The International Surf Festival hosted its annual kickoff dinner and Medal of Valor awards ceremony on Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at Seaside Lagoon in Redondo Beach. These awards recognize lifeguards from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Lifeguard Division who carried out exemplary acts of heroism, on and off duty.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division responded to 477 ocean rescues, 521 medical aids, and 621 emergency vehicle rescues during the heat wave that lasted from Friday, July 20 to Sunday, July 22, 2018.
The Los Angeles County Fire Museum at the Mayne Events Center in Bellflower held its grand opening on Saturday, July 14, 2018. The ceremony commemorates the completion of the brand-new building which now houses decades of historic Los Angeles County fire service apparatus and equipment.
The Los Angeles County Fire Museum at the Mayne Events Center will be hosting a grand opening celebration on Saturday afternoon, July 14, at its newly constructed building in Bellflower. The fire museum collection includes the popular Engine 51 from the 1970s TV show “Emergency!”, Granite Mountain Hotshots’ Buggy 7A, as well as other antique apparatus.
Members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Lifeguard Division attended the 2018 United States Coast Guard (USCG) change of command ceremony between Captain Charlene Downey and Captain Monica Rochester.