At its regular meeting on Tuesday, December 20, 2016, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors presented a scroll to Fire Station 90; approved several contracts for Fire fleet maintenance and repair services; approved a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Forest Service ; approved amendments to the 2017 Los Angeles County Fire Code; and issued a proclamation.
Late in the morning on December 19, 2015, Copter 19 had just landed at Fire Station 129 when the crew heard a call on the radio for a medical emergency on a trail in the Santa Monica Mountains. Knowing that Copter 19 was the closest helicopter, Fire Fighter Paramedic Brian Ballentine, Fire Fighter Paramedic Michael Dubron and Senior Pilot Eric Pacheco decided to respond.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 13, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors presented a scroll to the Fire Department; authorized amendments to the current Emergency Ambulance Transportation Agreement; rejected all bids received by the Department of Public Works (DPW) for the Henninger Flats Potable Water and Septic Systems Refurbishment project; and approved a contract extension with Sikorsky Commercial, Inc.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department, the Los Angeles City Fire Department, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and the Grossman Burn Center co-hosted their annual news conference on Tuesday, Dec. 13, to bring important holiday safety messages to communities across Southern California.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors issued a proclamation; approved a lease amendment for office space on Rickenbacker Road; and approved a five-year agreement to provide communications and dispatch services for the City of La Habra Heights.
Cindy Barbee was the first female firefighter in the history of the Los Angeles County Fire Department, and she served as a leader during a critical time of transformation in the fire service.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the Fire Chief to execute agreements with two ambulance companies; accepted grant funds from the State Homeland Security Program; updated the Developer Fee Program; and issued a proclamation.