Creating unity through diversity, the Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division takes pride in having a workforce of many unique people from many different backgrounds, paving the way for other agencies and organizations alike. In Honor of Black History Month, we would like to recognize a few of the courageous leaders that inspired many.
…One Sunday on a trip to California, he spent the afternoon at the beach home of Pat and Peter Lawford at Santa Monica, sitting in his swimming trunks beside the pool, reading a book, but glancing from time to time at the ocean surf. “Dave, look at that surf out there,” he said to [Dave] Powers, who was stretched out beside him. The president returned to the lounge chair beside the pool, picked up his sunglasses and book, and said contentedly, “That was the best swim I’ve had in months.”Dave was silently hoping that the President would be able to resist the urge to plunge into the surf, because the beach was open to the public and crowded with Sunday visitors who would rush upon Kennedy if they spied him heading toward the water.
At approximately 8:08 AM The Los Angeles County Fire Department Station 24 received a report of a vehicle in the submerged in the Palmdale Aqueduct. LACoFD Lifeguard’s Dive1 was activated to assist. LA County Lifeguard Dive Team members RON with LA County Air Ops to expedite response. Once on-scene Lifeguard Dive Team members assisted LA County Fire and Sheriff resources with locating and removing the vehicle. No patients were found and the vehicle was removed from the water. Read More
6:30AM Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Division responded to a report of a capsized vessel with passengers in the water. The report was made by a passing tanker.