Fire Chief Daryl Osby welcomes the newest members of the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Photo by Douglas Morrison.
On Saturday, December 30, 2017, the Los Angeles County Fire Department (LACoFD) officially began managing emergency operations within Hermosa Beach.
The day before, chief officers and captains attended a formal badge ceremony as 15 Hermosa Beach firefighters were sworn in as LACoFD firefighters. The badge ceremony was held at Fire Station 100 in Hermosa Beach. The Department acquired Fire Station 100 in an effort to efficiently provide fire and medical response to the city’s residents.
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved the annexation of Hermosa Beach into the Consolidated Fire Protection District after the Hermosa Beach City Council agreed to contract with the County to better serve the needs of the community.