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.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made an immediate activation request to the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) California Task Force-2 (CATF-2) on Monday evening, September 10, 2018, to respond to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. A 16-member Swiftwater Team and an Incident Support Team member quickly deployed and drove across the country with equipment and boats in tow.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday morning, September 10, 2018, at Cerritos College, followed by an open house at Fire Station 115 to introduce the new Paramedic Unit Squad 115 to the residents of Norwalk.
The oldest and perhaps the most charming Los Angeles County fire station, Fire Station 12, recently crossed a major milestone: 90 years of service to the community of Altadena from the corner of Lincoln Avenue and West Harriet Street.
On Thursday, August 30, the Los Angeles County Fire County Fire Department remembered two fallen firefighters – Fire Captain Ted Hall and Fire Fighter Specialist (FFS) Arnie Quinones – on the nine-year anniversary of the Station Fire that swept over Camp 16 on Mt. Gleason in 2009. They were proud, cherished family men, and courageous firefighters who gave their lives bravely battling an intense fire that was fueled by strong, erratic winds and prolonged drought.
Los Angeles County Fire Department officially promoted Antonio S. Ramirez to the position of Assistant Fire Chief along with Dennis B. Breshears, Eleni Pappas, and Thomas J. Sullivan on Thursday, August 16, 2018. In his new role, he will oversee Division IX, which includes the cities of Bell, Bell Gardens, Commerce, El Monte, Rosemead, and South El Monte.
The Los Angeles County Surf Lifesaving Association (LACoSLA) competed against over 30 teams and 400 professional lifeguards at the United States Lifesaving Association National Championship in Virginia Beach, Virginia, from August 9-11, 2018, and brought home bragging rights as the best and the fastest lifeguarding pros around.
On August 16, 2018, Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) officially promoted Dennis B. Breshears, Eleni Pappas, Antonio S. Ramirez, and Thomas J. Sullivan to the position of Assistant Fire Chief. The promotion of Pappas will go down in LACoFD history, as she is now the first female ever to achieve this rank in the Department.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department answered the call for resources and assistance needed on major wildfires burning out of county this week, deploying personnel as far north as Cougar Creek, Washington.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division had two extraordinary wins in the competitive relays during the 2018 International Surf Festival, held from August 1-5, and an incredible honor bestowed upon Lifeguard Section Chief Chris Linkletter.