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).
The Los Angeles County Fire Department hosted a formal graduation ceremony to recognize 18 firefighter graduates of the Los Angeles County Paramedic Training Institute.
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.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department’s 61st Fire Explorer Academy Family Day was held on May 12, 2018, at the Del Valle Regional Training Facility in Castaic.
The California Surf Life Saving Association honored Los Angeles County Fire Department personnel during the Spring Board of Directors meeting at the Dockweiler Youth Center in Playa Del Rey.
On Wednesday, May 2, 2018, key personnel from the Los Angeles County Fire Department attended the 2018 LAX Air/Sea Disaster Drill and Marine Response Zone Plan Workshop with Local and Federal partners in order to exercise and improve the large scale, multi-agency response in the event of an aircraft crashing into the ocean offshore of Los Angeles County.