A Disaster Assistance Response Team that includes members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department assisted with the rescue of a 15-year-old boy from rubble on Thursday—five days after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s California Task Force 2—known internationally as USA-2—Medium Urban Search and Rescue team arrived in Nepal on Tuesday to assist with rescue and recovery efforts following Saturday’s magnitude 7.8 earthquake.
The training, which was held April 10–12, gives firefighters and Cal Guard helicopter crews the opportunity to work together to perform water drops and other activities.
After watching countless hours of Emergency! reruns at hospitals, 8-year-old Noah Cohen’s biggest wish is to become a first responder in the Los Angeles area. This week, his wish came true.
For Dr. Clayton Kazan, his new position as medical director for the Los Angeles County Fire Department is one for which he’s spent a long time preparing.
When it came to the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s engineer exam, failure was not an option for Fire Fighter Specialist Robert Smith, who was recently recognized as Lawndale’s Firefighter of the Year.
Volunteer Photographer Program Director Craig Durling and Explorer Logan Fogwell were recognized for their achievements by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors at last week’s 33rd annual Volunteer of the Year Awards.
About 300 Department personnel last month participated in a series of hazmat first responder operations training exercises designed to allow firefighters to practice making tactical decisions for initial rescue operations.
The exercise was designed to share and execute current tactics in dealing with a chemical spill, as well as extricating and treating injured students and college staff, while improving communication efforts across responding agencies under a unified command.