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Tragic death of on-duty Los Angeles County Fire Department Ocean Lifeguard Specialist

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LOS ANGELES – JANUARY 15, 2015 – The Los Angeles County Fire Department is saddened to report that this morning at 7:01 a.m., one of our Ocean Lifeguard Specialists Brian Kutil, age 42, tragically passed away. He was a 20-year veteran of the Lifeguard Division and died during our annual 500-meter recertification swim exercise at Mira Costa High School in the City of Manhattan Beach. He was immediately treated by L.A. County lifeguards, along with Manhattan Beach Fire Department paramedics, and transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital. Despite heroic efforts by all involved, he was pronounced dead. Read More


HHMD Opens Doors to the Public

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On January 7, the Health Hazardous Material Division (HHMD) opened their doors for the first time to the public, providing insight to guests into one of the largest hazardous materials programs in California. Hazardous Material Specialist (HMS) Supervisor Ken Smith spearheaded this event, along with HMS Supervisor Mario Tresierras, to improve awareness and educate the community about how to keep their home and community safe. Read More