to gain ground on two large wildfires.


Posted on Fri, 16 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Man Burned in Fire at Culver City Motel - KTLA Los Angeles
Man Burned in Fire at Culver City Motel  KTLA Los Angeles

A man suffered burns early Wednesday when a motel room in Culver City erupted in flames, authorities said. The fire broke out about 3 a.m. at the Astro Motel, ...


Posted on Wed, 26 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



'Sad Day in Long Beach's History': Fire Captain Fatally Shot After Responding to Senior Home Explosion - NBC Southern California
'Sad Day in Long Beach's History': Fire Captain Fatally Shot After Responding to Senior Home Explosion  NBC Southern California

A shooter opened fire on two firefighters, fatally wounding one, Monday morning as they responded to an explosion and fire at a Long Beach senior home.


Posted on Mon, 25 Jun 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Fire Tears Through Iconic Sportsmens Lodge In Studio City - Studio City, CA Patch
Fire Tears Through Iconic Sportsmens Lodge In Studio City  Studio City, CA Patch

Fire Tears Through Iconic Sportsmen's Lodge - Studio City, CA - One-time haunt of early Hollywood elite, Studio City's Sportsmen's Lodge was badly damaged ...


Posted on Fri, 18 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



LA City Firefighters Ranked As Top Overtime Earners In California For 2016 - CBS Los Angeles
LA City Firefighters Ranked As Top Overtime Earners In California For 2016  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A trio of Los Angeles city firefighters have earned the dubious distinction as the top public employee overtime earners in ...


Posted on Tue, 02 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT



LAFD ambulance crashes in Westlake after being stolen in downtown - KABC-TV
LAFD ambulance crashes in Westlake after being stolen in downtown  KABC-TV

A Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance was involved in a crash in the Westlake District after it was stolen early Sunday morning, authorities said.


Posted on Sun, 08 Apr 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Don't Take a Knife to a Gunfight - Fire Rescue Magazine
Don't Take a Knife to a Gunfight  Fire Rescue Magazine

Don't take a knife to a gunfight. This is a term that I'm sure you have all heard before. But what does it mean? When you go to battle bring enough firepower to ...


Posted on Tue, 02 Oct 2018 07:00:00 GMT



Woolsey Fire: Some evacuations lifted as wildfire in Ventura, Los Angeles counties spreads - 10News
Woolsey Fire: Some evacuations lifted as wildfire in Ventura, Los Angeles counties spreads  10News

As of Wednesday morning, the devastating fire in Los Angeles and Ventura counties is 47 percent contained.


Posted on Wed, 14 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Qualifications are everything for metro area's first female fire chief - 9News.com KUSA
Qualifications are everything for metro area's first female fire chief  9News.com KUSA

Golden's new fire chief is one of about 50 female fire chiefs in the country. Alicia Welch does not believe that is the story, though. She wants to be known for her ...


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



 

 
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