On the evening of Thursday, August 23, 2018, Los Angeles County Fire Department Fire Station 40 in Pico Rivera responded to a 911 call for an elderly man suffering a massive heart attack. Family members and a neighbor performed CPR until the crew arrived.
The day I walked out of the firehouse on my last day on the job, I thought to myself: “Wow, I made it. I didn’t get killed and I didn’t get anyone else killed.” I breathed a sigh of relief.
Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge joined with FormLA Landscaping on Saturday, September 8, 2018, to host a two-part panel discussion series created to help Southern California locals explore the ways home gardens and public spaces can help reduce the risk of fires, floods, and other natural disasters.
As Fire Chief, your safety, mental health, and well-being are my top priority. The Executive Team and I are committed to providing you with the resources you need to perform your roles to the best of your ability and in the safest manner possible.
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.