At Tuesday’s Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisors Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn presented scrolls to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, retired Captain Steve Valenzuela and ABC 7 for the 25th anniversary of the annual Spark of Love toy drive.
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, the Pomona Chamber of Commerce hosted their 3rd Annual Holiday for Heroes luncheon at the Fairplex Avalon Restaurant in Pomona.
On Wednesday, December 13, 2017, in a ceremony held at Sikorsky headquarters in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, the Los Angeles County Fire Department became the owner of two new S-70i™ Black Hawk Helicopters.
Extreme wind conditions and low humidity contributed to a busy week for fire agencies throughout Southern California. Firefighters from the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) battled the Creek Fire near Sylmar and the Rye Fire in Santa Clarita, while also providing resources and assistance to the Skirball Fire near the Getty Center and the Thomas Fire in Ventura County.
Young men and women ages 15-21 from Explorer posts, representing fire service agencies from throughout Southern California, gathered at the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) Fire Station 187 and East County Training Center in Pomona over the weekend of December 2-3, 2017, for the annual muster competition.
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On Thursday, December 7, 2017, at 8:05 a.m., County firefighters responded to a report of a brush fire located at 5331 Horizon Drive, between Zenith Point Road and Andromeda Lane in the City of Malibu. The incident commander called for a second alarm resource assignment to assist with firefighting operations and structure protection. The fire was contained to approximately 1/4 acre and no structures are currently threatened. No civilian or firefighter injuries have been reported. With structure protection in place, firefighters remained on-scene Thursday morning to mop up hot-spots.
On Tuesday, November 21, 2017, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas of the Second District and the Department of Consumer and Business Affairs co-hosted the inaugural Los Angeles County Department Recognition Awards at the Hall of Administration in Downtown Los Angeles.
Taiwan’s Taichung City Fire Department hosted Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) Technical Operations Battalion Chief Robert Harris and Battalion Chief Bryan Wells as guest speakers for an urban search and rescue conference from November 20-21, 2017. Harris and Wells shared their expertise in responding to international emergencies and the process of becoming a United Nations certified team with Taiwan’s Taichung City Fire Department and local government officials.