On January 8, 2019, Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Ocean Lifeguard, Nick Wapner, experienced a harrowing shark attack while surfing off-duty at Montana de Oro State Park along California’s Central Coast.
On Thursday, February 7, 2019, the City of Bellflower hosted its 25th annual BRAVO (“Bellflower Recognizes Acts of Valor and Outstanding Service”) Awards luncheon at the William and Jane Bristol Civic Auditorium inside Bellflower City Hall.
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby received the Independent Cities Association (ICA) Public Safety Award and served as the keynote speaker at its 59th annual Winter Seminar Keynote Address and Award luncheon.
At the Tuesday, February 5, 2019, Board of Supervisors meeting, the Board voted to accept a grant award for $3,000,000 from the California Department of Forest and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE).
On Wednesday, January 30, 2019, the residents of the Morrison Ranch Estates Homeowners’ Association hosted a luncheon to thank public safety officers for their efforts during the Woolsey Fire.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department is deeply saddened by the unexpected passing of 63-year-old Fire Captain Michael Shepard on Wednesday, January 23, 2019.