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1 killed, 15 hurt in huge explosion at Murrieta neighborhood - Los Angeles Times
1 killed, 15 hurt in huge explosion at Murrieta neighborhood  Los Angeles Times

The blast in Murrieta, which occurred shortly after noon, also started a fire.


Posted on Tue, 16 Jul 2019 00:20:00 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



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



Fire tears through three clothing stores in downtown L.A. fashion district - Los Angeles Times
Fire tears through three clothing stores in downtown L.A. fashion district  Los Angeles Times

A fire that broke out in a commercial building in downtown Los Angeles early Thursday damaged three clothing businesses and triggered a large response from ...


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:50:00 GMT



Fire Rages Through Commercial Building In Downtown LA’s Fashion District - CBS Los Angeles
Fire Rages Through Commercial Building In Downtown LA’s Fashion District  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Firefighters battled back flames at a commercial building in downtown LA's Fashion District early Thursday. Smoke was reported a ...


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 18:38:00 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 18:57:52 GMT



Long Beach Honors Slain Fire Captain - CBS Los Angeles
Long Beach Honors Slain Fire Captain  CBS Los Angeles

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — One year ago, Long Beach Fire Captain David Rosa responded to an explosion and fire at a Long Beach high-rise residential ...


Posted on Thu, 27 Jun 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



Video Shows Massive Pallet Fire in Commerce Seen From 5 Freeway - KTLA Los Angeles
Video Shows Massive Pallet Fire in Commerce Seen From 5 Freeway  KTLA Los Angeles

A motorist traveling on the 5 Freeway early Sunday recorded a large fire at a commercial building in Commerce that took firefighters more than an hour to ...


Posted on Sun, 07 Jul 2019 15:45:00 GMT



LA Fire Official Gets Heat For Parking Lot Fracass - Patch.com
LA Fire Official Gets Heat For Parking Lot Fracass  Patch.com

LA Fire Official Gets Heat For Parking Lot Fracass - Studio City, CA - A spokesman for the fire department was accused of using his siren and official car to ...


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



The City of Los Angeles and LA Fire Department Select REDCOM to Modernize Their Communications System - PR Web
The City of Los Angeles and LA Fire Department Select REDCOM to Modernize Their Communications System  PR Web

REDCOM Laboratories, Inc. is pleased to announce that the City of Los Angeles and the LA Fire Department (LAFD) have selected REDCOM to update their fire ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:03:10 GMT



Minor injuries after roof collapse at California casino - Washington Post
Minor injuries after roof collapse at California casino  Washington Post

Authorities say mostly minor injuries are reported after a roof collapsed in the lobby of a Los Angeles area casino.


Posted on Mon, 15 Jul 2019 18:46:37 GMT



Forward Progress Stopped After Wildfire Sparked by Bullet Scorches At Least 131 Acres Near Santa Clara River West of Fillmore - KTLA Los Angeles
Forward Progress Stopped After Wildfire Sparked by Bullet Scorches At Least 131 Acres Near Santa Clara River West of Fillmore  KTLA Los Angeles

Firefighters got the upper hand on wildfire that burned at least 131 acres and threatened several structures near the Santa Clara River west of Fillmore on ...


Posted on Sun, 14 Jul 2019 20:27:00 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



Firefighters discover body in burned-out vehicle in San Pedro - The Daily Breeze
Firefighters discover body in burned-out vehicle in San Pedro  The Daily Breeze

A man was found dead inside a burning vehicle after his car collided with an object before coming to rest in front of a home in San Pedro Friday morning, July 12 ...


Posted on Fri, 12 Jul 2019 15:35:00 GMT



What to Pack in Your Earthquake Survival Kit - Inside Edition
What to Pack in Your Earthquake Survival Kit  Inside Edition

When an earthquake hits, there is no time to waste. Experts say you should have a survival kit ready to grab and go. Kurt Howard of the Los Angeles City Fire ...


Posted on Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:47:06 GMT



New York City power outage knocks out subways, Broadway shows and Times Square - Los Angeles Times
New York City power outage knocks out subways, Broadway shows and Times Square  Los Angeles Times

A power outage crippled the tourist-filled heart of Manhattan just as Saturday night Broadway shows were set to go on, sending theater-goers spilling into the ...


Posted on Sun, 14 Jul 2019 04:18:45 GMT



Illicit drug lab suspected in explosion at Anaheim strip mall - Los Angeles Times
Illicit drug lab suspected in explosion at Anaheim strip mall  Los Angeles Times

Authorities are trying to determine whether a business in a strip mall where an explosion and fire occurred late Wednesday in Anaheim was an illicit drug lab.


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:30:00 GMT



Warm Weather Draws Half-Million to Malibu Shores - Malibu Times
Warm Weather Draws Half-Million to Malibu Shores  Malibu Times

Nearly 500000 people visited Malibu's beaches during the holiday weekend. While many celebrated Independence Day at the beach on July 4, California was ...


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 19:00:00 GMT



Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It - The New York Times
Can ‘Big Data’ Help Fight Big Fires? Firefighters Are Betting on It  The New York Times

As wildfires grow more intense, fire chiefs in Southern California are looking to big data and machine learning for help in managing fast-moving blazes.


Posted on Mon, 24 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Garcetti To Earthquake Victims: ‘You Are Our Brothers And Sisters’ - CBS Los Angeles
Garcetti To Earthquake Victims: ‘You Are Our Brothers And Sisters’  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti called into CBS2/KCAL9 Friday evening to tell the people of Kern County LA has their back. “First ...


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



Alleged Code Violations Cause for Building to be Evacuated - MyNewsLA.com
Alleged Code Violations Cause for Building to be Evacuated  MyNewsLA.com

A commercial building in the south Los Angeles area where several dozen people reportedly were living illegally was evacuated Friday, and authorities were ...


Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Be prepared Ashland - Ashland Tidings
Be prepared Ashland  Ashland Tidings

Ashland Fire & Rescue (AF&R) has been taking a proactive approach to disaster preparedness under the direction of the Fire Chief who is responsible for the ...


Posted on Mon, 15 Jul 2019 20:57:00 GMT



School bus crash: 39 children, 8 other patients evaluated after University Park pileup involving several cars - KABC-TV
School bus crash: 39 children, 8 other patients evaluated after University Park pileup involving several cars  KABC-TV

Dozens of young students were on a school bus that was involved in a crash with four cars Friday morning near USC, prompting a response by Los Angeles ...


Posted on Fri, 12 Jul 2019 17:13:08 GMT



L.A. Authorities Implore Citizens to Keep Emergency Lines Open After Earthquake - Hollywood Reporter
L.A. Authorities Implore Citizens to Keep Emergency Lines Open After Earthquake  Hollywood Reporter

"Public safety units are being deployed throughout @LACity to ensure safety and inspect infrastructure after this most recent earthquake near Ridgecrest," Mayor ...


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



Burbank, Los Angeles County officials discuss housing and homelessness issues - Los Angeles Times
Burbank, Los Angeles County officials discuss housing and homelessness issues  Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger met with the Burbank City Council to talk about housing projects and the homelessness issue.


Posted on Fri, 12 Jul 2019 01:00:00 GMT



Nearly A Dozen Aftershocks Of Magnitude 3 Or Higher Hit Ridgecrest Overnight - CBS Los Angeles
Nearly A Dozen Aftershocks Of Magnitude 3 Or Higher Hit Ridgecrest Overnight  CBS Los Angeles

RIDGECREST (CBSLA) — The earth continues to tremble in Ridgecrest, where recovery efforts are underway after being hard-hit by two large earthquakes over ...


Posted on Mon, 08 Jul 2019 19:19:00 GMT



Earthquakes ravaged Los Angeles and San Francisco. So, what spared this city in the California desert? - USA TODAY
Earthquakes ravaged Los Angeles and San Francisco. So, what spared this city in the California desert?  USA TODAY

The isolated California city of Ridgecrest saw minimal damage despite being close to the epicenter of two major earthquakes.


Posted on Tue, 09 Jul 2019 11:00:00 GMT



Massive fire and explosions at refinery jolt Philadelphia residents - Los Angeles Times
Massive fire and explosions at refinery jolt Philadelphia residents  Los Angeles Times

A huge fire at the East Coast's largest oil refinery turned the early morning sky over Philadelphia a bright orange and yellow and awakened startled residents ...


Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



How LA can improve its earthquake early warning app - Curbed LA
How LA can improve its earthquake early warning app  Curbed LA

During last week's quakes in Ridgecrest, California, Los Angeles officials touted the fact that the city's new earthquake early warning app “worked as designed,” ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:50:24 GMT



Volunteers re-create Kings Mountain CERT | Local News Stories - Half Moon Bay Review
Volunteers re-create Kings Mountain CERT | Local News Stories  Half Moon Bay Review

After a long absence of any kind of formal volunteer effort dedicated to emergency preparedness in Kings Mountain, a groundswell of recent community interest ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Jul 2019 19:30:00 GMT



Explosion in Downtown LADisplaces Three Manhole Covers - NBC Southern California
Explosion in Downtown LADisplaces Three Manhole Covers  NBC Southern California

Utility crews were determining what triggered an explosion in downtown Los Angeles Sunday afternoon that left three manhole covers displaced. Firefighters ...


Posted on Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Woman Critically Injured in Collision Between Car and Ambulance in Harbor Gateway - KTLA Los Angeles
Woman Critically Injured in Collision Between Car and Ambulance in Harbor Gateway  KTLA Los Angeles

Paramedics cut a woman free from her car and took her to a hospital in critical condition after her car collided with an ambulance in the Harbor Gateway ...


Posted on Sat, 29 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Minor Damage, Widespread Power Outages Reported After Quake - NBC Southern California
Minor Damage, Widespread Power Outages Reported After Quake  NBC Southern California

Police and fire agencies were reporting minor damages as they scrambled to check a flurry of reports of issues after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook Southern ...


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



‘Bug Bombs’ Spark Explosion, Evacuations At North Hollywood Apartment Building - CBS Los Angeles
‘Bug Bombs’ Spark Explosion, Evacuations At North Hollywood Apartment Building  CBS Los Angeles

NORTH HOLLYWOOD (CBSLA) – Multiple purported “bug bombs” likely caused some type of explosion at a North Hollywood apartment complex Tuesday ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Jul 2019 20:53:00 GMT



How Hollywood Mobilizes After a Disaster - Hollywood Reporter
How Hollywood Mobilizes After a Disaster  Hollywood Reporter

The 6.4- and 7.1-magnitude earthquakes remind Angelenos of the last time the industry came together amid a crisis, the wildfires, with key leadership from ...


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 13:45:00 GMT



Rockslide Forces Closure of Kern County Highway Following Magnitude 7.1 Quake; Outages, Gas Leaks, Damage Reported - KTLA Los Angeles
Rockslide Forces Closure of Kern County Highway Following Magnitude 7.1 Quake; Outages, Gas Leaks, Damage Reported  KTLA Los Angeles

As officials continued to survey the damage following a powerful 7.1 earthquake that the hit the Searles Valley region Friday night, there were scattered reports ...


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



Construction worker dies in Encino trench collapse, fire officials say - KABC-TV
Construction worker dies in Encino trench collapse, fire officials say  KABC-TV

A construction worker died in a partial trench collapse in Encino on Wednesday, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.


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



How to Get the Emergency Response Training You Need, Offered Free by the City of Pasadena | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com - Pasadena Now
How to Get the Emergency Response Training You Need, Offered Free by the City of Pasadena | Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide... - Pasadena.com  Pasadena Now

Experts say it's time to ramp up emergency preparedness since there may be more earthquakes on the way. But what many Pasadenans don't know is there is ...


Posted on Wed, 10 Jul 2019 12:43:00 GMT



Iconic Newport Beach Lifeguard Tower Destroyed By Fire - CBS Los Angeles
Iconic Newport Beach Lifeguard Tower Destroyed By Fire  CBS Los Angeles

NEWPORT BEACH (CBSLA) — The search is on for an arsonist who struck overnight in Newport Beach. A wooden lifeguard tower at the Wedge was a place ...


Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Around Town: OC Brew Hee Haw brings beer and music to fair - Los Angeles Times
Around Town: OC Brew Hee Haw brings beer and music to fair  Los Angeles Times

The sixth annual OC Brew Hee Haw will bring live music and more than 100 craft beers to the Hangar at the Orange County Fair on Friday and Saturday.


Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 19:50:00 GMT



Fire destroys lifeguard tower at the Wedge in Newport Beach - Los Angeles Times
Fire destroys lifeguard tower at the Wedge in Newport Beach  Los Angeles Times

An iconic tower at the famed Wedge surf spot burned early Thursday — its walls destroyed, its platforms and ladder charred and the sand in its shadow ...


Posted on Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Essential California: The L.A. mall meme wars - Los Angeles Times
Essential California: The L.A. mall meme wars  Los Angeles Times

Southern California, which once boasted the greatest concentration of shopping malls in the country, is now home to dueling mall meme accounts on Twitter.


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



California captain launches “Firefighters in Fire Trucks Getting Ice Cream” video series - Fire Chief
California captain launches “Firefighters in Fire Trucks Getting Ice Cream” video series  Fire Chief

Video series will feature Quinalty interviewing fire *service* leaders about hot topics in the industry.


Posted on Thu, 20 Jun 2019 22:09:47 GMT



Off-duty LAPD officer opened fire at Costco, killing 1, after being assaulted, police say - Los Angeles Times
Off-duty LAPD officer opened fire at Costco, killing 1, after being assaulted, police say  Los Angeles Times

An off-duty LAPD officer fatally shot a man and wounded two others Friday night at a Costco store in Corona after the officer was assaulted while holding his ...


Posted on Sat, 15 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Mayor Garcetti, Lucy Jones push LA neighborhoods to adopt city disaster preparedness program - LA Daily News
Mayor Garcetti, Lucy Jones push LA neighborhoods to adopt city disaster preparedness program  LA Daily News

In the wake of a series of earthquakes in Ridgecrest, Mayor Eric Garcetti and seismologist Lucy Jones urged Angelenos on Friday to participate in a city program ...


Posted on Fri, 12 Jul 2019 23:18:00 GMT



Tropical Storm Barry threatens New Orleans with a long, slow drenching - Los Angeles Times
Tropical Storm Barry threatens New Orleans with a long, slow drenching  Los Angeles Times

Building toward hurricane strength, Tropical Storm Barry began hitting Louisiana with wind and rain Friday as it closed in for what forecasters said will be a long, ...


Posted on Fri, 12 Jul 2019 19:00:00 GMT



Heroic Los Angeles County lifeguards weren’t aiming to make a big splash, just doing their daring jobs - LA Daily News
Heroic Los Angeles County lifeguards weren’t aiming to make a big splash, just doing their daring jobs  LA Daily News

One rescue came in the dark of night on a rocky ledge off Palos Verdes, when two fishermen were in danger. Another lifesaving moment helped a 70-year-old ...


Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LA City Council Discusses E-Scooter, Bike Infraction Fines - NBC Southern California
LA City Council Discusses E-Scooter, Bike Infraction Fines  NBC Southern California

The Los Angeles City Council called on its police and transportation agencies Tuesday to develop a list of possible fines the city should impose for infractions by ...


Posted on Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Hundreds of city, county workers earned more than $500,000 last year in California - Press-Enterprise
Hundreds of city, county workers earned more than $500,000 last year in California  Press-Enterprise

More than 100 city and county workers earned total compensation exceeding a half-million dollars in Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and Orange ...


Posted on Wed, 26 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Child in Coma, Pregnant Mother Wounded After Shooting at Port Hueneme Home; Fire Dept. Didn’t Immediately Help: Police - KTLA Los Angeles
Child in Coma, Pregnant Mother Wounded After Shooting at Port Hueneme Home; Fire Dept. Didn’t Immediately Help: Police  KTLA Los Angeles

A 7-year-old girl is in a coma after she and her pregnant mother were shot inside their Port Hueneme home in what police believe was a targeted attack late ...


Posted on Wed, 03 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighters distracted by politician requests during Woosley fire - Los Angeles Times
Firefighters distracted by politician requests during Woosley 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 Sat, 27 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Garcetti and Newsom fire back at Trump over homeless remarks: ‘Political cheap shots’ - Los Angeles Times
Garcetti and Newsom fire back at Trump over homeless remarks: ‘Political cheap shots’  Los Angeles Times

President Trump waded into California's homelessness crisis on Monday, calling it “disgraceful.” Mayor Eric Garcetti and Gov. Gavin Newsom shot back ...


Posted on Tue, 02 Jul 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LAPD Captain Retires After His Department Car Was Found Crashed and Abandoned - NBC Southern California
LAPD Captain Retires After His Department Car Was Found Crashed and Abandoned  NBC Southern California

A Los Angeles Police Department commander demoted to captain after his department sedan was found crashed and unoccupied in Carson has retired.


Posted on Thu, 20 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



L.A. Council Calls for Study of Fines for Scooter/Bike Violators - Lasentinel
L.A. Council Calls for Study of Fines for Scooter/Bike Violators  Lasentinel

The Los Angeles City Council called on its police and transportation agencies today to develop a list of possible fines the city should impose for infractions by ...


Posted on Mon, 01 Jul 2019 07:00:00 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



Public Safety Alliance Announces Inaugural Board of Advisors - sUAS News
Public Safety Alliance Announces Inaugural Board of Advisors  sUAS News

MIAMI – The DRONERESPONDERS Public Safety Alliance, the leading 501(c)3 non-profit program advocating for and supporting the use of unmanned aircraft ...


Posted on Mon, 08 Jul 2019 17:29:00 GMT



Man Fatally Shot at Harbor City Bus Stop ID’d; LAPD Seeks Public’s Help to Find Suspect - KTLA Los Angeles
Man Fatally Shot at Harbor City Bus Stop ID’d; LAPD Seeks Public’s Help to Find Suspect  KTLA Los Angeles

The man fatally shot at a bus stop in Harbor City was identified by police on Friday. John Albert Franco, 32, was waiting for a bus at the intersection of Pacific ...


Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Emergency responders from around the state will stick around in Ridgecrest - San Bernardino County Sun
Emergency responders from around the state will stick around in Ridgecrest  San Bernardino County Sun

Emergency fire crews and equipment from around the state will remain on standby in the Ridgecrest area for the near future, “in case something happens,” Kern ...


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



California cities, counties spent $4 billion on overtime in 2018 - OCRegister
California cities, counties spent $4 billion on overtime in 2018  OCRegister

Duties of a principal security officer with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power: Direct officers who patrol and safeguard buildings and their occupants ...


Posted on Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:45:00 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



Ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer reportedly stabs himself, is taken from Studio City home by ambulance - East Bay Times
Ex-Guns N’ Roses drummer reportedly stabs himself, is taken from Studio City home by ambulance  East Bay Times

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler was taken to a hospital by LAFD paramedics Thursday night after reportedly stabbing himself, according to ...


Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Quakes alert Californians to be ready for dreaded 'Big One' - - Santa Monica Daily Press
Quakes alert Californians to be ready for dreaded 'Big One' -  Santa Monica Daily Press

Shaken residents are cleaning up from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up.


Posted on Tue, 09 Jul 2019 04:45:00 GMT



Wildfires fueled by climate change will mean shorter lives for many Americans - Los Angeles Times
Wildfires fueled by climate change will mean shorter lives for many Americans  Los Angeles Times

Climate change in the Western U.S. means more intense and frequent wildfires churning out smoke that scientists say will cause a jump in premature deaths.


Posted on Tue, 25 Jun 2019 07:00:00 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



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



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



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



Reports From On The Scene Of California's Latest Earthquake - WCAI
Reports From On The Scene Of California's Latest Earthquake  WCAI

RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST: The community of Ridgecrest, Calif., is getting a clearer view of the damage caused by last night's 7.1 magnitude earthquake.


Posted on Sat, 06 Jul 2019 18:49:26 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



One killed after vintage military plane crashes in Los Angeles mountains - New York Daily News
One killed after vintage military plane crashes in Los Angeles mountains  New York Daily News

A pilot was found dead Saturday after he crashed a vintage military airplane into the Santa Susana Mountains in California.


Posted on Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:00:00 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



As homeless are suffering, risk of hepatitis, typhus and other diseases is growing - USA TODAY
As homeless are suffering, risk of hepatitis, typhus and other diseases is growing  USA TODAY

The rise in homelessness is creating public health risks across the USA. Los Angeles, Louisville and Seattle have all had Hepatitis A outbreaks.


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*.


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



City Settles with Ex-LA Fire Marshal for $800K - Firehouse.com
City Settles with Ex-LA Fire Marshal for $800K  Firehouse.com

The former fire marshal accused Los Angeles Fire Chief Ralph Terrazas, Mayor Eric Garcetti and others of pushing him out of his job at the urging of the ...


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



Police, firefighters earn most overtime among public employees, at times doubling salaries - AZCentral
Police, firefighters earn most overtime among public employees, at times doubling salaries  AZCentral

Arizona police officers and firefighters by far earn the most overtime among state employees, largely due to staff shortages.


Posted on Fri, 21 Jun 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



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



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



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



Los Angeles Fire Department grad who was top of her class still going strong 1 year later - KABC-TV
Los Angeles Fire Department grad who was top of her class still going strong 1 year later  KABC-TV

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Last year, Caroline Carpenter made history by becoming the first female Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter to graduate at the top ...


Posted on Fri, 15 Feb 2019 08:00:00 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



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



LAFD Has Flown Drones During 175 Incident-Related Missions Since 2017 - NBC Southern California
LAFD Has Flown Drones During 175 Incident-Related Missions Since 2017  NBC Southern California

Since becoming one of the first major metropolitan fire departments to have a significant drone program and conducting its first aerial mission during the 2017 ...


Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



LAFD adding thermal imaging cameras for smoke-filled rooms - KABC-TV
LAFD adding thermal imaging cameras for smoke-filled rooms  KABC-TV

The Los Angeles Fire Department is adding 1000 thermal imaging cameras to help firefighters find their way around smoke and low-visibility situations.


Posted on Thu, 21 Mar 2019 07:00:00 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



Anchorage sets record with first 90 degree day | TheHill - The Hill
Anchorage sets record with first 90 degree day | TheHill  The Hill

Anchorage, Alaska saw its highest temperature on record Thursday with residents celebrating July 4 subject to 90-degree temperatures, according to the ...


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



Incompetent, Corrupt, or Impotent: How public agencies mishandled the Aliso Canyon disaster - Knock LA
Incompetent, Corrupt, or Impotent: How public agencies mishandled the Aliso Canyon disaster  Knock LA

Over the years, public agencies have often failed to protect citizens from environmental harm. Sometimes it's a matter of money. Sometimes it's an uncaring ...


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



Police seek driver in crash that killed 1, injured 3 in North Hills - LA Daily News
Police seek driver in crash that killed 1, injured 3 in North Hills  LA Daily News

LOS ANGELES — A driver walked away from a two-vehicle crash in North Hills Sunday morning, June 16, leaving the other driver dead at the scene and at least ...


Posted on Sun, 16 Jun 2019 07:00:00 GMT



One of the strongest earthquakes in years rattles Southern California, damaging areas of Kern County - The Desert Sun
One of the strongest earthquakes in years rattles Southern California, damaging areas of Kern County  The Desert Sun

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake centered in the Kern County city of Ridgecrest caused structural damage and injuries near the epicenter, and rattled nerves across ...


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



Beverly Hills Fire Department Adds Nurse Practitioner Unit - JEMS.com
Beverly Hills Fire Department Adds Nurse Practitioner Unit  JEMS.com

In an effort to cut down ED overcrowding in its city's hospitals, the Beverly Hills Fire Department has added a Nurse Practitioner Response Unit (NPRU) to its ...


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



LA Fire Department pays up on Super Bowl bet in hilarious fashion - WCVB Boston
LA Fire Department pays up on Super Bowl bet in hilarious fashion  WCVB Boston

The chief of the Los Angeles Fire Department spent the day Tuesday in a New England Patriots jersey, just one of the indignities he had to endure because of ...


Posted on Tue, 12 Feb 2019 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



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



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



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



Seek Thermal Supplies the Entire Los Angeles Fire Department with Lifesaving Thermal Imaging Cameras - PRNewswire
Seek Thermal Supplies the Entire Los Angeles Fire Department with Lifesaving Thermal Imaging Cameras  PRNewswire

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 25, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Los Angeles Fire Department, Seek Thermal today announces it will supply ...


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



See the video: Chatsworth Halloween attack by LAFD firefighters, including ‘Sandlot’ star, leads to $7.5 million settlement - LA Daily News
See the video: Chatsworth Halloween attack by LAFD firefighters, including ‘Sandlot’ star, leads to $7.5 million settlement  LA Daily News

A man who was attacked by a group of people – including two off-duty Los Angeles firefighters – and choked to unconsciousness on Halloween night 2015 in ...


Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



 

 
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