On October 6, 2017, Ontario Police Officer Michael Gracia, who was wounded in the Las Vegas mass shooting, was greeted by family, friends and local first responders from multiple agencies in a hero’s homecoming at Brackett Field in La Verne. Gracia and his fiancée, Summer Clyburn who was also wounded, were flown home from Las Vegas in a small twin engine Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department plane.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) was proud to have its personnel recognized on Tuesday, October, 10, 2017, at the regularly scheduled Board of Supervisors meeting. Supervisor Kathryn Barger presented Fire Captain Gerald Meehan with the 25th Annual Perpetual Fire Prevention Award of Excellence, while Supervisor Hilda Solis honored USA-2 deployment team members in recognition of their assistance with Mexico earthquake relief efforts.
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby and the Executive Team hosted a promotional ceremony on Wednesday, October 11, 2017, to congratulate 27 employees who have been promoted to the next stage in their careers. Family, friends and co-workers cheered on the employees as they received their new badges from Chief Osby at the Rowland Heights Community Center.
October 2017 marks the 14th year of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), a national campaign sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security and the National Cyber Security Alliance that aims to encourage vigilance and protection by all computer users. In observance of NCSAM, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Information Management Division (IMD) is advocating for increased cyber security awareness and encouraging safe computing habits.
Imagine the high-pitched beeping from a smoke alarm wakes you up in the middle of the night. A dried-out Christmas tree has ignited in your living room. How much time do you think you have to get out safely? The truth is surprising to most people — it’s just two minutes or less.
Beachgoers in Los Angeles County might notice a touch of pink in our ocean lifeguards’ uniform this month. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division is partnering with their Leadership and Women’s Committee to swap its regular blue hat for a pink one throughout October.