The Los Angeles County Fire Department received a customer service award from the Quality and Productivity Commission during the 30th annual Productivity and Quality Awards Luncheon. Photos by Karen Zarsadiaz-Ige.
by Pearl Castillo
Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel are always busy in the community. Here is a snapshot of what Department members are doing across the county.
‘CPR Anytime’ Receives Customer Service Award
The Los Angeles County Quality and Productivity Commission recognized the Los Angeles County Fire Department with a Customer Service Award for the Fire Department’s “Staying Alive: CPR Anytime Public Education Program.”
Fire Chief Daryl Osby accepted the award during the 30th annual Productivity and Quality Awards Luncheon at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Oct. 19.
Developed by the American Heart Association and in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Emergency Medical Services Agency, the Fire Department implemented CPR Anytime, which included a County-wide community outreach plan to teach people the basic skills of CPR.
CPR Anytime focuses on Hands-Only CPR, which involves only chest compressions, in an effort to improve the survival rate for victims of sudden cardiac arrest.
Los Angeles County Firefighters’ Names Added to Fallen Firefighter Memorial Wall
Three Los Angeles County firefighters were among the 29 honored during the 14th Annual California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony in Sacramento on Oct. 15.
The names of Fire Fighter Gino “Rick” Zeni, Fire Fighter Specialist Hector Magallanes and Fire Fighter Specialist Joseph Savas are now on the Fallen Firefighter Memorial Wall in Capitol Park.
“The California Firefighters Memorial Ceremony is more than an event,” wrote California Professional Firefighters President Lou Paulson and California Fire Chiefs Association President Tracey Hansen in a letter sent to fire departments across the state. “It is also an annual reminder of the hazards of our profession, and the need for vigilance in protecting our safety and health.”
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, officials from the Los Angeles County Firefighters IAFF Local 1014, the Los Angeles County Fire Department Honor Guard, and the Los Angeles County Firefighters Pipes and Drums Band were among the ceremony’s attendees and participants.