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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



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 17:28:00 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 15:46:00 GMT



Los Angeles gas explosion sends clouds of smoke over the skyline - CNN
Los Angeles gas explosion sends clouds of smoke over the 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 20:16:00 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



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 18:50:09 GMT



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



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 16:31:00 GMT



Firefighters Rescue Two People Who Were Swept Down LA River Channel - NBC Southern California
Firefighters Rescue Two People Who Were Swept Down LA River Channel  NBC Southern California

A 21-year-old man and 18-year-old woman were rescued early Monday from fast-moving water in the Pacoima Wash, a tributary of the Los Angeles River, ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:16:19 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



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



Active shooter drill held Saturday at Los Angeles City Hall - FOX 11 Los Angeles
Active shooter drill held Saturday at Los Angeles City Hall  FOX 11 Los Angeles

A multi-agency active shooter training drill was held Saturday in downtown Los Angeles.


Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019 00:28:00 GMT



Massive Fire Erupts at Oil Refinery in Carson - KTLA Los Angeles
Massive Fire Erupts at Oil Refinery in Carson  KTLA Los Angeles

A large fire broke out at the Phillips 66 oil refinery in Carson on Friday evening. The fire was first reported about 7:20 p.m. at the refinery on Sepulveda Boulevard ...


Posted on Sat, 16 Mar 2019 02:55:00 GMT



25-Year-Old Missouri Man Arrested in Connection to Gun Scare That Closed Century City Mall - KTLA Los Angeles
25-Year-Old Missouri Man Arrested in Connection to Gun Scare That Closed Century City Mall  KTLA Los Angeles

A 25-year-old man was arrested in connection to a gun scare that forced the evacuation of Westfield Century City mall, Los Angeles police and fire officials said ...


Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019 22:23:00 GMT



Big-Rig Loaded With 9,400 Gallons Of Flammable Propane Overturns On 405 - CBS Los Angeles
Big-Rig Loaded With 9,400 Gallons Of Flammable Propane Overturns On 405  CBS Los Angeles

SHERMAN OAKS (CBSLA) — A big-rig truck overturned on Sunday morning, spurring the closure of the 405 Freeway in the Sherman Oaks area. The accident ...


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



2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak - Santa Rosa Press Democrat
2 injured in Los Angeles explosion following gasoline leak  Santa Rosa Press Democrat

A tanker truck leaking gasoline caught fire and caused an explosion that injured two people and sent up a huge plume visible across Los Angeles on Sunday, ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 16:30:39 GMT



Kern Back In Business: KHSD college and workforce programs - KERO 23ABC News
Kern Back In Business: KHSD college and workforce programs  KERO 23ABC News

KHSD offers two programs ROC and dual enrollment to give their student early job training or college credits from high school classes.


Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 15:07:00 GMT



Luke Perry Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke - Entertainment Tonight
Luke Perry Hospitalized After Suffering Stroke  Entertainment Tonight

Luke Perry is currently in the hospital after reportedly suffering a stroke. The 52-year-old Riverdale star was transported to a nearby hospital after police ...


Posted on Thu, 28 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



No Evidence Of Shooting Found At Century City Mall; Bomb Squad Called In - CBS Los Angeles
No Evidence Of Shooting Found At Century City Mall; Bomb Squad Called In  CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The Westfield Century City mall was partially evacuated Friday as police investigated a report of a man with a gun. The shopping ...


Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:50:00 GMT



Police Searching for Suspect Who Fatally Shot Man Outside Van Nuys Strip Club - KTLA Los Angeles
Police Searching for Suspect Who Fatally Shot Man Outside Van Nuys Strip Club  KTLA Los Angeles

Authorities were searching for a suspect responsible for shooting and killing a man outside a Van Nuys strip club early Monday morning, the Los Angeles Police ...


Posted on Tue, 26 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Encino Tenants Displaced by Condominium Complex Fire - Patch.com
Encino Tenants Displaced by Condominium Complex Fire  Patch.com

Encino Apartment Complex Fire Displaces Tenants - Encino-Tarzana, CA - The fire is believed to have started Sunday night in an attic. No injuries were ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:22:44 GMT



5 pedestrians struck by vehicle at bus stop in Boyle Heights - FOX 11 Los Angeles
5 pedestrians struck by vehicle at bus stop in Boyle Heights  FOX 11 Los Angeles

Five people were struck by a vehicle at a bus stop in Boyle Heights on Friday afternoon, according to city fire officials.


Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2019 21:22:41 GMT



One dead in small plane crash in Riverside neighborhood - Los Angeles Times
One dead in small plane crash in Riverside neighborhood  Los Angeles Times

At least one person was killed Saturday when a plane crashed into a residential neighborhood in Riverside.


Posted on Sat, 16 Mar 2019 21:50:00 GMT



LA Pride Festival could expand to Santa Monica Boulevard - Q Voice News
LA Pride Festival could expand to Santa Monica Boulevard  Q Voice News

LA Pride's festival footprint could expand to Santa Monica Boulevard, which would cost the city about $750000 in expenses and lost revenue.


Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 02:04:39 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



March 1983: The Day a Frightening Force of Nature Rampaged Through Los Angeles - NBC Southern California
March 1983: The Day a Frightening Force of Nature Rampaged Through Los Angeles  NBC Southern California

Some of the most powerful winter storms on record in California lashed Los Angeles in 1982 and 1983, resulting in weather-related hazards that long-time ...


Posted on Mon, 25 Feb 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Los Feliz: Delivery truck crashes into row of garages, causes major damage - KABC-TV
Los Feliz: Delivery truck crashes into row of garages, causes major damage  KABC-TV

A delivery truck crashed into a row of garages in Los Feliz on Saturday, leaving a lot of damage and possibly an unsafe apartment building.


Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:10:07 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



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



Revelers out in green force for St. Patrick's Day Parade - The Boston Globe
Revelers out in green force for St. Patrick's Day Parade  The Boston Globe

Spurred on by the rowdy cheers of thousands gathered along sidewalks, marchers in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade wound their way through South Boston ...


Posted on Sun, 17 Mar 2019 15:25:00 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



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



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



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



Crowds force California city to close super bloom viewing - CityNews Vancouver
Crowds force California city to close super bloom viewing  CityNews Vancouver

LAKE ELSINORE, Calif. — Overwhelming crowds forced authorities to shut down viewing of a super bloom of poppies on hills around a small Southern ...


Posted on Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:57:23 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



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



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



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



App Gives Residents Real-Time Crime and Emergency Info - Government Technology
App Gives Residents Real-Time Crime and Emergency Info  Government Technology

The free app, which was once banned as the Vigilante app by the Apple App Store, now calls a former foe its spokesman and boasts citizen heroics as evidence ...


Posted on Fri, 15 Mar 2019 21:52:01 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 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



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

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Los Angeles fire officials and local politicians will celebrate the restoration of engine companies at four city stations during a ceremony ...


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



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

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


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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



4-Year-Old Reunites With LAFD Firefighter Who Saved Her Life in Hawaii - KTLA Los Angeles
4-Year-Old Reunites With LAFD Firefighter Who Saved Her Life in Hawaii  KTLA Los Angeles

A four-year-old girl reunited Tuesday with the Los Angeles Fire Department firefighter and paramedic who saved her life after she nearly drowned in the pool of a ...


Posted on Tue, 04 Dec 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



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



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 08:00:00 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



LAFD Responds to 2-Story House Fire in Vermont Square - KTLA Los Angeles
LAFD Responds to 2-Story House Fire in Vermont Square  KTLA Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to a two-story house fire in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles Sunday, the LAFD said in a tweet.


Posted on Sun, 23 Dec 2018 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



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



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 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



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



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



62-Year-Old Man Found Dead in Sylmar House Fire: LAFD - KTLA Los Angeles
62-Year-Old Man Found Dead in Sylmar House Fire: LAFD  KTLA Los Angeles

Crews responding to a house fire in Sylmar overnight found the remains of a man inside, officials said Saturday. They also discovered three of the family's seven ...


Posted on Sat, 05 Jan 2019 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



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 Sat, 10 Mar 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



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



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



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



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



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



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



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



Los Angeles Firefighter Earns Half a Million Via Overtime - Culver City Observer
Los Angeles Firefighter Earns Half a Million Via Overtime  Culver City Observer

How one LA firefighter turned a $90000 salary into $1.6 million over four years. Overtime pay that was at least triple his regular salary in each of.


Posted on Thu, 14 Jun 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



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



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



L.A. County firefighters battling commercial building blaze in Huntington Park - Los Angeles Times
L.A. County firefighters battling commercial building blaze in Huntington Park  Los Angeles Times

A fire broke out at a three-story commercial building Wednesday in Huntington Park, sending a heavy plume of smoke into the air that was visible across the city.


Posted on Wed, 13 Feb 2019 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



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



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



Reform of controversial pension program approved by L.A. City Council - Los Angeles Times
Reform of controversial pension program approved by L.A. City Council  Los Angeles Times

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



Boyle Heights commercial building fire: 3 firefighters injured - KABC-TV
Boyle Heights commercial building fire: 3 firefighters injured  KABC-TV

Three firefighters were injured while battling a massive blaze that erupted at a commercial building in the Boyle Heights area on Wednesday.


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



Ellen DeGeneres Talks SoCal Fire, Donates to LAFD Foundation - Hollywood Reporter
Ellen DeGeneres Talks SoCal Fire, Donates to LAFD Foundation  Hollywood Reporter

Ellen DeGeneres and Walmart teamed up to donate $100000 to the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation.


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



Fire near L.A. Zoo mostly extinguished, as some animals evacuate - Los Angeles Times
Fire near L.A. Zoo mostly extinguished, as some animals evacuate  Los Angeles Times

A fire broke out Friday morning in Griffith Park behind the Los Angeles Zoo, blanketing the area with smoke as multiple blazes burned in the region, authorities ...


Posted on Fri, 09 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



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



Funeral services for LAFD chaplain to be held Friday at Saddleback Church - LA Daily News
Funeral services for LAFD chaplain to be held Friday at Saddleback Church  LA Daily News

LAKE FOREST — Funeral services will be held Friday morning for a Los Angeles Fire Department chaplain who died late last month at the age of 84. Capt.


Posted on Fri, 14 Dec 2018 08:00:00 GMT



Freezer leak in Neuroscience Research Building prompts LAFD response; area now clear - Daily Bruin
Freezer leak in Neuroscience Research Building prompts LAFD response; area now clear  Daily Bruin

A hazardous materials leak at a south campus building was reported by the Los Angeles Fire Department this morning. LAFD reported a hazardous materials ...


Posted on Sun, 20 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



nFusz Teams Up with Los Angeles Fire Department for March of Dimes Campaign - GlobeNewswire
nFusz Teams Up with Los Angeles Fire Department for March of Dimes Campaign  GlobeNewswire

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Jan. 30, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- nFusz, Inc. (OTCQB: FUSZ), a leader in business-focused interactive video, and the pioneer of ...


Posted on Wed, 30 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Is it climate change or mismanagement that's behind higher overtime costs at the L.A. County Fire Department? - Los Angeles Times
Is it climate change or mismanagement that's behind higher overtime costs at the L.A. County Fire Department?  Los Angeles Times

Huge L.A. County Fire Department overtime costs may be a result of changing climate and high vacancies brought on by the recession of a decade ago. Or they ...


Posted on Tue, 23 Oct 2018 07:00:00 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



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



L.A. Firefighters Rescue Man Clinging to Tree Above Raging L.A. River Near Griffith Park - KTLA Los Angeles
L.A. Firefighters Rescue Man Clinging to Tree Above Raging L.A. River Near Griffith Park  KTLA Los Angeles

Los Angeles Fire Department officials were working to rescue a man who was clinging to a tree, above the raging Los Angeles River near Griffith Park Thursday.


Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 08:00:00 GMT



Firefighters Killed Throughout L.A. History to be Honored With Street Signs - Lasentinel
Firefighters Killed Throughout L.A. History to be Honored With Street Signs  Lasentinel

More than five dozen firefighters who have died in the line of duty while serving the Los Angeles Fire Department, dating back to 1895, will be honored with ...


Posted on Thu, 24 May 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



 

 
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