A fiery start to the summer has tasked the Los Angeles County Fire Department and the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) to work in coordination as incidents occur on the boundaries of their respective territories. Away from the fires, both agencies work to promote the Ready!Set!Go! wildfire action plan, an on-going public awareness campaign that advocates for residents to prepare their families, home and property in advance of a fire. This year, CAL FIRE has developed a new mobile app to support the initiative.
At its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 11, 2017, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors authorized the Internal Services Department to proceed with the acquisition of two Sikorsky S70i Firehawk helicopters for the Department’s Air Operations Section.
Summer has arrived! As Los Angeles County residents prepare for relaxing visits to the beach, fun-filled barbecues, and Fourth of July holiday celebrations, we remain focused on our daily mission of protecting lives, property and the environment.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s Recruitment Unit hosted a gathering of firefighter hopefuls in an ongoing series of Recruitment Information Seminars at the Cecil R. Gehr Fire Combat Training Center on the evening of Thursday, June 29, 2017.
Los Angeles County firefighters began combating the 2017 fire season in full-force at Castaic Lake on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The fire burned 800 acres and took several days to ensure complete containment. With only a brief reprieve, fires seemed to flare up in rapid succession beginning on Sunday, June 25 in Santa Clarita, then on Thursday, June 29 in Malibu and Calabasas.