The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Division IV and VIII participated in Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn’s third annual Public Safety Appreciation Barbecue Luncheon at the Hacienda Heights Community Center on Thursday, October 17, 2019.
In recognition of October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Fourth District Supervisor Janice Hahn joined the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Lifeguard Division in painting Tower 60 pink! The “Paint it Pink” event took place on Saturday morning, October 5, 2019 at El Segundo Beach.
On Thursday evening, September 26, 2019, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Division IV personnel participated in a “Tip a Firefighter” fundraiser night at Chili’s restaurant in La Habra to benefit for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Each year since 2007, the restaurant chain commits to raising 30 million dollars to sponsor the St. Jude School Program by Chili’s which helps patients continue their education while receiving treatment.
LACoFD Assistant Fire Chief Patrick Errett and firefighters from Fire Stations 191, 192, 193 and 194 each served customers at Chili’s for tips to be donated to the research hospital. This is the first “Tip a Firefighter” fundraiser that the La Habra location has hosted; the dedicated first responders helped raise $1,300.
By Kaelyn Floyd
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby was joined by Fourth District County Supervisor Janice Hahn and the City of Whittier’s community leaders and dignitaries for the unveiling of a long-awaited firefighter tribute sculpture on Thursday, October 3, 2019, at Fire Station 28.
The piece “Stronger Together” pays tribute to the heroic acts, hard work and sacrifice of all firefighters as it depicts the inclusive and diverse workforce of the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
This is a personal piece for FS 28 as the Department remembers three of its courageous firefighters whom once worked at the station and lost their lives to job-related injuries: Fire Captains Gary Morgan and Porter Griggers and Fire Fighter Paramedic Richard Rowland.
Chief Osby thanked the City of Whittier’s residents, business owners, and it’s Community Foundation for their significant role in the completion of this special project.
On Friday, September 27, 2019, a formal ceremony for nine Los Angeles County firefighters was held to celebrate their graduation from the University of California, Los Angeles Paramedic Education Training program.
On Tuesday, September 17, 2019, First District Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis hosted her annual Hispanic Heritage Month reception at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration in Los Angeles to honor influential community leaders.
On Thursday, September 12, 2019, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) and the Association of Chief Officers hosted their annual California Contract Cities Association (CCCA) Board of Directors regular meeting and dinner at Tony P’s Dockside Grill in Marina Del Rey.
In response to the catastrophic Hurricane Dorian, highly skilled Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) team members were deployed across the country to assist with rescue efforts. These highly specialized members work in coordination with the local government to conduct search and rescue missions and other critical operations.
On Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 16 members of the Department’s USAR CA-TF2 water rescue team were activated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and deployed to North Carolina.
This deployment is expected to last 10 to 14 days.
Recently, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) added a newly renovated Fire Resource Center helispot as another resource in its firefighting efforts, located adjacent to Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar.