In collaboration with other public safety agencies, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) warned residents about the dangers of illegal fireworks during the 2017 Fourth of July fireworks news conference on Monday, June 26 at the Cecil R. Gehr Fire Combat Training Center.
The 15th annual MDS “Fill the Boot” campaign will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on June 28 – 30, 2017. Firefighters from various shifts along with International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 1014 participated in the fundraiser by filling their firefighter boots with donations from LA County drivers stopped at intersections.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 20, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an amendment related to County ambulance contracts; amended agreements with emergency ambulance transportation services; approved two Fire Department-related contracts; adopted an ordinance amending County salaries and employee classifications; and issued a proclamation.
Forty candidates graduated from the 2017 Ocean Lifeguard Training Academy on Saturday, June 17 at Dockweiler Youth Center in Playa Del Rey. Ten of the 40 new lifeguards are women.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a contract with ARCBridge Consulting; approved the renewal of an agreement with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) ; authorized the Fire Chief to accept a grant award; authorized a settlement regarding the Lifeguard Division; introduced an ordinance amending County Code, Title 6; and issued a proclamation.
The city of Venice hosted its second annual Venice Pride Kickoff Celebration and unveiled the “Venice Pride Flag Lifeguard Tower” on Thursday, June 1, 2017.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, June 6, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved an agreement with the County of Los Angeles Firefighters’ Association (Firefighters’ Association); authorized the purchase of one new rescue boat; negotiated several leases for various County departments, including Fire; adopted an ordinance that adds a bonus provision for Battalion Chiefs; and issued three proclamations.