At the weekly Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting on December 19, 2017, Second District County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas presented a scroll to the LA Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Program and its partners and participants.
At Tuesday’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn presented scrolls to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, retired Captain Steve Valenzuela and ABC 7 for the 25th anniversary of the annual Spark of Love toy drive.
Extreme wind conditions and low humidity contributed to a busy week for fire agencies throughout Southern California. Firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) battled the Creek Fire near Sylmar and the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita, while also providing resources and assistance to the Skirball Fire near the Getty Center and the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.
From July 18-20, 2017, the California Board of Forestry and Fire Protection met in the Los Angeles area to discuss current and upcoming projects and initiatives that address climate change and improve urban and wildland forest health. It has been more than a decade since the Board’s last visit.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the Internal Services Department to proceed with the acquisition of two Sikorsky S70i Firehawk helicopters for the Department’s Air Operations Section.
On Wednesday, June 7, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) successfully implemented the use of an automated dispensing system known as Pyxis.
After enduring weeks of intense training, 50 dedicated candidates graduated from the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Women’s Fire Prep Academy. The participants received certificates as well as an invaluable opportunity to experience what it is like to train and be part of the academy.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) joined the California Fire Foundation, elected officials and community leaders at the launch of the “Firefighters on Your Side” campaign on Wednesday, May 17.