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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 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



For Porter Ranch Firefighters And Thousands Of Others, The Aliso Gas Leak Is Not Over - LAist
For Porter Ranch Firefighters And Thousands Of Others, The Aliso Gas Leak Is Not Over  LAist

You might think so — after all, it's been more than three years since a gas well ruptured at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility near Porter Ranch, ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 14:00:00 GMT



South Bay History: Fireboat No. 2, the Ralph J. Scott, served the Port of Los Angeles with distinction for 78 years - The Daily Breeze
South Bay History: Fireboat No. 2, the Ralph J. Scott, served the Port of Los Angeles with distinction for 78 years  The Daily Breeze

Why all this fuss over a fireboat, lovingly maintaining it and carefully preserving it in a building all its own? When it's the Ralph J. Scott, a firefighting marvel that ...


Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 21:20:00 GMT



Forklift Accident Maims Worker In Industry - Patch.com
Forklift Accident Maims Worker In Industry  Patch.com

Forklift Accident Maims Worker In Industry - Baldwin Park, CA - A forklift accident pinned a worker in the City of Industry, the Los Angeles County Fire Department ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 01:36:46 GMT



4-Alarm Fire Rages Through Vacant Former Strip Club In Corona - CBS Los Angeles
4-Alarm Fire Rages Through Vacant Former Strip Club In Corona  CBS Los Angeles

CORONA (CBSLA) — Firefighters battled a 4-alarm blaze at an abandoned strip club and billiards bar in Corona once featured on the TV show “Bar Rescue.”.


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 12:44:00 GMT



Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End. - New York Magazine
Los Angeles Fire Season Is Beginning Again. And It Will Never End.  New York Magazine

You could see the smoke from space. The plume from last November's Woolsey fire swept out toward Catalina and into the Pacific beyond by the same Santa ...


Posted on Sun, 12 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Judge OKs Trial For Family's Suit Over Woman's Death From Fallen Tree - NBC Southern California
Judge OKs Trial For Family's Suit Over Woman's Death From Fallen Tree  NBC Southern California

Family members of a 61-year-old woman who died when an 80-foot tree fell on her at her daughter's wedding party in Whittier in 2016 can take their lawsuit ...


Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 16:52:05 GMT



LA Fire Crew, Up North For Training, Helps With Water Rescue In El Dorado County - CBS Sacramento
LA Fire Crew, Up North For Training, Helps With Water Rescue In El Dorado County  CBS Sacramento

EL DORADO COUNTY (CBS13) – A Southern California water rescue team doing some exercises up north got some valuable on-the-spot training.


Posted on Wed, 01 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Worker Dead, Another Seriously Injured After Tire Explodes at Port of Los Angeles - KTLA Los Angeles
Worker Dead, Another Seriously Injured After Tire Explodes at Port of Los Angeles  KTLA Los Angeles

One mechanic was killed and another seriously injured after a large tire exploded at the Port of Los Angeles on Wednesday morning, according to a labor union ...


Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 19:14:00 GMT



From the Archives: 1928 dedication of Los Angeles City Hall - Los Angeles Times
From the Archives: 1928 dedication of Los Angeles City Hall  Los Angeles Times

The 32-story, 454-foot-tall Los Angeles City Hall opened with a three-day public celebration April 26-28, 1928. Construction started in 1926. Sand for the ...


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



Navy SEAL burned by NYC Fire Department due to age gets flooded with job offers across the country - Washington Examiner
Navy SEAL burned by NYC Fire Department due to age gets flooded with job offers across the country  Washington Examiner

A 37-year-old Navy SEAL who was denied a position with the New York City Fire Department because of his age has gotten job offers from more than a dozen ...


Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 00:35:00 GMT



2 Killed, 2 Injured in Crash on Westbound 10 Freeway in Mid-City - KTLA Los Angeles
2 Killed, 2 Injured in Crash on Westbound 10 Freeway in Mid-City  KTLA Los Angeles

Two people were killed and two others were injured in a crash on the 10 Freeway near the Mid-City neighborhood of Central Los Angeles early Thursday ...


Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Three People Trapped Inside Wreckage After Crash on 101 Freeway in Universal City - KTLA Los Angeles
Three People Trapped Inside Wreckage After Crash on 101 Freeway in Universal City  KTLA Los Angeles

Firefighters had to use the jaws of life to rescue three people trapped inside a car after a two-vehicle crash on the southbound 101 Freeway in Universal City ...


Posted on Wed, 15 May 2019 06:14:00 GMT



The Arrowhead Country Club pool that was once a community oasis has been restored - San Bernardino County Sun
The Arrowhead Country Club pool that was once a community oasis has been restored  San Bernardino County Sun

He's a retired fire captain with the Los Angeles Fire Department. His good friend is a retired businessman and former Guatemala Olympic swimming coach.


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 16:40:14 GMT



LA’s Neighborhood Council elections kick off in the San Fernando Valley - LA Daily News
LA’s Neighborhood Council elections kick off in the San Fernando Valley  LA Daily News

Voting kicked off Saturday for neighborhood council elections around the San Fernando Valley in nine communities, with residents, business owners and others ...


Posted on Sat, 27 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



‘It’s not fair.’ Beach firefighters say family ties played role in selecting recruits. - Miami Herald
‘It’s not fair.’ Beach firefighters say family ties played role in selecting recruits.  Miami Herald

Firefighters in Miami Beach are concerned that nepotism played a role in selecting this year's recruit class, creating an unfair hiring process and possible safety ...


Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Ben Roethlisberger Foundation announces 2019 K-9 grant cycle - Police News
Ben Roethlisberger Foundation announces 2019 K-9 grant cycle  Police News

By PoliceOne Staff. PITTSBURG, Pa. — Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has announced the opening of his foundation's 2019 grant cycle for ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 19:44:14 GMT



Working for the people: LA Department of Water and Power - Vertical Magazine
Working for the people: LA Department of Water and Power  Vertical Magazine

The Los Angeles City Department of Water and Power (LADWP), the largest municipal utility in the United States, carries a heavy burden. With a population of ...


Posted on Thu, 02 May 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Military F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes At March Air Reserve Base; Pilot OK After Ejecting - CBS Los Angeles
Military F-16 Fighter Jet Crashes At March Air Reserve Base; Pilot OK After Ejecting  CBS Los Angeles

MORENO VALLEY (CBSLA) – A fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse at March Air Reserve Base in the Moreno Valley area, authorities said Thursday.


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 00:13:00 GMT



2 Killed in Sepulveda Basin Lamborghini Crash - KTLA Los Angeles
2 Killed in Sepulveda Basin Lamborghini Crash  KTLA Los Angeles

Two people died after a Lamborghini crashed into a tree in the Sepulveda Basin on Wednesday night, officials said. The crash took place shortly before 8 p.m. at ...


Posted on Thu, 16 May 2019 04:20:00 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



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



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



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



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



The complicated business of selling the NYPD logo - Vox.com
The complicated business of selling the NYPD logo  Vox.com

The city of New York is suing a Long Island woman for making NYPD T-shirts. But is it really about money or controlling the brand?


Posted on Mon, 13 May 2019 11:00:00 GMT



In case you missed it: Wintry weather, snow visit New England, California; Natural phenomena around world take social media by storm - AccuWeather.com
In case you missed it: Wintry weather, snow visit New England, California; Natural phenomena around world take social media by storm  AccuWeather.com

Wintry weather interrupted spring warmth this week across the West and Northeast, while several astonishing spectacles appeared in the sky around the world.


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 18:26:00 GMT



Faces of the victims of Flight 191 - Chicago Tribune
Faces of the victims of Flight 191  Chicago Tribune

Family and friends share photos and remembrances of their loved ones killed in the May 25, 1979 crash of American Airlines Flight 191 just north of O'Hare ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 19:28:00 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



Charm City Sputters Down the Road - Josh Kurtz
Charm City Sputters Down the Road  Josh Kurtz

Baltimore's transportation director quit a couple of weeks ago. It's the kind of thing that would be easy to miss. There's plenty of other bad news coming out of the ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 08:21:00 GMT



More to the Woolsey Fire Than Flames and Heat … Untold Sources of Radiation Risk! - City Watch
More to the Woolsey Fire Than Flames and Heat … Untold Sources of Radiation Risk!  City Watch

ENVIRONMENT POLITICS--There has been a lot of alarm in the areas impacted by the Woolsey Fire about the risk of exposure to radiation. Facebook Twitter ...


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 02:08:00 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



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



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



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



Here's the secret to staying married according to 4 Manhattan Beach couples all celebrating 50 years of togetherness - The Beach Reporter
Here's the secret to staying married according to 4 Manhattan Beach couples all celebrating 50 years of togetherness  The Beach Reporter

When Adriene and David Prosser met while ice skating in their hometown of Youngstown, Ohio, the teenagers had no idea they would be embarking a lifelong ...


Posted on Tue, 14 May 2019 19:02:00 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



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



Latest New Mexico news, sports, business and entertainment at 11:20 a.m. MDT - KANW
Latest New Mexico news, sports, business and entertainment at 11:20 a.m. MDT  KANW

Coal ash contamination on agenda of PNM shareholdersALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of shareholders wants the state's largest electric provider to ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 17:52:23 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



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



Esteemed Swiss firm to design Brooks Museum - The Daily Memphian
Esteemed Swiss firm to design Brooks Museum  The Daily Memphian

Memphis Brooks Museum of Art has chosen Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron to design its $105 million future home overlooking the Mississippi River Downtown.


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 13:48:00 GMT



City Settles Suit With Former Firefighter Alleging Garcetti, Union Conspiracy for $800K - NBC Southern California
City Settles Suit With Former Firefighter Alleging Garcetti, Union Conspiracy for $800K  NBC Southern California

A former Los Angeles fire marshal will be paid $800000 to settle a lawsuit he filed against the city, alleging that Mayor Eric Garcetti and the firefighters' union ...


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



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



LAFD Deploys 1,000 Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras - NBC Southern California
LAFD Deploys 1,000 Handheld Thermal Imaging Cameras  NBC Southern California

The Los Angeles Fire Department has deployed 1000 hand-held thermal imaging cameras that can help firefighters locate victims in smoke-filled rooms or find ...


Posted on Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Damaged LAFD Helicopter Repaired, Cause of Accident Still a Mystery - NBC Southern California
Damaged LAFD Helicopter Repaired, Cause of Accident Still a Mystery  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



Oakland fire official at Ghost Ship trial: ‘I stand by my actions’ - San Francisco Chronicle
Oakland fire official at Ghost Ship trial: ‘I stand by my actions’  San Francisco Chronicle

The Oakland fire official in charge of extinguishing the Ghost Ship warehouse blaze told jurors Thursday there was nothing he would have done differently, even ...


Posted on Fri, 17 May 2019 01:41:15 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



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



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



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



West Covina selects captain as acting fire chief - The San Gabriel Valley Tribune
West Covina selects captain as acting fire chief  The San Gabriel Valley Tribune

More than a week after fire chief Larry Whithorn was fired, West Covina announced Capt. Mike Hambel would serve as acting chief. Interim City Manager David ...


Posted on Thu, 02 May 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



California governor launches task force on homelessness - CityNews Vancouver
California governor launches task force on homelessness  CityNews Vancouver

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom is creating a task force on homelessness as the state grapples with a housing crisis. The Democratic ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 18:07:31 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



California sues over $1B in cancelled high-speed rail money - CityNews Vancouver
California sues over $1B in cancelled high-speed rail money  CityNews Vancouver

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California has sued to block the administration of President Donald Trump from cancelling nearly $1 billion for the state's high-speed ...


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 17:35:57 GMT



Dancing in the Street, Dior, Doug the Pug: News from around our 50 states - USA TODAY
Dancing in the Street, Dior, Doug the Pug: News from around our 50 states  USA TODAY

Shark an auspicious sign for Delaware Bay, curb costs taxpayers $1.7 million and counting in Iowa, and more.


Posted on Tue, 21 May 2019 03:27:00 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



LAFD Concludes Firefighters May Have Sparked Slauson Avenue Gas Explosion - NBC Southern California
LAFD Concludes Firefighters May Have Sparked Slauson Avenue Gas Explosion  NBC Southern California

Sparks from a firefighter's saw may have ignited vapors from a leaking 9000-gallon gasoline tanker that spread to a home and set off explosions in storm drains, ...


Posted on Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Gasoline tanker leak causes explosion and fire in South Los Angeles, 2 injured - The Daily Breeze
Gasoline tanker leak causes explosion and fire in South Los Angeles, 2 injured  The Daily Breeze

LOS ANGELES — A leak from a 9,000-gallon gasoline tanker caused the vehicle to catch fire, which spread to one nearby home, ignited the air in storm drains, ...


Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 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



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, with details about how the technology ...


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



Firefighters Battle 2 Early-Morning Residential Fires - CBS Los Angeles
Firefighters Battle 2 Early-Morning Residential Fires  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Residential fires kept Los Angeles firefighters busy early Friday morning. The roof of a two-story fourplex partially collapsed as ...


Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Firefighting at Los Angeles International Airport - Fire Aviation
Firefighting at Los Angeles International Airport  Fire Aviation

Airport firefighting is a very specialized niche — there are not many similarities in what they do compared to most other firefighters. For example, one of the Los ...


Posted on Wed, 19 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



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



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



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



Arson suspect arrested as ATF investigates series of fires in Monrovia - Los Angeles Times
Arson suspect arrested as ATF investigates series of fires in Monrovia  Los Angeles Times

Police have arrested a 25-year-old Monrovia man on suspicion of arson in connection with a fire at a public book exchange — one in a series of four fires in the ...


Posted on Fri, 08 Mar 2019 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



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



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



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



When Disaster Strikes, an Elite Team of LA Firefighters Travels All Over the World - LA Magazine
When Disaster Strikes, an Elite Team of LA Firefighters Travels All Over the World  LA Magazine

When a 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked Nepal on April 25, 2015, the country sent out an urgent call for humanitarian aid and rescue assistance.


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



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



Redondo Beach Fire Chief says switching to L.A. County could cost city more, not less - The Daily Breeze
Redondo Beach Fire Chief says switching to L.A. County could cost city more, not less  The Daily Breeze

Redondo Beach City Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday, April 16, to proceed with a $24,000 audit of the Fire Department despite its chief firefighter's claims that ...


Posted on Wed, 17 Apr 2019 07:00:00 GMT



Man choked by off-duty L.A. firefighter wins $7.4-million settlement - Los Angeles Times
Man choked by off-duty L.A. firefighter wins $7.4-million settlement  Los Angeles Times

A man choked unconscious by an off-duty Los Angeles firefighter convicted of assault but never jailed will receive a $7.4-million settlement in connection with ...


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



2 Hospitalized After 9,000-Gallon Tanker Leaks Gasoline, Catches Fire in South L.A.: LAFD - KTLA Los Angeles
2 Hospitalized After 9,000-Gallon Tanker Leaks Gasoline, Catches Fire in South L.A.: LAFD  KTLA Los Angeles

A leaking 9000-gallon tanker triggered an explosion in South Los Angeles that injured two people, displaced 30 people and sent up heavy plumes of smoke ...


Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019 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



Woolsey fire destroys scores of homes, forcing 200,000 to evacuate; flames get closer to Pepperdine - Los Angeles Times
Woolsey fire destroys scores of homes, forcing 200,000 to evacuate; flames get closer to Pepperdine  Los Angeles Times

After forcing 200,000 people to flee and burning scores of homes in Ventura County and Malibu, the Woolsey fire early Saturday morning pushed in several ...


Posted on Sat, 10 Nov 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Report criticizes fire agencies’ cooperation during Mendocino Complex blaze - Los Angeles Times
Report criticizes fire agencies’ cooperation during Mendocino Complex blaze  Los Angeles Times

Infighting among fire leaders from multiple agencies during the largest wildfire in modern California history created a tense environment that trickled down to ...


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



Firefighter in Critical Condition, 2 Others Hurt After Responding to Burning Commercial Building in Boyle Heights: LAFD - KTLA Los Angeles
Firefighter in Critical Condition, 2 Others Hurt After Responding to Burning Commercial Building in Boyle Heights: LAFD  KTLA Los Angeles

Three firefighters were hurt while battling a massive fire at a commercial building in Boyle Heights that sent plumes of heavy smoke over the area on Wednesday ...


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



Pioneering Heartmobile first hit Columbus streets to save lives 50 years ago - The Columbus Dispatch
Pioneering Heartmobile first hit Columbus streets to save lives 50 years ago  The Columbus Dispatch

The first-of-its kind vehicle had equipment that enabled paramedics to treat heart-attack victims before they got to the hospital.


Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 10:36:00 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



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



Silvio Lanzas appointed as new chief of the Glendale Fire Department - Los Angeles Times
Silvio Lanzas appointed as new chief of the Glendale Fire Department  Los Angeles Times

Silvio Lanzas was named as the new chief of the Glendale Fire Department during Tuesday's City Council meeting. He succeeds Greg Fish, who left the agency ...


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



Video Captures Dramatic Rescue of Man Clinging to Tree in Rain-Swollen L.A. River Near Griffith Park - WHNT News 19
Video Captures Dramatic Rescue of Man Clinging to Tree in Rain-Swollen L.A. River Near Griffith Park  WHNT News 19

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



Woman Killed in Boyle Heights House Fire; Toddler, 3 Other Residents Hurt: LAFD - KTLA Los Angeles
Woman Killed in Boyle Heights House Fire; Toddler, 3 Other Residents Hurt: LAFD  KTLA Los Angeles

A house fire in Boyle Heights early Saturday left one woman dead and four other residents, including a toddler, hospitalized. Firefighters around 4 a.m. arrived to ...


Posted on Sat, 29 Dec 2018 08:00:00 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



Oakland fire captain says he was denied promotion because of son's arson conviction - Los Angeles Times
Oakland fire captain says he was denied promotion because of son's arson conviction  Los Angeles Times

An Oakland fire captain is suing the city's Fire Department for discrimination, retaliation and breach of contract, claiming he was denied a promotion because his ...


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



Los Angeles Fire Department upholds Super Bowl bet, flies New England Patriots banner - MassLive.com
Los Angeles Fire Department upholds Super Bowl bet, flies New England Patriots banner  MassLive.com

The Los Angeles Fire Department kept their word after losing a Super Bowl bet with the Boston Fire Department and had to fly some New England Patriots gear ...


Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Gas explosion sends smoke over Los Angeles skyline - CNN
Gas explosion sends smoke over Los Angeles skyline  CNN

A 9000-gallon tanker that was leaking gasoline caught fire in Los Angeles, the city's fire department said Sunday.


Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019 07:00:00 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



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



Woman’s Body Found Burned Beyond Recognition in Bathtub of Del Rey Home; Note Found at Scene: LAPD - KTLA Los Angeles
Woman’s Body Found Burned Beyond Recognition in Bathtub of Del Rey Home; Note Found at Scene: LAPD  KTLA Los Angeles

An investigation is underway on Monday after a woman was found burned to death inside a home in Del Rey, authorities said. Firefighters responded to a report ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 07:00:00 GMT



 

 
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