I am pleased to share with you my June 2016 Message from the Fire Chief. This is the sixth communication in a series of messages planned for distribution in 2016 to provide personnel with updates on key Department priorities and initiatives.
More than 1,200 firefighters and other personnel continue to make progress throughout the week toward containing the San Gabriel Complex fires.
Forty-three new members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division are now protecting millions of beachgoers along Los Angeles County’s 72 miles of coastline.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a contract for cleaning and repairing firefighters’ turnouts and issued a proclamation.
Equipment Maintenance Worker Mike Conrad, who is blind, repairs small engines, pilot and relief valves, brake calipers, transmissions and fire pump valves at the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Eastern Fire Shop.
While on vacation at the Legoland Hotel, Fire Fighter Paramedic Todd Hood helped save the life of a toddler on Sunday, June 12.
Due to extremely dry conditions from the five-year drought, this year’s fire season may bring intense, volatile fire behavior and large-scale wildfires, according to Fire Chief Daryl Osby and fire officials throughout California.