The Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) participated in an “All Call” and a remembrance ceremony on Tuesday, September 11, 2018, in honor of the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon in Washington D.C., and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) made an immediate activation request to the Los Angeles County Fire Department’s (LACoFD) California Task Force-2 (CATF-2) on Monday evening, September 10, 2018, to respond to Hurricane Florence in North Carolina. A 16-member Swiftwater Team and an Incident Support Team member quickly deployed and drove across the country with equipment and boats in tow.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department held a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday morning, September 10, 2018, at Cerritos College, followed by an open house at Fire Station 115 to introduce the new Paramedic Unit Squad 115 to the residents of Norwalk.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department officially promoted Thomas J. Sullivan to the position of Assistant Fire Chief, along with Eleni Pappas, Antonio S. Ramirez, and Dennis B. Breshears on Thursday, August 16, 2018.
On Wednesday, September 5, 2018, Los Angeles County Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger joined Fire Chief Daryl Osby at the Van Nuys Airport to welcome the arrival of the CL-415 SuperScoopers and the Erickson Helitanker. These firefighting aircraft resources are leased every year to provide extra help during our region’s fire season.
On Sunday, September 2, Los Angeles County Fire Department Chief Deputy David R. Richardson Jr. and his family joined Los Angeles County First District Supervisor Hilda Solis, Fifth District Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and fellow Department heads to celebrate L.A. County Day at the Fair.
The oldest and perhaps the most charming Los Angeles County fire station, Fire Station 12, recently crossed a major milestone: 90 years of service to the community of Altadena from the corner of Lincoln Avenue and West Harriet Street.
On Thursday, August 30, the Los Angeles County Fire County Fire Department remembered two fallen firefighters – Fire Captain Ted Hall and Fire Fighter Specialist (FFS) Arnie Quinones – on the nine-year anniversary of the Station Fire that swept over Camp 16 on Mt. Gleason in 2009. They were proud, cherished family men, and courageous firefighters who gave their lives bravely battling an intense fire that was fueled by strong, erratic winds and prolonged drought.