The Los Angeles Fire Department is a highly regimented agency that incorporates both paramilitary structure and command principles. Neighborhood Fire Stations are organized into groups, known as Battalions.
In daily command of the LAFD's "Battalion 13" is one Battalion Chief overseeing all personnel assigned to six Neighborhood Fire Stations that protect a district of nearly 25 square miles:
There are three Battalion Chiefs assigned to Battalion 13. They work on the same rotating Platoon Duty schedule as the Neighborhood Firefighters they command. These Battalion Chiefs answer directly to an Assistant Chief of the Department.
For the quickest emergency help from any Battalion 13 responder, always call: 9-1-1
To discuss an administrative issue or express concerns of a community-wide nature within the jurisdiction of Battalion 13, please contact the on-duty Battalion Chief: