The Los Angeles County Fire Museum at the Mayne Events Center will be hosting a grand opening celebration on Saturday afternoon, July 14, at its newly constructed building in Bellflower. The fire museum collection includes the popular Engine 51 from the 1970s TV show “Emergency!”, Granite Mountain Hotshots’ Buggy 7A, as well as other antique apparatus.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department, along with the Los Angeles Fire, Los Angeles Police, and Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Departments, hosted the annual news conference on fireworks safety which took place at the Frank Hotchkin Memorial Training Center, near Dodger stadium.
Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Fire Captain Pat Long of Battalion 15, Fire Station 183, was presented with a 2018 Respect for Public Safety Award by the Pomona Optimist Club during its annual Respect for Public Safety Awards dinner. The event took place on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at Mr. D’s Diner in Pomona.
In honor of national Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Awareness week, the Los Angeles County Fire Department partnered with the County’s Emergency Medical Services Agency, the Los Angeles Fire Department, and the American Heart Association to host the annual Sidewalk “Hands-Only” CPR Day on Tuesday, June 5.
Exceptional acts of heroism were front and center at the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s annual Valor Awards Ceremony at the Pasadena Convention Center on Thursday evening, May 31, 2018. Department members and Good Samaritans were honored with Exemplary Service, Certificate of Merit, Unit Citation, Certificate of Valor, and prestigious Medal of Valor awards for going above and beyond the call of duty.
The safety, mental health, and well-being of our workforce has always been a priority for me and the Executive Team. Nationally, there has been a noticeable spike in the number of first responders dying by suicide. In fact, in 2017, the total number of suicides for firefighters and police officers surpassed the total number of those who died in the line of duty (including being shot, stabbed, drowning or dying in a car accident while on the job).
On Saturday, May 12, 2018, the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) North Regional Operations Bureau hosted its annual Fire Service Day at Fire Station 129 in Lancaster.