Each year, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors and Fire Department proclaim the month of October as “Fire Prevention Month.” The Fire Department, along with other public safety advocates encourage the public to take proper precautions and practice fire safety.
On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, UCLA Health highlighted the Mobile Stroke Unit pilot, the newest tool in the rapid diagnosis and treatment of strokes. With support from the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, the first phase of this pilot program launched last month in Santa Monica with trained personnel responding to select 9-1-1 calls within the city.
On Tuesday, October 24, 2017, the County of Los Angeles Board of Supervisors presented California Task Force 2 team members
deployed to Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria with a scroll presentation.
A major motion picture that tells the story of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died fighting the devastating Yarnell Hill Fire in 2013, opens on Friday, October 20. Directed by Joseph Kosinski (Oblivion), “Only the Brave” is a tribute to these real-life heroes and the ultimate sacrifice they made, including our own Kevin Woyjeck.
On Thursday, October 19, 2017, at 10:19 a.m. the Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with 21 million people worldwide, participated in the annual “Great ShakeOut” — also known as the world’s largest earthquake drill.
Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn’s First Annual Public Safety Appreciation Barbecue Lunch was held on Thursday, October 19, 2017, at the Hacienda Heights Community Center in honor of the public safety officers serving the communities of Unincorporated Whittier, Rowland Heights and Hacienda Heights.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Chief Executive Office, and the Quality and Productivity Commission celebrated quality service in Los Angeles County by presenting its 31st Productivity and Quality Awards on October 18, 2017, at the Grand Hall of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.