On Saturday, February 23, 2019, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) hosted the Woman’s Fire Prep Academy (WFPA), which introduces participants to what it takes to become a firefighter. The Academy takes place every Saturday over a six-week period at the Cecil R. Gehr Fire Combat Training Center at Department headquarters.
In this month’s County Digest, Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby is featured, along with District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Monique King-Viehland, Executive Director of the Community Development Commission/Housing Authority of the County of Los Angeles.
On Thursday, February 21, 2019, the Regional Chamber of Commerce San Gabriel Valley held its annual Salute to Heroes Prayer Breakfast at the Diamond Bar Center in the city of Diamond Bar.
On Thursday, February 21, 2019, a formal graduation ceremony was held for 12 Los Angeles County firefighters that successfully graduated from the Los Angeles County Paramedic Training Institute. The formal graduation ceremony was held in the Marsee Auditorium at El Camino Community College in Torrance.
Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Lifeguard Captain Patrick O’Neill and Ocean Lifeguard Specialist Pono Barnes attended the 2019 Southern California Shark Workshop at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) on Friday, February 15, 2019.
Second District County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas recognized the third cohort of the LA EMT Program at the February 12, 2019, Board of Supervisors meeting.
February is National Heart Month. At the weekly Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, First District County Supervisor Hilda Solis helped kick-off the countywide Heart Heroes campaign that aims to train 100,000 people in Hands-Only CPR.
President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sikorsky-Lockheed Martin, Dan Schultz, visited the Barton Heliport in Pacoima on Monday, February 11, 2019.
On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA) Trust presented a $50,000 grant award to the Los Angeles County Fire Department Foundation. The check presentation took place at Cecil R. Gehr Training Center at the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Headquarters.