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Fire and Life Safety Apparatus

The Most Sophisticated Mix of Apparatus Anywhere!

The Los Angeles Fire Department protects a diverse and challenging community. The City of Los Angeles is fairly unique, with airports, harbors, skycrapers, dense neighborhoods (179 in total!), not to mention rolling hillsides and brush-filled canyons. To protect all of that, a wide variety of specialized firefighting and life safety apparatus is required.
  • Command Resources
    The Los Angeles Fire Department's Command Teams are able to move anywhere in the city rapidly (and safely) via their mobile command post sedans. Major emergencies may require the use of the department's mobile command post rigs.
  • Fire & Rescue Resources
    The core series of emergency resources for the LAFD involve fire and life safety rescue apparatus. When fire, earthquake, traffic accidents, or other emergencies occur, the Department's fire and rescue resources are called into action. The above image is of one of the Department's Urban Search & Rescue apparatus.
  • EMS Resources
    More than 85% of the Department's daily emergency responses are related to Emergency Medicine Services. The LAFD transports, on average, more than 500 people on every day to local hospitals. Our resources for EMS are a key component of the LAFD's emergency resource pool.
  • Support Resources
    The Department maintains a fleet of apparatus to aid our EMS, fire and rescue resources with rehab for firefighters, air replenishment, and demolition of dangerous and/or damaged buildings beyond repair.
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