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Monday, November 19, 2018
LAFD Spokesperson: Margaret Stewart

LOS ANGELES - Risking lives to save lives is what firefighters do but LAFD Air Operations Pilots David Nordquist and Joel Smith took it to new heights at the Woolsey Fire on Friday, November 9th.

While actively conducting a water drop on a flank of the massive blaze, the pilots of "Fire 4" received a...

Saturday, November 17, 2018
LAFD Spokesperson: Amy Bastman

UPDATE: 7:00 AM November 17, 2018
 
EVACUATIONS:  There are NO active evacuation orders within the borders of the City of Los Angeles.
 
ACREAGE: 98,362

% CONTAINMENT: 82
 


 
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Wednesday, November 14, 2018 South Bureau
LAFD Spokesperson: Brian Humphrey
FLORENCE -
More than a hundred firefighters from two agencies worked collaboratively near the Los Angeles City / County border early Wednesday, to confine fast moving flames to a pair of unoccupied businesses. 

The Los Angeles Fire Department was notified at 3:55...
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

LOS ANGELES - On November 6, 2018, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) recognized Retired Firefighter Phil Weireter and his son, Captain/PIO Cody Weireter, for their many years of exceptional professionalism and service to the department and the...

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

MEDAL OF VALOR

STRUCTURE FIRE

FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC RIO-BEC HERNANDEZ

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

LOS ANGELES - Staffed around the clock at Fire Station 114 on the grounds of Van Nuys Airport, LAFD Air Operations includes five helicopters and a team of pilots ready to respond at a moment’s notice. Its primary missions include brush fire suppression, search and rescue, hoist operations, and...

Monday, November 5, 2018
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott
LOS ANGELES - Despite gains made in other sectors, women remain historically underrepresented in fire departments across the country. In Los Angeles, Girls Camp is an essential recruitment tool that exposes high school girls to the possibilities of fire service and helps them...
Saturday, November 3, 2018
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott
George Negrete’s parents, Phil and Gloria, raised him and his three older sisters in Gardena. Phil was an ace mechanic, and Gloria was a registered nurse and full-time mom. They were outstanding role models and influences on their children.
 
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Sunday, October 28, 2018
LAFD Spokesperson: Amy Bastman

LOS ANGELES - The men and women of the Los Angeles Fire Department want your Halloween celebration to be memorable for all the right reasons. Help stay safe by planning ahead and sharing these LAFD safety tips BEFORE HALLOWEEN:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and...
Friday, October 26, 2018
LAFD Spokesperson: Erik Scott

LOS ANGELES - Each year, the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) Foundation honors members of the Department who have demonstrated exceptional bravery, excellence, and commitment to their community.

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