Eleven firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department became the Department’s first class of paramedics to graduate from the University of Antelope Valley.
On the evening of Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the Los Angeles County Fire Department and Association of Chief Officers jointly hosted the annual California Contract Cities Association (Association) Board of Directors General Dinner Meeting at the Los Angeles County Fire Museum in Bellflower.
Los Angeles County Fire Department firefighters worked in unified command with the USDA Forest Service Angeles National Forest and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department to battle the Charlie Fire, that started on Saturday afternoon, September 22, 2018, off Charlie Canyon in the unincorporated community of Castaic.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Urban Search and Rescue California Task Force-2 swiftwater team, led by Battalion Chief Dennis Cross, returned home from North Carolina on Monday, September 24, 2018.
On Tuesday, September 18, 2018, First District Supervisor Hilda Solis, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Hispanic Managers Association and the Chicano Employees Association, recognized individuals who have provided significant contributions to the County.
In an effort to continually implement strategies to improve CPR outcomes for cardiac arrest patients, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Emergency Medical Services Bureau replaced over 400 automated external defibrillators on all non-paramedic apparatus during the first week of September 2018.
On Saturday, September 15, over 500 residents attended the annual Hermosa Heroes Pancake Breakfast hosted by the City of Hermosa Beach and the Hermosa Valley & View Parent Teacher Organization at Fire Station 100.
On Friday, September 21, 2018, 10 Los Angeles County firefighters graduated from the UCLA Paramedic Education Training at University of California, Los Angeles. The formal ceremony was held at the Ronald F. Deaton Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles.