September brought a new first for the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Urban Search and Rescue teams as one unit deployed in response to a magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Mexico on September, 20, 2017, and a second in response to Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico just three days later on September 23.
On Friday, September 22, 2017, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby delivered a presentation covering the Department’s upcoming On-scene Decontamination policy at the National Fire Protection Association’s annual Urban Fire Forum in Quincy, Massachusetts.
From September 1-24, 2017, visitors to the Los Angeles County Fair returned to “America’s Great Outdoors,” a popular annual exhibit that aims to create understanding about the local environment and all it has to offer.
In 2011, the Department unveiled our Strategic Plan, entitled “Engineering Our Future.” With 12 goals, the Strategic Plan served as our Department roadmap with a focus on transparency and accountability, integrating technology into our profession, addressing risk management issues, and ensuring the welfare of our workforce…
On Wednesday, September 20, 2017, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) deployed a Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) in response to a formal request for assistance from the Government of Mexico after a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck the region on September 19.
Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Deputy David R. Richardson Jr., the Honor Guard, Los Angeles County Fire Fighters Pipes and Drums, and members of Local 1014 traveled to the 2017 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 16, 2017, to especially honor Fire Fighter John “Eric” Schmidt, who died in the line of duty in 2001.
On Saturday, September 16, 2017, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby attended “Leaders in Cardiology,” a gala honoring John Michael Criley, MD for his 50 years of contributions to the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and LA BioMed.
On Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Supervisor Kathryn Barger celebrated the Los Angeles City, Glendale, Burbank and Los Angeles County Fire Departments with a scroll presentation for their week long service on the La Tuna Fire that began on Friday, September 1, 2017.
Australia’s Victoria Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley has been on a two-week whirlwind tour this September, visiting municipal, regional and state emergency management organizations in the United States and Canada in order to observe and learn from their methods and systems.