Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) personnel throughout the County paused on Monday, September 11, 2017, to honor the lives that were lost in the 9/11 terrorist attacks 16 years ago. For first responders, life has never been the same after the loss of their peers who bravely and selflessly ran into danger that tragic day.
Finding your way to public service is a calling and it does not matter which path you decide to take. Whether you are a firefighter, lifeguard, pilot, dispatcher, forester, mechanic or administrative professional, your choice to be part of the Department is a noble one and we always aim for you to succeed and grow. Just as we invest in you, we hope that you join us in our efforts to inspire others to also be part of our team.
Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby, Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger and CL-415 Superscooper Representative Élizabeth Mackay held a media day at the Van Nuys Tanker Base on Friday, August 18, 2017, to highlight the arrival of firefighting aircraft resources now in service for the 2017 fire season.
The Los Angeles County Surf Life Saving Association (LACoSLSA) team was narrowly defeated in the large team division at the annual US Life Saving Association (USLA) National Championships in Daytona, Florida on August 9 through 12, 2017.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has a proud history of serving our residents and communities. From our front-line firefighters to our dispatchers, Prevention staff, lifeguards, nurses, and professional staff, I could not put into 140 characters or less how proud I am to lead a talented and skilled team of professionals who put our communities, residents and business owners first.
Current Acres Burned: 42 acres
Current Containment: 100%
At 2:57 p.m. on Thursday, June 29, County firefighters responded to a brush fire burning in a State Responsibility Area, at Mulholland Highway and Malibu Canyon Road in the City of Calabasas. 228 personnel are assigned to this ongoing incident. Forward progress has been stopped on the brush fire.